Dhaka University had decided to shut down four-year bachelor’s degree courses on theoretical physics showing the shortage of infrastructure and teacher shortages.
The decision was made in the dean’s committee meeting headed by university’s vice-chancellor Akhtaruzzaman on Wednesday.
However, the department will continue its master’s degree one-year programme.
Akhtaruzzaman said the department had no well-equipped laboratory for years and it also suffered from shortage of teachers.
He, however, expressed his hope that the bachelor’s degree courses would be reopened after completing arrangement.
Theoretical physics department chairman Golam Mohammad Bhuiyan claimed that the deans’ committee had not consulted the department about shutting down the bachelor’s course.
‘We were not officially informed about the decision yet. We want to continue the undergraduate course,’ he told New Age.
The department started its journey in 1975, but had to stop its activities in 1978 due to shortages of teachers and infrastructure.
The department was revived in 2007 and has been offering only master’s courses. However, it opened the bachelor’s degree course last year.
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