Frequent campus violence, bulk copy, irregularities in the admission procedures, frequent student protests over trivial issues plaguing West Bengal educational institutions, which at one time produced some of the most well-known people, both leaders and scientists in India.
One of the prestigious state institutions, jadavpur University, remained the epicenter of a large-scale student campaign that resulted in an unprecedented step because the Vice-Chancellor asked the step-down by chief Minister Mamata Banerjee when she made an unannounced visit to the University.
The student movement, which had a wide character with many jadavpur University alumni around the world, expressing solidarity has its roots in the demand by students for independent probe into the alleged rape of a female student.
Subsequent “violent” police crackdown on the agitation of students gradually turned, resulting in the Vice-Chancellor of Abhijit Chakrabrti stepping down in the face of what he called “undemocratic” and “unconstitutional” stir triggered “politically affiliated students.
Sarcastically, Chakrabarti predecessor Souvik Bhattacharya put in his papers, citing personal reasons almost a month after he was locked up for more than 50 hours students, demanding the reinstatement of two students suspended on charges of crushing.
However, in the academic circles of the University of claim, an outstanding educator and publicist resigned due to the lack of cooperation in the section of teachers close to the ruling Trinamool Congress, which the accused as her previous Marxist predecessors, because of the politicization of the education system in the state.
As teachers and former Vice-chancellors accused of political interference, particularly of the ruling Trinamool, “anarchy”, they also claimed that students tended to agitate for “all and all”.