Manipur students hope for better university under new VC

The appointment of the new vice chancellor of the Manipur University was welcomed by six student bodies, namely AMSU, MSF, DESAM, KSA, AIMS and SUK.

Six student bodies in the state on Saturday expressed hope that the loopholes in administration and academic section of Manipur University due to prolonged absence of a regular vice chancellor will be resolved with the appointment of professor Naorem Lokendra Singh as the vice chancellor of the university.

The appointment of the new vice chancellor of the university was welcomed by the six student bodies, namely All Manipur Students Union (AMSU), Manipuri Students Federation (MSF), Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), Kangleipak Students Association (KSA) and Apunba Iramdamgi Maheirol Singpanglup (AIMS) and Students Union of Kangleipak (SUK) in a joint release issued on Saturday.

The student bodies expressed their belief that Manipur University will move forward in a better direction under the new vice chancellor, and he would first look into the grievances of the students, research scholars and teachers.

They also expressed hope that the vice chancellor will take up necessary steps in regards to the ranking parameters given by National Institutional Ranking Framework so that Manipur University can stand among the top universities.

The student bodies also believe that the guidelines and rules issued by University Grants Commission (UGC) and the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) for the teachers and students would also be implemented timely in the university and that the university will also be a part of the developing trend of education, the release added.

On June 22, professor and head, department of History, Manipur University Naorem Lokendra Singh was appointed as the vice chancellor of the varsity for a term of five years.

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First Published:July 25, 2021, 8:54 a.m.

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