Prof Amra Yumnam is the director of Center for Manipur Studies at MU Credit: Facebook

Imphal: Manipur University on Monday appointed Professor Amar Yumnam as the Vice-Chancellor in-charge of the varsity with immediate effect.

Professor Yumnam is the senior-most Professor of the Manipur University (MU) and the head of the department of South-East Asian Studies of the university.

Yumnam is the director of Center for Manipur Studies and professor at the department of economics.

An order issued by Registrar W Chandbabu Singh stated that Amar Yumnam of the Economics Department, being the seniormost professor, will perform his duties as Vice-Chancellor in-charge until he attains the age of 65 years or a new vice-chancellor assumes the office.

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Following an order issued by the Manipur High Court abdicating the Manipur University administrator cum vice-chancellor Jarnail Singh on November 30, the office of the vice-chancellor has been vacant.

Meanwhile, various students’ bodies staged a sit-in-protest threatening the government to intensify their stir if the Center fails to appoint the varsity’s VC by December 14.

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