JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

  • Jadavpur University and Presidency University students celebrate 'Kiss of Love' November 6, 2014

    Kolkata: After Kochi, the City of Joy witnessed its own 'Kiss of Love' edition by students of two universities to protest moral policing and promote gender sensitisation. Alleging the 'rise of religious fundamentalism and fanaticism', activists participated in a protest rally in Jadavpur, while in the north, a large number of...
  • Jadavpur University students hold phase 1 of referendum on controversy over VC October 31, 2014

    Kolkata: The first phase of a students' referendum on whether Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti should resign for calling in the police to break up a gherao on the night of September 17 was held. Around 87 per cent students of the 2,900-strong Arts faculty voted during the two-day referendum....
  • Jadavpur unrest: Students participate in referendum October 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University students on Thursday took part in a referendum in their bid to prove that they were unanimously demanding the resignation of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti. The students have been clamouring for the removal of Chakrabarti since September 17 when the university authorities allegedly ordered a police crackdown to...
  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University students to hold referendum on VC's resignation October 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Students of Jadavpur University, who are pressing for the resignation of its Vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti over calling in the police to break up a gherao on September 17, have decided to go for a referendum on the issue. "Around 8000-9000 students from all the three faculties of science, engineering...
  • West Bengal: Congress to table no-confidence motion against TMC government October 18, 2014

    Kolkata: The Congress in West Bengal has decided to table a no-confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government next month, state party chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Saturday. The Congress members would utilise the discussions to attack the Trinamool on issues like the Saradha chit fund scam, the student protests...
  • Jadavpur University students, teachers hold rallies, classes affected October 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Building up pressure on Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti to resign, students and teachers took out separate rallies in the campus as classes remained affected for the last one month. Marking the completion of one month of police crackdown against agitating students at the university, students brought out a fire-torch...
  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University blames teachers, students for academic loss October 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The Jadavpur University on Monday blamed teachers and students for "gross irregularities" that caused academic loss, triggering an angry retort from the teachers' association, which trashed the charge as a "blatant lie". A circular issued by the Registrar Pradip Ghosh, mailed to teachers and other staff members of the...
  • Amid clamour for removal, Abhijit Chakrabarty appointed Jadavpur VC October 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding the clamour for his removal, Jadavpur University interim Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty has been appointed as the full-time vice-chancellor (VC) of the varsity. After the resignation of Shouvik Bhattacharyya as the VC, Chakrabarty, a professor of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, (IIEST) Howrah, was made the interim...
  • 13 Kolkata students held for demonstrating, released October 3, 2014

    Kolkata: At least 13 students from various city colleges were taken into preventive detention for some time Friday for staging protests to show solidarity with Jadavpur University students who earlier subjected to an alleged police crackdown, police said. The students had gathered around a Durga Puja marquee in Salt Lake area...
  • Two students in judicial custody in connection to Jadavpur molestation case September 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Two Jadavpur University students arrested in connection with the alleged molestation of a woman student were on Saturday remanded to judicial custody till September 29 by a city court in Kolkata. "Nikhil Das, a student of third year, civil engineering, and Sonu Kumar, of second year, mechanical engineering, were presented...
  • Speculation over Jadavpur University pro-VC's resignation September 25, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as Jadavpur University students are demanding resignation of the Vice-Chancellor over police crackdown on the campus, speculation was rife on Thursday that Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta has resigned. University officials neither confirm nor deny the rumour about Professor Dutta's resignation. When contacted, JU registrar Dr Pradip Kumar Ghosh said,...
  • #Hokkolorob movement takes social media by storm; 1 lakh Jadavpur University students march against the VC to protest against sexual assault September 22, 2014

    Hok kolorob or 'let there be noise' is a revolution that started in Jadavpur University and spread like wildfire across the country. It all began when a female student was molested and assaulted on campus a few days ago. The students were outraged by the Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University...
  • Jadavpur students protesting ban on alcohol, not molestation, suggests Mamata's nephew September 22, 2014

    Kolkata: In the backdrop of protests in the Jadavpur student molestation case, TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee has sparked off a row. Posting on his Facebook page, the TMC leader suggested that students are protesting following the ban on liquor and other illegal substances...
  • West Bengal government decides to form probe panel on Jadavpur University's molestation case September 21, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to form a panel to investigate the recent case of alleged harassment of girl student in Jadavpur University, which has rocked the campus with students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation. Announcing this, state Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who went to the girl's...
  • Kolkata: College, university teachers lend support to Jadavpur University students September 21, 2014

