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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government on Friday rejected Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's contention that it does not want him to continue as Nalanda University Chancellor, saying there was no attempt to "curtail" his tenure and claimed that it was yet to receive the approved minutes of the Governing Board of Nalanda University (GBNU).
While Indian mathematicians made brilliant contributions in the field of the study, the Indians also learned from ancient Babylon, Greek and Romans, Nobel laureate in economics Amartya Sen said Monday.
"For me this chair is still empty and waiting and inviting millions of left out children," wrote Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi under a chair at the Nobel Museum here, thus keeping with the tradition of a unique kind of autograph given by the laureates.
A bicycle and a book on mathematics belonging to economist Amartya Sen, a notepad of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa and a wooden bear that was on the desk of Finnish politician Martti Ahtisaari - personal collectibles belonging to various Nobel laureates are coming to India, with the Stockholm-based Nobel Museum`s exhibition making its debut in this country.
Annoyed by the statement of the economist Amartya Sen that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will not be the best prime minister for the country, party leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said that Sen is not an Indian in the proper sense and that he functions as a foot soldier of the Indian culture.
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said the Gujarat riots of 2002 are not comparable with the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984, rejecting Infosys chief N R Narayanamurthy`s view that the post-Godhra violence should not stand in the way of Narendra Modi becoming prime minister.