Government J. Thankima College was established in 1992 by the residents of Bawngkawn, Aizawl and the people within the vicinity of the locality to meet the growing demand for quality education and learning. The initial campus was a generous endowment by a philanthropic businessman Mr. J. Thankima and the financial needs were met by contributions from the locality. Through the Policy of Rationalisation and Standardisation of Higher Education in Mizoram adopted by the state government, two private colleges, namely, J. Thankima College and Lalhmingthanga College were amalgamated and upgraded to the status of a deficit college on November 11, 2002, and given the name ‘J. Thankima College.’ The College was subsequently upgraded to a provincialised status by the Government of Mizoram in the year 2007. Consequent upon the upgradation to a provincialised status, the College was named ‘Government J. Thankima College.’
The College is privileged with a permission to offer a six semester Under Graduate Arts course and is affiliated to Mizoram University in 2007. It was accredited by NAAC, Bangalore in 2007 with a ‘C++’ grade and in the 2nd Cycle Assessment and Accreditation it was awarded © grade with a CGPA of 1.78. It is registered under section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act on February 18, 2008.
The College has Central Campus at Brigade Area of Bawngkawn, South Campus at Bawngkawn and North Campus at Durtlang Mel 5. The College administration was shifted to the Central Campus on 26th January 2017 which housed the Administrative Building, classrooms and other buildings and offices. The Administrative Building was constructed under the scheme of Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources and upgraded utilising the scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan. The South Campus housed the Women’s Hostel which was constructed by grants availed from UGC and the North Campus housed the Boy’s Hostel and the Indoor Sports Training Facilities constructed under UGC schemes.
The College has five units of National Service Scheme units and a Red Ribbon Club which have made commendable contributions to the society by performing various extension services. The lively campus is characterised by the presence of an elected Students’ Union body that renders valuable services in administering quality education, co-curricular activities and representing the Institution in various aspects. Student Clubs such as Divination Youth Adventure Club, History Club, Cultural Club, etc., and the Students Evangelical Union have provided venues for the students to enhance their talents, creativity, and skills while enriching their personality. A well administered Alumni Association and Parent Teacher Committee provided feedbacks of the Institution from the stakeholders while delivering valuable contributions towards the well being and development of the Institution. The Mizoram College Teachers’ Association Branch of the College foster academic and professional development of the teachers and served as a linkage between the College and other colleges in Mizoram. And, the Staff Welfare Association has been instrumental not only with the welfare of the staff but also the healthy growth of the College in teaching-learning and infrastructural development.
The Library is equipped with reprographic facilities, INFLIBNET and is automated using SOUL software. Teaching-learning facilities have been strengthened by installing overhead projectors in the classrooms and augmented by the UGC Network Resource Centre and Computer Centre for the students to avail during their free time. Language Laboratory has been installed through RUSA scheme.
The College has various committees and cells, such as the Career and Counselling Cell that provides appropriate counselling services according to the need of the students; Women Committee and Grievance and Anti-Ragging Committee that takes steps in facilitating the welfare of the women and the students; Health and Reception Committee has also provided immense services towards the physical health of the students, and the Canteen Committee has played an active role in providing healthy food and nourishment for the students. The Equal Opportunity Cell through its various activities has acted as a catalyst for change for the women and minority communities in the College.