Imphal’s Oriental College located at Takyel has become the first and only autonomous college in Manipur according to a report by The Sangai Express.
It also quoted the statement of Principal Dr Th Biren telling to reporters that Manipur is the third Northeastern state to have been granted an autonomous college status after Nagaland and Assam by the University Grant Commission (UGC).
The college, established in 1963 under Manipur University would get Rs 20 Lakhs for infrastructure development annually.
Oriental College would now be able to create its own syllabus, conduct examinations and declare results at its own conveniences. Manipur University would act as the supervisor of the college in its academic activities, quoted The People’s Chronicle.
The college would have five statutory committees as per the guidelines of UGC, including Board of Governors, Academic Board, Finance Board, Subject Board and Controller of Examinations.