Our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh: The foundation of a multipurpose auditorium-cum-Student Utilities Complex at Dibrugarh University (DU) campus was ceremoniously laid by Utpal Bora, CMD, OIL, in presence of Professor L K Nath, Vice-Chancellor (i/c), D. U, Pranjit Deka, RCE, OIL, Dr H C Mahanta, Registrar, DU and other dignitaries from OIL and DU recently.
While CMD, OIL, Utpal Bora, assured commitment from OIL for continued support to the university, he also suggested that the university might approach OIL to be a Technical Incubation Centre to set up Start-up units in the Northeast. Speaking on the occasion, Prof LK Nath thanked OIL for the contribution and appreciated the initiatives taken under CSR.
OIL has contributed an amount of Rs 3 crore under CSR towards the construction of the 300-seating capacity multipurpose auditorium-cum-Student Utilities Complex.
In this regard, All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has also played an important role. Over the years, in Dibrugarh University the intake of students under the old and new branches of schools of learning has increased manifold. The same has resulted in huge constraints while accommodating all the students under a single roof. The newly-constructed auditorium will provide an indoor venue for holding conferences, educational and cultural programmes for a large number of students of the university at a time.
Over the years, under the industry-academia interface, OIL has contributed towards the academic excellence of the institute by collaborating in broad areas like research and development and promoting education under various streams.