Imphal, June 25,
Of the five deans , at which Vice Chancellor of Manipur University said that they were pressurised to resign the post, 2 said they resigned on their own in the interest of the student community, while 3 said they were given pressure to resign from the post by the students.
On the other hand President of the Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) Mayanglangbam Dayaman said that the student body had never given any pressure to any of the teachers of the university either to support the agitation or to resign from the post.
Following yesterday’s statement by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey at which he stated that the deans of school of academic affairs of the Manipur University resigned from their post due to undue pressure from the students.
Talking to media persons at the office of the Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) at Manipur University complex today afternoon, Prof. Rajmuhon, Dean School of Mathematical And Physical Science, Prof. Loken, Dean School of Social Science, and Prof. Arun Shaxena – Dean School Of Human and Environment said that 6 students from the MUSU came to them and told them to resigned from the post of deans.
However, Prof. Yasawanta, Dean School Of Humanities and Prof. Shantibala, Dean School of Life Sciences said that they resigned from the post in the interest of the University and to bring about an amicable solution to the ongoing agitation.
On June 4, MUTA convened a meeting and urged the Vice Chancellor to clarify to the series of allegations to him by the university. Following failure to listen to the request of the teachers’ community the MUTA staged a protest demonstration on June 11 .
The proctor of the Manipur University Prof. Sumitra Phanjaobam and the Assistant Proctor Dr. N. Sanatomba too tendered resignation on June 23.
Meanwhile, an emergency meeting of the MUTA held today morning had resolved to confirm the proceeding of the Executive Committee meeting held on June 19, 2018 which reads – “Resolved unanimously that the present Vice Chancellor, professor A P Pandey , be requested to resign immediately from his position in the academic interest of the University”.
The meeting also resolved to demand an independent high level enquiry commission to the clarification by the Vice Chancellor Prof. AP Pandey as it is the only means to justify him.
The MUTA meeting also resolved to stage sit-in-protest on June 26 .