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Established in 2000, Mizoram University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Aizawl (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Mizoram. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Mizoram University (MZU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Mizoram University (MZU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 17 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Indian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. MZU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.
The university is the fruit of the Mizoram Accord between Mizo National Front and Government of India on 30 June 1986. However, it was not creat
Mizoram University has changed immensely after the recent move of the main administration and some academic departments to its permanent campus at Tanhril, Aizawl. Except for a few remaining academic departments, the Sports Cell, the Medical Clinic and Central Library, the university is now well consolidated in its main campus. A plot of land measuring 978.1988 acres (395.8630 ha) with lush greenery and scenic hills, leased by the Government of Mizoram at Tanhril, serves as the permanent campus of Mizoram University. It is now undergoing a sea change, thanks to the development and construction works taking place with the help of the sum of Rs. 25 crores from DoNER and anticipated commitment of UGC Grant for the Infrastructure of Development of Mizoram University under Xth Plan amounting to Rs. 43.50 Crores.
Forests and flora
The Mizoram University campus contains regenerating tropical wet evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, including a protected forested water catchment reserve in the north and a small biodiversity park. A number of streams flow through the campus. Setlak Lui (Lui = river in Mizo) runs along the valley and is joined by Rultawi Lui, Hratdawng Lui, Lalmangkhawng Lui, and Lungsumzau Lui. Kel Lui and Chengkawl Lui also flow through the area. These streams mostly flow in a north-westerly direction to join the Tlawng River.
The plant life includes 384 species of vascular plants in 290 genera and 107 families. Common plants species include trees like Aporusa octandra, Castanopsis tribuloides, Schima wallichii, Bischofia javanica, and Anogeissus acuminata, shrubs like Melastoma nepalensis and Clerodedrum infortunatum, herbaceous plants like Imperata cylindrica, Erianthus longisetosus, Bidens biternata, and Knoxia corymbosa, and invasive alien species including Chromolaena odorata and Mikania micrantha. Bamboo species present include Melocanna baccifera, Dendrocalamus hamiltonii and Dendrocalamus longispathus.
The campus also has a rich diversity of animal species. Among reptiles, there are 23 species of snakes in four families, including Boiga cyanea, Elaphe porphyracea, Gonyosoma prasina, Pareas monticola, Rhabdops bicolor, Trachischium tenuiceps, Rhabdophis subminiatus, Trimerusurus erythrurus, Bungarus niger, Naja kaouthia, and Ophiophagus hannah. The campus is noted as an eBird hotspot with about 50 species listed at present including species such as Eurasian Wryneck, Black-crested Bulbul and many others.Mammals such as Hoary-bellied Squirrel and Pallas’s Squirrel also occur.
Mizoram University Students Council (MZUSC) is primarily responsible for building and preserving a healthy political culture in the campus. The Students Council holds Freshers to welcome new students and also a University festival called Vibrio.
Mizoram University has an Annual Magazine called Lunglohtui and a monthly newsletter called Silhouette published by the Department of Mass Communication.
The library has barcode technology and an RFID library management system. Free online access is available though the Internet.
Mizoram University has a well equipped gym with football, basketball and table tennis facilities. An annual sports meet is held once a year in September. Mizoram University has a football team which has been champion of East Zone Inter University Tournament in 2008 and 2009, Runner up in 2010. Quarter finalist of all India Inter university football tournament in 2008 and 2010 and Champion in 2010.
Mizoram University have two girls’ hostel with a capacity of 100 and a girls’ hostel with a capacity of 30. Four units of a boys’ Hostel (capacity of 100) are available.
Schools and departments
- There are 8 schools and 35 departments functioning.
|School of Economics Management & Information Sciences||School of Earth Sciences & Natural Resources Management|
|School of Life Sciences||School of Physical Sciences|
|School of Social Sciences||School of Education & Humanities|
|School of Engineering & Technology|
|Computer Engineering department (UG)
Electronics and Communication Engineering department (UG)
Electrical Engineering department (UG)
Information Technology department (UG)
Civil Engineering department (UG)
|School of Fine Arts , Architecture & Fashion|
Pachhunga University College is the only constituent college of the university.It is located toward the hub of Aizawl, at College Veng. It was established on 15 August 1958. It had been the constituent college of NEHU, and with the establishment of Mizoram University, the legal administration was automatically handed over to the new university. The college offers 19 subjects – 11 arts, seven science and one commerce. Annual enrolment of students averages 1280. There are 86 permanent teaching faculty.
Software Technology Park of India
Mizoram University has provided 5 acres of land to establish Software Technology Parks of India for which an MoU has been signed for a 66 year lease.
At present, there are 31 undergraduate colleges, including 2 professional institutions and 1 constituent college. The total roll-strength in these institutions is approximately 87,500 students, excluding that of the constituent college.