The College has two streams – Arts and Commerce

Subjects Offered:

A. Bachelor of Arts:

  • Compulsory- English-1&2, MIL(Mizo)/Alt. Eng., Environmental Studies
  • Elective - English, Education, Economics, Geography, History, Political science, Public Administration, Psychology

Subject Combination allowed for BA. Degree

Core Course

Elective Subject-I and Elective Subject-II

English/ Mizo/Hindi

Any Two

A. Education or Geography

B. Economic or Philosophy or Public Administration

C. History or Sociology

D. Psychology or Political Science

Education/ Geography

Any Two

A. English or Hindi/Mizo

B. Economics or Philosophy or Public Administration

C. History or Sociology

D. Psychology or Political Science

History/ Sociology

Any Two

A. Education or Geography

B. Economics or Philosophy or Public Administration

C. English or Hindi or Mizo

D. Psychology or Political Science

Political Science /Psychology

Any Two

A. Education or Geography

B. Economics or Philosophy or Public Administration

C. History or Sociology

D. English or Mizo or Hindi

Economics/Philosophy/

Public Administration

Any Two

A. Education or Geography

B. English or Mizo or Hindi

C. History or Sociology

D. Psychology or Political Science

B. Bachelor of Commerce: An Open Subject Course


Government Hrangbana College is an undergraduate College, offering Arts and Commerce courses.

Admission Process: Admission is opened for students after the publication of the HSSLC results of Mizoram Board of School Education. The college prospectus along with the prescribed application form is issued to students securing 50% and above in the HSSLC examination.

Direct Admission: Direct admission is permitted for students attaining 60% and above marks in aggregate. This is subject to first come first serve basis. The direct admission is done till 50% of the available seats of each department are filled whereas the remaining seats are filled by conducting tests and interviews. It must be mentioned here that qualified candidates for direct admission must first meet their respective head of departments and get a personal counselling before admission.

Cut-off marks: Students who have obtained 50% marks and above in their XII /HSSLC exam can apply for admission.

Selection of candidates: Students are selected for admission into courses, through entrance tests and interviews and on merit basis at the previous qualifying examinations. The cut off percentage for admission at the entry level is minimum 50% marks in aggregate.

In arts: Candidates who have attained 50% marks in aggregate and who have secured more than 60% marks in their core subject of choice can appear for the entrance test. The final selection is done by the faculties of each department.

In commerce: Candidates who have attained the aggregate marks of 50% or above, 45% or above in math and 50% or above in English are eligible to seek admission. Entrance Test and interview is conducted. Candidate securing 60% or above are given direct admission on the basis of first come first serve. The final selection is done by the faculties of the department.

Reserved Category:

Sports Quota: Admission under the sports category is also done. Students attaining 33% and above are given admission based on their certificates and field trials. Admissions in this category are carried out by the principal and concerned teachers of the college selected on a departmental basis.

Physically challenged: Though reservation is not specifically made for physically challenged candidates, yet if there are applicants from such category, preference is given to them provided they meet the basic requirements.

SC, ST and OBCs: As per the Government of India Rules.

Procedure:

  • The college creates an Admission Help-Desk during the admission to facilitate, counsel and help the applicants. There are at least 3 to 4 help desk where a group of four faculties are in attendance in each of the help-desk, to answer queries and explain the procedures for better clarity to the prospective students and their parents/guardians.
  • The college does not have first list, second list system. Once direct admission is done, the entrance test is conducted.
  • The names of successful candidates are posted on the college notice board along with the mode of payment of fees.
  • Students applying for seat in the hostel are screened and interviewed by the hostel committee.


EFFECTIVE CURRICULUM DELIVERY

The college is affiliated to Mizoram University, Aizawl, and follows the University pre-designed curriculum. The University prepares the Academic Calendar specifying the duration of the semester, the date of commencement and the end of the semesters. The college operates at the under graduate level and offers Arts and Commerce streams. The Arts Stream offers B.A course in nine subjects. For effective implementation of the courses the commerce course operates in two shifts - day and morning shift.

  • The Academic and Examination Committee comprising the Principal, vice-Principal, the heads of departments and trained experts amongst the teaching and non-teaching staff frame the plan of action every semester, conduct examinations, evaluation and assessment system on the basis of the pre-designed curriculum and within the time framed by the Mizoram University.
  • The Academic and Examination Committee prepares the schedule of work for each subject semester-wise, this schedule of work is made available in the college prospectus for references.
  • The curriculum delivery is effectively done through lectures, supported by LCD projectors. Website and book references, and printed study materials are also provided to the students. This is complemented by internal examinations, group discussions, seminars and interactive sessions.
  • The curriculum for teaching is assigned to each Head of Department and lesson plan is prepared in accordance with the given framework of time. Each department conducts internal meetings and develop the structure for the curriculum delivery for the students and workload assigned to the teachers.
  • Extra classes are conducted if there are constraints to complete the curriculum. In each academic semester internal tests are conducted thrice in every department and assignments, seminars and presentations are part of the curriculum in each semester.
  • At the end of each semester, the students have to appear for external examination.

Teachers are encouraged to use ICT in classes and training in computer is provided to enable them to use the modern technological resources such as internet, projectors etc. to supplement their class room lectures and develop the academic and personal performances of the students.

