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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
  • 100-year journey~II

    100-year journey~II

    The Constitution of the Visva-Bharati University designated Visva-Bharati as an Indian, Eastern and Global cultural centre.

    June 14, 2021
  • Visva-Bharati in the rut

    Visva-Bharati in the rut

    It is hard not to wonder whether Tagore’s legacy has been trashed fair and square when Prof Chakraborty admits in a rare moment of candour that “Visva-Bharati University has become a haven for thieves and dacoits”.

    March 21, 2021
  • Visva-Bharati University continues to call Amartya Sen illegal holder of its land

    Visva-Bharati University continues to call Amartya Sen illegal holder of its land

    Visva-Bharati registrar Ashok Mahato on Saturday asked for measurements university campus and the land belonging to Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

    January 17, 2021
  • BJP engaging Visva-Bharati in dirty politics, says Mamata Banerjee at Bolpur’s mega rally

    BJP engaging Visva-Bharati in dirty politics, says Mamata Banerjee at Bolpur’s mega rally

    Addressing a huge gathering during her mega rally in West Bengal's Bolpur, Mamata Banerjee also accused BJP of insulting Rabindranath Tagore.

    December 29, 2020
  • Amartya Sen married thrice, left India, has no right to speak: BJP’s Dilip Ghosh

    Amartya Sen married thrice, left India, has no right to speak: BJP’s Dilip Ghosh

    Dilip Ghosh's remark has come at the time when Amartya Sen was accused of illegally registering a part of Visva-Bharati University's land under his own name.

    December 29, 2020
  • Despite VC’s letter, TMC maintains Mamata Banerjee not invited to Visva-Bharati centenary celebrations

    Despite VC’s letter, TMC maintains Mamata Banerjee not invited to Visva-Bharati centenary celebrations

    After Narendra Modi addressed the Visva-Bharati centenary celebrations, TMC had alleged that Mamata Banerjee did not get a call to attend the event.

    December 24, 2020
  • ‘Factual errors’: TMC hits out at PM Modi over attempt to link Tagore and Gujarat

    ‘Factual errors’: TMC hits out at PM Modi over attempt to link Tagore and Gujarat

    'Tagore's brother who was in Gujarat was not the oldest brother. His wife's name was Gyanadanandini, not what the PM said. The story about Gyanadanandini and the sari pallu is a myth, not true,' Bengal minister Bratya Bose said.

    December 24, 2020
  • ‘Privilege to remember virtue of this taphobhoomi’: PM Modi at Visva-Bharati University centenary celebrations

    ‘Privilege to remember virtue of this taphobhoomi’: PM Modi at Visva-Bharati University centenary celebrations

    'For India, the dream that Gurudev had dreamed of, it is a kind of adorable place to give continuous energy to the country to embody that dream,' PM Modi said.

    December 24, 2020
  • High Court & VB

    High Court & VB

    The court has directed the committee to look into different aspects of the university’s functioning ~ “fundamentally in the mode of mediation and conciliation among the different stakeholders”.

    September 21, 2020
  • Colourful Crime

    Colourful Crime

    The immediate trigger for the cancellation at Santiniketan ~ where the event is a huge crowd-puller ~ is the Centre’s advisory to avoid an assembly of people in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

    March 8, 2020
  • Paramilitary in V-B

    Paramilitary in V-B

    In the context of the ViceChancellor, Professor Bidyut Chakraborty’s request to the Union home ministry, it is hard not to wonder whether there has been an alarming deterioration of security, that may not be apparent on the face of it.

    November 15, 2019
  • Fair and (Un)Lovely

    Fair and (Un)Lovely

    More accurately, Visva-Bharati took over organisation of the Pous Mela in 1951 when it was declared a central university.

    June 9, 2019
  • Campus comeuppance

    Campus comeuppance

    Visva-Bharati University grapples with a cruel irony yet again. The legacy of Tagore is in tatters with the five-year jail terms awarded to a former Vice-Chancellor, a former Registrar, and a former lady lecturer of the Mathematics department.

    February 28, 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
  • Visva-Bharati VC retires, leaves without handing over charge

    Visva-Bharati VC retires, leaves without handing over charge

    Visva-Bharati University’s officiating Vice Chancellor Swapan Kumar Dutta retired on Saturday and left office without handing over the charge to anybody. According to the university statute, the senior-most director of the institute is assigned as the acting vice-chancellor. Thus, Sabujkoli Sen, the senior most director, was supposed to become the acting VC. However, Sen said, …

    January 28, 2018
  • Fair and (Un)Lovely

    Fair and (Un)Lovely

    The Visva-Bharati University authorities have opted for a disingenuous route to deception. Indeed, the initiative would have been ludicrous were it not for the grave implications for the environment in Tagore’s creation. In the face of the National Green Tribunal’s order to strictly restrict the Pous Mela in December to three days, the central university …

    July 21, 2017