education & Career

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


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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JSC, JDC exams begin November 1


MNA Education Desk: The examinations of Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) of this year will commence from November 1 across the country, reported news agency. Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka and Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board published the routines of the examinations. Talking to journalists, Abu Ali Mohammad Sajjad, deputy secretary of Education Ministry (Secondary and Higher Secondary Division)  confirmed the information. JSC and JDC examinations will begin from November 1 and continue till November 15. The routines of the examinations are now available on the websites of the education boards.

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38th BCS written exams begin Wednesday

BCS written

MNA Education Desk: The 38th Bangladesh Civil Service or BCS written examinations will begin on Wednesday, reported news agency. The candidates will not be allowed to carry any kind of watches, books, calculators and other electronic tools during the tests, according to Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) press release issued on Tuesday afternoon. A sufficient number of watches will be provided in all examination halls for the candidates to see the time, the press release also added. According to the notice, violators of the rules will have their instruments seize, even their candidacy might be cancelled and declared unqualified for ...

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Quota reformists call countrywide strike


MNA Education Desk: Bangladesh General Students Right Protection Council, the platform for quota reform movement, called a countrywide student strike for Saturday, protesting against attacks on school-college students who took to the streets demanding justice for their dead fellows and road safety. Joint convener of the platform Bin Yamin Molla made the announcement at a press conference in front of national press club in the capital on Friday afternoon, reported news agency. however, the students started the protests from Dhaka, but it spread across the country following the deaths of two fellows in a road crash in Dhaka on Jul ...

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BCL president Shovon, gen secy Rabbani


MNA Education Desk: The central executive committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL), has been announced. Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon has been made president while Golam Rabbani general secretary, reported news agency. Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader made the announcement on behalf of the party president on Tuesday. Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, declared separate committees for north and south units of Dhaka city and the Dhaka University unit. Saddam Hossain was made the president while Sanjit Chandra Das, the general secretary of DU unit of BCL. AL president ...

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Students block Farmgate road

Farmgate road

MNA Education Desk: Students of Government Science College blocked Farmgate road on Tuesday morning demanding safe roads following death of two students on Airport Road in Dhaka, reported news agency. As part of their pre-scheduled programme, the students took to the street and staged sit-in under the foot-over bridge around 10:15am, disrupting vehicular movement of the road. The nine-point demands include resignation of Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, safe road, capital punishment of the killer driver. Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, first year students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, were killed and nine others wounded as a bus ...

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UAP accords reception to three National Professors

National Professors

MNA Education Desk: University of Asia Pacific (UAP) accorded a grand reception to the three newly-appointed National Professors for their valuable achievements and contribution in many areas of human activities. They are Professor Emeritus Dr. Rafiqul Islam, Professor Emeritus Dr. Anisuzzaman and Professor Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury. UAP organized the programme at its auditorium on 25 July 2018 to honour the National Professors. Monzoor Ahmed Chowdhury, Chairman, BoT handed over the crests to the distinguished guests. The program was attended by the Vice Chancellors from different universities, members of BoT, UAP, faculty and students. Prof Dr MR Kabir, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UAP ...

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PEC, Ebtedayee examinations to begin Nov 18

Ebtedayee Examinations

MNA Education Desk: The Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee Examinations for class V students will begin on November 18, reported news agency. The exam schedule was fixed on Wednesday at a secretariat meeting, headed by Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman, said Rabindranath Roy, the information and public relations officer of the Primary and Mass Education Ministry. The PEC exam schedule: English on November 18, Bangladesh and World Introduction on November 20, Primary Science on November 22, Mathematics on November 25, and Religion and Moral Education on November 26. The Ebtedayee exam schedule: English on November 18, Bangla ...

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Faraaz Gold Cup Inter-University Football begins

Faraz Gold Cup

MNA Sports Desk: The 20-team Shahjalal Islami Bank Faraaz Gold Cup Inter-University Football Tournament’ 2018, is set to begin at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital on Wednesday. State minister for youth and sports Biren Sikder will inaugurate the tournament at 4:30pm Wednesday, reported news agency. Participating teams are: Group 1: State University, Presidency University and Independent University (IUB) Group 2: Daffodil University and BUBT Group 3: Bangladesh University, Atish Dipankar University and Shanto-Mariam University Group 4: Uttara University, East West University and Southern University Group 5: Prime University and City University Group 6: Northern University and Gono Bishwabidyalay. ...

