Mizo language is the lingua franca of the Mizo people in the State of Mizoram. It is also known as ‘duhlian’ language. The language is mainly based on the Lusei dialect but has also derived many words from the surrounding tribes and areas. Efforts are taken to include it in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India by different groups. This Department was started in the year 1962.At present it offers both Elective and MIL courses in the Department. The department aims to cultivate and nurture love of the language and its preservation into the minds of the students since it has been enlisted as one of the endangered language around the world. The culture, traditions and values are contained in the language and literature of the people so it is the aim of the department to impart such knowledge to the future

Programs conducted

  • An Inter -College debate was organized on the 13th of September. Mr. Ngurdingliana MLA (ex- Anthonian) graced the function as the Chief Guest. St. Anthony’s stood 1st in the competition with St. Edmunds securing 2nd position.
  • 1. An inter-college debate was organized on the 19th of September which included 9 colleges around the city. The topic of the debate was “Tribal Quota is beneficial for the students academically and career-wise”. The 1st prize went to St. Anthony’s college, the 2nd to Women’s college and the 3rd to Union Christian College, Barapani.
  • A one day ‘National Seminar to commemorate the birth centenary of L. Biakliana, the 1st mizo novelists (1918-1941)’ was organized on the 6th of August in collaboration with the Mizo Dept, Mizoram University at the College Auditorium.
  • An inter college debate was again organized on the 17th of August with the topic “freebie-policy making has benefitted Mizoram and its people”. The 1st prize went to St. Mary’s College, the 2nd to St. Edmunds College and the 3rd to St. Anthony’s College.

Dr. Grace Zirsanglani