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The anatomy of a protest in Kolkata: slogans, courage and a night of many firsts

January 19, 2020 7:49 am

While men clap and cheer from the fringes, the ladies who form the core ring of dissent at Kolkata’s Park Circus Maidan let their voices rip through the midnight hour.

Two Jadavpur University students ‘assaulted’ by BJP supporters

January 16, 2020 1:25 am

Trouble began after BJP supporters, who had organised an event in support of the CAA, allegedly abused JU and its students for supporting the anti-CAA protests, followed by an argument with the two students, including a woman.

CAT topper not scared to take part in protests on JNU issue

January 08, 2020 6:25 pm

I had participated in the rallies taken out by my fellow students in the varsity campus and outside. I had also joined in shouting slogans denouncing the move to silence free-thinking, said the CAT topper.

Leading science, research bodies funding 54 varsity projects: Jadavpur University VC

December 26, 2019 6:57 pm

During his address at the annual convocation of the university on Tuesday, Suranjan Das said that 41 of the 54 projects are funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST)

‘Spineless’: In open letter, Jadavpur University students ‘rusticate’ Chancellor

December 26, 2019 4:22 am

The letter was published after the Governor had tried to enter the campus to attend a court meeting on Monday and JU convocation on Tuesday, but faced back-to-back resistance from university students and staff on both the days.

Watch: Jadavpur University student tears copy of CAA while receiving degree

December 25, 2019 5:59 pm

Debosmita Choudhury, who identified herself as a student of the arts department, said she chose to "dump" the CAA document at the podium where the vice-chancellor, Pro-VC and registrar were seated, as it made bonafide citizens prove their nationality.

Governor-Govt standoff: He’s denied entry to Jadavpur University convocation

December 25, 2019 6:11 am

Dhankhar, who is the Chancellor of state universities, was confined to his vehicle for nearly two hours. He called up Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das, who expressed helplessness.

'Total collapse of law,' says Bengal Governor as CAA protesters stop him at Jadavpur University gate

December 24, 2019 5:10 pm

The governor, who is also the Chancellor of the university, was shown black flags by the protesters of the Trinamool Congress Employees' Union as they raised "go back" slogans and showed placards that read "No NRC, No CAA".

Kolkata: Jadavpur University considering to set up gender-neutral toilets in campus

November 29, 2019 12:39 pm

Noting that the proposal was sent some time ago, Arts Faculty Students Union (AFSU) member Dwaipayan said the union would be happy if the authorities take note of it and set up the gender-neutral toilets.

Jadavpur University teachers to meet Chancellor Jagdeep Dhankhar on disbursal of central funds

November 07, 2019 3:20 pm

In a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, the JUTA thanked her for implementing the revised UGC pay scale from January 2020

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Jadavpur University students hold march, demand VC's resignation, fresh probe

September 20, 2014 8:27 pm

Thousands of students marched through the streets of the city demanding an impartial probe into the alleged police lathicharge on students of Jadavpur University (JU) along with the resignation of the varsity's vice-chancellor.

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Jadavpur University students protest against 'anti-national' activity in JNU

February 17, 2016 3:51 pm

Kolkata, Feb 17 (ANI): Jadavpur University students staged a protest on Wednesday inside the university campus condemning the anti-national activities at Jawaharlal Nehru University One of the protestors said they are against every activity which hurts the sentiment of Indians. Students raised slogans of 'Vande Matram'and held up posters which said they belonged to JNU but don’t support anti-state activities.

Jadavpur Varsity VC condemns anti-national slogans Part 1

February 17, 2016 10:38 am

Kolkata, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning all the anti-national activities and slogans, Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das on Wednesday said the rally was not officially convened by students' union. He assured that action will be taken against the people involved in the protest after he gets a report. Das said he will never govern the university with police's help as the university is an autonomous body. He added that entire university can't be defamed by such anti-national elements. Das said that some intruders were also spotted in the rally and the matter will be looked into by the university. He emphasized that the Jadhavpur University has a history of maintaining the freedom of expression and the right to dissent.

Jadavpur Varsity VC condemns anti-national slogans Part 2

February 17, 2016 10:35 am

Kolkata, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning all the anti-national activities and slogans, Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das on Wednesday said the rally was not officially convened by students' union. He assured that action will be taken against the people involved in the protest after he gets a report. Das said he will never govern the university with police's help as the university is an autonomous body. He added that entire university can't be defamed by such anti-national elements. Das said that some intruders were also spotted in the rally and the matter will be looked into by the university. He emphasized that the Jadhavpur University has a history of maintaining the freedom of expression and the right to dissent.

Politicians condemn Jadavpur University protest

February 17, 2016 8:07 am

New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning the protests in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said strict actions should be taken against people involved in anti-national activities but sedition charges should not be put against them as it fulfils their aspirations of gaining popularity. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon also condemned the protests in educational institutions. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi emphasised on the need for the Jadavpur University students to come forward and identify the anti-social elements prevalent in the campus.

We support Article 370, not anti-national elements: Brinda Karat

February 17, 2016 6:05 am

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday said that Kanahaiya Kumar has done nothing wrong and all the charges against him are baseless. She said that her party supports Article 370 and autonomy for Kashmir within framework of Indian Constitution, but never supports anti-national slogans raised in Jadavpur University.

JNU row: Jadavpur University students raise anti-national slogans

February 17, 2016 5:39 am

Kolkata, Feb 17 (ANI): Students of Jadavpur University in West Bengal took to streets expressing solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) demanding release of student leader booked on sedition charges. JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested last week on sedition charges after a group of youngsters organised an event in protest of the execution of 2001 parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Jadavpur University students shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Students and academics of the JNU continue to boycott classes to protest against government.

JU students protest demanding holding of students' union polls

January 09, 2016 11:10 am

Kolkata, Jan 09 (ANI): The students of Jadavpur University on Saturday protested over the holding of students' union elections. The students have been demonstrating protest following an advisory issued by the West Bengal Higher Education department, asking the state-run varsity to hold the elections after the state assembly polls. They were seen raising slogans in their protest. One of the protesters said that the decision will be taken once the committee will have a group discussion among themselves.