First known as the Mizoram Institute of Education (MIE), the Institute of Advanced Study in Education (IASE) was established in 1975. It later became the College of Teacher Education (CTE) in 1997, the only CTE in the State, and further upgraded to its present status of an IASE in 2005. The IASE began functioning from the 3rd March 2012.
The Minutes of the 11th Meeting of the Teacher Education Approval Board (TEAB) held on 12thSeptember 2005 stated that “Upgradation of CTE, Aizawl into IASE was approved subject to a written commitment by the State Government that this institution will continue to perform functions of CTE as well. Funding of the Institution will be on IASE pattern and no additional Central assistance would be provided to the institution for performing CTE functions.” Consent of the State Government to upgrade CTE into IASE taking up the dual functions of CTE & IASE to offer both B.Ed and M.Ed Courses apart from other vested functions was issued by the Govt. of Mizoram vide letter No.B.19020/1/2002-EDN Dated 26th October 2005.
The up-gradation of the CTE to an IASE is a momentous step in Teacher Education in Mizoram. The first initiative for fulfilling the required functions of an IASE was to apply for the M.Ed. course of study. The non-availability of this professional post-Graduate course had been a serious handicap to growth and quality improvement to Teacher Education in particular and School Education in general. Mizoram University offers only an M.A. (Education) Course. Continuous professional development of Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Educators of CTE, DIETs & DRCs, SCERT, and MBSE and other personnel in Education services in dire need of professional up-gradation have been incapacitated due to this drawback.
Final approval and recognition was granted to IASE/ CTE to run the M.Ed Course at the 131st Meeting of the ERC/NCTE at Bhubaneswar held from 15th – 18th February, 2012 under Sl.No.217.ER-131.6(i).10 Vide Letter No.ERC/07/Gen/2011/10534 dt. 3rd March, 2012.
The M.Ed. Course started in August 2012 with an enrolment of 28 students out of an annual intake capacity of 35 students.