Society That Doesn’t Give Importance To Education Can’t Progress, Says Nagaland Governor Jagdish Mukhi
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Society that doesn’t give importance to education can’t progress, says Nagaland Governor Jagdish Mukhi

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jan 23, 2023 6:30 pm
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Prof. Jagdish Mukhi addressing the 4th convocation of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagaland at Chümoukedima Town Council Hall, on Monday. (EM Images)

Dimapur, Jan. 23 EMN): Governor of Nagaland, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, on Monday, said education is the building block for every nation, and a society that does not give importance to education cannot progress.

He was speaking at the 4th convocation of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagaland for B.Tech, M.Tech, MSc, BSMS and PhD for the Class of 2020, 2021 and 2022 at Chümoukedima Town Council Hall, Chümoukedima.

Mukhi said that NIT Nagaland is the first centrally-funded technical institute of the state and the 31st NIT of the country.

Mukhi said that NITs were established in almost all the states of India to promote not only technical education but also social ethics and a new generation with a vision of united India. He added that the uniqueness of NITs is cultural exchange, wherein students of all the states are living and learning together for making India stronger in all aspects.

He added that the establishment of NIT Nagaland by the Central government has provided a great opportunity for the students in the state, which has also created an avenue in moving ahead with all the sections of Naga people.

Impressed by the level of progress and advancement at NIT Nagaland, Mukhi said NIT Nagaland began with just three engineering branches in 2010 but today, it offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes, including six B.Tech, four M.Tech, B.S.M.S, and M.Sc courses as well as Ph.D. programme in eight different disciplines.

Mukhi said that NIT Nagaland figures one among the rapidly growing new NITs established in the Northeast region.

“Let no geographical demarcation limit your career and life as you walk out of this auditorium today! Let the global be your own playground. Embrace a higher and wider horizon, technological growth and diversity as you envision your life,” he shared.

The governor went on to say that there is a need to streamline the development and growth between the urban and rural divide, which is primarily driven by technological progress.

To make this happen, NIT Nagaland graduates must take technology and make it relevant to the most remote communities and the most vulnerable people in society, he said.

Mukhi mentioned that even as NIT Nagaland envisions catering to quality education by training prospective 3000+ students with 196 teaching faculty and 216 non-teaching staff by 2025, it is pertinent to ask and renew the objectives and missions towards the fulfillment of these dreams.

‘The students of other states should learn the philosophy of commitment to the wellbeing of their society and spread the admirable qualities of this great Nagaland to other parts of India and then only one of the prime objectives of creating NITs to promote cultural exchange will be fulfilled,’ he added.

At the convocation programme, altogether 44 doctorates, 76 postgraduates and 102 graduates were qualified for the aforementioned class among which, 20 doctorates, 31 postgraduates and 102 graduates were awarded in person and the rest of them in absentia.

In the director’s message, Dr. S Venugopal highlighted the annual achievements, and informed that NIT Nagaland has produced 56 PhDs and 214 were pursuing Ph.D. in Engineering, Science, Humanities and Interdisciplinary fields in line with NEP 2020.

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jan 23, 2023 6:30:53 pm
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