IMPHAL, June 13: Oriental College, Takyelpat has become the first and the only autonomous college of the state.
Briefing media persons at a press meet, Dr Th Biren, the principal of the college stated that the college has been granted the status of an autonomous college by UGC on January 20 with Manipur University giving its assent on the college’s autonomous status on May 19 and the State government giving its approval on June 9.
Continuing that granting the status of an autonomous college poses a new challenge to the lecturers as it would create a new academic atmosphere and a rigid system, he said the new academic system would provide opportunities to lecturers to take a more creative, innovative approach towards teaching which can produce good results in the long run.
The aim of the college is to provide students quality education after getting the autonomous status, he said.
“Under the new dispensation, students will have the ability to concentrate and reflect more on their respective subjects, to actively pursue an innovative spirit of independent learning, and learn self organisation and self evaluation.”
He stated that under the new system, the approach of the college is to cultivate students with autonomous learning abilities, shaping them into people with good personalities, to stimulate them to develop creative thinking and to reform the teaching method.
He also elaborated that the new system will discourage lack of professionalism, encourage dedication and dynamism among lecturers and will also instill commitment with a good work ethics in higher education.