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OPINION: Why everyone trolling Bengal's fashionable young MPs Mimi and Nusrat isn't just regressive, but reeks of patriarchy

Filmstar-turned-politicians Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan were trolled incessantly after they posted their pictures in front of Parliament after being newly elected as TMC MPs

Published on 30th May 2019
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How Varsha Seshan is taking serious social issues into the realm of children's books

Varsha Seshan, an internationally celebrated children’s books writer, talks about her journey and the books she has written so far 

Published on 15th May 2019
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Excellence is something that democracy should not step into: Sugata Marjit

Economist Dr Sugata Marjit talks about choosing the right bureaucrats, the Indian education system and what can be done about the never-ending unemployment scenario

Published on 3rd April 2019
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We would never hurt our VC, JU students on indefinite sit-in ask for student election

Almost 97% of the students had voted against the government’s decision to replace “political” students’ unions with an “apolitical" students' council

Published on 20th February 2019
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Indian Film Festival of Bhubaneswar (IFFB): Everything you need to know

This time the Indian Film Festival of Bhubaneswar is not only offering screentime to select student films, but will also award those which strike a chord with their jury

Published on 23rd January 2019
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'Sexist' Jadavpur University prof Kanak Sarkar barred from taking classes; students push for dismissal

Kanak Sarkar, professor of International Relations at JU recently got into trouble for posting a Facebook status where he stooped down to likening a virgin woman to a 'sealed bottle'

Published on 17th January 2019
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Jadavpur University Prof compares women's virginity to 'sealed cool drink bottle' in FB post ​

After the social media outrage on the post, the professor Kanak Sarkar deleted it. He wrote a post defending his claims later

Published on 14th January 2019
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Reservation for 'Poor' Upper Castes will impact seats available for SC/ST/OBC students. Here's how ​

Many students from oppressed castes manage to get a seat through merit, now with the new bill they might not have the same chance at a merit seat

Published on 9th January 2019
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Jadavpur University receives Rs 100 Crore central grant to enhance quality and excellence

Vice-chancellor Suranjan Das, on his part, said the sanctioned money will be used by the institution to set up new infrastructure and create advanced research facilities

Published on 20th November 2018
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Despite int'l student unions protesting Bengal court slaps activists 'on social survey' to four more days of custody

The student organisations have released a joint statement signed by 16 student organisations where they strongly condemn the arrests and "demand immediate and unconditional release" of the four

Published on 23rd November 2018
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Aiming higher: West Bengal's changing Higher Education landscape  

Female enrollment in higher education has increased from 5.62 lakh in FY 2010-11 to 9. 53 lakh in 2016-17. The gross enrollment ratio for female candidates has risen from 10. 9 in 2010-11 to 17.3 in 2

Published on 11th November 2018
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Yale, Princeton academics condemn attack on prof whose post criticised Vajpayee ​

Academics, sociologists, professors and various activists have come together to demand action against the attackers and ask for safer campuses

Published on 23rd August 2018
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How the Film Society of Bhubaneswar is still bringing good cinema to Odisha's youngsters

Abhishek Parija, one of the core members of FSB, tells us what to expect in the coming years from the society 

Published on 20th July 2018
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After Jadavpur sit-in, students of Presidency University in Kolkata protest over hike in counselling fee

The students of Presidency University in Kolkata have been on a sit-in over the hike of counselling fee from Rs 100 to Rs 500

Published on 13th July 2018
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4 Jadavpur Uni students hospitalised, 20 continue hunger strike to protest scrapping of admission test

The University has already called for an emergency meeting to discuss the situation and find a solution but the students are refusing to give up on the fast

Published on 10th July 2018

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