A complaint had been filed about the theft at the local Bolpur police station on Saturday. No arrests have been made so far.
Police officers said they were probing the case and trying to understand how the theft occurred despite the place being a high-security zone manned by the university's own security personnel. They also said that some internal audit files were among the stolen items.
What has surprised all is that the university authorities have not attached much importance to the incident. The security at the central university was beefed up by quite a few notches in the wake of the theft of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel prize in 2004.
Crores were spent for the purpose but Friday's incident showed that little has changed on the ground. The theft in the central office of the university, where top officials like the vice-chancellor and registrar sits has raised more concern.
Sources in the university said that the thieves broke open the doors of the internal audit and meeting sections and also opened the closet in the meeting room. According to the university authorities, the money for regular expenditure of the university is kept in that closet. The closet in the internal audit section has also been plundered.