Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Sunday, March 24, 2019 01:40:04 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Accommodation crisis at IU

Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

IU correspondent :
The students of Islamic University (IU), Kushtia are in an acute problem with accommodation crisis that often hits their academic activities.
 Islamic University, during establishment, was established as a residential university, almost 40 years had already been passed it could not be declared as fully residential institution.
 Around 14775 students are studying at 33 departments under seven faculties in the university.
 The university authorities increased the number of departments year after year but the number of seats is not increased.
 Campus sources said that the university has eight residential halls including five for male and three female students which provide 4000 hundred seats only.
 The university authorities provided 382 seats for its students in Jatir Pita Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall while 474 in Saddam Hossain Hall, 396 in Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Hall, 398 in Lalon Shah Hall, 260 in Sheikh Russel Hall, 540 in Desh Ratna Sheikh Hasina Hall, 398 in Khaleda Zia Hall and 440 seats in Bangamata Begum Fazailatunnesa Mujib Hall accommodation.
 A total of 900 students are staying in Sheikh Hasina Hall against 540 seats while 600 students are staying in Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall against its 400 seats.
 At least 12 to 14 residential students are staying in a four seated room while 60 to 70 students are living in a female mass room, known as Gono room. The students cannot complete their study in these rooms due to the lack of inadequate room for the students.
 To remove the problem from the university, the university authorities should take necessary steps to provide seats to the students establishing new halls in to the university.
 The students of the mass room face the acute problems during the summer season as they are to live in a room that is unbearable torment for them.
 Sadia, a fresher's at Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall, 'It is difficult to stay at the mass room specially in during summer season. As a result of being twelve to fourteen students in a room we can't concentrate on our study.
 Talking to New Nation, Farjana Akter Meem, a second year student of the Khaleda Zia Hall said, 'Many of the female students are living in the mass room that effect on their academic activities.
 Confessing the problem, IU hall provost council president Prof Dr Akram Hossain Mozumdar told New Nation that they the female students stayed in the Gono room for their safety. 'We urged to the university authorities to solve the problem as early as possible', he added.
 IU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Rashid Askari said that the numbers of female halls in our university is less than the students, adding that, if we implement our mega project, we would be able to provide 85 percent seats for the students.
 Action would be taken against the students who were staying in the halls after completion of their studies,' he said.

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Football »

England, France win big, Portugal held as Euro defense opens

AP, London :Big and slick wins for France and England. Not even a goal for Portugal.Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World Cup, the European champions could only begin their title defense with a 0-0 home draw against Ukraine.The goals ...

Sports »

Serena survives scare to advance in Miami

AFP, Miami :Serena Williams survived an "irresponsible" second set lapse on Friday to see off Sweden's Rebecca Peterson 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 in her second-round opener of the WTA and ATP Miami Open."I wasn't really happy with my performance," admitted the 23-time Grand Slam champion, who is playing in just her ...

Entertainment »

I was lucky that it wasn't a dance-off - Alia Bhatt

An Abhishek Varman directorial, Kalank starring Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, and Sanjay Dutt has been making headlines ever since its announcement. It was just yesterday when the makers of the film dropped in the first song, titled Gharore pardesiya, featuring Alia and Madhuri ...

International »

Pope replaces Santiago bishop after abuse cover-up claims

Reuters, Vatican City :Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the archbishop of Santiago and the highest ranking member of the Catholic Church in Chile, who has been caught up in the country's sex abuse scandal.A Vatican statement on Saturday said the pope had named Bishop Celestino ...

International »

May makes final push for Brexit deal with new timetable

Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Britain on Friday vowing to make "every effort" to win over MPs opposed to her EU divorce deal, hours after securing a delay to Brexit from European leaders in Brussels.The embattled premier faces daunting odds to persuade recalcitrant British lawmakers to back a plan ...

City »

Gonoforum President Dr. Kamal Hossain speaking at a press conference organised by Gonoforum at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday demanding safe road.

Editorial »

Modernise the railways and make it corruption-free

BANGLADESH Railway has been showing less importance and interest to recover its grabbed lands though thousands of acres of land are now illegally possessed by a section of influential people and some organisations. It has also no visible plan to use many unused lands across the country too. An initiative ...

Editorial »

Save Halda from dying

DEPARTMENT of Environment has revealed that waste from a housing estate and some factories are polluting the Halda river in Chattogram to the extent that it caused dying of fish. Currently, the pollution of the Halda is severely affecting the livelihood of adjacent people, in particular the fishermen. In June ...

International »

Prince Charles heads to Cuba amid US tensions

AFP, Havana :Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will make the first royal visit to communist-run Cuba on Sunday at a time when ally Washington is seeking to ramp up sanctions against the island.The 70-year-old prince was asked by the British government to add Cuba to a long-planned tour ...

Football »

US beat Ecuador 1-0 in int’l friendly soccer

AP, Orlando :Gregg Berhalter's vision for the U.S. national team started to unfold as the Americans passed the ball from side to side, played diagonal balls long and short. Possession is his key to success.The style was more pleasing. But the only goal of night was pretty weird.Gyasi Zardes's shot ...

Entertainment »

Homayra Himu wants to give direction

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Five years ago, popular TV actress Homayra Himu produced a telefilm titled Bhalobashi Othoba Bashi Bhalo. But producing that telefilm she faced financial crisis during that time. She was sufferer for this and later decided not to produce any work. But she is interested to give direction ...

Sports »

Russia's Natalia Zabiiko and Alexander Enbert perform their pairs free skate during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo on Thursday.

Football »

Trinidad and Tobago's Aubrey David (left) and Wales' Ryan Hedges battle for the ball during the International Friendly soccer match between Wales and Trinidad and Tobago, at the Racecourse Ground, in Wrexham, Wales on Wednesday.

Entertainment »

Deepika Padukone checks all ticks in list over a week

Bollywood’s leading lady Deepika Padukone has had an eventful last week as the actress unveiled her prestigious Statue of Purpose at Madame Tussauds and graced the Vogue International cover as the Global Talent. Both the events are key and one of the major highlights in the life of the actress. ...

City »

Holi festival celebrated with enthusiasm, fanfare

Thousands of devotees on Thursday celebrated the Holi, a Hindu religious festival of colours, across the country with due religious fervour and much enthusiasm."Marking the festival, a large number of devotees thronged the Dhakeswari National Temple in the morning to offer abir, a pink colored powder, at the foot of ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news