Manipur education minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam on Monday called on the chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Vineet Joshi to discuss about the prevailing conditions of the D M College of Teacher Education (DMCTE) and Hindi Teachers’ Training College, (HTTC) in Imphal at NCTE Office, Dwarka, according to official sources.

During the meeting the minister apprised the chairperson, NCTE about the steps taken by the State Government in making good of the shortcomings of the institutions and for restoring the recognition granted to the B Ed course of DMCTE and for conducting Hindi Shakshan Parangat Programme of HTTC considering the importance of the institutions in the State and the education system.

D M College of Teacher Education, Imphal runs two courses, ie BEd and Med.

Dr Radheshyam also met with the secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC), Prof Rajnish Jain at his office chamber and impressed upon him to grant the recognition of Dhanamanjuri University under Section 12 (B) of UGC Act at the earliest to facilitate availing grants and funds from UGC and other funding agencies. The DMU has already received 2(F) recognition under the UGC Act.

The Minister said that the committee meeting will be held soon and is hopeful that the Ministry will work for the upliftment of the education sector in Manipur.

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