Established in June, 2007, the Higher and Technical Institute, Mizoram (HATIM) is the first “Christian Residential Co–ed College in Mizoram.”
HATIM genuinely cares for the youth of the society and always seeks to fulfill its mission in positively transforming lives of young people through education. One will find in the Institute quality education based on good moral conduct, Christian values and English-speaking culture. It strives to bring some of the finest committed scholars from all over the state and beyond, to teach and guide students in their academic pursuits for excellence and earnest commitment.
ESTABLISHMENT OF HATIM
The seed for a Christian Institute for Higher and Technical Education had been planted in the hearts of the Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM) leadership for a long time since the BCM has been pioneering elementary to higher education in Mizoram since the advent of the Gospel in Mizoram. It began to take shape in 2005 with a proper write-up which resulted in a resolution passed in the 110th Assembly of the BCM in March, 2006.
Dr. Chawngthanpari was appointed by the BCM as Project Director in 2006. She undertook the task of researching, consulting, and laying the foundation and roadmap for the institution. Finally, the Higher and Technical Institute, Mizoram (HATIM) was established by the Society of Higher and Technical Studies in 2007 and began to function with a prayer led by the founding Principal Dr. Chawngthanpari on 21stJune 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, the then Honourable Minister of State, i/c School Education. This day is regarded and observed as the Foundation Day of HATIM.
MANAGEMENT OF HATIM
HATIM is established and privately managed by the Society of Higher and Technical Studies under the aegis of the Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM). The Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM) is a congregation with a membership of more than one hundred and seventy thousand, and the entire community is committed to render its service to fulfil this Educational Ministry.
• Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
• Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
• Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
• Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English, History, Philosophy, Education, Psychology.
Project work on the establishment of the College was in full swing from this month onwards.
Final inspection of the proposed College building (the present place) was carried out and groundwork and renovation work of the building was carried out.
Governing Board was established.
The Government of Mizoram granted the BCM permission to establish a college.
21 June 2007
The College was started with the Principal, 2 lecturers, and 3 other staff members for the first time. The classes commenced with 29 students.
24 January 2008
The College was inaugurated by Dr. R. Lalthangliana, Hon’ble Minister, Government of Mizoram.
7 March 2008
The Mizoram University team for college affiliation visited HATIM for the first time.
17 August 2008
The College started its English Service to be held every Sunday afternoon for the whole town of Lunglei.
Mizoram University granted the College Provisional Affiliation along with the affiliation of the following courses, namely:
i) Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
ii) Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com [Hons])
iii) Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com [Gen])
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), a new course was introduced after Mizoram University provided HATIM with an affiliation for the same.
24 January 2011
HATIM foundation day was observed solemnly.
08 March 2011
The official College website was launched (www.hatim.ac.in) and the Topper’s Plate was installed.
A fully equipped Conference Hall was made operational.
A Gymnasium was opened in the College campus.
Bachelor of Arts – English Core, a new course was introduced after an affiliation provided by the Mizoram University.
Ground Breaking of New campus site at Kawmzawl.
Opening of an additional Computer Laboratory (Lab No.– 2) to meet increasing academic demands. Installation of 10 KV Kirloskar Diesel Generator to meet all Power Backup requirements of HATIM.
Completion of Library Automation and construction work of Men’s Hostel building at the New Campus site at Kawmzawl.
The first Annual Magazine of HATIM, “DOKIMOS” was released by Rev. Dr. K. Lalrinthanga, AGS i/c Mission.
08 September 2013
Foundation for the ST Girls Hostel was laid at the College campus, Kawmzawl by Mr. C. Lalthanliana, Hon’ble Minister, Government of Mizoram.
Internet access to all faculty rooms.
At the college’s main campus, Kawmzawl, fences were made and the blacktopping of the road was completed.
Purchased two new college buses.
Shifting of Men’s Residence to the college main campus Kawmzawl.
10 December 2015
College’s official website was re-launched.
14 January 2016
ST Hostel for Girls was inaugurated by Dr. R. Lalthangliana at the college’s main campus Kawmzawl.
30 March 2016
Farewell and pension of Former Principal Dr. Chawngthanpari.
Laying down the foundation of Administrative Block at College campus Kawmzawl.
16 May 2016
The new Principal, Dr. Rema Chhakchhuak took the principal charge.
22 June 2016
Signing of Contract between NECS and BCM for the construction of Administrative Building.
22 August 2016
A recognition letter under UGC Act, sections 2(f) and 12(b) was received from the UGC.
17 September 2016
Construction of Vertical Extension of Ladies’ Residence-II started.
09 November 2016
Construction of Water Reservoir at the Campus funded by HPC, Lunglei started.
Provisional Affiliation: An Inspection Team from Mizoram University visited the college for affiliation inspection on 12th June 2017. As a result of the inspection, provisional affiliation was granted for the subjects of History and Philosophy. Also, as required by the UGC norms, two qualified teachers were required to grant provisional affiliation to the Department of English. The college was able to fulfill therequirement within this academic year as two new qualified Assistant Professors were recruited for the department and a report was duly submitted to Mizoram University in March 2018.
14 February 2019
A moving to Kawmzawl Campus was initiated by three departments namely., Commerce, English, and SocialWork department. Meanwhile, the Computer Applications department was to till occupy the town campus untilthe notice of the change.
15 March 2019
Foundation for the Academic Block ‘C’ was laid.
Bachelor of Arts (History Core), Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy Core), Bachelor of Arts (Education Core), andBachelor of Arts (Psychology Core) were newly introduced after Mizoram University provided an affiliation.
With faculty training, HATIM started online teaching through its own Learning Management System (LMS) on 7th September 2020. Only after 15 days, 115 lecture videos and tutorials were recorded, created, and uploaded to the college teaching repository.
All the departments and offices shift fully from the Town campus at Chanmari to the permanent campus at Kawmzawl.
The Academic Block ‘A’ was made ready to be occupied starting from the new academic session till further notice.
09 March 2021
Commencement of new academic session with the admission of Day Scholars.
21 February 2022
Administrative Building was inaugurated by Rev. Dr. V. Laldingliana, President, Baptist Church of Mizoram.