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July 27, 2009

The Regional Institute of Science and Technology (RIST)

GUWAHATI, July 27 – The Regional Institute of Science and Technology (RIST) was inaugurated on Monday at Techno City, Baridua in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya by the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr DD Lapang.

“I am confident that the area will see faster development because of the college being set up here. There will be better roads, better electricity supply, better transport system and growth of business in the area. In that context, I expect RIST to act as a catalyst for development and for providing direct and indirect employment to the people here,” said Lapang while speaking on the occasion.

“Our Government is aware of the importance of higher education and technology in the region. Hence, we are according top priority to the development of educational institutions and establishment of training and research centres so that our State does not lag behind,” he added.

AT Mondal, Minister, IT, Science & Technology, Meghalaya, TG Baruah, Chairman of The Assam Tribune Group of Publications, L Diengdoh, DC, Ri Bhoi district, KN Hazarika, CMD, NEDFi, Prof PC Bhattacharyya, Director, RIST and M Hoque, Chairman, ERD Foundation were present on the occasion.

RIST is situated on a picturesque hill in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya, well connected to the National Highway. It is just a few minutes’ drive from Guwahati, the nerve centre of the North East. The distance from the Assam capital, Dispur is only 6 km.

RIST is a unique model of education, research and development set up to make the region vibrant with technology. “Administered by Education Research & Development Foundation (ERDF) and compliant to the norms of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), RIST strives to emulate an academic culture that compares well with its high quality counterparts elsewhere in the country. ERDF has already earned a good name for the high quality of knowledge imparted by the institutions run by it and RIST will be no exception to this,” said M Hoque, Chairman of ERDF. The people of Killing and nearby villages presented a colourful cultural programme on the occasion. SOURCe: ASSAM TRIBUNE

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