Welcome to Oriental College
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.admin block office 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 & Longitude-93°54’E; 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.
Oriental College’s Brief History
- 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)
Best Practices of the Institution
- 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.
- 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.
Mode of Admission
Admission form for admission to the B.A./B.Sc. course will be issued along with the prospectus on payment of Rs. 200/- only. Admission is done strictly on merit basis and is governed by the rules framed by the Admission Committee. However, cut-off marks for selection of candidates to be admitted to 1st Semester classes are:
- For B.Sc 1st Semester – Passed with 45% in aggregate mark of 10+2 or equivalent examination.
- For B.A 1st Semester – Passed with 40% in aggregate mark of 10+2 or equivalent examination.
Career Oriented Courses (C.O.C)
- C.O.C (Certificate, Diploma and Advance Diploma Courses)
– Mushroom Cultivation
- C.O.C (Certificate and Diploma Courses)
– Bioinformatics in Biodiversity
- C.O.C (Certificate and Diploma Courses)
– Communication & Functional English
- C.O.C (Certificate and Diploma Courses)
– Food Processing & Quality Control
- Vocational Course :
-Food Processing b) Tourism