Students of different departments of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday demonstrated on the campus, demanding that the university dissociate itself from seven colleges of the capital that were affiliated to it.
Around 400 students took part in the demonstration at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture to press home their four-point demand, including the cancellation of affiliation of seven colleges.
Their other demands include publishing results within two months, digitalising all administrative activities and controlling mass transport movement inside the campus.
The agitating students also issued an ultimatum to the administration demanding assurance from them by 5pm today, otherwise they threatened to wage a tougher movement.
“How will the authorities set question papers, evaluate answer scripts and publish results of nearly 2.5 lakh students within a definite timeframe when they are struggling to take responsibility of its own 43,000 students?” said Shakil Miah, a convener of the movement.
They also blocked adjacent roads for one hour from 12pm, causing a gridlock.
On February 17, 2017, the government affiliated seven colleges to DU.