education & Career

Undergraduate students can do short internships


MNA Career & Education Desk: Fresh graduates looking for the ‘six digit salary’ dream job which will also ensure social status and the employers looking for the competent one having the balanced mixture of theoretical and practical knowledge to undertake professional challenges but rarely getting one — these two are the real but unfortunate contrasting images of our job market. The outcome is never-ending frustration from both sides. Aspirants are thinking about the requirements of the employers to be over- demanding, and the employers are finding the applicants to be under-qualified. However, there must be an intersection where the expectations ...

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Good basis of accounting, key to professional success


MNA Career & Education Desk: “You have to understand accounting, and you have to understand the nuances of accounting. It’s the language of business, and its imperfect, but unless you are willing to put in the effort to learn accounting – how to read and interpret financial statements – you really shouldn’t select stocks yourself, ” said Warren Buffett. Anyone from a business background can attest to the importance of accounting in managing any organisation, be it SME, non-profits, or corporations etc. However, many new business owners fail to realise the extent to which a good accounting system can keep ...

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1.32m students qualified for college admission


MNA Career & Education Desk: The government on Monday published the first list of about 1.32 million students qualified for college admission in the academic session of 2019-2020. Prof Ziaul Haque, Chairman of Dhaka Education Board, said the merit list is now available on the website (, report and UNB. A total of 1,318,866 applicants have been named in the first list, said Dhaka Board College Inspector Prof Md Harun-Ar-Rashid. The qualified students will have to confirm their acceptance through texts to the selected colleges by June 18. They were instructed to be admitted to the colleges between Jun ...

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Foundation stone of IIER building laid at IU


MNA Career & Education Desk: The foundation stone of Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER) building was laid at Islamic University in Kushtia on Saturday. Vice-Chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari laid the foundation stone adjacent to the university lake around 2:00pm. Among others, IU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Prof M Selim Toha, acting Registrar SM Abdul Latif and former proctor and syndicate member Prof M Mahbubar Rahman were present. The building will have classrooms, teachers’ rooms, a guestroom and a conference room, IIER Director Prof M Maher Ali said. Alimuzzaman Totul, the university’s chief engineer, has already ...

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Prof Kazi Shahidullah new UGC chairman


MNA Career & Education Desk: Prof Kazi Shahidullah, the supernumerary professor of the History Dept at Dhaka University, has been made the new chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for a four-year term. Department of Secondary and Higher Education of the Education Ministry issued an order in this regard on Wednesday. Kazi Shahidullah is the former vice chancellor of National University. Prof Shahidullah replaces Prof Abdul Mannan, whose term was ended on May 7. Since then, the UGC senior member Prof Mohammed Yusuf Ali Mollah had been serving as the chairman.

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BCL post-deprived leaders give 48-hour ultimatum


MNA Career & Education Desk: The post-deprived leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) have demanded cancellation of the newly formed ‘controversial’ committee in 48 hours. They also threatened to go on hunger strike and mass resignation id their demand is not met within the stipulated time. The ultimatum was given at a press conference held at Madhu’s canteen of Dhaka University on Tuesday. Over 200 leaders who deprived of getting any post or their desired post in the new committee were present in the press conference. BCL previous committee’s publicity and publication secretary Saif Babu read out a written statement ...

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Saturday’s HSC exams rescheduled for May 14


MNA Career & Education Desk: All HSC examinations scheduled for Saturday (May 4) have been postponed due to cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ that is likely to hit the country’s coastal areas on Friday. The examinations will now be held on May 14, said, Inter-Education Board Sub-Committee President Prof Md Ziaul Haq. He said the exams scheduled for Saturday morning will be held on May 14 morning and those scheduled for afternoon be held in afternoon on the same date.

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DIU signs MoU with Malaysia’s UNIRAZAK


MNA Education & Career Desk: Daffodil International University (DIU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK), Malaysia at DIU premises as part of the regular internationalisation of the university. Prof Datin Paduka Dr Samsinar Md Sidin, Vice Chancellor of UNIRAZAK and Professor Dr Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Vice Chancellor of DIU signed the agreement today (Tuesday) on behalf of their respective institutions, according to a media release. Under the mutual agreement, both the universities will initiate student and faculty exchange programmes, hold joint conferences and entrepreneurial activities, offer PhD scholarship and so on. Associate Prof ...

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EWU organizes special cleanliness campaign


MNA Career & Education Desk: East West University (EWU) has organised a special cleanliness campaign at Aftabnagar area in the capital. Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam and local Parliament Member, AKM Rahmatullah MP inaugurated the programme on Tuesday morning, according to a press statement. The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, EWU, and former Adviser of the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, Syed Manzur Elahi, the Chief Adviser of EWU and former Governor of Bangladesh Bank, Dr Mohammed Farashuddin, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr M M Shahidul Hassan, the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr Fakrul Alam, senior officials, faculty ...

