The Asufü Christian Institute (ACI), Punanamei, Mao, was established on July 10, 2010 with a vision to impart quality education with the motto: To Enlighten the World. The Institute offers Arts and Science streams for both higher secondary and under-graduate courses. It is affiliated to Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) & Manipur University (MU). The Institute is recognized by the University Grant Commission (UGC) Under Section 2(f) & 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956. Every institution has its own philosophy to serve the society.
Looking at the scenario of the contemporary society, there is a need for godly men and women in every field (whether it is in politics, government offices, business, institutions, social organizations, etc) who can serve the society with integrity and accountability. The fact that educational institution is where the future leaders of the society are trained and equipped, it is, therefore, imperative to inculcate good moral principles and ethical values in the mind of the young people besides the academic knowledge. Otherwise, intellectual knowledge without morality has done more harm than good to the society. With this challenge in mind, the Asufü Christian Institute was established to enlighten the world with God-fearing quality education and bring about social transformation in the light of Christian belief and precept. Trusting that every human being is uniquely created in the image of God (Gen.1:26-27), and “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” (Prov.1:7), the Institute endeavors to guide every student to know God and discover their god-given talents and the purpose of life; so that they become good human being and responsible citizen of the society.
It is said, “A nation with atomic power is not strong nation; but a nation with people with strong character is indeed a strong nation. If a nation is to be strong, then the character of the people of that nation needs to be elevated. For this purpose, value based education is an indispensable device.” Therefore, ACI aspire to impart value-based quality education and mold the character of the students accordingly. The core values of ACI are love, respect, honesty, hard work, cooperation, responsibility, accountability, equality, justice and peace. Apart from the regular courses the institute gives free Computer training and Football coaching, soft-skill development course and conduct other co-curricular activities such as NSS, Eco-Club, seminars/workshops on Career- guidance and leadership development, study tours, cultural and spiritual activities. The ACI is strategically situated at the inter-state boundary of Manipur and Nagaland states. The National Highway No.2 passes through the Mao Gate which is two kilometers away from the ACI. And the newly built inter-state highway passes through nearby the institute’s Campus which goes to Kohima via-Kedima village. The institute is blessed with a beautiful landscape surrounded by green and clean natural environment. Being away from the hustle and bustle of crowded town or city, the ACI provide a tranquil and pleasant environment for an academic learning.