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On Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary, looking at the Nobel Laureate's VBU back then and now

The university, once known for its ideals and creativity, now faces dissent and harassment of employees and students

Published on 9th May 2023

VBU-Amartya Sen land issue: Protests continue; CM Mamata Banerjee warns varsity

Mamata Banerjee has instructed Birbhum party members to continue demonstrations in front of Sen’s house, ‘Pratichi’, till May 9, Tagore’s birth anniversary 


Published on 6th May 2023

Visva-Bharati land tiff: Santiniketan locals rally in support of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen

The protest also featured the singing of Rabindra Nath Tagore's songs, recitation of Gurudev's poems of protest and acting of sections of dramas by him which resonated with the occasion

Published on 5th May 2023

VBU files police complaint against campus protests in support of Amartya Sen

While the Calcutta High Court issues a stay order on VBU's eviction notice, the university has lodged police complaints against the ongoing protests on campus


Published on 4th May 2023

Calcutta High Court stays Visva-Bharati's eviction notice against Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

The dispute over the 13 decimals of land started when the vice-chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, Bidyut Chakraborty started accusing Sen of illegally occupying 1.38 acres of land

Published on 4th May 2023

VBU, Amartya Sen issue: Nobel laureate moves HC against institute's land eviction order

The central varsity, which claimed that 13 decimal of land is under the "illegal occupation" of Sen, said that it would evict the economist if he fails to vacate it within the deadline

Published on 4th May 2023

VBU's eviction notice to Amartya Sen: Protests planned in Kolkata tomorrow, April 27 

”So much proactiveness in pursuing such baseless claims only serves to highlight the insidious agenda aimed at appeasing the political lords in Delhi,” remarks Prof Sudipta Bhattacharya, VBUFA Preside

Published on 26th April 2023

Visva-Bharati alumna files complaint against varsity for harassing Amartya Sen

The institute had asked the celebrated economist to vacate a piece of land on its campus which he has allegedly occupied illegally without authorisation

Published on 26th April 2023

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen asked to vacate land by Visva-Bharati University by May 6   

VBU has issued an eviction order to Amartya Sen for allegedly occupying 13 decimals of land

Published on 20th April 2023

"Following PM's guidance": VBU to CM Mamata Banerjee in retaliation to her remarks against VC's actions

In the ongoing spat between VBU and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, the university releases a statement attacking the CM


Published on 4th February 2023

Intellectuals protest in support of Amartya Sen after Visva Bharati University named him an illegal occupant on campus

The protest programme convened by theatre personality and West Bengal Minister for Science and Technology Bratya Basu, was held in front of the premises of Kolkata's Academy of Fine Arts

Published on 27th December 2020

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