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Students demand resignation of Education Minister Th Basantakumar, commissioner

Students of GP Women College staged protest and marched towards secretariat complex on Thursday demanding the resignation of Education Minister Thounaojam Basantakumar and commissioner of (HTE) Gyan Prakash for failing to convert Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) into a full-fledged university.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 12 Jan 2023, 2:52 pm

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Demanding the resignation of Education Minister Thounaojam Basantakumar and commissioner of (HTE) Gyan Prakash for failing to convert Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) into a full-fledged university since its recognition as a state university under the Dhanamanjuri University Act, 2017, students of GP Women College staged protest and marched towards secretariat complex on Thursday, carrying banners, placards and shouting slogans expressing their grievances. 

The students also demanded appointment of regular registrar, finance officer, and controller of examination of the university. The girl students from the GP Women College were, however, stopped and dispersed by a strong team of Manipur police before reaching the secretariat complex. There are no reports of any students being injured in police action.

Six student organisations including MSF, DESAM, KSA, SUK & AIMS demanded the resignation of the education minister and commissioner on moral grounds. The student organisations stated that the negligence of the state government has hindered DMU from being recognized as a full-fledged university. The failure to send a bonafide list of teaching and non-teaching staff to University Grants Commission (UGC) has impeded the recognition. 

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Earlier, a peaceful protest was staged inside the DM University complex.

The student bodies are agitating over non sending of the list of bonafide teaching and non-teaching staff to the University Grants Commission. Thus, as a matter of fact, the university is yet to be qualified for the acquisition of 12 (B) status of UGC as per the provisions of UGC 1956 Regulation without which the University cannot be recognised as a full-fledged University. As a result of not acquiring 12 (B) UGC status, DM University is consequently not qualified to acquire funding and overall development support. Moreover, the JRF holders, NET qualified and non-NET PhD Research Scholars have been denied their rightful access to scholarships and relevant stipends.

 
 

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