Amartya Sen

Nalanda University's vice-chancellor quits over sexual assault by students

Nalanda University's vice-chancellor quits over sexual assault by students

Based on the vision of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, the Nalanda International University came into existence on 25 November 2010 in Bihar's Nalanda district.

Mar 30, 2017, 10:47 AM IST
Improve quality of education, not just increase number of institutions: President to West Bengal

Improve quality of education, not just increase number of institutions: President to West Bengal

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked the West Bengal government to focus on providing quality education environment and not just aim at increasing the number of educational institutions.

Jan 20, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Nalanda University chancellor George Yeo resigns, says he wasn't notified about leadership change

Nalanda University chancellor George Yeo resigns, says he wasn't notified about leadership change

Nalanda University is located in the Buddhist pilgrim town of Rajgir in Nalanda district.

Nov 25, 2016, 12:12 PM IST

Indians have been "much too tolerant" of intolerance: Amartya Sen

 Indians have been "much too tolerant" of intolerance, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said on Friday and asked people to "work hard" to preserve the tradition of tolerance and plurality which he said was not being done adequately.

Feb 12, 2016, 23:21 PM IST

Netaji''s ''death'' being used for petty politics: Amartya Sen

 The circumstances of the "death" of Subhas Chandra Bose are being used for petty politics at a time when India badly needs Netaji`s vision of justice, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen said on Saturday.

Jan 23, 2016, 17:13 PM IST

India needs Netaji's vision of justice: Amartya Sen

Observing that the country was in a situation where secularism was construed as a bad word, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday said Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose`s vision of equity and justice was badly required in all spheres of life.

Jan 23, 2016, 13:58 PM IST
Need tolerance in India very badly, says Amartya Sen

Need tolerance in India very badly, says Amartya Sen

Sen discussed the influence and contributions of early 19th century poet Henry Louis Vivian Derozio in education and society.

Jan 20, 2016, 15:50 PM IST

Amartya Sen hails Delhi government's odd-even rule

Amartya Sen praised the Delhi government's car rationing 'odd-even' scheme.

Jan 07, 2016, 01:32 AM IST

Re-examine literacy criteria for panchayat polls: Amartya Sen

There is a need for a Constitution bench to deliberate on the Supreme Court's upholding of the Haryana government's decision to make literacy an essential criterion to contest panchayat elections, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has said.

Dec 18, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Interference in academic matters extreme under NDA regime: Amartya

The extent of government intervention in academic matters has become "extraordinarily common" and often "politically extreme" under the NDA regime, says Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

Aug 16, 2015, 13:39 PM IST

Centre not interfering, says IIT-Kharagpur

At a time when Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has criticised the central government for interfering in academia, the IIT-Kharagpur director has said that the ministry of Human Resource Development has not created any road blocks in its autonomy.

Jul 10, 2015, 12:12 PM IST

Bihar is victim of Amartya Sen's intellect: Giriraj Singh

Union Minister Giriraj Singh today took a dig at Amartya Sen saying Bihar was a "victim" of his intellect, days after the Nobel Laureate economist hit out at the BJP-led Centre over its "interference" in academia.

Jul 08, 2015, 19:35 PM IST
Amartya Sen says Modi govt ousted him from Nalanda University

Amartya Sen says Modi govt ousted him from Nalanda University

Months after he withdrew his candidature as chancellor of Nalanda University, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has now said that the Narendra Modi-led government wants to seize direct control over academic institutions.

Jul 07, 2015, 11:43 AM IST

Yeo played 'key role' in setting up Nalanda University: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday justified the decision to name former Singapore finance minister George Yeo as the Chancellor of the Nalanda University, stating that he had played a 'key role' in its establishment.

Jun 01, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

Former Singapore FM Yeo to be Nalanda University Chancellor

Former Singapore finance minister George Yeo will take over as the Chancellor of the Nalanda University, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed on Saturday.

May 30, 2015, 15:01 PM IST

Amartya Sen's withdrawal sad day for Nalanda: Sugato Bose

Coming out in support of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, who has decided to withdraw his candidature as Nalanda University chancellor, academician and Trinamool MP Sugata Bose Saturday said it was a "sad day" for the prestigious multi-country initiative and termed the central government`s role as not being conducive to the autonomy of the institution.

Feb 22, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

Won't reconsider decision without academic independence: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday night ruled out reconsidering his decision not to seek a second term as Chancellor of Nalanda University since that would require a change in the position of the government on the academic independence of Nalanda University.

Feb 21, 2015, 21:45 PM IST
Amartya Sen is a national treasure, only BJP can humiliate a man of his stature: Congress

Amartya Sen is a national treasure, only BJP can humiliate a man of his stature: Congress

The Congress party on Saturday slammed BJP for mistreating noted economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, saying the Narendra Modi government must refrain from politicising the issue of extending his term as Chancellor of Nalanda University.

Feb 21, 2015, 10:23 AM IST

Nalanda University issue: Opposition parties slam BJP over Amartya Sen's quitting

Opposition parties on Friday slammed the BJP government over Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's decision to withdraw his candidature as Nalanda University Chancellor for a second term, saying "dumping" him from the post was a "shame" and a "sad day" for the university.

Feb 20, 2015, 23:29 PM IST

Clear view that government doesn't want me: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Friday said that despite Nalanda University Visitor, President Pranab Mukherjee, being in favour of his continuing as chancellor and the university governing board having immediately "minuted" its decision to select him, there was a "clear view" that the government does not want him.

Feb 20, 2015, 23:29 PM IST