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SC fines City University for violating UGC direction

  • Published at 01:08 pm February 19th, 2020
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An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order on Wednesday

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) has fined City University Tk10 lakh for violating the direction of the University Grants Commission (UGC) over admission of students.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order on Wednesday in presence of the vice chancellor of the private university, reports BSS.

Authorities of City University enrolled a number students for the Department of Law each semester, which exceeded the limit fixed by the UGC. As the students tried to sit for bar council enrollment exams after getting their degrees, they were barred, prompting them to file writs with the High Court. 

The court in an interim order asked the Bar Council to allow them to sit for the enrollment exams.

The Appellate Division on Wednesday came up with the order after holding hearing on the appeal filed by Bangladesh Bar Council against the High Court order.

Earlier on January 26, the Appellate Division fined Eastern University, Bangladesh Islamia University, and South East University Tk10 lakh each over the same matter.