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Higher Education Department Nagaland, Kohima, Nagaland


Higher Education Department Nagaland, Kohima, Nagaland
Nagaland, India

Higher Education Department Nagaland, Kohima Nagaland is a State Authority under the control of State Government. Higher Education Department Nagaland, Kohima Nagaland is also known as Directorate of Higher Education Nagaland, Kohima.
Higher Education Department Nagaland is situated in Kohima of Nagaland state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Contact Person(s) of the Higher Education Department Nagaland, Kohima Nagaland is (are): Mr.F.PSolo, Commissioner & Secretary.

email ID(s) is Higher Education Department Nagaland Kohima Nagaland

Website of Higher Education Department Nagaland, Kohima Nagaland is http://www.highereducationngl.in.

Contact Details of Higher Education Department Nagaland, Kohima Nagaland are : Smti Chubainla Jamir, Director. Phone :0370-2271020
Smti Rokono keyho, OSD (Research). Phone:0370-2271025

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Touching upon Higher Education department in the state, the minister said higher education was the agency through which one could have a strong foundation of education and stated that Higher Education department came into being only in 1983, though the first college (Fazl Ali College Mokokchung) was established in 1959. The minister revealed that Higher Education department during the span of 27 years, there are already 52 secular colleges in, including KROS College and 24 Theological colleges within a short span of years in the state and informed that every year three new colleges are established. He also said that the state government has taken over 14 colleges in state “under compulsion and local situations” and rest 38 college are private run colleges in state.
The minister also said National Policy on Education focused for greater excess than inclusive of value based education and pointed out that Nagaland Gross Enrollment Ration (GER) during the 10th Five year plan was very at 5% as against the target at 10 % and during 11th Five year plan target at 15 %. He disclosed that Nagaland's GER was little over 5 % and admitted in the coming five years.

The Higher & Technical Education was a part of the erstwhile Department of Education.With effect from 1st May, 1983, a separate Department was formed for Higher & Technical Education. Later on, the Technical Education was detached from Higher Education from 1st October,2004. Vide Govt’s letter No.AR-15/1/85 Dt.27.11.2008, an office memorandum was issued to merge back the Technical Education with Higher Education. However, following the letter No.CMN/71(A) ITTE/2009 Dt.15.01.2009, the proposal merger has not taken place so far at the Directorate level.

The Department of Higher Education is responsible for evolving general policy for Higher Education in the State. Therefore, it liaises in this regard with Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education. The Department is concerned with perspective planning and policy formulation for Collegiate Education. For this the Department co-ordinates and consults the University Grants Commission, the Nagaland University and other Universities in the country

State Education Committee – The State Education Committee (SEC) is the highest policy making body of the Department. The SEC consist of the Minister of Higher Education as the Chairman, the Commissioner, Higher Education as the Secretary and the Director, Higher Education as member. The other members are drawn from Finance,School Education,Planning,SCERT & Technical Education . Apart from the distribution of Grants in Aid to Private Colleges and recognized Theological Colleges, matters relating to grant of No Objection Certificates to open Private Secular Colleges, permission to open Theological Colleges and other important policy matters are decided by the SEC.

Grant-in-aid scheme-
In Nagaland, there are 51 Colleges (total 52 college after establishment of Cros College Kohima), out of which 38 (now 39) are under private management. Out of about 29,000 College students enrolled during 2009-10, the private colleges cater to the educational needs of nearly 20,000 students. Through the grant-in aid scheme, financial assistance is extended to them as well as to the Theological Colleges. Colleges are given aid annually according to their enrolment, performance in the University exams and other yardsticks. Activities of student bodies in the form of conferences, seminars and workshops are patronized through this scheme. on rare occasion, even individuals who are involved in the promotion of education are also covered under this scheme depending on the availability of fund. From 2009-10, the amount has been increased from 1.65 lakhs to 2.65 lakhs.

The total budget of the Department of Higher Education during 2009-10 is Rs.3862.48 lakhs. Out of this Rs.1196.00 lakhs is under Plan and Rs.2666.48 Lakhs is under Non – Plan.
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