The Higher & Technical Education Department was established in the year 1989 when School Education was trifurcated into School Education, Higher & Technical Education and Art & Culture Department. The main function of this Directorate is to look after Collegiate Education, Technical Education beyond the plus two stage and Technical Education at the Diploma Level and language development. At present, there are 20 (twenty) Govt. Colleges including one Residential Science College, Two Deficit Colleges including one Law College, two Training Colleges (one B.Ed. Training College and one Hindi Training College) and two Polytechnics under this Directorate. Higher & Technical Education Department was established in the year 1989. It is located at Mac Donald Hill, Zarkawt, Aizawl, Mizoram.