education & Career

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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Coaching centers to remain closed ahead SSC


MNA Career & Education Desk: Coaching centers across the country will remain closed for a month from January 27 ahead of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations to check question papers leakage, said education minister. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni made the announcement at her office at the secretariat in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon. The minister held a meeting of the national monitoring and disciplinary committee at the office over the upcoming SSC examinations. Mohibul Hasan Chowdury Nawfel, State Minister of the ministry, was also present at meeting. This year question papers will be dispatched in aluminum ...

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Dean’s Award to 5 DU teachers & 37 students

Dean’s Award

MNA Career & Edication Desk: A total of 37 students of various departments under the science faculty of Dhaka University (DU) have been given ‘Dean’s Award’ for their outstanding academic results in Bachelor of Science (BSc) examination of 2015, 2016 and 2017. Besides, five teachers of the faculty have received the award for their extra-ordinary contributions to original research and writing books. DU vice chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed medals and certificates among the recipients of the award as chief guest at a function held Wednesday at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university. Teachers who received Dean’s ...

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Conference on Robotics, Electrical and Signal Processing Techniques at AIUB


MNA Career & Education Desk: American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) recently organised the 1st International Conference on Robotics, Electrical and Signal Processing Techniques (ICREST) on its campus. Department of Computer Engineering (CoE), and Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) from Faculty of Engineering of the AIUB arranged the three-day conference on 10 – 12 January 2019. The opening address and welcoming remarks were given by Prof. Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain, General Chair of the Conference and Dean, Faculty of Engineering of the AIUB, says a media release. The Chief Patron of the Conference Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, the Vice Chancellor ...

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IUB holds orientation ceremony


MNA Career & Education Desk: Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) welcomed its new undergraduate students of Spring 2019 Semester of this year through an orientation ceremony on Saturday at its campus at Bashundhara in Dhaka. The students got enrolled in six different Schools namely, School of Business; School of Engineering & Computer Science; School of Environmental Science & Management; School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences; School of Life Sciences, and School of Public Health, said a press release. Welcoming the newly enrolled students and the parents, IUB Vice Chancellor Prof. M. Omar Rahman called upon the new students to capitalize ...

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CUB holds ‘Spot Admission Week 2019’


MNA Education & Career Desk: A seven-day long ‘Spot Admission Week 2019’ of Canadian University of Bangladesh has been started officially on 6th January 2019, (Sunday) at the university’s Banani Campus, says a press release. Honorable Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Mohammad Mahfuzul Islam, Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Nazrul Islam and Professor William Derrenger, Dean, School of Business inaugurated the programme. Students will get 40 percent tuition waiver on spot admission and attractive gifts will also be given during the week to the newly admitted students of BBA, MBA, EMBA, CSE, EEE, English, LL.B (Hons.), Film & Television and Shipping ...

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Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal new registrar of BRUR


MNA Career & Education Desk: Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal on Sunday took charge as the new registrar of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR). Prior to the new post at BRUR, Kamal retired as registrar of Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology, Cumilla, said a press release. The newly appointed registrar today took charges of his office replacing Muhammad Ibrahim Kabeer, registrar of the university. Officials and employees of the university congratulated the newly appointed registrar with wreaths after he assumed office, reports BSS. As per recommendation of the search committee, formed on December 11 at the 59th syndicate ...

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Online learning platform launched for women

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MNA Education Desk: The2HourJob, country’s first online job marketplace for women, launched an online learning platform for the grassroots. “This is such a platform where people from any corner of the country can attain an online certification course. We have launched the programme to meet the growing demand of online learning in the country,” The2HourJob founder Sanjida Khandoker told news agency. Sanjida said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed Thursday with UY lab in this regard. is such a platform, where women can get job as per their preference and experience sitting in their respective houses. The website ...

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SUST reopens after 14-day vacation


MNA Education Desk: Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) reopened on Tuesday after 14-day vacation for winter and Christmas, reports news agency. The academic activities of the university resumed in the morning, said a press release signed by deputy-registrar Yunus Ali. Earlier on 26 December, the administrative activities were resumed. The students have started returning to the campus.

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Textbook Festival kicks off across country

Textbook Festival

MNA Education Desk: The Textbook Festival, marking the distribution of free textbooks among school and madrasah students, was kicked off across the country on Tuesday morning, reported news agency. Millions of schoolchildren have joined the festivity at schools and madrasas across the country to receive books free of cost for their new classes on the first day of the new year. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid began the handing over of newly printed books among students at Azimpur Government Girls’ School and College around 9:30 am. Later around 11 am, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman Fizar started distributing ...

