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Established on 21th August, 1958, Manipur College is the third oldest college in Manipur, the border State of India. The Co-educational College has contributed significantly in the field of higher education in Manipur and country. The College has produced many political leaders, teachers, civil servants, lawyers, journalists, engineers, doctors and in other works of life. The College has been destination of many students including those from the poor families and backward areas of Manipur. The College has excelled in the academic achievements, in extra-curricular activities, sports, culture and in community extension services. There are over 12 Societies/ Cells which take care of the students’ activities, their personality development and community services. The college follows democratic principles in its functioning with various committees, a Students’ Union elected every year and a Teachers’ Association elected every two years.
Today Manipur College is one of the largest colleges with students’ strength of over 2400. It is one of the few colleges in the entire North East India with NAAC re-accreditation and the third cycle is due. There are 14 Departments in the College of which Bio-Chemistry is offered only in Manipur College among the Government Colleges. The College is the only College under Manipur University which offer P.G. Courses in Botany and Zoology. The College is a Government College under the administrative and financial control of Directorate of University and Higher Education, Government of Manipur. The College is affiliated to Manipur University which decides the academic aspect including syllabus, curriculum, examinations and academic calendar. The College offers B.A. and B.Sc. in 14 subjects as well as P.G. Courses in Botany and Zoology.
History of Manipur College is inspiring one. As a part of community efforts of golden era of movements for higher education in Manipur, the visionary local leaders and educationists of Singjamei and surrounding areas of Imphal founded the college. The College is unique and named as Manipur College reflecting the thoughts and visions of the founders and spirit of whole state of Manipur. The names of other colleges are named after either individual names or names of the local areas. Such beautiful vision and idea of the College founders continue after the celebration of Diamond Jubilee in 2018.
The two existing colleges in Manipur in the late 1950s could not meet the requirements of higher education in Manipur. The idea of establishing a college came on 25th May, 1958 at a meeting of the Managing Committee of Singjamei Girls High School. The meeting was held at Mamang Sangoi(courtyard) of Sarungbam Babu Singh, under the Chairmanship of Shri Sanasam Gourahari Singh of Singjamei Sanasam Leikai, the then Secretary to Manipur Administration. A committee of seven members was formed- Shri Pangambam Chaoba Singh, Shri Ningombam Iboton Singh, Shri Thounaojam Iboyaima Singh, Shri Thongram Haridas Singh, Shri Chongtham Nodiachand Singh, Shri Thokchom Lukhoi Singh and Shri RK Tomalsana Singh. The Committee convened a Public Meeting on 6th August, 1958 at Singjamei Girls High School with Shri L.M. Ibungohal Singh, Retired District and Session Judge in the Chair. The Public Meeting decided to establish the college and formed a Governing Body consisting of 15 members to manage the affairs of the college. That was the beginning of Manipur College which is now of the largest College in North East India.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” – Benjamin Franklin
I am greatly rejoiced by the fact that Manipur College, with the visionary dream of its founding members has transformed into an institution of glorious past and great future.
With the mandate that a quality higher education must aim to develop good, thoughtful, well rounded and creative individuals who can make constructive public engagement and productive contribution to the society,competent and dedicated faculties of the college have been putting continuous effort to provide higher education among aspiring students undergoing undergraduate courses in 14 departments and 2 post graduate courses.
Our college cares for the individual development of each and every student. We follow “mentor system” under which each student is taken care of by a mentor teacher.
To provide multi–facetted developments of our students besides academic programmes, the college hastwo NSS units (Unit-I for boys and Unit-II for girls), an NCC unit and Youth Red Cross Society Units providing platform to help students develop their corporate attitudes. Besides, there are various clubs from Constitution Club to Science Forum to Dance, Music Clubs, etc. wherein students can explore and develop themselves with the mentorship of various teachers-in-charge looking after the clubs.
I wish the best of fortune, peace and prosperity to all those who contribute to the noble task of spreading knowledge.
(Dr. W. Shambhunath Singh)
Manipur College has Scholarship for meritorious students to help them with their studies. Awards are also given to talented students Check below the list of Scholarship and Awards provided by Manipur College.
Right from its inception, the college was in the forefront in sports and games,NCC and NSS programmes. The students of the college have excelled in various events of the then Guwahati University and later.
From the year 1961, the college functioned in the one wing block which included the classrooms and administration. The governing body’s next task was to construct an administrative block
The college will conduct an examination for each class after the completion of at least 2/3rd of the syllabus /course or after the conduct of a minimum of three unit tests for each
Most of our young school and college students join the NCC (National Cadet Corps) while pursuing their course of education at their respective institutions. Manipur College NCC has also been continuing since 1959.