MP briefed on shortcomings of lone tribal university

CORRESPONDENT KPI, 4th Nov: Indira Gandhi National Tribal University-Regional Campus Manipur Students’ Union (IGNTU-RCM SU) has apprised Member of Parliament Thangso Baite, who attended the annual Freshers' Meet of the tribal university, of various challenges being faced by the varsity since its inception in 2009.

The MP attended the meet organised by IGNTU-RCM SU at the Library hall of the varsity in Makhan village, Kangpokpi district as chief guest.

IGNTU head of department (political science) associate professor Dr Ngalengnam and director Ramjeevan Singh Thakur were also present as president and guest of honour respectively.

Introduction of the fresh students, exhibition of various cultural dances and music were some highlights of the event. Lunkholen Baite of political science department and Lhingneineng of computer department were declared Mr and Miss Freshers-2017 of the meet.

In its memorandum, IGNTU-RCM SU urged the MP to address their grievances in the interest of the tribal students in particular and the student community as a whole.

It highlighted that the tribal students in the state saw the light of the day after years of demand for establishment of a tribal university to cater the needs of tribal students in the field of higher education in 2009 when Indira Gandhi National Tribal University-Regional Campus Manipur was established.

Though the demand could not be met in the form of a full-fledged autonomous university, the government finally considered by way of Regional Campus which is the extension of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University based in Madhya Pradesh and it started from a rented structure at Adimjati Complex until it was shifted to the present campus at Makhan in Kangpokpi district in March, 2017, it added.

It continued that the Regional Campus Manipur is being run by IGNTU, Madhya Pradesh through a temporary director appointed on deputation from time to time with lots of infrastructural deficits.

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