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Dated : Sept 29, 2015
MOU SIGNED BETWEEN EMRC, MANIPUR UNIVERSITY AND THREE MEDIA ESTABLISHMENTS

Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Manipur University, Imphal has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Doordarshan Kendra, Imphal and two other powerful cable television network service providers, Information Service Television Network, known as ISTV Network and Impact TV Cable Network on the 29th September, 2015 in the Committee Room of the University. Prof. H. Nandakumar Sarma, Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University endorsed the MOU signed between Dr. Nongthombam Premchand, Director, EMRC, Manipur University with Ak. Khogendra Singh, Programme Executive, DDK, Imphal, Khamba Salam, President, ISTV and Salam Rajesh, Chief Producer, Impact TV Cable Network signed representing their respective media establishments.

With the signing of MOU the people of Manipur, teacher and student communities in particular will be able to view educational video programmes produced by EMRC, Manipur University. Under the MOU, EMRC shall also provide good programmes produced by other Media Centres which come through the Consortium for Educational Communication, New Delhi.

Apart from the readymade educational video programmes EMRC, Manipur University will also telecast programmes like panel discussions on educational matters, career guidance programmes, interviews, campus news, and speech of the Vice-Chancellor, whenever in need.

The Vice-Chancellor in his speech commended the tireless efforts being made by MRC, Manipur University. He also praised the Media Centre for the advancement it has made towards electronic packaging of knowledge, known as e-content, involving resource persons from different universities in the Northeast and other parts of the country in the fields of Anthropology, Human Rights and Values Education, B. Sc., Agriculture, and Bachelor in Physical Education. He was also all the praise for the numbers of national awards EMRC, Manipur University has won so far.

Dr. N. Premchand, Director, EMRC said that signing of MOU with the three Media establishments was part of the fulfilment of the resolution taken in the Thirteenth Board of Management Meeting of the Centre held on the 22nd May, 2015 for dissemination of educational knowledge. He also said that with the signing of MOU, and in view of the activities to be taken up as a consequence, education can now literally go beyond the limitations of face - to - face classroom teaching and learning activity and go directly to the prospective students at any time and place of their convenience.

The signatories, Ak. Khogendra of DDK, Imphal, Khamba Salam of ISTV Network, and Salam Rajesh of Impact TV Cable Network also expressed their happiness on signing the MOU. The function was attended by media personnel from different agencies of print and electronic media, and extensively covered right after the function and on next day's editions news papers.