Bomdila (Arunachal Pradesh) : Emphasizing on skill development which is essential for Human Resource Development, Parliamentary Secretary for Home & Education Pani Taram, during the inaugural session of the third regional workshop on Technical Education for Polytechnics of North Eastern States gave thrust on technical education as the polytechnics have been a late starter in the region especially in Arunachal Pradesh.
The workshop, under way at Dirang, started on Thursday. Observing that infrastructure development and financial resources are the main hurdles for polytechnics to make their mark, Taram urged the Director of the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Kolkata, to pursue the matter with the ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).
He also remarked that, the faculty of the polytechnics needs to be well trained, knowledgeable and kept abreast with the modern technology in order to produce skilled and competent graduates.
Earlier, Dirang Additional Deputy Commissioner, D Riba in his address hoped that the regional workshop would provide the right platform for the polytechnics of the North-east to discuss at length the matters related to the development of polytechnic education in the region and to chart out a road map accordingly.
Kolkata NITTTR Director, Professor Phalguni Gupta and Director Higher & Technical Education, Dr T Padu also spoke during the inaugural session, while the programme coordinator, Professor S K Naskar dealt on the objectives of the workshop. The deliberations would be centered on the issues related to the development of polytechnic education in the North East region. Earlier in the morning, the Parliamentary Secretary visited the Government Polytechnic Dirang, located at Sangti valley and opined that the institute, with seven faculty members and 72 students is making a modest beginning.
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