Yunus Social Business Centre
Mizoram University is a Central University established by an Act of Indian Parliament (No. 8 of 2000) and it became functional from 2nd July 2001. It is the only Central University in the State of Mizoram. The University at present has a total of 37 functioning academic departments offering UG, PG. M.Phil, Ph.D programmes. It has one constituent college and 35 affiliated colleges. Mizoram University has been credited ‘A’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2019. The University, as part of its academic programme and social responsibility, is involved in various community and rural development activities.
Attracted by the noble idea and practice of social business, Mizoram University desired to establish Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) in the campus. This desire prompted the University to contact the Yunus Centre in Dhaka, Bangladesh for possibility of establishing YSBC in Mizoram University. The Yunus Centre then came forward with no hesitation in granting permission to establish YSBC in the University. After few formalities – signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Agreement, the Mizoram University – Yunus Social Business Centre (MZU-YSBC) came into existence on 8th July, 2020 as partner institution in promoting social business.