IMPHAL, June 29 - The ongoing impasse at the Manipur University over the issue of removal of its present Vice Chancellor Prof Adya Prasad Pandey has hit academic activities in the university and other affiliated colleges in the State.
The postgraduate examinations of the university have also been postponed till further notice in view of the ongoing situation. On the other hand, students of the affiliated colleges have been facing difficulties in getting their marksheets and other testimonials.
The postgraduate students of RIMS, who recently passed their examinations from different departments, have also been unable to collect their certificates.
The Manipur University Students� Union (MUSU) has launched an indefinite shutdown of the university since May 30, demanding removal of the Vice Chancellor over allegations of financial and administrative irregularities, including unofficial tours and violation of the university rules.
Teaching and non-teaching staff of the university, besides local residents, have also supported the agitation in the larger interest of the students.
However, the Vice Chancellor told media persons that the allegations against him are false. He also maintained that the matter would be resolved soon.
But so far there has been no sign of an amicable settlement of the continuing deadlock. The agitating students also apprised the Governor Dr Nama Heptulla and Chief Minister N Biren Singh of the issue, besides the Joint Secretary of the Union HRD Ministry who recently visited the State to oversee the situation.
Further, the MUSU, Manipur University Teachers Association (MUTA) and Manipur University Staff Association are planning to take out a mass rally from the gate of the university at Canchipur tomorrow.
Meanwhile, in an emergency meeting today, the MUTA urged its members not to extend any cooperation to the present Vice Chancellor and other statutory officers of the Manipur University till the present crisis is resolved, MUTA secretary Prof L Shanjukumar said.