GOUN to launch more job oriented courses
DIMAPUR, JANUARY 23
The Global Open University, Nagaland, the only self/externally funded State University in the state has decided to launch more employment centric vocational and job oriented Certificate, Diploma and Degree level programmes during the Calendar Year 2014 with a view to solve the socio-economic problems relating to unemployment, poverty, pollution, etc. growing all over the country in general and in Nagaland in particular. Announcing the set of action plans for the coming ten years (2014-2024), the Registrar-cum-Director of the University, Dr Imotemsu Ao said that under the leadership of the new Chancellor TN Mannen (IAS Retd), who had assumed the responsibility from the month of January 2014 and the new Vice Chancellor Dr HN Dutta, who has been actively involved in the development of the University since assuming office in November 2013.
The Global Open University, Nagaland will vocationalise the existing careers of the young boys and girls by providing vocational training to all the participants from all districts of Nagaland in the areas of Hospitality, Tourism, Paramedical sciences including medical laboratory technology radiology and imaging technology, etc.
The Global Open University, Nagaland has envisaged to complete the campus infrastructure development work at the earliest so that the Phase – I of the new campus may be inaugurated on the occasion of the World Environment Day on June 5 next, if not earlier, a press release issued by Nchumthung Ovung, Asst Public Relations Officer, TGOUN said.
This will be one of the largest campuses in the state with all facilities relating to ultra-modern library, computer centre, documentation and web-based on-line conferencing system, interactive classrooms, faculty residences, hostels for boys and girls besides international guest house and drugless therapy based treatment facilities, the release added.
The Bachelor’s and the Master’s Degrees offered by the University including new and emerging subjects like intellectual property rights, peace studies, conflict resolution, alternative dispute resolution, bioinformatics, geoinformatics, medicinal plants, building constructions technologies, diplomacy, international relations, environmental sciences, disaster management, sustainable development, etc are most unique and have been launched since 2006 for the first time in the Indian Sub-continent.
The idea is to produce more number of job givers rather than job seekers in the country by introducing subjects like rural and urban entrepreneurship in all its programmes for ensuring the speedy implementation of programmes and projects initiated by the state government relating to business and enterprise development without polluting the environment and the fragile ecology of Nagaland, Dr Ao reportedly opined.
It may be mentioned that The Global Open University, Nagaland is headquartered at Dimapur with other main campuses at Kohima as well as Wokha. The University is in close contact with the state government for preparing a master plan paradigm for giving a new dimension to the higher education scenario in Nagaland through its catalytic efforts by making close contacts with the concerned ministries to the Government of India with the view to take advantage of any available facilities and assistance for the benefit of the University.