The Government Champhai College, Champhai, Mizoram was established originally as a private college in 1971 by the philanthropists of Champhai town and neighboring villages. The founders objective was providing collegiate education to the students of this remote hilly tribal town near the international border of India with Myanmar. It was initially affiliated to Guwahati University, then to North Eastern Hill University in 1973. From 2 July 2001, upon the creation of the Mizoram University that came up in Aizawl, the affiliation was directly transferred to the new university. In 1978 the college attained the status of deficitgrants-in-aid College under Mizoram Government. The college started degree courses in science in 1997. The pre-university course that was introduced in 1995 has now been delinked and the institute has only under-graduate programmes. The college received UGC recognition under 2f and 12B in 1987.