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SCTE plans to upgrade technical education

By EMN Updated: Oct 27, 2023 7:04 pm
Temjenmemba along with the officials of SCTE during its 13th meeting at the Directorate of Technical Education in Kohima on October 27.

DIMAPUR — State Council for Technical Education (SCTE), during its 13th at the Directorate of Technical Education in Kohima on October 27, discussed several key topics with an aim to upgrade the technical education in Nagaland.

The meeting was presided over by advisor of Transport and Technical Education, Temjenmemba, who is also the chairman of SCTE, stated a DIPR report. Addressing the members, Temjenmemba emphasised on the importance of technical education in Nagaland and informed that the Technical Education department is currently operating nine polytechnics.

He added that the department has a vision to expand its scope with a policy of consensus. The policy’s central agenda, according to him, was to provide direction for the department’s expansion and development and clarify its domain.

During the meeting, the members deliberated on renaming Computer Engineering to Computer Science and Engineering at ICIT and Fashion Design & Apparel Production to Fashion Technology at Government Polytechnic in Kohima.

The members also decided to raise the intake of students from 30 to 60 for civil engineering course at Government Polytechnic Seithekema-C in Chümoukedima, while it also decided to introduce a one-year interior design course for skill training at Government Polytechnic, Peren, in alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 vocational education.

It stated that the members have discussed on considering closure of all diploma level programs at Khelhoshe Polytechnic, Atoizu. The members have decided to upgrade and convert diploma programmes into degree programmes if civil degree courses are approved.

On matters pertaining to the comprehensive formulation of technical education policy in the state, it stated that the state level committee (SLC) would invite comments from all relevant departments to be presented to the government for a decision.

Prof. Rajendra B Kakde, advisor-1 and representative of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in New Delhi, provided recommendations and insights during the meeting.

It added that the commissioner and secretary of Higher and Technical Education, Anenla T. Sato, as well as the director of Technical Education and member secretary of SCTE, Vipulhou Lhoungu, contributed valuable inputs during the meeting.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 27, 2023 7:04:19 pm
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