Dhaka, Sep 13 (UNB) - The admission test for 2019-20 academic session under ‘Ga’ unit – Business Studies faculty –of Dhaka University was held on Friday.
The test took place between 10am and 11:30am at 56 centres inside and outside the DU campus, the university said in a press release.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Pro VC (Administration) Prof Dr Muhhamad Samad, Prof Dr Md Kamal Uddin, Treasurer of the university Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul Islam, Business Studies Faculty Dean and senior teachers and officers of the university visited the examination halls.
“This year, the admission test was held without any irregularities and we didn’t get any information of fraudulence,” said DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani.
A total of 29,058 candidates took the test against 1,250 seats.
The admission test (general knowledge) of Fine Arts Faculty under ‘Cha’ unit will be on Saturday.
Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) – Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the opposition BNP’s student front, and the Bangladesh General Student right protection council (BGSRPC), that led the quota reform movement on Wednesday demanded the resignations of the vice chancellor of Dhaka University, as well as the dean of the Business Dhaka University vice-chancellor and Business faculty dean for 'illegally enrolling' 34 BCL leaders on a specific department under the faculty to facilitate their participation in Ducsu election.
They also demanded the cancellation of studentships of those enrolled illegally and re-election of their post. JCD brought out a protest rally from the base of the symbolic Raju memorial sculpture that paraded through main points of the campus before ending in front of Sheikh Rasel tower of the university.
Speaking at the protest rally, Al Mahedi Talukder, President of DU unit JCD, said from the day Ducsu election was announced, the university authorities provided extra privileges to BCL. But admitting BCL leaders waiving theadmission test, as the accusation goes, could in no way be acceptable, Al Mahedi said.
“We hope the administration will take steps to cancel the illegal studentship of BCL leaders,” he added.
Meanwhile, BGSRPC formed a human chain at the foot of Aparajeya Bangla voicing the same points. Speaking at the human chain, Hasan Al Mamun, Convener of Bangladesh General BGSRPC) said, "Enrolment in DU requires an admission test. But before the Ducsu polls, VC Akhtaruzzaman along with dean of business school Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam facilitate their participation in the election signing a piece of paper instead of intake test."
"What they have done is clearly moral degradation. We’re demanding resignation of both of them and reelection to the posts held by BCL leaders after vacating those," Mamun added.
Around 150 students from various departments participated in the human chain.
Progressive Students' Alliance -- the alliance of left-leaning student bodies also held a press conference in front of Teachers Students Centre (TSC) demanding ‘illegal Ducsu’ be dissolved.
Recently it emerged that 34 Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders got enrolled in the university ahead of DU Central Students' Union (Ducsu) election without any admission test, written or viva voce and eight of them were elected in Ducsu and hall union elections.
Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) – Jagannath University administration has banned entry of the students into the campus after 10pm to check undesirable incidents.
The prohibition was announced in a notification signed by Registrar of the university Engineer M Wahiduzzaman on Wednesday. “The university administration took the decision for security reason as incidents of drug addiction, snatching and extortion increased recently,” he said.
The students have been asked not to hang around in the campus for security reasons after 10-30 pm because some unwanted incidents took place at the campus recently, said the notification.
Besides, the proctor of the university will supervise the related issues, it said.
Islamic University, Sept 11 (UNB) – The 7th Biennial Conference of the International Consortium for Social Development Asia-Pacific (ICSDAP) on ‘social unrest, peace and development’ will begin at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Saturday.
ICSDAP and social welfare department of Islamic University will jointly organised the two-day conference at Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman Auditorium of the university, sources at IU social welfare department said on Wednesday.
IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari will address the conference as the chief guest while ICSDAP president and Professor Manohar Pawar of Charles Sturt University, Professor Profulla C Sarkar vice-chancellor of Royal University in Dhaka and IU treasurer Professor M Selim Toha will be present as special guests chaired by IU pro-vice-chancellor also the chairman of social welfare department, Professor M Shahinoor Rahman.
A total of one hundred scholars and researchers from eight countries would participate in the conference, IU pro-vice-chancellor said.