Foundation Stone of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Centre presently known as Manipur University was laid at Imphal on November 19, 1972 by Md Alimuddin, the First Chief Minister of Manipur state.
2. Manipur University was established on 5th June, 1980 under the Manipur University Act. 1980 (Manipur Act 8 of 1980), as a teaching cum-affiliating university at Imphal with territorial jurisdiction over the whole of the state of Manipur.
3. Manipur University was converted into a central university w.e.f. 13/10/2005.