The Center for Manipur Studies was established as an area studies centre under the UGC sponsored scheme with the main objective of teaching and research in history, culture and languages etc. for promoting national integration and progress in a backward and sensitive region of the North Eastern India. The centre was started in February, 1989 as a Center for Manipuri Studies and Tribal Research. It was functioning with two co-ordinator -one for the Center for Manipuri Studies and the other for Tribal Research. Later the nomenclature was changed to Center for Manipur Studies. The centre is at present functioning with a Director, one Section Officer, One Technical Assistant, two Guests Faculty and one Peon. It has an Advisory Committee consisting of 16(sixteen) members with the Vice Chancellor as the Chairman.
The Center has so far published 25(twenty-five) research works. Some of the recent research monographs that have been published are "East and South-East Asia : Folklore and Cultural Affinity with Manipur (Part-I)", "Identities of the migrated people of Manipur" , etc.
The following research monograph are to be published soon viz
• Formation and Functioning of District Councils in Manipur Hills
• Tribal Land System in Manipur
• Bibliography of Tribal Studies
• The kharam Tribe of Manipur.
The centre is also organizing Seminars, Symposiums and Group Discussions from time to time.
List of Academic Staff at the Center
|1||Prof Amar Yumnam||Director|
|2||Dr (Ms) Bijayalaxmi Brara||Reader|
|3||Dr Aheibam Koireng Singh||Lecturer|