AIZAWL, May 7 - Aggrieved students and staff of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), Mizoram, today complained that the Chancellor had refused to meet them.
Chancellor JP Rammapa ran into a group of students and faculty members who were holding peaceful protests as he was entering the varsity campus at Durtlang North here. �Instead of stopping his vehicle and stepping out to hear our grievances, the Chancellor sped away from the spot,� a student leader alleged.
Meanwhile, a Cabinet meeting was held this morning at the Chief Minister�s Office to address the issues faced by the ICFAI, Mizoram. It was chaired by Chief Minister Zoramthanga and attended by Cabinet ministers and the Chief Secretary.
After the meeting, Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo told media persons that a committee would be formed with the Chief Secretary of Mizoram as the chairman and representatives of the Government, ICFAI University headquarters, teaching and non-teaching staff of the ICFAI University, Mizoram, to discuss the various issues faced by the varsity here and come up with suggestions to resolve the issues.
It may be mentioned here that students and teachers of the varsity have been holding a series of protests over the last few months, demanding revision and lowering of fee structure, upgrade of the library and teaching facilities, provision of playground, development of sufficient infrastructure for students, etc.
The alleged inaction of the ICFAI Society, Hyderabad, in this regard also led to the burning of copies of the university prospectus on April 23.
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga had earlier proposed a tripartite meeting of student representatives, ICFAI Society and Mizoram Government which, however, did not take place.
According to the students� union, a meeting was held at the Chief Minister�s Office between the ICFAI Society and the Mizoram Government, in which the Mizoram Government offered financial assistance to the ICFAI Society, Hyderabad.
Students of the ICFAI, Mizoram, however, raised objections to this proposal and held peaceful demonstrations in front of the Chief Minister�s Office this morning.
As the Chancellor was supposed to visit the university, the students and faculty members decided to protest before him inside the campus, but he allegedly refused to meet them.