Saturday, 29 September 2012

NIPER post-graduate students on hunger strike

THE TIMES OF INDIA AHMEDABAD: About 20 post-graduate students of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research ( NIPER) have embarked on hunger strike from Friday.The students had earlier decided to protest after they failed to evoke any response from the administration.

"A group of 20 students will go on hunger strike to press for our demands," said a student leader. The students are protesting lack of facilities on the college premises.

"We do not have a gymnasium, but the institute charges us Rs 500 per month as gymnasium fee. The authorities also do not give us complete Rs 8,000 stipend," the students said.

The students have been on the protest since the past ten days. The students have stayed away from attending class for the past ten days. Several representations were made to the college authorities for bring out a solution to the issues, but the college administration has failed to give a patient hearing. The students demanded that the institute should stop charging the gymnasium fee and also give full stipend to the students.

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