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Established in 1980, Manipur University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large city of Imphal (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Manipur. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Manipur University (MU) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Manipur University (MU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 37 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Indian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. MU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services
College Development Council (CDC)
As envisaged in the policy program of the UGC for the development of collegiate education, College Development Council, MU was set up at the Manipur University under syndicate resolution no. 5 dated 1-10-1985, to ensure the proper planning and integrated development of affiliated colleges. Dr. R.K. Ranjan Singh, director, is looking after the affairs of the CDC. There are 22 members with the vice-chancellor as its ex-officio chairman.
The University has 72 affiliated colleges and one constituent college, i.e., Manipur Institute of Technology (MIT).
|Visitor||President of India|
|Chief Rector||Dr Syed Ahmed, Governor of Manipur|
|Chancellor||Prof Nachane Dilip Madhukar|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor. Adya Prasad Pandey |
His Excellency, the President of India, is the Ex Officio Visitor of the university. His Excellency, the governor of Manipur, is the Ex Officio Chief Rector. The Chancellor is the Chairman of the Court of the university. The Vice-Chancellor as the principal executive and academic officer is the Chairman of the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the College Development Council and other statutory bodies of the university. The Vice-Chancellor is assisted by the following officials in transacting the normal academic and administrative work:
- Pro Vice-Chancellor
- Dean, School of Science
- Dean, School of Humanities
- Dean, School of Social Sciences
- Dean, School of Medical Sciences
- Finance Officer
- Controller of Examinations
- Such other Officers as may be declared by the Statutes to be the Officers of the University.
The Registrar is the Secretary of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council. The Registrar is assisted by Deputy Registrars and Assistant Registrars.
The Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council, the College Development Council, the School Boards and the Finance Committee comprise the authorities of the University.
As an extension of the Computer Centre there is one ICR (Intelligent Character Recognition) center which is dedicated for the work of examination processing and registration work. The ICR section is equipped with two Fujitsu scanners, two heavy-duty HP LaserPrinters, one server and six PCs.
The Officers of the Computer Center were actively engaged in software development, training work and at times as resource persons for the UGC sponsored refresher courses organized by other departments.
Educational Multimedia Research Centre
The Educational Multimedia Research Centre, formerly Audio Visual Research Centre, Manipur University, was established in 1989 with full assistance from UGC. The educational programmes produced by this centre are intended to upgrade, update and enrich the undergraduate syllabus. It is one of the 17 such media centres attached to universities and institutes in the country and the only media centre in the North Eastern States of India.
The centre has facilities for shooting, recording and editing of video programmes. The centre produce both outdoor and indoor video programmes. It has a video library of master copies of the programmes produced by the centre and collection of other video programmes from other centres. It has programme viewing facilities for students and teachers for the cultivation of audio-visual culture of education.
The centre has procured and installed non-linear editing system and other DPS velocity system. The center will have site interactive transmission (SIT) with assistance from Indian Space Research Organisation for live telecast of programmes, enabling student viewers to interact with subject experts by directly up-linking with EDUSAT.
The centre has produced 115 ETV programmes from 1990 till now. Atal Bihari Vaipayee, former prime minister of India, during his visit to Vietnam, from 7–10 January 2001, presented a package of educational programmes including three programmes produced by EMMRC, M.U. to Vietnamese Television. The programmes are Huyen Lalong, Kalaripayatt, and Affinities and Differences.
The centre has won 14 awards in UGC-CEC Educational Video Competition since 1997. Some of the award-winning productions are “Tupis’ Nanas”, “Moibung”, “Food Chain”, “Imphal Battle”, Meitei Women”, “Nupi Keithel”, “Dancing Hands”, “Learning First Aid-II”, Pitchfork Bifurcation”, “Women form the cloud”, “Feathered Guests-II”, “Goshem”, “Chilli” and “Waiyu of Chothe”.
The centre has 15 staff members including one director, one junior research officer, one assistant engineer, two cameramen, one section officer, one graphic artist, two production assistants, one technical assistant, one stenographer, one junior assistant, one driver-cum-helper and two attendants.
The Center for Manipur Studies
The Center for Manipur Studies was established as an area studies center under the UGC-sponsored scheme with the main objective of teaching and research in history, culture, languages, etc., for promoting national integration and progress in a backward and sensitive region of the North Eastern India. The centre was started in February 1989 as a Center for Manipuri Studies and Tribal Research. It was functioning with two co-ordinators — one for the Center for Manipuri Studies and the other for Tribal Research. Later the nomenclature was changed to Center for Manipur Studies. The center is functioning with a director, one section officer, one technical assistant, two guest faculty and one peon. It has an Advisory Committee consisting of 16 members with the Vice Chancellor as the Chairman.
The Center has published 25 research works. Some of the recent research monographs that have been published are “East and South-East Asia: Folklore and Cultural Affinity with Manipur (Part-I)”, “Identities of the migrated people of Manipur”, etc. The following research monograph are to be published soon — Formation and Functioning of District Councils in Manipur Hills; Tribal Land System in Manipur; Bibliography of Tribal Studies; The kharam Tribe of Manipur. The center organizes seminars, symposiums and group discussions from time to time.
Centre for Myanmar Studies
The Centre for Myanmar Studies is an autonomous centre in the Manipur University funded by University Grant Commission (UGC) working since 2005. The centre offers a six-month certificate course in Burmese language (July-Dec.) and (Jan.-June) for the benefit of young scholars who would like to study Myanmar from their own disciplines. Further, it extends this facility to young entrepreneurs and tourists for the working knowledge in Burmese language. For this category one must complete at least XII standard.
Further, the centre offers an Indo-Myanmar research programme in select areas under an MOU signed between the governments of India and Myanmar with financial assistance to the tune of 12000 Kyats per month and other perks and facilities from the Myanmar government.
The centre also encourages faculty members, post doctoral and master’s degree holders and research scholars to undertake research works, publish research articles and materials/works, extension of talks and lecture programmes with the co-ordination of ministries of the government of India, other research institutions and organisations all over the world and the authority of the university.
Details can be had from the Registrar, Manipur University and the Co-ordinator, Centre for Myanmar Studies, Manipur University.
Centre for Developmental Studies
The Centre for Developmental Studies conducted three-month intensive diploma/certificate course as Basic-I and three-month intensive diploma course as Basic-II in Japanese language from time to time.