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Technology should be developed to serve the society, Dr Saikia



While addressing a gathering of more than 700 budding engineering students of Regional Institute of Science and Technology, (RIST) 9th Mile on the occasion of FRESHERS’ SOCIAL-2016, Dr Dhrubhajyoti Saikia, the Vice Chancellor of Cotton College State University said that the engineering technology should be mainly developed to solve the problems of the society especially that of the rural areas. About 300 odd newly admitted students were welcome in the occasion by the management, faculty and senior students of RIST.RIST, an engineering college with a difference, affiliated to the prestigious North Eastern Hill University Shillong and approved by AICTE, New Delhi and sponsored by ERD Foundation, Guwahati offering courses in five core branches of engineering. Mentioning various aspects of science and technology, Dr Saikia, who was the Chief Guest in the function, said every student of science should imagine the problems in and around our society which is the basis of development of all technologies. He expressed his concerned over the fact that the students pursuing their higher studies with science stream is much less compared to others and it is the need of the hour to encourage more and more students to opt for their higher studies with science stream and they should be provided with the adequate facilities so that they can come up with new and innovative research finding which can be utilized to solve the problems of the human society.
Dr H.K Barua, a renowned structural engineer of the region and Director, Academics of RIST, while welcoming the new comers said that the students who have come to this institute have got four long years in front of them and they should utilize these precious years of their stay in the institute and work hard to make them employable by the industries. He expressed satisfaction over the brilliant team of faculty members who are guided by large numbers of eminent and senior professors of the institute who are dedicating their efforts for imparting a high standard of technical education to the students.
Dr N.K Choudhury, the former Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University and the principal advisor of ERD Foundation, Guwahati, while addressing the gathering said that the students who have taken admission in to this institute will get all the facilities at par with the top institute of the country and they should leave no stone unturned to make them asset for the society. He welcomed all the newly admitted students and wished them a bright career ahead.
Ms Rashni Hira, a student of Computer Science and Engineering 1st semester who was awarded with MiSS FRESHER-2016 and Mr Diptanu Deb, a student of Civil Engineering first semester was awarded with MR. FRESHER-2016 and MR Sanjay Zakuma was awarded with SMART FRESHER AWARD-2016.
The day long programme blended with a large number of brilliant performances by the freshers finally concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr U.K Sarma, Executive Director, RIST



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