IIT Prof Speaks at Orientation programme of Dept
of English, USTM
August 14, 2018: It was an enlightening
day of wisdom and knowledge for the students of
University of Science And Technology, Meghalaya,
as the Department of English organized an
Orientation Programme for the students on 13
August 2018. Professor Rohini Mokashi Punekar ,
from the department of English , IIT Guwahati
addressed the programme as the Chief Guest.
Prof. Punekar shared her experiences as a
litterateur and the various scopes and aspects
of literature and language in the present day
world. She said that just as the species of
animals are on a verge of extinction so are
several languages on extinction gradually. She
spoke of the several North-East Indian dialects
to prefer to study linguistic. Students were
made familiar with the procedures like
documentation of language in literature,
translation and various others. She exemplified
on the careers like that of linguist and the
translators . She emphasized on the importance
and relation of language with the tech world.
When technology progresses and the human life
accommodate itself to suit its technology, the
technology has linguistic term and relates to
language in the form of ICT (Information and
communication technology). She also spoke on the
different levels of working of the IITs towards
language and literature.
The IITG Prof praised the English Department of
USTM for their approaches towards language and
literature separately inculcating the love for
language and literature within their students.
The students of the University were highly
benefited through the interaction with such an
intellectual. The programme ended with a promise
by the department for such motivating programmes
in the near future for the students.