New Delhi: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) will set the syllabus of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Co-operative Management in Assam. It is the first of its kind co-operative management university, which is to be set up by the state government on a 250-bigha plot in Sibsagar district of Upper Assam.
As per sources, the state government will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIM Ahmedabad for devising the course of the university. Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of Assam, on Saturday i.e. January 1, 2011, said that a team of professors from the IIM visited Assam, recently, and has discussed the various types of management courses that can be offered by the university.
Furthermore, he informed that this university will strengthen co-operative movements in the region. He said that new courses will be introduced. He also added that the government will also set up a Small and Marginal Farmers Development Corporation to provide incentives and skill upgradation.
Mr Gogoi has announced many new schemes in the election year 2011. He added that the state government will set up a rehabilitation authority for erosion-affected people. He also said that as Arunachal Pradesh is opposing setting up of a Northeastern Water Resources Authority (NEWRA), they have decided to set up the Assam Water Resources Management Authority for taming the annual floods in the state.
Besides, the Union Cabinet has approved the construction of Dhubri-Phulbari Bridge over river Brahmaputra. The chief minister also announced the setting up of a new Employment Generation and Skill Development Corporation and creation of 15 new sub-divisions. In addition, the state government has decided to set up old age and orphan homes in all district headquarters, while a special care home will be established for HIV-affected children.