ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Taking Stock of Higher Education in the North-East

About a decade ago, the north-east was backward in terms of the number of institutions of higher education. Now, besides each of its eight states having a central university and National Institute of Technology, and an Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management in the region, a number of private universities have also been established. However, these endeavours have not dissuaded students of the north-east from going to other parts of the country for higher education. The central and state governments need to improve the infrastructure of these institutions and attract talented faculty so that there is a visible improvement in the quality of higher education.

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