Mewar University, Tenyimi union signs memo for free education
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, June 3: Mewar University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tenyimi Students’ Union of Dimapur (TSUD) to offer a ‘special study package’ for students from the Northeast, to provide for free education at the university at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan.
The memorandum was signed on June 2 between the university and the TSUD. Updates about the development was given by the university’s director retired Group Captain GS Vohra and TSUD president Rukewezo Wetsah during a press conference that was conducted on Mon. June 3 at the Prudence coaching centre, in Dimapur.
According to Vohra, the initiative to provide for free education for students from Nagaland was considered taking into account the adversity students face because of financial issues.
Although the university had reached out with the same offer during the previous academic year which was through them and not through any organisation, the response was poor ‘with just 25 students.’
This, the director said, may have been because ‘their timing was late and they were unassisted.’
For the current academic year, the university and the TSUD having signed a memorandum, Vohra said those Naga students who come through the TSUD can avail free education.
However, hostel expenses shall have to be borne by the students which will be INR 85,000 per year for the first year, and inclusive of uniforms, study materials etc. The fees for said components can be paid in three instalments, the updates stated.
Also, he informed that ‘general category’ students from Nagaland willing to avail free education can approach the TSUD. However, the hostel expenses for them will be INR 95,000.
Vohra said that the university will be appointing a representative from the TSUD to guide the candidates during their travel to the university.
Mewar University is National Assessment and Accreditation Council-accredited and approved by the Bar Council of India; Pharmacy Council of India; National Council for Teacher Education, and All India Council for Technical Education, he said.
The TSUD’s president Wetsah said that the reason behind signing the memorandum with the university was to assist the students’ community who wish to continue their studies but have no means to connect.
“We want the students to make use of the opportunity as there are many dropouts who discontinue because of financial issues,” he said.
The union’s president informed further that interested students can visit the TSUD’s office, located at the Tenyimi complex at Khermahal in Dimapur, for more details, counselling and to avail the form.