New Delhi: Jadavpur University or JU, established in 1955, has decided to try and get the status of a Central University. The Jadavpur University Teachers Association (JUTA) has recently passed a resolution to speed up the process.

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According to University sources, the administration will soon approach the state government in this regard.

Jadavpur University has been in the news lately for varied reasons. Last month, some intellectuals had taken out a silent march in protest against a number of issues, including the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra for creating a cartoon that lampooned Mamata Banerjee.

(JPN)

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