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Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur
Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur
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Manipur University, Imphal Manipur is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Central University. Manipur University, Imphal Manipur is also known as Government Engineering College Manipur University Imphal. Manipur University, Imphal Manipur was established on / in June 5,1980.
Manipur University is situated in Imphal of Manipur state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Manipur University, Imphal Manipur is 0385-2435145.
Contact Person(s) of the Manipur University, Imphal Manipur is (are): Dr. N. Premchand (Director).
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Website of Manipur University, Imphal Manipur is www.manipuruniv.ac.in.
Vice Chancellor : Prof. C. Amuba Singh, Tel: 0385 2435143(O) , 2435765, 2414635(R), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrar : Tel: 0385 2435125 (O) 2220680(R).
Contact Details of Manipur University, Imphal Manipur are : Telephone: +91-385-2435276, 24355055, 220756
Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. H. N. K Sarma Tel: +91-385-2435878
Dr. N. Premchand (Director)
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CoursesManipur University, Imphal Manipur runs course(s) in Universities stream(s).
School of Sciences
* Computer Science
* Earth Science
* Life Science
School of Humanities
* Manipuri Dance
School of Social Sciences
* Adult Education
* Library & Information Science
* Political Science
* Journalism & Mass Communication
Faculty of Anthropology, Canchipur
Faculty of Biochemistry, Canchipur
Faculty of Chemistry, Canchipur
Faculty of Commerce, Canchipur
Faculty of Computer Science, Canchipur
Faculty of Earth Science, Canchipur
Faculty of Economics, Canchipur
Faculty of Education, Canchipur
Faculty of English, Canchipur
Faculty of Geography, Canchipur
Faculty of Hindi, Canchipur
Faculty of History, Canchipur
Faculty of Library and Information Science, Canchipur
Faculty of Life sciences, Canchipur
Faculty of Linguistics, Canchipur
Faculty of Management Studies, Canchipur
Faculty of Manipuri, Canchipur
Faculty of Mathematics, Canchipur
Faculty of Philosophy, Canchipur
Faculty of Physics, Canchipur
Faculty of Political Science, Canchipur
Faculty of Statistics, Canchipur
Professional courses like Library & Information Science, Business Administration, Journalism & Mass Communication enable students to get placement later. Integrated courses in MSc Biotechnology and Bachelor of Physical Education (BPEd) are also conducted.
Profile of Manipur UniversityAbout MU
Manipur University is located at Canchipur, Imphal, the capital city of Manipur, an Indian State bordering Myanmar. The University campus is spread over an area of 287 acres in the historic Canchipur, the old palace of the kingdom of Manipur. The Langthabal Palace (Konung) was established by Maharaja Gambhir Singh in 1827 (October)A.D. just after the liberation of Manipur from Burmese occupation. Maharaja Gambhir Singh took his last breath in Canchipur. Canchipur is also the birthplace of Dr. Lamabam Kamal, a renowned poet of Manipur.
It is constituted under the Manipur University Act,1980 (Manipur Act No VIII of 1980). The University has 72 affiliated colleges and one constituent college i.e. Manipur Institute of Technology (MIT).
Located in the historic Canchipur with the ruins of the old palace of Manipur in the background, the University has a big campus with beautiful surroundings. A successor to the Jawaharlal Nehru University Post-Graduate Centre since 1st April,1981 (the day the Centre was merged in the University), the University has its administrative headquarters and Post-Graduate classes and research in the premises of the erstwhile Post-Graduate Centre. The University which has jurisdiction all over the state of Manipur has affiliated colleges and 3 permitted colleges situated at different parts of the state.
Manipur University was established on June 5, 1980 under the Manipur University Act.1980 (Manipur Act 8 of 1980), as a teaching cum-affiliating University at Imphal with territorial jurisdiction over the whole of the state of Manipur. It was converted into a Central University w.e.f. 13/10/2005. The Manipur University Act No.54 of 2005 received the assent of the President on 28/12/2005.
