The first Manipur Technical University (MTU) was innaugrated by Manipur Governor V. Shanmuganathan at the State Academy of Training, Takyelpat campus. The varsity was established by an Ordinance of the Government of Manipur on April 23, 2016.
It is the only technical university of Manipur. All technical institutions of the state are to be affiliated to the university. At present, the university proposes to offer B-Tech courses in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and computer science and engineering. It is the second technical university in the northeast region, the first one being in Assam.
MTU will serve as the new hub of technical education where talents and opportunities come together for a better future of Manipur, said the governor, adding that the higher education sector offers an ocean of opportunities for youth as India increasingly moves towards a knowledge driven society.
“I am happy to learn that 34 students from the state have already joined civil engineering, 27 in electronic engineering, 27 in computer science, 22 students in electronics and communication engineering and 18 students in mechanical engineering under Vice-Chancellor Vanid Joshi,” he said.
The governor also observed that although the university has come to existence in Manipur, it is still not enough at this stage and added that there is a need to grow further with improving the quality of the university and aim for many achievements.
“The team of Vanid Joshi who is the Vice Chancellor, including the professors and assistant professors, together need to own and run the university with more concentration for the future,” he said.
Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said that the government is trying to improve the education scenario and make the state an education hub by opening such institutes.
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The function was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, Education Minister Kh Ratankumar, Social Welfare Minister Ak Mirabai Devi, PWD Minister Ksh Biren, Agriculture Minister Abdul Nasir and Khangabok MLA O Landhoni.
The main vision and objective of MTU could be to produce technologists, IT managers, IT experts of high caliber, capable of contributing towards the development of home grown technical innovative ideas in Manipur which will not only benefit Manipur but neighboring states, including neighboring countries like Myanmar, Bangladesh etc.
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