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The Price Of Poriborton Is Sameness

Mamata’s tall talk has only yielded a trail of broken promises for Bengal’s education

The Price Of Poriborton Is Sameness
Sandipan Chatterjee
The Price Of Poriborton Is Sameness
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Campus Worries

  • Attack on SFI-affiliated students of Dinabondhu Andrews college and Gurudas college for trying to collect nomination papers
  • VC of West Bengal University of Technology says he was targeted by TMC after refusing two ministers’ orders to promote ‘failed’ student
  • Registrar of Gaurbanga University submits resignation after being roughed up by TMCP goons
  • Principal of Raigunj College in north Bengal beaten up by local TMC leaders; CM calls it ‘minor incident’

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“Can you guarantee that I won’t be hauled off to jail for expressing my opinion?” a student of Jadavpur University retorted when Outlook asked him to comment on what one year of ‘poriborton’, or Mamata Banerjee’s much-touted change, has meant for higher education in West Bengal. His question alluded to a series of recent events which saw the arrest of academics and intellectuals critical of the new TMC government. It reflected the general sense of anger, hurt, even fear, that permeates college campuses, hanging like a pall of gloom over classrooms and canteens where Outlook asked the question.

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