Wokha: Good news for students aspiring to pursue technical courses. The Government Polytechnic Doyang in Nagaland’s Wokha district was inaugurated on Friday, after more than a decade’s wait.

The institute was inaugurated by Minister for Higher Education and Tribal Affairs Temjen Imna Along, Advisor of Technical Education and Election Medo Yhokha in the presence of Advisor for Border Affairs and Horticulture Mhathung Yanthan and other officials.

Mhathung Yanthan, Advisor for Border Affairs and Horticulture, lamented the delay in completion of the project and urged all stakeholders to work on covering the losses incurred over more than a decade.

“The polytechnic institute, which was sanctioned in 2008, could only be launched today. I appealed to the administration and every stakeholder to be versatile and cover up the loss incurred due to the delay,” Yanthan said.

He said there is a huge challenge ahead as the institute is still in an infant stage with no basic amenities or adequate infrastructure while apprising the department concerned to provide necessary facilities to students at the earliest.

Yanthan said, “The Education department needs to come up with certain measures and guidelines for safety and healthy environment as the polytechnic institute is located near Doyang, which is a major water body.”

Highlighting the availability of fruits and vegetables in the district, he also suggested if the department could introduce a course in food technology, besides architecture, in the next academy session, saying that it could help people in the food industry.

He also invited students from various districts take advantage of the first technical institute at Doyang. 

Speaking at the event, Temjen Imna Along said that land ownership is one of the major problems that cause delay in commencement of projects in Nagaland.

Imna lauded the efforts and resilience of Yanthan for taking personel interest in setting up the polythetic institute. He said students from different districts can now come to study near one of the beautiful landscapes in the state.

“I appeal to the people to send their children to the institute and architecture is a job-oriented course. The teaching faculty should impart quality education to students,” he added.

Expressing optimism, Advisor for technical education and election Medo Yhokha said that the institute could offer various courses in near future apart from the existing diploma in architecture. The institute could become a learning centre in technical education, he said.

It may be mentioned that the Government Polytechnic Doyang will initially offer a three-year diploma course in Architecture Engineering from this academic year (starting July 2022) with an intake of 15 students as approved by the Council of Indian Architecture.

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