Published:  12:11 AM, 12 September 2018

DU cancels lecturer's appointment


The appointment of a lecturer at Sociology Department of Dhaka University (DU) has been cancelled in allegations of biased recruitment. The university's highest policy-making board, the syndicate, also relieved two teachers as they did not join even after their PhD leave expired.     

The decisions were taken at the syndicate meeting on Monday night, syndicate member and Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the university Dr Md Hasanuzzaman confirmed.

The sacked teachers are- Assistant Professor Masfiqur Rahman Khan and Lecturer Tamanna Afrin Rimi. Meanwhile, the appointment of SM Fazul Haque Isan at Sociology Department has been cancelled. Allegation ran rife that the department did partiality to make him a lecturer. 

On 13th August, DU Pro-VC (Academic) Prof Dr Nasreen Ahmad held viva-voce for the appointment of three lecturers of Sociology Department at her office. Other candidates alleged that Isan was recommended bypassing more competent, higher CGPA holders, and even candidates with foreign degrees.    

The syndicate cancelled the appointment upon observations of its members. The syndicate has also appointed two- Israt Jahan Yaman and Wasifa Tasnim Shamma - who were ahead with higher CGPA.  

Among them, Yaman's Honors and Master's CGPA is 3.74 and 3.88 respectively, Wasafia Shammar CGPA is respectively 3.72 and 3 83. Both of them were first in Honors and Master's. On the other hand, SM Fazul Haque Isan was 9th in Honors and Master's result.

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