ITANAGAR, Sept 25 � Uncertainty looms large over the fate of nearly 2,000 students pursuing various degrees in the North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), a deemed university, following the ongoing strike called by the employees union which entered 23rd day today.
The NERIST Employees Association (NEA) has ruled out any possibility of back-tracking from their ongoing strike against the Institute�s authorities, saying it would continue its agitation till its demands are fulfilled including removal of the director Dipankar Pal.
Talking to reporters here yesterday, NEA advisor S Gao expressed concern over the letter issued by Students� Union of NERIST (SUN) where they have alleged of hampering curricular and co-curricular affairs of the students following the strike.
Association president Mai Ranjit, who is also the Deputy Registrar of the deemed university, alleged that since Pal joined the Institute as its director the condition and environment of the Institute has deteriorated. � PTI
He further alleged that during Pal�s tenure, there were many irregularities including financial mismanagement.
Concerned over their academic losses, the Students� Union of NERIST (SUN) had resorted to mass movement against the employees association in the form of dharna, rally and black out.
As part of their protests, the union yesterday observed �Black Day� to protest against non-functioning of the Institute, SUN president Longpo Cheda said here today.
Pal has denied all the allegations levelled against him. � PTI