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Nagaland to lose IIMC to Mizoram
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Nov 19(NPN):
Published on 20 Nov. 2010 1:23 AM IST
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Nagaland lost the medical college to Manipur and then Meghalaya and Agriculture University to Manipur despite having had a head start. The latest is the Indian Institute of Mass Communication(IIMC) branch, the foundation stone of which was laid by then union minister for I & B Mr.P.A.Sangma during 1995.
Former information and broadcasting Minister P. A. Sangma had laid the foundation stone of the institute at Dimapur during the tenure of the Narasimha Rao regime and accordingly State Government under the Congress government headed by S.C.Jamir allotted land for the purpose at Old Dairy Farm near Purana Bazar.
Now, it appears that the proposed IIMC in Dimapur, Nagaland is all but going to be relegated to the pages of history as the medical college and agriculture university. The IIMC for the north east is going to be shifted to Mizoram and indications are that the proposal will come through.
This was made amply clear when union minister for I& B Ambika Soni told editors and media in Guwahati recently that the proposal to establish the regional centre of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in Mizoram would enable the North East to become the new ‘Information Hub’ for the journalistic excellence.
It may be recalled that then union home Minister L. K. Advani has assured the Nagaland Government of taking up personally the proposed project of establishing a branch of IIMC in the State with the ministry concerned.

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