Manipur University was established on 5th June, 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 and it was converted into a central university w.e.f. 13/10/2005.
The main objectives of the university are to disseminate and advance
knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities, to make provisions for
integrated courses in humanities,
natural and physical sciences,
social sciences, forestry and other
allied disciplines in the educational
programmes; to take appropriate
measures for promoting innovations
in teaching-learning process, interdisciplinary
studies and research;
to educate and train manpower
for the development of the country
in general and North Eastern Region in particular, to pay special attention to the
improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of the
state, and also to enhance their intellectual, academic and
How to Reach Imphal
Imphal can be reached by Air and Road. There are daily flights from Delhi, Kolkotta, Guwahati to Imphal. The nearest railway station is Dimapur in Nagaland. From Guwahati and Dimapur one can reach Imphal by bus.
Imphal is pleasently cool at this time of the year but nights can be chilly.