Education is only one aspect of socialization that involves the acquisition of knowledge and learning of skills which often helps to shape beliefs and moral values. Education promotes national identity and strengthens social solidarity within national boundaries. In Manipur, education has been growing faster than at the national level. Comparatively, the present scenario of education in Manipur has improved over the past few years. In northeast India particularly in Manipur, several factors such as socio-political, geographical as well as economic conditions determined the educational attainment of the different sections of the population.
This article focuses on the education system of Manipur where it attempts to highlight the present educational trend in the state. The study seeks to examine the trend and preference for educational choices particularly focussing on their locations of educational choices as well as the subject/course preferred. It also tried to examine the changes related to education in the past few decades. Manipur is one among the north-eastern states in India, bordering Myanmar (Burma) in the east, and three other Indian states – Nagaland in the north, Assam in the west and Mizoram in the south. It was an independent Kingdom and merged with the Indian union in 1949.