Aishe Ghosh is an Indian student activist and politician. She served as the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union and is a member of the Students’ Federation of India.
Aishe Ghosh was born on Sunday, 22 October 1995 (age 28 years; as of 2023) in Durgapur, West Bengal, India. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She went to Delhi University’s Daulat Ram College and graduated with a degree in Political Science. She received a master’s degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She also pursued a Master of Philosophy from the School of International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Aishe is a Research Scholar and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at Jawaharlal Nehru University. In the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, she contested as the CPI(M) candidate from the Jamuria constituency but was defeated by Hareram Singh.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Weight (approx.): 45 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Aishe Ghosh belongs to a family who migrated from Dhanbad, Jharkhand to Bardhaman, West Bengal and finally settled in Durgapur, West Bengal.
Parents & Siblings
Debashish Ghosh, Aishe Ghosh’s father, works for Damodar Valley Corporation and is linked to the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU), which is the labour wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Her mother, Sharmishta Ghosh, is a homemaker. Aishe has a younger sister named Ishika Ghosh, who is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies at Shyama Prasad Mukherji College in New Delhi.
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President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union
Aishe Ghosh was elected as the President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union in September 2019 and represented the left student organisations. By 2020, Aishe was leading strikes, protests and demonstrations, highlighting issues such as social justice, gender equality, and academic freedom. Aishe had also been actively involved in discussions with university authorities and policymakers to address student grievances and push for positive changes in the academic environment. Aishe Ghosh has played a significant role in standing up for students’ rights and well-being. During her time, she has been actively involved in addressing various student issues. Aishe has been a strong advocate for affordable and quality education for all students, fighting against higher fees, and making sure that marginalized groups feel included on campus.
Ghosh has actively participated in protests against the university’s gender sensitization committee being disbanded and the lack of accountability for Atul Johri, a professor facing sexual harassment allegations. She also disapproves of the Bharatiya Janata Party, claiming that they have not adequately supported educational institutions and have targeted the university since gaining power. On January 5, 2020, Aishe Ghosh, the president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union, became the victim of a violent attack on the campus allegedly perpetrated by members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). She sustained a severe head injury and hurt her arm during the incident and was taken to AIIMS Delhi Hospital for immediate medical attention.
The attack on Aishe Ghosh sparked outrage across the nation, with students, academics, and activists condemning the violence and demanding a thorough investigation. The consequences of the attack were significant, generating discussions about campus safety and the state of student politics in India. In response to the incident, protests erupted on the JNU campus and in other educational institutions, calling for justice and heightened security measures.
West Bengal Assembly Election 2021
Aishe Ghosh contested the 2021 West Bengal Assembly Elections on a Communist Party of India (Marxist) ticket from the Jamuria Assembly constituency. She was up against Hareram Singh from the All India Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Tapas Kumar Roy. She lost to Hareram Singh from the All India Trinamool Congress by over 45,000 votes.
4 charges related to vandalism – Section 3 of the Prevention of Damage of Public Property Act 1984.
The Delhi Police registered two first information reports (FIRs) against Ghosh and 26 other students for allegedly vandalizing the server room and attacking security guards during protests against a fee hike on January 1 and 4. The FIRs were filed while a mob attack was happening on campus, causing injuries to Ghosh and 33 others. In an interview with NDTV, Ghosh refuted the violence allegations, saying she had evidence, including voice messages and screenshots, to support her innocence. She accused the security guards of attacking students in the server room. She blamed activists from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s student wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), for the assault. According to NDTV, Aishe Ghosh, the President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union, confidently denied involvement in the alleged vandalism at the university’s server room on January 1 and 4. She claimed that the accusations against her were fabricated by the university authorities. She has not been convicted in the cases.
Assets & Properties
Cash: Rs. 500
Bank Deposits: Rs. 1,83,317
Note: The given estimates of movable assets are according to the year 2021.
Aishe Ghosh’s net worth for the financial year 2020-21 was estimated to be Rs. 1,75,943.
- Aishe Ghosh continues to travel around the country and participate in protests along with the Students’ Federation of India.
- Aishe is fond of travelling and posts pictures of her travels on her Instagram page.
- Aishe Ghosh has contributed an article named ‘The Love for Education: The Duty to Struggle’ along with Parichay Yadav for the book ‘Education or Exclusion? : The Plight of Indian Students’ published by LeftWord Books, Student Struggle and Indian Researcher.
- Deepika Padukone visited Aishe Ghosh and wished her the best in her protests in JNU.