The Archaeology department of Comilla University (CoU) has served a show cause notice to all it’s students of the 2016-'17 session on Sunday over writing on social media and taking part in an agitation against extreme session jam.
A total of 40 students, who were given show cause notice, sat for the fifth semester examination on Sunday while many other department’s students of the same session have already finished the graduation.
On August 31, students of the department along with other department’s students went to the vice-chancellor to press their demands to take examinations after they had formed a human chain in this connection. The VC immediately responded to them and instructed to take undergraduate final year examination.
However, the Archaeology Department took the students steps harshly and served the show cause notice.
The notice, signed by the department chairman Dr Shohrab Uddin, asked that the department wanted to know if you can make derogatory remarks about university faculties.
The notice said that the students of the 4th batch (session 2016-17) of the department had made various harsh and embarrassing comments on Facebook about the archaeology department and departmental teachers on and after 1 September.
'You have participated in the movement against the department and have taken refuge directly with the vice-chancellor without discussing with the departmental student-advisors and the head of the department," the notice read.
However, seeking anonymity, a student of the department said, there were students also from other departments in the movement that was being talked about, not just our department. That is why we all went to the Vice-Chancellor and he has has given a solution what we have accepted. Now we are disappointed with this notice.
Chairman Mohammad Sohrab Uddin said, students will make demands, which are normal. However, no teacher should be humiliated. If you go directly to the vice chancellor without discussing any other issue in the department, it implies that there is no discipline in the department.
However, the university vice chancellor Professor Dr Emran Kabir Chowdhury said that he would talk to the department about the issue.