The disciplinary committee of Dhaka University on Tuesday recommended permanent expulsion of 63 of its suspended students for their involvement in admission test fraudulence and question leak.
The committee also recommended expelling four other suspended students including two central leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League who were earlier arrested with firearms and drugs.
The committee also suspended studentship of thirteen others for varying terms for mugging and consuming drugs and also recommended suspending two others for six months for assaulting journalists.
Confirming the recommendations, proctor Golam Rabbani said the decisions were taken in a meeting of the committee on the day with vice-chancellor M Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.
The first 63 students were admitted to the university between academic sessions 2012-13 and 2017-18 adopting illegal means, he said.
Rabbani also said that involvement of these students with admission test forgery was proved in separate investigations by the Criminal Investigation Department of police and the university’s probe bodies.
Now, the fate of these 67 students would be finalised by the university syndicate, he said.
Certificates of those who already passed out will be cancelled, he added.
On August 6, 2019, the university authorities suspended 69 students on charge of cheating in admission test and asked them to explain why they would not be expelled permanently.
The explanations of 63 of the accused did not satisfy the authorities and finally they recommended their permanent expulsion.
Earlier in January 2018, the Dhaka University authorities permanently expelled 15 of its students from different departments including two Chhatra League central leaders for their alleged involvement in admission test fraudulence.
Question paper of the university’s ‘D’ unit intake test for 2018-19 academic sessions was allegedly leaked few hours before the exam while 12 admission seekers were jailed by mobile court over fraudulence during the test on October 20, 2018.
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