Visva Bharati
Opinion  /  Published 30.03.21

Blind spots in debate on academic freedom

Two recent events have reopened the debate on academic freedom. One was the departure of two eminent scholars from Ashoka University; the other, an ongoing confrontation between the vice-chancellor an...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 29.03.21

Basanta Utsav turns unofficial

Basanta Utsav, the time-honoured spring festival in the varsity town of Santiniketan that coincides with Holi, was celebrated here on Sunday at two different locations even as varsity officials made n...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.21

Visva-Bharati drama teacher suspended

Visva-Bharati authorities on Saturday night suspended assistant drama professor Rajesh K.V., also the general secretary of the Adhyapak Sabha, on charges of neglect of duty. Varsity sources said Raje...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.21

PM Modi's nominee now dissenter

The nominee of Prime Minister and Chancellor Narendra Modi in the executive council, Dulal Chandra Ghosh, on Tuesday led around 100 retired teachers and staff of Visva-Bharati, to protest in front of ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty 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


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

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.21

Kala Bhavana completed 100 years in 2019

In a letter to the artist, Asit Kumar Haldar, Abanindranath Tagore asked him not to be a gurumoshai and frighten students when teaching in “Bolpur”: “Remember, to teach bir...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

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 27.02.21

Varsity officials ‘shut in’ teachers for 6 hours

Over a dozen teachers of Visva-Bharati’s English department were allegedly “confined” in the central office by the varsity administration for six hours on Friday in an unprecedented ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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