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Bidyut Chakraborty
West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.22

Visva-Bharati registrar ‘quits’

The registrar of Visva-Bharati, Ashish Agrawal, on Tuesday informed varsity officials that he had sent his resignation to vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty, amid a fresh gherao by protesting students...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.21

Visva: Celebration after order 

Students and teachers of Visva-Bharati celebrated Calcutta High Court’s interim stay on the varsity’s decision to rusticate three protesting students by breaking their ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.21

‘Unrest complaint’ against VC for pay delay

A human rights activist on Saturday lodged a complaint with Santiniketan police, charging Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty and his associates “with creating social and economic u...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.21

Medicine crisis as Visva-Bharati halts pay

Nibait Mukhiya, a 79-year-old retired watchman of Visva-Bharati who lost his sight years ago, is having a tough time this July. The aged man is surviving without medicines and proper food as he is ye...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.21

SFI protests VC’s actions

Around 50 SFI activists staged a six-hour demonstration on the Visva-Bharati campus on Monday to protest against vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty’s alleged undemocratic ways in running the ins...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

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West Bengal  /  Published 19.01.21

Amartya: take back false charges

Economist Amartya Sen has described as “a crude attempt at harassment — or worse” the sudden abuse of his family’s property documents and asked the Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor to withdraw th...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.21

Support for sacked Visva-Bharati prof

Over 500 academics from institutions across the country and abroad have signed an online petition to protest Visva-Bharati’s “arbitrary decision” to suspend a professor for speaking ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.21

Amartya denies calling Visva-Bharati VC

Amid the controversy over Nobel laureate Amartya Sen telephoning Visva Bharati Vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty and introducing himself as Bharat Ratna, the famed economist has denied having an...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.20

Teachers: VC curbed freedom at Visva-Bharati

Visva-Bharati University Faculty Association has sent a letter to vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty, accusing him of lacking focus in academics and curtailing democratic environment on the campus whi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.20

SP cycles to gauge mood on wall

A group of senior police officers led by Birbhum district police chief Shyam Singh, dressed in ethnic-wear and riding bicycles, reached the doorsteps of half a dozen senior citizens of Santiniketan on...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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