The universities will donate the money to National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh and Kidney Foundation
The Appellate Division has fined three private universities Tk10 lakh each for enrolling over fifty law students ignoring directives of the University Grants Commission and the Bar Council.
The universities are Islamia University, Southeast University, and Eastern University, reports UNB.
A six-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order on Sunday.
The court directed two universities to give their fines to National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh. The other one was asked to give the money to Kidney Foundation.
Additional Attorney General Murad Reza stood for Bar Council while Advocate AM Amin Uddin and Shah Monjurul Hoque represented the students.
Several students of the universities filed separate writ petitions challenging the decision of Bar Council to not allow them take exams. The High Court issued a rule and an interim order allowing the students to take Bar Council exam.
Bar Council moved the Appellate Division against the order but the plea was initially scrapped, prompting the council to seek a review. The top court later resolved the review petition and fined the universities.
Additional Attorney General Murad Reza said after the universities donate the money, the students can take part in the Bar Council exam by showing the donation receipts.