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Famine Tales from India and Britain: Project employs graphic and folk artists to illustrate perils of scarcity
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Famine Tales from India and Britain: Project employs graphic and folk artists to illustrate perils of scarcity

The Famine Tales project aims to initiate a cross-cultural dialogue on food security and famines as urgent matters of concern, as opposed to distant episodes in history

Jadavpur University final semester exams for Arts, Science streams will be held online; dates yet to be fixed
India

Jadavpur University final semester exams for Arts, Science streams will be held online; dates yet to be fixed

The university said that students facing internet issues will have to answer the questions on paper and submit the answer sheet in a sealed envelope within a stipulated time

Researchers from Jadavpur University work on simulation for ISRO to ensure soft landing for the lander on the moon, other planets
science

Researchers from Jadavpur University work on simulation for ISRO to ensure soft landing for the lander on the moon, other planets

The project is part of ''Respond programme'' by ISRO with premier academic institutions related to space science, space technologies.

Polish student at Jadavpur University, served 'Leave India Notice' for attending anti-CAA rally, moves Calcutta High Court
India

Polish student at Jadavpur University, served 'Leave India Notice' for attending anti-CAA rally, moves Calcutta High Court

The Polish citizen also gave a representation to the FRRO praying for reconsideration since he had only four months left to complete his full-time Masters' programme at the university

Polish student at Jadavpur University told to leave India after he attended anti-CAA rally in Kolkata
India

Polish student at Jadavpur University told to leave India after he attended anti-CAA rally in Kolkata

Kamil Siedcynski, Polish student of Comparative Literature, was asked by the FRRO to leave the country within a fortnight for 'conduct deemed inappropriate for a foreign national on student visa'

Students protest against CAA, NRC outside Victoria Memorial as BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta addresses Kolkata Literary Meet session
India

Students protest against CAA, NRC outside Victoria Memorial as BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta addresses Kolkata Literary Meet session

Hundreds of Left-wing students descended on the road outside the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata on Wednesday evening, protesting against CAA, NRC and BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta who took part in an event on the grounds of the iconic monument

West Bengal BJP leader and Netaji's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose says 'atmosphere of fear' created over CAA, urges Centre to include Muslims in law
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West Bengal BJP leader and Netaji's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose says 'atmosphere of fear' created over CAA, urges Centre to include Muslims in law

‘An atmosphere of fear is being created on the issue of citizenship. This applies to both the ruling party and the opposition parties. Just because the law has been passed by Parliament, it can't be used to bulldoze people by ignoring the protests. The same applies to opposition parties which are deliberately misleading the masses', said West Bengal BJP vice president Chandra Kumar Bose

As vice-chancellors walk tightrope between protests and protocol, creation of room for dissent may remedy admin lapses at campuses
India

As vice-chancellors walk tightrope between protests and protocol, creation of room for dissent may remedy admin lapses at campuses

The violence witnessed within Jamia Millia Islamia, AMU and JNU stirred up a movement seeking safety within campuses all over the country, serving as a reminder of the strength of politics, but also showing the administrative heads of the affected institutions in a grim light

From Jadavpur to JNU, student protests gained momentum since 2014; India ranks third in number of attacks on education community
India

From Jadavpur to JNU, student protests gained momentum since 2014; India ranks third in number of attacks on education community

Attacks at three university campuses – Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) – within a span of three weeks resulted in injuries to students and raised questions on the role of the police in containing such violence and the safety of varsities in the country

Babul Supriyo gets into spat with Muslim student over CAA on Facebook, tells him 'pack off to your country'
India

Babul Supriyo gets into spat with Muslim student over CAA on Facebook, tells him 'pack off to your country'

BJP minister Babul Supriyo recently threatened a Muslim youth on Facebook to 'pack off to your country' for his social media post seeking to know the Union minister's 'education level'

Jadavpur University professor attacked while returning from anti-CAA rally, claims BJP activists beat her for objecting to hate speech
India

Jadavpur University professor attacked while returning from anti-CAA rally, claims BJP activists beat her for objecting to hate speech

A Jadavpur University teacher has alleged that she was "roughed up" by a few women activists of the BJP near the varsity campus for protesting against the disparaging remarks made against the institute and a particular community by a saffron camp member

After denying entry for convocation ceremony, Jadavpur University students want to 'rusticate' Jagdeep Dhankhar as Chancellor over governor's CAA stand
India

After denying entry for convocation ceremony, Jadavpur University students want to 'rusticate' Jagdeep Dhankhar as Chancellor over governor's CAA stand

On the warpath with West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, students of Jadavpur University have decided to rusticate him as the chancellor over a host of issues

Jadavpur University student tears copy of Citizenship Act to 'protest' against law while receiving degree at convocation
India

Jadavpur University student tears copy of Citizenship Act to 'protest' against law while receiving degree at convocation

Earlier on Tuesday, protesters blocked West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's entry into Jadavpur University, where he had gone to attend the annual convocation, prompting him to denounce the incident as "total collapse of rule of law".

Remembering Nabaneeta Dev Sen: Acclaimed writer, inimitable raconteur — and friend whose happiness was infectious
Life

Remembering Nabaneeta Dev Sen: Acclaimed writer, inimitable raconteur — and friend whose happiness was infectious

I shall always think of Nabaneeta Dev Sen in a red sari, with a huge bindi on her forehead, and the joy that came to her so naturally in sunshine or in rain, and which she shared with us so generously. I like to think of her on a cloud somewhere with all our old friends, continuing to do this: Sajni Mukherji writes.

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar says 'eagerly waiting' for Kali puja celebrations at Mamata Banerjee's residence
India

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar says 'eagerly waiting' for Kali puja celebrations at Mamata Banerjee's residence

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has invited him to her residence on Kali puja and he was 'eagerly waiting' to be a part of the celebrations.

Calcutta University secures 11th spot in QS India Rankings 2020, tops among all state-run varsities
India

Calcutta University secures 11th spot in QS India Rankings 2020, tops among all state-run varsities

Calcutta University has secured the 11th spot in QS India Rankings 2020, topping among the state-run universities, followed by Jadavpur University at 12

QS India University Rankings 2020: IIT Bombay tops for second consecutive year; IISc Bangalore second in list
India

QS India University Rankings 2020: IIT Bombay tops for second consecutive year; IISc Bangalore second in list

The annual university rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds were released on Wednesday and the QS India University Rankings saw several IITs dominating the list.

Week after students heckle Babul Supriyo, Jadavpur University calls upon 'stakeholders' to ensure free speech on campus
India

Week after students heckle Babul Supriyo, Jadavpur University calls upon 'stakeholders' to ensure free speech on campus

Nearly a week after Union minister Babul Supriyo was heckled at Jadavpur University by Left-leaning students, the varsity authorities on Wednesday appealed to 'all stakeholders' to ensure no one is stopped from exercising their right to free speech on campus

Jadavpur University incident: ABVP activists protest in Kolkata over 'attack' on Babul Supriyo, clash with police during march
India

Jadavpur University incident: ABVP activists protest in Kolkata over 'attack' on Babul Supriyo, clash with police during march

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday took out a rally in Kolkata to protest against the 19 September attack on Union Minister Babul Supriyo on the Jadavpur University campus

Babul Supriyo-students clash: West Bengal governor defends decision to visit Jadavpur University campus, says 'happy to get cooperation' from faculty
India

Babul Supriyo-students clash: West Bengal governor defends decision to visit Jadavpur University campus, says 'happy to get cooperation' from faculty

WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said he was left with no option but to rush to JU campus to 'rescue' Babul Supriyo, who was heckled and gheraoed by a section of students.