Governor makes suggestion to improve higher education

Our correspondent
Itanagar, June 5: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) BD Mishra has suggested measures for improving quality of higher education in the State by way of national ranking and campus placement opportunities within the existing human and financial resources of the premier educational institutions.

The Governor made this suggestion while attending the 49th Conference of the Governors and Lt Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday.
He stressed revising the syllabi at regular intervals, besides mentioning about the adoption of villages by the higher and technical educational institutions in the State, an official communiqué stated on Tuesday.

Taking part in the discussion, the Governor shared his views and observations during his tour, mostly by road to various districts of the State. He said there is no State University in Arunachal Pradesh and the higher and technical educational institutions in the State are run by the Centre.

Informing the august gathering that there are nine private universities in the State, the Mishra said the State government has enacted the Arunachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions (Regulatory Commission) Act, 2017 as notified on 25th April, 2017. Accordingly, the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission would be functional to monitor the existing private universities and then the issues pertaining to them and the proposed private universities in the State.

Briefing on best practices in Raj Bhavan, the Governor said to translate words into actions he initiated a mission mode Swachhata Abhiyan and named it as ‘Hamara Elan Swachhata aur Nari Utthan’. He also announced Swachhata Award at district level to those who maintain cleanliness in different spheres be it their house, surroundings and shops.

Replacing lighting system with LED lights, cashless transaction, felicitation of students at Raj Bhavan for academic excellence, blood donation camp and regular interactions with students from institutes of higher education on preparing oneself towards entrepreneurship and self-employment, campus placement, national security etc were also mentioned in his remarks, the communiqué added.