The Center is an autonomous centre in the Manipur University funded by University Grant Commission (UGC) working since this year (2005). The Centre offers a Six-Month Certificate Course in Myanmarese Language (July-Dec.) and (Jan -June) for the benefit of young scholars who would like to study Myanmar from their own disciplines. Further, it also extends this facility to the young entrepreneurs and tourists for the working knowledge in Myanmarese language. For this category one must complete at least XII standard.
Further, the Centre offers an Indo-Myanmar research programme in select areas under an MOU signed between the Governments of India and Myanmar with financial assistance to the tune of 12000 Kyats per month and other perks and facilities from the side of Myanmarese Government.
The Centre also encourages the faculty members, Post Doctoral and Master Degree holders and Research Scholars to undertake research works, publish research articles and materials/works, extension of talks and lecture programmes with the co-ordination of different Ministries of the Government of India, other research Institutions and Organisations all over the world and the authority of the University.
Details can be had from the Registrar, Manipur University and the Co-ordinator, Centre for Myanmarese Studies, Manipur University.
1.Apart from her close geographical proximity Manipur has historically established cultural ties and routes of exchange with Myanmar.
2.The Centre may act as the co-ordinating agency for multidisciplinary research programmes involving various departments undertaking research in literature, history, culture, economy and polity of Myanmar.
3.Globalization and India‘s Act East Policy have added a strategic dimension to the importance of the Centre.
1.To enhance our understanding about Myanmar and North East India and to provide the Government with the valuable inputs on policy matters.
2.To conduct research in a wide spectrum of problems –socio-cultural, political, economic and ethnic –of Myanmar.
3.Borderland studies-Border lives, migration, development and cultural connectivity.
4.To engage in the studies of Indian Diaspora in Myanmar.
5.To facilitate academic/ cultural exchange programmes between the Universities of the two countries