The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended setting up new public universities in six districts of the country: Rajbari, Bhola, Joypurhat, Cox’s Bazar, Narail, and Barguna.
According to the UGC, the subjects of these universities will be determined by focusing on the issues that are relevant to the districts that will play a role in meeting their needs.
UGC stated that in Beach District Cox’s Bazar, on the Bay of Bengal, tourism and hospitality management, oceanography, disaster science and management, and fisheries have been recommended as priorities.
In Bhola, the island district of the Meghna River, they asked to give priority to fisheries science, disaster science and management, and oceanography subjects in the proposed university.
In Barguna, a coastal district, the university will give priority to fisheries science, disaster science and management, oceanography, climate-resilient agriculture, and natural resource extraction.
Setting up a general university at Jaipurhat with priority in agriculture, geology, mining, and archeology subjects was recommended by UGC.
They recommended establishing a university in Narail district in the name of artist SM Sultan with priority to fine arts.
UGC has recommended the establishment of a general university in Rajbari district as well.
The Secretary of the UGC, Ferdous Zaman, told Business Mirror, “We have recommended the establishment of these six universities as part of the greater plan to establish universities in every district of the country. Now, in light of this recommendation, the relevant authorities will conduct the necessary activities to raise it as a law in parliament.
Mr. Ferdous also said that the concerned universities can take steps to teach other subjects by keeping the basic subjects of these universities in order.