RGUSU demands reconsidering decision to shortlist candidates on merit

RONO HILLS, Oct 29: Reiterating its earlier stand, the Rajiv Gandhi University Students’ Union (RGUSU) has demanded that the RGU reconsider within five days its decision to shortlist new applicants on the basis of their marks for the 2020-21 session.

In a letter to the vice chancellor, the RGUSU reiterated that the university “reconsider its decision to shortlist applicants based on their marks and instead shortlist the students through entrance mode, especially for professional and uncommon courses in which multidisciplinary graduates can apply.”

The union said it fails to understand the logic behind the “sky-hike in fees” for applicants when the university is unwilling to conduct entrance test.

It also questioned the university’s preparations for the convocation programme and the conduct of the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive (Prelims) Examination in the campus while being unwilling to conduct entrance test.

The RGUSU cautioned that the university’s failure to understand the hardship and sentiments of the students would compel the union to resort to a mass democratic protest in the campus.