The ruling Awami League-backed Blue panel of Dhaka University teachers has bagged victory in the Senate elections held today at the university's Nawab Ali Chowdhury building.
Blue panel bagged 32 votes out of a total of 35 votes, whereas BNP-backed White panel secured only 3 votes. Elected teachers will be valid as Senate members for next three years.
The voting procedure started at 9 am and ended at 2 pm today.
Treasurer of University of Dhaka Prof. Momtaz Uddin was in-charge of the election as commissioner and he declared the results around 4.30 pm today.
The DU Senate is the highest policymaking body of the University where its policies are determined and enacted. The total number of Senate members is 105 of which 35 seats are reserved for the teachers. The last election for teachers' seats in the Senate body was held in 2017.