|We are proud to announce the launch of our new website. On behalf of all of us here at HATIM, Welcome. We encourage you to explore the new site and utilize all the resources available to get to know us better. A big thank you to our Web Team that has worked so hard to design and present to you the website you see today. Happy Exploring. - Principal Welcome to the Higher and Technical Institute, Mizoram (HATIM), the first Christian Residential Co–ed Institute in Mizoram.”|
|The idea of a Christian Institute for higher and technical education originated in the minds of the leaders of the Baptist Church of Mizoram. It developed further with the resolution of the Assembly of the BCM in March 2006 for two important reasons. First, there was a dearth of Residential Institutes offering graduate level courses in Bachelor of Computer Applications and Commerce with special emphasis on English-speaking skills and Christian values based curriculum. Second, to serve as a viable and inexpensive alternative to graduate level courses offered in Indian cities outside Mizoram for most Mizo parents who invest a huge amount of money for their children’s education.|
|HATIM is a premier Center of learning in Higher Education, where quality education based on Christian values and English-speaking culture is emphasised. It strives to bring some of the finest committed scholars from all over, to teach and guide students in their academic pursuits for excellence and Christian commitment.|
Establishment of HATIM
|The Institute started functioning with a prayer led by the Principal Dr. Chawngthanpari on the 21st June 2007, with 29 resident students and 5 committed faculty, who were willing to make an “institute with a difference.” Rev. F. Sangvela, Associate General Secretary of the BCM dedicated the Institute on the 22nd June 2007. The Institute was officially inaugurated on the 24th January 2008 by Dr. R. Lalthangliana, Honourable Minister of State, i/c School Education. This day is to be regarded as the Foundation Day of HATIM and will be celebrated every year. Besides this, during the course of every academic year the following Non-Academic events/days are also solemnly observed by the HATIM Community:|
|# Orientation Programme – for new students along with Parents|
|# College Day -14th July|
|# Freshers’ Social|
|# Teachers’ Day|
|# Spiritual Nurturing Programme|
|# Advance Christmas|
|# BCM Re-dedication and Re-commitment Day – All Staff, HATIM -Sports Week|
Management of HATIM
|HATIM is established under the aegis of the Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM) and is privately managed by the BCM. The BCM envisions an institute with a commitment to Biblical faith, the integration of secular and religious education with the right kind of understanding for students to have a better future in this competitive world.|
|The BCM inculcates in its institute a sense of strong devotion towards achieving excellence through education. HATIM is committed to imparting superior leadership qualities, communication and interpersonal skills, commitment, problem-solving ability, value-driven mindset, professionalism, flexibility, motivation and sharp intellectual curiosity in its students.|
|Good teacher-pupil ratio|
|Residences for male and female students that makes them feel they are in “homes away from homes”|
|Wide spectrum of Extra-curricular and co-curricular activities under committed Academicians.|
|Well-equipped Computer Laboratory|
|Well-stocked library that is still expanding.|
|Dress code that requires neatness, modesty and standards generally accepted at Indian/Mizo Educational Institutes. Blazers and pull-overs are compulsory for official and formal occasions.|
|HATIM Award – This award is handed out to the most outstanding individual for overall excellence during the three year period of his/her stay at HATIM. The parameters are excellence in character, academics, leadership, discipline, etc.|
|Proficiency Award – The proficiency award is handed out for academic excellence to one individual from each of the courses i.e., B.Com, BCA, BSW, and BA (English). In other words, the topper from each of the aforementioned courses is awarded a proficiency award.|
|Lalziki Award – This award is handed out to the most disciplined and hardworking individual from the entire batch. One who has depicted outstanding character during his/her stay at HATIM.|
|Most Improved Award – This award is handed out to the individual who has made the greatest amount of improvement and progress during his/her at HATIM. It is designed to motivate individuals to aim for a constant and consistent growth in life.|
|Music Award – This award is handed out to the individual who has made the most significant contributions as a praise and worship musician. HATIM is grateful and indebted towards those individuals who put an extra effort in helping make our devotions and worship services a success.|
|Scripture Award – This award is handed out to the individual who has shown genuine commitment and dedication towards learning the Scriptures i.e., the one who has topped the Scripture Exams throughout the three year period of his/her stay at HATIM. HATIM is an Institute founded upon the word of God and therefore it is strongly felt that the teachings in the Bible are of utmost importance to the holistic growth and development of its students.|
In the observation of commerce day, Department seminar was conducted within the Department. All the topics were based on the syllabus of Bachelor of Commerce under the Mizoram University. The seminar was opened by the institute Principal, Dr. Chawngthanpari and it was divided two session, Technical Session -I and Technical Session - II moderated by Miss Vankhawpuimawii Pachuah (Faculty) and Miss Laldinkimi Khiangte (Faculty) respectively. The programme was closed with a prayer by Mr. Vuansanga Vanchhawng, Dean of the College.
