With the ever increasing rate of unemployment, focus is now more on Technical education wherein more and more students are opting to take up technical and professional courses as a means of finding gainful employment. Technical Educational Institutes are now offering a very diverse set of courses aimed at meeting the demand and need of the times and other occupational based courses for producing technical manpower for social economic development of the state and country as a whole. Students passing out of these institutions are expected to find employment in organized and unorganized sectors of employment and ideally, they form the backbone of the world of work. Their most important job function includes; production, quality control, installation, maintenance, servicing, marketing etc..
A need has been felt to formulate a comprehensive plan for imparting technical education through the polytechnics in the State which are conducting diploma level programs. Technical education in the state began in 1972 when the first Polytechnic ie. Nagaland Polytechnic was established at Atoizu in Zunheboto now renamed as Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu (KPA). Subsequently Women's Polytechnic (now Government Polytechnic Kohima GPK) and Institute for Communication and Information Technology (ICIT) were also established in 1994 and 2003 respectively. Thus the State now has three technical institutes are offering three-year engineering diploma programs in civil, electrical and electronics, mechanical, automobile, computer, electronics and communications, computer applications, modern office practice and an advanced diploma program in apparel production.
AddressDirectorate of Technical Education Below New Secretariat Thizama Road, Kohima-797001 Nagaland.