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DIU Marketing Fest begins 22 July

Marketing Fest

MNA Education Desk: A 3-day ‘Mr. Mango Candy-DIU Marketing Fest-2018’ began at 71 Milonayoton of Daffodil International University (DIU) on 22 July 2018. The Department of Business Administration and the DIU Marketing Club jointly organized the program. Syed Alamgir, managing director of ACI Limited, inaugurated the fest as chief guest, while Aman Ashraf Fayez, CEO of GTV, Shariful Islam, managing director of Bangladesh Brand Forum and John Kabir, popular actor and rock singer were present as special guests. 3-day Marketing Festival includes: advertise making competition, brand building competition, marketing case competition, business quiz, digital marketing game, marketing debate etc. The ...

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66.64pc pass HSC, equivalent exams


MNA Education Desk: A total of 66.64 per cent students passed this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations across the country. Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over the results to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence around 10:10am, reported news agency. The chairmen of all the education boards were also present at the handover ceremony. Later, the prime minister unveiled the results digitally. The education minister will formally announce the results at a press briefing at his office around 1:00 pm. To get the results, students can also log on to the website

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HSC result to be published Thursday


MNA Education Desk: The results of this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent exams of 2018 will be published on Thursday. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will hand over copies of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at 10am, reported news agency. Nahid will later officially announce the results at a press conference at the secretariat at 1pm. This year’s exams were held between Apr 2 and May 23. A total of 13, 11, 457 students took exams this year from eight education boards, and madrasa and technical boards. The candidates will get their results from their respective ...

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Online process for DU admission begins on July 31


MNA Education Desk: The online application process for admission into first year honours programmes in Dhaka University (DU) under 2018-2019 academic session will begin on July 31. The online application process will begin from 5:30pm on the day and will continue till 12:00am on August 26, according to a University press release on Monday evening. The decision was made at a meeting of DU’s committee on admissions into first year honours programmes held at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Buildingon on Monday, the release read. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman chaired the meeting, while Pro-vice Chancellor (education) Prof ...

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4 BD students join Biology Olympiad

Biology Olympiad

MNA Education Desk: Four Bangladeshi high school students have joined the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Iran. They are Auddithio Nag, Bayezid Mia, Tmzid Hossain Tanim and Prokriti Projukti. The Olympiad began on July 15 and it will continue until July 22, said a press release. The IBO 2018 has been organised by the Ministry of Education, Iran in partnership with The University of Tarbiat Modares. More than 260 students from 60 different countries joined the event.

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2-day NFE Career Expo ends at DIU

Career Expo

MNA Education Desk: A 2-day DIU NFE Career Expo 2018 ended at the permanent campus of Daffodil International University (DIU) on July 13, 2018 with remarkable achievement. Media personality and host of Hridoye Mati O Manush  Shykh Siraj was present as the chief guest at the closing and award giving ceremony of the program. The programme was presided over by Prof Dr Yousuf Mahabubul Islam, vice-chancellor of DIU.  Waresul Habib, chief operating officer, agricultural marketing company Pran-RFL Group, was present as the special guest. The function was also addressed among others by Prof Dr Ahmed Ismail Mostafa, dean, faculty of ...

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Quota reform leaders remanded


MNA Education Desk: A Dhaka court placed three leaders of quota reform movement on a two-day remand each in two cases filed in connection with the attacks at Dhaka University vice chancellor’s residence and police and vandalising vehicles on April 9. Metropolitan Magistrate Abdullah Al Masud passed the order after Bahauddin Faruki, inspector of Detective Branch of police and also the investigation officer of the cases, produced the trio before the court with a seven-day remand prayer for each. The three arrestees — Jashim Uddin Akash, Moshiur Rahman and Faruk Hasan — are joint conveners of Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar ...

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Dhaka University restricts outsiders on campus


MNA Education Desk: Dhaka University has decided to restrict outsiders from moving around the campus. Without the permission of the DU proctor or authorities, no outsider will be allowed to roam around the campus or carry out activities there, says a press statement of the university issued on Monday. According to the statement, DU’s Provost Committee took the decision in a meeting held on 5 July in the backdrop of ‘unwanted incidents centering the quota reform demonstrations’. A seven-member committee led by DU pro-vice-chancellor professor Muhammad Samad was also formed in the meeting over the ‘unwanted incidents of the quota ...

