Dhaka, Sept 4 (UNB) - General students of Dhaka University (DU) on Wednesday demanded effective measures on the part of the administration to resolve its accommodation crisis, and ensure housing for all first year students.
A group of students under the banner "General Students of DU” made these demands from a human chain at the base of the Aparajeo Bangla sculpture.
They urge the authorities to ensure their legitimate rights and secure a legal residential seat for each freshman.
Armanul Haque, a second-year student of International Relations department, said: “Some 30-40 students have to take shelter in a room which has capacity of 4-8 controlled by a specific student organization.”
“When the students do not get space for sleep at night, they go outside and get involved with crime instructed by their political seniors," he added.
Nahid Islam, a third-year student of Sociology department, claimed that the platforms for representing students’ concerns, the Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu), is still silent over solving accommodation crisis. He threatened to go for tougher movement if Ducsu fails to take any initiative regarding this.
Around 50 students from different departments including Joint-Convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council— the platform that spearhead quota reform movement last year — Bin Yamin Mollah, spoke among others.
Islamic University (Kushtia), Sept 3 (UNB) - Prof M Johurul Islam of Law Department has been appointed as the new Law Administrator of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia.
IU Vice-chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari appointed Johurul to the post on Tuesday for the next one year, SM Abdul Latif, acting registrar of the university, told UNB.
He was appointed to the post as the tenure of Prof Reba Mondol, a professor of the same department, has expired.
Jahangirnagar University (Savar), Sept 3 (UNB) – A group of students and teachers of Jahangirnagar University laid a siege to the administrative building of the university on Tuesday morning, demanding stopping construction of halls felling trees and judicial probe into the allegations of corruption in the mega development project.
Under the banner of Jahangirnagar Against Corruption, a joint platform of students and teachers of university, they besieged the administrative building around 8am.
They will continue to the programme till 4pm and announce their next course of action later.
On Sunday, the platform announced the siege programme from a press conference at the Teacher-and-Student Centre (TSC) of the university.
The felling of trees on the campus to execute the Tk 1,445-crore development project angered the teachers and students.
It was also alleged that Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders took Tk 2 crore promising not to stand in the way of the project.
Jahangirnagar University, Sept 2 (UNB) - A faction of Jahangirnagar University (JU) pro-AL teachers and employees staged a human chain on Monday to protest allegations of money scams and irregularities in development projects on the campus against the vice-chancellor and her family members.
Rejecting all the allegations as false and baseless, the speakers at the human chain alleged that a vested quarter is trying to halt the infrastructural development of the university in the name of protest.
The human chain maintained that an evil quarter is out to disrupt the administration and delay the development work in a motivated way.
Under the banner of ‘Bangabandhu Shikkhok Parishad’, teachers, officials and employees formed the human chain in front of the university's Central Shaheed Minar at around 11:00am.
Urging an end to ‘false allegations’ against the VC, Prof Ajit Kumar Majumdar, President of Jahangirnagar University Teachers Association (JUTA) said, “The development of the university is desirable to all of us. For development, some trees must be cut. But the movement against the development work is illogical. The ongoing movement is being carried out to impede this development work. No one can blame anyone without proper investigation and clear evidence. So do not blame the VC.”
Officers and employees also arranged a human chain under the banner of ‘Sammilito Kormokorta-Kormochari Oikyo Parishad’ in front of the old administrative building,
expressing solidarity with the ‘Bangabandhu Shikkhok Parishad.’
Prof Abdul Mannan Chowdhury, President of the Bangabandhu Shikkhok Parishad, said, “Whatever the impediment is, we will continue the development project for the benefit of our campus.”
Syndicate members of the university Prof Alamgir Kabir, Prof Hanif Ali, Prof AA Mamun, Prof ATM Atikur Rahman, Prof Bashir Ahmed, Prof Mujibur Rahman and Prof Ali Azam Talukder were present at the human chain, among others.
Meanwhile, an opposing group of protesters who have been demonstrating on the campus since August 23 demanding judicial probe into the allegations of corruption and irregularities and endangering bio-diversity centering the mega project, brought out a procession at around 1:00 in the afternoon to press home their demands.
They warned that they will block the administration building on Tuesday (September 3) if their demands are not met.
Dhaka, Sept 2 (UNB) - Around 39 students will appear in tests for each seat to get admitted into first year honours courses at Dhaka University (DU) under five units for academic session 2019-20.
The online application process which started on August 5 ended on August 27.
According to the central admission office of DU, a total of 276,391 candidates have applied against 7,118 seats for the admissions into the university.
A total of 88,970 admission-seekers will vie for 1,795 seats under ‘Ka’ unit while 45,003 for 2,378 seats under ‘Kha’ unit, 28,958 for 1,250 seats under ‘Ga’ unit, 97,464 for 1,560 seats under ‘Gha’ unit and 15,996 for 135 seats under ‘Cha’ unit.
The admission test of Ga (C) unit will be held on September 13 while that of 'Cha' (Fine Arts) unit -- general knowledge section on September 14 and the drawing test on September 28, Ka (A) unit on September 20, Kha (B) unit on September 21 and Gha (D) unit on September 27.
The details of the admission process will be available on the website of the university soon.