UGC fines two universities for breach of rules

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 13:38, Feb 23, 2020 | Updated : 13:41, Feb 23, 2020

A general view of the Supreme Court building of Bangladesh. File Photo/Sazzad HossainInternational Islamic University Chattogram (IIUC) and Sylhet Metropolitan University have been fined Tk 1 million each by the Supreme Court for admitting more than 50 students at the law department in contravention of the rule set by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The court has asked the money to be submitted to bar council.

The orders came from an appellate bench led by Justice Hasan Foez Siddique on Sunday (Feb 23).

Earlier, the UGC issued a rule limiting the number of students to be admitted to each semester to fifty. The students then applied to take part in the bar council exam but when the council refused to take more than fifty the students lodged a writ at High Court.

Later, High Court ordered the bar council to allow the students to fill forms and be registered for exam. After this, the bar council made an appeal to the appellate division.