Renewed hope for NIT

The dream of shifting the NIT from Yupia to its permanent campus in Jote has again been revived with Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein giving assurance that the state government would make every effort to help the institute shift to Jote. At present the NIT is functioning from a temporary campus in Yupia. The HRD ministry has been putting immense pressure on the NIT to shift to its permanent campus. The poor condition of the Itanagar-Jote road, along with issues like lack of internet facilities and incomplete infrastructure in Jote, has been big hurdles. The state government should address these concerns and try to work out a solution. Chief Minister Pema Khandu himself during a visit to the Jote campus a few years ago had assured to convert the Itanagar-Jote road into a highway.
However, the promise has not materialized as yet. It has remained a non-starter. So, first of all, the road condition should be improved. Further, the majority of infrastructure in the NIT’s Jote campus has not been completed yet. For some strange reason, the MHRD and the state government seem to be least bothered about it. No effort is being made to revive the stalled work in Jote. Also, the area lacks proper internet, medical and mobile facilities, which are very important for the students. Students from across the country come to study at the NIT. If proper facilities are not provided in the Jote campus, it will hurt the image of the state. Now that the DCM has announced to extend every possible help to shift the campus to Jote, there is renewed hope among the people of the state.