Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) warned of tougher movement if the vice chancellor and his deputy do not resign by Sunday.
The students, who thronged in front of the VC's residence around 1:30pm demanding the resignation of VC Prof SM Nazrul Islam and pro-VC Prof M Habibur Rahman, also declared to resume their agitation programmes including human chain and procession tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, demonstrating teachers of Buet sat with the vice chancellor and his deputy at their respective offices and urged them to resign immediately 'to protect the institution'.
During the hour-long meeting since noon, the VC told the teachers that he would inform his next steps after holding a talk the minister concerned.
A number of teachers joined the students' agitation programme today.
The students resumed their demonstration on Saturday when Buet authorities insist the teachers to return to the classes, the latter stand rigid to their demand for removal of the duo.
The authorities issued a notice to all deans, heads of departments, teachers and officials concerned asking them to resume classes and start the process of admission test for first year immediately.
Buet Teachers' Association launched the agitation along with work abstention on April 7, bringing 16 allegations against the VC and Pro-VC. The general students and officials joined the agitation in mid July.
The virtually stagnant Buet reopened on Saturday after a 44-day closure but no classes have been held since then, hampering education of the students.
Since last week, no initiative is visible on the part of the government to settle the crisis at the country's leading engineering university.
While asked about the HC order, the protesters on Saturday said the HC order directed the teachers' association and its two leaders -- president and general secretary -- not to stage any agitation involving officials or students but the directive did not say anything about processions or meetings of the students.