Of Jadavpur University

Well, JU is my alma mater, a prestigious institution that I am very proud of being an alumnus of.

But this is just inviting criticism. We have had problems with the JU administration before, and this only adds to all the criticism already present.

Jadavpur is prestigious because of its education, but that prestige is dependent on being backed up by a solid administrative system, with minimal bureaucracy. Unfortunately, the influence of politics has been increasing steadily over the past few years, and more and more the people ‘in charge’ are fumbling for words to explain their actions. With regard to the above news item, I am certain that close scrutiny (I am not sure it even needs to be a scrutiny) will reveal very plainly whether he had any political ‘qualifications’ for the job.

Why doesn’t anyone realise that bureaucracy and politics take away from the prestige of Jadavpur, and they are doing more disservice to the system than they are doing a favor to their political backers?

Please, let JU be.

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