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BAU to celebrate founding anniv on July 19


MNA Education Desk: Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) is going to celebrate its 57 years of glorious journey on university campus on July 19. Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) and BAU Alumni Association are organising this. President Md Abdul Hamid is supposed to be present at the programme as chief guest, says Prof Dr Mohammad Al-Mamun at BAU Journalists’ Office on Friday afternoon. After that a technology fair will be held at the university helipad where the achievement of six faculties of Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) & Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) will be displayed. For the ...

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Govt forms panel over quota system review


MNA Education Desk: The government has formed a seven-member committee with Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam as its convener to review the existing quota system in public service, reported news agency. The other members of the committee are secretaries of the Public Administration, Finance Division, Liberation War Affairs, Legislative Division and PSC and PMO acting secretary, he said. The committee has been asked to submit its report within 15 working days. Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced in parliament on April 11 the abolition of all types of quotas in public jobs. But, Bangladesh Chhatra League activists reportedly carried out ...

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BCL again attack on quota reformists

quota reformists

MNA Education Desk: Some quota reformists were injured in an attack by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Central Shaheed Minar chattar in the capital on Monday, reported news agency. Witnesses said quota reformists gathered on the Central Shaheed Minar premises at about 11am as part of their pre-scheduled demonstration programme. Suddenly, some 10 to 15 BCL activists allegedly swooped on them and beat up them. Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council convenor Hasan Al Mamun alleged that BCL men picked up Faruk Hossain, joint convener of the council. Earlier on Saturday, some leaders of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council ...

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97th founding anniversary of DU


MNA Education Desk: With the theme “Higher Education for Inclusive Development”, the Dhaka University (DU) authorities is being celebrated its 97th founding anniversary on Sunday. To mark the ‘Dhaka University Day’, the university authorities have chalked out various programmes. The important architectures and buildings of the university have already been decorated colorfully. DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Md Akhtaruzzman declared the programme schedule at a press briefing held at Abdul Matin Virtual classroom on the campus on Friday. Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the daylong programme in the morning. The university authorities will bring out processions, hold discussions and cultural sessions, sports ...

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ADB delegation visits UGC


MNA Education Desk: A delegation from Asian Development Bank (ADB) led by Mr. Erik A Bloom, Senior Social Sector Specialist of Human and Social Development Division in South Asia Department, met Professor Dr. Md. Yousuf Ali Mollah, Member of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, on 28 June 2018. The meeting discussed matters related to ADB funded project for the tertiary education competitiveness in computer science, review the human resources development for IT engineers, and review joint knowledge sharing programme for the incubation centre and start up in Bangladesh. The proposed ADB project on Information Technology will be implemented in ...

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Ayman, Zaiba receive Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Young Leaders

MNA Education Desk: Ayman Sadiq and Zaiba Tahyya were conferred with the prestigious ‘Queen’s Young Leaders Award’ at a special ceremony in Buckingham Palace, London on Tuesday. The Awards recognise the work that young people from the Commonwealth countries are doing to transform lives in their community and beyond. Ayman Sadiq, 25, from Dhaka received the award for the work he is doing to improve access to education for young people. Zaiba Tahyya, 27, from Dhaka received a Queen’s award for the work she is doing to promote gender equality in society. Ayman and Zaiba were selected following a competitive ...

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National computer training academy to train 1000 teachers

Computer Training

MNA Education Desk: National Academy for Computer Training and Research (NACTAR), Bogra, would provide training on information and communication technology (ICT) to one thousand teachers of different public and private secondary, higher secondary schools, madrasas and technical institutions, reported news agnecy. “We would provide the month-long training to one thousand teachers in 2018-19. The candidates will have to apply online by logging into our website We would make a panel of candidates from the applications and would call 120-130 applicants in each batch for the training,” director of the institute SM Ferdous Alam told news agency. The NACTAR sources ...

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Three named National Professor

National Professor

MNA Education Desk: The government has named Anisuzzaman, Rafiqul Islam and Jamilur Reza Choudhury as National Professor, reported news agency. The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education issued an order on their appointment as national professors on Tuesday. Anisuzzaman, professor emeritus of Dhaka University’s Bangla department, taught at Chittagong University. He is known for playing an active role in the movements against fundamentalism and fanaticism. University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh Professor Emeritus Rafiqul Islam is an adviser to Bangla Adhyan Kendra. Jamilur, who also taught civil engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), was the founding vice-chancellor of ...

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