Manipur University of Culture (MUC)

The Manipur University of Culture (MUC) is a new, unique and first of its kind in the entire North-Eastern part of India. The university started to function on December 4, 2015 when the first Vice Chancellor and the first Registrar of the University, appointed by the Governor of the state in his capacity as the Chancellor of the University under the Transitional Provision of the Manipur University of Culture Act, provision No. 43, joined for duty in the forenoon of the same day.

The main objective of the Manipur University of Culture is to advance and disseminate knowledge by training, teaching and research in various aspects of culture, particularly the culture of the state. The office of the University is presently located at the premises of the building complex of the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Manipur, Palace Compound, Imphal. Initially the teaching programmes will be conducted in the buildings of Imphal Art College, Government Dance College and Government Music College.

MUC Faculties and Departments

The Manipur University of Culture has following faculties and departments under them:

Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Department of Culture Studies
  • Department of Tribal Studies
Faculty of Humanities
  • Department of Umanglai Haraoba
Faculty of Arts
  • Department of English
  • Department of Manipuri
Faculty of Performing Arts
  • Department of Dance
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Sankirtana
  • Department of Thang-Ta
  • Department of Theatre & Performance Studies
Faculty of Visual Arts
  • Department of Visual Arts

Manipur University of Culture Courses

The University aims at providing opportunities and facilities for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and post-doctorate studies in the areas mentioned below.
  1. Programme on Language, Literature and Linguistics
  2. Programme on
    (a) Theory on Culture and various aspects of Culture, and
    (b) Culture Studies, with particular emphasis on the Culture of Manipur
  3. Programme on Visual Arts
  4. Programme on Dance
  5. Programme on Music
  6. Programme on Thang-Ta
  7. Programme on Umang Lai -Haraoba
  8. Programme on Theatre with particular reference to Traditional Theatre of Manipur
  9. Programme on Manipuri Sankirtana
  10. Programme on Indigenous Games and Sports of Manipur
  11. Programme on Tribal Studies

Manipur University of Culture Admission Process

Candidates can get the prospectus along with application forms from the office of the Registrar on payment of Rs. 400/- for general and for SC/ST/OBC Rs. 200. The duly filled in application forms (in duplicate) will have to be submitted to the office of the Registrar.

Manipur University of Culture Selection Process

Selection of the Candidates for the Admission is made through as follows:
(a) a written Test for 50 marks
(b) a Practical/Demonstration Test for 35 marks and
(c) a Viva-Voce Test of 15 marks.

NOTE: The Written Test will be for 60 minutes and the Practical/Demonstration and Viva-Voce tests will be for 30 and 10 minutes respectively.

A Candidate seeking Admission must secure a minimum of 40% of the aggregate of the total marks of the three types of test.

Manipur University of Culture Contact Details

Manipur University of Culture
Palace Compound,
Imphal, Manipur-795001

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