PV Desk : President M Abdul Hamid today came down heavily on the evening courses in public universities, saying that a section of teachers had turned university into a business institution disrupting its overall academic environment.

“Different public universities have opened many departments, evening courses, diploma courses and institutes. Apart from the regular courses, many students are coming out successfully from such ‘business course’ and a section of teachers are getting cash benefit turning the university into a business institution,” he told the 52th Convocation of Dhaka University (DU) this afternoon.

Expressing grave concern over the academic environment in public university, the President said “Many public universities changes its look into private ones at night . . . The campus also becomes a fair in the evening. But it cannot be accepted at all.”