Failed To Retain Glory Of Visva Bharati, Says Vice Chancellor

Failed To Retain Glory Of Visva Bharati, Says Vice Chancellor

Bidyut Chakraborty took over the reins of the central varsity in 2018 (File)

Kolkata:

Visva-Bharati Vice Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty, within the eye of the storm over a number of points — together with his allegation {that a} part of lecturers and non-teaching employees was accountable for the varsity’s downslide — admitted on Sunday that he has did not retain the glory of the august establishment.

Mr Chakraborty, who took over the reins of the central varsity in 2018, stated Tagore’s Visva Bharati is longer what it was, as its heritage has not been effectively protected.

“I’ve at all times asserted that Visva-Bharati belongs to all of us. It’s our collective accountability to guard the legacy of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. However we’ve got not been in a position to carry out that accountability,” he stated at a operate on the college campus.

“We failed to guard the heritage of Visva-Bharati. We now have not been in a position to preserve Tagore’s Visva-Bharati because it ought to have been. It leaves the long run technology with an enormous accountability…” he added.

The VC lately courted a number of controversies over his choices, equivalent to constructing boundary fence across the Pous Mela floor and accusing Nobel laureate Amartya Sen of occupying Visva-Bharati land illegally.

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In an open letter final month, after the varsity fell from the thirty seventh place to the fiftieth within the Nationa Institutional Rating Framework (NIRF) report, he had stated that a number of stakeholders didn’t carry out their roles successfully, resulting in the downswing.

The Visva Bharati College School Affiliation, in its reply, stated Mr Chakraborty was “unfairly placing the blame on stakeholders whereas absolving himself of any accountability”.

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