SC fines City University for violating UGC direction

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 13:17, Feb 19, 2020 | Updated : 13:18, Feb 19, 2020

A general view of the Supreme Court building of Bangladesh. File Photo/Sazzad HossainThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) has fined City University Tk 1 million for violating direction of the University Grants Commission (UGC) over admission of students.
An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order on Wednesday (Feb 19) in presence of the vice chancellor of the private university, reports BSS.
Authorities of City University enrolled students, more than the number fixed by the UGC for Law Department under each semester. As the students, after getting their degrees, tried to sit for bar council enrollment exams, they were barred, prompting them to file writs with the High Court.
The court in an interim order asked the Bar Council to allow them to sit for the enrollment exams.
The Appellate Division on Wednesday came up with the order after holding hearing on the appeal filed by Bangladesh Bar Council against the High Court order.
Earlier on Jan 26, the Appellate Division fined Eastern University, Bangladesh Islamia University, and South East University Tk 1 million each over the same matter.