There are many things that go into making an institution a great place of learning. Whether it is the environment, the campus facilities, the teaching faculty, the activities, or the whole college experience, these few institutions instantaneously come to mind at the mention of ‘higher education’ in Nagaland. Needless to say, these colleges have also produced thousands of eminent personalities in different fields.
KOHIMA SCIENCE COLLEGE
Founded in 1961, Kohima Science College is one of the oldest colleges in the state and is highly acclaimed for its undergraduate science education. The college which began with a humble enrolment of 21 students has now grown to over a thousand and is one of the most sought after colleges in Nagaland. The premier institution is a NAAC accredited college, which was graded ‘A’ during 2012.
ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, JAKHAMA
St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama is the first college established by the Catholic Church in Nagaland and was inaugurated in the year 1985. The college offers a wide range of courses and also has one of the best campuses. It has an enrolment of over 3000 students and has, over the years, earned the distinction of being a prestigious institution. The College is accredited grade ‘A’ by NAAC in the current year.
PATKAI CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Patkai Christian College was established in the year 1966 as a Christian liberal college that firmly believes that education is for the whole man in a framework of moral absolutes. Apart from the various courses it offers, Patkai Christian College is particularly known for its music courses. The Margaret Shishak School of Music (MSSM) of Patkai Christian College was established to provide music education for North East India and beyond with the prime objective of providing students with a strong musical foundation, and effective musicianship and leadership skills so as to equip them to serve God in the field of music.
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Kohima College was established in the year 1967 as the first private college in Kohima and was later taken over by the government of Nagaland during 2006. Spread across an area of 28.27 acres, the College has a three-storied building comprising of 3 blocks and among other facilities, it also has a digitized library. The college has made tremendous progress over the last few decades, producing over 10,000 graduates and can also said to be one of the biggest colleges in Nagaland, catering to the academic needs of over 1400 students every year.
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FAZL ALI COLLEGE, MOKOKCHUNG
Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung, established in the year 1959, is the oldest college in Nagaland and is committed to molding young minds and producing conscious citizens who can bring about social change and development. Fazl Ali College was a private college until 1962, after which it was taken over by the government of Nagaland. The college also introduced science stream in 1983 and now offers undergraduate courses in numerous subjects.
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