The students of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER),Mohali,on Wednesday staged their protest by organising a blood donation camp in the Administrative block. It is the 17th day of the strike,which was recalled on April 15.
The event was organised with the help of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH),Sector 32.
A total of 134 people donated blood,which included students and non-teaching staff., said a student.
Students protesting for their demands said,It is hoped that this social service by the students will awaken the NIPER administration to be more responsible and to fulfill our demands.
According to the students,in a meeting with a committee consisting the dean of the institute and the faculty members,the issue of the students stipend was discussed as the students do not want to bear any loss for all the working days. The students say that they have not been attending their labs since April 15.
When contacted,dean of the institute,Professor UC Banerjee,said that the authorities are yet to take a final call on whether the stipend of the students is to be deducted or not.