Mizoram University

Summary

Mizoram University
Mizoram University logo.png
MottoGreater Deeds Remain
TypePublic university
Established2001 (2001)
Vice-ChancellorK.R.S. Sambasiva Rao
Academic staff
246[1]
Students3,132[1]
Undergraduates424[1]
Postgraduates1,948[1]
760[1]
Location, ,
796004
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23°44′22″N 92°39′54″E / 23.7394°N 92.6651°E / 23.7394; 92.6651Coordinates: 23°44′22″N 92°39′54″E / 23.7394°N 92.6651°E / 23.7394; 92.6651
CampusRural
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU
Websitewww.mzu.edu.in

Mizoram University is a central university under the University Grants Commission, Government of India, and was established on 2 July 2001, by the Mizoram University Act (2000) of the Parliament of India.[2] The President of India is the official Visitor, and the Governor of Mizoram acts as the Chief Rector as per Mizoram University (Amendment) Bill, 2007.[3]

History

The university is the fruit of the Mizoram Peace Accord between Mizo National Front and Government of India on 30 June 1986.[4] However, it was not created de novo. The North Eastern Hill University, with its headquarters at Shillong had already run its Mizoram campus since 1978.[5] The Mizoram University Act by the Parliament of India officially established the school on 2 July 2001, incorporating all the facilities of the existing Mizoram campus of NEHU. The jurisdiction of the university, therefore, extends to the whole of Mizoram. Initially, the university had seven academic departments inherited from NEHU, but it now has a total of 18 academic departments. It 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.

Mizoram University Entrance

Campus

Mizoram University with surrounding tropical forests in the campus

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 978.2 acres (395.9 ha) with lush greenery and scenic hills, leased by the Government of Mizoram at Tanhril, serves as the permanent campus of Mizoram University.[6] 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. Several streams flow through the campus. Setlak Lui (Lui means 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.[7] 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.[7]

Animal diversity

Eurasian Wryneck photographed on campus

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.[8] The campus is noted as an eBird hotspot with about 60 species listed at present including species such as Eurasian Wryneck, Black-crested Bulbul and many others.[9] Mammals such as Hoary-bellied Squirrel and Pallas's Squirrel also occur.

Mizoram university Building

Organisation and administration

Schools and departments

There are 9 schools 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 & PG)
Electrical Engineering department (UG)
Information Technology department (UG)
Civil Engineering department (UG)
Food Technology department

School of Fine Arts, Architecture & Fashion School of Medical & Paramedical

Centers

Centre for study on disability

The centre for the study on disability is the first of its kind in the country which was inaugurated by Mizoram CM Pu Lalthanhawla in 2018. It joint initiative of the National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities, Calcutta and the department of social work, Mizoram University.[10]

Incubation Centre

The incubation centres are the first of its kind to be hosted by a central university in the eastern region which will cater to the needs of people having novel ideas and provide them facilities to work with their ideas for startups. The Management Department of Mizoram University supports the Incubation Centre.[11] Mizoram Kailawn, a platform to promote entrepreneurship in Mizoram is one of the outcomes of the Incubation Centre.[12]

Women's study center

Constituent college

Pachhunga University College is the only constituent college of the university.[13] 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.[14][15]

Affiliates

At present, there are 31 undergraduate colleges, including two professional institutions and one constituent college. The total roll-strength in these institutions is approximately 87,500 students, excluding that of the constituent college.

Academics

Rankings

University and College rankings
General – India
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[16]67

The university was ranked 67th among universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020[16] and in the 100th overall.[16] According to Outlook-ICARE rankings 2019 of top Central universities, Mizoram University ranked 12th overall.[17]

Student life

Student Union

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.

Publication

Mizoram University has an Annual Magazine called Lunglohtui and a monthly newsletter called Silhouette published by the Department of Mass Communication. It has several journals such as Science & Technology Journal, Administrative Studies, Management Convergence, Contemporary Social Scientist, Geographic Journal, Journal of Literature and Culture Studies and the Mizoram University Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences that are published by various departments and schools of Mizoram University.[18]

Library

The library has barcode technology and an RFID library management system. Free online access is available through the Internet.

Sports

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.[19]

Accommodation

Mizoram University has 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.2 more hostels are under construction in the Campus. The campus also has a University Guesthouse for guests and students. There is also a Church inside the campus.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mizoram University Data for NIRF'2021'". Mizoram University.
  2. ^ The Mizoram University Act of 25 April 2000 Archived 3 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Further Discussion On The Mizoram University". indiankanoon.org. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Mizoram Accord, 1986". www.satp.org.
  5. ^ "Library, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India".
  6. ^ "Introduction". Mizoram University Website. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  7. ^ a b Lalchhuanawma (2008) Ecological studies on plant diversity and productivity of herbaceous species in Mizoram university campus at Tanhril, Aizawl, Mizoram (N.E. India). PhD Thesis, Mizoram University, Aizawl. http://hdl.handle.net/10603/1207
  8. ^ Laltanpuia TC, Lalrinchhana C, Lalnunsanga, Lalrotluanga, Hmingthansanga R, Kumari A, Renthlei V, Lalrintluangi S, Lalremsanga HT (2008) Snakes of Mizoram University Campus, Tanhril, Aizawl with notes on their identification keys. Science Vision 8(4): 112-127. URL: http://www.sciencevision.org/current_issue/dl/Lalremsanga%20et%20al.%20Snakes%20Reptilia%20Serpentes%20of%20Mizoram%20University%20Campus%20Tanhril%20Aizawl%20with%20notes%20on%20their%20identification%20keys.pdf
  9. ^ ebird. "eBird--Mizoram University Campus". eBird. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  10. ^ Khojol, Henry. "Centre for study on disability". The Telegraph. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Centre for ideas at university". The Telegraph India. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Mizoram Kailawn-A platform to promote entrepreneurship". egov.eletsonline.com. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  13. ^ "The Pachhunga University College". PUC Website. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  14. ^ "Signing of MOU for Software Technology Park of India". Department of Information & Communication Technology. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  15. ^ "MoU signed for Software park in Mizoram". Assam Tribune. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  16. ^ a b c "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  17. ^ "Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019: Top 25 Central Universities". Outlook India. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  18. ^ https://www.mzu.edu.in/
  19. ^ PC Lala. "MZU-in East Zone Inter University Football Tournament thleng dawn". Inkhel.com. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.

External links

  • Official website