Student bodies criticize MU’s failures, compares it to ICU patient

“The Manipur Uiversity administration seems to be more focused on contract-oriented activities than on enhancing the academic environment,” the student organisations stated.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 25 May 2024, 3:59 am

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Amid growing concerns over the administrative inefficiencies at Manipur University, six student bodies have issued a joint statement comparing the university’s current state to that of a patient in the ICU.

The student organisations, comprising of the Manipur Students’ Federation (MSF), Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA), Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK), Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanlup (AIMS), and other, have expressed serious concerns regarding the institution’s failure to adhere to its academic calendar.


The joint release highlighted several critical issues plaguing the university, attributing these problems to administrative failures.

According to the release, among the most pressing issues is the university’s inability to commence classes for newly introduced postgraduate courses.

This delay is a clear indication of the university administration’s negligence and misplaced priorities, it added.

“The university administration seems to be more focused on contract-oriented activities than on enhancing the academic environment,” the release stated. This shift in focus has, according to the release, severely undermined the quality of education and the overall academic atmosphere at the university.


In addition to the academic delays, the student bodies also raised concerns over the timing of the upcoming Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) elections.

With the new academic session on the horizon, it argued that holding elections now will create an uneasy atmosphere on campus, potentially leading to further disruptions.

“The decision to conduct the MUSU elections at this juncture might even lead to the postponement of examinations,” the release added, highlighting the possible adverse effects on students’ academic progress.
As part of their efforts to bring about these changes, the six student bodies through the release have announced plans to launch certain agitations.


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