Culture refers to the customs, beliefs, traditions, ideas and social organisations and social behaviour of a particular people or a community. It also refers to the arts and manifestations of human intellectual achievement considered collectively. Then, heritage refers to a central concept of continuity and change in the story of man in time. And cultural heritage refers to elements of culture passed on from generation to generation.
In this context the cultural heritage of Manipur can be said to be complicated but quite rich and unique. This rich and unique cultural heritage belonging to a remote and isolated land-locked, land of a beautiful and fertile valley surrounded by various intractable mountain ranges will have to be safeguarded and nourished at any cost. For this education with carefully structured Academic Programmes under a university is urgently called for.