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JU hosts 5th Math Olympiad

5th Math Olympiad

MNA Education Desk: The ‘5th Math Olympiad-2018’ organised by Jahangirnagar University Science Club (JUSC) was held on the campus, reported news agency. Director of Wazed Miah Science Research Centre and also the adviser of JUSC, professor Khabir Uddin inaugurated the contest with the slogan, ‘Ganit Niye Bhabbe Joto, Shanito Hobe Buddhi Toto’ on the premises of JU School and College in the morning. Addressing the inaugural session, professor Khabir Uddin said that “Mathematics is the mother of all sciences. One’s mental ability and creativity increase with the practice of mathematics.” The prize-giving ceremony of the contest will be held on ...

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13 more schools nationalized

nationalized

MNA Education Desk: The government has nationalized 13 more secondary schools of the country. The Education Ministry’s Secondary and Higher Education Department issued a notification to this effect. Government is nationalizing a secondary school and a college in the upazilas that do not have government secondary schools and colleges, the notification also said. Rangamati Naniarchar Model High School and Barkal Model High School, Khagrachari Guimara Model High School, TA Faruk School and College of Bagerhat and Kaunia Mofazzal Hossain Model High School of Rangpur have been nationalized. Keshabpur Pilot Model Secondary School in Jessore, Sanghati Pilot Model Secondary School in ...

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19pc pass in DU ‘Cha’ unit admission test

Cha unit

MNA Education Desk: The entry test result of ‘Cha’ unit under the fine arts faculty of Dhaka University for the academic session 2018-19 has been published with only 19.45 percent pass rate. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman formally published the result from university’s central admission office at 1:00 pm on Monday noon. The admission test was held on September 15 and the drawing test was held on Sep 22. A total of 13,681 students appeared for the examination. Of them, 1,566 students passed the test. Later only 269 of them passed the drawing test against 135 seats. Details of the result ...

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51st DU convocation held

51st convocation

MNA Education Desk: A total of 21,111 graduates attended the 51st convocation of Dhaka University (DU) on Saturday, reported news agency. President Abdul Hamid, also the chancellor of the university, presided over the event at the central playground on the campus. National professor Anisuzzaman addressed as the convocation speaker. Registered graduates of the seven affiliated colleges of Dhaka University also participated in the convocation for the first time. In the convocation, a total of 96 gold medals was distributed among students and teachers for their outstanding academic results and contributions. A total of 81 researchers were conferred with Doctor of ...

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Children of FF demonstrate at Shahbagh over quota abolishment

quota abolishment

MNA Education Desk: Children of freedom fighters on Wednesday night blocked Shahbagh intersection in the city demanding that the government retain the 30 per cent quota privileges for them in government jobs. Muktijoddhar Sontan Command’s central president Sheikh Atiqur Rahman informed media that a grand rally will be held at Shahbagh at 3pm on Saturday to press home for their demand. Protests have created severe gridlocks in and around the area, according to the traffic police control room. Traffic came to a complete halt from Karwan Bazar to Shahbagh and Elephant Road to Shahbagh on Thursday. Police diverted vehicles near ...

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Quotas for class I and II govt jobs abolished

abolished

MNA Education Desk: A cabinet meeting on Wednesday abolished quota system for Class I and II government jobs, reported news agency. With the approval of the cabinet, the process of abolishing the quota has started. Public administration ministry will soon publish a gazette notification in this regard, said cabinet secretary Md Shafiul Islam at a briefing at the secretariat on Wednesday afternoon. A committee headed by the cabinet secretary on 17 September submitted a report to the prime minister recommending abolition of the quota system from 9th to 13th grade of government services, following anti-quota protests across the country. The ...

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Rajshahi University holds 10th convocation

Rajshahi University

MNA Education Desk:  Rajshahi University (RU) held its much-awaited 10th convocation ceremony amid much festivity and fanfare. University students, parents and well-wishers attended the event. President Abdul Hamid, Chancellor of RU, presided over the ceremony. He underscored the need of honest and competent leadership, to strengthen the foundation of democracy. He urged the graduates to play progressive role, to fulfill the desire of the nation by using their brilliance and works. A total of 6,014 graduates were expected to participate in the event. Eminent litterateurs Hasan Azizul Huq and Selina Hossain were conferred D Litt (Doctor of Letters), for their ...

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Youth Summit-2018 at PU

Youth Summit

MNA Education Desk: Primeasia University (PU) and Better Bangladesh Foundation (BBF) have jointly organized Youth Summit -2018 with a theme “Youth in Innovation to achieve SDG and youth in tourism to achieve SDG”. The program including a seminar on “Diversity of Bangladeshi Youth” was held at the IQAC conference center of its Campus, Banani. Hasanul Huq Inu, Minister, Ministry of Information, was present at the Summit as the chief gust while Prof Dr Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, Vice- Chancellor of PU presided over the Program. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology, was present at here as ...

