The Manipur Technical University (MTU) is the first technical university of the state established on 23rd April 2016 under “The Manipur Technical University Act, 2016” (Manipur Act No.8 of 2016). It is included in the UGC list of Universities under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act 1956 and empowered to award degrees under Section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956 through its departments. All technical institutions operating in the state will affiliate to MTU in due course of time. The university will be in the fifth academic session during the academic year 2020-2021. The process for accreditation under the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and recognition under All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will be taken up after two batches have passed out from MTU.
The university has engaged itself in the process of capacity building, both in terms of infrastructure and human resource development. It has mounted tremendous efforts in developing it into a modern university incorporating all elements from the contemporary scientific and socio-cultural milieu. At present, the university is located in the Government Polytechnic Campus at Takyelpat, Imphal West District, Manipur. The government of Manipur has allotted land measuring an area of 116.22 acres for the establishment of permanent campus at Khaidem Makha leikai and Heigrujam Mamang leikai under Patsoi Sub-Division of Imphal West District, Manipur.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has appointed the College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) as Mentor (Mentoring Institute) of Manipur Technical University under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme Phase III (TEQIP-III) till the year 2020. MHRD also monitors and provides suggestions on ways and means to improve classroom transactions and overall quality aspects of the teaching faculties and students under the programme. Availability of state of the art laboratory equipment and academic-related resources in the form of the faculty development program and assessment in specific areas of concern is another area closely monitored by MHRD under TEQIP-III.
The university attracts outstanding faculty members of different departments from all across the country. Special efforts are made by the university to encourage the faculty members in conducting exceptional research. The university endeavours to collaborate with prestigious industries to promote industry-sponsored projects and important research. The university also aims to create avenues for its students for Internships and Placements in reputed multi-national companies/agencies.
The University campus is located at Imphal, the capital city of Manipur at a distance of about 5 km on the National Highway – 37 from the heart of Imphal City. The sprawling, serene and green University Campus provides the best of the atmosphere including modern infrastructure conducive for dedicated research and learning.