Research scholars stage protest for higher stipend
The Chandigarh Research Scholars Forum, which represents scholars from all research institutes of the tricity, on Thursday came together to share their issues.chandigarh Updated: Jul 04, 2014 08:33 IST
Forum convenor Akhilesh Kumar emphasised on the longstanding demands of research scholars such as increase in emoluments of fellowship, streamlining of grant of research fellowship per month and extension of medical facilities to all research scholars.
Kumar while addressing the conference talked about the time-lapse since the last fellowship increment was applicable on April 1, 2010. He said there were no particular criteria for the revision of fellowship.
A candle march from Panjab University via Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to Sector 17 was taken out, giving a message to the authorities concerned that it is high time the interests of research scholars should not be compromised any further.