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75% colleges outside UGC Act
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, OCT 22 (NPN):
Published on 23 Oct. 2010 12:04 AM IST
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Out of 52 secular colleges in Nagaland - 14 government and 38 private colleges - only 13 colleges are covered under UGC Act and the rest outside the Act, as they did not fulfill even the minimum quality requirement.
And again out of those thirteen colleges only two private colleges, one Government College and Nagaland University have been accredited by National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) so far, Nagaland commissioner & secretary, higher & technical education F.P Solo today disclosed.
Gracing a two-day NAAC sponsored seminar on “best practices in higher education for quality management” at Patkai Christian College (PCC) here Friday, Solo said the figures spoke volume about Nagaland’s level of achievement in higher education, and further underscored the need work harder in order to catch up with the rest of the country and of the world. Academicians from across the state and region are participating in the two- day seminar.
Asserting that educational achievements have become crucial factor in determining the income levels of individual, the commissioner & secretary said education was the key to development of individuals and the society.
Laying emphasis on the theme, the commissioner& secy pointed out that “best practices” should be implemented not only once or twice a year but made them into integral part of one’s nature. Terming the seminar as “timely and a welcome step in the right direction,” Solo congratulated internal quality assurances cell (IQAC) of PCC for organizing the seminar and NAAC for sponsoring.
Earlier, PCC principal Hüsazü Epao, delivering welcome address, held the government responsible for variation created in management of higher education.
Calling the seminar “timely and appreciable,” the PPC principal said the coming together of principals, coordinators of colleges and universities should land up with fruitful conclusion, thereby strengthening the IQAC in higher educational institutions.
Meanwhile, the IQAC coordinator of PCC Dr. R.K Behra delivered the key note address. The inaugural was followed by two technical sessions, where paper presentation and discussion were conducted simultaneously.

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