Gopalganj BSMRSTU VC resigns

BSMRSTU VC Prof Khondoker Md Nasiruddin
BSMRSTU VC Prof Khondoker Md Nasiruddin. Photo courtesy: File photo

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University’s Vice Chancellor (VC) Khondoker Md Nasiruddin resigned today, amid ongoing protests demanding his removal.

Confirming the development to The Daily Star, Education Minister Dipu Moni said that she has already received the resignation letter from the VC.

Khondoker Md Nasiruddin resigned from the post, a day after a UGC probe committee found evidence of irregularities and corruption against the VC and recommended his withdrawal. 

The University Grants Commission (UGC) formed the committee on September 23 at the behest of the education ministry amid student protests for removal of VC Nasiruddin for his alleged involvement in graft and irregularities.

Last night around 9:00pm, the VC left his residence on the university campus under police protection.

Prof Dil Afroza Begum, a member of the committee and also UGC member, said the five-member body handed over its probe report to UGC Chairman Prof Kazi Shahidullah yesterday morning.

On September 25, the five-member team, led by UGC member Muhammad Alamgir, went to the BSMRSTU campus and talked to teachers, students and others concerned. The team members stayed on the campus for two days.

Nasiruddin was appointed the VC in February 2015. The university now has 8,000 students, according to the UGC.

The students, who have been demonstrating on the university campus since September 18, alleged that the VC was involved in corruption in recruitment of some teachers and employees.