Min assures best facility in higher education institutes in Arunachal

NEW DELHI, Dec 22: Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar assured Aruna-chal Pradesh Governor Dr BD Mishra that his ministry will extend all help to provide the best academic facilities to the students of Arunachal Pradesh studying in various universities and institutes in the state.
Dr Mishra on Friday met the union minister here and held a discussion on the pressing need to strengthen the higher education system in Arunachal Pradesh.
The governor, who is the ex-officio president of the NERIST Society and ex-officio chief rector of Rajiv Gandhi University, apprised the union minister of the challenges the higher education sector in the state is facing.
Taking up the issues of the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), the governor highlighted the falling enrolment of students in the NERIST and also the need for posting an able director for the institute.
The union minister said a director would be posted at NERIST shortly.
The governor also raised issues related to the National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh, which is temporarily functioning from Yupia.
Concerns were raised regarding the horizontal commencement of the construction work at the NIT’s permanent site in Jote. It was decided that audit and monitoring of the central funds and grants utilisation should be done early for midcourse correction, if any.
The governor and the HRD minister also held extensive discussion on the issue of mushrooming of private universities in Arunachal Pradesh.
It was felt that students’ academic interest, good study atmosphere and appointment of faculty with excellent teaching calibre must be ensured in all institutions of higher education at all times.
It was also decided that a private university monitoring system, as stipulated by various statutory directions from the state government, should be put in the place at the earliest.