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Visva Bharati V-C appointment: HRD Ministry asks President Kovind to withdraw his assent, scrap panel of names

HRD Ministry sends three names for the job but after Kovind chooses one, government wants new set.

Kolkata: Following "lungi dance" controversy, Visva-Bharati asks all to maintain decorum

A video purportedly showing some teachers joining students in dance to the beats of Hindi film song 'Lungi dance' during a game of musical chair at the Sangeet Bhavan(music department) has gone viral on social media.


Kolkata: Visva Bharati University gets vice-chancellor after two-and-half years

The university was being overseen by a series of acting vice-chancellors after the last permanent head Sushanta Datta Gupta was sacked by the then HRD minister Smriti Irani.

Visva-Bharati VC appointment: HRD ignored prof’s candidature in DU 3 years ago, cited ‘past conduct’

In 2010, the Apex Complaints Committee (ACC) of DU had found Chakrabarty guilty of sexual harassment during the time he was director of Gandhi Bhawan.

Visva-Bharati executive council member challenges acting V-C’s term extension

In his letters to Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind on May 7, Banerjee said the EC had passed a resolution saying the next senior most professor should become the officiating V-C and directed Sen to hand over the charge.

Visva Bharati University convocation: PM Modi calls Tagore a global citizen, Hasina claims his bigger contribution in Bangladesh

Around 10,000 post-graduate and 1,000 PhD students of the Visva Bharati University — the only Central Univeersity which has the Prime Minister as its chancellor — will receive their certificates on Friday.


Kolkata: Visva Bharati University breaks tradition, invites Mamata Banerjee to dais

This will be the first time a West Bengal chief minister attends the varsity’s convocation since Siddhartha Shankar Ray in the 1970s. Ray, however, was not invited to the dais at the time.

‘It is a matter of pride’: Bangladeshi students in Kolkata prepare for Sheikh Hasina’s visit

Students at Visva Bharati University will sing national anthems of both countries, ashram song and one Vedic sloka to welcome Bangladesh PM.

PM Modi, Bangladesh PM Hasina to meet on Visva Bharati University convocation sidelines

Hasina will also on Friday inaugurate Bangladesh Bhawan on Visva Bharati campus in Bolpur Shantiniketan,

Visva Bharati University: Panel to search V-C junked in light of ‘new facts’

President Ram Nath Kovind had withdrawn his assent to appoint Swapan Kumar Dutta as the head of Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan — the President is the university’s Visitor and the Prime Minister its Chancellor. Kovind had also scrapped the panel of three finalists.