SC fines 2 pvt varsities for taking students beyond capacity

Dhaka, Oct 30 – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday fined two private universities Tk 10 lakh each for admitting extra students beyond their capacity approved by Bangladesh Bar Council and University Grants Commission (UGC). A three-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, came up with the order after disposing of an appeal filed by Bangladesh Bar Council challenging the High Court verdict that directed the Bangladesh Bar Council to allow the candidates of two universities who passed law from these universities.
The apex court asked the authorities concerned of Stamford University Bangladesh and Dhaka International University to give Tk 10 lakh each to the Liver Transplant Unit of the BIRDEM hospital in 15 days as they admitted more than 50 students per semester.
Both of the universities enrolled extra students to their law faculties beyond approval of Bangladesh Bar Council and UGC.
The apex court, however, upheld the High Court order directing the Bangladesh Bar Council to allow the candidates who passed law from the two universities to fill in their forms and registration card so that they can appear for the Bar Council Enrolment Examination.
The enrolment examination of Bangladesh Bar Council is likely to be held on November 22. More than 45 thousand students will sit for the examination, according to the Bar Council sources. – Staff Reporter