Imphal: Six student bodies while strongly decrying the alleged police brutality meted out to the DMU students, who demanded to conduct regular classes, have urged the government to take disciplinary action against the errant cops.
A joint press release issued by the presidents’ of six students’ bodies stated that the students staged a protest demanding conduct of regular classes in the university, however, police personnel mishandled the students. Such acts of the government will rather invite more forms of agitation, it said.
The release recounted that a memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister and Education Minister on November 15, 2022 demanding bifurcation of the teachers of the university and to recruit the required teachers to ensure smooth conduct of the university. The government also issued a bifurcation order on November 24, 2022, it added.
It said that Dhanamanjuri University established on April 6, 2018 has completed five years, however, shortage of teachers, absence of a regular Registrar, Finance Officer and Examination Controller has
crippled the university, thus failing to attain 12 B status under UGC. As a result, students of the university are not accessible to scholarship and fellowship facilities. DMU has failed to become a full-fledged university, it added.
It said the six student bodies on various occasions have drawn the attention of the concerned authority to look into the matter. Since January 8, students have begun to launch various forms of agitation. On January 12, a bifurcation order was issued, giving a chance for correction of names and any other errors, it said.
The government on January 13 issued a press release assuring the completion of bifurcation of DMU Principal, teaching and non teaching staff and also stated that the results of recruitment of 88 Assistant
Professor and 170 non-teaching staff will be declared. An advertisement for the recruitment of various posts of DMU was issued on January 11 after which the six student bodies met the govern-
ment to speed up the process, it said.
The release stated that DM University has 22 departments for PG Course and 240 research scholars
for different departments and research scholars have no facility of fellowship as the University has
not attained 12B status.
The university has been in a dire condition and the students have been compelled to agitate. Bru-
tally thrashing the students is strongly condemnable, it said.
The students’ bodies also demanded the concerned authority to take necessary action to solve the
ongoing issue in DMU and declare the recruitment result of teaching and non-teaching staff of the
university at the earliest.