AIZAWL, Sept 6 - Students of Mizoram University intensified their long-standing demand for a regular Vice Chancellor by picketing in front of the University.
In a letter faxed to Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on August 28, the Mizoram University Students� Council (MZUSC) had set a deadline of September 5 to appoint a regular VC failing which the students� council will boycott all academic and non-academic activities.
MZUSC said that the Mizoram University has been without regular VC for almost two years and a number of requests had been made to the authorities by the students as well as the teachers� association for immediate appointment of a regular VC which were unheeded by the Centre.
�Our repeated pleas to the Central Government to appoint a regular VC for Mizoram University have fallen on deaf ears. The Central Government�s indifference towards our needs is an insult not only to the teachers and students of Mizoram, but to the entire people of the State,� said Laltleipuia Hmar, joint secretary of MZUSC.