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PUST students besiege VC's residence

  • Published at 12:15 am November 3rd, 2019
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Sudents of Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) demonstrate in front of the university administrative building on Saturday, November 1, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

On October 24, a conversation allegedly between the VC and job aspirant Monirul Islam went viral, where Monirul was heard asking back Tk 8 lakh from the VC as he did not pass the recruitment test

Students of Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) on Saturday besieged the vice-chancellor’s residence demanding removal of the VC, proctor and student adviser bringing allegation of corruption and irregularities against them.

The student protesters brought out a rally around 11:30am and paraded the campus. At one stage, they gathered in front of the residence of VC Dr Rustom Ali and chanted various slogans demanding his resignation till 2:30pm.

The students are demonstrating since Tuesday to press home their 12-point demand issued after the authorities issued show-cause notice to three teachers for “raising voice against corruption and irregularities by the authorities.”

But they are demonstrating demanding removal of the VC Dr Rustom Ali, Proctor Pritam Das, and Adviser Mahmudul Hasan since Wednesday.

On October 24, a conversation allegedly between the VC and job aspirant Monirul Islam went viral, where Monirul was heard asking back Tk 8 lakh from the VC as he did not pass the recruitment test.

Earlier, the vice chancellor of PUST told journalists that he did not take any bribe and this is nothing but a conspiracy.

Asked about the students’ protest, the VC said the university authorities will take necessary steps to fulfil the logical demands.