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JU admission test from Sept 29

admission test

MNA Education Desk: The honors’ first year admission test of the Jagannath University for 2018-19 academic session will begin from Saturday (September 29), reported news agency. According to a press release issued from the university office, the test will be conducted in two shifts: in the morning (10-11) and in the afternoon (3:30-5) on the campus and 3 centers outside the campus. The first test starts with unit-1 under science faculty. 26,405 aspirants applied for 825 seats of unit-1 under science faculty. All the aspirants must bring printed admit cards, the release said.

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DU’s ‘Cha’ unit admission test held

Cha unit

MNA Education Desk: The entry test of Faculty of Fine Arts disciplines under ‘Cha’ (F) unit (Drawing Part) of Dhaka University (DU) for 2018-19 academic sessions was held. A total of 1,566 students who passed ‘Cha’ unit’s general knowledge part exam on 15 September, participated Saturday’s test. Earlier, a total of 16,480 students applied against 135 seats of ‘Cha’ unit, said a DU press release. Vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman, DU Pro-VC (administration) Muhammad Samad, Fine Art Faculty Dean Prof Nisar Hossain and senior teachers visited the examination halls to observe the overall situation. The admission test of ‘Ka’ (A)-unit for science ...

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562,628 apply for NU admission

admission

MNA Education Desk: A total of 562,628 students have applied for admission of the undergraduate courses at National University (NU) under 2018-19 academic sessions, reported news agency. The number of seats available in the National University is 4,68,540, a NU press release said. The primary application of the admission process began on 9 September and ended on 19 September. The final merit list of the candidates will be published within September this year and the classes of the students under 2018-19 session will begin on 11 October next.

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DU files leave to appeal plea against HC order

leave

MNA Education Desk: The Dhaka University authorities filed a leave to appeal petition against a High Court order that asked the DU authorities to take necessary steps within the next six months to hold DUCSU election. Madhu Maloti Chowdhury Barua, advocate-on-record, filed the appeal on behalf of the DU authorities on Sunday. Earlier on September 12, a contempt of court plea was filed with the High Court against Dhaka University vice-chancellor professor Akhtaruzzaman, proctor AKM Golam Rabbani and treasurer Kamal Uddin for not taking steps to arrange election of the DU Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) in compliance with its earlier ...

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Application form for KU admission online

Khulna University

MNA Education Desk: The application for admission to first-year honours courses under the 2018-19 academic sessions in Khulna University (KU) is now available online, reports news agency. The online application process will continue till 15 October, said a press release issued on Saturday. It said the admission test will be held on 17 November. The admission-related details are available at the official website of the university — www.ku.ac.bd.

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40th circular BCS published

circular

MNA Education Desk: Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) has published the 40th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) circular seeking applications for 1903 vacant posts. The notice was published on the BPSC website around 1:00pm Tuesday, reported news agency. The 40th BCS application process will begin on 30 September at 10:00am and will continue till 6:00pm on 15 November, it said. The details of the application process can be found on the PSC website: http://www.bpsc.gov.bd.

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RU demand fair probe into Akter murder

Akter

MNA Education Desk: Teachers and students of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Department of Rajhsahi University brought out a silent procession on Sunday in demand of proper investigation into the murder of Professor Akter Jahan. The march began from in front of Rabindra Bhavan, and parading main roads of the campus it ended in front of the MCJ department. Later, a commemorative meeting was organized in the room no. 123 of the department. On September 9, 2016, the body of Akter Jahan was recovered from the room 303 of Jubilee residential building of RU teachers. Later Kamrul Hasan, younger brother ...

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13,219 pass 39th special BCS prelim test

39th

MNA Education Desk: The results of the 39th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination (MCQ type written) have been published, reports news agency. A total 13, 219 candidates have come out successful for assistant surgeon post while 531 candidates for assistant dental surgeon post, said a press release of BPSC (Bangladesh Public Service Commission). The preliminary test of the 39th BCS (special) was held on 3 August. On 8 April, BPSC published a circular seeking applications against 4,792 posts of physicians. The results are available on the BPSC website www.bpsc.gov.bd.

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RU admission form sale begins

Rajshahi University

MNA Education Desk: Rajshahi University (RU) on Monday began application forms sale for admission to first year honours courses under its academic 2018-19 session, reported news agency. The aspirants can collect and submit the online-based preliminary application forms until 12:00 midnight on 12 September next. Admission test will be held on 22 and 23 October. The students will have to complete their application process on RU’s website www.ru.ac.bd. The interested students have been asked to collect and submit their application forms with payment of Tk 55 each through only online. The tests will be held under five units. The units ...

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RUET founding anniversary observed

founding anniversary

MNA Education Desk: The 15th founding anniversary of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) was observed on the campus amid much festivity and enthusiasm on Saturday. RUET VC Professor Dr Md Rafiqul Islam Sheikh inaugurated a daylong programme by releasing balloons and pigeons at 9:00 am. A colourful rally was brought out from the campus led by university VC Prof Sheikh. The rally was paraded on the campus and Rajshahi-Dhaka highway. The day’s other programmes included hoisting national flags and university flags atop the university buildings were placing floral wreath at university central Shaheed Minar, cutting cake, tree plantation ...

