GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today ceremoniously inaugurated the academic programme of Majuli University of Culture at Bongaon in Majuli.
The academic session of the university would be conducted in Pub Majuli College where classes of the university would be held till its permanent campus becomes operational.
The university which has already received the degree awarding authority from the University Grants Commission would award degree in Masters of Arts in Assamese and other indigenous languages of Northeast India, History, one-year PG Diploma in Manuscript Studies, PG Diploma in Heritage Studies and Conservation, one-year PG Diploma in Yoga and Physical Health, one-year PG Diploma in Mask Making and Sculpture and six-month certificate course in Mising Language.
Admission process has been completed and 106 students were enrolled in different courses.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said Majuli University of Culture will have to take the lead in showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the state at the global stage. This University of Culture set up in Majuli which is the epicentre of the pious cultural and spiritual heritage of the state will be in a position to take the culture of the state altogether to a great height as state government would extend all possible cooperation to the university for creating a niche in delivering higher education.
Sonowal asked the enrolled students to take special interests to pursue their curricular activities and take the island district transcending all boundaries. He also said the university has to be the path finder in creating new patronage of Majuli’s mask making culture along with other facets of the district.
He said that the University of Culture, Majuli would be built in synergy with the inherent beauty of the river island. He also said the permanent building to be constructed would also represent Majuli in its undiluted form.
Sonowal also announced a financial grant of Rs. 10 lakh to Pub Majuli College.
With state assembly elections likely in March-April, Sonowal, his cabinet colleague Himanta Biswa Sarma and Bodoland Territorial Council chief Promod Boro have been on an inauguration spree over the past month. Sources said some of the inaugurations have been done even before the infrastructure become ready for operation because the Election Commission of India is expected to notify the polls by mid-February.
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