KSA knocks HRD’s door over absence of MU VC

IMPHAL, 17th Oct: With the contention that Manipur University (MU) which was converted into a central university in 2005 has been severely affected by the absence of a qualified Vice-Chancellor, Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) has submitted a memorandum to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry through Governor Dr Najma Heptulla on Thursday urging the ministry to appoint a regular Vice-Chancellor of the university at the earliest.
Conveying this during a press meet held at its office here on Thursday, KSA publicity secretary Huirongbam Babloo claimed that Manipur University is deteriorating day by day in the absence of a regular Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Examination Controller and Finance Officer which has become a matter of deep concern.
He recalled that students of the university launched intense protest against former Vice-Chancellor AP Pandey who was removed from his post on the charges of misconduct and following his ouster, Jarnail Singh was appointed as the Administrator of the university by an order of the high court.
He alleged that lapses and corruption such as recruitment against the University Act, 2005 and dispute over admission quota for students on the basis of state and central norms began to haunt the university ever since Jarnail Singh took charge as the Administrator.
Referring to a news report carried in a local daily two/three days back that MU will take a loan of Rs 1 crore from a bank, indicating that the university has ran into overdraft; Babloo pointed out that the number of seminars and workshops organised in different departments of the university this year is much lesser when compared to past years which is a clear sign of poor administration. He asserted that there is an apparent need to appoint a competent and honest Vice-Chancellor of the university as early as possible to restore the past glory of the university and that’s why the student body submitted a memorandum to the HRD Ministry through the Governor.

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