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VBU: Former Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty interrogated over two cases

Earlier in the week, he was interrogated in three cases, two concerning comments on Goddess Durga and the Bengali community, and one related to the relocation of an e-rickshaw stand on the campus

Published on 22nd November 2023

VBU: Students, employees to demonstrate on Nov 21 demanding that ex-VC vacate university bungalow 

The demonstrators have several key demands, including ensuring the holding of the Poush Mela this year and urging the former Vice-Chancellor, Bidyut Chakraborty, to vacate the VBU bungalow

Published on 18th November 2023

Centre asks Visva-Bharati to remove controversial plaques from the campus

Union Education Ministry has directed that the plaques be replaced with ones having Rabindranath Tagore's name

Published on 17th November 2023

EFLU files FIRs for Azadi slogans; IIT Bombay under fire for pro-Palestine talk: Central varsities resisting resistance?

EFLU, IITs, VBUs and others —  there is a growing trend within central universities to resist resistance, accompanied by a more stringent mandate to align with the vision of the Central Government

Published on 16th November 2023

VBU: Former VC gets no-coercion order from high court to restrict police interrogation

It's important to note that the former vice-chancellor is now stripped of his previous authority and this has elicited reactions from various quarters

Published on 10th November 2023

New Visva-Bharati VC assumes office; unsure of powers and duties, he says 

The new vice-chancellor, who previously headed the Kala Bhavan at VBU, said that he would consult with the Union Higher Education Ministry before exercising his authority

Published on 9th November 2023

VBU: Funeral procession held with makeshift body of ex-VC as his tenure ends; faculty distribute sweets

Prof Chakraborty's term concluded on Wednesday, November 8, and in his stead, Prof Sanjoy Kumar Mallik, a senior professor in the Department of Art at Kala Bhavana, assumed the role of the acting VC

Published on 9th November 2023

VBU’s multi-tasking staff write to Edu Minister again; urge intervention against VC’s action to stop their salary

In the email dated November 1, the staff members informed the education minister that all salaried employees of the university received their salaries for October 2023, except for the MTS

Published on 2nd November 2023

VBU's multi-tasking staff writes to Minister Pradhan against VC; claim he forces them to work for his interest

The employees allege that the VC is forcing them to carry out a procession to extend his tenure

Published on 31st October 2023

Visva-Bharati University says 'UNESCO plaque' on Santiniketan was temporary

A row had recently erupted over the plaque being set up at several places on the campus

Published on 25th October 2023

VBU faculty members write to Union Education Minister Pradhan on VC's removal

The letter, dated October 18, highlights that the Calcutta High Court has already delivered an order to remove Chakrabarty

Published on 19th October 2023

Calcutta HC demands removal of VBU VC Bidyut Chakraborty; rules reinstatement of Prof Maity in CERN

“The court rightly decided that such a man should have no right to remain in this position,” asserts Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya, the lawyer representing Prof Manas Maity

Published on 17th October 2023

VBU anthropology department harassment row: Students launch second hunger strike

The students staged a strike from 9 am to 1 pm and after the strike, they released an 11-point notice highlighting their concerns

Published on 17th October 2023

VBU: Over 260 eminent personalities, academicians write to President Murmu seeking justice for suspended student

The petition, supported by a list of 260 eminent signatories, including academics like Amit Bhaduri, Utsa Patnaik, Akeel Bilgrami, John Harriss, James Boyce, P Sainath, Abha Dev Habib and others

Published on 16th October 2023

VBU VC writes to CM Banerjee raising concerns over road through ashram; VBUFA condemns move

"We strongly condemn the Vice-Chancellor's recent letter to the Chief Minister, marked by derogatory remarks against Ashramik and citizens,” said Prof Bhattacharya

Published on 4th October 2023

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