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All students from 43 schools failed


MNA Education Desk: All students from 4,769 education institutions passed their exams, while all examinees from 43 institutions failed, reported news agency. Overall 85.83 percent students have passed the JSC and JDC exams, a 2.18 percentage-point increase from last year. Last year, all students from 5,279 education institutions passed, while all from 59 institutions failed. This means the number of educational institutions with a 100 percent pass rate has decreased by 510, while the number with a zero percent pass rate decreased by 16. The 100-percent pass rate institutions include 413 from the Dhaka Board, 912 from the Rajshahi Board, ...

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JSC, JDC and PEC results published


MNA Education Desk: The results of Junior School Certificate (JSC), Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) and Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee examinations have been published on Monday. The pass rate of JSC is 85.28 per cent and JDC is 89.04 per cent while PEC pass rate is 97.59 per cent and Ebtedayee is 97.69 per cent. Around 68,095 students secured GPA-5 this year. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over the copy of results of JSC and JDC examinations and Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman handed over the copy of results of PEC examination to Prime ...

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IU to introduce Fine Arts department

Fine Arts department

MNA Education Desk: Islamic University (IU) authorities will introduce the Fine Arts department at the university from 2019-20 academic session, reports news agency. IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif on Saturday said they received a letter from the University Grants Commission, signed by its Public University Management Department director M Kamal Hossain, allowing the university to introduce the department. The activities of the department will be conducted under the Arts faculty, he said, adding that a total of 30 students can enroll at the department.

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4th International Conference held in CEUT


MNA Education Desk: The Department of Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), organized the 4th International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ICACE) during 19-21 December 2018. ICACE provides an excellent forum for exchanging information and discussions on a wide variety of Civil Engineering topics, representing the latest development and future trends. Inspired by the success of the previous events of ICACE-2012, ICACE-2014 and ICACE-2016, we are committed to uphold the excellence of ICACE-2018. The goal of this conference is to bring together once again the leading academic scientists, researchers, scholars and decision makers in various fields ...

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Photo exhibition on Victory Day held at DU

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MNA Education Desk: A daylong photo exhibition organised by Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (Duja) was held on the premises of Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of the university on Sunday, marking the 48th Victory Day. DU vice-chancellor M Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the exhibition titled ‘Birth of a Map’ in the morning while Duja president Asif Taasin and general secretary Mahmudul Hasan Nayon were present among others. The exhibition showcased 150 rare collections of photographs and paper cuttings based on the history of Bangladesh from the British era to the birth of Bangladesh, especially events of the Liberation War and those related to Father ...

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IU observes Martyred Intellectuals Day

Martyred Intellectuals Day

MNA Education Desk: The Islamic University (IU) observed the Martyred Intellectuals Day on Friday, paying tribute to the intellectuals killed by Pakistan occupation forces and their local collaborators at the fag-end of the Liberation War. Vice-chancellor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari hoisted the national flag at half-mast position while pro-vice-chancellor M Shahinoor Rahman hoisted a black flag in front of the university’s administrative building in Kushtia around 9:40am. IU authorities, IUTA, Bangabandhu Parishad, Zia Parishad, IUJA and various other organisations of teachers and students placed floral wreaths at the university’s memorial monument. Later, the teachers, officials, students and employees brought out a ...

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JSC, JDC, PEC, Ebtedayee results on Dec 24


MNA Education Desk: The results of Junior School Certificate (JSC), Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC), Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee examinations will be published on Dec 24. Sources from the ministries of education and mass education confirmed the matter to banglanews Tuesday (Dec 11). As many as 26,70,333 students sat for JSC and JDC and around 57 lakh for PEC and Ebtedayee exams this year. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the textbook festival on the same day. Students will be given free textbooks on Dec 30. The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations were held ...

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70 DU students get Dean’s Award

Dean’s Award

MNA Education Desk: Seventy meritorious students from different departments under the Business Studies faculty of Dhaka University (DU) received the Dean’s Award for their academic results in the BBA and MBA examinations, reported news agency. DU vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed the awards among the students at a function held at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university on Tuesday. Business Studies faculty’s dean Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam presided over the function while DU treasurer Md Kamal Uddin spoke at the programme as a special guest. President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nihad Kabir addressed the programme ...

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