AIZAWL, Sept 12 - As the indefinite strike spearheaded by Mizoram University Students� Council (MZUSC) demanding immediate appointment of regular Vice-Chancellor entered the 7 th day today, the students intensified agitation by shutting down some colleges affiliated to the Mizoram University apart from boycotting all academic and non-academic activities at the varsity.
MZUSC president Lalnunhlima told reporters that two affiliated colleges, Pachhunga University College (PUC) and T Romana College in Aizawl remained closed on Monday boycotting all academic and non academic activities in protest against the delay in the appointment of regular Vice-Chancellor for the Mizoram University.
He said that students held picketing at the college campuses preventing teachers and non-teaching staff from attending their respective offices.
All the colleges across the State affiliated to the varsity�also extend their support to the agitation launched by the varsity students for immediate appointment of regular V-C, he added.
The agitating students also burnt a large poster of Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar during protest at the varsity campus on last Friday.
The students alleged that the absence of a regular V-C for a long time has not only affected administration but also adversely hit the overall academic functions.
Lalnunhlima rued that the university has been without a regular Vice-Chancellor for almost two years, and the students have made repeated appeals to the Centre but to no avail.
Terming the Centre�s indifference to the students� demand as an insult to the student community and the people of Mizoram as a whole, he said the Centre should take an effort for immediate appointment of a regular VC .
Various student bodies such as Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Mizo Students� Union (MSU), Aizawl City College Student Union (ACCSU) and Mizoram University Teachers Union (MIZUTA) also voiced their support for the ongoing agitation.