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75 CU students expelled in 3yrs

HABIBULLA MASUM, CU
75 CU students expelled in 3yrs

Chittagong University (CU) has expelled 75 students for different terms in the last three years for breach of discipline. The charges range from kidnapping and vandalism to clashes, assault, and fraud in the admission test.  Sources said most of these students are activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), Chittagong University unit.“In the last three years, we have expelled 75 students for different terms on the recommendation of the  Board of Residence Health and Disciplinary Committee of the university, as we found proof of their involvement in various incidents on the campus,” said university proctor Md Ali Asgor Chowdhury.

According to the sources, on February 26, eight students were expelled for two years on the charge of vandalizing the proctor’s office, attacking journalists, and allegedly kidnapping a student of the university.

These students are Anik Hossain Sabbir, former deputy financial affairs secretary of CU BCL and a student of the management department, academic session 2014–2015, Shafiqul Islam, a student of the Institute of Modern Language, academic session 2014–2015, Yashin Arafat, a student of the botany department, academic session 2014–2015, Iftekhar Uddin Riaz, a student of the Institute of Modern Language, academic session 2015–2016, Saiful Islam Saif, a student of the public administration department, academic session 2011–2012, Md Lokman Hossain, a student of the economics department, academic session 2014–2015, Konok Saha Joy, a student of the Institute of Modern Language, academic session 2014–2015, and Mahfuchul Hasan, a student of the dramatics department, academic session 2014–2015. All of them were know to be activists of CU BCL.

On January 31, eight more students were expelled for different terms for their involvement in the admission test fraud. They are Md Shahidullah Nisat, Raihanul Haque, and Jurkar Nien, fourth-year students of the Institute of Education and Research, Saddam Hossain of the Arabic department, Istiak Ahmed Sourab of the marketing department, Nazmul Kabir of the English department, and Shahidul and Shaidul Islam of the economics department.

Among the expelled students, Md Shahidullah, Raihanul Haque, Istiak Ahmed, and Nazmul Kabir were expelled for a year each. Jurkar Nien, Saddam Hossain, Shahidul, and Shaidul Islam were expelled for two years each.

Besides, on May 16, 2017, six students were expelled on the charge of being involved in rowdy activities on the campus.

They are Walidur Rahman of the finance department, academic session 2010–2011, Tasnim Shikhder of the English department, academic session 2014–2015, Shahriar Chowdhury Emon of the music department, Shahraj Chowdhury of the history department, Mahmudul Hasan of the philosophy department, and Ziaul Haque Mazumder of the anthropology department. Of them, Walidur Rahman was suspended permanently for beating up an on-duty doctor of the CU medical centre on March 10, 2017.

On March, 2017, five students were temporarily expelled on different charges. They are Rimon Shikhder and Nadim Alam of the history department, Mahmudul Hasan of the English department, Iftekhar Uddin Riaz of the Institute of Modern Language, and Shohel Mian of the Islamic History and Culture department.

On February 17 and 18, 2017, five students were expelled for six months for their involvement in a factional clash of BCL. They were Piyas Sharkar of the statistics department, Nasir Uddin Mishu of the Institute of Education and Research, Mahmudul Hasan Rupak of the English department, Irfatul Alam of the history department, and Md Khabir of the law department. Of them, Piyas is a former deputy information and research secretary of CU BCL, Mishu is a former assistant secretary, and Rupak is a former executive member of the CU BCL.

Also, on October 18, 2016, six students were expelled for different terms, as they were involved in rowdy activities. Niaz Abedin Pathan of the physics department and Lokman Hossain of the economics department were suspended for six months. Abdullah Al Kaiser of the communication and journalism department, Anuwar Hossain of the Institute of Fine Arts, Ahmed Ali of the public administration department, and Dipar Banik of the Institute of Fine Arts were suspended for two years each.

On August 8, 2016, three students were expelled for three months on the charge of physically assaulting a journalist named Rakib Kamal. They were Rakibul Hasan of the history department, and Khaled Saifuddin Banna and Shawkat Ali of the political science department.

On December 17, 2015, 20 students were expelled for different terms on the charge of assaulting female students and journalists, and sparking an untoward situation on the campus. They are Mizanur Rahman Khan of the management studies department, Mofazzal Haider Hossain of the Institute of Fine Arts, Tayubur Rahman of the electronics and communication engineering department, Hasan Md Jalal Rubel of the English department, Mehdi Hasan Shaon, Masud Rana, and Nirutpaul of the Institute of Forestry and Environmental Science, Shihab Uddin of the sociology department, Subrata Kumar Majumdar, Abir Ibn Rafiq, Rafiullah, and Abdul Wahab Rajib of the Institute of Fine Arts, Dinarul Islam and Irfatul Alam Pitu of the history department, Jatiyak Chakma of the Fine Arts Institute, Rinku Chakma of the Institute of Modern Language, Azizul Hakim of the marketing department, Imran Hossain of the anthropology department, S M Jahidul Awal of the English department, and Nasir Uddin Ahmed of the Institute of Education and Research.

Some of these students have already completed their expulsion period. Also, the expulsion orders of several students have been revoked due to ‘special reasons’. CU proctor Ali Asgor Chowdury said, “If anyone tries to hurt the university’s academic environment, we will not give him/her any chance to create any untoward situation in future.”

However, he added, “Students are not expelled as a punishment. They may be repentant after committing a crime and may amend themselves. That is why they were expelled. When they understand their mistake, the university authorities forgive them for a special reason.”

 

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