The population of the Northeast according to census data is going to be youth dominated in 2020 as is the case with the rest of India. This youthful workforce if harnessed well can be national asset and be the key positive driver for the NER. However if adequate opportunities are not provided for their development and empowerment to achieve their full potential the youthful population of the region could create obstacles leading to uncertainties about the future.
The world today witnesses substantial change in terms of the nature of opportunities, choices, career paths that are available for youth. Therefore there is a need to orient our educational system to suit the changing demands of time. The rigid education system in terms of methods of teaching, content, transmitting existing knowledge should move towards research & innovation and rewarding creativity extensively. There is a strong political will (UPA efforts Higher Education Sector) to do so and the students must actively join to change the education system and ensure that the academic committee reflects on it.
There have been many institutions for higher education created for students in the north east to expose them to new ideas and opportunities. There is a long standing tradition of students from the north east travelling to other parts of India and abroad to seek newer different avenues of learning.