3 DU teachers demoted over plagiarism

DU Correspondent

29 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Three teachers of Dhaka University (DU) have been demoted on charge of plagiarism in their research papers.

The decision was taken at a Syndicate meeting of the university on Thursday. 

DU Syndicate member Prof Dr Mohammad Humayun Kabir confirmed this information.

“Samia Rahman of Mass Communication and Journalism Department has been demoted from associate professor to assistant professor and Syed Mahfujul Haque Marjan of Criminology Department has been required to be a lecturer for two years after joining at the end of his academic leave,” said Dr Humayun, a professor of Islamic History and Culture Department.

The university Syndicate also demoted Muhammad Omor Faruq of Islamic History and Culture Department from the post of assistant professor to lecturer on charges of forgery in his PhD thesis and canceled his degree.