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Locals had long been using the route, and no restriction can be imposed all of a sudden, he said, adding that problems need to be solved amicably through discussions.(Surojit Hazra/ HT Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)

Visva Bharati administration stopped from building wall along road connecting Satiniketan, Sriniketan

By Press Trust of India | Posted byShankhyaneel Sarkar | Birbhum/Santiniketan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:58 PM IST
District Magistrate Vijay Bharti, who inspected the area on Thursday, said the wall, if built, could hinder people’s movement along the route.
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“Those who have imported the politics of fake videos and lies, those who are getting outsiders to visit your homes are making false commitments,” said Banerjee.(PTI)
“Those who have imported the politics of fake videos and lies, those who are getting outsiders to visit your homes are making false commitments,” said Banerjee.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Mamata says BJP using Visva Bharati for dirty politics and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:56 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Amartya Sen (File Photo/PTI)
Amartya Sen (File Photo/PTI)

Intellectuals protest against treatment meted out to Sen by Visva Bharati

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Poets Joy Goswami and Subodh Sarkar, singer Kabir Suman, painters Jogen Chowdhury and Suvaprasanna, theatre personality-turned-minister Bratya Basu and others assembled at the compound of the Academy of Fine Arts here to raise their voice on the issue.
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Amartya Sen (File Photo/PTI)
Amartya Sen (File Photo/PTI)

‘Count me as your sister’: Mamata Banerjee reaches out to Amartya Sen amid ‘land grab’ charges

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee, in an apparent reference to the opposition BJP, noted in a letter to Amartya Sen on Friday that some ‘nouveau invaders’ have now started baseless allegations against Sen.
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Union home minister Amit Shah pays tributes to Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore during his visit to Rabindra Bhawan, at Shantiniketan in Birbhum district.(PTI (Twitter image posted by @AmitShah)
Union home minister Amit Shah pays tributes to Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore during his visit to Rabindra Bhawan, at Shantiniketan in Birbhum district.(PTI (Twitter image posted by @AmitShah)

Cultural performances greet Amit Shah at Tagore’s Visva Bharati; TMC ups ante

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 03:07 PM IST
“I firmly believe that it was not the Nobel prize that acknowledged Tagore’s works. The Nobel prize found its own acknowledgement by honouring Tagore,” Amit Shah said after visiting Visva Bharati
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The offending placard. (HT Photo)
The offending placard. (HT Photo)

Placards welcoming Amit Shah placed Tagore below him, kicks up a row

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:29 AM IST
BJP leaders quickly removed the placards after local people, for whom Tagore is cultural pride, and students of Visva Bharati, Bengal’s only national university set up by the poet, raised objections.
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Visva Bharati Building. (HT ARCHIVE)
Visva Bharati Building. (HT ARCHIVE)

Visva Bharati takes action against CMO of varsity hospital

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:05 PM IST
The university authorities did not cite any reason for taking action against the CMO, Dr S S Debnath.
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Visva Bharati merit list for UG, PG courses.(Screengrab)
Visva Bharati merit list for UG, PG courses.(Screengrab)

Visva Bharati merit list for UG, PG courses released at vbu.ucanapply.com, here’s how to check

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Candidates who have appeared in the examination can check their result online at vbu.ucanapply.com.
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Superintendent of Police Shyam Singh along with other police official ride on bicycles inspecting the Visva-Bharati University area, in Bengal’s Birbhum on Sunday.(PTI)
Superintendent of Police Shyam Singh along with other police official ride on bicycles inspecting the Visva-Bharati University area, in Bengal’s Birbhum on Sunday.(PTI)

Police start survey at Visva Bharati in Bengal to seek opinions of senior residents

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2020 12:03 PM IST
On August 17, a large crowd of local people led by some Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, demolished two gates of the campus of Visva Bharati and vandalised construction material stocked by the authorities to build a wall around the ground where an annual fair is held.
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Locals in Bolpur in Bengal’s Birbhum district vandalised construction material stocked by authorities to build a wall around the ground of the Visva Bharati university where an annual fair is held.(ANI Photo)
Locals in Bolpur in Bengal’s Birbhum district vandalised construction material stocked by authorities to build a wall around the ground of the Visva Bharati university where an annual fair is held.(ANI Photo)

