Nagaland will soon have a Christian University which will offer all subjects for secular students in their higher academic pursuance, providing hi-tech and in tune with the rest of the global universities with an atmosphere of Christian ethics.
The University, christened as North East Christian University (NECU) will be established on a 247 acres of land at Medziphema village some 30 km away from the hustle-bustle of Dimapur town.
The initial project is budgeted with an estimated amount of Rs. 180 crore of which, the lion share would be borne by American Baptist friends.
‘Out of the estimated project cost, ‘Friends of NECU from America’ will give Rs. 120 crore and the churches’ burden here will be only Rs. 60 crore,’ Retd. Chief Secretary of Nagaland and current member of NECU governing body, Alemtemshi said.
According to NECU pro-vice chancellor, Reverend Dr. A.K. Lama, a university with an environment of Christian ethics has been a corporate dream of the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India (CBCNEI).
The foundation was laid by CBCNEI president, K.C. Momin recently in the presence of Nagaland’s parliamentary secretary for Higher and Technical Education, Deo Nukhu and a host of representatives from various churches in Northeast India.