Shillong, July 8: The teachers under the banner of NEHUTA and MeTTA-NEHU have asked the Centre to consider the appointment of a tribal woman professor as the vice chancellor (VC) of the North Eastern Hill University.
“We demand immediate appointment of a qualified local tribal woman professor as VC of NEHU, without any further delay, in the best interest of the university and the society,” NEHUTA president Prof XP Mao and MeTTA-NEHU president Dr Lakhon Kma said in a joint statement issued on Thursday.
“Therefore, keeping in mind, the unique matrilineal ethos of Meghalaya and the need for a healing touch to NEHU after nearly six years of not such an uplifting experience, we request the union government and the newly appointed minister of education to consider the case of a tribal woman professor, who figures in the consideration of search cum selection committee so that NEHU gets a VC who can not only lead but can bring in a healing effect to the mismanaged affairs of the university and can take it to the path of progress and all round development,” they said.
The two associations also said the process was completed by the search cum selection committee long back.
According to them, the cause of higher education and specialised and professional training of talents from the region and Meghalaya are stunted, as the institutional frame has wilted during the tenure of Prof SK Srivastava.