Takshila Institute Dimapur branch, an initiative of Livingstone Institute of Higher Learning was inaugurated on Thursday at Livingstone Foundation Higher Secondary School (LFHSS) campus with Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) senior manager Khekiho Yeptho as chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Yeptho said inauguration of the institute was a fulfillment of the need of the hour in the state. Asserting that the country still followed the pattern of parents guiding children in choosing a career path, Yeptho said it was now time the students needed to be clear in their vision and what they want for a career.
Yeptho also advised the students not only to cluster for jobs within the state but to venture outside and built their careers.
Stating that institute had a moral responsibility in guiding the students, he urged the faculty and the staff to be responsible in steering the students in the right direction.
The centre director for Takshila Nagaland Dr. G.C. Baruah while speaking on the scope for IIT-JEE/medical students of Nagaland said the institute was mainly opened to keep pace with the competitive world.
He said number of students procuring seats in various engineering colleges from the northeast was few and attributed it to lack of zeal among the students. Baruah urged for inculcating a positive mental attitude to succeed and said the Takshila institute was an agency to boost such attitude among the students.
He also assured of providing best services so that students would be eligible to procure seats in the finest institutes and colleges in the country. Highlighting an overview of the institute, regional coordinator to Takshila institution, New Delhi Levi E. Katy said the institute was the first of its kind in the northeast and had branches all over India.
The courses in the institute are mainly designed for students in the science stream interested in pursuing engineering and medical streams.
Takshila institute was also rated among the top five institutes in India during the year 2010 for grooming students successfully in IIT-JEE and medical entrance examinations. The institute has scientifically designed various programmes to suit individuals.
Stating that the institute had strong academic panel with well known lecturers and officials, Levi said Takshila would groom the students for various entrance examinations and career-oriented programmes after class 12.
The various courses at Takshila include a crash course which is a result oriented 240 hours intensive programme which would commence on March and especially designed for AIEEE/DCE/PMT examination for Rs.12,000, a 1 and 2 year weekend programme for IIT-JEE generally prescribed for ultimate result in IIT-JEE for students of Class 11 and 12 for Rs.28,000, a two year integrated IIT-JEE/PMT program for class 11 students which would commence in April/May/June/July/August batch wise for Rs.52,000, a 1 year integrated IIT-JEE/PMT program for class 12 students for Rs.70,000 and a 1 year regular course for IIT-JEE/PMT for class 12 pass students which would commence in the month of June/July/August/September/October batch wise and intensive classes will be conducted 4 days in a week with 3 hours teaching each day.
Some benefits of being a part of Takshila-Dimapur centre include enhancement of board results with the intensive coaching provided by trained and qualified faculty, transport facility for dropping, promoting students who excel in their field would also be sent to Delhi for more intensive training at no extra cost, the classes would be conducted after school hours for students of class 11 and 12 and scholarships would also be provided to students with excellent academic results.