IIM Shillong, Nagaland Government to enhance higher education, skill development

Temjen Imna Along termed the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) as “visionary” and “best thing to have happened to the education system”.

IIM Shillong and Nagaland government signed an agreement today. (Image: Official)IIM Shillong and Nagaland government signed an agreement today. (Image: Official)

Anu Parthiban | July 1, 2023 | 09:34 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong has signed an agreement with the Government of Nagaland to provide accessible and high-quality education to students of the state.

“By opening its doors and tailoring programs to meet the needs of the local community, IIM Shillong aims to create a positive impact and empower the youth of the North East,” the official statement read.

The state higher education minister Temjen Imna Along praised the expertise and knowledge base of IIM Shillong and emphasized that it will revolutionize the higher education spectrum in Nagaland. “The partnership aims to bring about positive changes in skilling, capacity building, and the implementation of the New Education Policy (NEP),” he said.

Temjen Imna Along termed the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) as “visionary” and “best thing to have happened to the education system”.

Member of Board of Governors, IIM Shillong, Atul Kulkarni, expressed the institute’s commitment to students from the North East region. “While the Post Graduate Program (PGP) remains a flagship offering, IIM Shillong aims to encourage students from the North East to explore and enroll in various courses offered by the institute,” he said.

IIM Shillong director DP Goyal acknowledged the immense responsibility towards the North East and the institute's commitment to reaching out to all states in the region. The Community Immersion Program (CIP) of IIMS will play a pivotal role in addressing the specific needs and concerns of the local community.

The institute will act as an "in-house" consultant, offering its expertise in project development and policy formulation.

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