GUWAHATI: In giving new momentum to the academic progress of the state, the Majuli University of Culture at Bongaon in Majuli’s academic programme was inaugurated by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday.
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 ready. The University which has already received the degree-awarding authority from the University Grants Commission (UGC) would award degree in Masters of Arts in Assamese and other indigenous languages of North East 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 certification course in Mising Language.
The admission process has been completed and one hundred six students were admitted to different courses of study.
Sonowal said that Majuli University of Culture will have to take the lead in showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the state on the global stage. “This University of Culture set up in Majuli which is the epicenter 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 the state government would extend all possible cooperation to the University for creating a niche in delivering higher education,” he said.
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. On this occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal also announced a financial grant of Rs. 10 lakh to Pub Majuli College.