Dhaka University syndicate yesterday suspended a total of 102 students – both of affiliated institutions and of the university – for different terms on charges of adopting unfair means during examinations.
A political science department teacher has been sacked for cheating in his PhD dissertation.
The syndicate in a meeting Sunday evening, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique, took the decision following a recommendation from university’s Disciplinary Board, said proctorial sources.
The sub-committee headed by DU proctor Amzad Ali placed a recommendation against the students to the university authorities on May 20 this year, DU proctor Amzad Ali told The Daily Star Online.
Terming it as a “regular” activity of the university, VC Arefin Siddique told The Daily Star Online that the students have been suspended for different terms from appearing before the examinations due to cheating in the examination halls.
Meanwhile, the syndicate meeting also terminated political science department lecturer Mohammad Nuruddin (Alo) from his job. Earlier on September 13 last year, the syndicate, in a meeting, removed the PhD degree of Nuruddin for giving fake, false and incorrect information in the dissertation.
Nuruddin was awarded doctorate for his thesis, ‘The practices of Marxism and their impact on modern world: The case of objectification’ in 2011.
“He has been sacked for his fraudulence in PhD thesis paper after we had stripped the dissertation,” Prof Arefin Siddique said.
At present there are 74 constituent Colleges and Institutes under the University of Dhaka, of which 22 government and 52 non-government Colleges and Institutes.
Of these Colleges and Institutes 61 impart education in medical sciences: including - Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Homeopathy, Unani and Ayurvedic, 4 in Home Economics and the rest 9 in Engineering and Technology.
There are 9 colleges exclusively for women, of which 4 Medical Colleges 1 Dental College and 4 Home Economics Colleges.