In what could be a relief amidst ongoing impasse over reservation policy President Pranab Mukherjeenbsp;on Tuesdaynbsp;appointed nbsp;Adya Prasad Pandey as the vice chancellor of Manipur University.nbsp;

Pandey is the head of Department of Economics at Banaras Hindu University Varanasi. He has been appointed as the new vice chancellor for a term of five years.

The appointment order issued by deputy secretary to the government of India D Ramakhrishna Rao was made as per statute 2 of the Manipur University Act 2015.

Manipur University has been reeling under crisis after the academic council adopted to follow the Central Educational Institutions Reservation in admission Act 2006 which reduces the seats reserved fornbsp;STs from 31 per cent to 7.5 per cent.