The purpose of the Seminars was to build up the ability, personality and to raise their confidence level in their endeavors and sensitize the Students to various relevant issues and to instill in them a spirit of leadership and service for the Country. The concerned department benefited immensely from the Seminar as the student were exposed to various scopes available to them while and after their graduation programme. All in all it was a eventful seminar.Rural camp: Department of Social Work Department of Social Work, HATIM responds to the University syllabus by conducting Rural Camp for every III semester BSW for 7-10 days to several rural areas. This is meant to give an exposure and appreciate rural lives and conditions and to come in contact with rural realities. Through this the Department gives them an opportunity to start using the professional skills and techniques in which they have been trained and to put the theories into practice. Social Work Rural Camp helps the students in understanding the core rural life, their problems and needs and helps them in preparing a plan for Social Work practice and Community Development. During Rural Camp the students are expected to be involved in socially productive Activities. Click for Images 25th September, 2015 : Festival of Arts Report The Festival of Arts, an initiative of the Dept. of English, HATIM was held on the 25th September 2015. The Festival started at 9:30 AM where the forenoon session saw the launching of the Theatre Club 'Theatron'. DM Larson's "Beauty is a Beast" was staged as the first showcase of the Theatre Club. The play was recieved well by the audience and the members of the Theatre Club gave a striking performance in terms of acting, costumes and set production. The afternoon session of the festival saw items like poetry reading and costume competition. Food Court and various game booths were open where profits went in aid of the Theatre Club fund. Mr. Vuangsanga Vanchhawng, the Dean of the Institute handed out prizes and gave a very insightful review of the Festival and the Theatre Club Showacse. The Festival was attended by a good number of staffs and students alike. It was a day of celebrating art and craft in all it forms. Click for Images
The whole purpose of education is change – change in the student’s knowledge, behavior and values and change in relationships, change in the teacher, as a person and as a teacher. We are committed to making positive changes through education, and such changes as God is pleased to work in the students and teachers at a personal level, as we participate in the education process.
OUR aims, therefore, as Christian Teachers are:
Firstly, we teach because man is inquisitive by nature. God made man in His own image, (Gen. 1:26) and gave us personalities and potentials. Those potentials need careful nurturing if they are to be realised. While it is the parents’ task to develop those potentials in children, it is generally accepted that normal parents cannot do so adequately by themselves because of limitations in skill, time and knowledge. The teacher therefore has to act in Loco parentis. We teach because teaching is a God given task and process whereby students are enabled to develop in the way God has intended.
Second, we believe that teaching is necessary because man is corrupted by sin. This makes it harder to teach anyone and even after he has acquired the knowledge and skills he is more likely to it use for a wrong purpose. The Holy Spirit who gives a new nature indwells the Christian, but the old nature still reasserts itself in the life-long process of sanctification. Man is originally made in the image of God with a moral conscience that tells him what is right and wrong. So, our problem is how to teach children whose minds and souls are open and thirsty for knowledge, capable of learning, but with a basic and tragic tendency to misapply that knowledge. A human being needs to learn; the teacher must be ready to teach. We agree with Edith Schaeffer when she states “Education is giving a child some tools with which to work…tools of language, Maths, practical skills…etc.”
We believe that people are the greatest national resources, more important than minerals, and more important than our fields for harvest. Training and developing this rich resource of people occurs through education. Through this Institute we strive to enable our country to make the most of her people in the enrichment and development of the nation. Good education depends on good teachers. Good teachers have the potential to transform our nation since they work with the most valuable national assets. Therefore, as Christian teachers, we aim to provide consistent teaching and consistent life demonstration.
The Master Teacher, Jesus Christ himself is our role model. Our teaching reveals our character. Teachers who follow the Master Teacher desire to see the children they teach being transformed. We can bring about positive changes in our country through teaching in this Institute.
Our Principle is drawn from the teaching of Jesus Christ. He is our Inspiration; Guiding Light and utmost model of Excellence and Service. To stand in His strength and to shine forth for His sake will be our motivation, as His Word permeates through our activities and services. Therefore, the nurturing of students’ academic career together with a single minded commitment to excel in all things and to produce human-resource for humanity is the cause for which HATIM will seek to make itself “the Academy of Excellence.”
We are committed to this important Educational Ministry, and with God’s help we seek to be the most outstanding Graduate Institute in the state of Mizoram. Our Mission is to help students demonstrate Christian life-style and excellence in academics, leadership and ministry by offering ideal graduate degree courses in Commerce, Computer Sciences, Social Work and in Arts in a caring and loving residential community. We are also committed to a holistic education, and ministry-oriented training for students in various aspects. Through their commitment and Christian life-style, these students will serve the contemporary world for transforming societies at large and the Mizo society in particular. It is envisioned that HATIM will be a light set on a hill, and the academic and practical experiences will shape the thinking and life-style of its students for effective service in any capacity.
HATIM seeks to be a nurturing ground for an individual’s holistic development to make effective contribution to society in a dynamic environment. This holistic development of an individual will be attained through Biblical teachings, academic excellence, and professional competence, personal, interpersonal and societal skills. Holistic development includes participation in our national dreams and aspirations, and dedication to promote national integration and harmonious living.
The mission of HATIM, therefore is to develop an enthusiastic student, motivated to learn and experience success. We seek to reach out to the star of perfection through an earnest academic pursuit for “excellence,” and our efforts to blossom into “Service” through creative and empathetic involvement in society to transform it.
Our Core Values
We aim to achieve our mission through faith in God. To be guided by His Word and the Holy Spirit, recognizing prayer as a lifeline to God and our strength. We exist for quality education based on Christian values. To produce students with deep commitment to serve humanity with renewed zeal, and the Church as the light. Encouraging graduates for accountability, integrity, reflective thinking and responsible care for the environment and above all, empowering them to make disciples for our Master Teacher. Service to humanity and be a blessing for the nations is a life-style and our responsibility.
Students’ life in HATIM is unique, exceptional in training, equipping, activities and life molding, since “a High Quality Christian Student Community Life,” is our value. And our goal is to give the best for the students of today and bringing out the best in them.