According to a Business Standard report, faculty members and alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) will go on a hunger strike on July 17 to protest against the inordinate delay in confirming Professor Partha Pratim Chakrabarti's appointment as the next director.
A resolution calling for a hunger strike on July 17, was passed during a general body meeting of the IIT Teachers Association held last Thursday.
Alumni of the institute would be organising simultaneous protests in Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata on July 20, at India Gate, Freedom Park and Park Street respectively. The alumni movement is being chaired by Arjun Malhotra, a distinguished IIT-Kgp alumnus and the co-founder of HCL and Headstrong Inc.
Read the Business Standard report here