Update: Within minutes of assurance, the students have withdrawn their strike.
Kolkata: After assurance from the Medical College council, the hunger strike, which
has enterred its 14th day on Monday, is likely to end anytime soon.
According to sources, the authorities have accepted the demands of the students.
Acting Principal Ashok Bhadra, said on Monday, that two floors have been allocated
for the first year students. Two floors for first years, two separate floors for
second, third and fourth year students. Two floors will be allocated for the senior
The students who are fasting, are happy with the decision as said by Sayantan on
behalf of them. But the strike will not be withdrawn right now. They have demanded
a written and official publication of the list, post which they will withdraw the
The students will be selected to their rooms in the hostels on the basis of counselling. 500 students will be able to stay after the construction of the seven-storey building is completed. But on the basis of the guidelines laid down by the Medical Council of India (MCI), the first year students will have to stay in the old hostel.