It is a matter of honor and immense pleasure that destiny has given me an opportunity to lead Mizoram University.
Higher education scenario globally has witnessed a significant change in approach and a remarkable growth. Higher education in India too, has readily adapted to the global demands and every institution has geared up to meet the global challenges by harnessing the latest technologies in education front. The move towards inter-disciplinary studies, research based and interactive learning with technology integration have opened several options as well as created multiple challenges. India is at a juncture where a huge population of young men and women are opting for higher education. In the wake of privatization of education on increase in India, the major focus is on creating an optimized and vibrant platform for quality in knowledge enhancement and bridging the gap between academia and industry with an objective to build up core competence in students integrating knowledge with skills on the foundation of ethics and values.
A strong believer and practitioner of the dictum “Knowledge is Power”, Mizoram University has been on the path of delivering quality education by developing the young human resources with ethical and moral values, while boosting their leadership qualities, research culture and innovative skills. Built on a sprawling 978.19acres and another campus measuring 750 acres in the city, Pachhunga University College - a constituent college of About The University), with lush greenery and scenic hills, serves as the permanent campus of Mizoram University, this ‘temple of learning’ has excellent and state-of- the-art infrastructure facilities conducive to higher teaching-learning environment and research. The main objective of About The University is to provide higher education of global standards and hence, all the programs are designed to meet international standards. Highly experienced and qualified faculty members, continuously engaged in the maintenance and enhancement of student-centric learning environment through innovative pedagogy, form the backbone of About The University.
All the programs offered by Mizoram University follow the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with Outcome Based Approach. The flexibility in the curriculum has been designed with industry-specific goals in mind and the educator enjoys complete freedom to appropriate the syllabus by incorporating the latest knowledge and stimulating the creative minds of the students. Bench marked with the course of studies of various institutions of repute, our curriculum is extremely contemporary and is a result of brainstorming efforts of great think- tanks: a large number of faculty members, experts from industries and research level organizations. The evaluation mechanism employs continuous assessment with grade point averages. We believe sincerely that it will meet the aspirations of all stakeholders – students, parents and the employers of the graduates and postgraduates of Mizoram University.
At Mizoram University, research, consultancy and innovation are regarded as our pillars of success. Most of the faculty members of About The University are involved in research by attracting funded projects from various funding agencies. The outcome of the research is passed on to students through live projects from industries. The entrepreneurial zeal of the students is encouraged and nurtured. Our faculty teach students as liberal arts college model with research as base for teaching and approach towards problem solving ability and societal issues in mind.
Mizoram University has introduced structured training programs on soft-skills and preparatory training for competitive examinations are offered to make students more employable and towards 100% placement. The entrepreneurship development activities and establishment of “Technology Incubation Centers” in About The University extend full support to the budding entrepreneurs to nurture their ideas with innovation and creativity and establish an enterprise for knowledge transfer and wealth creation.
We plan to establish now centre for excellence in biological, physical and social sciences in collaboration with lead centres from India and abroad. We are developing model to give opportunity to Mizoram young community to have international exposure. We soon collaborate with National Institute of Health, National Honors Society –USA to establish International Intern programs and Semester exchanges and accreditations. I strongly believe Mizoram University is marching ahead in the right direction, providing a holistic education to the future generation and playing a positive role in nation building. We reiterate our endeavour to provide premium quality education accessible to all and an environment for the growth of over-all personality development leading to generating “Global Professionals”.
I would like to conclude by quoting Guru Rabindranath Tagore that “The higher education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with our existence.”
Welcome to the portals of Mizoram University!
K. R. S. Sambasiva Rao