North East India Education Summit 2019

Organised By
Mizoram University

In collaboration with
Department of Higher & Technical Education
Government of Mizoram

The Indian Education System has evolved over centuries, infused with mixed cultural influences. It has retained inherent exibility in its long journey over time and has absorbed developments in science and technology as well as the influence of foreign education system. There has been gradual transformation from an ancient to modernized education.

Policy makers are grappling with a whole range of challenges for improving educational outcomes – from school education to higher education. A greater emphasis on education of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) has gained salience in education policy, the core idea being to prepare the youth for jobs of tomorrow. Government of India has introduced a series of policy and regulatory changes in school education and higher education to make it more robust and meaningful.

The North-eastern region, for reasons of history and remote geography has lagged behind the rest of the country in its quest for development. The quality of educational attainment in the eight states of this region deserves a much sharper policy focus.

Hon’ble Prime Minister has said “I have always maintained that India’s growth story shall never be complete until the eastern part of our country progresses at par with the western part. The north east can be the new engine of India’s growth.” In this context, a speci c attention to the educational policies in the region, which is the bedrock of human development, merit a special attention.

Objectives of the Summit

Policy oriented deliberation based on inputs from academic community, practitioners and policy makers, focused on the North Eastern Region.

  • To discuss the quality of education, ethics and values of the modern education
  • To address specific policy challenges which beleaguer the education sector in the north eastern region
  • To explore possibilities for New Educational Policy from Primary to Higher Education with focus on problem solving ability
  • To discuss the need for Regulatory Mechanism for maintaining the Quality of Education and Educational Institutions
  • To encourage greater research amongst faculty and amongst students
  • To promote greater diversity in education
  • To promote the skill based, job oriented, conceptual education with motivation for innovation and research
  • To invite Eminent Educationists and Distinguished Speakers for an interaction with the students for bringing motivation for Higher Education and Professional Career

The summit will bring together Educationists, Researchers, Administrators, Policy makers, on a common platform for candid deliberations for bringing about transformational change in education outcomes in the region.

Themes for the Summit

The Summit will be structured around ve broad thematic areas, each having different sub themes:

  • Improving quality of teachers and pedagogy
  • Expanding STEM education
  • Improving life skills of students
  • Making students future ready
  • Indigenous knowledge of North East India

Significance of the Summit

The proposed North East Education Summit will have great significance in discussing various issues relating to strengthening the present education system at various levels. It will further help in bringing all the stakeholders to one common platform for deliberating the various issues relating to Education system in North-East India. All the stakeholders of Education system in all the States of North-East India will be involved in panel discussions emphasizing the need of respective states.

Duration of the Summit

Spread over three days. The sessions will include plenary, paper presentation of select papers and also lectures by distinguished speakers.

Partner Institutions

The Summit will see a series of pre conclave activities organized in partnership with a number of government and non government institutions. The key partners will include MHRD, UGC NAAC, ICSSR, AICTE, NITI Aayog, MDONER, NIEPA and NEC amongst government institutions. CII, UNICEF, TATA Trusts, Azim Premji Foundation and Facebook will be the non- government partners.

Expected Outcome

The summit will result in a publication which will incorporate short listed papers and a summary of deliberations with key policy recommendations for Government of India and State governments. A working team will be formed which will prepare guidelines for bringing change in education system with a definitive model. Action Plan will be proposed to be implemented in 12 months duration in North East Region.

Submission of Papers

Policy Oriented papers and research based papers on the selected themes are invited from educationists, administrators, policy makers and scholars. Full papers (not exceeding 3000 words) are invited through email only in MS word format on or before 15th December, 2018 to the Organizing Secretary, NEIES-2019 at the email address Selected participants will be informed separately. The selected papers will be published by the University with ISBN number.


Registration fees need to be sent either in the form of DD favoring the Organizing Secretary, NEIES-2019, Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram or it can be sent through online to the following details-

United Bank of India
Account No: 1548010004107
MICR Code: 796027003
Registration Fees
Participants (with Paper to present) Rs. 1500
Participants (without paper to present) Rs. 1000
Research Scholars Rs. 500

On-the Spot registration will be available at the Venue

Organising Committee

Chief Patron

Shri Kummanam Rajasekharan
His Excellency,
The Governor of Mizoram


Shri Ashish Kundra, IAS
Commissioner & Secretary
Department of Higher & Technical Education
Government of Mizoram
Prof. K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao
Vice Chancellor
Mizoram University
Prof. R.P. Vadhera
Pro-vice Chancellor
Mizoram University


Prof. BB Mishra
Department of Education
Mizoram University

Coordinator/Organising Secretary

Dr. Lalbiakdiki Hnamte
Department of Education
Mizoram University

Co-coordinator/Joint Organising Secretary

Shri R. Lallianzuala
Joint Director
Department of Higher & Technical Education
Government of Mizoram