Mizoram University was established on July 2, 2001 by the Mizoram University Act, 2000 as a Central University the President of India as its Visitor. The objectives of the University, as laid down in the Act are "to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit, to make provisions for integrated courses in humanities, natural and physical sciences, social sciences, forestry and other allied disciplines in the educational programmes of the University; to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-disciplinary studies and research; to educate and train man-power in the development of the state of Mizoram; and to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of that State, their intellectual, academic and cultural development". Keeping these objectives in view, Mizoram University has embarked on various programmes/schemes in terms of academic and administrative development.
The jurisdiction of the Mizoram University extends to the whole of Mizoram, the erstwhile jurisdiction of Mizoram Campus of North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, which functioned till 1.7.2001. Initially, the University had 7 academic departments inherited from NEHU, but now has a total of 18 academic departments and hopes to bring the number to a total of 27 departments within the current Xth Plan. The University under NEHU functioned from various rented buildings in Aizawl for over two decades.
The present scenario of Mizoram University after four years since its birth, has changed immensely especially 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 with its 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.
* School of Economics Management & Information Sciences
* School of Forestry & Earth Sciences
* School of Life Sciences
* School of Physical Sciences
* School of Social Sciences
* School of Education & Humanities
The future academic expansion programme of Mizoram University includes the establishment of the MHRD/UGC sponsored School of Management and School of Engineering. Mizoram University commissioned Educational Consultants of India Limited (A Government of India enterprise) to prepare a draft project report on the establishment of School of Management. Accordingly Educational Consultants of India Limited prepared the Detailed Project Report (DPR) which has since been approved by Mizoram University and forwarded to MHRD and UGC for further necessary action. Mizoram University has also decided to commission EDCIL to prepare DPR on School of Engineering. It is hoped that these two schools will start functioning from 2006 – 2007.
At present, there are 29 under-graduate Colleges including 2 professional institutions affiliated to the University. The total roll-strength in these institutions is approximately 5200 students. Number of Schools functioning at present : 4. Number of departments functioning at present : 18.
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Mizoram University, Aizawl has 28 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
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