Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education and Development (MGIDE), is a new institute being set up by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in Nagaland. The institute is to offer an on-campus master's degree course on social work beginning July this year. The institute, which is to be spread over 20 acres of land donated by Village Council of Chuchuyimlang, is being set-up as part of a collaboration with Nagaland Gandhi Ashram (NGA) in Chuchuyimlang, Nagaland.
The proposed campus will consist of the School of Social Work, School of Agricultural Development, School of Teacher's Training, Community College, Cultural Resource and Training Centre, and Naga Arts and Crafts and Study Centre with Gandhi Museum. Envisaging an interdisciplinary approach of education and development, its major focus is to prepare professionals to promote social welfare at both micro and macro levels. It will include ICT enabled learning and full- fledged library support and regular faculty under the scheme called Educational Development of the North East (EDNERU). Virtual classrooms will also be used to broadcast lectures from Delhi, directly to students at the MGIDE campus.