Research Proposal On Determining the Factors affecting the Residential Problem of the Hall Living Students at University of Dhaka

The University of Dhaka is one of the leading institutions of higher education in South Asia. The highly deemed institution is also known as Oxford of the East. All the students of the entire country have a dream to get admitted in this famous university. The university has a well established system of admission in the undergraduate program and graduate program. The students of this university are the assets of the country and they are expected to be the leaders and manpower for the country who will lead the country’s economic, social, and political development. According to a recent survey, 65% students are from outside Dhaka city and admitted in various academic programs. Every year our government allocates a huge amount of budget to the university. But due to under capacity of the residential halls and hostels most of the students do not get sits in there and they resides in different private hostels which are really expensive for them and those who can not afford those private hostels reside in cheap mace which are unhealthy and filthy. Students, who reside in mace, face food and other support crisis. Most of the halls are overcrowded as because there are limited sits available for around 35,000 students and in some cases it is seen that more than 6 students are residing in a fifty square feet room. Female hall situation is more horrible. Even dining space of hall is used for sleeping. Food and health facilities are inadequate. Per three thousand students there is one residential doctor available. These are the problems on which the research proposal is based.
University of Dhaka, which is commonly known as Dhaka University, is one of the prominent universities in South Asia, is also known as the Oxford of the East, presently facing a sensitive residential problem due to inadequate spaces, filthy environment and low quality of food and services in residential halls and hostels, according to the last annual report of the University Grants Commission. At present almost 60 percent of Dhaka University’s students are not allocated a sit in the residential halls. As a result, the students who do not find accommodation live in an underprivileged condition which hampers their academic activities, physical and psychological conditions. At present there are 17 dormitories and 3 hostels in Dhaka University to cater for more than 35,000 students. 17, 000 students are forced to find accommodation outside of the campus. Broad Objective of the Study is to pasteurize the Dhaka University students’ acute residential problem. Specific objectives are: identifying the variables to stimulate this problem, deprivation of facilities by halls living students and the satisfaction levels of students living in halls. The survey will be conducted on the basis of independent variables on which the Student’s perception based. Research is qualitative in nature. Both primary and secondary data will be collected. Questionnaire will be served and filled in by the student and later on with various statistical tools data will be measured. Based on the research, definite suggestions can be provided for future development references.

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