Gopalganj BSMRSTU VC resigns

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Dhaka, September 30: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University’s Vice Chancellor (VC) Khondoker Md Nasiruddin resigned on Monday.Education Minister Dipu Moni confirmed the matter to the media.

The UGC formed the committee on September 23 at the behest of the education ministry amid student protests for removal of VC Nasir for his alleged involvement in graft and irregularities.

The students said Nasiruddin was involved in corruption in development projects including construction of Shaheed Minar and Bangabandhu’s mural on the campus.

They also brought allegations of sexual harassment against him, and claimed he had some students admitted to different departments in exchange for money.

They also said the university authorities suspended students and served show-cause notices to those teachers who spoke against them.

The students launched demonstrations on September 18, protesting the suspension of Faatema Tuz Zinia, a student of the law department and also university reporter of The Daily Sun, over a Facebook post.

In the wake of protest and huge criticism on social media, the university authorities withdrew the suspension order.

On September 21 morning, the authorities suddenly declared a 10-day vacation ahead of Durga Puja and asked the students to vacate dormitories by 10:00am. But the protests raged on.

The students alleged that goons, hired by the VC, attacked them the same day, leaving at least 20 injured.