IMPHAL, June 28 - The normal classes of the newly established Manipur University of Culture (MUC), the first ever culture varsity in North East, and Manipur State Film and Television Institute will start from the next academic session.
The move came to light when State Works Minister Ksh Biren Singh, accompanied by concerned engineers of the Public Works Department as per Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh�s advice, inspected the office building and classrooms of the newly established university and the film and TV institute here this morning.
Commissioner of Art and Culture K Radhakumar Singh, Director (Art & Culture) K Sushila Devi, Registrar of Manipur University of Culture L Joychandra Singh, film maker and litterateur Dr Makhonmani Mongsaba also accompanied the inspection team. The team visited the Art & Culture Complex, Manipur State Film Development Society complex and the Shri Shi Govinda Nartalaya.
The MUC was established in 2015 under the Manipur University of Culture Act 2015 with an objective is to disseminate and advance knowledge by teaching, research and training in various sphere of culture; to promote the ethnic studies that bears upon the living conditions of the communities of South-East Asia; to serve as a centre for fostering cooperation and exchange of ideas among the academic and research communities of other institutions and universities of repute in India and abroad. It also aims to provide facilities and opportunities for graduate, post graduate, doctorate, post doctorate education in various aspects of culture; and paying attention to the promotion and preservation of the rich heritage of Manipuri culture.
The university will introduce five courses: 4-year Degree Course in Visual Arts, 3-year Degree courses in Umang Lai Haraoba, Thang-Ta, Dance and Music.
The Government of Manipur has appointed N Khagendra Singh as the Vice Chancellor and L Joychandra Singh as the Registrar.