The former Jawaharlal Nehru University Post-Graduate Centre was merged with the University on April 1, 1981. Presently, Manipur University has 72 affiliated colleges and one constituent college i.e. Manipur Institute of Technology (MIT).
Since its establishment in 1980, the Manipur University strives to impart the highest quality of education to its students and believes in striking a balance between academics and ethics. In 2005, it got the status of a central university due to its excellent role in imparting higher education.
Manipur University is a teaching cum-affiliating University. It was founded in 1980 under the Manipur University Act 1980 at Canchipur (Imphal) in Manipur. It has territorial jurisdiction over the whole of the state of Manipur. The university was converted into a Central University in 2005.
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500 flee Manipur varsity hostelsIMPHAL : Over 500 students of Manipur Central University have vacated their hostels in view of the alleged frequent harassment by the State police commandos in the wake of the killing of Prof Md Islamuddin.
We took the decision to vacate our hostels in view of the frequent harassment by commandos day and night, says Pamei Tingulung, spokesperson of Manipur University Tribal Students Union said on May 27.
On May 25, unidentified gunmen shot dead former dean of Students Welfare and Economics professor Md Islamuddin. However, a day after Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup in a press release claimed responsibility for executing Prof. Islamuddin saying that the slain academician was the ring leader of a clique within the University which was usurping all powers of the university and using it to their selfish ends.
The students staying in the hostel also strongly condemned the police action which disturbed the academic atmosphere and creating tension as some of the students are undergoing second semester examinations.
We have requested our VC to intervene. However, he could not give us any assurance , the students told reporters on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, nine student leaders arrested by the police in connection with the killing were produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody till June 4. According to sources, eight students were reportedly arrested from the Manipur University hostels.
Protesting the police crackdown on students, a group of students staged a protest rally in Moirang area under Bishnupur district. All Manipur Students Union leaders, in the meantime, have demanded the immediate release of the arrested students or face agitations.
Manipur University proctor shot, boarders fleeIMPHAL : Manipur University proctor Mohammad Islamuddin was gunned down by unidentified militants on the campus on May 25 -- and within two days over 500 boarders had left the hostels following police raids.
Md Islamuddin, 53, a professor of economics was heading for the library when he was shot. A bullet entered the left side of his stomach and exited from the right. He was declared brought dead by doctors at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences here.
Eyewitnesses said four youths, who came on two scooters, sprayed bullets at him near the university library at 12.20 p.m. Students in the university said they heard two gun shots from the shooting site.
Muslim students body, Pangal Students Organisation, has called for a 24-hour Manipur bandh from midnight and announced the closure of the administrative block of the university in protest against the killing.
The president of Manipur University Teachersâ€™ Association, Maibam Ranjit Singh, who rushed the bleeding professor to the hospital in a car, said : I was in my office. A student rushed in and said Islamuddin was hurt. We rushed out and found him lying in a pool of blood.
Prof. Amar Yumnam of the economics department said Islamuddin was in his room shortly before the attack and was shot after he walked out. I heard the gunshots, but did not take it seriously as we are used to hearing such sounds from the Assam Rifles firing range which is located very close to the university.
What was his fault Why did they kill him the professorâ€™s widow Farana Bibi wept as an ambulance carried away his body from the casualty ward of RIMS to the mortuary.
Sources on campus said the attack could be linked to the controversial election of the MU Students Union, which was held last month. A section of students had alleged irregularities in the poll process.
After the election row, Islamuddin, who was popular among teachers and students, resigned from the post of Dean of Studentsâ€™ Welfare but continued to be the proctor, in-charge of maintenance of peace on the campus.
Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, education minister L. Jayentakumar, a host of ministers, legislators and senior officials of the university, including vice-chancellor C. Amuba, went to the hospital.
This is the most cowardly act of killing a teacher on campus. We will not spare anyone involved in it, Ibobi Singh said. Such incidents will not deter the people of Manipur from their efforts to make the state a peaceful place to live in, he stated in a release. The cabinet condemned the killing.
