Presidency University

Type: Organization
Name: Presidency University
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Renovated room for Presi teachers

Presidency University vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia (right in image top) and her predecessor Malabika Sarkar during the unveiling of a renovated staff room for English, history and philosophy professors on Monday. A mezzanine floor was added to the room ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 3 hours ago]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

9/10/2014: HT Metro: Presi’s economics dept head resigns

KOLKATA: Presidency University is witnessing an exodus of its faculty members and the latest to quit is Ambarish Ghosh, head of the economics department. Ghosh is the third faculty member to leave the university in a month. The other two who quit are ... [Published Hindustan Times - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

JU gains at Presi cost

On a day Neel Mukherjee made it to the Man Booker shortlist, his alma mater snapped up an academic from its fabled rival. The head of the Presidency University economics department, Ambar Nath Ghosh, has resigned and decided to return to Jadavpur University ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Another Presidency teacher resigns

Prof Ambar Ghosh said to be unhappy with work cultureStatesman News ServiceKolkata, 9 SeptemberThe head of the department of economics at Presidency University, Professor Ambar Ghosh, today tendered his resignation, apparently as he was not satisfied ... [Published The Statesman - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 2 reports

Prayers held for Baby Maudud

:08:25 A A- A+ The Chehlum of AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud has been held at her home. Senior journalist, writer, social worker, women rights activist and former MP Baby Maudud died at a Dhaka hospital on July 25 of cancer after a long battle aged 66. ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 3 reports

Irish scientists aid life form find

The soil came from the Singhbhum Craton in eastern India Irish and Indian scientists have rewritten Earth's history by finding oxygen producing life forms existed 60 million years earlier than thought.They believe these life forms are responsible for ... [Published BBC - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

'Unfair' cry over Presi prof transfer

A geology professor on lien who had wanted to quit the West Bengal Education Service so that he could stay back at Presidency University has been told he can’t, the caveat coming with a transfer order barely a month before his retirement. Harendranath ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Kolkata Institutes Falter In ‘Trust’ Test

KOLKATA: Are educational institutions in the city perceived poorly in the rest of the country? A survey of the most trusted schools, colleges and universities across India says so. It has laid bare the ugly truth that the best in our city are not as 'good' ... [Published Times of India - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

8/29/2014: Metro: Presidency University dean in a spot

KOLKATA: After registrar Prabir Dasgupta, now it is the turn of dean of students of Presidency University Deboshruti Roychowdhury to face the wrath of the state. Roychowdhury had criticised the storming of the varsity by Trinamool Congress supporters ... [Published Hindustan Times - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 3 reports

8/28/2014: Metro: Fire at historic Baker Laboratory

KOLKATA: There was panic at the Presidency University as a fire broke out in the historic Baker Laboratory, disrupting classes. Police and fire brigade officials said the blaze was “minor” and there was no damage or injury. Four fire tenders brought. ... [Published Hindustan Times - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Fire destroys equipment at Presidency lab

KOLKATA: A minor fire broke out in Baker Building at Presidency University on Wednesday afternoon.The blaze was brought under control by the teachers and other staff members. "There were no injuries as no student or teacher was present in the laboratory ... [Published Times of India - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Clusters of Excellence

As I watched Germany lift the FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro last month, I realised that Germans won not because they had one “centre of excellence,” like Messi or Neymar, but because the whole team was a “cluster of excellence.” This is a common trait ... [Published The Statesman - Aug 17 2014]

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...plants, did not evolve until much later in the geological record," Crowley told The Huffington Post in an email, adding that the finding shows that "we are still learning about 'deep time' and evolution of the early Earth system."
...father who met vicechancellor Gupta, demanding stringent action against the culprits, has also accused the university officials of callousness. "The authorities do not have any sympathy for the victim. We don't feel safe here" says the father of the victim. "She came here smiling, but is leaving in tears," says a visibly shaken father...
The university is also looking to attract students from neighbouring countries by offering world-class modern infrastructure. "Amity has already made substantial investment by purchasing land. After Techno India University, Seacom Skills University and Adamas University, which are set up by local entrepreneurs, first investment from outside Bengal in higher education may be done by Amity" added the minister
"This particular example is the oldest known example of oxidative weathering from a terrestrial environment, occurring about 600 million years before the great oxidation event that laid the foundations for the evolution of complex life."

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Renovated room for Presi teachers [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 3 hours ago]
Novelist dissects origins of dislike [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 15 2014]
Kolkata, a city like few others [Published Budapest Times - Sep 12 2014]
9/10/2014: HT Metro: Presi’s economics dept hea... [Published Hindustan Times - Sep 10 2014]
JU gains at Presi cost [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 10 2014]
Another Presidency teacher resigns [Published The Statesman - Sep 09 2014]
Quality over quantity [Published The Statesman - Sep 08 2014]
Ancient Soil Shows Oxygen-Producing Life Existe... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 08 2014]
Wheels for wall democracy [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 08 2014]
Oxygen-Producing Life Appeared On Earth 60 Mill... [Published Inquisitr - Sep 07 2014]
Tagore's Visva-Bharati University is now a pict... [Published India Today - Sep 07 2014]
Amity chooses Rajarhat for campus [Published Times of India - Sep 06 2014]
Prayers held for Baby Maudud [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Sep 06 2014]
Prayers held for Baby Maudud [Published Bdnews24.com - Sep 05 2014]
Irish scientists aid life form find [Published BBC - Sep 05 2014]
Oxygen-producing life forms appeared earlier th... [Published Business Standard India - Sep 05 2014]
Indian soil to rewrite earth's evolutionary his... [Published ProKerala.com - Sep 05 2014]
Fire in Landmark Kolkata High-Rise; Four Rescued [Published International Business Times India - Sep 02 2014]
'Unfair' cry over Presi prof transfer [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 01 2014]
Presidency institutes annual debate [Published Times of India - Aug 31 2014]
Text And The City [Published Times of India - Aug 31 2014]
Kolkata Institutes Falter In ‘Trust’ Test [Published Times of India - Aug 29 2014]
8/29/2014: Metro: Presidency University dean in... [Published Hindustan Times - Aug 29 2014]
Funds muddle in Presi hostel [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Aug 29 2014]
8/28/2014: Metro: Fire at historic Baker Labora... [Published Hindustan Times - Aug 28 2014]
Partha 'strict' mantra for varsity and college ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Aug 28 2014]
Fire catches Presi napping [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Aug 28 2014]
Fire in Baker Laboratory [Published The Statesman - Aug 28 2014]
Students should be given patient hearing to re... [Published The Statesman - Aug 28 2014]
Fire destroys equipment at Presidency lab [Published Times of India - Aug 27 2014]
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