Pachhunga University College is the Constituent College of Mizoram University. The college is accredited A+ (Cgpa-3.51) in 2016 and also selected as College With Potential for Excellence .The college caters Undergraduate degree course in Arts, Science and Commerce.The college also have 6 add on courses and UGC-Community college- Diploma in Mushroom Cultivation.
The college was established on 15th August 1958 as ‘Aijal College’ to become the first institution of higher education in Mizoram. It was founded and managed by a group of Mizo elders among which Mr. Pachhunga, a leading entrepreneur of the day, was the major benefactor, and after his demise the college was renamed Pachhunga Memorial College.
The college was provincialized by the Assam Government in 1965 and the college became Pachhunga Memorial Government College (PMG).The college was renamed Pachhunga College in 1977. On April 19, 1979 the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) adopted and upgraded it as its only constituent college to become a pace-setting institution. The college eventually received its fourth name Pachhunga University College (PUC). With the establishment of Mizoram University, the entire management was handed over to the new university on July, 2001.
The college caters undergraduate courses in 21 subject areas of Arts, Science and Commerce streams. The academic programme include, apart from effective class room teaching, internal semester test for semester system students (introduced in 2011-12 academic session) two terminal exams, periodic class tests, seminars, assignments, remedial courses, field studies etc. The college also promotes students exposure through study tours and excursion inside and outside the State. The college is a student centric centre. Students’ welfare is the number one priority inside the college. The college is also the leader among all college in terms of research activities and publications. The college is also selected under “Star college scheme" by the Department of Biotechnology in 2012.
The College have three add on courses:
- UGC Sponsored Certificate Course in Human Rights
- UGC Sposored Diploma Course in Mushroom Cultivation
- College Sponsored- Finishing School
The college have completed one village adoption- Phulpui village and is currently adopting Lungleng Village from 2016.