USTC student’s demo continues for registration

Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Published: 01:19, Jan 17,2017

 
 

Students of University of Science and Technology Chittagong on Monday blocked Chittagong city’s Jakir Hossain road, demanding their registration under Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council.
Around one thousand MBBS students demonstrated in front the university for two hours from 10:30am to 12:30pm and put a lock on the university’s main entrance, sources said.
Officer-in-charge of Khulshi police station Nizam Uddin said that the USTC students tried to block the road around 11:30am but police dispersed them.
A total of 1025 MBBS students, including foreign students from India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives, of the university face uncertainty academically as BMDC has refused to register them against the university’s violation of admission rules.
University of Science and Technology Chittagong, a private institution, admitted a total of 1,025 students in the 25th, 26th and 27th batches, each batch comprising more than 350 students, said sources at the USTC.
According to rules, however, the university is only allowed to admit around 100 students in each batch.
When contacted, USTC vice chancellor Professor Pravat Chandra Barua did not pick up his phone.
Professor Badiul Alam, a faculty member of the university and director general of Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital, refused to comment over the issue.
Students of USTC have been demonstrating for a week to obtain registration under the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council.
Earlier in 2014, the students also demonstrated on campus over the same issue. The university was closed for nearly three months during that time.

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