Jadavpur University: News

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.

11 Jun 2020

West Bengal

NIRF ranking: IIT Madras ranked best engineering institute again

On Thursday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank unveiled the NIRF rankings for the year 2020.

15 Feb 2020

West Bengal

JNUSU leader denied permission for gatherings in Bengal, tensions follow

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, has no dearth of critics and President of JNU Students' Union, Aishe Ghosh has joined the list.

06 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

What happened at JNU last night? All your questions answered

Terror took over Jawaharlal Nehru University last night when masked goons entered the campus, beat students and teachers as well as vandalized the campus. Over 20 people were injured.

16 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

IITs to DU: Protests spread across nation after Jamia violence

After violence broke out at Jamia Millia Islamia University campus on Sunday, student-led protests spread to other parts of the country.

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.

29 Sep 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.

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.

11 May 2019


#DidiRaj: BJP worker arrested for posting meme on Mamata Banerjee

There's tolerance and then there's Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee's version of tolerance. According to her definition, one can't crack jokes or make memes on her.

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.

16 Jan 2019


India registers 25 universities in 2019 global emerging economies rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) has released its 2019 rankings for universities in emerging economies, and 25 Indian higher education institutes have made it to the top 200.

06 Jan 2019

West Bengal

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.

03 Dec 2018


IISc-Bangalore, IIT-Bombay rank among world's top 200 engineering, tech universities

IISc-Bangalore has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the subject category 'Engineering and Technology' in 2019 Times Higher Education rankings.

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.

25 Oct 2018

South Korea

QS rankings Asia: IIT-Bombay named as top Indian institute

Having secured the 33rd position, IIT-Bombay has been ranked as the top Indian educational institute in the latest QS rankings for Asian universities, which was released on Wednesday.

27 Sep 2018


Record 49 Indian universities among the world's best; IISc tops

According to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019, published Wednesday, India saw a record 49 universities being chosen among the world's best.

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.

07 Jun 2018


QS-Rankings: IITs, IISc among top-200, 24 Indian institutes in list

Three Indian institutes have made it to the top-200 in the QS World University Rankings 2019, with IIT-Bombay jumping 17 places to displace IIT-Delhi as the topper.

26 May 2018


#CareerBytes: Best engineering colleges, other than IITs, NITs

Given the vast prospects that it offers, Engineering remains one of the most preferred courses in India after Class-12.

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.

05 Apr 2018


Best engineering colleges (other than IITs, NITs) after 12th Class

Given the vast prospects that it offers, Engineering remains one of the most preferred courses in India after Class-12.

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.

21 Mar 2018


62 higher-education institutions get autonomy: What does it mean?

In a first, the University Grants Commission (UGC) awarded full autonomy to as many as 62 institutions of higher education.

08 Mar 2018


More vandalism cases: Gandhi, Ambedkar's statues targeted in Kerala, TN

A strange new trend seems to have gripped the country. Two more incidents of statues being vandalized have come to the fore, taking the total number of such cases this week to five.

After Lenin, it's Periyar in TN, Shyama Mukherjee in Kolkata

A day after BJP supporters brought down communist leader Vladimir Lenin's statue in Tripura, similar incidents, purportedly a reaction, have been reported from TN and Kolkata.

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.

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.