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Dept of Education signs MoU with Aussie University

The Department of Higher (Technical) Education, of Assam government has signed three MoUs with Curtin University, Australia at Perth on Tuesday in presence of Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi. 

The Department is already in collaboration with Curtin University for a project on improving the quality of technical education in Assam. While this project is in progress, the Department and Curtin University have further extended the collaborative efforts by way of signing of these projects. 

In a major thrust for improvement of research capacity of the technical institutions of the State, an agreement has been signed for a Collaborative Programme of Research and Research Training under which a Centre for Advancement in Education and Research will be set up in Assam with active participation of Curtin University. 

The MoU in this regard has been signed by Prof Deborah Terry, Vice Chancellor of Curtin University and Rajiv Kumar Bora, Additional Chief Secretary, Education, Govt of Assam in presence of Chief Minister Gogoi. 

Two more additional projects which complement the ongoing project titled Improvement of Quality of Higher Education & Research in Assam have also been signed in presence of the Chief Minister and visiting project team. 

The MoUs for these two projects titled Engineering Foundation Year Consultation Laboratory Setup and International Education Experience and Academic and Technical Staff are signed by the Vice Chancellor of Assam Science and Technology University, Prof P K Goswami and Prof Deborah Terry. 

Under the project of Engineering Foundation Year Consultation Laboratory Setup, an international standard workshop will be organized in Assam to initiate the engineering students to various disciplines of engineering courses. The other project will facilitate 15 persons from Assam to get international educational experience at Curtin University for teaching and learning methods and research works. The signing of the MoUs is followed by review workshop on the already implemented project on quality improvement in technical education. This collaboration has been considered as a major thrust for the improvement of technical education in Assam.

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