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39th BCS prelim results, 40th circular in Sept

39th

MNA Education Desk: Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) has decided to publish the results of 39th (special) Bangladesh Civil Service’s (BCS) preliminary test and circular of 40th BCS in the second week of September. BPSC chairman Mohammad Sadiq confirmed this to media. The decisions regarding the 39th and 40th BCS recruitments were taken in a meeting of BPSC, he said. The BPSC chairman, however, did not disclose the dates. The preliminary test of the 39th special BCS was held on 3 August where 37,583 job-seekers vied for 4,542 assistant surgeon posts and 250 dental surgeon posts, according to BPSC. Public ...

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38 to vie for each seat in DU entry tests

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MNA Education Desk: Some 38 students will appear in the tests for each seat to get admitted into first year honours courses under five units at Dhaka University (DU) for academic session 2018-19, reported news agency. A total of 272,512 admission-seekers have applied against 7,128 seats for the admissions into the university, a DU press release on Wednesday. A total of 82,970 admission-seekers will vie for 1,750 seats under ‘Ka’ unit while 36,250 for 2,378 seats under ‘Kha’ unit, 27,534 for 1,250 seats under ‘Ga’ unit, 100,614 for 1,615 seats under ‘Gha’ unit and 25,144 for 135 seats under ‘Cha’ ...

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Quota reform leader Luma granted bail

Luma

MNA Education Desk: A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to quota reform leader Lutfun Nahar Luma in a case filed over “spreading rumours on social media and instigating violence” during the recent road safety movement. Metropolitan Magistrate Subrata Ghosh Shuvo passed the order after her lawyer had submitted a petition seeking bail. Luma, a joint convener of quota reform movement’s central committee and also a student of Eden College, was picked up from her grandfather’s house in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajganj on August 15. She was shown arrested in a case filed with Ramna police on August 5 under the ...

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DIU hosts Youth4SDG Asia Leadership Programme

Youth4SDG

MNA Education Desk: A 8-day long Youth4SDG (Youth for Sustainable Development Goal) Asia Leadership Program 2018 was organized by Youthink Center, China at Ashulia Permanent Campus of Daffodil International University (DIU) Bangladesh on 8 – 16 August 2018. Around 16 students from different grades of China attended this programme, where the young leaders worked to create the social business plan after surveying different case studies. Professor Dr Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Vice -Chancellor of DIU graced the occasion as chief guest and handed over the certificates among the participants. Prof Dr Masum Iqbal, Dean, Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship, was present ...

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12 JU students awarded scholarships

5th Math Olympiad

MNA Education Desk: A total of 12 Jahangirnagar University (JU) students with financial difficulties have been awarded scholarships, reported news agency. Jahangirnagar University Alumni Association in the United Kingdom (JUAAUK), an organisation of former JU students living in the UK, donated the stipend money for the financially insolvent students. On Thursday, convener of JUAAUK Stipend Fund of Bangladesh unit professor Md Kamrul Hasan handed over the stipend money to the students at a function held at the seminar room of JU Philosophy department, said a press release on Saturday. Member of the organisation professor Md Farhad Hossain of Statistics department ...

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JU admission online registration opens

5th Math Olympiad

MNA Education Desk: The online registration for admission at Jahangirnagar University (JU) under the academic session 2018-19 began on Thursday, reported news agency. JU vice-chancellor professor Farzana Islam formally inaugurated the online registration process at a programme held at the council room of the VC office on the campus this morning. The online registration for admission under academic session 2018-19 began Thursday and it would continue till 16 September next. The admission seekers will be able to pay registration fee by 21 September while they will have to collect admit card by 22 September. The detailed information about the admission ...

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DU observes Mourning Day with due solemnity

Mourning Day

MNA Education Desk: The Dhaka University (DU) authorities on Wednesday observed the National Mourning Day and 43rd martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a befitting manner. As part of the programmes, pro-vice chancellors, treasurer, senate and syndicate members, deans, provosts, proctors, chairpersons of departments, directors of institutes and office heads led by DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the morning. The national flag, university and hall flags were hoisted at half-mast atop all main buildings including halls of the university. ...

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Review committee recommends abolition of almost all quotas

quotas

MNA Education Desk: The committee formed by the government to review the existing quota system recommended for abolition of almost all the quotas in public services, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said on Monday. However, court directives will be sought before any decisions are made about the freedom fighter quota, he told a press briefing after the weekly cabinet meeting, reported news agency. On July 2, the government formed the seven-member committee with Shafiul Alam as its convener, to review the existing quota system in public services. The other committee members are secretaries of the: Public Administration, Finance Division, Liberation ...

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229 students receive Mercantile Bank scholarship

Mercantile Bank

MNA Education Desk: A total of 229 students of Dhaka Division have received the ‘Mercantile Bank-Abdul Jalil Education Scholarship-2017’ at the awarding programme organised by Mercantile Bank limited (MBL) at FARS Hotel & Resorts in the capital on Saturday. Governor of Bangladesh Bank Fazle Kabir attended at the ceremony as the chief guest, while Mercantile Bank Chairman AKM Shaheed Reza was present at the occasion as the special guest, said a press release. Chairman of Mercantile Bank Foundation Shahidul Ahsan presided over the programme, while MBL Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kazi Masihur Rahman delivered welcome  address the ...

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