To God be the glory great things he had done at Rayburn College
Rayburn College was founded in 1994 with a vision to achieve academic and spiritual excellence and to cater to the unique needs of the remote and backward tribal people of Southern Manipur. The College is named after Dr Robert G. Rayburn who had inspired the founders of this college towards the need for high-quality Christ-centred and community-centered education in our country.
The College is situated at a distance of 62 kilometers from the State capital in the urban area of Churachandpur District of Manipur. It is attended by students from Schedule Tribe and Backward Class while many of the professors are from the general Categories as we still lack qualified teacher candidates among Scheduled Tribe community.
The area of the present College campus is approximately 3.5 acres. There are three huge three-storied buildings with a total built-up area of 14840 square feet which housed classrooms, laboratory rooms, mini auditorium, library, offices, etc. The greatest challenge at the present campus is space. So we have acquired 5 acres property, half a kilometer away from our current campus where we will be moving in a couple of years. University Grants Commission has been approached for financial assistance to facilitate infrastructure development at the new campus, like hostels for men and women, indoor stadium and library building.
Rayburn College is Affiliated and Recognised by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur under Registration No. 3/7/92-HSC on 28th July 1995. It is also permitted to run Bachelor of Arts Degree (General & Honours) by Manipur University under Permission No.: MU/2-1/2003(CDC) on 5th August 2003, and Bachelor of Commerce under permission No. MU/1-68/98/CDC/303 on 19th June 2008. It is also permanently affiliated to Manipur University under permission No. MU/1-65/98/CDC/136 on 7th August 2012. The College was also included in the 2(f) & 12 (b) of the UGC Act of 1956 on April 23, 2015.
The College has been supported by a donation from friends, churches, NGOs, fees collected from students. In our 24 years of existence, the Manipur Government has helped us thrice with a total amount of Rs. 200000/-(Rs.100000/- in March 2012; Rs.50000/- in March 2015; Rs.50000/- in April 2017 respectively). I am happy to mention that for the first time Rayburn College received Rs.280000/- from the University Grant Commission under General Development Assistance in Colleges during the XII plan period in July 2017.
Rayburn College offers courses in Arts, Commerce, and Science up to Senior Secondary (XI & XII) level, and offer Bachelor of Arts Degree (Six Semester) courses in History (Hons.), Political Science (Hons.), Geography (Hons.), English (Hons.) and Sociology (Hons.). We also offer Bachelor of Commerce (Six Semester) Honours Course. Within a span of 24th years of its existence, the college has produced many officers in the government as well as in the non government sectors. Our alumni are Impacting our great nation and beyond. We endeavor to train everyone who comes to Rayburn College to bring out the best in them, excel in everything they do, impacting and contributing to society. It has been a great encouragement, personally to see graduates year after year impacting our nation and beyond as torchbearers for progress.