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4 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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CU gets first female VC

DU VC gets reappointed; Prof Arefin of RU made BU VC
UNB, Dhaka

Acting Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University (DU) Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman has been appointed Vice Chancellor of the university for the next four years. Meanwhile, Chittagong University (CU) has got its first female Vice Chancellor (VC) with the appointment of Prof Shireen Akhter and Prof Dr Md Sadequl Arefin Matin has been made the new VC for Barishal University, replacing Prof Dr SM Imamul Haq. President Abdul Hamid, also the Chancellor of the universities, gave the appointments as per relevant clauses of the law, said separate notifications posted on the website of the Secondary and Higher Education Division of the Education Ministry.

On September 4, 2017, the President appointed Dr Akhtaruzzaman, a professor of Islamic History and Culture Department, as acting VC on certain conditions as the tenure of then VC Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique expired. Before that, Dr Akhtaruzzaman was holding the post of Pro-vice Chancellor of the university. Meanwhile, on July 31, 2019, a special senate session nominated Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman, Pro-VC (Admin) Dr Muhammad Samad and Prof Maksud Kamal as the members of Vice-Chancellor (VC) panel.

Dr Akhtaruzzaman joined the Islamic History and Culture Department of the university as a lecturer in 1990. He was promoted to professor in 2004. He was the chairman of the department from 2008 to 2011 and the dean of Arts Faculty from 2014 to 2016. In Chittagong University, Dr Shireen Akhter, a pro-VC, had been performing the duties of the VC (temporarily) since June 15 after the expiry of the tenure of previous VC Prof Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury. Shireen Akhter of Bangla department was the 8th Pro-VC of the university from March 28 of 2016.

Prof Dr Md Sadequl Arefin (Arefin Matin), a senior teacher of Social Work Department of RU, has been made the VC of Barishal University, replacing Prof Dr SM Imamul Haq.

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