HC wants info regarding PhD theses at DU

DHAKA, Jan 11, 2021 (BSS) – The High Court (HC) today directed
Dhaka University (DU) authorities for information about their ways to
preserve the PhD theses submitted by the students and whether they use
any modern technologies including any particular software in this

A High Court division bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md
Khairul Alam passed the order, asking the varsity authorities to
submit a report in this regard by next two months.

The court on February 4, 2020, had asked University Grants
Commission (UGC) for information on whether public and private
universities are conferring PhD and equivalent degrees to the students
following rules and regulations of the UGC.

The court at the same time had directed DU vice chancellor to
enquire the allegation against one of its teachers who reported earned
his doctorate degree by submitting a 98 percent plagiarized

The court had come up with that order after holding hearing on a
writ filed by Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Md Moniruzzaman Linkon.

“After that order, the UGC and DU authorities have submitted
reports in this regard. After going through the DU report, the court
passed the latest order,” Deputy Attorney General ABM Abdullah Al
Mahmud Bashar told newsmen.


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