AIZAWL, Sept 12 - As the indefinite strike spearheaded by Mizoram University Students’ Council (MZUSC) demanding immediate appointment of regular Vice-Chancellor entered the 7 th day today, the students intensified agitation by shutting down some colleges affiliated to the Mizoram University apart from boycotting all academic and non-academic activities at the varsity.MZUSC president Lalnunhlima told reporters that two affiliated colleges, Pachhunga University College (PUC) and T Romana College in Aizawl remained closed on Monday boycotting all academic and non academic activities in protest against the delay in the appointment of regular Vice-Chancellor for the Mizoram University.
He said that students held picketing at the college campuses preventing teachers and non-teaching staff from attending their respective offices.
All the colleges across the State affiliated to the varsity also extend their support to the agitation launched by the varsity students for immediate appointment of regular V-C, he added.
The agitating students also burnt a large poster of Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar during protest at the varsity campus on last Friday.
The students alleged that the absence of a regular V-C for a long time has not only affected administration but also adversely hit the overall academic functions.
Lalnunhlima rued that the university has been without a regular Vice-Chancellor for almost two years, and the students have made repeated appeals to the Centre but to no avail.
Terming the Centre’s indifference to the students’ demand as an insult to the student community and the people of Mizoram as a whole, he said the Centre should take an effort for immediate appointment of a regular VC .
Various student bodies such as Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Mizo Students’ Union (MSU), Aizawl City College Student Union (ACCSU) and Mizoram University Teachers Union (MIZUTA) also voiced their support for the ongoing agitation.