NSTU Correspondent: Students of the Noakhali University of Science and Technology (NSTU) have closed the admission process for the first year undergraduate programs in the academic year 2017-18 for demanding eight-point to reduce the admission fee of Tk 5,000. This morning the admission process was going on shortly for the second day when the agitated students hang a lock at the main gate of the freedom fighter Haji Mohammad Idris auditorium.
Acknowledging the students’ movement, the admission process was temporarily closed down by the registrar-Mominul Haque. He said that the members of the Proctorial Body Council were discussing the students’ grievances. He expects that problems will be resolved through discussion.
In response to a question, the Registrar said, the admission fee for the last three-four years has not been increased. It was being done once again. In this case, students are asked to bring 25 thousands taka, but they are not taken completely. The inclusion of the miscellaneous charges, which is what comes out, is taken.
The protesting students complained that compared to all other public universities of Bangladesh, the admission fee is higher in NSTU. Although the students studying earlier had expressed their concern, it was not heard. However, the amount of the fees increased further.
In this situation, the university authority were forced to reduce the fee of five thousand to the admission fee and in the last year of the academic session 2016-2017, the demand for withdrawal of additional money was withdrawn.
Other demands of the students are: Sectional transcript will be 20 and the original certificate will be 50 Taka respectively; The increased fees for the backlog should be withdrawn and it should be reduced to 300 taka and the minimum GPA 3.00 of the improvement will be done. One Stop Ambulance Service should be started. Students-friendly campus must be ensured and discussion with student representatives will be taken for any student-specific decisions. Housing needs to be ensured and ample subsidy for the food in the Halls of Residence should be given. Uninterrupted Wi-Fi system should have to introduce on the entire campus.
In this case, Proctor said that they were discussing with the teachers about the students’ grievances. There is no decision yet.