Jamshedpur, May 8: The Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) has decided to install a separate feeder for smooth supply of electricity to MGM Medical College in Dimna, following the recent boycott of exams by students.
The feeder that will be installed by Saturday promises better power supply to the college. Power problems in the college started after JSEB allowed power connections from the same feeder to residential colonies near the college.
"We are working on it and the installation will be complete by May 9. The separate feeder will supply electricity for 20 hours at least, if not more," said A.K. Trivedi, the general manager of JSEB.
About 300 students had called a strike and organised a demonstration on May 4 to protest against poor power supply.
The students have now given the board a deadline of May 9, after which they have threatened to intensify agitation.
The anatomy and forensic science department has been affected the most by the poor power supply. Students said that electricity was available just for seven to eight hours a day, making it difficult for them to attend classes.
"Anatomy classes are at a standstill for it is difficult to keep corpses without electricity. We are not able to carry out dissections because of the unavailability of bodies," said college student Abhijit Vipul.
The students' body will conduct a meeting tomorrow to decide on the future course of action. Medical students have also threatened to move to streets if their demands are not met.
"Though the JSEB has promised, we do not feel there'll be any improvement. We will wait till Saturday and then decide what to do next. The college administration is also with us," said Vipul.source:telegraphindia