A senior official in Bangladesh says the government wants to bar people at universities from joining political parties in order to clamp down on corruption.
Law and Information Advisor Mainul Husein says the military-backed interim government wants to free campus politics from the control of political parties.
He spoke after his ministry asked the election commission to make a law banning students, teachers and trade groups from taking part in party-affiliated politics.
Election officials say they are examining the proposal.
Many political activities in Bangladesh have been banned since January, when a state of emergency was imposed after a series election-related street protests turned violent. A new interim government was installed and its leader, Fakhruddin Ahmed, has promised to clean up the election process.
Students have long held key roles in Bangladeshi political movements. They led a campaign to make Bengali a state language in 1952 in what was then East Pakistan, and had a strong impact in the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.