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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

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: 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 anthropology dept harassment row: President Murmu hands over matter to Chief Secretary of WB

The six students who raised their grievances against Dr Ghosh, accuse him of myriad things. These allegations include issues such as caste and gender discrimination and more 

Published on 4th September 2023

Visva-Bharati University: Former student of Patha Bhavana school gifts land, building worth Rs 6 crore

"This is their ownership property. The couple and their son and daughter have agreed to donate this property unconditionally," said a senior official of the university

Published on 1st September 2023

VBU students write to PM Modi alleging inaction over caste, gender discrimination

The four students who staged a hunger strike on August 21 have now written to PMO, MoE, UGC, President, NHRC and others seeking help

Published on 30th August 2023

VBU: Students protesting against harassment allegations receive no response. To file FIR next? 

The women allege that they would file an FIR with the police station if the Visva-Bharati University fails to act on it

Published on 23rd August 2023

Visva-Bharati University: Suspended Dalit student to approach National Commission for Scheduled Castes

Somenath Sow, who was recently arbitrarily suspended for a semester, will also move the Calcutta High Court regarding the issue

Published on 31st July 2023

RTI activist alleges misuse of resources at VBU; irregularities in varsity's Publishing Department

The letter brings to light allegations like misuse of resources, questionable personnel appointments and a lack of expert supervision leading to colossal financial losses

Published on 27th July 2023

Visva-Bharati: Dalit student arbitrarily suspended for social media post in support of Amartya Sen

“This action by the university is driven by political vindictiveness, particularly targeted at Dalit students,” alleges Somenath

Published on 27th July 2023

VBU-Amartya Sen row: Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz signs revised petition to Prez Murmu against VC

On July 19, a revised petition containing 304 names, including those of Nobel Laureate in Economics, Prof Joseph Stiglitz, and professor emeritus, Prof Amiya Kumar Bagchi, was submitted to the Prez 

Published on 22nd July 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

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

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

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