Indefinite total shut down of colleges launched

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 12, 2018: Joint College Students’ Forum (JCSF), has today launched indefinite total shut down of all colleges affiliated to Manipur University bu shutting doen at least twenty colleges.

JCSF is a conglomerate body students’ union of colleges in Manipur.

The university has been paralysed since Manipur Students’ launched strike demanding replacement of vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey from the post. The students termed him as ‘irresponsive’ vice chancellor.

The students’ forum demands to declare the results of third, fourth and sixth semester college examinations.

There are 86 institutions affiliated to the central university in Manipur.

The students say they will not lift their strike until their demand is fulfilled.

The students’ forum had submitted the memorandum of demands to the chief minister on July 7 demanding its execution within three days.

As the authority fails to listen we are left with no choice but to shut down the colleges, said the convenor of JCSF Arambam Vikash

JCSF says the varsity impasse over the removal of its Pandey as vice-chancellor has adversely affected the academic functioning of all colleges affiliated to the varsity while also hampering the career of students.

The results for the sixth semester exams still being undeclared, and the subsequent need for the results or mark sheets to apply for post-graduate studies has indeed become a crucial question for the career of students, said Vikash.

The students’ forum has also warned that both the state and union governments should bear the consequences arising out of the situation.

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