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Brief Histiry of PhD Courses
Proposal for Opening of Ph.D. Programme in Life Sciences at Pachhunga University College Letter addressed to Registrar, Mizoram University received from Head, Department of Life Sciences, Pachhunga University College duly forwarded by Principal, Pachhunga University College, vide letter No.19/52/2154 dt.14.11.2019, regarding the request of MZU authority to consider Ph.D. Programme in Life Sciences at Pachhunga University College, which the college (PUC) has been committed to this challenge of managing Ph.D. programme as a milestone in the history of the university.
It further indicated that the Department of Life Sciences satisfies all the criteria as imposed by the OC-4 of MZU Ordinance “On the Doctor of Philosophy Programme” (as amended in 2019).
The Academic Council was apprised that 74th Deans’ Committee held on 26.11.2019 (vide resolution No.PART-5, 5.5) discussed the matter in great details and unanimously resolved to approve opening of Ph.D. Programme in Life Sciences, Philosophy and Mizo from next academic session where in PG programs are offered, strictly as per MZU Regulations.
The Council ratified the action taken by the University to introduce Ph.D. in Life Sciences, Philosophy and Mizo Departments subject to the approval of the Executive Council and further approved the syllabus of the course work in Life Science.
Starting from 2020, the Department of Life Sciences became the first department to run Ph.D. programme in a college in Mizoram.
The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, launched a new scheme called DBT-Boost to University Interdisciplinary Life Science Departments for Education and Research Programme (DBT-BUILDER), having a financial assistance of ₹ 3 crores, in 2020. The Department of Life Sciences was selected among an elite group of beneficiaries on 7 July 2020. This approval made the department the first and only in Mizoram to be awarded the scheme.