In connection with the issue of Pre-PhD selection process at the Manipuri department of Manipur University, the Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) has shut down the main gate of the varsity with immediate effect from today afternoon.
The union launched series of agitation as they found some anomalies at the result of the pre-PhD entrance test for 14 seats which was announced by the department on February 26.
Speaking to Imphal Times over phone, Sarangthem David, President of MUSU said that the department selected a total number of 17 instead of 14 notified seats when the result of the test was announced. In order to conceal the malpractices, the department again announced another list of selected candidates on February 28 with 16 names including some unqualified students.
A day after Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) made a press statement on 4 March demanding to reschedule the test and suspend the HOD of Manipuri Department, Prof. S Sanatombi, allegedly threatened Vice-President of the union, A Babina.
The union took the decision to shut down the main gate as they receive no positive responses from university authority.
Alleging that the university is plagued with corrupt practices, the President informed that a memorandum would be submitted to Union HRD Minister and Governor of Manipur.