Students shouted slogans as Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakravarty entered the campus on Friday for the first time after being declared a full-time vice chancellor earlier this month.

Ringed by a security detail, Chakravarty and registrar Pradip Ghosh remained seated outside the administrative building as their entry was blocked by the students.

Students staged a peaceful protest through cultural programmes all night long at the university premises on Thursday.

Sporting black badges and holding aloft blazing torches, students marched outside the varsity campus in south Kolkata on Thursday in remembrance of the night of September 17.

They have been demanding removal of Chakravarti since September 17 when university authorities allegedly ordered a police crackdown to break up a sit-in for an independent investigation into the alleged molestation of a woman student inside a hostel in September.

Thousands of agitating students and several faculty members led a massive rally on September 19 in central Kolkata demanding Chakravarty's removal and decrying police atrocities.

The incident had a ripple effect across the country with students and alumni holding smaller protest marches in cities like Delhi and Mumbai.

Through social networks, the agitation brought together Kolkata diaspora and university alumni in solidarity.

The state government instituted a five-member probe panel headed by Calcutta University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das.

On September 26, two university students were arrested in connection with the alleged molestation.

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