• Tiamongla Kichu Research Scholar, Dept. of Education, North-Eastern Hill University , Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Dr. N. Amareswaran Assistant Professor & UGC Research Awardee, Dept. of Education North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya.


Technical and Vocational Education, Nagaland, and Development


Education is one of the main enterprises in India, and has always considered as a major instrument to achieve the objectives of social, economic and political development of the Nation. Technical and Vocational Education plays a vital role in the Human Resource Development of the country by creating skilled manpower, enhancing industrial productivity and improving the quality of life. Dr B.R Ambedkar has rightly mentioned ‘No plan for the future development of the country can be deemed to be complete which does not provide for Technical and Scientific training. This is the age of machines and it is only those countries in which Technical and Scientific training has risen to the highest pitch that will survive in the struggle that will commence when the war is over, for maintaining decent standards of living for the people’. Recently University Grants Commission has approved Bachelor of Vocational Education at Under Graduate Level. It shows the need of technical and vocational education for development. On the Vocational Education it envisaged, to evolve a comprehensive scheme for our youth that would enable the country to reap the scientific and demographic dividend. In the globalised world the role of the Technical and Vocational Education is prominent in the process of development. In the state of Nagaland Technical and Vocational Education is in progressive stage. In the present paper an attempt has been made to analyse the Role of Technical and Vocational Education in the process of development and how it is acting as a developmental key.


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How to Cite

Tiamongla Kichu, & Dr. N. Amareswaran. (2017). TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN NAGALAND- A KEY FOR DEVELOPMENT. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(5). Retrieved from