Play a positive role in shaping the future of students: Gov tells varsities

Play a positive role in shaping the future of students: Gov tells varsities
P.B. Acharya with vice chancellors of universities, college principals and others at Raj Bhavan. (PRO)
DIMAPUR, MAY 20 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/20/2019 10:59:11 AM IST

Observing that the State’s youth have a craze and hunger for education, Nagaland Governor PB Acharya urged universities to play a positive and dominant role in shaping the future of the students and act as centres of development. 

Acharya was addressing a meeting with vice chancellors of all universities in Nagaland, principals of various colleges, officers from school education and higher education department and vice chancellor Nitte University, Mangaluru at the conference hall of Raj Bhavan here on Monday.

Stating that the ultimate aim of education was to strengthen the society, Acharya called on the educational institutions to analyse on improving the education system in the State to further improve and empower students so as to enable them to compete with others. When they come out of colleges and universities, they should be an asset to the society, able to stand on their feet and make the economy of the State strong, he added. 

The governor announced that Nitte Medical University, Alva’s Education Foundation and Moodlakatte Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Indian National Fellowship Centre, has offered a total number of 129 concessional seats in their institutions. 

He said seats will be available in various courses, including nursing, engineering, MBA, pharmacy, journalism, degree courses, masters degree courses and physiotherapy for students of the Northeast, particularly Nagaland. He added that the details of admission and other information will be announced shortly.

Acharya also encouraged the colleges and universities in the State to partner with other educational institutions of the country and conduct various programmes for the benefit of the students and the purpose of national integration.

Nitte University vice-chancellor Prof Dr SK Bhandary gave a brief power point presentation on the courses and various activities and achievements on the university during the meeting.

The meeting was also attended by school education department principal secretary Menukhol John and commissioner & secretary to governor Dinesh Kumar. This was stated by in a press release by the PRO to governor. 


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