New Delhi: More than 800 students of Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering and Technology (GKCIET), Malda, West Bengal have been on hunger strike protests for the last 21 days.  The fate of the institute is at stake as it has not yet received affiliation.

After the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid foundation of the college, the institute still remains to be affiliated.

The institute under the Union Ministry for Human Resource Development lacks affiliation which means students who have completed the programmes being carried out by the institute do not get certificates.

In 2014, the building was inaugurated by the president Pranab Mukherjee, however, admissions to the institute began in 2010 itself.

A large number of students from GKCIET are now on hunger strike since the past 21 days to voice their demand.

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