    Kolkata: After Sunday's massive student demonstration in the city, college and university teachers on Saturday lent a hand to their cause holding a protestmarch against the Jadavpur University(JU) ViceChancellor's calling the the police inside the campus to break up a gherao. Teachers owing allegiance to the Leftminded West Bengal College and...
  • Kolkata protest echoes in city as students hold stir at Banga Bhawan September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The ripples of the protest by students in Kolkata against a police lathicharge on Jadavpur University students were felt on the streets of the national capital as students held a stir here demanding the "immediate resignation" of the JU Vice Chancellor and an impartial probe into the matter. Students...
  • West Bengal Governor asks Jadavpur University student delegation to maintain discipline September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Saturday advised the agitating students of Jadavpur University (JU), of which he is the chancellor, to maintain discipline and restore its 'peaceful atmosphere' from Monday. "A delegation of seven students of Jadavpur University met the chancellor. They put forth their grievances. The chancellor patiently...
  • Jadavpur University molestation: Students hold massive rally in Kolkata over police action September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: A massive rally by students and teachers of Jadavpur University hit the streets of the rain drenched Kolkata on Saturday afternoon. Protests have been raging against police action on agitating students inside the campus which left over 30 injured on Wednesday morning. The rally, which started from Nandan complex...
  • Jadavpur University website hacked, claims Registrar September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: With Jadavpur University students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation over a molestation case, an apology message attributed to the VC was on Saturday posted on the varsity website, which official sources denied claiming the website has been hacked. "I am sorry" was the message posted on the website in...
  • Jadavpur varsity students seek meeting with Bengal governor September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Protesting students of Jadavpur University plan to meet West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi with their demands at the culmination of a mammoth rally Saturday, a student said. As the campus continued to simmer with slogans and protest cries, the angry students Friday blocked the entry of the registrar and provice...
  • Jadavpur University students lift blockade, allow officials to enter varsity September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Agitating students at Jadavpur University have lifted the blockade allowing the ProVice Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta and Registrar Pradip Ghosh to enter their offices. The move by the students came after the ProVC gave a statement to the media saying that he did not support police action inside campus....
  • Jadavpur University protests: Won't have discussion with students September 19, 2014

    Jadavpur University students did not allow the Registrar and ProVice Chancellor to enter the campus and boycotted classes for the second consecutive day in protest against police action on them two days ago. Registrar Pradip Ghosh said, "We have been detained here. We were not allowed to enter our own...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students stop registrar from entering office September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University students on Friday did not allow the Registrar and ProVice Chancellor to enter the campus and boycotted classes for the second consecutive day in protest against police action on them two days ago. Registrar Pradip Ghosh, Pro ViceChancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta, along with other officials, sat outside the...
  • Jadavpur University: Governor seeks report, Mamata Banerjee says effort to defame state September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Thursday asked the state education minister to resolve the stalemate in Jadavpur University in the wake of Tuesday night's police action on the agitating students. However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, without making any reference, said "now a small incident is being blown out of...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: Governor seeks report as students continue protests September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: The protests at Kolkata's Jadavpur University over the hostel molestation incident continued on Thursday with the students boycotting their classes and holding demonstrations outside the campus. The police said that the University's Salt Lake campus also witnessed a protest rally by students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation. Governor KN Tripathi...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students allege TMC workers attacked them September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Protests in Jadavpur University over alleged molestation of a student continued on Thursday as the issue took a political turn with no lead on the culprit. Students have alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers attacked them late on Wednesday night and switched off the lights tactfully to catch them...
  • Some protestors who turned violent were outsiders, claims Jadavpur University VC September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Hours after clashes at the Jadavpur University over the alleged molestation of a student, Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty has claimed that there were some outsiders in the group of students who protested. His claims came after students alleged that policemen and teachers and staff, who are TMC supporters, beat...
  • Policemen came without female constables and pushed us: Jadavpur University student protestor September 17, 2014

    Students of the Jadavpur University held massive protests on campus on Tuesday night over the alleged molestation of a female student two weeks ago. Police resorted to lathicharge to break the protests. Students allege that teachers and staff, who are TMC supporters, beat up the protesters. More than 30 students...
  • Jadavpur University impasse can be solved through discussion: Partha Chatterjee September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Asserting that the West Bengal government will not tolerate student indiscipline under any circumstances, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday said that the impasse at Jadavpur University can be solved through discussions and negotiations. Chatterjee said that students should vent their grievances in a democratic way and not resort...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: 35 students arrested after protesting on campus September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Thirtyfive students from the Jadavpur University have been arrested after they held massive protests on campus on Tuesday night over the alleged molestation of a female student two weeks ago. The students surrounded the Vice Chancellor of the university alleging that the internal probe being conducted by the university...