Accusing the students of indulging in drug and alcohol abuse, outgoing Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti Tuesday claimed he had to step down in the face of "undemocratic" and "unconstitutional stir initiated by students with political affiliations.
Even as Jadavpur University students Monday went euphoric over the news of vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti resigning, questions were being raised over the legality of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announcing the stepping down.
Jadavpur University's vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabati resigned from his post on Monday after West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee stepped in amidst protests by students demanding his resignation.
Accusing the Trinamool Congress government of destroying student-friendly atmosphere in educational institutions, ABVP Monday alleged that no step has been taken to solve the impasse at Jadavpur University which has been going on since last five months.
As another Jadavpur University student was on Saturday hospitalised while on an indefinite hunger strike demanding resignation of the vice-chancellor, the Governor asked the VC to take immediate action on a report relating to a molestation case.
Contributors to the Bengali Wikipedia from India and Bangladesh will gather at a two-day conference here beginning Friday to exchange ideas and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bengali Wikimedia community.
The Jadavpur University Special and 59th Annual Convocation turned embarrassing for both its Chancellor, who is also the West Bengal Governor, and the Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday after they were confronted with protests and slogans by a large section of its students.
The 59th annual convocation of Jadavpur University here Wednesday was marred by slogan-shouting and black flag demonstrations with a large section of students and teachers boycotting the event to press their demand for removal of vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti.
The restoration of the iconic Writers' Buildings, seat of Bengal administration since Independence, has gone a step ahead with the submission of two parts of the four-part final report by an expert committee to the state PWD department.
Forming human chains, enacting skits and indulging in a public display of affection, students of the prestigious Jadavpur and Presidency universities Wednesday hosted the "Kiss of Love", protest deriding moral policing.