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More girls in Nagaland’s Higher Education

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 16, 2020 11:06 pm

75% of students pursuing studies in private colleges

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Feb.16 (EMN):
The total number of enrolment in the state’s higher education in 2018-19 was estimated to be 31,896 with 14,935 male and 16,961 female (53.17%), according to the department of Higher Education.

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education in Nagaland was 18.7—calculated for the age group between 18-23 years—whereas GER for the male population was 17.8 and for female, 19.7.

Degrees awarded to student during 2019:

Degree Male Female Total
Graduates 3,002 3522 6524
Post Graduates 725 697 1422
Ph.D 16 27 43

It was informed that maximum students were enrolled in BA programme followed by B.Sc and B.Com programmes; and the pupil teacher ratio (PTR) in universities was 12 and in colleges, 17.

It stated that private colleges in the state have been contributing immensely towards the growth of education as 75% of the students pursuing studies in higher education were enrolled in private recognised colleges.

At present, the department of Higher Education is granting financial assistance in the form of grants-in-aid to 66 private recognised colleges and to a number of other institutions involving an expenditure of INR 2,65,00,000 only for the year 2019-20, it informed.

The department also updated that there are four universities, one institute of national importance, 66 colleges and 16 standalone institutions listed under All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) web portal.

Ongoing activities under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (Rusa) during 2019-2020, as informed by the department:

  • Construction of one hostel for ST girl students at Kohima Science College (Autonomous), Jotsoma under the Equity Initiative Scheme of Rusa.
  • Enhancing quality and excellence scheme for Kohima Science College (Autonomous), Jotsoma.
  • Establishment of one new model degree college (general) at Tzupaksa, under Mangkolemba subdivision in Mokokchung district.
  • Establishment of one new professional college (engineering college) at Tzurangsa in Mokokchung district.
  • Establishment of one new professional college (college of music and fine arts) at Tsiesema in Kohima district.
  • Upgrade of girls’ hostel at Kohima College, Kohima.
  • Upgrade of a classroom at Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung.
  • Upgrade of girls’ hostel at Dimapur Government College, Dimapur.
  • Upgrade of girls’ hostel at Phek College, Phek.
  • Upgrade of girls’ hostel at Mount Tiyi College, Wokha.

A total outlay for INR 84 crore was approved for the above projects as per information from the department.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 16, 2020 11:06:25 pm
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