Socio-Economic Condition of Indigenous Students: A Study in the University of Dhaka

Sumy Akter


The participation rate of the indigenous people in higher education is comparatively low. In this work the socio-economic status of the indigenous students of the University of Dhaka is studied. Moreover, the problems and prospects of the students during their academic life in the university as well as in their social life are identified. This research is a social research in which a sample survey method has been taken. Mainly different residential Halls of the University of Dhaka were taken as the area of this research. Information was collected from 45 selected respondents. Data are collected through interviewing and observing respondent as well as from the secondary sources. Based on this research the problems of the indigenous students are identified. Beside these, a list of recommendations has been suggested to solve the socio-economic situation and problems in their academic life of the indigenous students. This study will help us to find out the impact of the family tradition on the present status of the indigenous students, barrier in exercising their traditional culture, and the attitude showed by the other students to the indigenous students in the University of Dhaka.

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