Express news service Posted online: Fri Apr 19 2013, 02:30 hrs
Mohali : Students of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), on Thursday burnt an effigy of the NIPER director after the authorities failed to fulfill their demands.
The students are now insisting that they will directly deal only with officials of the Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers.
The students have been sitting on an indefinite strike.
As they burnt an effigy of the present director of NIPER in front of the gate of the institute, one of the students said, “We will sit on a hunger strike from Monday if our demands are not fulfilled by the authorities”.
“There was no result of the discussion which we had with our faculty about fulfilling our demands and thus we are trying to approach the ministry,” said another student.
The students of NIPER recalled their strike after a halt of 15 days as the time period was given to the authorities by the students to sort the differences out by fulfilling their demands.
The demands include the resignation of the present director and the appointment of a regular director at the institute, UGC (University Grants Commission) recognition for NIPER degrees, a dedicated placement official, and proper internet facility in the hostels. The demands also constitute calling back the terminated teachers on a temporary basis and initiation of recruitment of faculty, as according to the students, the research work and classes of the students are getting affected.