Book on effective of DIET in Nagaland released
Kohima, Feb. 17 (EMN): A book on ‘Effectiveness of District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) in Nagaland’ by Dr. Imkongsenla Longchar was released on Thursday in Kohima by the Director of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Dr. Chumchanbeni Kikon.
Speaking at the book release, Dr. Kikon dwelled on DIET and how it was envisioned in National Policy of Education in 1986. In Nagaland, there are eight DIET functioning centers offering various courses, which are institutionally visional with two years diploma training of teacher education programme to the Elementary Education. It also conducts training and seminars, provides tools, resources, syllabus, etc., to enhance quality education programmes, she stated.
With NEP 2020, DIET now has a greater role to play along with SCERT. One needs to re-professionalised in strengthening the quality of teachers, she said while adding that the book will be of great help to all.
Giving a book review, Professor, State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Dr. Zavise Rume opined that the book is about DIET and it was conceptualised to improve the education system in the state. It is a research-based book equipped with evidence and interviews. The author referred to 76 research-based books and five websites. He added that it is resourceful for both teachers and students.
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Dimapur Publishing Company, Dr. Hitoca said that writing a book is never an easy task. Having experienced publishing books, he lauded the author for writing a quality book and described her as a “good writer”. He further encouraged her to keep up her writing spirit and continue to enlighten the people.
The author, Dr. Imkongsenla Longchar informed that the book is an extension of her research thesis, she had done in Nagaland University. The book involved about four years of hard work and support from all quarters. There were times when things got rough and publication also got delayed due to the pandemic, she shared.
Longchar, who did her Master of Arts, B.Ed., PhD in Education, is currently serving as Assistant Professor in the department of Education, St. Joseph University, Dimapur. She dedicated her book to all the students and teachers.
Her book consists of five chapters, wherein varied topics have been discussed in detail. She informed that the first chapter talks about the history of education in Nagaland and the growth of elementary teacher education in the state. The other chapters include extensive plan and analysis of DIET in the state. It also provides major findings, recommendations, and suggestions.
She hopes that the book would be of great help to teachers and students as well as elementary teachers in particular.