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AMMSO opposes appointment of MTU VC

AMMSO stated that the appointment of the “unqualified VC has not only damaged the reputation of the university but also hampered the development of technically skilled youths in the state”.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 24 Apr 2022, 6:09 pm

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The All Manipur Muslim Students’ Organisation (AMMSO) on Sunday submitted a memorandum to union minister of education in regards to the appointment of Bhabeshwar Tongbram as the vice chancellor (VC) of Manipur Technical University (MTU).

In a release, AMMSO stated that the organisation had submitted a memorandum to the union minister of education, minister of state education RK Ranjan and higher education secretary, Government of India in regard to the appointment of Bhabeswar Tongbram “who does not meet the criteria as the VC of MTU.”

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AMMSO stated that the appointment of the “unqualified VC has not only damaged the reputation of the university but also hampered the development of technically skilled youths in the state”.

It mentioned that the organisation had informed the governor La Ganesan, chief minister N Biren, education minister, commissioner of Higher and Technical Education, and MTU registrar regarding the issue, and condemned the alleged negligence and silence of the authorities concerned.

It stated that the AMMSO had launched a stir, including shutting the VC office and the administrative block of MTU, protesting the appointment of the VC. It condemned Bhabeswar Tongbram for attempting to negotiate with the teaching staff, non-teaching staff and the student in order to cover up the issue allegedly.

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Bhabeswar Tongbram was appointed as the VC of the university by the chancellor of the university governor La Ganesan on November 8, 2021, it further stated, adding, Bhabeswar is not qualified to be the VC of the university according to the UGC section 7.3.0.

Urging the authorities concerned to take the necessary action against the issue immediately, AMMSO cautioned state-wide protests if needed. 

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First published:24 Apr 2022, 6:09 pm

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