July 17, 2024

Visva Bharati University temporarily suspends admissions amid student protest


Confirming that Vice Chancellor Bedyut Chakraborty is “under siege” due to continued turmoil from a section of students, Visva-Bharati University temporarily suspended the admissions process for its undergraduate and graduate courses on Monday, according to a notice.

As a group of students continued their sit-in in front of the vice chancellor’s official residence for the fourth day on Monday protesting the expulsion of three students, the university suspended the admissions process, claiming that the admissions cell needed material. The presence of venture capital in his office for his valuable suggestions.

All three were expelled by the Central University for alleged disorderly conduct during a protest against VC on campus on January 9 this year.

Meanwhile, a fight broke out between security guards and riotous students during the day when protesters attempted to put a wreath and posters on the door denouncing the expulsion of the three students and demanding the resignation of the conference, the students said. As the university is “currently under siege,” the admissions cell coordinator Visva Bharati said in the notice, the admissions process for the various university courses could not continue as usual.

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Since the Vice Chancellor is the Chairman of the Central Admissions Committee as well as the VB Admissions Coordination Cell, his advice and approval of valuable suggestions is routinely required. For this, the admission cell needs the real presence of the Rector of the University in his office. The notice said that in view of these unfavorable conditions as ordered by the competent authority, the admission process is temporarily suspended ”. However, Somnath Shaw, one of the expelled students, claimed it was a ‘pressure tactic’.

“They want to pressure us to withdraw the protest. But the entire university fraternity, the Bolpur audience is on our side. We are also calling for the admission process to be resumed. We are organizing a peaceful protest in front of the VC residence, in defiance to the rain, to denounce their actions, ”said Mr. Sow. Students, a section of the faculty, some Ashramites and local residents participated in a rally around Shantiniketan and the campus during the day demanding to retract the order to expel the three students.

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withdraw the CV and withdraw an earlier order to suspend work. Ten professors in charge of disseminating individual opinions on the situation of the university under the direction of the current CV.

A Visva Bharati official said the three students, two from the economics department and one from the music department, were housed for three years on August 23. The official said the students had the opportunity to defend their case before the university’s appointed commissioner of investigation, but were “determined and intolerant.”