Mizoram is one of the “Seven Sisters” States in the North Eastern Region of India.
The meaning of Mizoram is “land of the hill people”. Since 95% of population of
Mizoram consists of tribal people, it is the state with the highest tribal population.
The many Universities in Mizoram make it easy for the student population of the
region to seek higher education in the State itself and not migrate to the other
more developed states. The Ministry of Education has set up a university that offer
various courses in different disciplines.
Established by the Government of India, the State University in Mizoram has a large
number of colleges affiliated to it. Integrated courses in natural and physical
sciences, social sciences, humanities, forestry, and related disciplines are some
of the programs offered by the University in Mizoram. This is one of the largest
Universities in Mizoram as well as in the region not only in terms of the student
strength but also in the number of courses and disciplines offered. It has seven
departments functioning with more than 30 disciplines of study offered. Apart from
General education, the university has two professional colleges affiliated to it.
The other Universities in Mizoram include the Agricultural University. There are
seven colleges affiliated to the Agricultural University offering courses in various
allied disciplines. Some of the course include Animal husbandry, fisheries, forestry,
horticulture and veterinary sciences. The Agricultural University not only serves
Mizoram but also the other 6 states of the North east region.
Among the Universities in Mizoram, there is a Private University for finance, management
and related studies.
Two Institutes of National Importance is located in Mizoram both cater to the need
for Engineering and Technology. They are
- The National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology
- The National Institute of Technology