Ahmedabad 3 oct 2012: Students of NIPER-A has withdrawn the 17-day 'NIPER bandh' following a six hours meeting with three member committee send to PERD center by Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP). The students were protesting lack of facilities on the college premises, and stipend cut.
The students co-ordination committee called off the strike after receiving assurance from Dr. Saranjit Singh of NIPER Mohali Dr. Naresh Kumar of CSIR and Mr. S C Sharma of DOP that department will soon address their grievances.
"The committee told us that the strike will cause inconvenience to semester system curriculum of the ongoing course. They have given us assurance to address all the issue of stipend cut, adequate library and laboratory facility will be established soon. Issues like permanent director, faculty recrutement and campus establishment will be done within a reasonable timeframe,". NIPER Mohali will recrute a nodal officer and project director will be changed in consultation with PERD center, ministry and the nodal officer. Committee also added that if the PERD center does not follow the NIPER Statutes and Ordinance strictly students can call the personal mobile number of the committee members and lodge complain.
The PERD center has transferred full stipend to all students, Rs 8000 for masters students and 18000 for PhD students for the month of September without any cut for the first time. "We don't want to spoil our future. We will have to join classes since we are falling behing of semester schedule" added one student.