|ESTABLISHMENT OF HATIM|
|The idea of a Christian Institute for higher and technical education originated in the minds of the leaders of the BCM in the year 2005 – with a long-term aim and vision of establishing an autonomous and deemed university. 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 affordable 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.|
|Dr. Chawngthanpari was appointed as the Project Director for this initiative under the BCM in the year 2006. Under her consistent efforts, with the support of the BCM, the intended Institute was established in June 2007 and she was subsequently appointed as the Institute’s first Principal.|
|The Higher and Technical Institute, Mizoram (HATIM) was established by the Society of Higher and Technical Studies in 2007 and it began to function with a prayer led by the former Principal Dr. Chawngthanpari on the 21st June 2007 with 29 resident students and 5 dedicated faculty, who were committed to make an “institute with a difference.” Rev. F. Sangvela, the then Associate General Secretary of the Baptist Church of Mizoram dedicated the Institute on 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 regarded and observed as the Foundation Day of HATIM.|
|The founding principal Dr. Chawngthanpari retired on 5th March 2016. The Society appointed Dr. Rema Chhakchhuak, M.A., Ph. D as the principal and he took charge of office from the 16th May 2016.|
|The Institute is permanently affiliated to Mizoram University vide College Resolution No.EC:39:5(25)/(b) File No. MZU/CDC/1/28/14/1059 Dated 23rd July 2014. Prior to this the Institute was affiliated provisionally in the year 2008 under the year 2008 under Mizoram University. The B. Com and BCA courses are also permanently affiliated under Mizoram University vide Subject Resolution No.EC:39:5(25)/(b) File No. MZU/CDC/1/28/14/1058 Dated 23rd July 2014. As of now the BSW and BA (English) Courses are running under provisional affiliation of Mizoram University.|
|The Institute continues to endeavour to meet the norms and requirements of the University Grants Commission. The institute has been included in the list of colleges under Section 2(f) & 12(B) Categories of the UGC Act,1956 as confirmed by the UGC vide Letter No: F. No. 8-610/2014 (CPP-I/C) dated the 17th August 2016. The institute has set up an Internal Quality Assurance Cell and a Committee on National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to study and adopt the norms and guidelines of the UGC. Further, HATIM consistently looks for ways to make improvements and upgrades within its establishment and management to provide quality education to the student community.|
|The society sees in future a Deemed University based on Christian values where quality and relevant education is provided to the students to mould the life of educated young people in Mizoram.|
|The vision entails growing and developing the institute in providing world-class education to the people of the impoverished North East India region to respond to the challenges faced by the people of Mizoram in particular. HATIM will be an institute where the academic and practical experiences will shape the thinking and life-style of its students for effective service in any capacity.|
|The society envisions an institute of highest standards with a commitment to Biblical faith where there is a balanced integration of secular education and biblical teaching as the underpinning philosophy for the right kind of understanding for students to have a better future in this competitive world.|
|Our mission is to provide quality education to students in order to mould and equip them with relevant knowledge and skills to become competent, reliable and responsible citizens in our society, nation and beyond.|
|HATIM seeks to be a nurturing ground for students and provide holistic development to make effective contribution to society in a dynamic environment. This holistic development will be attained through biblical teaching, academic excellence and professional competence. We will equip and enable students to seek, share and serve continually to be genuine sources of blessing for our society through excellence in education. Our graduates will be equipped and ready to participate in our national dreams and aspirations. They will serve the contemporary world by transforming societies at large and the Mizo society in particular and they will make crucial contributions to communal harmony and national integration.|
|The Society 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.|
|Our core values include:|
|Readiness and willingness to seek, share and serve|
|Faith and total dependence on God|
|Commitment to prayer and balanced biblical teaching|
|Integrity and accountability|
17th March, 2017 :HOLISTICA 5.0
The Department of Computer Sciences held an event ‘HOLISTICA 5.0’ on 17th March, 2017 at the Conference Hall, HATIM. The theme of the event was “They can, We can”. The event has been held annually for the past five years, with the purpose of enlarging the student’s perspective and broadening their horizon in the technological world.
Mr. Joseph Lalhunmawia, the Head of Department chaired the event. Dr. Rema Chhakchhuak, Principal, HATIM, after delivering an insightful and encouraging speech, dedicated the event in prayer. The forenoon session saw a competition on project presentations from the students regarding software creation, history of OS, games using applications, graphics etc. There were nine groups who participated in the competition. Certain presentations were promising, insightful, fun-filled and interesting. A short talk on Career Guidance by Mr. Andrew Muansanga followed.
The afternoon session saw the students enjoying a gaming competition organized by Mr. Vanlalnghaka Hnamte. The competition was held through LAN and most of the students participated in this competition where the excitement and exhilaration of the game was considered to be the prize. The winners from the forenoon competition were announced as follows:
|2nd Semester : Project source code|
|4th Semester: The Obstinate Beings|
|6th Semester: The JRs|
After the Prize Distribution, the Chairman gave a Vote of Thanks and closed the event with a prayer.
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5 October, 2015 : Commerce Day
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.
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.
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.