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The Oriental College was established in 1963 as a private college under the leadership of late Shri Nongthombam Ibomcha Singh (Tera Lai), renowned politician and social worker, with physical and monetary support from a number of people of this area. Since its inception, the college has produced a number of academicians, politicians, social workers, outstanding sports persons,etc. The college was taken over by the Government of Manipur on 4th September, 1978. It has been recognized by the U.G.C. under section 2f and 12B in 1988. The college is affiliated to Manipur University. It is one of the premier government colleges in Manipur offering degree classes in Arts and Science streams. The college was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) on the 8th January, 2011. With this and other internal reforms, the college is now forging ahead towards Autonomy status. Situated amidst the greeneries of Takyelpat along the National Highway 53, about 3 Km. away from the heart of Imphal City, it is spread over 7.5 acres far from the din and bustle of the city, providing a congenial and harmonious site for learning.

The College is located 2.5 km away from the Imphal Bazar towards west and 3km from the Kangla Fort.
Latitude-24°47’N &
altitude-780 m from Mean Sea Level.
Area: Sprawling over an area of 7.5 acres.
The College was Accredited B Grade by NAAC on 8th January, 2011.


  • 1963 – Established with N. Budhichandra Singh as Principal.
  • 1963 – Affiliated to Guwahati University.
  • 1963 – Introduction of Arts Stream.
  • 1966 – Introduction of  Science Stream.
  • 1978 – Date of Conversion.
  • 1980 – College affiliated to Manipur University.
  • 1988 – Inclusion of  College under  Section 2(f) & 12(b)
  • 2011 – NAAC Accreditation Cycle I.
  •  2014 – Implementation of Autonomous Status under UGC guidelines.
  • 2017 – NAAC Accreditation Cycle II.

Best Practices of the Institution

  1. Eco-friendly campus : Goal  – Bringing environment consciousness among the students and staff. –  Education-in-nature environment
    Context  –  The college is located at the periphery of Imphal city and lies in a rural setup.However new offices and government/ non-governmental construction are coming up during the last few decades around the college. The rural setup is being slowly transformed into an urban one. Issues about ecological imbalance due to degradation of    green  zones and reduction of wasteland have become apparent. People around the campus,  the hinterland of the college, have their own consciousness about effects of environmental   degradation. Resulting from continuous awareness and lecture programmes about the    importance of saving environment by way of afforestation and proper management of wastes   and sanitation, students and staffs of the college have become well aware of physical context in and around the college. There is ample opportunity for developing eco-friendly environment to be extended by experts and organisations working on this issue.
    Practice and innovation : – The college already has an Eco-Club of 110 students. It organises and undertakes various activities relating to environmental consciousness in and around the college campus. Tree planting programmes are being held at least once every six months. Many species and varieties of trees and plants including fruit bearing ones grow lineally along both sides of the college campus roads and pathways. An Eco- Demonstration Park has been developed in front of the College Administrative Block. Green meadows roll in between the college building blocks. There develops a pond in the middle of the campus where rain water is harvested and reserved for perennial use of the college. The College has drawn up a plan to develop a Botanical garden adjoining this pond near the Science Block. The College uses renewable energy by installing a solar energy power plant of 9 KVA under the funding of the UGC. All the incandescent electric bulbs inside the college have been replaced by eco-friendly LED bulbs. Waste collecting dustbins are installed at proper points. The college has started plastic-free zone campaign with displays at proper places. The Eco-Club in collaboration with NSS volunteers of the college also regularly conducts cleanliness programmes within the college campus.
    Evidence of success –  There is marked  positive transformation in the behavior of the students and staff in the context of their attitude towards the maintenance of a neat and clean campus. Many teachers and students have readily volunteered to bring saplings and plant them in the college campus and also look after their maintenance and growth.
    Constraints – Paucity of funds have been a big constraint on the effort towards achieving an eco-friendly campus in spite of the dedicated will of the stakeholders.
  2. Opening of IT course: Goal    – To keep pace with the changing trends in higher education where ICT based teaching  and learning, e-governance and information management system. The core objective is to give IT skills to the leaners of the college which will help them in pursuing higher learning and enhancing employability.
    Context  – Only traditional subjects in B.A. and B.Sc. undergraduate level are taught in the college. New trends in teaching and administration of higher education requires IT skills and student also need to be imbibed with the same skill at the undergraduate level so the college is planning to introduce a course in IT like Computer Sc. Or B.C.A. The college have got the opportunity to open initially a certificate in IT and ITes under RUSA scheme. The college has drawn up a plan to open B.Sc Computer Sc. And B.C.A in the near future taking the opportunity of the existing foundation.
    Practice and innovation : The college has already a computer centre with 7 functional computers. 15 more have been added during the year. Initially only 30 students are enrolled in the certificate course whose capacity has now increase to 40 in the 2nd enrolment. The curriculum is design by Manipur state RUSA. The course  is conducted in collaboration with SYNAPX, and IT services firm. Classes are arranged in the early morning shift to enable the student to attain the normal classes of B.A. and B.Sc. programme. Thus the college working hour extend from 7 to 9 hrs.
    Evidence of success : The  student demand for admission to the course has been high. The selection procedure is by draw of lots.
    Constraints : Infrastructural demands of the course has remained deficient due to shortage of budget allocation.

