Swapan Chakravorty
Opinion  /  Published 01.11.21

Death of a teacher

When Ekalavya made a clay image of Dronacharya, he called to life a teacher from whom he longed to learn but who wasn’t there for him. Drona, the trainer of princes, was an absent teacher to the...
By Saikat Majumdar

People  /  Published 09.10.21

Professor Swapan Chakravorty: Reflections on his light and lightness

DC: I have very fond memories of Swapanda while travelling with him on work to London, Delhi etc. He was a big draw at the Battle of Ideas Festival one year. At a meeting on higher education research ...
By Debnita Chakravarti, Debanjan Chakrabarti in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.09.21

Professor Swapan Chakravorty no more

Swapan Chakravorty, a much loved former professor of English at Jadavpur University, died on Saturday evening after battling Covid-related complications for several weeks. He was 67. Chakravorty is s...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.19

Come August, Presidency University won’t have any chair professor

The lone distinguished university chair professor at Presidency University will retire next month.“The university has five chair professor posts. Four of them are vacant. We will not have a single d...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.19

Sugata call for focus on human resources

Presidency University needs to shift its focus “slightly from brick and mortar” to “developing human resources”, former mentor Sugata Bose reminded the institution at the farewell of one of it...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


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