Nagaland University is a Central University which was established in the state of Nagaland by an Act of Parliament by the Government of India in the year 1989. It’s headquarter is situated at Lummi, Zünheboto District. 2 other permanent campuses are located at the Meriema (near Kohima) and Medziphema. Also there is a temporary campus which is situated in Dimapur where B.Tech courses are offered. Altogether 68 colleges are affiliated to the university with a total candidate population of around 24,000. Different Courses in 43 disciplines are offered at the University and college levels in M.A, M.Sc, M.Com, MBA, M.Ed, M.Sc (Agri.), B.Tech, B.Sc (Agri.), LL.B, B.Ed, B.Sc, B.A, B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Sc (Nursing) & B.Voc.
Nagaland University, the 13th Central University and the only Central University in Nagaland was established based on the Act of Parliament of India and received the assent of the President of India on 20th October 1989 as THE NAGALAND UNIVERSITY ACT 1989 (No. 35 of 1989) & came into force as notified in THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY PART-II SECTION-1 in the October 1989 published by the Ministry of Law & Justice (Legislative Department), New Delhi.
The Institute came into being on September 6, 1994 having jurisdiction over the entire state of the Nagaland. Prior to this, Nagaland had been in the catchment area of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), with Kohima designated as one of the campuses of NEHU along with the SASRD-Medziphema. With the establishment of Nagaland University, the 2 erstwhile campuses inherited from the NEHU as well as the colleges affiliated to it fell within the jurisdiction of the Nagaland University. The nascent Institute had to go through many teething problems initially. The Headquarters of the Institute, i.e. Lumami, as per the Act could not immediately accommodate the needful so as to start functioning as the Headquarters. Hence, for nearly a decade and half Nagaland University had been functioning from the Kohima as the interim Headquarters of the Institute. Meanwhile, the establishment of the academic departments was sanctioned by the Government of India in the year 1997. All the new departments had to be situated at the Lumami and started functioning with the Kohima still as the interim Headquarters. Constructional activities started earnestly making it fit for the academic pursuits at the Headquarters in the best possible way. Upon the completion of the new constructions to a reasonable stage, the shifting of the interim arrangement at Kohima to Lumami took place in the mid year of 2010.
At present, the University has 4 campuses, viz.
(i) Headquarters at the Lumami in the Zunheboto district
(ii) Kohima Campus at the Meriema in Kohima district
(iii) Medziphema Campus (School of Agricultural Sciences & Rural Development) at Medziphema in the Dimapur district and
(iv) a temporary campus at the Dimapur (School of Engineering and Technology).
There are 44 departments offering Undergraduate & Postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes in different disciplines of Arts, Commerce, Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology and Management streams. There are 69 colleges from all over the state of Nagaland currently affiliated to the Nagaland University.
School of Management Studies
The university offers MBA degree & the Department of Management is known as the School of Management Studies is located at the Kohima, Nagaland (Nu kohima campus). The Department of Management Studies under the School of Management Studies was inaugurated on the 29th of October 2007, and the 1st batch of MBA students was admitted in the year 2008.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a 2-year (4 semesters) full-time programme and is approved by the AICTE. The School of Management Studies organizes an annual Management festival which is known as the ZOOM MAX.
Admission for MBA Programme is done on the basis of the MAT conducted by the AIMA since its inception of the department which is a national level entrance test.
School of engineering and technology
Nagaland University's School of Engineering and Technology was established in the year 2007. The School of Engineering Technology(SET) has been shifted to the Meriema Campus, Kohima as per the university authority's decision.
It is the 1st School of Engineering in the State of Nagaland and has state-of-the-art infrastructure. The academic complex is located at the D.C. Court Junction, Dimapur, Nagaland.
The School currently offers 4 years (8 semesters) undergraduate (B.Tech.) programs, approved by the AICTE/University, in 5 different streams:
Agricultural Engineering and Technology
Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
The school adopts a teaching pattern of the course credit system in the semesters. Major emphasis is laid on the practical and industrial training.
Nagaland University has 3 permanent campuses:
1) Lumami Campus (Headquarters)
2) Medziphema Campus
3) Kohima Campus & a temporary campus at the Dimapur.
Each campus has its own library. The departments covered by the different libraries are as:
Departments under Lumami Campus Library:-
5) Environmental Science
9) Mass Communication
13) Political Science
Departments under Medziphema Campus Library
1) Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science
2) Agricultural Economics
3) Agricultural Engineering
4) Agricultural Extension
6) Livestock Production and Management
8) Genetics and Plant Breeding
10) Plant Pathology
11) Soil and Water Conservation
12) Rural Development and Planning
Departments under Kohima Campus Library
6) History and Archaeology
9) Management Studies
10) Teacher Education
Departments under Dimapur Campus Library
1) Agricultural Engineering and Technology
3) Computer Science and Engineering
4) Electronics and Communication Engineering
5) Information Technology
The College Development Council was established in the year 2008 as per OB 4 Section 29(1)m of the Nagaland University Act 1989. At present 69 colleges are under Nagaland University and some more colleges are in the process for affiliation. There are 16 Government colleges and 53 private colleges scattered in all the Districts of Nagaland.
