The government has appointed Dr Saiful Islam, a professor of the electrical and electronic engineering department at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) as its vice chancellor.
The post of VC has been vacant since Prof Khaleda Ekram died on May 24.
Besides, Prof Nasrin Ahmed, immediate past pro-VC of Dhaka University; and Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, dean of the arts faculty, have been appointed as pro-VCs of DU. Prof Nasrin was reappointed as pro-VC as her term ended on June 9.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid confirmed The Daily Star about the appointment.