Disciplinary board recommends expulsion over admission test fraud
The disciplinary board of Dhaka University (DU) on Thursday recommended the expulsion of seven students over their involvement in admission test forgery through digital fraudulence.
The board also recommended the suspension of 147 other students of DU and its affiliated colleges for different periods of time on charges of their involvement in anti-disciplinary activities.
DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani said the board had reached the decisions at a meeting chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman.
The decisions would come into effect after approval at the next syndicate body meeting of the university, Prof Rabbani said.
The students were admitted to the university through fraudulent means between the academic sessions 2013-14 and 2016-17, he added.
Moreover, two students were served a show-cause notice asking them to defend themselves in connection with their involvement in the matter.
Meanwhile, the disciplinary body decided not to allow three teachers of the Social Welfare and Research Institute of DU to evaluate examination papers for the next three years, accusing them of assessing papers in an unprofessional manner.
The three teachers are Prof ASM Atikur Rahman, Prof Golam Azam and Associate Prof Mainuddin Molla.
It may be recalled that in 2019, the DU authorities expelled 69 students involved in admission fraud.