Manipur University teachers and students refutes VC Pandey’s clarification

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 25, 2018: Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) and the Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) have rejected the clarification made by vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey on the allegations made against him by MUSU.

MUTA today held an emergency executive committee and special invitees meeting at the office of MUTA to discuss the on-going impasse in the university.

The meeting resolved to confirm the proceedings of the executive committee meeting held on June 19 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.” Hence MUTA demands that Pandey should resign immediately from his position.

It was resolved that the facts of the matter and justification on the allegations labelled against the VC and clarification thereof could be judged only by an independent high level enquiry commission. Hence MUTA demands constitution of a commission immediately to look into the allegations of financial and administrative irregularities of the present VC.

The meeting also resolved to participate in the joint sit – in of MUTA, MUSU and Manipur University Staffs’ Association tomorrow at the main gate of the varsity.

VC when he made the clarifications on the students’ allegation for responsibility of the varsity defunct, he countered that the resignation tendered by the deans of the university was due to the pressure to them by students.

The deans reacted that they tendered resignation as they wished.

“The VC rejected my request to meet the students and that is the reason for me to decide for resignation,” said Ch. Jasobanta, dean, School of Humanities.

MUSU president M. Dayaman said, our stand is firm and we will continue until the irresponsible VC is replaced.

He has been avoiding the student for long. VC’s clarification is not clear and he is only trying to mislead people, said the student leader.

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