Mizoram University was created by an Act of Parliament (No. 8 of 2000) and it became functional from 2nd July, 2001. The University is located at Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram and is spread over 978.1988 acres in an area on the outskirts of the city. Prior to the existence of Mizoram University, the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) with headquarters at Shillong was operating a campus in Mizoram. Headed by a Pro-Vice Chancellor, the then Mizoram Campus of NEHU consisted of seven Post-Graduate Departments, namely, Economics, Education, English, Forestry, Mizo, Psychology and Public Administration. During the last 22 years of its existence, Mizoram University has made considerable progress in terms of infrastructure, academic programmes, manpower and support services.
Mizoram University was accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC in 2014 and 2019. It was also awarded ISO Certification in 2018. The University was ranked as one of the top 100 Universities in India, assessed by the NIRF rankings from 2016 to 2023 under MHRD. In the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022, Mizoram University secured 1st Rank in North-East Region of India. Mizoram University ranked 1st among the central universities of the North East region by bagging the 13th position in the Indian Institutional Ranking Framework (IIRF) 2023’s Top 20 Central Universities catagory. The University has 39 functioning academic departments offering UG, PG and Ph.D. programmes under 10 Schools of Study. The University has 40 affiliated colleges and one constituent college. The University is one of the pioneering Universities in the country which has successfully implemented the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) since 2013. In line with the NEP 2020 Mizoram University is progressing towards offering programmes that envisage broad based, multi-diciplinary and holistic education at various levels of UG and PG Programmes.
The University was awarded Grade ‘A’ by the Mizoram State Pollution Control Board which conducted a Green Audit of the University Campus during the months of March-April 2013. It is an eco-friendly University and is one of the first Universities in the country to run effectively on Solar Power System. The Academic Buildings, Hostels, Administrative Blocks and the streetlights within the Campus are all supported by the Solar photo voltaic power plant for electricity.
The University provides facilities for Disabled and Visually Challenged students and staff. All buildings in the University Campus have ramps for wheelchairs; disabled-friendly washrooms are also available in the hostels.
Faculty and students play an active role in extension activities like the Red Ribbon Club, Techno Club, NSS and SPIC MACAY- Heritage Club. Several members of the faculty and students are also actively involved in social services, some of which are curriculum stipulated.
The University from its inception encourages its students to take part in Sports and Cultural Activities. The University has a Sports department with different coaches. Every year the students participate in the East Zone Inter University Sports and in the All India Inter University Sports.
Mizoram University is about an hour’s drive from the heart of the main city of Aizawl, the capital of the State of Mizoram. The University provides transportation at a highly subsidized rate. The City is connected by Air from Kolkata, Guwahati & Imphal. It is also well connected by road from Silchar, Guwahati, Shillong etc. The nearest Railhead is Silchar. Mizoram has a pleasant climate and is generally cool in summer and not very cold in winter. The temperature varies from 11°C to 21°C in winter and between 20°C and 29°C in summer. Mizoram has great natural beauty and is also very rich in flora and fauna.
The University is ranked 76th position in NIRF 2023.