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#PhDMeToo: Bipolar Calcutta University scholar harassed by colleague, alleges inaction by guide and VC

A former PhD researcher in the Department of Microbiology, he has accused a colleague and his guide of mental harassment — but other researchers say that his guide was absolutely not at fault

Published on 8th July 2019
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2018 in review: These 12 campus protests rekindled our belief in dissent

2018 was the year of solid dissent as far as colleges were concerned. We've listed the protests, the people, the campus politics and all the things that rocked our colleges

Published on 31st December 2018
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A day after he released book on homosexuality, Kolkata teacher fired from job

The teacher says he was issued a termination order without a notice period which has left him without any other sort of back up 

Published on 21st March 2018
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Academicians request PM to recruit science graduates, use biology labs to fight COVID-19 

A letter in this regard signed by more than 600 scientists, professors and research scholars across the country was sent to the Prime Minister

Published on 22nd April 2020
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After being forced to leave two convocations, WB Governor Dhankar to preside over WBSU graduation ceremony

The governor had recently faced massive protests by students and non-teaching staff during the annual convocation ceremonies of Jadavpur University and Calcutta University

Published on 23rd February 2020
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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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Battle for the hill: Meet the men who helped the tribals win back Bengal's Ayodhya Hills

Sourav and Suman spoke to the tribals and helped three of them, who were directly affected, to file a writ petition at the Calcutta High Court on January 16, 2019

Published on 3rd July 2019
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Bengal Governor visits Jadavpur University's VC, promises suitable environment for students

Dhankar, who is also the chancellor of the university, however, had earlier taken serious note of the fact that Das left the campus on Thursday evening, even as Supriyo remained gheraoed 

Published on 21st September 2019
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Book Look: Five books that you can cast about for in the month of September

Non-fictional books are all set to rule this month. TBH, we can't wait.

Published on 4th September 2017
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Calcutta HC asks Shah Rukh Khan to file an affidavit explaining links with IIPM that shut down 4 years ago

The Calcutta High Court has asked IIPM's promoter and Shah Rukh Khan to file affidavits explaining their stand

Published on 6th September 2019
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Calcutta HC sets aside Centre's 'Leave India' notice to Polish student for allegedly participating in anti-CAA rally

The high court had earlier restrained the central government from giving effect to its 'Leave India' notice to the Polish student

Published on 18th March 2020
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Calcutta HC stays Centre's 'Leave India Notice' to Jadavpur University's Polish student  

The student Kamil Siedczynski claimed that he did so unwittingly and out of curiosity and soon got separated from the others and stood on the sidelines as an onlooker

Published on 6th March 2020
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Calcutta University to confer DLitt on Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, Governor to preside over ceremony

Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee said the senate, the highest decision-making body of the institute, has unanimously cleared the proposal to confer honorary D Litt on the Nobel laureate

Published on 28th January 2020
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Check out this start-up's IoT-driven cooking machine that can cook 20 types of sambhar, rasam

The name Buchuk is derived from buchuki, a Telugu term of endearment used for children. The founders wanted a catchy name for their unique device which stays with whoever hears it - at one shot
 

Published on 14th June 2020
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Clashing entrance exam dates proves administration's lackadaisical attitude: JNUSU

The JNUSU has been complaining about the administration's "complete ignorance" about the entrance exams which has clashed with university exams

Published on 29th September 2020

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