All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) reiterating its earlier demand has appraised academic council to approve and recommend Kohima Science College Jotsoma and Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung as constituent colleges in the next meeting which was to be held within 45 days w.e.f August 25.
On the appointment of pro-vice chancellor, ANCSU acting President Yanbemo Humtsoe and assistant general secretary Metsiviko Meyase stated that union would not compromise on any grounds with the university authority on its demand to recommend pro-vice chancellor basing on the provision which appeared in the Nagaland University Act under the stature 4 clause(1). Further, ANCSU has questioned the credibility of vice chancellor, as to why union executives were invited for presentation and were later denied stating that the procedure of academic council does not allow students to take part in the meeting.
Resenting the attitude of the vice-chancellor towards students’ community by not discharging his duties as promised and violating the minutes of a highly confidential meeting with Secretary to the Governor of Nagaland, union stated that such rendering or lip service without action could never uplift the “shrinking university”
Union held a meeting with vice-chancellor NU in presence of secretary to Governor at Raj Rhavan on August 10 on issues pertaining to the four point charter of demand served by ANCSU. The meeting ended with vice chancellor inviting union executives to give a 30 minutes presentation in the Academic Council meeting at Lumami.
According to the union as assured by vice-chancellor, union executives reached Lumami on 25 August for the presentation as scheduled but union executives were however taken by surprise when the academic council denied the executives from attending the meeting.
Union expressing resentment on the members of academic council questioned “if they cannot spare few minutes to hear the genuine grievances of students, then how can they solve the problems of this University which had been crippling for sixteen years”.