Technical Educational Institutions in North-Eastern States
As per information given by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), 96 institutions have been approved in North-Eastern States. Moreover, one Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Guwahati, one Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong and eight National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are also functioning in the North Eastern States.
Under the scheme of ‘Sub-mission on Polytechnics under coordinated Action for Skill Development, the HRD Ministry provides one time financial assistance of Rs. 12.30 crore per polytechnic to the State Government for setting up of new polytechnics in unserved and underserved districts of the country, subject to State/UT Government providing free of cost land, meeting 100% recurring expenditure and also non-recurring expenditure beyond Rs. 12.30 crore, if any. In the North Eastern States, 66 districts are eligible for receiving the grants. Out of these 66 districts, 53 districts have been provided partial financial assistance of Rs. 187.48, including 5 districts in Nagaland. These polytechnics are at various stages of construction and provisioning of land.
This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today