The second semester MA, M.Sc and M.Com examinations were on in the university when the professor was attacked. However, the exams continued uninterrupted.
This is the second time officials of the university have been targeted. In December 2004, the Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup had abducted the then vice-chancellor, Ng. Bijoy Singh, who is now a Manipur Peoples Party legislator, and the then registrar, R.K. Ranjan Singh, on charges of corruption. They had shot Bijoy Singh in the legs.
Seminar recommends framing street vendors policyIMPHAL, May 18 – A day-long seminar on problem of street vendors in Imphal city has recommended to frame a street vendors policy of the State.
Street Vendors Welfare Association, Imphal sponsored the session which was participated by leaders of various civil society organisations also urged the State Government to do the needful instead of forcefully evacuating them from Imphal main market.
More than 4,000 street vendors are on strike after the authority evacuated them from the Imphal main market to Lamphelpat area following a Cabinet decision on April 25 last.
No one wants to become a street vendor, feels Chinglen Maisnam of Manipur Universitys Economics department. This is the byproduct of the victimisation of the victims. This could not be solved by force but needs to be sorted out by formulating a State policy.
He further opined that besides being a conflict ridden State, unemployment, poverty and inequality are the main reasons behind the sudden increase of number of street vendors in the State capital. He added that the time has come to have proper distribution system and to introduce schemes for the poor urban population.
Ramesh Mishra, legal advisor of National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) assured that they are planning to discuss the matter with lawyers to look into the matter.
We may file a case in the high court, Mishra said. He also informed that on October 8 last year, the Supreme Court had directed that...nothing sort of law can regulate the fundamental rights of the street vendors under article 19-1(G). The ruling has asked to enact a law for promotion and regulation of the street vendors based on National Policy on Urban street vendors by June 30 next.
NASVI which represents six lakh street vendors under 540 street vendors organisations across 23 States had been demanding a comprehensive legislation on the lines of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) to protect and promote livelihood of more than 10 million vendors of the country.
President of Senior Citizens Society N Binoy, CPI leader Dr M Nara, Dr Dhanabir Laishram, leaders of civil society organisations including Ima Ibeni, Ima Memchoubi, Ima Mema, Ibotombi Khuman, Mutum Churamani and others also spoke on the occasion.
7 Manipur fish species declared endangeredIMPHAL, April 2 – Global environmental network International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed 15 fish species including seven from Manipur as Endangered freshwater fish species.This was stated in their recently released Red list of threatened species report on the status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in Eastern Himalaya which covers the entire NE States and parts of eastern India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Manipurs seven fish species in the IUCN red list are Ngakha Meingangbi (Puntius Manipurensis), Ngatup (Schistura Kanjupkhulensis), Ngatup makhal ama (Schistura minutes), Ngatup manba nga (Schistura reticula), Ching-ngakra (Pterocryptis barakensis), Ching-Ukabi (Badis tuivaiei) and Nung-nga (Psilorhynchus microphthalamus).
A six-member research team headed by fish researcher Prof Waikhom Vishwanath of Manipur Universitys Life Science department conducted the research on the status and distribution of freshwater fishes of the Eastern Himalaya region which comprises Ganga delta and plain, Ganga Himalayan foothills, Upper Brahmaputra, Middle Brahmaputra, Chin Hills-Arakan coast and Sittang-Irrawaddy eco-region.
The other co-researchers were Heok Hee Ng of National University of Singapore, Ralf Britz of The Natural History of Museum, London, L Kosygin Singh of Zoological Survey of India (Orissa), Shivaji Chaudhry of BG Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development and Kevin W Conway of Texas and AandM University.
It took one year to compile the report by studying 115 fish species out of 520 species found in the Eastern Himalaya
region, Prof W Vishwanath said.
