The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) suspended 17 students on separate charges of sexual harassment, taking drugs, and assault.
The decision was taken at the January 18 syndicate meeting.
An official notification, published on January 29, said 11 microbiology students were found guilty of sexual harassment. They had published screenshots from a secret messenger group containing lewd comments about female students and teachers, reports UNB.
Among the 45th batch students, Md Nayem-E-Akter, Ijaj Ahmed, Md Mehedi Hasan and Iqbal Hossain have been suspended for one year; Md Sajib Hossain, Md Al-Amin Shoishab, Md Abu Nayem, and G M Tariqul Islam for six months; and Md Shahriar Khan, Nahidul Islam, and Md Omar Faruq for three months.
Nine of them, except nahidul and Faruq, have also been slapped with a Tk5,000 fine.
The syndicate also suspended Azgar Hossain Rabbi, a fourth-year drama and dramatics student, for three months for harassing a female student of the same department two years ago.
Sazzad Hossain Sayem of computer science and engineering, and Moeen Uddin Jony of Bangla have been suspended for six months for taking drugs. They were caught red-handed from room 335 of AFM Kamaluddin Hall on August 11, 2017.
The authorities also issued warnings to eight other students who were found involved in the same incident.
Apart from them, Md Ridwan Rashed Soyan and KM Mahid Hasan of drama and dramatics, and Ahsanuzzaman Shawon of marketing have been suspended for assaulting three students on the campus.
They are students of the university's 47th batch.