Hanjabam Shyamo Sharma
The Imphal Art College, established in 1949 by a pioneer artist of Manipur Late Hanjabam Shyamo Sharma. At the initial stage, the college was growing up at the from the school level conducted classes at different locations at the Imphal City. With the founder, able to acquired the present land of the college’s campus, located beside the Imphal Dimapur National Highway at the heart of the Imphal City.
The College, has its two hostels for girls and boys in separate blocks. For the hostel admission priority is given to the students of remote areas. The Imphal Art College is affiliated to the Manipur University (a Central University) and recognized by University Grant Commission for a long time the college was functioning under the grant-in-aid of Government of Manipur, but from this year 2022, the College has been absorved as full fledged Government Art College.
The college has been registered under the societies Registration Act,XXI of 1860, vide registration No. 67 of 1962 and it has also been granted permanent affiliation to Manipur University vide letter No. MU/2-1/2003/CDC, Resolution No.24/177/21-12-2002, dated 04/01/2003 after preliminary affiliation given in 1993-1994.
The University Grants Commission, New Delhi, Government of India has given recognition to the college as an Art Institution similar to other Art Institutions in India by their letter vide No.F/8 -198/2003 (CPP -1), dated 12th February 2004 under the category of UGC under Section No.2(F) 12 (B) of UGC Act 1956. This college is entitled to receive Grants from the Commission.
Broadly, this college produces Art Graduate in 4 different subjects i,e., Painting, Sculpture, Applied Art & Graphics. And, the College has various regular annual features such as Annual Art Exhibition, visiting lecturers’ programme, one day internal and external study tour for the period of 1 to 10 days
Since beginning the college has been offering ample opportunities for employment in state as well as central Govemment services as Draftsman, Art Designer, Art teacher, Model/er, Graphics Artist etc. And, even employed themselves by opening private agencies or becoming freelance artists.