Month-long teachers’ strike affects students of SH Homoeopathic Medical College

strike teachersJAMSHEDPUR: The Singhbhum Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital administration is unable to end the month-long teachers’ strike that has affected 200-odd students.

Fifteen of the 24 teachers at the privately-run college, which does not have a full-time principal, in Sakchi have been protesting since March in support of their demand for pay revision and promotion. This has hampered classes and students are so disappointed that many of them are planning to leave the college.

“We are pinning hopes on DC Amitabh Kaushal to intervene and resolve the issue at the earliest,” said Pankaj, a member of the students’ delegation of the college that met the DC on Monday.

“College principal Dr Kulwant Singh has resigned from his post few weeks ago and the teachers have gone on strike. Imagine the present situation of the college that is running in the absence of senior authorities,” said another student who led the delegation to the DC.

When approached, Dr Kulwant Singh said that adamant stand of the protesting teachers compelled him to resign from the chair. “Despite my appeal to the teachers not to do so they went on strike,” said Dr Singh adding that governing committee alone is mandated to increase the wages and give promotion.

The college officials informed that they have convened a meeting of the striking teachers and students on Tuesday.

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