Yesterday, students of the K R Narayanan National Institute screened the documentary 'Ram Ke Naam' with certain people of the locality staging a protest outside the campus at Kanjiramattom in Kottayam.
The Students' Council of the Institute had proposed a screening outside the campus, but had to move in following protests.
Mirza, who is one of the prominent faces of Indian parallel cinema from 1970s, has directed many well-known movies including the National Award winner film Naseem.
Dean Chandramohan Nair, and faculty members Fowzia Fatima and Vinod PS are among those who have stepped down.
The students ended the protest as the government promised to look into the 14 demands raised by them.
According to student council chairperson Sreedev Suprakash, they are yet to take a final call on whether the strike needs to be called-off
He handed over the resignation at the Chief Minister's office around 12 noon.
The committee collected information from the students, who have been protesting for weeks, teaching and non-teaching staff and members of the governing council of the institute.
The K R Narayanan Institute was closed down after the students of the college threatened to hold a hunger strike in protest against the institute director
The order also asked the students to vacate hostels during the said period. The institute director has been instructed to implement the order.