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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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Here's why college and university teachers in West Bengal are unhappy with Mamata's New Year pay hike

The teachers demanded that the revised pay scales must be implemented effectively and not just notionally from January 1, 2016, as per the UGC recommendation

Published on 17th February 2020
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WB Governor leaves Calcutta University convocation after students raise 'go back' slogans, wave black flags

The protesters claimed that Dhankhar was "the (BJP- led) Centre's representative, who doesn't deserve to be on the dais for CU's convocation ceremony"

Published on 28th January 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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West Bengal Guv takes a dig at CU Vice-Chancellor's absence at St Xavier's convocation

Turning to the vacant chair of the CU VC at the convocation podium, Dhankhar said during his address that he has been informed that VC (Chakraborty Banerjee) has fallen ill

Published on 16th January 2020
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WB Governor might have to skip Calcutta University convocation: Education Minister Partha Chatterjee

The higher education department would not have, usually, thought about not inviting the governor, who is the chancellor of state universities, from a programme like a convocation, said Chatterjee

Published on 14th January 2020
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Why everyone should watch this documentary on Chandannagar's grandest festival — Jagadhatri Puja

The producer of SAMAYITA (The Healer) explains to us why this docu-feature is not just a mere day-to-day documentation of Chandannagar's Jagadhatri Puja celebrations

Published on 1st October 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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#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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Secularism much: This Kolkata college will now let you choose Humanism as your religion in your application form

Bethune College, the first ever women's college to be established in Asia, will now let UG and PG applicants choose 'manavdharma' as their religion in their form

Published on 30th May 2019
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This is who Kolkata students think vandalised the Vidyasagar statue

At a press conference conducted on Wednesday morning in Kolkata, TMC MP Derek O' Brien alleged that 'BJP goons' damaged the Vidyasagar statue and Amit Shah did pretty much the same, in reverse

Published on 15th May 2019
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Over 500 Kolkata students peacefully protest vandalising Vidyasagar statue until police lathicharge 

The protestors walked towards Manicktala, where their rally crisscrossed with the TMC rally, eventually leading to a police lathicharge

Published on 15th May 2019
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Vidyasagar statue row: Kolkata students call for apolitical protest after violent Amit Shah roadshow

An independent protest has been called by students from several institutes in Kolkata after the violence that took place during BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow on Tuesday

Published on 15th May 2019
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India-born mathematician and wife give $1mn to UCLA to honour Srinivasa Ramanujan

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has received the amount from mathematics professor emeritus VS Varadarajan and his wife Veda

Published on 7th March 2019
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Who drafted the Constitution? Here's a look at some of the most important members of the drafting committee

The drafting committee of the Constitution was appointed on August 29, 1947. The 389-member assembly took almost three years to draft the Constitution

Published on 24th January 2019

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