The government is going to take action against the private universities, which are carrying out academic activities in violation of rules and have failed to shift to permanent campus, after May 15.
Sources at University Grants Commission (UGC) said a committee formed with the officials of the education ministry and UGC has started inspection of the private universities.
The four-member committee headed by UGC member Prof Akhter Hossain has already submitted a partial report to the authorities concerned, they said.
The committee members have so far visited six universities. They are American International University Bangladesh, Daffodil University, Atish Dipankar University, Uttara University, Asian University and World University.
The committee has already submitted partial report to the authorities concerned and is likely to submit complete report by May 15, sources concerned said.
Other committee members are UGC member Prof Shah Nowaz Ali, additional secretary of education ministry Abdulah Al Hasan Chowdhury and UGC deputy director Jesmin Parvin.
After receiving final report, the government will start taking action against the private universities which are running in violation of rules, sources concerned said.
An UGC official told daily sun that they have already asked Presidency University to start the procedure to shift to permanent campus and directed it to purchase land within June.
The authorities of the university have also been asked to submit documents of land purchase to the ministry and the UGC after purchasing land for permanent campus.
The government formed the committee on March 7 and asked it to submit report by June 30 to fix next course of action against the institutions which are running in violation of rules.
Most of the private universities of the country are carrying out academic activities flouting rules and have failed to shift to permanent campus within stipulated time.
A report on the irregularities of private universities was published in daily sun on April 18 under the headline ‘Varsity, beauty parlour, shoe shop in same building!’