Shillong, July 1 : IIM Shillong signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Nagaland. The MOU marks a significant step towards providing accessible and high-quality education to the students of Nagaland. 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.
Shri Temjen Imna Along, the Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Government of Nagaland, expressed his satisfaction with the collaborative efforts between IIM Shillong and the Government of Nagaland. The partnership aims to bring about positive changes in skilling, capacity building, and the implementation of the New Education Policy (NEP).
Atul Kulkarni, Member of the BoG, IIM Shillong, 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.
This collaborative initiative aims to facilitate capacity-building programs for faculty members and officials working under the Department of Higher & Technical Education of the Government of Nagaland.
Under the terms of the MoU, IIM Shillong will assume the role of a Knowledge Partner, providing extensive support in research, policy development, analysis, impact studies, and identifying and recommending necessary interventions. The institute will act as an “in-house” consultant, offering its expertise in project development and policy formulation. One of the key objectives of this partnership is the formulation of institutional development plans for state-run higher education institutions in Nagaland.
Additionally, IIM Shillong will play a crucial role in the implementation of the New Education Policy 2020, ensuring that its principles and objectives are effectively integrated into Nagaland’s education system. As experts in the field, the institute will provide guidance and support to ensure the policy’s successful implementation in both its content and spirit.