Tag: Visva-Bharati University

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  • 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