Dhaka University (DU) teacher Samia Rahman, who has been demoted to assistant professor on charge of plagiarism, has claimed that she has become a victim of "colleagues' conspiracy".
Samia Rahman, a teacher of Mass Communication and Journalism department of DU, said this at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) on Monday.Talking to journalists, she said, “I did not write and submit the research paper for which I was punished.”
Samia Rahman also sought the intervention of Dhaka University Chancellor and President Abdul Hamid in this connection and said she will go to court for legal measures as the plagiarism charge brought against her is false.
On 28 January, the syndicate of DU took disciplinary actions against three teachers for resorting to plagiarism in academic papers and PhD thesis.
Samia Rahman is one of the teachers of DU who was demoted to assistant professor from the post of associate professor.