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HSC & equivalent exams begin today


MNA Career & Education Desk: The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2019 began on Monday with participation of 13, 51,505 examinees from 9,081 educational institutions across the country. The 1st day’s Bangla first paper examination began at 10:00am. A total of 11, 38,747 candidates are participating in the examinations from eight general education boards while 88,451 under the Madrasa Education Board and 1, 24,264 from the Technical Education Board. Of them, 6, 64,496 are male and 6, 87,009 female students. Besides, 275 students will appear in the examinations from eight overseas centers, says a UNB report. ...

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82,500 students receives primary scholarships


MNA Career & Education Desk: A total of 82,500 students have got scholarships in the Primary Education Completion (PEC) Examinations held in 2018. State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain came up with the information while talking to media at the secretariat on Sunday, reports UNB. Among the total scholarship recipients, 33,000 students got scholarship under talent pool while 49,500 under general category The list of scholarship recipients is available on the Primary Education Department website He said the scholarship was introduced to flourish talents among students and prevent drop out. Among them, who got scholarships ...

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Chhatra League welcomes Nur as new DUCSU VP


MNA Career & Education Desk: The Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has welcomed Nurul Haq Nur, the newly-elected vice president of the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union. BCL President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon went to the Teacher-Student Centre and greeted Nur around 4 pm Tuesday in a bid to de-escalate tensions on the campus following Monday’s DUCSU elections, reports Nur edged out Shovon to become the vice president of DUCSU in the polls held after 29 years. Nur bagged 11,062 votes while Shovon polled 9,129.

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BD students urged to explore study opportunities abroad


MNA Career & Education Desk: Bangladeshi students can explore the ample opportunities to study abroad as many universities offer world-class degrees. But most the students cannot avail the scope due to lack of enough information. They can be successful if they apply following proper guidance. The observation was made at a discussion held at The Daily Star Center in the city on Friday. The programme also comprised a Question-Answer session. Journalists from both print and online media attended the programme. Lee Wildman, head of International Student Recruitment Department of Queen Mary University of London, and Emma Winter, manager of South ...

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DUCSU polls to be free, fair: VC


MNA Career & Education Desk: Dhaka University (DU) vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman on Monday said the upcoming elections to DU Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) and hall unions will be participatory, free and fair, reports UNB. “No one can interfere in and foil the election. If anyone tries to do anything illegal, the university authorities will take instant actions,” he told a briefing on the DUCSU polls at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university. The DU VC urged the student bodies to maintain an atmosphere of peaceful coexistence and practice democratic norms on the campus ahead of the elections ...

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Daffodil Alumni UK holds reunion in London


MNA Career & Education Desk: Daffodil International University (DIU) Alumni UK arranged a reunion at Palm Tree hall in London. Baroness Manzila Pola Uddin, Member of the House of Lords, UK was present in the programme as the chief guest while Dr Md Sabur Khan, Chairman, Daffodil Family attended the function, held on Sunday, as the special guest. Dr Donald Slowan, Chairman, Oxford Cultural Connective, S M Zakaria Haque, Commercial Counselor of Bangladesh High Commission in UK and Dr Azizur Rahman, Bangladeshi originated British Businessman were present as the Guest of Honour in the program, according to a media release ...

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BCL rebel panel announced for DUCSU polls


MNA Career & Education Desk: Leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student front of ruling Awami League, on Monday announced its panel to contest the upcoming election to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU). BCL former central committee vice-president Sohan Khan, Aminul Islam Bulbul and Md Rony will contest for the post of the panel vice-president (VP), general secretary (GS) and assistant general secretary (AGS) respectively. Meanwhile, Md Al Mamun will contest for liberation war affairs secretary post, DM Sabbir for science and technology secretary, Tamjid Hossain Tamim for international secretary, Md Masud Rana for literary secretary and Gazi Nabid ...

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UGC chairman for merit-based recruitment of teachers


MNA Career & Education Desk: Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof Abdul Mannan on Friday said that university teachers should be recruited based on their merit, right skills and attitude. The process should be transparent, said the UGC Chairman while addressing a daylong workshop on ‘Annual Performance Management: Perspective Shahjalal University of Science and Technology’ at the SUST campus as the chief guest. “Don’t minimise the basic requirements in recruitment criteria for giving undue advantage to a specific person or persons,” he said. He also declared that corruption should not exist at any level in the university, said a ...

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DUCSU polls nomination form distribution starts


MNA Career & Education Desk: Dhaka University (DU) authority has started distribution nomination forms of the upcoming Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) polls scheduled for March 11. The form distribution started around 10am on Tuesday from provost’s office. Chief Returning Officer Professor SM Mahfuzur Rahaman said the form will be distributed every day from 10am-4pm from the office till February 25.