Distinctive area : Unfair means free examination.

The college takes great attention in the examination system which is an important area in an autonomous college. The objective is to have an assessment free from influence. The following steps are taken up-

a) The sitting arrangement in an examination hall so that no student appearing the same paper may sit in the same desk. Sufficient space between two desks is given.

b) Double invigilation is applied- invigilators and supervising invigilators.

c) Over and above double invigilation there is flying squad comprising of two senior staff.

d) The college prepares a format called Unfair Means Record Format. If any students is found copying that is not allowed by the regulation made in the college ordinance, he or she has to signed in the format duly filled by the invigilator. He or she is warned of subsequent process of penalty based on the records in the format.

e) There is a Committee called Standing Unfair Means Committee which will sit and decide the kind of punishment. The student involving in the unfair means and his or her parent will appear in the meeting of the Committee. If the student fails to bring his or her parent will get more severe penalty which may even lead to keep in “withheld” in the declaration of the results of examination. His or her case will not be considered until or unless the parent appears before the Committee.

f) Following the examination system relating to this practice of prohibiting the use of unfair means, the college have found success in the innovation.

The NAAC-Assessment was initiated during the time of Th.Lokendro Singh, the then Principal, and he was succeeded by Y. Sumati Devi during whose leadership as Principal the LOI (Letter of Intention) was sent to NAAC in 2009.

After Y. Sumati, N. Ibobi Singh became Head of the Institution & L. Gopeswar Sharma as Co-ordinator , IQAC. With the existence of IQAC, preparation of SSR was accomplished and submitted on 27th February, 2010.

Again N.Ibobi Singh retired after serving for nearly one year & present Principal, Dr. Th. Biren Singh, joined on 12th March, 2010. Preparation continued till the NAAC Assessment on the 9th September, 2010.

The College got accredited B Grade by NAAC (Bangalore) on the 8th January, 2011 with a validity of five years ending on the 7th January, 2016.
The College applied for Autonomous Status in 2012.
Inspection for Autonomous status in 2013.
College got approved for Autonomous status on 10th January, 2014 by UGC.
Autonomous Status implemented from the current session, 2014-2015.

The College was again accredited B Grade by NAAC  for its Cycle II A & A on 23rd Jan, 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Th. Biren Singh (Principal) and Shri L. Mani Singh (Co-ordinator , IQAC). 

After Dr. Th. Biren Singh, Dr. S. Ranjit Singh assumed the charge of Principal from 4th April, 2018.  


Governing Body


Dated, 4th July, 2014.

In reference to the constitution ofGoverning Body of Government Autonomous College as per University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines regarding the implementation of autonomous status toOriental college, Takyel, Imphal, the following persons are nominated as members of theGoverning Body of the college for a term of 2(two) years or until further order, whichever is earlier.

