Itanagar: A team of high-ranking officials led by DoNER Secretary Dr Inderjit Singh visited the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) on Friday to take an overview of the development activities being taken up in the university, particularly the auditorium being constructed with a grant from the DoNER Ministry.
RGU Vice-Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha made a detailed presentation on the evolution and the current status of the Central varsity and shared with the visiting team the various academic, research and outreach programs that the university is undertaking.
He said that with the RGU being ranked among the top 100 universities in the country, the university has also prepared a long-term vision document for its expansion, with additional 7 new departments and four centers in the offing.
“While we have sought funds from the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) for assisting the university in its expansion, we also need the cooperation and support of the DoNER and the NEC so that RGU can deliver in its mandate to the state,” Prof Kushwaha said.
RGU Registrar Prof Tomo Riba also spoke during the interactions. Later, the DoNER Secretary inspected the 1,000-seater auditorium site and also interacted with students and members of the faculty.
Taking stock of the progress of the construction, he said that the DoNER was responsive to the needs of the university community and would always extend whatever assistance was possible.
He stressed that every grant is linked to timely delivery and to ensuring that quality of construction is of the highest order so that students can avail the benefits of whatever infrastructure that the Central and State governments can provide.
The secretary was accompanied by JK Sinha Jt Secretary DoNER, Saurabh Endly (Jt Secretary, Umesh Kumar, Director DoNER, Navin Kumar, Adviser NEC.
A team of officials of the state government comprising Secretary Planning N T Glow, Director Planning P Mishra and Deputy Director Planning Tage Haider also accompanied the officials, a press release informed.
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