Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 2, 2020: Manipur University may soon have a new vice-chancellor (VC) in 2-3 months as a proposal has been sent to HRD ministry for a full-time VC by Manipur University Students’ Union, Manipur University Teachers’ Association and Manipur University Staff Association.
This was stated by the students union president Moirangthem Boby while interacting with reporters on Monday on the side line of 5-day MU Festival 2020 launching ceremony held at the varsity.
This new development came after the former VC professor AP Pandey was sacked on February 21 by an order issued by President of India Ram Nath Kovin.
During 2018, the varsity was shut down with 85 days of protest demanding removal of the the former VC Pandey. An enquiry committee was constituted by union minister of HRD on August 17, 2018.
Now, the HRD ministry will decided whom to be appointed as new VC of the varsity, as it is length of process. Currently, MU is looking after by former cheif secretary of Manipur Jarnail Singh as administrator since AP Pandey was put on suspension after the MU fiasco.
The 24th edition of Manipur University festival was organised by Manipur University Student Union with the theme ‘Promoting Our Culture and Sports’.
The official inaugural of the festival was attended by Jarnail Singh, Dean of Students’ welfare prof Th. Ratan Kumar, HOD history department prof N Lokendro, HOD physical education and sport science Dr L. Thambal and Boby.
A total of 18 student contigents walked a March past to inaugurate the festival.
During the festival the varsity students will complete the field of sports, cultural and literary events, photography , painting, paper collage, Rangoli quiz, debates, etc.