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5 more ITIs in the pipeline
Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 15 (NPN):
Published on 16 Oct. 2010 5:33 PM IST
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Establishment of five new Polytechnic institutes are in the pipeline in the state, to be set up in different districts for which the department of higher education was vigorously expediting the implementation of the proposals.
Additional director and HoD employment and craftsmen training, M. Sangtam revealed this while addressing the 1st General Conference of the All Nagaland Industrial Training Institute Teaching Staff Association (ANITITSA) as chief guest here at the conference hall Japfu Hotel Friday.
“The need of the hour is quality training for the poor and down trodden and the lack of skilled education for the poor and the down trodden,” he said.
He attributed the large number of unemployment among the youth and Below Poverty Line (BPL) to lack of skilled laborers and school dropouts.
Sangtam also said that the role of every instructor was crucial and expressed the hope that the instructors would play their roles and give their best.
Deputy director, technical education, Er. Vipulhou Lhoungu who presented a power point presentation, revealed that the state presently has only three polytechnics under the Technical Education Directorate offering 10 different courses with intake capacity of 300 students annually.
The state has presently one Engineering College with four-year degree course under the Nagaland University offering six different courses, National Institutes of Technologies (NIT), Dimapur offering three different courses which is functioning temporarily at Silchar campus and also the Carver Aviation for Pilots training to be set up at Dimapur which would be job oriented programme and expected to be functioning in the next academic session.
Lhoungu said that the technical education in the state which has completed 38 years was still behind other states in the country. For the last 30 years or more, he said the state government could not give proper attention to the department in the form of allocation of fund which adversely affected impartation of quality Technical Education in the state to a great extent.
Further, he pointed out that the Technical Education Directorate currently manned by 15 regular staff with little available resources was trying to give the best services to the people.
He said the Technical Education Directorate was also in the process of getting accredited under the National Board of Accreditation which was mandatory for all Technical Institutions in the country.

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