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Santiniketan
West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.20

Security fear in hostels

Around 280 foreign students of Visva-Bharati have landed in a quandary as the authorities have begun vacating hostels following a coronavirus-related directive from the Centre. As connectivity to most...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.20

Varsity shut, students to leave hostels

Visva-Bharati has decided to close the university, hostels and also its two schools till March 31 and postpone all academic activities, including its own Class X board exams, from Saturday following a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.20

Santiniketan holds small Basanta Utsav fairs

After Visva-Bharati cancelled its annual festival of colours, Basanta Utsav, this year over University Grants Commission’s guidelines that advised against the conduct of mass gatherings on campuses ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.20

Virus block on Basanta Utsav

Visva-Bharati’s festival of colours — Basanta Utsav — will not be held for the “time being” following a University Grants Commission advisory to heads of all universities asking them not to ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.20

Query to Visva-Bharati doctor

Visva-Bharati authorities have sought an explanation from a senior medical officer on why he had referred an employee, who had earlier protested against several decisions of the varsity, to a Chennai ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

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West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.19

Time table turned on VC

Visva-Bharati’s association of non-teaching employees has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chancellor, complaining that vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty attends office “after 2.30pm...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.19

Professor life savings for aid of students

The husband of a Visva-Bharati professor who died last year has set up a trust with her life savings to assist underprivileged school and college students from rural backgrounds.Barsha Dutta, the husb...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 20.10.19

Visva-Bharati withdraws nod for workshop with ABVP wing

Visva-Bharati authorities on Sunday decided not to allow a cultural workshop with the Rashtriya Kala Manch, a wing of RSS student arm Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), with varsity sources sa...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.18

Petty crimes pockmark Santiniketan road

At least 12 incidents of snatching, theft and molestation have taken place over the past year in the Santiniketan neighbourhood near Visva-Bharati where the house of one of economist Amartya Sen’s c...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan(WestBengal)

West Bengal  /  Published 20.07.19

Rabindranath Tagore’s Japan collection

The Rabindra Bhavana museum at Visva-Bharati will publish a book on Rabindranath Tagore’s memorabilia from Japan and also organise an exhibition of the collections in January next year. Officials sa...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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