Which of these CMs from Northeast has highest educational qualifications?


TNT News | Sept 11, 2018: 

Leaders are entrusted with the responsibility to lead the state in the path of growth and development while ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. Yes! That is the job of a Chief Minister of any state.

But does a CM needs to be well-read and educationally equipped before undertaking such a crucial role? And majority of our readers say YES!

Besides his/her leadership qualities, a leader needs to be equipped with the all-round knowledge about his/her state and requires to keep himself/herself updated with the political, societal and economical developments outside the boundaries of their respective states.

So, let us have a look at the educational qualifications of the Chief Ministers of all the 8 states of the Northeast; Whether they are up for the job or not, you be the judge …

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Know your chief minister: Find out which CM has the highest educational qualifications in Northeast

 1. Assam:

Sarbananda Sonowal: The 56-yr-old chief minister of Assam, who represents Majuli constituency, is a Graduate professional. He completed his LLB from GU. Law College, Guwahati University in 1996. On the same year, Sonowal completed his BCJ from Guahati University in Assam.

Arunachal Pradesh: 

Pema Khandu: The 39-yr-old chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, who represents Mukto constituency, completed his Graduation with honours in History from Hindu College, Delhi University in 2000.

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Conrad K Sangma: The 40-yr-old chief minister of Meghalaya, who represents South Tura constituency, is a Post Graduate. He completed his Masters in Business Administration from Imperial College, University of London in 2005.


Neiphiu Rio: The 67-yr-old chief minister of Nagaland, who represents Northern Angami II constituency, completed his Graduation (Bachelor of Arts) from Kohima Arts College in Kohima, Nagaland under North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in 1978.

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Biplab Kumar Deb: The 48-yr-old chief minister of Tripura, who represents Banamalipur constituency (West Tripura), is also a Graduate (Bachelor of Arts). He completed his Graduation from Tripura University in 1999.


N Biren Singh: As of 2017, this 57-yr-old chief minister of Manipur, who represents Heingang constituency, completed his Graduation (Bachelor of Arts) from Manipur University in 1981.

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Lal Thanhawla: The 76-yr-old chief minister of Mizoram, who represents Serchhip constituency, is also a Graduate (Bachelor of Arts). He completed his Graduation from Guahati University in 1964.


Pawan Chamling: And we have our winner; the CM with the highest educational qualifications is 66-yr-old chief minister of Sikkim (longest serving chief minister in India), Pawan Chamling. Chamling, who represents Namchi Singhithang (South) constituency, is a Doctorate (Doctor of Philosophy).

(Please note: These details are compiled based on the inputs provided by the politicians in their affidavits.)