Kohima, Apr 8 (PTI) Three new polytechnic institutes will soon become functional in Nagaland, state Technical Education Minister Temjen Imna Along said today.

While a polytechnic has already been inaugurated at Seithekema C in Dimapur, the second institute at Tuensang would be inaugurated on April 11 and the third institute at Phek within few days, he said.

Interacting with media persons on the sidelines of a regional workshop on technical education for the northeastern states, Along said, “the available infrastructure is poor, but we will try our best to use the infrastructure that is available now.”

On the possibilities of upgradation of Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu in Zunheboto district into a full-fledged engineering college, the minister said extensive study is being made on the feasibility.

“There are many issues and the department needs sometime to deal with issues concerning landowners, but we will make sure that a degree engineering college comes up in Nagaland,” he said.

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