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Governor Driven Out Of Calcutta University Event For Abhijit Banerjee

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 8:09 AM

Students at the Calcutta University shouted "go back" slogans against Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and forced him to leave the convocation without even stepping on stage. The 30 odd minutes that the governor spent at the convocation venue were spent inside a guest room back stage with laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee. Governor Dhankhar, as Chancellor of the university was to preside over the convocation.
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Calcutta University To Confer Honorary D Litt On Abhijit Banerjee On January 28

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 8:08 AM

The Calcutta University will confer the honorary D Litt on Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee at its annual convocation which will be held on January-28 next-year. Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee told a press meet here on Tuesday, that the senate, the highest decision making body of the institute unanimously cleared the proposal to confer honorary D Litt on the 2019 Nobel prize-winner in Economics.