The syndicate committee at Jahangirnagar University has formed a review committee to resolve a dispute among three departments centring the allotment of a floor in the newly constructed science building.
The decision was taken at an emergency syndicate meeting, presided over JU VC Prof Farzana Islam, on Tuesday night at the university’s administrative office. The syndicate members also instructed the agitating students and teachers of the departments to go back to their respective premises.
JU Registrar Abu Bakr Siddique and syndicate member Prof Md Hanif Ali confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.
The three departments – computer science and engineering, geological sciences and environmental sciences – recently launched individual movement over the allotment of the second floor in the new building.
Teachers and students alike have been staging demonstrations to press home their demands, putting academic activities on hold, sources at JU said.
Following the continuous demonstrations, the university authorities called the emergency syndicate meeting where a five-member review committee was formed to scrutinise the issue and asked to submit the probe report within seven working days.
Headed by JU syndicate member and Vice-Chancellor of Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University Prof Mohammad Alauddin, the committee includes Prof Tofael Ahmed Chowdhury of Dhaka University, Prof Nurul Alam, dean of mathematical and physical sciences faculty in JU, Prof Rasheda Akhter, syndicate member and SM Anwarul Islam, director of planning and development office.