AAPSU seeks state govt’s intervention in NIT

ITANAGAR, May 9: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), while taking cognizance of the ‘negative’ developments in the National Institute of Technology (NIT) following resignation of its director, has appealed to the state government to discuss the issue in the upcoming cabinet meeting.
In a release, the AAPSU stated that the frequent resignation and ‘unstable’ administration in the premier institute has sent a wrong message and is hampering the academic career of the students.
An AAPSU delegation led by its president Hawa Bagang and general secretary Tobom Dai recently called upon the office of Director of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Yupia recently to enquire about the authenticity of the resignation of the Director, Professor Rajiv Kumar Garg.
“We strongly condemn such incident caused by some individuals,” the AAPSU president said, and appealed to the government to intervene and do the needful to bring back an environment in the NIT that is conducive for both the students and the staffs.
It demanded a thorough enquiry in the matter and also called for providing security to the staffs.
“The director, who was posted in October, has resigned from the post citing personal reasons. ”
“When there is no pressure or other outside interventions, the resignation of the director is a matter of grave concern and the truth behind his resignation must be revealed,” the AAPSU release said.
The AAPSU had demanded for a permanent director at the NIT and NERIST in 2017. The AAPSU on different occasions had demanded the state government and the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar for posting of regular directors and even took to the streets, demanding the same.