Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) authorities yesterday expelled five students for attacking their peers who staged demonstration demanding the university vice chancellor’s removal on September 21.
BSMRSTU authorities also suspended another student for two semesters in this connection, according to an office order signed by the university Registrar Prof Md Nuruddin Ahmed.
Besides, seven other students were suspended for two semesters for their involvement in cheating during the university’s admission test on November 9.
The suspension has been made effective from yesterday, Registrar Prof Md Nuruddin Ahmed added.
Registrar Nuruddin said the decision was taken at a meeting of the disciplinary committee as they were found guilty after investigation.
The expelled students are -- Rafizul Islam, Nuruddin Nahid, Ariful Islam Shakib, Md Mazharul Islam Mishan and Rahat Al Ahsan. All of them are students of management.
According to campus sources, the expelled students introduced themselves as activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League though there is no BCL committee at the university in Gopalganj.
On September 21, some students were attacked while on their way to a demonstration on campus, demanding resignation of the university’s then VC Prof Khondokar Nasiruddin. The VC resigned from his post on September 30 amid students’ protest.
Students had been demonstrating on campus since September 18, alleging that the VC was involved in corruption during recruitment of some teachers and employees.
A UGC team has found his involvement in corruption while the ACC is investigating the allegations.