Established in the year 1980, by the “Manipur University Act, 1980”, the Manipur University is an affiliating university located in Canchipur, Imphal. It was recognized as a Central University on 13th October, 2005. The campus of the University sprawls over 287 acres of land. It extends its jurisdiction over Manipur.
The Chancellor of Prof. P.N. Srivastava and the Vice-Chancellor is Prof. Chabungbam Amuba Singh. University of Manipur has seventy two affiliated colleges under it and a constituent college called “Manipur Institute of Technology” or MIT. The different schools of the Manipur University are as below.
School of Life Sciences
School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
School of Human & Environmental Science
School of Humanities
School of Social Sciences
School of Medical Sciences
Every school has different departments under it. Some of the well known departments through which the university is imparting education are
Physical Education & Sports Science
Library & Info. Science
Following are the centres of the Manipur University.
Computer Centre- It was set up in 1985. The centre is well equipped with P-III IBM Server, internal LAN, HP LaserJet Printer, P-IV IBM Netvista PCs, 24 pin DMP of 500cps, Scanner and Digital Projector.
Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) - It was set up in 1989. The centre intends at upgrading and enriching the syllabus at the undergraduate level. It is among the seventeen media centres in India and the sole centre in North East India.
Centre for Manipur Studies- The objective of this centre is to facilitate research programs and teaching in the disciplines of Culture, Language and History.
Centre for Gandhian Studies
Centre for Myanmar Studies- This autonomous centre offer courses on Mayanmerese Language and also encourages undertaking various research programs.
On 1st October, 1985, the College Development Council of MU was established, as envisaged in UGC. The Council was entrusted with the responsibility to ensure appropriate planning and development of the colleges with Manipur University Affiliation.
Facilities & Services
The wide range of facilities and services that the students of the Manipur University benefits from are Library, Guest house, Hostel, Welfare Corner, Health Center, ‘Employment Information and Guidance Bureau’, Banking service, postal facility, Phonetics Laboratory, Transport facilities, vocational courses, canteen etc.