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Dhaka University

GPA-5 Achievers

Number rising, not quality

The number of GPA-5 scorers in the HSC and equivalent exams is rising every year, but their performance in the admission tests for universities has dropped alarmingly over the last four academic sessions. Around 70 percent GPA-5 holders in 2013-14 failed to secure pass marks (48 out of 120) in the admission test for Dhaka University, according to statistics of the admission committee. The previous three sessions saw around 55 percent, 52 percent and 51 percent students failing in the entry...

DU admission forms made available online

DU admission forms made available online

The form of the admission test for first year honours students under the 2014-15 academic session at Dhaka University was made available online from this afternoon. The exams for Ka, Kha, Ga, Gha and Cha units will be held on September 12, 19, 5, 26 and 13 consecutively, DU Vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique made...

Confining a Person to SM Hall

DU suspends 2 BCL activists

Dhaka University (DU) authorities yesterday suspended two activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) for torturing a person by confining him to their room at Salimullah Muslim Hall on the campus to extort money from him. Police also arrested Nazmul Karim, 4th year student of sociology department, and Alamgir, a student of world religion department, on charges of abducting Sohel and torturing him for Tk 4 lakh. "We will issue show-cause notices to the duo asking them why they will not be...

DU syndicate suspends 102 students

DU syndicate suspends 102 students

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,...

Evening Programme at DU

Protesters attacked

At least six activists of several left-leaning bodies suffered minor injuries in an attack allegedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men while the former were protesting against a newly launched evening programme in the political science department of Dhaka University yesterday. The left activists later brought out a procession on the campus, demanding punishment for the attackers, who, according to them, were activists of the BCL. DU's left students have been protesting against the two-year evening master's programme, under which a...

'BCL men' beat up JCD leader of DU

A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists allegedly beat up a top Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader of Dhaka University (DU) unit at Shahbagh in the capital last night. Critically injured Sadiul Kabir Nirob, JCD senior vice-president of DU unit, was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, but he was later shifted to Islami Bank Central Hospital. He sustained severe injuries in the head. Mahidul Hasan Hiru, JCD president of DU unit, said some BCL men had attacked Nirob...

DU JCD leader injured in BCL attack

A top leader of Dhaka University (DU) unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) was severely beaten by members of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Shahbagh this evening. Critically injured Sadiul Kabir Nirob, senior vice president of DU unit JCD has been admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital, sources said.   Around 25 BCL men led by its general secretary Siddiqui Nazmul Alam and DU unit General Secretary Omar Sharif swooped on Nirob with lethal weapons and beat him indiscriminately...


DU to suspend 4 BCL men

DU to suspend 4 BCL men

The authorities of Dhaka University have decided to suspend three Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders and an activist from the university following an allegation of abducting a trader rescued against them. Meanwhile, BCL has expelled the four activists following the allegation, Siddiqui Najmul Alam, secretary of central BCL, told The Daily Star. The expelled students...

Man rescued from DU dorm 13 hrs after abduction

Man rescued from DU dorm 13 hrs after abduction

Police today rescued a mobile recharge shop owner from Dhaka University's Jagannath Hall, 13 hours after he was abducted by a group of people allegedly led by deputy sports secretary of BCL central committee. The victim was identified as Farhad Islam, 25, owner of Farhad Telecom at Fakirerpool in the capital. He hailed from...

BCL beats up three students at DU

Bangladesh Chhatra League activists beat up three students, one of them severely, at Dhaka University yesterday allegedly for personal grudges. Of the injured, Rasel Ahmed, a fourth year student of peace and conflict studies and activist of BNP-backed Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, needed five stitches on the head. The two others--Masum Billah and Ahmad Ullah Siddique--both master's students of Islamic studies, were beaten because, according to a BCL leader's claim, they are Islami Chhatra Shibir activists. Some 12 activists loyal to Zahurul Haque...

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