The proposal for setting up of Technical and Medical University at Ziro had been doing round for quite sometimes now but the people has yet to see any initiative to this effect- the cabinet decision of which was taken during the year 2003. And when it was thought that the proposal had bitten the dust, ex-minister Padi Richo claimed that the state Government has agreed in principle to set-up Technical and
“The state Govt. has agreed in principle to allow the World Institution Building Programme (WIBP) to construct the proposed Technological and Medical University (TMU) at Ziro with its 100 percent funds, claimed Building & Others Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Padi Richo.
State Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu gave his consent during a meeting with him, Richo further claimed, adding the state Govt. would invite the WIBP representatives soon to finalize the draft legislation to be passed by the state assembly to pave the way for the TMU.
Though the state cabinet had taken a decision to this effect in May 2003 and the local people had donated about 150 hectare of land for the ambitious project, but the project couldn’t come through, Richo said in a statement, and hoped that it would see the light of the day now.”
-The Arunachal Times
Considering the lone NEC funded technical institution NERIST (North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology) the state has, to impart technical education; setting up of Technical and Medical University is all the more required, but the question is how much the government is committed now, when after cabinet decision during May 2003, the project couldn’t kick off even after 4 years? Would the land donors create hurdles as was done with the St. Claret College, Ziro? Or is it just another political gimmick considering the approaching assembly election which is hardly 2 years from now? Or indeed, finally the Technical and Medical University at Ziro see the light of the day?