Visva Bharati University
People  /  Published 01.08.22

An art teacher who has been popularising traditional mask-making among his students

Indian traditional masks Sarkar says masks can be categorised by their place of origin. “There are different types of masks in India in different states, most are based on deities as well as on...
By Jaismita Alexander

News  /  Published 21.07.22

Jadavpur University professor Samantak Das found dead at home

Police said when he did not wake up till late on Wednesday morning, a domestic help pushed the door that was locked from inside. She is then said to have peeped into the room through a small gap and s...
By Our Bureau in Jadavpur

Events  /  Published 25.04.22

READ India follows in the footsteps of Tagore to educate and empower in Birbhum

A hundred years is a long time in history. But with clarity of vision and the sense of purpose built upon a values-based approach, it is also the time and space to architect a new future that is inclu...

People  /  Published 29.03.22

Tagore hoped for a complete awakening of villages, starting with Sriniketan: Uma Das Gupta

He appealed that the Sriniketan work be just judged not by size, but by its worth. And I will end with a quotation from him which is important,  “I alone cannot take responsibility for the...
By Upasya Bhowal

West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.22

Tagore scholar dies aged 96

Eminent Tagore scholar Somendranath Bandopadhyay passed away in Calcutta on Friday evening at 96. Many academics, teachers and veterans in Santiniketan considered his demise the end of an era in Sant...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty


West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.22

Two principals exit varsity executive council

The principals of two departments at Visva-Bharati on Wednesday stepped down as ex-officio members of the varsity’s executive council following “appeals” by students who said the duo...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.22

Registrar dubs student protest a ‘life threat’

“They confined me for over 24 hours and later informed me that I could go out.The unruly mobs are right outside my chamber, because of which which I feel insecure and consider (the situation) a ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

West Bengal  /  Published 01.03.22

Students scale up hostel protest

Around 300 students of Visva-Bharati gheraoed varsity registrar Ashish Agrawal in his office since Monday morning after bringing to a halt academic and administrative activities on campus, to demand t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

News  /  Published 21.02.22

Visva-Bharati faculty member delivers lectures on Indo-Aryan literature at IIT Gandhinagar

Distinguished scholar of Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Pali, JR Bhattacharya delivered two lectures titled ‘Jain Canonical Literature’ and ‘Prakrit Dramatic Literature’...
By Our Correspondent

West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.22

HC orders varsity to reinstate employee

Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered Visva-Bharati authorities to immediately reinstate a temporary employee who had been sacked in March last year. Sources said Chandranath Banerjee, who had joined...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan


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