The literacy rate in Manipur according to Census 2011 is 79.85%. It is 86.49% in case of males and 73.17% in case of females.
Manipur, which is often known as “Jewel of India” owing to its picturesque landscapes and tranquilizing ambience is also an improving educational hub in the country.
Manipur abides by several strategic educational norms formulated by the Central as well as State government that has shown remarkable improvements in the evolving years.
One of the strongest notions that people of Manipur believe pertaining to education is that it should essentially be society oriented in addition to being student oriented.
Education in Manipur is administered by 4 main entities. They are -
1.Department of Adult Education
2.Department of Education-Schools
3.Department of Education- University and Higher Education
4.State Council of Educational Research and Training, Government of Manipur
As far as school education is concerned, the Department of Education looks after it. One of the main causes of concern is that the rate of school dropouts in Manipur is comparatively higher as compared to other states in the country.
Schools in Manipur are of different categories and they can be listed as below-
Manipur State Board
Primary and Nursery
Education system in Manipur
After a student completes schooling, he can take admission into college and then enroll into university academic programs.
The education department in the state is responsible for inspecting, supervising, preparing the syllabus, chalking out the course curriculum and also prescribing the textbooks for different classes.
Elementary education in Manipur is offered by both private as well as government schools. Schools are usually affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education or Indian School Certificate Examination. Few are also affiliated to the State Board.
The ICSE and CBSE schools impart instructions in English. A student has the option to choose any one of the following languages as first language. They are-
Primary education in the state
Manipur has many schools and the names of few of them are given in the table below.
|Name of School||Location|
|Christian English High School||Sadar Hills East|
|Alice Christian High School||Ukhrul|
|Kanan Devi Memorial School||Imphal|
|Little Rose Higher Secondary School||Canchipur|
|Manipur Public School||Imphal|
|Mount Carmel School||Churachandpur|
Graduation and PG level and courses in Manipur
Manipur has 2 universities, namely, Manipur University and Central Agricultural University
Given below are names of few colleges in the state along with the courses offered.
Bethani Christian College in Churachandpur
-Courses offered- Arts and Science
Kakching Khunou College in Kakching Khunou
-Courses offered- Arts and Science
DM College of Commerce in Imphal
-Courses offered- Commerce
GP Women’s College in Imphal
- Courses offered – Arts, Science, Commerce
The above colleges are affiliated to All India Council for Technical Education. Admission into these colleges is through an entrance test conducted by the colleges and also on the marks obtained in the last qualifying test.
Professional options in Manipur
Manipur has engineering, polytechnic, medical, management, and law colleges, where students can enroll to pursue higher education. Read on to know more about the different professional colleges and the courses they offer. Also given are the admission criteria.
Education for non resident students
The state of Manipur has few students from the adjoining states. For instance, a student can take admission into Manipur University if he is a foreign national or has NRI status.
Hostels for students in Manipur
Manipur University and Working Women Hostel are 2 accommodation options a student can go for. However, a student has to pursue an academic program to get a hostel seat in the university hostel.
|Type of Colleges||College names||Courses offered||Admission Criteria|
|Engineering||Government College of Technology and Government Engineering College, Imphal||B.E/B.Tech||AIEEE|
|Law||L.M.S Law College/L.M.G.M Law College||BL/LLB||Age not less than 19 years, 40% and above in 10+2 examination and entrance test|
|Management||Manipur Institute of Management Studies||MBA||Entrance test and marks obtained in Bachelor’s degree|
|Medical||NE Regional Medical College/Department of Rehabilitation/Regional Medical College/Regional Institute of Medical Sciences||BPT/MBBS/Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology||Entrance test|
|Agriculture||Central Agricultural University||B.Sc/B.VSc &AH/BFSc/M.Sc||Entrance test|