Ujjain : Teaching staff at Vikram University (VU) held a pen down strike and took a mass leave to protest the amendments in Madhya Pradesh University Act of 1973, here on Thursday.
The protest was launched under the banner of Vikram University Teachers Association (VUTA). The professors and teaching staff protested in front of Administration Academy of Vikram University. President, VUTA, Dr SK Mishra told that we are against the latest amendments made by state government in the university act and they even passed the amendments silently in the house. Recent amendments in the act will lead to deterioration of teaching structure in all universities around the state. These amendments have downed the morale and dedication of teaching staff in universities, he added. VUTA also submitted memorandum regarding their demands to President of India, Prime Minster of India and State Governor.
It is to be noted that the teachers are mainly opposing two amendments in the Universities act, first one in section 23 which is related to the Executive Council of the university and second in Section 49, which is related to appointment and transfer of university teachers and employees.
With these amendments the governments have increased their reach in universities. The second amendment allows government to interfere in appointments and transfers of faculties.