GUWAHATI: North East Graduate Congress (NEGC)—the most acclaimed flagship programme patronized by ERD Foundation will commence in the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) for the fifth time from 16 to 18 February 2018 with an expected participation of more than 10 thousand students from about 500 colleges across the North East, according to a USTM communique.
Attractive awards including two wheelers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and cash prizes will be given to the winners of different competitions. Prof. Ved Prakash, former Chairman of University Grants Commission will grace the Congress and deliver the Keynote Address while renowned author, entrepreneur and youth expert Rashmi Bansal and reputed motivational trainer Thomas John Rose are going to address different sessions, apart from other dignitaries.
The Chancellor USTM and chairman ERD Foundation Mahbubul Hoque stated that Pranab Mukherjee, the former President of India has shown his interest to attend the congress during a meeting with the Chancellor recently in New Delhi.
NEGC is a unique confluence of students’ community of undergraduate level assembling in a single and massive platform held every year under the aegis of USTM in association with RIST (Regional Institute of Science and Technology). The main thrust of NEGC is to facilitate the aspiring and budding youth to have direct interactive sessions with renowned academicians, educationists, industrialists and entrepreneurs of national and international repute in a single platform enabling them to shape and mould their career to befit the emerging needs of modern technologies and move towards new horizons for a self reliant and developed India.
The sessions will include Personality Development & Soft Skills, Competitive Examinations, Youth and Entrepreneurship and Panel Discussion on “Youth, Politics and Corruption”. Among different competition Debate Competition and “Best Graduate Competition” are one the major attraction along with Quiz and photography competitions. The topic of the debate competition of NEGC 2018 is “GST is the Instrument of Economic Growth”.
Like every year various sports and cultural competitions are also being organized during the mega event. The sports competitions include football, volleyball, badminton, kabaddi and carrom. Among which Football and Kabaddi are introduced this year based on the demand of the students.
Preparations for the 5th NEGC 2018 at USTM are going on in full swing. All students studying in graduation level can participate in NEGC. Teacher or Coordinator from different college or institution will select the students and forward the names to the organizers. All participants attending the Congress are required to fill a registration form and submit to the Organizing Secretary, NEGC on or before 30 January 2018. All the students will be awarded Certificate of Participation. For details, interested participants can log on to www.ustm.ac.in or contact 0361-2895030 or 9954708001.
USTM is the first private university in North East India situated in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya bordering Assam. The University is the dream project of ERD Foundation and has already laid its mark through its continuous improvement in academic excellence, research activities, extra-curricular activities, international seminars, workshops, faculty exchange program, students’ exchange program. RIST, the co-organizer of the event, is an engineering college par excellence promoted by the same Foundation.