Three Barisal University students were suspended for one year each in connection with a ragging incident.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr SM Imamul Huq said the decision was taken at a syndicate meeting of the university.
The incident was made the focus on a notice board which further warns other students of the repercussions of such actions.
The university’s public relations office deputy director Faisal Mahmud Rumi said: “Barisal University’s 54th syndicate meeting was held at its Dhaka-based liaison office on April 21 and presided over by its VC Prof Dr SM Imamul Huq.
At the conference, ragging was termed as “harassment and abusing” and placed under a zero-tolerance policy.
Prof Dr Imamul Huq also said three second-year students of the Coastal Studies and Disaster Management Department had been accused of “harassing and abusing” a first-year student of the same department.
The student’s official complaint was then investigated by a joint investigative committee consisting of the department’s academic committee and the dean, and the report of the investigation discussed at the meeting.
The decision was then taken to suspend the three students Nusrat Jahan Shifa, Kalyan Haldar, and Md Nazmul Hasan for one year each.