Pachhunga University College (PUC)
Year Founded: 1958
Affiliation: Mizoram University
Contact No: 0389 - 2322257, 2327095
Location: College Veng , Aizawl, Mizoram, India - 796001
Pachhunga University College, Aizawl was established in 1958. The start of the college was primarily the behest of the enthusiastic locals in order to meet the growing need of higher education among the native Mizo youth. The faculty originally comprised a team of Christian missionaries, with a few educated natives, worked purely on voluntary basis. At the onset, classes were conducted at the Theatre Hall itself, and toward the end of 1961, the college moved to an abandoned warehouse at Children's Park. In 1962 the college was renamed Pachhunga Memorial College (PMC) after the philanthropic entrepreneur Mr. Pachhunga, he and his family who were outstanding benefactors of the college since its inception.
The college was relocated to its permanent campus in June 1965. On July 1 1965, the Assam Government declared provincialization, and the name was once more changed to Pachhunga Memorial Government College (PMGC).’ Permanent teachers were appointed only in 1967 under the Assam Public Service Commission. When the Mizoram Union Territory was formed in 1972, the management of the college was handed over to the Government of Mizoram. Eventually, the entire administration was taken over by North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) on 19 April 1979, and became the one and only constituent college of the university, and the name ultimately becoming Pachhunga University College (PUC). With the setting up of Mizoram University on 2 July 2002, the authority was once again signed over to the new university; and remain as such ever since.
There are five academic buildings, one central library, one administrative building, one departmental office, seven staff quarters, two hostels each for boys and for girls, an auditorium; two cafeterias; NSS/Students’ Union Office, power generator room, ring well, basketball court, volleyball court, playground with pavilion, and seismological observatory. Academic buildings are multi-storeyed consisting of class rooms and laboratories. In addition, Academic Block 1 consists of Student's Counseling Centre, Internet Resource Centre and Health Clinic. Academic Block 2 consists of a workshop/maintenance cell.
Science Building consists of Student's Recreational Hall and IGNOU Centre 1923. The administrative building is divided into Principal's chamber, establishment cell, finance cell, faculty common room and departmental offices. Auditorium also consists of badminton court and a cafeteria. There are 28 rooms in the girls' hostel, and 56 in the boys', and each is a double room. Therefore, there are 56 girl and 112 boys hostelers. A free access Internet Resource Centre, the first of its kind in Mizoram,established under NER FIST of the Department of Science and Technology, is maintained for teachers and students. All offices and departmental rooms are linked with internet connectivity through broadband service.
Courses offered by Pachhunga University College (PUC)