She became the first female assistant proctor in the history of the university established in 1921.
“There was no female teacher in the proctorial body of Dhaka University. Fine Art Faculty’s Sima Islam will now work with us. We are considering the appointment of more female assistant proctors to fulfill the demand of time,” DU proctor Dr AKM Golam Rabbani told DailyBangladesh.
“I was delighted to get the appointment letter on Monday. Female students face various challenges on the campus and sometimes they cannot share those with male teachers. I think women empowerment has been established through this appointment,” Sima said.
Sima Islam now becomes a member of the proctorial team consisting of one proctor and eleven assistant proctors.
The body is responsible for maintaining disciplines on the campus. The team also performs other duties bestowed upon them by the university authorities.