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Tag: Bidyut Chakraborty

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  • Tunnel-vision

    Tunnel-vision

    Setting up of a second campus and a change of name can only obfuscate the core of the crisis, which as yet remains unaddressed. The theft of Tagore’s Nobel medal is a crime that has been hanging fire for the past 18 years (March 2004). The authorities must of necessity get to the root of the malaise. To rename Visva-Bharati University is at best a half-hearted attempt at self-preservation; at worst a cosmetic change that will not improve Visva-Bharati

    February 1, 2022
  • BJP MP, Visva Bharati VC confined in Bengal varsity by students for 6 hours

    BJP MP, Visva Bharati VC confined in Bengal varsity by students for 6 hours

    The duo finally left the central university campus at Bolpur in Birbhum district after the students withdrew the sit-in around 10 pm, university sources said.

    January 9, 2020
  • PMO comes to VBU’s rescue for 125th Poush Mela

    PMO comes to VBU’s rescue for 125th Poush Mela

    The mela kicks off the 7th day of the month of Poush, which is usually on the last week of December.

    November 7, 2019
  • Helming Visva-Bharati

    Helming Visva-Bharati

    A technically rudderless central university finally has an academic at the helm. The fact that Visva-Bharati University had to make do without a Vice-Chancellor since 2016 is testament to the overwhelming chaos within. And also perhaps the Centre’s lack of interest in and the disgust with the institution’s functioning. Bidyut Chakraborty, Professor of Political Science …

    October 16, 2018