The Kumbi College, Kumbi was established on the 27th September, 1981 with moral, physical and financial support from local general public to impart higher education to the students of this economically and educationally backward area of the State. The College was registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 in 1985.
The college is situated at a distance of about 55 km from the State capital, Imphal on the southern corner of Manipur valley in Bishnupur district. The college stands at Lairam Tolomba, Kumbi just on the eastern side of Kumbi-Wangoo Road.
Kumbi is 8 km away from Moirang, a historical place situated on the south-western corner of Loktak, the second largest freshwater lake in the country. The Khuga River flowing from Churachandpur northward which joins the Imphal River at Ithai village divided Kumbi into two parts, north and south. Kumbi College falls on the southern side of Khuga River.
Haotak lake where the Regional Pengba Breeding Farm, Manipur stands is very near to the college. Haotak, once the abode of pythons is closely associated with the legendary fisherman Mikon of Kumbi who killed a gigantic python that swallowed him along with his boat on a stormy evening. Moreover, Kumbi is one of places in State where the game of Polo (Shagol Kangjei) is still preserved despite of all odds.
Though establish in 1981, Kumbi College, Kumbi was temporarily affiliated to Manipur University in 1987. In 1994 the Manipur University was kind enough to extend permanent affiliation to the college. At present, the college is a full-fledged degree college having classes for undergraduate students both in BA and BSc streams in 14 disciplines. The co-educational college was included under section 2(f) and 12-B of the UGC Act, 1956 in 1995.
The College after 36 years of its establishment received recurring grant-in-aid from the State government in December, 2016.
- To impart moral-based quality education to backward rural students
- To provide quality education to students regardless of caste, faith, religion and sex.
- To guide and develop students creating in themselves a better sense of patriotism and commitment to duties and responsibilities for the nation.
- To produce befitting youths having good sense of universal fraternity, harmony and peaceful co-existence.