Tripura University, which is among the very few central universities in the country, is going to introduce courses in regional languages like Kokbarak, Mizo, Garo, Adi and Angami from this session onwards. The university has also announced that it has decided to keep 15 percent seats reserved for students applying from neighborhood countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal.
Governor of Tripura PB Achariya commended the vice chancellor of Tripura University, Anjan Kumar Ghosh in a letter and appreciated his initiative which would help in bring harmony and peace among the neighboring nations. The letter mentioned that the Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi had previously said that the progress of the country is only possible if Northeastern region of the country progresses. This is a major step taken by one such northeastern state which would help improve the relations with our neighboring countries.
Acharya in his letter written to the VC, A K Ghosh, said, “Tripura University has taken the first initiative to introduce courses our regional languages and keep reserve seats for the students from neighboring countries. It is a suitable initiative, which is well-matched with Look-East Act-East policy of the country.”
The Governor is also the ‘Rector Visitor’ of the university and has recommended the university to take measures to initiate exchange programmes with universities of Bangladesh, Myanmar and China that can help building stronger ties between the countries. In a recently made statement the VC of Tripura University had said that presently there are 4 Bangladeshi students in the university and it has got 20 more names of students registered for 2015-16 session, which is certainly a positive sign.
Presently the university conducts 34 departments in its campus. From this academic session onwards it would introduce Bachelor’s degree and diploma courses through vocational studies in rubber technology and video production. These programmes would be run by the collaboration of National Skill Development Corporation and Tripura Government.