ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST BENGAL-Calcutta University Employees Agitation

Calcutta University Employees' Agitation Nilanjan Dutta THE University of Calcutta, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of the country, is deadlocked. Everybody is convinced that education in this university has gone to dogs, since it hardly remains open nowadays, Strange though it may seem, the students, who are usually identified as the cause of campus unrests, are nowhere in the scene. Instead, it is the employees' (non-teaching staff) agitation, which has paralysed the institution. Between December 1983, the beginning of the tenure of the present Vice Chancellor, Santosh Bhattacharya, and April 1986, 201 working-days have been lost due to strikes, cease work, or other forms of agitations by the employees. The employees' unions, the university authority and the government, are all trying to put the blame on one another and skip their own responsibilities.

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