Dimapur, March 1: Union Ministry of Education has agreed to upgrade all polytechnic institutes in Nagaland on the condition that proposals (DPR) for the same must be submitted to the Ministry within 15 days.
This decision was arrived after a PDA delegation meet chairman of All India Council Technical Education (AICTE), Professor Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe and Education Ministry official at New Delhi on Wednesday. The delegation consisted of Temjen Imnalong, Minister for Higher Education & Tribal Affairs; Tongpang Ozukum, Minister for Housing & Mech and Medo Yokha, Advisor for Higher TE & Election.
In the meeting, the PDA delegation had highlighted the State’s Higher & Technical Education Department requirements and problems and appealed the Ministry for consideration of the State’s proposal and also any other scheme under the Ministry which are not availed by the State, informed a press release issued by the PRO (IPR), Nagaland House, New Delhi.
The release informed that the Ministry officials agreed to sanction 5 more hostel for polytechnic institute in the State and also up-gradation of modern laboratories and IT equipments for all polytechnic institutes in the Nagaland with the condition that the proposals (DPR) must be submitted within 15 days to the Ministry.
On the issue of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) in the State, the AICTE chairman agreed to strongly recommend to the Ministry of Education for establishment of NITTTR in Nagaland.
In the meeting the officials present were vice-chairman AICTE, MP Poonia, member secretary Rajive Kumar and other important officers of the Ministry. (Page News Service)