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City University fined Tk 10 lakh for violating UGC rule 

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Update: 2020-02-19 13:20:08
City University fined Tk 10 lakh for violating UGC rule 

DHAKA: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday (Feb 19) fined City University Tk 10 lakh for violating regulation of the University Grants Commission (UGC) over admission of students.

An appellate division bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain issued the order in presence of the vice-chancellor of the City University.

City University enrolled students, more than the number fixed by the UGC for Law Department under each semester. As the students, after getting their degrees, tried to sit for bar council enrollment exams, they were barred, prompting them to file writs with the High Court. 

The court, in an interim order, asked the Bar Council to allow them to sit for the enrollment exams.

Bangladesh Bar Council later filed an appeal with the appellate division against the High Court order.

The SC, in its order, fined the varsity authority today.

Earlier on January 26, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court fined Eastern University, Bangladesh Islamia University and South-East University Taka 10 lakh each over the same issue.

BDST: 1320 HRS, FEB 19, 2020

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