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Best Practices

Creation of ‘Mizoram RUSA’ WhatsApp Group: For quick and efficient communication and dissemination of information of urgent nature, a WhatsApp Group ‘Mizoram RUSA’ was created. Official in the State Project Directorate, TSG and SHEC, all Principals and Institutional Coordinators are made members of the Group

Engagement of Consultancy Firm: A Consultancy firm is engaged as design and built contractor to work in close cooperation with the State Project Directorate and its TSG in preparation of Detailed Project Reports and execution of the various components of Projects under RUSA. The engagement of consultancy firm with proper MoU is expected to promote efficiency in project execution as it has enabled the State Higher Education Council to act independently without the involvement of State PWD.

Engagement of Consultancy Firm: A Consultancy firm is engaged as design and built contractor to work in close cooperation with the State Project Directorate and its TSG in preparation of Detailed Project Reports and execution of the various components of Projects under RUSA. The engagement of consultancy firm with proper MoU is expected to promote efficiency in project execution as it has enabled the State Higher Education Council to act independently without the involvement of State PWD.

Participation of Local Civil Society, Voluntary Organization: A local civil society called ‘Mizoram Chhimbial chhantu’ has taken active part voluntarily in the process of allotment of land for the proposed Engineering College. The largest and the most active voluntary organization in the State known as ‘the Young Mizo Association’ (YMA) has a representation in the State Higher Education Council as well.

Formation of Expert Committee for Mizoram Engineering College: An Expert Committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of the State to take certain important decisions related to allotment of land, technical advice. Members are drawn from diverse field viz. administration, Engineering, representative and expert from Mizoram University and NIT Mizoram Campus.

 

Academic reforms: 
1) All colleges have introduced Semester System. The process of switching over to CBCS has been initiated to be fully implemented from 2016-2017 Academic Session. 
2) The state government made it mandatory for all faculty members to be available in the institution at least for 5 hours a day as per UGC Regulation to ensure easy access to the students. 
3) All the institutions have introduced mechanism for students’ feedback. 
4) Institutions are being equipped to make teaching learning process technology enabled.

Governance reforms: 
1) The State has already constituted State Higher Education Councils by executive order to carry out some of the detailed policy, planning and supervision functions. 
2) The State has created Board of Governors and Project Monitoring Units in all Institutions to exercise certain degree of autonomy to plan and manage their affairs in a way so as to achieve the state, local/regional objectives.

Affiliation reforms: The State does not have its own State University; all the Colleges in the State except Govt. Hindi Trainning College affiliated to CIH, Agra are affiliated to Mizoram University (Central University). 
Tight regulation and control on establishment of new colleges is being undertaken. The state’s Higher & Technical Education Dept. and State Higher Education Council approved opening of two private Colleges at Aizawl and Lunglei which come up in areas where they are really needed.

Administrative reforms: 
1) Principals of some Colleges who are appointed to take charge as stop gap arrangement are to be recruited as per UGC Regulation. Advertisement for the same has been notified and selection process of will be undertaken by Mizoram Public Service Commission shortly. 
2) Colleges are given autonomy in the process of students’ admission within the frame of the reservation policy of government of India as well as the state government.
3) All teachers qualified for promotion in Stage II,III, IV & V under CAS (UGC) are being promoted and processed for promotion to their respective grades. 
4) The State Government has lifted ban on faculty recruitment 
5) As resolved by the SHEC meeting held on 31st July, 2015, the Council has submitted representation on 12th August, 2015 to the Hon’ble Chief Minister , Mizoram to explore possibility to fill up the vacant post at least in phase manner.

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