Dhaka University Teachers' Association yesterday protested the decision of giving Sher-e-Bangla Agriculture University (SAU) registrar the charge of vice-chancellor of the university.
In a statement signed by its acting president Prof Lutfor Rahman and general secretary Nizamul Haque Bhuiyan, it said an administrative officer have never given the charge of VC in independent Bangladesh.
"It is unimaginable that all posts at the top level of a public university will remain vacant for a long time," it added.
The teachers' body termed it an instance of acute negligence of authorities in management of higher studies.
They said they are deeply concerned by such an unrealistic decision, and such a move could lead to chaos in higher education.
The education ministry in a notice on September 20 directed registrar Sheikh Rezaul Karim to carry out routine works of VC, as his tenure expired on August 13.