Jadavpur University

  • Two students in judicial custody in connection to Jadavpur molestation case 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: Students hold protest, demand fresh probe September 16, 2014

    Kolkata: The students of Jadavpur University in Kolkata held a massive protest outside the university campus on Tuesday night. The agitating students were demanding a fresh probe into a molestation incident in which a woman student was dragged to the men's hostel and sexually assaulted by a group of ten...
  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University student molested in boys hostel September 2, 2014

    Jadavpur: A student of the renowned Jadavpur University in West Bengal has alleged molestation at the hands of a group of male students. The victim, a second year History (Hons) student, has alleged that she was attacked by as many as 10 male students during a college festival on the...
  • Kolkata: Final year IT student found hanging from ceiling of hostel room August 5, 2014

    Kolkata: A 22yearold student of Jadavpur University, who had appeared for his campus interview in the morning, was found hanging in his hostel room on Wednesday, police said. Manish Ranjan was found hanging in his hostel room in the second campus of the university in Salt Lake, Bidhannagore police said. Ranjan, who...
  • Kolkata: Jadavpur University VC, proVC resigns October 22, 2013

    Jadavpur University ViceChancellor Souvik Bhattacharya, who along with the provice chancellor and the registrar was ghearoed for 51 hours by students in September, has resigned citing personal reasons. "I have sent my resignation to the chancellor. I am yet to get the acceptance," Bhattacharya told PTI in Kolkata on Tuesday. Bhattacharya,...
  • Jadavpur University students free Vice Chancellor after 50-hours of gherao September 20, 2013

    The Vice-Chancellor, pro Vice-Chancellor and registrar of Jadavpur University were freed by the Students on Friday after 50-hours of gherao. The students were protesting against the suspension of two engineering students on the charges of ragging. The students were demanding that the punishment meted out to the two students be...
  • Students continue to gherao Jadavpur University VC, pro-VC as protests continue September 20, 2013

    The Vice-Chancellor, Pro- Vice-Chancellor and Registrar of Jadavpur University continued to be under gherao for the third day on Friday by a section of engineering faculty students demanding withdrawal of suspension order of two students on charges of ragging. University authorities told PTI that VC Souvik Bhattacharya and pro-VC Siddhartha Dutta...
  • Kolkata: Jadavpur University students lock VC to protest suspension of students September 19, 2013

    A group of students of the Jadavpur University in Kolkata laid siege to offices and locked in the varsity's vice chancellor, assistant vice chancellor and the registrar hostage for the last 24 hours and other officials to protest the suspension of two students for ragging, an official said on Thursday....
  • WB: Two Jadavpur University students expelled for ragging junior September 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Two Jadavpur University students have been expelled from their college for two semesters after they were found guilty of ragging a junior student. The fourth year Engineering Faculty students have also been expelled from their college hostel. The university's anti-ragging committee probed the complaint of the victim and submitted its...
  • Katju describes Mamata as 'intolerant and whimsical' November 29, 2012

    Kolkata: Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju has described West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as "intolerant and whimsical" and warned she would lose power if she did not change. In a letter to her, Katju sought action against policemen who arrested Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra and...