Imphal, July 4,
Union HRD Ministry of the government of India is likely to act soon to find an amicable solution to the month long impasse at Manipur University as 3 individuals who were once associates to the affairs of the Manipur University had submitted a report about the roots of the present crisis.
Source with the Imphal Times said that the three individuals includes a retired Registrar of the University, a professor and a politicians who had actively participated in almost students’ related affairs of the Manipur University.
Its now 35 days plus that the Administrative Block and the examination block has been shut down following protest by the students’ body of the University. Following the non-responsive attitude of the Vice Chancellor whom the students’ body had been demanding for resignation, teachers’ and non staffs community of the University too joined the protest which is being underway giving impact to not only the academic atmosphere of the University but also to other colleges which are being affiliated to it. 6 deans have resigns almost all Head of departments have been resigned. The latest who tendered resignation against the VC Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey were Prof. Jibon Singh, Director, Electronic Multi Media research centre and Dr. Caroline , Head of Department Education. Both submitted their resignation late yesterday evening.
Source further added that the Union HRD Ministry have been receiving report from the VC side as well as allegations to the present VC from the MUTA, MUSU and the MUSA however, as the situation could not be decided an independent body comprising of three persons who had been associated with the University had been instated and directed them to sent the report at the earliest possible time.
As per the directives the report had been submitted. However as the report didn’t mention any recommendation it is not sure whether the HRD Ministry will replace the Prof. AP Pandey or will advice to proceed as per the desire of the students, teachers and the staffs.
MUSU locks all departments of the MU
Failure to take up immediate action to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey and following the resignation of all the head of departments, the Manipur University Students’ Union has locked all the departments of the University today. The students’ body is likely to intensify the agitation if the demand are not fulfilled at the earliest possible time.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.