Visva Bharati seeks CBI probe into clashes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 03:07 AM IST
The university on Tuesday night issued a statement alleging that the police did not take any step to stop the vandalism although intimation was sent to the district magistrate, superintendent of police, the state chief secretary, home secretary and personal secretary to the chief minister.
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The wall around Visva Bharati that was demolished on Monday.(ANI)
The wall around Visva Bharati that was demolished on Monday.(ANI)

Visva Bharati university files police complaint against TMC MLA for vandalism, informs PMO

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:14 PM IST
The state’s only central university, of which the Prime Minister is the chancellor, named Naresh Bauri, a resident of Bolpur and TMC lawmaker from the district’s Dubrajpur constituency, in the complaint.
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Locals in Bolpur in Bengal’s Birbhum district vandalised construction material stocked by authorities to build a wall around the ground of the Visva Bharati university where an annual fair is held. (ANI)
Locals in Bolpur in Bengal’s Birbhum district vandalised construction material stocked by authorities to build a wall around the ground of the Visva Bharati university where an annual fair is held. (ANI)

Visva Bharati university closes campus after clashes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 02:26 AM IST
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee disapproved of the wall around the venue of Visva Bharati university’s fair and said: “I do not want any construction that destroys the beauty of Visva Bharati.”
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Locals in Bolpur in Bengal’s Birbhum district vandalised construction material stocked by authorities to build a wall around the ground of the Visva Bharati university where an annual fair is held.(ANI)
Locals in Bolpur in Bengal’s Birbhum district vandalised construction material stocked by authorities to build a wall around the ground of the Visva Bharati university where an annual fair is held.(ANI)

Locals oppose wall around Tagore’s Visva Bharati university ground, demolish gates

By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 04:50 PM IST
The local people and traders, for whom the Poush Mela in December on the university’s ground is a major source of income, are opposed to the wall.
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Students attend an outdoor class on the Visva Bharati campus in West Bengal’s Shantiniketan.(HT PHOTO.)
Students attend an outdoor class on the Visva Bharati campus in West Bengal’s Shantiniketan.(HT PHOTO.)

After Covid-19 scare in accounts section, salary delayed for staff at Visva Bharati

By Joydeep Thakur | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 04:29 PM IST
The university issued the notice only after Sudipta Bhattacharyya; president of the Visva Bharati University Faculty Association lodged a RTI on July 5 over the delay in salary for the month of June.
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The amount was handed over to the Block Development Officer of Bolpur on Wednesday. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The amount was handed over to the Block Development Officer of Bolpur on Wednesday. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Cyclone Amphan: Visva Bharati teachers donate Rs 1 lakh to CM s relief fund

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 06:53 PM IST
The Visva Bharati university authorities had in a notification on May 24 said that one day’s salary would be deducted from all permanent staff members for contribution to the CM’s relief fund to “stand by those who are in dire need of food and shelter”.
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Visva-Bharati University. (HT file)
Visva-Bharati University. (HT file)

Coronavirus scare: Visva Bharati postpones Vasanta Utsav introduced by Rabindranath Tagore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Vasanta Utsav was introduced by Rabindranath Tagore himself at Visva Bharati which was also founded by him.
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A protest rally against the CAA held at Park Circus crossing in Kolkata on Friday. (Image used for representation).(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
A protest rally against the CAA held at Park Circus crossing in Kolkata on Friday. (Image used for representation).(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)

Polish student at Jadavpur University asked to leave India for being part of anti-CAA rally

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 08:16 PM IST
In West Bengal, Kamil is the second student from a foreign country who has been asked to leave India by FRRO.
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(Surojit Hazra/ Hindustan Times)
(Surojit Hazra/ Hindustan Times)

Lack of funds could delay salary: Visva Bharati

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 04:24 AM IST
The university has about 400 faculty members, apart from 150 teachers in its school, Patha Bhavana, apart from more than 600 non-teaching staff.
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Students attend an outdoor class on the Visva-Bharati campus.(HT PHOTO.)
Students attend an outdoor class on the Visva-Bharati campus.(HT PHOTO.)

