Science and Technology Need HR for Economic Growth: Speaker

GUWAHATI, August 5: The Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Metbah Lyngdoh on Friday highlighted the vital role played by science and technology in the country’s economic roadmap.
Opening a two-day international conference on “Innovation in Management, Science and Technology” at Meghalaya University of Science and Technology (USTM), Lyngdoh said, “Science and technology is the need for a time for economic growth and such a conference will open new doors to research in emerging interdisciplinary fields.
The conference was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Electronics, USTM, in collaboration with the American Institute of Management and Technology (AIMT) and supported by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (USA).
A host of delegates and representatives from 15 countries are taking part in the conference, which will have up to 25 sessions. About 200 research papers will be presented in offline and online mode by Indian and foreign scholars.
The President also appreciated the initiatives taken by USTM, including attention to disadvantaged rural students, free tuition and reimbursement policy.
A souvenir was also presented by the delegates present on the occasion.
Deva D Sharma of the Global Knowledge Foundation (GKF), USA, said in her speech that the conference will provide scholars with an opportunity to network.
Meanwhile, a five-day national exhibition and seminar on plasma physics concluded at USTM on Friday with the participation of more than 1,000 students from 50 schools and colleges in the region under the guidance of scientists from the Department of atomic energy of the CPP-IPR.
Cabinet Minister James Sangma joined the farewell session as the main guest and presented certificates to the participating students.
Sangma also inaugurated the Salim Ali Biological Diversity Museum at USTM’s I-Block.

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