Rangamati Science and Technology University (RSTU) has two classrooms and multiple problems.
Prothom Alo correspondent recently visited this public university at Tabalchhari area of Rangamati town. There was no permanent campus, added to which was a crisis of teachers and infrastructure facilities. The university has two departments, Management and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). CSE has no laboratory. This university, the only public university in Chittagong Hill Tracts, started functioning four years ago but is limping along.
Despite this precarious situation, there are plans to open seven more departments.
Meanwhile, the university authorities have advertised for admission of students for the new academic session under two departments. The students and teachers fear the crisis will worsen.
Student of CSE Manzurul Azad said they can’t attend practical classes due to lack of a lab. A room has been rented for laboratory purposes, but is yet to start.
He fears even after he completes his studies, he will face a crisis in the job market due to setback in lab facilities.
Even in the very beginning they had to suffer session jam, Manzurul said.
Although he was supposed to complete the 3rd year by now, he now has just started the 3rd year.
Vice chancellor Pradanendu Bikash Chakma said he is facing various crises.
“I am trying to solve the problems but it is not possible to solve all the problems,” the VC added.