Welcome to Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur. I am Amarendra Kumar Das, Interim Director of the institute on behalf of IIT Guwahati, which is the Mentoring Institute of IIIT Manipur. I am a Professor in the Department of Design, IIT Guwahati and served the institute for last 20 years and another 10 years in another technical institution, and my specialization is in the world of Design. I am one of the founder faculty members of the Department of Design and headed the department. I have multifarious research interest and have strong presence and contribution to practice based research that directly benefit the society.
As an Interim Director it is my mandate to set up the institute and start its operation and plan its future course so that the institute establishes itself to meet its aims and objectives. I had taken this responsibility in Mid 2014 and have achieved the initial target and two batches of students were admit and third batch will be joining us in the month of July-August 2017.
I also take this opportunity to congratulate all students for making a very conscious and informed choice to opt for IIIT Manipur. I must also congratulate and thank your parent for having reposed their faith in IIIT Manipur to build a successful career for you. I have my own conviction and thus can assure all aspiring students (and their parents) that you have joined an institution which will establish itself as a leading institution in its chosen area not only in India but in the Global arena. We have excellent students to faculty ratio that enable us to give personalized attention to each student.
At present, IIIT Manipur is in a transit campus in a prime location of Imphal. It has everything that a IIIT should ideally have of its own to make academic and social life of students very productive and memorable. Students have an identity and have an address that is ours. IIIT Manipur permanent campus will come up at Mayangkhang in erstwhile Senapati district for which 150 acres of land has been acquired. Construction will start very shortly.
For an institution, it is not the physical resources that matters but it is the human resource which is most important. IIIT Manipur has best human resources in terms of faculty and staff that is actually its own human resource rather that shared with its mentor institutions which is the case in most IIITs in PPP. Members of IIIT Manipur faculty and staff are not only best in their academic area, but are most helpful and supportive of students activities and provide guidance to student to be a person with overall development. Thus students will get best input in their academic and personal endeavor.
When it comes to its mission, the IIIT Manipur undertakes to provide technical education by offering state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes with international standards of excellence and with emphasis on research to undertake collaborative projects which offer opportunities for long-term interaction with academia and Information Technology (IT) industry as well as technology development in the area of national importance. PhD program is slated to be started in December 2017.
IIIT Manipur has a vision of establishing itself as an Institution of excellence in Cyber Security, Cyber Crime and Forensic so that human resource from IIIT Manipur will be prepared to face this growing global threat.It also envisages itself for achieving excellence in application of robotics facilitating human life to overcome congenital as well as acquired disabilities.
To achieve some of the above objectives it has already signed an MoU with a premier Russian Institute, Ugra Research Institute of Information Technology, Khanti Mansiysk; it is the institute implementing Vikaspaedia in Manipuri language; conducting courses in teaching Burmese language, cyber security etc. and implementing TEQIP phase 3.
So dear students, you have a future and you have a chance to mould your own future. Being with us meant you are part of Make in India.