Jadavpur University: News

Bengal: 1 dead in Kolkata as Cyclone Remal makes landfall

The severe cyclonic storm "Remal" made landfall between the coasts of Bangladesh and West Bengal, with winds reaching up to 135 kmph, late on Sunday.

23 Aug 2023


Jadavpur University student was molested, paraded naked before death: Probe

The initial investigation into the tragic death of a first-year student of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, revealed that he was sexually molested and paraded naked in the hostel before his death by suicide, PTI reported.

20 Aug 2023

Dharmendra Pradhan

'Not satisfactory': Centre on Jadavpur University's report over student's death

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said the official report submitted by Jadavpur University (JU), Kolkata, to the University Grants Commission (UGC) on the tragic death of 17-year-old student Swapnadip Kundu was "not satisfactory," PTI reported.

17 Aug 2023


Assaulted, thrown out of room: JU students recount ragging horror

As many as nine current and former students of Jadavpur University in Kolkata have been arrested amid furor after Swapnadip Kundu, a first-year student, allegedly died by suicide following ragging by seniors.

13 Aug 2023

West Bengal

Kolkata: 3 arrested in Jadavpur University fresher's death case

The Kolkata Police on Sunday reportedly apprehended two more students of Jadavpur University (JU) over their alleged involvement in the mysterious death of a first-year student on Wednesday night at the boys' hostel.

27 Jan 2023


BBC documentary on PM Modi screened at Kolkata's Jadavpur University

The left-wing Students Federation of India (SFI) screened the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kolkata's Jadavpur University campus on Thursday evening, reportedly without any interference from the police or university administration.

16 Jul 2021


Several instruments of Civil Engineering Department of Jadavpur University missing

Several instruments of the Civil Engineering Department of Jadavpur University were found missing, the varsity Registrar Snehamanju Basu said.

13 Jul 2021

West Bengal

Varsities should have autonomy on holding entrance tests: Teachers' bodies

Several teachers' associations of the state-run universities of West Bengal on Monday said that varsities should be given the autonomy to decide on the issue of holding entrance tests at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

16 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

Violence in Jamia: V-C wants high-level inquiry, calls incident unfortunate

The Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Nagma Akhtar, is upset with how things shaped up yesterday and wants a high-level inquiry.

IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended 20 institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) of Madras and Kharagpur, University of Hyderabad, Benaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, to be granted the Institute of Eminence (IoE) tag.

22 Jul 2019


What are GATE toppers of last few years doing now?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the country's most competitive exams.

16 Jan 2019


Jadavpur professor, who likened girls' virginity to sealed bottles, removed

Kanak Sarkar, the professor of Jadavpur University, who equated virgin girls to a sealed bottle was on Wednesday divested of his duties with immediate effect.

06 Jan 2019


CAT 2018 results: 11 score 100-percentile; all male engineers

Now that the CAT 2018 results are out, it has been found that 11 of the over two lakh candidates who took the test have made it to the elite 100-percentile club.

20 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: JU receives first installment of Rs. 100cr central grant

Jadavpur University has received the first installment of Rs. 100cr central grant in pursuit of its excellence under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a scheme that provides financial-aid to selected universities to upgrade its research facilities.

29 Jul 2018


#CareerBytes: All about pursuing architecture in India

Ever been awed by the architectural beauty of the Taj Mahal or the intricacy of the Alhambra and wondered what brilliant minds conceived of such structures?

17 Jul 2018

West Bengal

Deadline to fill vacant seats in Calcutta University colleges extended

The last date of admission in some Calcutta University-affiliated colleges has been extended to August 20 from July 10 to fill up the vacant seats, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said today.

09 Jul 2018

West Bengal

Jadavpur University: Students continue hunger-strike, professors support them

In West Bengal's Jadavpur University, students, on a hunger strike for more than 48 hours, have found support from the professors, who have opted out of the admission process.

05 May 2018


Jadavpur University student sexually assaulted for smoking

An FIR was lodged against an unidentified person for allegedly sexually assaulting a 23-year-old student of Jadavpur University.

04 Apr 2018


NIRF 2018 ranking: IIT-Kharagpur ranks in top-list of five categories

Figuring in the top list in all five categories in NIRF 2018 ranking, IIT Kharagpur Director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti has said it is great to see the institution tops in architecture and law.

08 Nov 2017


Raya Sarkar and vigilante justice on social media

It all started on October 23 when Raya Sarkar, a 24-year-old California-based law student, put up a post on Facebook accusing two professors of Jadavpur University of sexual harassment.

25 Mar 2017

Bal Thackeray

Youth arrested under Section 66A for Yogi Adityanath's morphed image

22-year-old Rahat Khan of Greater Noida was arrested for allegedly posting morphed images of Yogi Adityanath on Facebook.