The University Grants Commission (UGC) has raised a red flag against 16 private universities of the country and advised the students to be cautious about enrolling at those.
The commission issued the alert through a notice on Sunday detailing the current status of these universities.
Students have been advised to get admitted to only UGC-approved institutions and programmes; otherwise, they might face problem regarding the recognition of their degrees, the commission said.
As per the notice, IBAIS University has rival groups in its trustee board fighting against each other in court. A court order has also halted a UGC move to settle the issue following a case lodged by one of the groups.
Besides, Queens University, Sylhet International University, Britania University, Premier University, Prime University and the Southern University of Bangladesh are also involved in cases over the dispute between rival groups in their trustee boards.
The America Bangladesh University and Queens University are operating with the help of a court stay order against the closure by the government, the notice stated.
Southern University of Bangladesh’s campuses in Dhaka’s Uttara, Dhanmondi, Khulna’s Baira, Kushtia’s Majampur, Rangpur’s Lalbagh, and Chittagong’s OR Nizam Road and Chawkbazar are unregistered.
The University of Science and Technology also has unregistered campuses at Central Road in Chittagong and Dhanmondi in Dhaka.
The notice also said Rabindra Maitree University in Kushtia, Anwer Khan Modern University and the Central University of Science and Technology in Dhaka, Rabindra Srijonkala University in Keraniganj, and Rupayan AKM Shamsuzzaman University in Narayanganj have not received permission to admit students.