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Appointment Of Vice-Chancellors Has Started In Four Public Universities

The process of appointment of Vice-Chancellors has started in four public universities. According to the Ministry of Education, the vacancies will be filled soon.

Four important government universities of the country are running without a vice chancellor. Among them, the vice-chancellor and treasurer of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in the capital have passed away. Gazipur’s Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Alauddin completed his second term on August 28.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University of Science and Technology in Gopalganj has not had a vice-chancellor for a year. These two posts are also vacant as the Vice Chancellor and Treasurer of Bangladesh Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia have resigned.

Last August 14 Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Kamal Uddin Ahmed’s four-year term has expired. Due to coronavirus, the academic activities of this university have been closed since last March.

The names of those who are going to be heard in the appointment of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor are- Former Vice-Chancellor Prof. Kamal Uddin Ahmed (second term), the former former vice-chancellor Sekandar Ali, former vice-chancellor Shahidur Rashid Bhuiyan and former Dean Professor Alok Kumar Pal. It is planned to appoint two out of the three who will be appointed as vice-chancellors and treasurers. If all goes well, three important posts, including the vice-chancellor, could be filled this week.

Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) for two consecutive terms as a Vice-Chancellor Mohammad Alauddin’s term ended on August 27.The post has been vacant since August 28. The names of those who are being discussed in various ways for the post of Vice-Chancellor of this university are- Former Director of Student Welfare of Duet, Prof. Dr. Ganesh Chandra Saha Department of Civil Engineering , Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Nasim Akhtar, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury, Professor of Civil Engineering Nazrul Islam and Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Shaheen Hasan Chowdhury. Among them Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury is currently acting Registrar.

The Islamic University (IU) has been running without a vice-chancellor for 10 consecutive days. Due to non-appointment of VC, all administrative and financial matters have come to a standstill. Teachers and officials of the campus have demanded immediate appointment of VC.

Last August 20, the University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Haroon Ur Rashid Askari and Treasurer Professor Selim Toha’s term expires. Both of them were appointed to the post on August 19,2016. Professor Askari is the first vice-chancellor of the university to complete his four-year term. All of his previous vice-chancellors had to resign in the face of the movement.

Professor Haroon Ur Rashid Askari wants to be appointed to the post for the second term. He is a teacher in the English department of the Islamic University. Among others who are willing to take charge of this position are- Professor of the Department of Law of (IU) and former Treasurer Professor Selim Toha, the current vice-chancellor Shahinur Rahman and former Vice-Chancellor Prof. Kamal Uddin Professor of Dhaka University Mass Communication and Journalism department. There are rumors that Sheikh Abdus Salam may also be appointed as the Vice Chancellor of (IU).

The university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Dr. Khandaker Nasir Uddin resigned on September 30 last year in the face of anti-vice-chancellor movement in protest of the students.

A month and a half later, on October 08 of that year, Professor Dr. Md. Shahjahan Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE) was given the charge of acting vice-chancellor. But no one has been appointed full-time vice-chancellor in the last one year.

However, the University Wing of the Ministry of Education has informed that a Vice-Chancellor will be appointed in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science & Technology University soon.

Those names are being heard from various sources in the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University are- the current Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Shahjahan, Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Dhaka Sheikh Abdus Salam Professor of Public Administration at the same university Md. Mahbubur Rahman. It is known that the policy makers of the government are also thinking about Dhaka University teacher Mizanur Rahman and (DUET) teacher Professor Sheikh Abu Naeem in this post.

News Room, September 02,2020