To ensure universal access to quality education for establishing literate society


Providing free and compulsory quality education at elementary level and improving the standard of secondary and higher secondary level, and also improving adult literacy.


1 Equity : Inclusion of disadvantaged groups, weaker sections and illiterate adults.

2 Quality : Improving standards of education.

3 Formulating policy and carrying out institutional and systematic reforms.

4 Access : Expansion of school and Teacher capacity building.

5 Retention : Improving retention rate of School children

The School Education Department looks after formal education through schools from Class I to Class XII, that is, Elementary Education from Class I to Class VIII, Secondary Education from Class IX to Class X, Higher Secondary Education from Class XI to Class XII. It also looks after Adult Education, Hindi Education and Physical Education. Besides, the department is also implementing various Central Schemes/programmes such as

1) Samagra Shiksha

2) PM Poshan (formerly known as Mid-Day Meal scheme)

3) Right to Education Act, 2009.

It is the biggest department consisting of the largest government work force in Mizoram.

Samagra Shiksha is implemented through the Mizoram Education Mission Society in which the Secretary to the Government, School Education Department is the Mission Director. It is headed by the State Project Director. The Right to Education Act is also implemented through this Mission.

Though the department has a good number of notable achievements during past years, there is still a long way to go to achieve the desirable qualitative changes. Therefore the programmes and schemes are directed towards achieving these goals which of course definitely imply allocation of resources reasonably.