RU teacher debarred from academic activities

Publish: 9:14 PM, February 27, 2021 | Update: 9:14:PM, February 27, 2021

RAJSHAHI, – A teacher of Rajshahi University (RU) has been debarred from academic activities for six years on charge of sexual harassment.

The decision was taken against Bishnu Kumar Adhikary, an assistant professor of the Institute of Education and Research, in the 504th Meeting of Syndicate, the highest policy-making body of the university, today.

Syndicate Member Prof Abdul Alim confirmed the issue saying allegation related to sexual harassment has been brought by the two students against the teacher in June, 2019.

On the basis of the allegation, RU has formed an enquiry committee and after investigation the committee found the allegation authentic. Based on the probe report, the syndicate barred the teacher from all the academic activities including class and examination for six years.

Prof Alim also said the teacher will also remain banned from salary, allowance, promotion and other privileges he deserves during the period.