SUPPORT FOR EFFECTIVELY TRANSLATING THE CURRICULUM AND IMPROVING TEACHING PRACTICES

The college is affiliated to Mizoram University and the faculty receive the needed support for effectively translating the curriculum and improving the teaching practices in the following ways:

Procedural Support:

  • The university provides an academic calendar that specifies the duration of the semester, the date of commencement of semester, the semester break and the end of semester examination.
  • The university provides guidelines for course specifications, internal assessment and examinations. It also provides the date-sheets and organizes the conduct of final examinations including setting of question papers and evaluation of answer scripts.
  • The faculty are deputed by the university to prepare, moderate and evaluate external semester examination questions besides preparing internal assessment for the college.
  • When the syllabus is revised or modified the concerned department faculties are deputed to attend the workshop.
  • For faculty improvement programme and quality improvement programmes conducted by the university, other institutions and agencies, the college deputes faculty members to attend Refresher/ Orientation Courses for updating and upgrading their subject knowledge and to improve their teaching practices.
  • In-house workshops, seminars and discussions are also organized by the various departments of the University to disseminate the inputs gained from the orientation and refresher programmes.
  • Research journals are published by the different departments and schools of the university to inculcate and promote research culture among faculties of the college. Faculties who are in the process of research are encouraged to publish articles in journals of national and international repute.
  • The Institution provides library and e-learning facilities (INFLIBNET) to the students to make them well-versed with the curriculum.

Practical Support:

  • For faculty improvement programme and quality improvement programmes conducted by the university, other institutions and agencies, the college deputes faculty members to attend Refresher/ Orientation Courses for updating and upgrading their subject knowledge and to improve their teaching practices.
  • In-house workshops, seminars and discussions are also organized by the various departments of the University to disseminate the inputs gained from the orientation and refresher programmes.
  • Research journals are published by the different departments and schools of the university to inculcate and promote research culture among faculties of the college. Faculties who are in the process of research are encouraged to publish articles in journals of national and international repute.
  • The Institution provides library and e-learning facilities (INFLIBNET) to the students to make them well-versed with the curriculum.

INITIATIVES TAKEN UP OR CONTRIBUTION TAKEN MADE BY THE INSTITUTION FOR EFFECTIVE CURRICULUM DELIVERY:

The initiatives taken up and the contribution made by Hrangbana College to effectively deliver the curriculum provided by the Mizoram University are as follows:

  • Hrangbana College has a learning-centered approach in curriculum delivery. At the first instance, the new entrants are made familiar with the curriculum and the choices available to them through a detailed explanation of the choices and combinations of subjects in the prospectus and the admission helpdesk, along with the systematic course schedule and institutional requirements. Secondly, the detailed curriculum are made easily understandable through specific individual class orientation on the first day of each semester.
  • Efforts are made to ensure that the curriculum is implemented efficiently and innovatively through a wide variety of approaches in delivery, besides the usual classroom teaching. The Curriculum is effectively delivered by undertaking research and survey projects, group works, seminars and mock drills of real life situations.
  • The students are taken for educational tours to fairs, offices, exhibitions and places of political, industrial and historical importance to provide them firsthand knowledge. Every year, students go for educational tours outside Mizoram, even as far as New Delhi to experience the Indian Parliamentary workings.
  • Furthermore, for effective curriculum delivery, the college has made provision for special/ remedial classes for slow learners and for those students with long leave from classes on account of NCC camp or participation in the sports activities. At the same time, advanced learners are identified and motivated to maximise their potentials and aspire for excellence.

Institutional network and interact with beneficiaries in effective operationalization of the curriculum

Government Hrangbana College recognises the profound importance of networking and interacting with beneficiaries for effective operationalization of the curriculum, as such initiatives have been undertaken in various ways:

Networking and Interacting with Industries:

  • The Commerce Department of the college interacts annually with existing industries. During the last five years students visited, interacted and surveyed industries which manufacture matply, bamboo chips and ply, paper bag, indigenous cosmetic, handloom, florist etc, within and outside the capital city, such as:
    • Venus Bamboo & Zonun Mat Ply Industries, Sihmui
    • The KC Facepack & Lungleng Aieng Industry
    • Ginger Processing Industry
    • Eco-save Paper Bag Industry
    • The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED)
    • CDAR (Community Development Action and Reflection)
    • Life Insurance Corporation
    • Thenzawl Weaving Cluster
    • Cherrapunji Industrial Area, Meghalaya
    • Koinonia Juice Plant
    • Highland Enterprise
    • Hontrade International
    • Floria Hotel
    • LPS Media and many more
  • The Economics Department has also collaborated at various times in field work and seminar with:
    • The Horticulture Department, Government of Mizoram.
    • The Forest Department, Government of Mizoram
    • CMERI-CDAR Post Harvest Processing and Research Centre

Networking and Interacting with Research Bodies:

The faculty members of the college are also motivated to take up research projects initiated by the affiliating university or the UGC. Some of the faculty are members of professional research bodies, participating in research activities to enhance their research capabilities. They organize seminars, workshop, publish research journals and conducts discussion for quality enhancement. Some of the research bodies are:

  • Mizoram Economics Association
  • Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA)
  • Mizo Academy of Letters
  • Mizo Writers’ Association
  • Geographical Association of Mizoram
  • Mizoram Psychological Association
  • Mizoram Educational Foundation
  • Mizoram English Literary Society
  • Mizo History Association and many more.

Special mention is owed to the Mizo Department faculty and students which has collectively made consistent efforts to research on Mizo historical events and collection of artifacts for the archive, in partnership with external research associations.

Networking and Interacting with the University:

  • The teaching faculty of the college keeps in touch regularly with the Mizoram University and get the latest information from the university regarding their own respective subjects, eg, revision of syllabus, setting of question papers, updating curriculum etc..
  • The University appoints faculty of the college as Board of Studies from different departments to keep themselves abreast with the latest trends in their respective fields.
  • Seminars and workshops are organised in the college in collaboration with the respective departments in the university