DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 1: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has urged the Nagaland University (NU) to approve more colleges to offer post graduate courses in the State.
In a representation to the Vice Chancellor, NU, the union president Vimeyiekha Vitso and general secretary Imnameren N Jamir lamented that there are limited Masters Degree seats in Nagaland therefore the urgent need to have more colleges offering post graduate courses.
ANCSU urged NU to promptly assess eligible colleges that have applied to offer PG courses and approve the same for the forthcoming session to enable aspiring students.
The union also proposed NU ‘facilitation centres’ at NU, Meriema Campus, and SETM, Dimapur Campus, as many colleges are facing inconveniences to travel to Lumami to receive and dispatch files and necessary documents due to lengthy distance. Similar inconveniences are also faced by students, it said.
ANCSU also suggested that NU come up with online payment provisions by the colleges or the transaction be made through the facilitation centre.
The representation also urged the VC, NU, to be vigilant in the appointment of Assistant/Associate Professors by both private and Government colleges and to ensure strict adherence to UGC guidelines with requisite qualifications. It also wanted the NU to be vigilant in regard to payment of salary by institutions to the faculties as per the UGC guidelines.
Informing that the union has been felicitating degree toppers since 2018, the representation appealed to the NU to issue meritorious certificates and medals to subject toppers annually along with the issuance of marksheet/convocation.
Acknowledging the commitment made by NU in declaring degree results on time, the ANCSU appealed to the University for timely release of necessary documents for admissions in other institutes outside the state. It said over the years students have faced untold hardship in acquiring original pass certificate and migration certificates, and was of the opinion that the varsity can expedite the required procedures or adopt alternative mode of fulfilling such procedures.
The union added that the facilitation centres could also be used as a medium of communication. (Page News Service)