The Regional Institute of Paramedical and Nursing Sciences (RIPANS) was established during 1994-95 under North Eastern Council (NEC) as an Autonomous body with due approval of the concerned Ministries of Government of India to cater the much needed Paramedical, Nursing and Pharmacy personnel of the North Eastern States viz, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. The Institute is situated at the outskirt of Aizawl, Mizoram in a secluded hilly slope of about 39.60 bighas. The Institute was transferred to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India from NEC w.e.f 1st April, 2007.
RIPANS Institute is located at Zemabawk on the slope of a hill generously donated by the Govt.of Mizoram. The site is surrounded by National Highway 54 on the South-East and Mizoram State Cancer Institute (MSCI) on the North-West. It is located in the outskirt, about 10 kms away from the capital city of Aizawl. The scenic beauty of the Campus on completion itself will be attractive beyond comparision with any other similar Institute. The site offers wide scope of development in terms of infrastructure and the dedicated services of the employees (teaching and non-teaching) have created an environment of real education. The scenic beauty of the city can be well seen and appreciated from the Campus.