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By Arnab Mitra

Kolkata: The students of Jadavpur University (JU) held a rally against the issue of the repeated harassment of female PhD students at the hands of male professors, today in the campus.

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Somlata Guha, a third year student of Philosophy told NewsGram (NG), “There have been several incidents of female students being manhandled by male professors in the past. This issue crops up very often, especially with the PhD students”.

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The students vehemently demanded that the authorities should immediately sack the guilty professors, else they would go on an indefinite hunger strike. They also remarked that attending the class with these predators is no less than an embarrassment.

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The general secretary of the students’ association, Shramon Bannerjee, while speaking to NG said, “The issue of molestation and harassment at the hands of professors has left us all in shame. We will place our demands in front of the vice chancellor and if he doesn’t take any action, the students of JU know how to make him act”.

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The situation in JU is very volatile at present, as students refuse to accept the treatment faced by their the female students at the hands of the male professors. Interacting with NG, the students firmly stated, “Either the VC will ask these professors to step down, or he shall have to resign from his post”.

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West Bengal Topper’s name Archisman Panigrahi Appears in Jadavpur University Merit List without Applying

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West Bengal Class 12 topper Archisman Panigrahi tops the Jadavpur University merit list without applying to the varsity. Wikimedia

Kolkata, July 14, 2017: West Bengal Class 12 topper Archisman Panigrahi is in a unique predicament, his name tops the Jadavpur University merit list in four subjects without him ever applying to the varsity.

“I never applied to Jadavpur University but I came to know through a friend that my name figured in the top in the merit list for physics, chemistry, geology, and mathematics. The marks and birthdate were not mine,” the student said.

He said he has informed the varsity authorities.

“I have written to the dean highlighting that I had not applied and I can see my name on the top,” he said.

According to varsity vice chancellor Suranjan Das the matter will be taken up with the cyber crime department of the police. (IANS)


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