According to the IUCN document, half of fish species (263) in Eastern Himalaya are categorised as Least Concerned while 27 per cent (141 species) are under Data Deficient category. Only one per cent of the species (5) are Critically Endangered including one Nemacheiline loach, Schistura papulifera is endemic in eastern Meghalayas Krem Synrang Pamiang cave system in Jaintia Hills, whileEndangered species occupy hardly three per cent species (15). Besides, nine per cent of them (46) are categorised as Near Threatened category.
Though no species was categorised as globally Extinct or Extinct in the wild in the Eastern Himalaya assessment region, Manipurs State fish Pengba (Osteobrama belangeri) was reported to be regionally extinct in wild as the route of this Myanmar origin minor carp has been disturbed with the construction of Ithai barrage across Manipur river for the operation of Loktak hydro-electric project 28 years ago.
Drying up of wetlands due to siltation and conversion of Loktak, largest freshwater lake in NE India (40,000 hectare), into a water reservoir after commissioning of the above project, has caused drastic change in Manipurs aquatic environment forcing many species vulnerable. Manipur has more than 200 fish species.Pollution,habitat loss, damming, over-exploitation besides species invasion are the major threats in Manipur, Prof Vishwanath said when enquired. Fishes in Chindwin basin in Manipur particularly Imphal river and its tributaries are so vulnerable unlike the Bramhaputra basin where the species may find similar habitat for their survival.
Besides the development of Moreh(India) and Tamu (Myanmar) – both border townships for 16 year-old Indo-Myanmar border trade has impacted on the aquatic environment in Lokchao river in Manipur and Yu river in Myanmar.
Barak basin in south western Manipur is also under threat, the IUCN report added.
Country-wide fast today in support of SharmilaIMPHAL, Nov 4 – Save Democracy Repeal AFSPA group – a support group promoting Irom Chanu Sharmilas struggle – is all set to organise a day-long mass hunger strike to commemorate her 11 year struggle and the 53 year struggle in North East and 20 in Jammu andKashmir, across 25 cities of the country including New Delhi tomorrow.
The day shall be marked by a day-long fast to pay tribute to Sharmilas sacrifice. We also plan to stage some powerful theater acts, musical and poetry compositions on the AFSPA issue, the support group said.
In Delhi, social activists Harsh Mander, Gautam Naulakha, Kuldeep Nayar, Brinda Grover, historian Uma Chakravarty and many others will participate in the demonstration at Jantar Mantar, said Suhela Kapoor, a functionary of the group when contacted on phone.
Another functionary Seram Rojesh informed The Assam Tribune that the fast will be held at various locations here including THAU ground, Uripok, Manipur University, etc.
The 3rd festival of hope, justice and peace was on here since November 2 under the aegis of Just Peace Foundation (JPF), a Manipur-based body promoting Sharmilas campaign. On the third day today four films on AFSPA and Sharmila were screened.
On the eve of the nation-wide demonstration, Sharmila, who was produced before a district court for further remand of 15 days, said that she will continue her struggle. Its up to the authority whether they listen (to the demand) or not, she added.
She expressed unhappiness over the denial of her meeting with the human rights campaigners from 15 States who marched down all the way from Srinagar as a part of the Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign on October 28 last.
Confusion grips Assembly election in ManipurPoll date is just a few days away. Has the electorate become aware of the various issues of the state? Have the voters properly scanned the competencies of their leader. On what basis the voters will exercise their rights. Even though the measures for free and fair elections have been taken up widely, voters still lack political consciousness. This is what, the Manipur is…
Many have come, many have gone, but Manipur remain as we were 30 years back, without any change, without any development or whatsoever. Many political parties have come up with varied promises which were never fulfilled as one expected.
The repeal of the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), 1958, which has been a long time demand of the people of the state, has also been a promise at almost all political parties coming to power in the state. But none of the parties whosever have been in power care to put their promise to action, except for the congress party which has withdrawn the Act from seven Assembly segments. Although the congress this time talks of removing the Act from the rest of the state, in its election manifesto it clearly stated that it will consider as and when the situation of the law and order is improved. The party has made no commitment regarding the issue of Inner line permit and blockades.
