Radheshyam inaugurates MIU administrative office
IMPHAL, 8th Oct: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam inaugurated the administrative office of Manipur International University (MIU) at Ghari on Tuesday, wherein he stated that the state needs more university and higher educational institutions to facilitate thousands of students passing out from colleges to pursue higher studies.
He conveyed that Manipur International University is an Autonomous Public University established by the state government via Manipur International University Ordinance, 2018 (Manipur Ordinance No.1 of 2018) and was notified in the Official Gazette on June 26, 2018. The MIU plans to establish campuses in different parts of the state, he added.
Radheshyam observed that students who are unable to get admission in Manipur University pursue higher education outside the state and abroad while many students give up pursuing their academic goals because of financial and family constrains although there are already two universities - Manipur University and Dhanamanjuri Cluster University in the state.
The minister said that he is hopeful that the establishment of MIU and its campuses will help in engaging the young minds in skill training, inculcating innovative and new ideas and students need to be encouraged to take up applied research to find solutions to the problems. He also opined that lakhs of rupees are drained out from the state as many people look after facilities available outside the state in health and education sector. The need of the hour is to put more focus on qualitative improvement in education and health sector, he added.
Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, in his speech, stated that under the centrally sponsored schemes and from the efforts of Department of Education, substantial improvement has been brought in the educational system. He asserted that it is important to inculcate a sense of confidence among the guardians and parents towards improved educational system in the state and making the children grow under the observation of the parents will keep them safe rather than leaving them on their own fate.
Educational institutions in the state need to be groomed to bring quality education. Once a self-sustainable level of higher education is attained, there will be quality students and better opportunities in Manipur, he stated.
The inauguration function was also attended by MIU chancellor Dr Harikumar Pallathadka; village chiefs; teachers and students.