INSTITUTION | Government J Thankima College

Government J Thankima College was established in 1992 by the residents of Bawngkawn, Aizawl and the people within the vicinity of the locality to meet the growing demand for quality education and learning. The initial campus was a generous endowment by a philanthropic businessman Mr. J. Thankima and the financial needs were met by contributions from the locality. Through the Policy of Rationalisation and Standardisation of Higher Education in Mizoram adopted by the state government, two private colleges, namely, J. Thankima College and Lalhmingthanga College were amalgamated and upgraded to the status of a deficit college on November 11, 2002, and given the name ‘J. Thankima College.’

The College was subsequently upgraded to a provincialised status by the Government of Mizoram in the year 2007. Consequent upon the upgradation to a provincialised status, the College was named ‘Government J. Thankima College.’

The College is privileged with a permission to offer a six semester Under Graduate Arts course and is affiliated to Mizoram University in 2007. It was accredited by NAAC, Bangalore in 2007 with a ‘C++’ grade and in the 2nd Cycle Assessment and Accreditation it was awarded © grade with a CGPA of 1.78. It is registered under section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act on February 18, 2008.

The College has Central Campus at Brigade Area of Bawngkawn, South Campus at Bawngkawn and North Campus at Durtlang Mel 5. The College administration was shifted to the Central Campus on 26th January 2017 which housed the Administrative Building, classrooms and other buildings and offices. The Administrative Building was constructed under the scheme of Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources and upgraded utilising the scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan. The South Campus housed the Women’s Hostel which was constructed by grants availed from UGC and the North Campus housed the Boy’s Hostel and the Indoor Sports Training Facilities constructed under UGC schemes.

The College has five units of National Service Scheme and a Red Ribbon Club which have made commendable contributions to the society by performing various extension services. The lively campus is characterised by the presence of an elected Students’ Union body that renders valuable services in administering quality education, co-curricular activities and representing the Institution in various aspects. Student Clubs such as Divination Youth Adventure Club, History Club, Cultural Club, etc., and the Students Evangelical Union have provided venues for the students to enhance their talents, creativity, and skills while enriching their personality. A well administered Alumni Association and Parent Teacher Committee provided feedbacks of the Institution from the stakeholders while delivering valuable contributions towards the well being and development of the Institution. The Mizoram College Teachers’ Association Branch of the College foster academic and professional development of the teachers and served as a linkage between the College and other colleges in Mizoram. And, the Staff Welfare Association has been instrumental not only with the welfare of the staff but also the healthy growth of the College in teaching-learning and infrastructural development.

The Library is equipped with reprographic facilities, INFLIBNET (UGC N-List) and is automated using SOUL 2.0 software. Teaching-learning facilities have been strengthened by installing overhead projectors in the classrooms and augmented by the UGC Network Resource Centre Cum Computer Centre for the students to avail during their free time. Language Laboratory has been installed through RUSA scheme.

The College has various committees and cells, such as the Career and Counselling Cell that provides appropriate counselling services according to the need of the students; Women Committee and Grievance and Anti-Ragging Committee that takes steps in facilitating the welfare of the women and the students; Health and Reception Committee has also provided immense services towards the physical health of the students, and the Canteen Committee has played an active role in providing healthy food and nourishment for the students. The Equal Opportunity Cell through its various activities has acted as a catalyst for change for the women and minority communities in the College. From the academic session of 2020-21, the college has introduced new subject ie. Geography. Therefore, enhancing  the disciplines from 6 subjects to 7 seven.

Vision and Mission of the College
The vision of the College is reflected in the College motto ‘Soar High,’ where each learner, nurtured with values, dignity, integrity, and courage clothed with determination strives to achieve excellence and attain the highest possible limit in his endeavor for the good of his individuality and the society. The curriculum of the degree course should be administered meticulously to enlighten the social, political, economic and cultural issues faced by the society along with the possible solution derived through scientific outlook to facilitate good and responsible citizenry. Learners must be made sensitive to global issues with a practical approach. Therefore, the College strives for fostering global competencies among students, inculcating a spirit of healthy competition, hard work, and determination in the quest for excellence.

The students should exhibit a good moral discipline and conduct complemented with adequate life skills to face the challenges of life with leadership qualities. Leadership qualities with free and independent thinking strengthened with moral dignity should form the foundation of every individual personality which is to be attained through association in various activities of the College.

Education, in general, must be the centre of transformation, preservation, and redefinition of traditional and contemporary values. And higher education plays the most significant role in the process of proliferating a cultured man and woman. As such, the College envisioned an education system that nurtures good citizenry with leadership qualities exhibiting a good moral discipline, in the quest for excellence and accomplishment.

Through education, the College has a mission to educate the youth to contribute to wealth generation and to overcome physical, mental, social, economic, national and international impediment. The students of the College should become a valuable resource for the enhancement and sustenance of development for the nation and the state of Mizoram. The College welcome admission to every eligible candidate irrespective of caste, religion, gender and the institution from where they pass HSSLC. In admission procedure the College aims to realize its mission of educating the youth from various areas students with limited means and slow learners to acquire global competencies and necessary skills. In fine, the College foundation rests on the maxim that the means of work is as important as the end. ‘If the means are ethical, the end is bound to be productive’ – Vivekananda.

Under the vision stated above, the objectives of the College are briefly given as follows:

To provide holistic and quality life and to inculcate human values to the society through education

To develop more educated youths with adequate life skills, moral values and dignity
To proliferate efficient and worthy leaders for the Society
To develop the value of the dignity of labour amongst students
Aims and Objectives

To achieve academic excellence and soar the highest in all walks of life
To inculcate introspective, scientific and rational attitude among students
To develop a spirit of scientific and intellectual thinking amongst students through the teaching-learning process at higher education.

Principals of the college
H. Thanglawra 1992 - 05.05.1994 (Lalhmingthanga College)
Vâra 06.05.1994 - 31.10.2002 (Lalhmingthanga College)
H. Lalengmawia 09.08.1993 - 11.11.1993 (J. Thankima College)
V. Chuanga 01.09.1994 - 31.05.1997 (J. Thankima College)
B. Lalzarzova 12.11.1993 - 31.08.1994 / 01.06.1997 - 31.10.2002 (J. Thankima College)
Dr. Lalrindiki T. Fanai 01.11.2002 - 17.03.2005 (J. Thankima College)
Dr. Lalrinthanga 17.03.2005 - 30.04.2006 (J. Thankima College)
Ramhmangaiha Ralte 01.05.2006 - 26.03.2017 (Govt. J. Thankima College)
Dr. C. Lalremruata 27.03.2017 - 22.07.2019 (Govt. J. Thankima College)
Prof. JV. Nunchunga 22.07.2019 - present (Govt. J. Thankima College)

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