In order to develop the higher education section in the state, Assam government has joined hands with Australia based Curtin University. The Assam Government has released a press release where it has notified that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Curtin University, so that the higher education in the state could get improved. In fields like technical education and research it would turn out to be a significant milestone in the state.
According to the release, “Under the partnership, Curtin University will work collaboratively with the Department of Education and Assam Science and Technology University in developing and implementing the world class Washington Accord accredited programme to improve the level of technology, education and research in the state.”
In order to carry forward the collaborative and comprehensive studies in the field of science and technology, the Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has assured full support and co-operation from the government’s end. He has extended support chairing the meeting in his cabinet.
In the press statement it pointed out, “He (Gogoi) also advised the Education Department to leave no stone unturned to extend the parameters of the agreement in the areas of gap analysis, curriculum and other services to facilitate paradigm shift in the higher education sector.”
For sustainable development of the state Gogoi has also asked to incorporate agriculture and other natural resources within the ambit of the study with help from the Curtin University. It would be beneficial for both students and scholars learning in the university and conducting research work.