Government Hindi Teachers’ Training College, Imphal, is the premier institute of Hindi Teachers Training in Manipur, and one of the major institutes for the same category in the North East India. Popularly known as HTTC, the institution was established in 2nd October, 1975 by the Department of Education, Government of Manipur. After the bifurcation of Education department into school and higher education departments, the college was administered by the Department of University & Higher Education, Government of Manipur. As per Department of Education, order No. 2/18/78-S/SE dated 8th February 1989, the administration of the college was transferred to Department of Education (S) from Department of Education (U). Then, the administration was again reverted to the Department of Education (U) from Department of Education (S) vide Government Order No. 2/18/78-S/SE dated 27thNovember, 1992. At present, the college is sharing campus with another institute Hindi Teachers Training Institute that is run under the State Council of Educational Research and Training, Government of Manipur.
From the day of its inception, the college was providing Hindi Teachers Training to the aspiring Hindi Graduates. At the initial stage, the college was run under the Central Institute of Hindi (Kendriya Hindi Sansthan) an educational institute run by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India. Then the College become affiliated to Manipur University in 1992 The college got 2(f) and 12(b) from the University Grants Commission in 8 November, 2000. The college got recognition from the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) in the year 1997 with the permission for 60 student-teachers. The intake capacity was changed to 100 in the year 2006. In the year 2016, the intake capacity of the college decreased from 100 to 50 (one unit) due to shortage of infrastructure and manpower in the college. Then, in the year 2019 the college got derecognized by the NCTE for failure to comply with the NCTE regulations. When the college provided assurance in the year 2020, the college was again recognized by the NCTE.
From the beginning the college has provided one year course of Hindi ShikshanParangat (equivalent to B.Ed.) under Central Institute of Hindi. When the college got affiliated to Manipur University, the curriculum and syllabus got approved by the Academic Council of the Manipur University. Subsequently, under the direction of the NCTE, the course of Hindi Shikshan Parangat was changed to two years in the year 2016 as per NCTE Regulation (Recognition Norms and Procedure) under notification no. 346 dated 01-12-2014.
The college is running two year course of Hindi Shikshan Parangat (equivalent to B.Ed.) under Manipur University. There is only one department of Teacher Education in the college. At present there are 6 (six) sanctioned posts in teaching position. All of these posts are remaining vacant. There are 11 permanent (sanctioned) ministerial posts out of which 10 are remaining vacant. To meet the shortages of teaching posts/position in the college, the Department of University & Higher Education is utilizing the service of 2 (two) college teachers from other government colleges. Another 5 (five) teachers from the Higher Secondary Schools and Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan are also utilized with the cooperation from the Department of Education (S), Government of Manipur. At present, there 4 ministerial staffs (1 regular, 1 utilized staff from other college and 2 temporary staffs) in the college. Out of the two ministerial staff appointed by the college, one is computer operator and another is peon for running the office in temporary basis. There is no NCC and NSS wings in the college.
With the introduction of National Education Policy 2020, there was a unprecedented change in the higher education scenario in the country. Keeping all these aspects together, the college is striving to upgrade and revamp the existing curriculum and academic environment to adapt to the changing scenario. In order to face the new strategic and logistic challenges in transition to new millennial education, all the stakeholders need to prepare and cooperate with more devotion and challenges.