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Bidyut Chakrabarty
West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.21

Can’t force employees to donate: High court

Calcutta High Court on Tuesday held that university authorities had the right to donate funds for relief but not the power to forcibly collect funds from  employees. Justice Amrita Sinha of Calc...
By Tapas Ghosh in Calcutta, Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.21

Salary delayed at Visva-Bharati

Around 4,000 employees, teachers and pensioners of Visva-Bharati are yet to get paid for June, with varsity authorities not giving any reason for the delay. Sources said employees of the central univ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 01.07.21

Kerala MP seeks probe against VC

T.N. Prathapan, the Congress MP of Kerala’s Thrissur and a member of the education ministry’s parliamentary standing committee, has written to Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, as...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 30.04.21

Serpents in Tagore’s garden

Visva-Bharati was founded in 1921 by Rabindranath Tagore on many ideas. One of them was freedom and another was openness. Tagore did not believe in walls. In his play Raktakarabi (Red Oleander), the k...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.21

Bolpur row over 'social boycott' call

A physics teacher of Visva-Bharati, who along with his colleague had recently filed a police complaint against vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty for allegedly confining teachers of the English depart...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

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West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.21

Tempers rise over termites

Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty on Wednesday faced protests from a group of teachers of the physics department in the wake of his alleged “derogatory” remarks, forcing him...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.21

Whiff of witch hunt in charges on teacher

Visva-Bharati authorities framed charges against Rajesh K.V, an assistant professor of the department of drama and general secretary of Adhyapak Sabha, accusing him of visiting the academics and resea...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 28.02.21

Varsity refutes confinement claim

Visva-Bharati authorities on Saturday refuted the charges of confining teachers for six hours on Friday to try and “forcibly grab” a copy of a mass petition to the Prime Minister and the P...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.21

Rally for ouster of VC Bidyut Chakrabarty

Over 250 students and academics from Presidency University, Calcutta University and Jadavpur University led a march from Bolpur station to the Visva-Bharati in Santiniketan on Tuesday demanding the re...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.21

Visva-Bharati VC urged to resign

The SFI on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty for allegedly gagging democratic activities on campus and asked varsity authorities to unconditionally...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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