Jahangirnagar University (JU) is very much familier with its ragging dispute. Now, authorities of the university decided to form a committee to find out a solution to the ragging problem on its campus.
A resolution in this regard was adopted at a meeting between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the JU authorities in this regard on Tuesday.
A UGC sub-committee, headed by its member Prof Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, placed its report over the ragging problem on the JU campus at the meeting held at the UGC auditorium in the city, reports UNB.
Presided over UGC Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan, the meeting was attended by JU VC, Pro-VCs, proctorial bodies, deans and provosts of the residential halls were present, said a UGC press release.
Earlier, the UGC formed the three-member subcommittee as the Prime Minister's Office asked to investigate the ragging and other incidents on the JU campus after Mizanur Rahman , a first semester student of JU Computer Science and Engineering Department, fell sick after being victim to ragging by senior students of the same department in February 2018.
Placing the report of the sub-committee, Prof Mollah said the ragging is a serious issue that the JU and other universities are facing today.
He stressed the need for collective efforts of the university authorities to remove the problem.
Quoting the UGC Chairman UNB said the university should be a hub of free thinking and knowledge, and everybody associated with university administration should be alert so that their successes cannot be tarnished by some evil forces.
JU VC Prof Farzana Islam said everybody is against ragging and her administration will work to stop it and other unlawful activities on the campus.
UGC members Prof Dil Afroza Begum and Dr M Shah Nowaz Ali and UGC Secretary Dr Md Khaled were also present at the meeting.