Imphal, June 28: As per advice from the Manipur Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi Singh; the Works Minister Ksh. Biren Singh with the engineers concerned of the Public Works department inspected the office building and classrooms of the newly established Manipur University of Culture and Manipur State Film and Television Institute in Imphal this morning. The classes of the institutions will be started from the academic session 2016-17.
The 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 accompanied the inspection team. The team visited Art 7 Culture Complex, Manipur State Film Development Society complex and Shri Shi Govinda Nartalaya.
Manipur University of Culture (MUC), Imphal was established in 2015 under the Manipur University of Culture Act 2015. It is the state university and is a first of its type in NE India. The objects of the University are 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 co-operation and exchange of ideas among the academic and research communities of other institutions and Universities of repute in India and abroad; to provide facilities and opportunities for graduate, post graduate, doctorate, post doctorate education in various aspect of culture; and paying attention to the promotion and preservation of the rich heritage of Manipuri culture.
The University has introduced five courses and advertised for admission into the 4- year Degree Course in Visual Arts, 3-year degree courses in Umang Lai Haraoba, Thang-Ta, Dance and Music for the academic session for the year 2016-17.
To start the University, the Government of Manipur already appointed N. Khagendra Singh as Vice- Chancellor and L. Joychandra Singh a Registrar. In another Order issued by the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Government of Manipur yesterday; A. Subhash Singh MCS was posted as OSD ( Admin) of Manipur University of Culture/ Manipur Film Institute in addition to his assignment of Deputy Secretary (DP) and Nongthombam Sudip Singh, MFS as OSD(Finance) of Manipur University of Culture / Manipur Film Institute in addition to his assignment of Deputy Director (PIC), Special Officer (MIS) and Under Secretary (Cabinet and Finance).
Realizing the importance of Manipuri Cinema which was an important vehicle for spreading the beautiful culture of Manipur in the international arena, Government of Manipur took up the steps for setting up the Film City in Manipur, the Manipur State Film and Television Institute and for proving job facilities to the National award winning film personalities of Manipur.
Government ready to start classes of Manipur University of Culture and Film Institute