Bhattadev University launched Ph.D programme in six disciplines, including Assamese, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, Mathematics and Zoology, to mark the celebration of National Science Day on Sunday.

The Ph.D programme was formally launched in the university premises at Pathsala, the headquarters of Bajali district, by Prof. Mihir Kanti Choudhury, the advisor to education, Assam government, who was present as the chief guest.

In his inaugural speech, Prof. Choudhury paid tributes to Sir C. V. Raman on the occasion of National Science Day and called upon young researchers to imbibe his dedication, perseverance and confidence in research.

He also advised the scholars to emphasize more on qualitative research rather than quantitative aspects.

Choudhury urged the scholars to make optimum use of the available academic and infrastructural facilities of the university to carry out their research work.

He also advised the scholars to emphasize more on the ethical aspects of research like staying away from plagiarism.

In the next interactive segment of his speech, Prof. Choudhury dealt at length on the main thrusts of New Education Policy, 2020 highlighting its implementation aspects.

The Vice-Chancellor of Bhattadev University, Prof. Birinchi Kr. Das chaired the programme.

Prof. Das interacted with the invited guests over different plans for the newly introduced Ph.D programme at the university.

Sasanka Talukdar

Sasanka Talukdar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Pathsala. He can be reached at: