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Visva-Bharati University


Amid students’ stir, another VBU official quits

March 18, 2022 4:31 am

Since February 28, students have been holding protests demanding reopening of university hostels for students hailing from across West Bengal and other states; and hold pending semester examinations of undergraduate and post-graduate students in online mode due to online classes for the last two years.

Explained: The massive students' protest roiling Visva-Bharati, which has forced the registrar to resign

March 18, 2022 11:48 am

There have been a string of resignations at Visva-Bharati University in the backdrop of relentless agitation by a section of students on campus. Why are students protesting, and how has the university responded?

VBU registrar, other officials freed after 24-hour gherao

March 02, 2022 4:34 am

Sources said the students had confined them to their office on the university campus in Bolpur on Sunday, demanding immediate reopening of hostels and holding of online examinations.

VBU student files complaint against prof over ‘casteist remarks’

September 18, 2021 5:14 am

Somnath Sow, the complainant from the department of economics, was one of the three students expelled from the university last month for allegedly disrupting the university’s academic atmosphere and “disorderly conduct” earlier this year.

Rustication order in abeyance: Visva-Bharati

September 12, 2021 5:35 am

The expelled postgraduate students ¬ Somnath Sow, Falguni Pan and Rupa Chakraborty were also informed of the decision through separate emails.

Police complaint against two Visva-Bharati officials over ‘obscene gestures’

September 11, 2021 5:31 am

The complainants levelled the misconduct allegations against Registrar Ashok Mahato and Deputy Registrar Tanmay Nag.

Rustication revoked, three students urge Visva-Bharati University to let them rejoin classes

September 10, 2021 5:20 am

The court directed that the university’s expulsion order be kept in abeyance and allowed the students to rejoin classes.

11 faculty suspended, students rusticated, battlelines drawn on Visva-Bharati campus

September 09, 2021 2:25 pm

Faculty members point to the unusually high number of suspensions. Since November 2019, 22 staff members — 11 faculty members, 11 non-teaching employees — have been suspended and over 150 showcause notices have been issued.

Calcutta High Court revokes rustication of three Visva-Bharati University students

September 09, 2021 5:44 am

The court also pointed out that members of the university faculty were “equally aggrieved” by the “alleged high-handedness” of Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty.

Expelled VBU student goes on hunger strike

September 06, 2021 4:33 am

Following the expulsion, a section of students started a sit-in outside the V-C’s residence on the night of August 27. They demanded the revocation of the expulsion order and the V-C’s removal.