UGC warns pvt varsities against irregularities

Body formed to conduct probe against EUB

Staff Correspondent

20 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The University Grants Commission (UGC) have warned that they would take a tough line with the private universities that will be involved in irregularities including admission of additional students against approved seat capacity.

The commission has also taken a decision to give red star mark to the private universities if they conduct programme and course without approval or conduct educational activities at unauthorised buildings and campuses.

The UGC took the decision at a coordinated meeting held recently with the commission member Prof Bishwajit Chanda in the chair, UGC sources said.

The red star mark will also be given to the universities due to absence of vice-chancellor and treasurer appointed by the chancellor for over six months and other conflicts including ownership disputes among members of the Board of Trustees.

UGC also suggested that students should not be admitted to universities having red start marks. It also asked students to find out about seat capacity and courses before they enroll at universities.

Speaking at the meeting, Prof Bishwajit Chanda said, “There is no scope to admit additional students against approved seats. If a university does this, it won’t be legally valid. The validity of the certificates of these additional students will be in question.

“Some private universities admit additional students to earn money by selling certificates to them.”

Meanwhile, the UGC formed a four-member body led by a member of the commission to investigate admission of additional students to European University of Bangladesh (EUB).

The UGC said it was reported that 900 students against a seat capacity of 40 enrolled on civil engineering at European University, 584 students against 35 seats on electrical and electronic engineering (EEE), 239 students against 30 seats on computer science and engineering, 143 students against 30 seats on textile engineering and 99 students against 50 seats on BBA.