National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) students continue their strike on second day against the college administration demanding better infrastructure.
Around 100 students from six branches of the institute wrote to the college administration highlighting their demands like a full-time project director for the institute and proper lab facilities for the them. After getting no response to their two letters from the administration,they went on strike during work hours,a student said.
Our demands include the appointment of a full-time project director,who hails from the Pharmacy background rather than the temporary director we have now. We also need proper lab facilities for our better professional life ahead, a second year PG student of the institute said.
We are open to talk to our students. Some of their complaints are genuine with respect to the bad food in hostels and mosquitoes on campus,but they could have directly contacted us. The problems have occurred because students are not in their original campus. The actual campus is coming up in Gandhinagar for which we have already identified the land.
As for an update on the new campus,you will have to ask the Centre for its status, said Neeta Shrivastava,Project Director of NIPER,Ahmedabad and Assistant Director of B V Patel Pharmaceutical Education and Research Development Centre.