The newly built residential hall of Jagannath University, Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall, will be inaugurated on 20 October, University Day, said Vice Chancellor Mizanur Rahman after inspecting the hall on Sunday.
The vice chancellor said that even though the residential hall will be inaugurated on University Day, the students will get to use it when the situation returns to normal. There were many obstacles in building a hall in a small place like Old Dhaka, he said. The work is near completion and all modern facilities have been provided for the students.
Mizanur Rahman said, "After the opening of the campus, we will start the process of allocating seats." The hall provost has already been appointed. Besides, other activities are being taken forward in the management of the hall including appointment of assistant provost.
Provost Professor Anwara Begum of the student hall said, “The students will be allocated seats according to the policy that has been drafted in this regard."
The 18-storey building with a 20-storey foundation has 156 rooms, a library, a canteen and a dining room. In addition, there are seven toilets on each floor and four lifts. Each room has accommodation for four students, with separate beds, tables and chairs for each student.