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Jashore board postpones ICT exam of SSC


MNA Career & Education Desk: The ICT (Information and Communications Technology) examination under Jashore board has been postponed following printing mistakes in the question paper. The fresh date of the examination will be informed letter, said Professor Abdul Alim, chairman of the board. The chairman also sought pardon to guardians and students for the unwanted incident.

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IUB ranks number one university of BD


MNA Career & Education Desk: Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) has been ranked as number one university in Bangladesh by the Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities (RWU). RWU is produced by the Cybermetrics Lab, a unit of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the main public research body in Spain, which is universally recognised as one of the top R&D European institutions, said a statement. The RWU uses four criteria for ranking, namely Presence, Visibility, Transparency (Openness) and Excellence (Scholar), compiling the data from reliable prestigious open data sources, namely Google, Ahrefs, Majestic, Google Scholar Citations, and Scimago (which is based ...

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SSC & equivalent exams begin


MNA Career  & Education Desk: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2019 began on Saturday morning. The examinations started around 10am at 10 education boards that will continue till February 26 while the practical examination will be held from February 27 to March 5. A total of 21,35,333 students from 28,682 educational institutions is expected to sit for the exams. Of them, 10,70,441 students are male and 10,64,892 female. Education minister Dipu Moni visited Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Government Primary School this morning. During her visit she said, “Detectives have keep close watch with the law enforcement agencies to ...

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Question leak gang wiped out: CID


MNA Career & Education Desk: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday claimed to have brought two gangs engaged in question leak to book. Law enforcers have, so far, arrested 46 members of the rackets, including masterminds Hafizur Rahman Hafiz and Masud Rahman Tajul. The information was given at a press conference of the Organised Crime, CID, Bangladesh at noon. CID chief Additional IGP Sheikh Himayet Hossain spoke at the briefing held the CID headquarters in the city. CID officials said those who engaged in question leak from the press are: Rakibul Hasan Esami, Khan Bahadur, Saiful Islam, Sajib Islam, Bani ...

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None involved in question paper leak will be spared: RAB

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MNA Career & Education Desk: Rapid Action Battalion director general Benazir Ahmed has warned that people involved in SSC question paper leak would not be spared. The RAB DG came up with the warning at a press briefing on Wednesday ahead of the SSC examination scheduled to begin on February 2. The briefing held at RAB media centre this morning to prevent the question scripts leak. “Teachers, students and guardians should be conscious about this. If anyone try to violate law, RAB will take action immediately, said Benazir Ahmed. He said “Last year, the elite force arrested at least 128 ...

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17th founding anniversary of DIU celebrated


MNA Career & Education Desk: The Daffodil International University (DIU) has celebrated its 17th founding anniversary with gala events at Ashulia permanent campus. The university took two day programme, which ended on Monday, To mark the founding anniversary. The celebration programme included a week-long Inter department sports competition, Math Olympiad, Inter University Cultural competition, IT Quiz, Project Showcasing and exhibition have been arranged. The two day programs included Bus Rally, Pitha Utshab, Blood Donation Program, Discussion, Picnic, Tree Plantation, Games & Sports, Fun Events & Raffle Draw and gala musical soiree by the participation of the students. Dr. Jonathan Ortman, ...

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Govt clarifies rule on students’ SSC exam center entry time


MNA Career & Education Desk: The education ministry has relaxed the rule for SSC test-takers to enter the examination centers at least half an hour before the start of the tests. The students who will fail to secure entry before the stipulated time will be allowed to sit the exams after showing valid reasons behind the delay. The students will have to write down their names, roll numbers and the reasons in a registrar in case of delay, the government said in a circular on Monday. The exam center secretaries will hand the lists of late students over to the ...

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International seminar at Islamic University from Jan 28


MNA Career & Education Desk: A two-day international seminar on ‘Global peace and Harmony’ will be held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on January 28. The seminar will be continued till January 29, sources at IU Vice-chancellor’s office said on Thursday. IU and Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture will jointly organise the seminar at Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman Auditorium on the campus, reports UNB. Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Professor Abdul Mannan will attend the seminar as the chief guest while Islamic Foundation Director General Shamim Mohammad Afzal will appear as the special guest and IU Vice-chancellor will ...

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30 teachers of Willes Flower show-caused for coaching


MNA Career & Education Desk: Anti-Corruption Commission issued show-cause notices against 30 teachers of the city’s Willes Little Flower School and College on Sunday, in relation to their involvement in ‘coaching business’. The drive was carried out by a team comprising assistant director Mohammad Javed Habib and deputy assistant director Afnan Jannat Keya, acting on the directions of Director General (Administration) Mohammad Munir Chowdhury, was deployed to probe a complaint received over 106 hotline. They found that although the teachers in question made a pledge in 2017 not to continue their coaching activities – i.e. private tuition – they were ...

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