Banur: Students of Gian Sagar Dental College sit on hunger strike demanding the resumption of their classes

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Thursday, April, 27 2017 - 16:22

The students of Gian Sagar Dental College, Banur in Punjab, started a protest on Tuesday, demanding the resumption of their classes. 

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) students sat on a hunger strike on Wednesday night.

The students demand the resumption of their classes, proper hostel facilities and that their exams would be postponed.

As per a recent state government audit, the college is under a debt of Rs 108 crore, which includes Rs 30 crore of salaries not paid since last October.

Classes remain suspended in the college since February 1 after faculty and staff went in for indefinite protest over their pending wages.

As per reports, more than 60 per cent faculty including the dean and principal have already resigned.

Punjab National Bank (PNB) had issued a notice to the college management on April 17, 2016, for clearing its dues within 60 days, but the latter did not respond or repaid the amount. 

The bank on April 25, has issued a public notice, saying that it has taken symbolic possession of the college property as the management has failed to repay its loan to the tune of over Rs 45.17 crore.

Meanwhile, the protesting investors demand the attachment of college property to the RM Lodha panel and selling it off to refund their money. 

The Punjab government set in motion the process to shut down the College by issuing a show-cause notice for withdrawal of all permissions.


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