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SCERT signs MoU with GCC
Correspondent KOHIMA, SEPT 10 (NPN):
Published on 11 Sep. 2010 12:57 AM IST
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State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the six institutions from different parts of the country through Gateway Career Consultancy, Dimapur.
The tri-partite MoU was formally signed at the SCERT Conference Hall where commissioner & secretary education Mhathung Kithan and director SCERT Vipralhou Kesiezie represented Nagaland government with Debasish Dutta on behalf of Gateway Career Consultancy and representatives from Flying Cats- The complete airhostess training school, Kolkata, Global Retail School (GRS), Kolkata, Heritage Institute of Hotel & Tourism (HIHTI), Agra & Shimla, VLCC Institute of Beauty, Health & Management, Kolkata, Institute of Hotel & Restaurant Management (IGRM), Kolkata and ICL Group of College (Indian Cal-liberation Limited) signed on behalf of their respective institutions. The six institutions have signed MoU with Gateway Career Consultancy, Dimapur as their official education and admission counselor for Nagaland.
As per the MoU, the different technical and professional institutions have agreed to provide vocational and career counseling to the students of the state in collaboration with the SCERT at Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode and at free of cost while also maintaining transparency.
It will also provide free counseling on one-to-one basis for students and take full responsibility of the student’s right from institution selection to admission of the students and also ensure job placement after course completion.
It was also agreed that no service free would be charged from either the SCERT or the students wishing to join the institutes and that it would join and participate in career guidance programme organized by SCERT in any part of the state and provide necessary information related to the institutes if required by SCERT.
SCERT would also provide vocational guidance and counseling cell under it with assistance from the different institutes which agreed to provide necessary resource support to SCERT. The institutes have also agreed to grant certain amount of concession or scholarship for the students who have been nominated by the SCERT.
The institutes shall also be responsible for the students-- admission to the course, hostel, opportunities, privileges and welfare and shall act as guardian during the course of study and inform the parents about their (students) performance and wellbeing in the institutes.
Addressing the function, Mhathung Kithan said that Nagaland was progressing but like any other NE states, still had a long way to go. He said many have not been able to take the opportunity of job explosion because of the lack of career counseling and expressed hope that the signing of the MoU help the youth.
Vipralhou Kesiezie who chaired the function, in his introductory speech, said that the SCERT has been providing career guidance and counseling programme to disseminate especially the new emerging areas to the students. He revealed that the SCERT has introduced psychological test which received enormous encouragement from schools and colleges. He was optimistic that the new PPP would deliver the goods.

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