JS passes Kurigram Agricultural University Bill, 2021
DHAKA, Sept 15, 2021 (BSS) - A bill titled "Kurigram Agricultural
University Bill-2021" was passed in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) today with a
vision to enrich the agriculture of the country's northern parts through
education and research.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni moved the bill in the House which was
unanimously passed by voice votes with JS Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
in the chair.
While placing the bill, Dr Dipu Moni said the agricultural university
which will be the first in the district will help to improve the overall
agricultural education of the country.
BNP lawmakers Harunur Rashid, Barrister Rumeen Farhana, Independent
lawmaker Rezaul Karim Bablu, Jatiya party lawmakers Mujibul Huq, Ponir Uddin
Ahmed and Pir Fazlur Rahman elaborately discussed on the bill.
Earlier on March 9, a virtual cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina approved the Kurigram Agricultural University Draft Law, 2021.
According to the draft, the university will take necessary steps for
teaching, research and training at various undergraduate and postgraduate
levels in agricultural sciences. In addition to educational activities, it
will exhibit sustainable agricultural technology and high yielding
The bill stipulates that the Chancellor of the University will appoint an
agronomist or an eminent professor, involved in agricultural education and
research, as the Vice-Chancellor (VC) for a term of four years as directed by
Moreover, no one can be appointed as VC for more than two terms.