A Glimpse Education In North East India

A glimpse Education in North East India


Kamal Singha

More than a decade ago when my friends first walked into their class as engineering students at a premier engineering institute in Bangalore, the professor asked them what currency do they use in the North East. This is just one such instances that many of North East India still faces in places such as Delhi or Bangalore.

North East of India in my opinion has been ignored in many fronts and one of which is education. We have witnessed some improvement in the past few years; however, left a lot to be desired. Schools are not the cause but the lack of platform hereafter is the real issue be it is higher education or career opportunities. The region is home to many international standard boarding and public sector schools and they provide high quality education up to 12th standard. Most of these schools follow ICSE, ISC and CBSE, which are of a decent standard. Students here are competent and pass out with a strong and impressive background which makes them competitive in all exams nationwide. It is the higher education that needs immediate scrutiny. We are far behind other universities and colleges in the country. It results in about 60% of the students migrating to another part of the country for better opportunities. A brain drain situation within the country!

I am not a crusader against students looking to study in places such as Delhi or Pune, what my concern is that it should not be a case of options. I strongly believe that many students will prefer to stay if they have the required infrastructure.

A survey of ten representatives, higher and technical education institutions of North Eastern States was conducted that reflected following facts:


The syllabus has not been updated for more than 10 years in most of these institutions

No or very few new courses have been added by these institutes to their initial programs, despite the fact that some new areas are emerging where demand for trained Human Resources is high.

Institute-Industry Interaction is almost non-existent

Quality and quantity of qualified faculties are declining at an alarming rate

Few efforts are made to ensure high quality check through recognized agencies like NAAC or NBA accreditation, and where ever it is done, it is not really followed in letter and spirit

Compromises at the time of faculty selections are also made frequently due to the reluctance of qualified faculty to join institutions located in remote places

The majority of the Institutions was found low on Infrastructure

Placement for students is a weak link for the majority of the institutions

All is not gloom, few private universities have opened up around the region that promises quality higher education but they lack experience. These new institutions are working on a trial and error basis which might have proved fruitful in few cases. As the government thrives to bring globalization (world-class infrastructure and job opportunities) to the region, we can probably hope it augurs a change in the higher education system.

Zakti Media Services

is one of India\’s only \’Total Media Solutions\’ companies. We help clients use media as a platform to reach larger audience and consumer. We provide a broad range of services including media monitoring, media evaluation, media reporting, content development, SEO and social media services.

Visit us at http://zaktimediaservices.com/home/index.php

For more information, contact

Kamal Siingha – 08065700198

Article Source:


This entry was posted on Monday, May 10th, 2021 at 3:26 pm and is filed under School Academy. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Comments are closed.