Southeast University fined Tk10 lakh

Dhaka, Thursday   02 April 2020


Southeast University fined Tk10 lakh

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:21 PM, 20 February 2020  

File Photo

File Photo

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday fined Southeast University Tk 10 lakh for enrolling more extra students in its LLB course, defying the decision of University Grants Commission (UGC).

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order. 

The court asked the university authorities to pay the fine to the Bangladesh Bar Council. The court also ordered that the amount cannot be collected from students, rather has to be paid from university funds. 

Advocate Ashik Al Jalil stood for the students of Southeast University in the court while Advocate AY Mashiuzzaman and SM Kafil Uddin represent the Bar Council. 

Lawyer SM Kafil Uddin said that the court also asked to allow the students to appear at the Bar Council Enrollment Examination after providing registration cards. 

According to the UGC’s decision, no universities are allowed to enroll more than 50 students in the LLB course under the Department of Law. Some 86 students of the university failed to collect their registration cards from the Bar Council to sit for the examination.

Later, the students filed a petition with the High Court seeking registration cards and allowing them to appear in the Bar Council enrollment examination. The court asked the Bar Council to allow the students to take the examination with registration cards.

The Bar Council later filed a petition challenging the HC order. The Appellate Division today passed the order after disposing of the petition