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DU refuses ID cards, residence, transport to affiliate college students

  • Published at 09:37 pm January 20th, 2018
DU refuses ID cards, residence, transport to affiliate college students
The Dhaka University (DU) authorities will not issue any DU identity cards to students of the seven affiliated colleges. According to a press release issued by the vice chancellor’s office on Saturday, the students will continue using the ID cards issued by their respective institutions. In addition, academic activities including classes and exams will be held at their own premises and not on the DU campus. Furthermore, students from the affiliate colleges will not get any transportation, residence, library, or any other facilities from DU. These facilities are to be provided by the colleges. The affiliation with the colleges has become a severe issue for the university as protests both in favour and against now take place on a regular basis. Recently, a number of DU students began demanding the university cut ties with colleges.
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The press release on Saturday aimed to clear the air about how deep the ties are between DU and the colleges. Students admission activities, practical examinations, viva voce and banking facilities etc will also be conducted at the college campuses and not at DU. The press release also said that there are dedicated staff members to oversee the college activities so that they do not interrupt daily activities at DU. However, agitated students continued the protest even on Saturday as they demanded the proctor of the university resign for not taking action regarding the alleged assault by Bangladesh Chhatra League members on female students during another protest on last Monday. On Wednesday, the protesters laid siege to the proctor’s office. They tore down a collapsible gate, to which the university responded by filing a case against 50 unidentified students. The government had affiliated Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Mohila College, Mirpur Government Bangla College and Government Titumir College with Dhaka University in 2017 after much deliberation.