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Shillong Polytechnic celebrates 50 yrs of existence

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Shillong Polytechnic was established in October 1965 under the composite State of Assam with only one branch of study, civil engineering. Initially, the institute started from the Tribal Research Institute Building at Mawlai, near Gaushala.

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SHILLONG, May 22: Shillong Polytechnic, a premier government technical institute of the State, today kickstarted its Golden Jubilee celebration at a grand function held at the institute.

The programme was attended by Deputy Chief Minister (in charge education) Prof. R C Laloo as the chief guest and principal secretary, education, PK Srivastava as the guest of honour. Also present were local MLA and alumni, Embhahlang Syiemlieh, Commissioner & Secretary, Education, DP Wahlang, MDC of Umsning and alumni, Donkupar Sumer, Chairperson, MPSC, L R Sangma, Director, Higher & Technical Education, C P Gotmare, officials from the government departments and members of Dorbar Shnong.

Congratulating the institute on this milestone achievement, Prof Laloo said that maintaining the standard and quality of education that is sought from a technical institute needs an energetic and qualified faculty. He said that the vision of the predecessors to start this institution is to produce technicians at the supervisory level to meet the requirement of technical manpower in various fields of development like roads, buildings, energy generation, communication and others and so it is the duty and responsibility of the present generation to elevate that vision to greater heights. Expressing satisfaction that this institute has endeavoured to instill in its students the love for excellence, he urged upon the teachers to be updated with the ever changing world of science and technology so that the students are at par with the rest of the country. He also encouraged the students to devote their time and energy in studies so that they can overcome the challenges of achieving excellence.

PK Srivastava, in his speech, said that fifty years of successful existence signifies what the institute has achieved adding that everyone, right from government functiories to the local representative have work hard in partnership to ensure the growth of the institute. Stressing on the six principles which contributes to the growth of the institution, i.e., discipline, diligence, intelligence, innovation, creativity and passion, Srivastava called upon the faculty members and students to ensure that positive changes and improvements take place in the institute.

Others who spoke on the occasion included the Commissioner & Secretary, Education, DP Wahlang and local MLA Embhahlang Syiemlieh.

Shillong Polytechnic was established in October 1965 under the composite State of Assam with only one branch of study, civil engineering. Initially, the institute started from the Tribal Research Institute Building at Mawlai, near Gaushala.

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