New university to be named after PM
Shadma Malik

A cabinet meeting yesterday approved two new public universities named after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her mother Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib.

The Sheikh Hasina University would be established in Netrokona and Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University would be established in Jamalpur.

Besides, two draft laws titled “Sheikh Hasina University Act 2016” and “Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University Act 2016” were approved in the meeting.

According to a University Grants Commission report, 38 public and 85 private universities were approved in 2015 among which 37 public and 82 private universities have started operating. 

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