With the assembly election just left for a few days, almost all the political parties of the state have come up with their own election manifesto with various promises that they the party will fulfil if it comes to power…..its a lie, they simply bluffing the people. They dont think about the basic needs of the people about pure drinking water, job opportunity and where is the basic need of electricity. We dont see a change…I fell sorry about our politician said Human Right Alert Director L. Babalu.
The ruling parties as well as the parties in opposition are trying to woo the electors with their promises. Some of them even promising the stars while some even forgetting to promise their daily bread. In the election timing they can promise anything they like. When the election results are declared all the promises are forgotten.
They take elections like a colourful festival; there is no real meaning of election in Manipur. They dont put such burning issues in their manifesto.
The scenario of Manipur election is still in a confusion stage. What is going to be the future of Manipur if these candidates are voted to power, is a matter of deep concern, said Dhanabir Laishram, guest lecture of political science Manipur University. He further added that, election of Manipur is like showering flowers.
On the other side, a statement issued by the proscribed outfit, Revolutionary peoples front (RPF) categorically stated that the periodical elections being held under the Constitution of India are for electing agents of New Delhi. The outfits publicity secretary, T. Leishemba, asserted that the most these representatives can do after being elected is turn against their own people and plead for huge amounts of money from New Delhi in the name of countering insurgency movement.
No political person would ever dare to scrap draconian laws like AFSPA because they know very well that any initiative aimed at bringing collective welfare and security of the people would mean sacrificing their seats of power.
They could simply look on when many people were massacred and a number of women raped because their political posts are dearer to them than the lives and dignity of people.
Well educated people who have clear understanding of the real purpose and meaning of the Indian elections have no interest in these events. However, many people who do not have thorough understanding of the same misleading election and who are easily influenced by the other people have been dedicating all their time to these elections just to get some personal benefits.
But what needs to be understood is that these draconian laws and acts imposed in Manipur were implemented with the consent of these elected MLAs and ministers, the outfit asserted.
100 days Away from 3652 days of hunger100 days Away from 3652 days of hunger It began about ten years ago. On November 2, 2000, troops of 8 Assam Rifles recklessly shot down 10 civilians at a bus stop in Malom, Manipur. The incident is now better known as the Malom Massacre. The people of Manipur came out on the streets and demanded a magisterial inquiry into the incident. However, to the dismay of all, the army, using the brutal authority conferred upon them by the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (AFSPA), disallowed any such inquiry.
This convinced Irom Sharmila Chanu, a civil rights activist, then 28, that people of Manipur had had enough. The AFSPA must be repealed immediately, she thought. On the evening of November 4, after taking the blessings of her mother, she began an indefinite hunger strike. The objective of her protest was the repeal of the AFSPA from the state of Manipur. However, in due course over the last nine years, she has extended the scope of her demand to all regions of Indias Northeast where AFSPA has been imposed.
AFSPA provides special powers to arrest, detain and even kill civilians on mere suspicion. Many forced disappearances, extra-judicial killing, torture, rape and arbitrary detention have been routinely reported from the areas that are under AFSPA rule. When the law was introduced in Parliament in 1958, the Union home minister had said the Act would be in operation for only six months, but somehow it has lasted more than 52 years now.
Sharmila is just months away from completing 10 years of hunger strike. The 100 days countdown towards the completion of 10 years has begun in Imphal. For the next 100 days, different kinds of cultural programmes will be organised. Activities like spot painting, rickshaw rallies, mime plays, public meetings and poster campaigns will mark the countdown. A festival of hope, justice and peace will also be held from November 2 to November 6. Some programmes will also be organised in other parts of the country, the convener of the organising committee, Irom Singhajit (the elder brother of Sharmila) told.