Teachers of the college

  1. Shri O. Nongyai Singh, Associate Prof., Head, Department of Political Science.
  2. Shri L. Gopeswar Sharma, Associate Prof., Department of Manipuri,
    Co-ordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell(IQAC),Oriental College.
  3. Educationist

  4. Arambam Lokendro Singh, Rtd. Director, AVRC, Manipur University.

(Dr. Th . Biren Singh)
Oriental College, Imphal.

Copy to:-
  1. Chairman,Governing Body,Oriental College
  2. Persons concerned.
  3. Guard File.

Item No. 1: Introduction of members ofGoverning Body and selection of chairperson.

The members of the Governing Body of the college are as follows:

Educationist, Industrialist, Professional (nominated by the State Government and one of them should be the Chairperson):

  1. H. Tombi Singh, Retd. Vice- Chancellor, Manipur University.
  2. Dr. Kh. Palin, Managing Director, Shija Hospital & Research Institute.
  3. Th. Oliver Monsang, OSD/CC & RUSA, Directorate of Univ. & Hr. Edn., Government of Manipur

Government Nominee:

1. Smt. Kholia Larho, Joint Secretary (Hr. & Tech. Edn), Government of Manipur.

University Nominee:

1. Prof. Ng. Nimai Singh, Department of Physics, Manipur University.

Teachers of the college:

  1. Shri O. Nongyai Singh, Associate Prof., Head, Department of Political Science.
  2. Shri L. Gopeswar Sharma, Associate Prof, Department of Manipuri,
    Co-ordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell(IQAC),Oriental College.


  1. Arambam Lokendro Singh, Rtd. Director, AVRC, Manipur University.

UGC Nominee:

  1. Awaiting.

Principal of the College

Dr. S. Ranjit Singh (Principal)


Teachers Total             : 73+1(Principal)
With Ph.D                      : 35 (including principal)
With NET                       : 14 
Guest Lecturer             :1

No. of Supporting Staffs (including engaged staff):






Knowledge is power


Enhancement of quality, sustainable in continuity.
Transformation of the acquired knowledge into productive activities to cater emerging local needs without comprising traditional and cultural values.
Participation in the development process of the nation, at par with emerging global scenario.


To impart and spread knowledge through higher education to the learners coming mostly from the economically backward families.
To establish a center of excellence in education by creating a good academic atmosphere.
To produce graduates of global competency in the context of local needs.
To provide the changing needs of the academic scenario.
To fulfill personal, social & national needs of the stakeholders.


The curriculum structure is to meet the future challenges of this fast changing world, ensuring dynamic and purposeful learning.


Target and Plan

Short Term


Target (Time line)

Academic Quality enhancement

Teaching-learning and examination reformation:

i. introduction of CBCS

ii. development of IT added classrooms


Intermediate Term


Target (Time line)

New programme/

courses- need based



Long Term


Target (Time line)

Integrated Research Centre




Students are to follow discipline as prescribed in the regulation on Maintenance of discipline of the college, violation of any clause by any student may lead to disciplinary action as per the regulation.

UNIFORM : Gray Trouser/ Phanek with white Shirts.

  1. Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited inside and outside the campus of the college. Students found indulging in ragging shall be subject to punishment as per rule. Candidates are advised to visit the website : or college website for UGC regulations in curling the menace of ragging in Higher Educational Institution 2009.
  2. Smoking, chewing pan and other intoxicating items are strictly prohibited.
  3. The students should not indulge in immoral activities including use and chatting with mobile phone inside the college campus.
  4. The activities of the students relating to destruction of the college property will be viewed seriously.
  5. The college hostellers should abide by the rules and regulations of the hostel administration.
  6. Mobile phones must be switched off over the plinth area of the college except in the Hostel.


Proctorial system has been introduced in the college for developing close contact between the students and teachers for timely guidance and advice in academic and other matters. Under this system a batch of 20-25 students kept under the control of a teacher (proctor), meets as per dates & places previously fixed. They put forth their difficulties before the proctor for advice, information regarding the academic performance, attendance in the class etc.


