Campus Report

The college is in the process of developing a new campus at Salem Veng, Mualpui, just a short distance downhill from Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on the outskirts of Aizawl. The area is approximately 12471.50 square miles or 9.32 bighas.

 

Keeping in view the fact that the college did not  have a permanent site and that its present location within residential quarters was too restricted for the estabishment of a large, well-developed campus, on the 26th June 2009, student leaders met with the Chief Minister of Mizoram with the intention of acquiring the land around the Speaker's bungalow for extension of the college campus. As this was not possible, the Chief Minister advised the students to search for an alternative plot of land within Aizawl city, vide letter No. B. 160 13/4/2007EDC/16 dated March 2010. Subsequently, Aizawl College Teachers' Association (ACTA) leaders pursued the case by arranging a meeting with the then Minister-in-charge on the 15th September, enquiring about available land. The Minister arranged a meeting on the 5th October 2010 in his office chamber, attended by the Director, Higher & Technical Education, the Joint Secretary, college Principal and ACTA members.The Minister then announced that a plot of land which had been previously earmarked for Govt. Zirtiri Residential Science College  at Salem Veng, Mualpui, would be given to Govt. Aizawl College by free allotment.

 

Since there were three privately owned plots of land within the aforementioned land, efforts were made time and again to settle the issue. After lengthy negotiations, an agreement was reached on the 30th September 2011 between the concerned parties, and the college finally acquired the land with land lease No. DLL 24 dated April the 23rd 2012. According to the agreement, the land would be leased for twenty five years, with a provision for it to be leased for ninety nine years. 

 

In the meantime, the UGC was approached for financial backing in the development of the campus and on the 7th February 2012,  the North East Regional Office of the UGC issued letter No. F-16-32/2011-12/WH/NERO for the sanction of Rs 40,00,000 (rupees forty lakh only) as Grant-in-aid for the construction of a women's hostel under "Special Scheme outside Plan Allocation." Half of the amount was immediately released as 1st installment. Architect Jerome T. Liansanga, who heads a reputed, registered architectural firm, was selected to take up the all-important task of drawing up a blueprint plan for the new campus infrastructure. Work began with clearing land for building a dirt approach road to the site. 

 

Construction for the Women's Hostel and the Commerce Building are currently being undertaken by the state Public Works Division.
(1) The Women's Hostel will cover an area of 2244 sq. ft and  68/33 ft height. Funded by UGC (Nero), 50% work has been completed so far.
(2) The Commerce Academic Block is funded by the Special Plan Assistance (SPA). In 2014, the state government issued a sanction of Rs. 300,00,000  (three hundred lakh only) for the project. With an area of  1450.55 Sq. mt., the estimated cost of construction is 3 crores.  60% work has been done at the time of this report.

 

    
Inset:  Ongoing construction of Commerce Academic Block on 8.12.2015

 

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