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Students and faculty threaten to render VBU 'dysfunctional' if VC doesn't reopen hostels soon

The varsity is being besieged by mass boycott of the exams and a slew of resignations from the Executive Council. The Registrar has also resigned

Published on 17th March 2022
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Vinay Sahasrabudhe to lecture at VBU: Why teachers and students don't want him there

Dr Sahasrabuddhe will deliver a lecture on “India: A Soft Power” virtually on January 21. SFI said that Dr Bidyut Chakrabarty has been inviting only BJP leaders on campus 

Published on 21st January 2022
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Corruption or leaked WhatsApp message: Why was this Shantiniketan principal removed by VBU VC? What happens to her now?

The faculty association said that the VC did not raise the issue at an Executive Council meeting before taking such a decision

Published on 17th January 2022
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VC paid back in own coin: Why the VBU teachers think VC himself is the reason he was abused

Dr Chakrabarty was abused at an online event on January 11 by unknown miscreants. The incident happened during a music therapy session

Published on 13th January 2022
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Visva Bharati VC abused during online music therapy session, leaked clip goes viral. Who is behind it?

During the music therapy session, unknown miscreants joined the online event and started abusing the VC. The organisers promptly removed the unknown participants

Published on 12th January 2022
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Visva Bharati VC has created an atmosphere of panic: TMC MP appeals for PM Modi's intervention to save varsity

The TMC MP said that there have been innumerable allegations against the current VC. He has now asked the PM to take note of the issue and intervene to save the institution

Published on 10th December 2021
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Professor without a Master's degree? Visva-Bharati University under scanner after 'illegal promotion' allegation

An RTI filed late last year revealed that Ghosh is only a pass graduate and was unable to finish his BCom Hons because of low marks

Published on 6th December 2021
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Did Visva Bharati VC really order security personnel to remove student from campus, threaten his life?

On November 19, the university had organised a tree plantation drive. Somenath was driving past the Central Office when he spotted the VC along with a few of his associates

Published on 20th November 2021
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VBU PG fees too high, too little time to submit fees: Students raise voice against 48-hour payment window

Students took to social media to protest against the notice. Their demand – 48 hours is not enough to arrange so much cash, especially for students who come from humble backgrounds

Published on 28th September 2021
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Visva Bharati students begin relay hunger strike, put flower bouquet in front of VC's office

Somnath Sow, one of the three rusticated students, said the hunger strike will be observed by the students to press for their demand for immediate revocation of the expulsion order

Published on 5th September 2021
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Visva Bharati row: No protests within 50-metre of the University, says Calcutta HC

The High Court gave instructions to make functional all CCTV cameras. The Court also directed the Shantiniketan police station to submit a report to the High Court

Published on 3rd September 2021
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Suspended for 'breaking into prof's chamber', three VBU students stare at academic ruin after varsity rusticates them

The students — Falguni Pan, Rupa Chakraborty and Somnath Sow — said that they are still in shock and are scared of how this badly this would affect their career

Published on 26th August 2021
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Suspended prof, students of Visva Bharati University claim they are being targeted for opposing VC's views

 

The professor and the VC’s political differences are what allegedly led to the former’s suspension

Published on 19th January 2021
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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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Tagore's vision, philosophy must be preserved: Mamata Banerjee on Visva-Bharati turning 100

Visva-Bharati, located in Santiniketan, was established in 1921. The institute received the status of a central university in 1951 by an act of Parliament

Published on 24th December 2020

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