Education in Mizoram

The department of education in Mizoram is very organized and falls under the Education Directorate of Mizoram and a council minister in the Ministry of Education of the state. Before the year 1987, a group called the missionaries of the state took it upon themselves to build new schools in Mizoram and look after the primary education in the state. But it was after 1987, when the reins of education came in the hands of the cabinet ministry of Mizoram, that the education sector improved by leaps and bounds, taking the literacy figure to 91.58% as per the census reports of the year 2011.

The Education Directorate in the state of Mizoram comprises one education director, one joint education director and three deputy education directors. The education system of Mizoram can be divided into the stages of:

10+2 years of schooling
College
University

Mizo, the official language of the state is used as the medium of instruction in many schools and colleges of Mizoram. But English is encouraged and is gradually being made the medium of instruction across the education institutes of the state.

Mizo, the official language of the state is used as the medium of instruction in many schools and colleges of Mizoram. But English is encouraged and is gradually being made the medium of instruction across the education institutes of the state.

Primary and Secondary Education in Mizoram

Mizoram follows the 10+2 system of school education. There are several schools in Mizoram which have acquired a national status. School education in Mizoram was introduced by the British. Christian missionaries that worked for the uplift of the Indian society, worked towards the spread of education in Mizoram. The first school in Mizoram was set up in the capital city Aizwal in the year 1897.

Schools in Mizoram

Name of School Location Affiliation
L M Higher Secondary School Zemabawk Mara Board of School Education
Chakei English School Chakhei, Siaha Mara Board of School Education
Government Higher Secondary School Serchhip Mara Board of school Education
Synod Higher Secondary School Aizwal Mara Board of School Education
Helen Lowry School Aizwal Mara Board of School Education

College and University Education in Mizoram

After the independence of India from British rule, the government authorities in the state paid greater attention to the spread of education in Mizoram. It was thus after 1947 that colleges began to be established in cities across Mizoram and more and more citizens were encouraged to enroll in these institutions to earn degrees. Today, Mizoram is home to colleges that offer study programs on a variety of subjects. Aizawl College

Location – Aizawl
Courses Offered – Humanities (languages, social science and economics)

Government Champhai College

Location – Champhai
Courses Offered – Science
Pachhunga University College

Location – Aizawl
Courses Offered – Humanities, Commerce and Science

Government T Romana College

Location – Aizawl
Courses Offered – Arts

Mizoram University

Location – Campuses spread across cities in the state
Courses Offered – Humanities, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences

Professional Studying Options in Mizoram

With more and more students in India opting to pursue professional learning programs after completing school education, several professional degree colleges have been set up in Mizoram.

Type of Colleges College Name Degree Offered
Engineering Mizoram University, Mizoram Engineering College BE / B.Tech
Law Aizawl Law College, Liandig Puia Law College LLB
Hotel Management Government champhai College, Lunglei Government Aizawl College Certificate in food and nutrition
Nursing Civil Hospital School of Nursing Certificate course
Veterinary Science College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry B.V.Sc, A.H.
Management College of Accountancy & Management Studies MMS

Education for Non resident and Foreign Students in Mizoram

Mizoram educational institutions, especially schools in the state attract a large number of students from other parts of the country. Several citizens from countries other than India also flock to Mizoram to study in the state’s flourishing schools. The boarding schools in the state run by Christian missionaries have indeed made a name for themselves. The state government appoints special staff for overseeing the admission procedure of foreign students and NRIs in the Mizoram educational institutes.

Hostel Facilities for Students in Mizoram

Schools in Mizoram have boarding facilities. Since children from the age of five are residents in these hostels, special arrangements for food and play are made. Almost all schools of Mizoram have well equipped hostels for students from other Indian states. Security of the boarders is also taken care of and the authorities demand proper identification proofs before a student can seek admission to hostels of Mizoram schools and colleges. The boy’s hostel in the Mizoram University and the special hostel for boarders at the Mizoram Blind School need special mention because of their varied amenities.

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