Manipur: IGNTU-RCM impasse resolved; Classes likely to resume from June 11

Newmai News Network

Imphal | June 10

The impasse of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University – Regional Campus Manipur (IGNTU-RCM) has been resolved. Following this development normal classes are likely to resume from June 11.


According to the All Tribal Student Union, Manipur (ATSUM), on receipt of the written assurance from the office of the Registrar, Indira Gandhi National University, Lalpur, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, the agitating IGNTU- RCM students’ union, executives of ATSUM and the administration of IGNTU-RCM viz, S.L. Varte, Deputy Registrar, Joseph Lalremrout, Assistant Registrar and Dr. Ngalengnam, Associate Professor, Political Science Department had a meeting on the current impasse of the IGNTU-RCM. An understanding was reached at the meeting to call off the indefinite closure of IGNTU-RCM.


The assurances given through email from the office of the Registrar in Madhya Pradesh stated that student’s intake will be considered for increase based on the existing class room capacity and no. of applicants, ATSUM said. It also assured that course fee for both PG and PhD will be considered for revision subject to the approval of finance committee. Facility for e-library and access to e-journals were also assured to be made available at the earliest. It was also stated that facility for JRF (UGC-NET) coaching centre will be extended to Regional Campus Manipur (RCM). An IGNOU study centre will start functioning once approval letter is received from the IGNOU headquarters, it added.


The email also said that NSS Cell is already approved and ready to operate at the earliest possible. It was further mentioned that financial assistance to conduct study tour prescribed in curriculum/syllabus and programs in the departments will be processed as per applicable university rules. It further assured for extension of Ph.D stipend, the university rules will apply, the ATSUM added.


According to the office of the Registrar, RCM management committee will be formed as per guidelines of the University. It also mentioned that special cell for Regional Campus Manipur (RCM) has been constituted at the Head Quarters. “Temporary Hostel Facility like barracks for boys will be considered as per feasibility of the proposal to be submitted by the RCM,” the email letter added.


Meanwhile, thanking the students of IGNTU- RCM for extending utmost support and co-operation during the agitation, Haokhomang Chongloi, President, IGNTU-RCM students’ union appealed the students to come back to the University for attending classes from June 11.