To impart quality education and to nurture the candidates, the colleges offer U.G.C. & P.G. Courses. The Postgraduate courses in Social Work (MSW) and Master of Education (M.Ed.) have already been introduced in the Nagaland University. The College Development Council acts as a facilitator between the affiliated colleges and UGC. The section deals with the correspondence to MHRD and UGC for various matters pertaining to the affiliated colleges, Inspection for various purposes, such as establishment of new college, deputation of faculty for interview for the recruitment of various faculties position in the affiliated colleges, extension of the provisional affiliation, up gradation of the course, recognition of affiliated college under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act 1956.
The College Development Council has successfully accomplished the task as per assigned, during the academic sessions from 2009 to 2016, the CDC section has accorded for the provisional affiliation of various Colleges, introduction of Honours to various Courses, Permanent affiliation of many Colleges, recognition of the various colleges under Section 2(f) & 12(B) of UGC Act, 1956.
From the Vice Chancellor’s Desk
I deem it an honour and privilege to have been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the Nagaland University by the Hon’ble President of India Srimati Draupadi Murmu ji, who is also the Visitor of the Institute.
At a time when the education system in the India is undergoing a transformation under the dynamic leadership of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji and under the stewardship of the Hon’ble Education Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan ji, my responsibility has been doubled to reform & restructure the ecosystem in the Nagaland University in this direction. There is no doubt that the task is daunting but not insurmountable.
Being situated in the remotest corner of the country with difficult terrain, Nagaland University has several challenges. It is also one of those few institutes in the country which has 4 campuses including one temporary campus situated at the Dimapur. The headquarters of the institute is located at the Lumami though; the other campuses are at a distance of 150 to 200 Km from its main campus.
I am conscious that besides the logistic difficulties there are some issues that often hinder the academic & administrative functioning of the institute. One of the major inhibitions of the institution is the morale of the teaching & non-teaching staff. The status of the institute impinges on the academic performance of the teaching community & student progression and placement. Nagaland University has to take up this challenge in full throttle without any rancour.
The immediate task of the Faculty members is to restructure the academic course curriculum in sync with the National Education Policy 2020. Although the efforts in this direction are in full swing at the Postgraduate level, the undergraduate course curriculum needs to be adopted in line with UGC guidelines which are in the offing.
The next immediate task is to prepare the university for the NAAC accreditation which has been eluding since 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic has derailed the datelines though; we are lagging behind the schedule for the next round of the accreditation. It is not just accreditation but also a reasonably good grade is very essential for us to have the national standing with prestige & dignity. It is also important to move up in the ladder of the NIRF ranking.
Besides these, the institute shall be focusing on improving the ecosystem for research & innovation. The teachers need to be motivated to engage in cutting-edge areas of research through incentives and assistance. The road-map for the future has been cut out by envisaging setting up incubation centres & central equipment facilities for life sciences & physical sciences. Alongside this, there is a need to reorient the student progression & placement with a renewed vigour. For the purpose, the cooperation & dedication of each and every stakeholder is of immense necessity to realise the objectives.
Given the various limitations notwithstanding, the Institute has the wherewithal, infrastructure as well as academic, to scale new heights & bring accolades for the state & society of Nagaland.
Board of Postgraduate Studies
Agri Chemistry & Soil Science
Genetics & Plant Breeding
History & Archaeology
History and Archaeology (Addendum)
Livestock Production & Management
Rural Development & Planning
Soil & Water Conservation
Board of Professional Studies
BEd & MEd
Master of Social Work
Board of Undergraduate Studies
Agricultural Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
MISSION AND OBJECTIVES OF NAGALAND UNIVERSITY
The main objectives of the Institute are:
? To disseminate knowledge by providing infrastructural & research facilities in such branches of learning as deemed fit.
? To make provision for the integrated courses in humanities, natural & physical sciences, social sciences, agricultural science, forestry, engineering and other disciplines in the educational programs of the Institute.
? To take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning processes, interdisciplinary studies & research; to educate and train manpower for the development of the state of Nagaland.
? To pay special attention to the improvement of the social & economic conditions & welfare of the people of the state, their intellectual, academic & cultural development.
The University also aims to impart the best technical education at both Undergraduate & Postgraduate level so as to train the candidates to be able to boldly face the world that is being transformed by the scientific and technological advances; to engage in the research work beneficial to industry as well as society & disseminate the research findings; to provide knowledge-based technological services to satisfy the needs of the industries as well as society; to help in building the national capacities in developing technologies, opening up new vistas in the education and research; & to promote institute-industry interaction through sponsored research, sponsoring faculty to work.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (NRI AND Non-NRI)
Guidelines for the Admission, Eligibility Criteria, Role of the University, Declaration & Application forms are available on the Nagaland University website (http://www.nagalanduniversity.ac.in) and with the respective Education Ministry or Embassy of the sponsoring country.