Visva Bharati issues gag order for faculty, non-teaching staff

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 05:36 AM IST
There have been tensions on the campus since October 2019 as Left-wing students have been opposing “the vice-chancellor [Bidyut Chakraborty]’s drive to saffronise Rabindranath Tagore’s sacred institution [VB].”
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The third student to be arrested is Sulabh Karmakar, who studies history. Earlier, two students, Achintya Bagdi and Saber Ali were arrested.(FILE PHOTO.)
The third student to be arrested is Sulabh Karmakar, who studies history. Earlier, two students, Achintya Bagdi and Saber Ali were arrested.(FILE PHOTO.)

Third accused in Visva Bharati violence arrested from Jharkhand

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2020 11:43 PM IST
On January 15, a fortnight after Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students were attacked allegedly by members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), at least two supporters of the Students Federation of India (SFI) were allegedly beaten up by ABVP members inside the Visva Bharati campus.
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Visva-Bharati University.(HT file)
Visva-Bharati University.(HT file)

Visva Bharati varsity locks up teachers’ association office amid campus tension

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:51 AM IST
An official spokesman of the varsity, however, said while Visva Bharati University Faculty Association claimed to have the support of around 300 teachers, they could not back it up and a room cannot be allotted to an organisation having two-three members.
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BJP MP SwapanDasgupta (left), along with Visva Bharati vice-chancellor, was locked inside a room of the varsity where he had been invited to speak on Citizenship Amendment Act, Jan 8, 2020.(Photo Credit: Swapan Dasgupta / Twitter)
BJP MP SwapanDasgupta (left), along with Visva Bharati vice-chancellor, was locked inside a room of the varsity where he had been invited to speak on Citizenship Amendment Act, Jan 8, 2020.(Photo Credit: Swapan Dasgupta / Twitter)

BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta, invited to speak on Citizenship Act, locked inside room at Bengal’s Visva Bharati

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 11:26 AM IST
Swapan Dasgupta, Visva Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty, some faculty members, staff and local BJP leaders accompanying the BJP MP had to stay inside a room for four hours after the seminar ended with students staging an agitation outside. The doors of the hall were locked from inside.
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President Ram Nath Kovind.(HT file)
President Ram Nath Kovind.(HT file)

President Kovind arrives at Santiniketan for Visva Bharati convocation

By Press Trust of India | Santiniketan (West Bengal)
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 09:43 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the ‘Paridarsaka’ (Visitor) of the university founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, was received by West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Durgapur.
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The Visva Bharati University has asked all the departments not to hold any programme which could be against the ethics of the institution set up by Rabindranath Tagore.(HT File Photo)
The Visva Bharati University has asked all the departments not to hold any programme which could be against the ethics of the institution set up by Rabindranath Tagore.(HT File Photo)

Following ‘lungi dance’ controversy, Visva Bharati asks all to maintain decorum

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2018 11:07 AM IST
The directive came in a notification following the “lungi dance” controversy over the Teachers’ Day celebration at the music department of the central university.
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There are a few thorny issues such as sharing of Teesta waters and Rohingya refugees that may come up for discussion between the three personalities who would be present on the dais of Visva-Bharati convocation on Friday.(Hindustan Times)
There are a few thorny issues such as sharing of Teesta waters and Rohingya refugees that may come up for discussion between the three personalities who would be present on the dais of Visva-Bharati convocation on Friday.(Hindustan Times)

Sheikh Hasina will be the first head of govt of a foreign country and Mamata Banerjee, the first CM, on Visva Bharati convocation dais

By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri | Hindustan Times, Santiniketan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2018 10:25 AM IST
The West Bengal chief minister would meet Sheikh Hasina in Kolkata on Saturday.
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