All students must attend every lecture tutorial and practical classes registered by him/her. The attendance requirement will be a minimum 80% of the classes. Students with deficiency in attendance in a course will be awarded D.C. grade in a course.


The medium of instruction/examination in the college at all levels is done exclusively in English except Manipuri language and literature. In framing the courses care has been taken to see that they are not burdened with formal lectures only. There is adequate provisions for seminars, tutorials, case studies, guided field work and study tour programmes, group discussion and quizzes etc. as an integral part of teaching pedagogy to help the students in increasing their analytical , capability and creativity.


The students are evaluated following relative grading system which is basically internal. In order to make sure that the students do not have to rely on any one or two major examinations for evaluation, the College follows a Continuous Internal Assessment System of 40% where the test and assignments are spread across the entire semester through unit/class tests, assignment – seminars-term tests etc. and remaining 60% marks will be evaluated from the last 2 major end semester examinations.

A letter grade signifies the level of standard of qualitative, quantitative academic achievement, which a student attains in a particular course.


The College offers a central library with a rapidly increasing collection of newspaper (both local and national), books, periodical, journal. It has a good stock of books including text books and holds CD’s; library user can access book database, thesis database, e-journals and other e-resources from any terminal within the campus by using free Wi-Fi service.

Inside :  
– Internet & E-mail – Offline CD-ROM databases.
– E-resources – Reprographic facilities.
– Computers – Monthly Book display.
– Display of current book list – Career literature.
– Departmental library facilities.  


College started using computers since last ten years both in its academic and administrative activities. The computer learning centre of college provides computing facilities accessible to the students with basic knowledge. Computer center situated appropriately within the campus for use by the students in addition to the departmental Computer laboratories. Apart from the large number of PCs, a server, all connected to the high speed campus LAN.


The College has separate hostels for boys and girls located within the campus. The intake capacity of the Boys Hostel is 24 students and it has a spacious environment with a big dining hall, a playground and warden’s Quarter. The Girls Hostel has intake capacity of 36 students with many facilities.


Health care service is available at the Primary Health Centre which is located adjacent to the college.


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The College provides opportunities for students to excel in various fields of sports. It has a Cricket field, Volleyball and Football ground etc. for outdoor games and Badminton, Table Tennis, Carom etc. for indoor with playing facilities under flood light and a well-equipped multi-gymnasium. A swimming pool of modern standard is being developed in the college to enhance sport activities to the students.


The College has a multipurpose hall of about 400 sitting capacity. Various indoor games like T.T., badminton, carom, etc. can be conducted here. Moreover, seminar workshops and other co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are also conducted here.


The College has a Biodiversity and a Botanical Garden.


The College has an Alumni Association with a large number of Members giving contribution to the growth and development of the Institution.


The College has a Women Forum to open a study centre specially for women’s advancement of the state of Manipur in particular and the women of the North East in general. Various dimensions of women and children are the focus areas of its activities.


Outstanding students in the field of academics and other co-curricular activities are given awards. The college is going to give U.G.C. funded scholarships also to meritorious students of different categories. There is a merit-cum-cash award given to a student securing higher mark in certain Honours in the final examinations of B.Sc. Course.


The College has organised different cultural activities from time to time and also participated in various cultural programmes both inside and outside the State.


The campus has a cafeteria well furnished to cater to Teachers & Students taste. Besides beverages and snacks, it has a provision for serving meals to boarding students.


The College has recently developed 2 (two) laboratories :
i) Biotech Hub funded by DBT.
ii) Luminescence DOSIMETRY Laboratory at Physics Dept. funded by AERB, Mumbai.


In the 11th plan grant to college, the U.G.C. Provided financial assistance to set up a career & counseling cell. In 2010, the cell was set up and it has already organized several counseling programmes for students in the last academic session.

15. NSS UNIT :

Two Units are functioning with strength of 50 volunteers in each of Boys & Girls since 1982. The volunteers of NSS unit as an extension programme of IQAC donated blood for humanitarian service several times and the volunteers keep themselves ready to donate blood whenever the need arises.


i) Ecological Park
ii) Gymkhana
iii) Fitness Centre
iv) Swimming pool and Indoor Stadium.