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Nagaland as an Education Destination

Updated on: May 7, 2013
The education system of Nagaland provides the highest quality of education to produce statesman of international stature and peacemakers. In Nagaland, education is a continuous process in the real sense of the term, in the pursuit of excellence in every field, that the people become not only self-reliant but the state becomes a giving state.

Nagaland is a state of knowledge seekers. The people of Nagaland look forward for higher knowledge keeping in mind the value of knowledge in nation building.

The literacy rate of Nagaland figures 67.11% according to a 2001census report. The Government has taken special care for the development of elementary education in the state. Primary and Secondary education in the state is managed well by the state government. The “free and compulsory education policy” has been introduced in the state for students below the age of 14 years.

The state has one central university located at Kohima which is the highest seat of learning for the students, teachers and researchers. The National Research Centre for Mithun (NRCM) is another pioneer institute located near Medziphema.

Educational Institutions

Institutes Total
Universities 2
Colleges 40
High Schools 236
Middle Schools 418
Primary Schools 1399
Polytechnics 2
Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) 5


Number of Schools District–Wise

District Higher Secondary Schools High Schools Middle Schools Primary Schools
  Govt. Pvt. Total Govt. Pvt. Total Govt. Pvt. Total Govt. Pvt. Total
Kohima   5 5 18 41 59 40 24 64 211 28 239
Dimapur 1 4 5 17 62 79 21 26 47 171 32 203
Phek 1   1 18 7 25 30 8 38 104 20 124
Wokha       9 12 21 16 10 26 100 14 114
Zunheboto   1 1 11 18 29 24 12 36 136 15 151
Mokokchung   2 2 17 22 39 34 15 49 171 22 193
Tuensang 1   1 22 17 39 52 20 72 268 24 292
Mon 1   1 9 9 18 32 10 42 140 12 152
TOTAL 4 12 16 121 188 309 249 125 374 1301 167 1468

District – Wise Enrolment in Schools

District High Schools Middle Schools Primary Schools
  Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total
Kohima 15534 12658 28192 9108 8762 17870 11394 10972 22366
Dimapur 20982 18403 39385 8137 7744 15881 9234 8892 18126
Phek 3738 3421 7159 4551 4117 8668 5616 5408 11024
Wokha 5071 4806 9877 3195 3151 6346 5400 5200 10600
Zunheboto 6916 6789 13705 4376 4346 8722 7344 7072 14416
Mokokchung 8824 8426 17250 5101 5159 10260 9234 8892 18126
Tuensang 7695 6934 14629 7313 7218 14531 14472 13936 28408
Mon 3705 3260 6965 3945 3647 7592 7356 6930 14286
TOTAL 72465 64697 137162 45726 44144 89870 70050 67302 137352

Actual expenditure on various scholarships during 2004-2005

Sl.
No.
Name of the Scholarship Scheme Beneficiaries Amount  spent
(Rs. in Lakhs)
Sponsored by
1. Post Matric Scholarship 30309 Rs.13,94,20,878/- CSS.GOI
2. Merit Scholarship 2675 Rs.1,2909220/- Nagaland
3. Research Scholarship 69 Rs.7,97,600/- -do-
4. Technical Scholarship
(Degree & Diploma)
813 Rs.38,95,900/- -do-
5. NEC Stipend  & Book Grant 18 Rs.1,50,300/- NEC
  TOTAL 33,884/- Rs.15,71,73,898/-  

Projected expenditure likely to be incurred on various Scholarship Schemes during 2005-06

Sl.No. Scholarship Schemes Anticipated Expenditures
(in Lakhs of Rupees)
1. Post Matric Central Scholarships (Under CSS) Rs.1494.20
2. Merit  Scholarships, Technical Scholarships (State) Rs.142.85
3. Research Scholarships (State) Rs.15.83
4. General Scholarships (State) Rs.12.38
5. N.E.C (stipend & book grant) for students NER. Rs.10.00
  TOTAL 1675.26
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