IMPHAL | Jun 23: All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) is set to shut down all activities of Dhanamanjuri (DM) University from June 24 until the basic amenities of the university are provided.
President of AMSU, Peter Laishram told media in its office that the state government and the concerned authority should be held responsible for any untoward incident after the university is shut down.
“People have high expectation when the university was established a year ago. But in contrary, the university is functioning without a regular vice chancellor, registrar, regular teaching staff and non-teaching staff, syndicate member, academic council and without a dean” said Peter.
He informed that the university is also functioning without giving registration number to the students and the students are not given the opportunity to participate in any activities held in the east zone and other national level activities. Since the university is not a member under Association of Indian University, the certificates of the students will not be a valid certificate, he added.
Stating that the students’ career should not be taken lightly, he further said that such irregularities in a university are creating problems in the academic career of students.
On June 21 this year, post graduate students of Arts stream in Dhanamanjuri University, Imphal had also warned of launching intense forms of agitations if their classes are not resumed by June 25. They cried foul as there have been no classes for them since June 15 because of the teachers’ withdrawal from PG engagements.
It is learnt that the PG teachers are the same teachers who taught in the graduation level of the five colleges, earlier clubbed in during the opening of the DM University last year. Their end semester exams are approaching but the syllabus are yet to be covered and the students feared that they will not be in a position to appear the exam successfully.
On the other hand, general secretary, DM College of Arts Teachers’ Forum, K. Indramani clarified on the same day that that the teachers who teach post graduate students at DM University were never officially appointed or utilised by the government as a recognised teacher for the PG students.
Without any benefit, the teachers have been teaching the students, he pointed out while contending that the government never acknowledge the efforts of the teachers. The teachers frame the syllabus, teach classes, conduct exams without any benefit in the interest of the students but we can no longer bare the government apathy, he asserted.
The teachers are compelled to stop teaching the PG students as the classes for graduation were also greatly affected as there were no new appointments of teachers for teaching PG classes, Indramani said and maintained that the teachers will continue with their strike until the government acknowledge the efforts of the teachers and make official appointments or utilisation.