Pranabananda Women’s College, Dimapur, Nagaland has played an exemplary role in providing educational opportunities to the underprivileged Naga tribal and non-tribal girls in the state of Nagaland. This institution has earned the reputation of being a premiere educational institution, regarding girl’s education in the field of higher education in Nagaland. It also holds the unique record of producing the highest number of women graduates in the Arts stream in the state.
This recognition is primarily achieved due to its institutional distinctiveness which is mainly because of the institution’s distinct policy of giving admission to all the female students in undergraduate programs, if all the potential candidates met the minimum eligibility criteria as declared by our affiliating university. Moreover, there is no entrance test and cut-off percentage for students desiring to get admitted in the institution. As most average and below average girl students face a lot of psychological and economic pressure due to uncertainty in securing admissions as many could not get admitted to the institution of their choice, this policy of ours “First come and first serve” in giving admissions ensures justice and equity among all meritorious as well as average students seeking admission in higher educational institutions. This institutional distinctiveness of ours contributes to women empowerment and human resources amalgamation, leading to national development because in the absence of higher educational institutions denying admissions to average and below average students, naturally the girl students drop out rate will increase in higher education, which in the long run will contribute to be a hurdle in women’s development and empowerment.