In order to set up Centre for Advancement dedicated to the field of education and research in Assam, the state government decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australia-based Curtin University. The university would be actively participating in helping students undergo research and higher education. The MoU got signed between the Department of Higher (Technical) Education of the Assam government and Curtin University, in presence of visiting state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
According to an official release, “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.” In presence of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, the MoU got signed by Vice Chancellor of Curtin University Deborah Terry and Additional Chief Secretary (Education) of Assam Rajiv Kumar Bora. Along with this, the event saw signing of two more projects between the dignitaries, for the development of Higher Education and Research technology in Assam.
The release further added, “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 P K Goswami and Deborah Terry.”
The department is presently in collaboration with Curtin University for a project which is aimed in improving the quality of technical education in Assam, so that the students would not have to travel to other states for higher studies and research work due to lack of infrastructure in the state.