28 February, 2021

Wiped Out Whiteboards: Protests Against Manipur University VC Spiral Out Of Control

Students warn of more intense agitations if their dem­and to oust the Manipur University vice chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey is not met.

Manipur University students take out a protest rally
Wiped Out Whiteboards: Protests Against Manipur University VC Spiral Out Of Control
outlookindia.com
2018-07-21T10:41:03+05:30

Manipur University is in shut­­down for the last several weeks as stude­nts and teachers demand the ous­ter of vice chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey. The Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU), which is spearheading the agitation since May 30, has claimed that since Pandey assumed office in October 2016, gross mismanagement in acade­mic and adm­inistrative fields have affected students and staff. The Manipur University Teachers Association (MUTA) and Man­ipur University Staff Association (MUSA) are supporting the demand; six deans and all 32 heads of department have resigned.

MUSU’s charges aga­inst Pandey include fin­­ancial and adm­­inistrative irregularities, fre­­quent absen­teeism and a violation of Sec­­tion 22 of the Manipur University Act, 2005, which makes it mandatory to assess the current financial year’s performance and prepare annual objectives for the future.

On June 24, Pandey clarified: “I will not tender my resignation. I am here to serve the...

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