The 100 days countdown was kicked off at a function organised by Just Peace Foundation in Manipur Press Club in Imphal with the objective of showing solidarity to Irom Sharmila Chanu and her cause. 100 days Away from 3652 days of hunger Sharmila has become the face of the protest against AFSPA in the Northeast. Many well known writers and social activists, including Arundhati Roy, Mahasweta Devi, Shirin Ebadi, Prabir Ghosh, Sumitra Padmanabhan and Sandeep Pandey, have lent their support to her and her cause. She was awarded the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights on May 18, 2007. The award was instituted by the Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School, which is a South Korean human rights body.
In 2004, in the wake of an intense agitation launched by several civil society groups following the death of Manorama Devi in the custody of the Assam Rifles and the indefinite fast undertaken by Irom Sharmila, the then Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil visited Manipur and reviewed the situation with the concerned state authorities. In the same year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured activists that the government would consider their demand sympathetically.
The central government accordingly set up a five-member committee under the chairmanship of Justice B P Jeevan Reddy, a former judge of the Supreme Court. The panel was given the mandate to review the provisions of AFSPA and advise the government of India whether (a) to amend the provisions of the Act to bring them in consonance with the obligations of the government towards protection of human rights or (b) to replace the Act with a more humane Act.
The Reddy Committee submitted its recommendations on June 6, 2005, that clearly stated that AFSPA should be repealed. However, the government failed to take any concrete action on the recommendations. The then defence minister Pranab Mukherjee rejected the withdrawal or significant dilution of the Act on the grounds that �it is not possible for the armed forces to function� in �disturbed areas� without such powers.
Sharmila is lodged in Imphals Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital amid high security. She is being kept alive through painful nasogastric intubation. She has been charged with attempt to commit suicide under section 309 of the IPC. She has been under a ritual of release and arrest every year since 2000 because under the IPC section 309, a person can be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.
The hunger strike is a form of protest that even Mahatma Gandhi used in his fight against injustice. Now, if Sharmila uses it to fight against the atrocities of the Indian forces, she is being treated as a criminal and kept under detention,� says Babloo Loitongbam, executive director of Human Rights Alert. He adds, �Amnesty International has recently come out with a statement that a person on a hunger strike cannot be treated as a criminal. It is unethical on part of the Indian government to detain her.� Dr. W. Nabakumar, dean, School of Human and Environment Sciences, Manipur University, agrees, �To imprison a woman who is protesting in a non-violent way against a draconian law is gross violation of law from the humanitarian point of view.�
Renowned filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma says he has not made a film on Sharmila for he feels it would not be easy. �I dont think I will be able to reflect her inner strength. I havent even met the remarkable lady. It would be shameful to meet her when one has three square meals a day. A person with a full stomach will not understand her agony. It is an extraordinary struggle by an extraordinary woman.�
In March this year, the Science and Rationalists Association of India and the Humanist Association demanded that Irom Sharmila Chanu be nominated once again for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Thai students to learn English in ManipurImphal: In one of the first such collaborations between the two very similar cultures, Manipuris and Thais, Manipur University will now teach English to Thai students. More projects are on the agenda as the universities of Manipur and Thailand are set to collaborate on a number of matters.
On our visit to Thai universities last year, they discussed with us a need for their students to learn English. Despite having such a strong tourism industry, the Thais are very weak in English. Their primary aim is that the students be conversant in English so that they are able to deal with the increasing number of international tourists, says Prof Amar Yumnam, Dean of Social Studies at Manipur University. He was part of the delegation that visited Thailand.
Prof Yumnam points out that Thai students start learning English, if at all, only after Class XII. charge of the project, Professor Ratan says the project will begin in this academic session starting in July. Nearly 40-50 students are likely to come for the first certificate course. We are keeping the number limited since this is just a certificate course. We will look at an expansion only once this course is successful, says Prof Ratan.
Manipur University signed an MoU with Surindra Rajabhat University in the Surin province of Thailand last year. Talking about cultural similarities between the Manipuri and the Thai people, Prof Ratan says: They feel more comfortable coming to Manipur because we look the same, dress the same, our food habits are the same and there are great cultural similarities in terms of some rituals et al. There are some similarities in the language and the script too. ...
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