Tag: Jadavpur University

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  • Welcome the domicile

    Welcome the domicile

    The engineering faculties have had their way against the VC, scarcely realising that a quota for “Bengal’s own”, as it were, accords short shrift to rankings in the Joint Entrance Examination merit list, a test that is now open to all-India competition.

    March 21, 2019
  • Campus canker

    Campus canker

    Managing higher education is a supreme management challenge, beyond the grasp of most people. Effective and meaningful implementation of public policy, particularly in relation to education which involves the direct involvement of the students must be dealt with due sensitivity. It calls for efficient management skills, profound professional acumen and vision. It must not be tackled by politicians for their narrow benefit, ignoring the country's long-term prospects. De-politicising students' unions may be difficult to achieve in the present social scenario, but it is not impossible to accomplish. We should strive hard to achieve it by all means.

    March 19, 2019
  • Ferment in JU

    Ferment in JU

    A decision on the election date does not depend wholly on the Vice-Chancellor; the latter has to act in concert with the higher education department.

    February 22, 2019
  • JU for domiciles

    JU for domiciles

    The campus discord recalls last year’s disruptive controversy over the criteria for undergraduate admissions in science and the humanities.

    February 15, 2019
  • Sexist post by JU professor: NCW begins probe, team visits university

    Sexist post by JU professor: NCW begins probe, team visits university

    NCW chairperson to visit campus once Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das returns from outstation trip

    January 18, 2019
  • Sexist post by JU professor Kanak Sarkar: Bengal govt seeks report from university

    Sexist post by JU professor Kanak Sarkar: Bengal govt seeks report from university

    Students had demanded the expulsion of the professor. They also claimed that Sarkar had earlier made offensive remarks to students individually

    January 17, 2019
  • Bouquet for JU

    Bouquet for JU

    For all the periodic turmoil, almost invariably leading to closure of the campus, Jadavpur University now has a remarkably cogent reason to preen its feathers. This is the happy prologue to the annual convocation scheduled to be held in a month’s time, an event that was marred some years ago when students refused to accept …

    November 24, 2018
  • Audience protest again during KIFF film screening

    Audience protest again during KIFF film screening

    On the second day after the inauguration of KIFF, viewers were once again left disappointed as New Empire cinema hall for the second time on Monday, managed to draw severe flak after the Japanese film rolled with subtitles going off the screen.

    November 13, 2018
  • Partha asks all TMCP student leaders to resign, yet to name president

    Partha asks all TMCP student leaders to resign, yet to name president

    The state education minister, Mr Partha Chatterjee, said on Saturday that the state government is “dead against” the practice of gherao in higher educational institutions. In the last few months, the vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University and the registrar of Presidency University have been gheraoed for days by students over admission issues. “We are dead against …

    September 9, 2018
  • JU V-C takes charge of admission process

    JU V-C takes charge of admission process

    Vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University, Suranjan Das, has taken the entire charge of the BA admission process after the admission committee of the humanities department failed to conduct the history entrance test properly. The undergraduate admission process in history department is now on hold and around 345 test answer scripts will be re-evaluated by a panel …

    August 10, 2018
  • Jadavpur University declares provisional merit list for 9 Arts subjects

    Jadavpur University declares provisional merit list for 9 Arts subjects

    While the admission procedure for English and Political Science is to be conducted on 8 August, for Bengali and History, it will take place on 9 August. On 10 August, aspirants of Comparative Literature and Philosophy have been asked to come for admission.

    August 4, 2018
  • Partha tables 5 varsity Bills

    Partha tables 5 varsity Bills

    Twenty-three per cent seats of Jadavpur University (JU) are vacant on account of students’ unrest, said education minister Partha Chatterjee in the state Assembly on Tuesday. Tabling five Bills, including for setting up four new universities and renaming one, Mr Chatterjee said that one university is being set up in each district on the instruction …

    August 1, 2018
  • Admission row | JU announces entrance exam dates

    Admission row | JU announces entrance exam dates

    Former PCC chief Pradip Bhattacharya urges Governor to request university Vice Chancellor not to put in his papers.

    July 12, 2018
  • No external agencies to be involved in admission tests: Jadavpur University

    No external agencies to be involved in admission tests: Jadavpur University

    The decision came five days after a section of students went on an indefinite hunger strike demanding the admission tests be reintroduced.

    July 11, 2018
  • Admission row | JU reverses stand, says yes to entrance tests

    Admission row | JU reverses stand, says yes to entrance tests

    While 50% weightage will be given on marks attained in admission test, 50% will be on class 12 board exam marks.

    July 11, 2018
  • West Bengal: JU students continue hunger strike despite deteriorating health

    West Bengal: JU students continue hunger strike despite deteriorating health

    The hunger strike by the Jadavpur University students demanding the withdrawal of the decision to scrap entrance tests to six undergraduate courses, entered the fifth day on Tuesday, as two of the protestors were rushed to the hospital after their health condition deteriorated, an official said. “I am very worried about their health, as their …

    July 10, 2018
  • JU row: BJP urges government hold dialogue, students continue protest

    JU row: BJP urges government hold dialogue, students continue protest

    The university, rated one of the best in the country academically, plunged into turmoil after the authorities - apparently under pressure from the West Bengal government - decided to do away with the system of holding entrance tests for admission to six under-graduate courses.

    July 8, 2018