Bhutan college team visits Gauhati University
A team of 16 students and three teachers from Sherubtse College under the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) visited Gauhati University from May 9 to 11. The team led by Dr Yezer, Dean of Student Affairs and senior faculty member of the Geography Department, Sherubtse College, arrived at the Gauhati University on May 9 with a mission to establish lasting friendship between Bhutan and Assam, and sign academic collaboration and sports-cultural exchange pacts between these two institutes. The team was accompanied by two more teachers - Dr Jas Raj Subba of the Physical Science Department, and Pema Tshering of the Computer Science and Mathematics Department.
During their stay in the University, the team visited various departments and interacted with faculties and students about the educational systems and other issues related to Bhutan and India in general and the institutions in particular.
Gauhati University Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika formally welcomed them to Assam and the Gauhati University and spoke about the academic dimensions of the University including its potential in teaching and research. He called upon them to send deserving students from Bhutan to the Gauhati University for masters degree and doctoral programmes in various subjects.
A Terms of Reference (ToR) was signed at the end of the meeting between the Gauhati University and Sherubtse College, RUB, for undertaking collaborative academic activities in the areas of mutual interest and sports and cultural exchange between the students of both the institutions.
A cultural evening was also organised during the visit of the Bhutanese team. The members of the Bhutanese team presented seven items, including a mask dance while the Gauhati University student team presented four items, which included a Bihu dance performance.
On May 11, the team was taken out for a tour of Guwahati city under the guidance of Koncheng Buragohain and Krishna Das, research scholars of the Geography Department, Gauhati University.