Two of the premier technical institutes of state, the National Institute of Technology (NIT) and North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) have been facing difficulty due to the absence of regular director. For the last one year both the institutes have been functioning without regular director. This has badly affected the progress of the respective institutes. However, finally there is a glimmer of hope with the recent appointment of new director for NIT Jote.
Also it is expected that NERIST too will get a new director within next month. Union Minister of State, Kiren Rijiju on Monday announced that new director would be appointed next month. These two developments will give sigh of relief to the students and faculties of the two institutes who are facing torrid time due to the absence of regular director. Hope the appointment of new director will improve the functioning of NERIST and NIT. Over the year NERIST has been battling multiple problems. This has badly affected the quality of education. The new director needs to work hard to improve the quality of education and also take steps to protect the institute from the encroachment menace. The NIT is also facing several problems which need to be addressed on urgent basis. There is lot of pressure on NIT officials from MHRD to shift to its permanent campus at Jote. However students are refusing to shift which has complicated the situation. The new director will have to address this issue head on in order to pave way for shifting of NIT to its permanent campus at Jote.