By: Rakeshwar Keisham
Dhanamanjuri University, established under the National Scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has come into existence under “The Dhanamanjuri Act,2017” w.e.f April 6th, 2018. It is constituted of DM College of Science, DM College of Arts, DM College of Commerce, G.P Women’s College and LMS Law College presently functioning from the DM College Campus.
DM College of Arts, rumored to be one of the best college in the State can be said a self-proclamation. The state rankers it produces may be undermined due to the lack of competitiveness of its constituent members, especially when under the DM University. On the other side of the DMU curtain is a total disaster – incompetent authority, negligent administration, scholarships defect, frozen Student Unions, etc.
The pre-pandemic FEGOCTA class strikes and the post-pandemic chemistry collectively diluted the academic atmosphere of the University. From doubtful and questionable admission procedures to the unsystematic, unorganized and namesake online classes largely impacted the Students’ Community, questioning their fate and career. The gravity of the current situation even worsens the academic scenario. While students of other Universities, both inside and outside of Manipur have given their odd semesters’ exams, we are lagging behind. As a result, the last year students have a big fear of terminating their graduation following a ‘Zero-Year’. In this regard, just verbal assurance from the DMU Authority is untrustworthy as sitting their 6th Semester Examination without even a single class is unacceptable and unreasonable. In addition to this, I would like to bring to light the charging of additional fees for form-fillups to pay the extra services hired by the authority for data entry or so. Whatever, we are not responsible for such actions.
More annoying is the deafness and dumbness of the Students’ Unions, who seem to be unaware of all these loopholes for what reason, unknown. Maybe the newly nominated regular VC Prof. Dr. Rajmuhon might yet to be in his service but the Registrar is still in office.
On behalf of all the victimized Students’ Community, I would like to acknowledge the Students’ Union to bring up all these grievances on the table of the Registrar for a dialogue as soon as possible and draw the attention of the DM Authority to do the needful.
Looking forward to bringing back a pure academic atmosphere within the Campus at all cost.