The Government of Manipur had planned to set up two new universities for Rs 55 crore in the state, informed minister Okendro Moirangthem following a meeting chaired by Chief Minister
The bill is likely to be introduced in the winter session of the state assembly.
Upon receiving the approval, one of the universities will be developed in Churachandpur and will be named after ‘Sangai’ the state animal. The second university will be named Dhanamanjuri University.
Establised Under RUSA Scheme
They will be established under Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) was launched in 2013 and aims to develop 200 universities across the country.
Numbers of Seats for PG in Manipur
Approximately 8,500 students graduate from Manipur but only a few of them receive admissions within the state universities for higher studies owing to limited number of colleges.
Presently, only Manipur University and Indira Gandhi National Tribal University offer PG seats in Manipur in limited numbers, thus resulting in migration of majority of the students, i.e. about 60-70%, to other states in the country.
Many students prefer to drop out instead of pursuing higher studies in other states thus the 2 universities might help in bridging the need of the students.