Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Saturday chaired a high level meeting of senior officials and heads of institute of higher education in the state at Raj Bhavan, here. The meeting was convened to reinforce the effort of the state government in improving the higher education scenario in the state with special focus on higher and technical education, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed here. National Education Policy (Higher Education), accreditation of colleges, quality of education, usage of technology, student apprenticeship and social responsibility were discussed in length.
Chairing the meeting in run up to the coming conference of governors, Dr Mishra said that it is heartening that the governors are now devoting more and more times to socio-educational issues.
He advised the officials to put in concerted effort for improving of state of the higher education. Dr Mishra also emphasised on commitment of the teaching community and personal counselling and mentorship of the students.
While expressing his concern about non-accreditation of 12 colleges in the state, the governor said that it is very important to have cent percent accreditation and principals must be apprised to complete it at the earliest.
He asked the Director Higher Education to prepare a time bound plan for accreditation of all the government colleges of Arunachal Pradesh.
The governor stressed on quality education and change of only job seeking mindset amongst the students. He said that the students must stand up and innovate avenues for self employment. Heads of institute must be sensitized for planning apprenticeship of the students with the corporate and business houses.
The governor stressed on Fit India Campaign, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and Plastic Ban Campaign, which should form part of Higher Education, the communiqué added.