The Government Music College, Imphal formerly “Manipur Sangit Mahavidyalaya” was established on 6th May 1962 and Government of Manipur had taken over the college with effect from 1st July 1976. Since its inception on 6th May 2000 the college is running in its own building donated by (L) Shri H. Dwijamani Dev Sharma, at Art & Culture complex, palace compound, Imphal and renamed as Shri Shri Balmukunda Dev Music College as per agreement made between the doner and Government of Manipur. This College is the only Government Institution which is meant for Music Education in the State. It is co-educational but where possible classes for boys and girls are arranged.
This College was affiliated to the Bhatkhande Sangit Vidyapith, Lucknow since 1962 till date. At the present the classes of music Dept., Manipur University of Culture is also running in this college.