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CISR renames regional research laboratories (The Sentinel,27.04.2007)

From a Correspondent
JORHAT, April 26: The Central Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (CISR) has renamed all the five regional research laboratories in the country under it in a bid to give them a more national image and specific direction and orientation of expertise. The one here is to be henceforth known as the North-East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST).

Need for a new engineering college-Dr Gayatri Gogoi,The Assam Tribune,13.04.2007

Education and progress of the nation are directly proportional to each other. The primary education is a base and higher education is a vehicle to march forward. Education research and invention are some of the principal milestones of modern civilization. The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) has prepared very important crucial notes in November 2006 after extensive consultation with experts in the field of education from India and abroad. They have done a thorough study on the entire education system in India and its strengths and weaknesses.

Ripun for new SSA funding pattern

GUWAHATI, April 11: The State Government has urged the Centre to reconsider the current pattern of Sarba Siksha Abhijan (SSA) funding and extension of the SSA programme for another five years for Asom. The State Government suggested the extension of the SSA up to 2015, which is scheduled to expire in 2010. A suggestion in this regard has been made by Asom Education Minister Ripun Bora at the concluding day of the two-day meeting of all education ministers at New Delhi.