Jadavpur University

  • Kolkata: Jadavpur University VC, pro-VC resigns October 22, 2013

    Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Souvik Bhattacharya, who along with the pro-vice 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...
  • WB: Jadavpur University student gets death threat October 11, 2012

    Kolkata: An engineering student of Jadavpur University received death threats after he became a victim of a sustained ragging campaign for the second time in two years. Siddhant Mundra said that he received two letters threatening that he would be killed if he didn't drop out of the university. The student,...
  • Mamata cartoon row: 'Professor was harassed' August 13, 2012

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) on Monday found the state police guilty of harassing Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra and his neighbour Subrata Sengupta. Both were arrested by the West Bengal police for allegedly circulating e-mails of a controversial picture collage of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and...
  • Jadavpur University admission process begins, click here to apply June 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The admission process for enrolment in B.Sc.(Honours), B.A.(Honours), B.Ed, M.A., M.Phil and Library Science has started at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Candidates aspiring to join this centre of excellence may log on to http://juadmissions.org/ to register and apply. The university, one of the top centres of learning in India, usually asks...
  • 'Are public interest questions infuriating?' May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: During her interaction with Kolkata's students and others on CNN-IBN, West Bengal Chief Minister bristled at every question that brought up the issue of intolerance and insensitive statements from the authorities. She branded most of these as 'Maoist' or 'CPI(M)' questions. However, two specific questions incensed her to a...
  • WB: Cartoon not the reason behind Professor's arrest? April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: It now seems that distributing satirical cartoon of Mamata Banerjee may not be the real cause behind the assault and subsequent harassment of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra. Rather a clash of interests between the housing society residents and Trinamool Congress-builders nexus is emerging as the root of...
  • FTN: Are Indian leaders intolerant of dissent. April 17, 2012

    A Jadavpur University professor was arrested after he forwarded some "anti-Mamata" cartoons to his friends. ...
  • The Last Word: Mamata Banerjee - intolerant or insecure? April 16, 2012

    A Jadavpur University professor was arrested after he forwarded some "anti-Mamata" cartoons to his friends. ...
  • Bengal arrests: Scientists ask PM to intervene April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Perturbed over the arrest of an eminent scientist who opposed eviction of slum dwellers in Kolkata, a group of scientists has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh decrying West Bengal government's action and sought his immediate intervention. A number of scientists from across the country and some...
  • Cartoon row: Mamata in damage control mode? April 15, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is fast losing friends and making foes following the attack on a Jadavpur University professor for a cartoon lampooning her. On Saturday, however, the first signs of damage control by the West Bengal government was apparent when four Trinamool Congress workers were arrested for...
  • Mamata steps back, prof in toon row fears for life April 14, 2012

    Kolkata: Finally an attempt at damage control by the West Bengal government in an anti-Mamata Banerjee cartoon row. Four alleged Trinamool Congress workers were arrested on Saturday for assaulting Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra who was on Friday arrested for allegedly spreading 'anti-Mamata Banerjee' cartoons on the Internet. But unlike...
  • Cartoon row: I will continue to use such humour, says Prof April 14, 2012

    Professor Ambikesh Mahapatra of the Jadavpur University was arrested and released on bail for forwarding "anti-Mamata" cartoons to his friends via the university email system. ...
  • Mamata toon row: bail for 4 held for assault April 14, 2012

    Kolkata: The four people arrested for allegedly assaulting Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra have been released on bail and on a personal bond of Rs 500 rupees. This came a day after Ambikesh was arrested for sharing a satirical anti-Mamata cartoon with others through the university e-mail system and later...
  • Cartoon row: Mamata banning free speech? April 14, 2012

    Kolkata: It was a cartoon on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that earned Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra and his neighbour Subrata Sengupta, the West Bengal government's ire. The two are now out on bail, after being arrested for sharing the satirical cartoon with others through the university e-mail system. Mahapatra alleges...
  • Mamata defends arrest of professor over cartoons April 14, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday defended the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor over his cartoons on the internet putting her in poor light and she blamed CPI-M for raising trivial issues to "malign" her. "They don't do any work but think...
  • Anti-Mamata toons: WB minister defends arrest April 13, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Sports and Transports Minister Madan Mitra on Friday defended the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor and his neighbour for allegedly spreading "anti-Mamata Banerjee" cartoons on the Internet. "Those who call themselves professors, if they do such ugly things, will never be forgiven. People of Bengal will...
  • Bengal professor arrested for anti-Mamata toons April 13, 2012

    Kolkata: A Jadavpur University professor and his neighbour were arrested on Friday morning for allegedly spreading "anti-Mamata Banerjee" cartoons on the Internet. Ambikesh Mahapatra, a teacher with the Chemistry Department of the University, and his neighbour, Subrata Sengupta, were picked up on Thursday night by the police for allegedly...
  • Univ students protest, lock up V-C in Kolkata September 9, 2010

    Kolkata: Students of Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday gheraoed the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar while protesting against the university authorities' decision to install Close Circuit Television Cameras cameras on campus. They were also protesting against rules like restrictions of students' movements on campus, as well as mandatory carrying of...
  • JU students harrased by cops, hit streets in protest June 9, 2008

    Kolkata: Students of Jadavpur University have hit the streets in protest because some of them say they were harassed for suspected links with Naxalites. This is after police raided a house near the university where five of their colleagues run a woman's organisation. The organisation Matangini Mahila Samity works against...
  • Flower power: Kolkata engineers play herbal Holi March 20, 2008

    Kolkata: Plucking marigold petals is not what mechanical engineering students of Jadavpur University in Bengal usually do. But in the run up to this Holi, that's precisely what they're doing, as part of an effort to manufacture and popularise the use of herbal gulal. “The traditional colours available in the...
  • Kolkata to tune into community radio June 20, 2007

    Kolkata: The coming of community radios is long overdue in this part of the country. And in a few months, Jadavpur University's community radio might well be the first station that gives a break to talented singers like this student, who is eyeing a career in music. The university is...