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Student bodies at Presidency University demand entrance tests, threaten to intensify stir 

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board used to conduct entrance examinations for UG and PG courses at Presidency University

Published on 9th May 2022
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After agitation over fee payments, two premier private schools in Kolkata were shut down

The Calcutta High Court had directed that none of the 145 schools, which are in connection with the petitions regarding school fees during the pandemic, will deny promotion to any student

Published on 8th April 2022
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Jadavpur University teachers threaten to boycott exam process if VC gives in to students’ demands

The VC was gheraoed for ten hours earlier this week by students who demanded online exams. The teachers say their demands are not justified

Published on 31st March 2022
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US Consulate partners with Bengal Education Department to train English teachers

This is for the first time that the US Consulate in Kolkata is directly working with the West Bengal School Education Department

Published on 11th February 2022
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Libraries in Central Universities close doors as cases rise, research scholars demand 50% seating instead

AISA-affiliated JU students are expecting hostels and libraries to stay open regardless of lockdown, call for frequent sanitisation of premises 

Published on 5th January 2022
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British Council Library in Kolkata opens doors for its members after a long time

What are you waiting for? Get, set, ready to go and enter the most resourceful library in Kolkata and grab your favorite piece to read 

 

Published on 11th December 2021
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Here's how this Kolkata virtual museum won the Climate Action Grant and how they intend to spread their message

The Living Waters Museum, a virtual museum exploring India's diverse water heritage through storytelling and digital media, has just bagged the Climate Action Grant from the US Consulate, Kolkata

Published on 6th December 2021
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Teaching from the ground up: How these teachers from Kolkata are taking classes on the road to educate the marginalised

Bose and Biswas work as teachers at the Nabadisha programme, started by the Kolkata Police in collaboration with a few NGOs

Published on 9th October 2021
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They didn't even listen to us: Kolkata students demanding reopening of campuses detained

While the movement, Hok Unlock, named after the Hok Kolorob movement of 2014 in Kolkata, started at Jadavpur University, a few other Kolkata universities and colleges have joined in

Published on 5th October 2021
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How this young artist painted the journey of a city on one subway wall in Kolkata

The 240 feet long subway adorns Sayan’s rendition of both Kolkatas – the colonial and iconic structures that one associates with the city and the new Kolkata that is still growing

Published on 20th September 2021
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HC sets aside rustication of Visva-Bharati University students, rues politics in educational institutes

Holding that only three students couldn't have caused 'mayhem' at the varsity without support of influential outsiders, the court said educational institutions are being misused by politcal parties

Published on 16th September 2021
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NCRB Report 2020: Over 400 women harassed in India's shelter homes during COVID pandemic

Jaipur had reported no cases of harassment at shelters in 2019. Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata also reported no cases this year

 

Published on 15th September 2021
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Calcutta University confers PhD in Development Economics to West Bengal Chief Secretary H K Dwivedi

The 1988-batch IAS officer has completed the PhD under the supervision of Prof (Dr) Achin Chakraborty of the Kolkata-based Institute for Development Studies

Published on 29th July 2021
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Delhi's NO2 pollution increased by 125 per cent in just a year, finds Greenpeace India study

NO2 pollution has increased in all the eight capitals studied – Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Lucknow – but Delhi has seen the “most dramatic increase”

Published on 7th July 2021
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How this 26-year-old is feeding home cooked meals to Kolkata's COVID patients and elderly

Srabasti is not doing it alone. While her mother, Ajanta Ghosh, does the cooking her father, Subir Ghosh, a retired government employee, is overseeing the shopping every morning

Published on 22nd May 2021

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