Saiha College

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Government Saiha College
Motto To grade up
Established 20 July 1978
Type Public
Principal C. Zohupa
Administrative staff
28 teaching, 19 non-teaching
Location Saiha, Mizoram, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Mizoram University

Government Saiha College is the only college in Saiha district of Mizoram, northeast India. It is the first college in southern Mizoram. It was established in 1978 as a result of public demand, and recognised by the Government of Mizoram in 1979. It started as only arts college. It is now under the jurisdiction of the Mizoram University and under recognition of the University Grants Commission (India).

Under governmental organisation of Mizoram, it operates as a branch of the Mizoram College Teachers' Association.[1]


The demand for an institute of higher education in Chhimtuipui district (from which Saiha district would later split up) emerged in 1974. In June 1974, a demand committee was organised under the chair of K. Paichho, the then Executive Member of Mara Autonomous District Council. However, financial constraint prevented immediate action. By public pressure, Saiha College was inaugurated on 20 July 1978 with only a pre-university course. The Government of Mizoram sanctioned permission/recognition the next year, on 2 November 1979. It received affiliation from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, in 1980. Bachelor's degree course was started in 1980, and was recognised by the university in 1984. Science subject was introduced in 1988. Honours degree subjects were initiated in 1986 in political science and history. The college was upgraded to the status of deficit grant-in-aid system under the state government in 1985. It became a full-fledged government college in 1992. NEHU issued permanent affiliation in 1995. Affiliation was transferred to Mizoram University, when the university was created in 2001.[2]


The college campus with an area of 6.5 ha (5.6 in revenue measurement) was allocated by the Mara Autonomous District Council on 14 February 1984. The college has buildings for classrooms (separate for arts and science), office, girls' hostel, library, laboratory, students' common room, parking lot, canteen and staff quarters. There is a regular servicing college bus.[3]


  • Department of English
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of History
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Mizo

Distance learning[edit]

Government Saiha College offers postgraduate courses in public administration, economics, political science, sociology, and English, though IGNOU.[4]


  1. ^ MCTA (2012). "About Mizoram College Teachers' Association". Mizoram College Teachers' Association. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Government Saiha College (2011–2012). "About Government Saiha College, Saiha". Government Saiha College. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Government Saiha College (2011–2012). "Management:Government Saiha College". Government Saiha College. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Government Saiha College (2011–2012). "IGNOU courses". Government Saiha College. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 

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