CU syndicate polls July 31
The elections to Chittagong University syndicate, academic council, and finance committee will be held on July 31.
CU teachers will elect four members to the syndicate, six members to the academic council, and one member to the finance committee.
Sources said pro-Awami League and left teachers will contest the polls under "Yellow panel" while pro-BNP-Jamaat alliance under "White panel".
Yellow panel nominated candidates for all categories while White panel did not nominate their candidates in lecturer categories for syndicate and academic council.
As a result, Noeem Uddin Hasan Aorongojeb Chowdhury of economics department was elected syndicate member and M Jashim Ali Chowdhury of law department and Biswajit Nath of geography and environmental studies department were elected members of academic council uncontested.
The Election Commission sources said Yellow panel candidates for four categories of syndicate are Dr Irshad Kamal Khan (professor category), Dr Mohammad Nasim Hasan (associate professor), Quazi SM Khasrul Alam Quddusi (assistant professor). Prof Dr Md Ali Asraf will contest the lone post of Finance Committee under the panel.
For Academic Council, Yellow panel candidates are Associate Professor Mohammad Jamal Uddin, Associate Professor Md Sahidur Rahman, Assistant Professor Deepannita Bhattacharjee, and Assistant Professor Mir Saifuddin Khaled Chowdhury.
On the other hand, White panel candidates for syndicate are Prof ANM Munir Ahmed, Associate Professor Dr Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, and Assistant Professor Md Anwar Hossain. Prof Dr Mohammad Saleh Zahur will contest the post of Finance Committee under the panel.
Vying for the posts of Academic Council under White panel are Associate Professor Dr Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Associate Professor Dr Mohammad Mosharof Hossain, Assistant Professor Md Iqbal Sarwar, and Assistant Professor Hossain Shaheed Suhrawardy.
Prof Dr Mohammad Shafiul Alam, the election commissioner and also acting registrar of the university, said a total of 548 faculty members will cast their votes.
The elections will be held from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the auditorium of Social Sciences Faculty, he said, adding that the faculty members can also participate in advance voting to be held on July 26-30 at the office of CU teachers' association from 11:00am to 1:00pm.