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BUET youths win Safe Water Challenge award

Safe Water Challenge

MNA Education Desk: A group of youths called ‘TETRA’ has won the maiden Safe Water Challenge award for their innovative solution to solve safe water problems in the coastal areas. UNDP Bangladesh and Pureit of Unilever jointly organised the competition, according to a UNDP press release. The winner received Tk 500,000 for executing the idea. The winning team, comprised mostly of BUET students, introduces a device named ‘Atoshi’ which simultaneously can desalinate and purify water. This device can produce 8-10 litres of drinking water per day on average, said the UNDP press release. The device developed with the locally available ...

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‘Int’l Day of Art of Giving’ at DIU


MNA Education Desk: Daffodil Institute of Social Science (DISS) observed ‘International Day of Art of Giving-2018’ at 71 Milonayoton of Daffodil International University (DIU) in the capital on May 17, 2018 based on the theme “feed with Love”. To mark the day, DISS distributed food packets among more than one thousand underprivileged, destitute children and their family at three spots of Daffodil premises at Dhanmondi, Ashulia and Chandpur campuses. On this occasion, Dr Md Sabur Khan, chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University, Professor Dr Yousuf M Islam, vice-chancellor of DIU, Mohammad Nuruzzaman, CEO of Daffodil Family, Syed Mizanur Rahman, ...

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JU goes on 40-day vacation


MNA Education Desk: Jahangirnagar University (JU) will go on a 40-day vacation from Sunday on the occasions of Summer holidays, Ramadan, Laylatul Qadr and the holy Eid-ul-Fitr. All classes and examinations will remain suspended till 28 June while administrative activities will remain closed from 5 to 21 June, Jahangirnagar University deputy registrar Abu Hasan told news agency on Thursday. The academic and administrative activities of  Jahangirnagar University will resume on 1 July. The departments of the university will continue their examinations if they want during the vacation, he said. However, the university authorities will keep the student dormitories open for ...

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DU students get ‘AF Mujibur Rahman Gold Medal Award’

Mujibur Rahman Gold

MNA Education Desk: Five Mathematics department students of Dhaka University (DU) were awarded “AF Mujibur Rahman Gold Medal Award’ for their outstanding academic results in Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) examinations on Tuesday. The recipients of AF Mujibur Rahman Gold Medal are — Md Shorif Hossan, Amit Kumar Saha, Kartik Mondol, Md Mijanur Rahman, and Kamrun Nahar Mily. DU vice-chancellor (VC) professor Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed the awards among the students as the chief guest at a function held at the departmental auditorium on DU campus. Five more students have received crest for their excellent performances in ...

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Students boycott classes for quota gazette


MNA Education Desk: Students at universities and colleges across the country have been boycotting classes and examinations as a gazette notification abolishing the quota system is not issued within the given deadline. In Dhaka University, students started a procession from DU central library around 11:00am after suspending all classes. In Chittagong University, student were seen staging a sit-in on the rail tracks, blocking CU shuttle train service since 8:00am, reported news agency. The quota protesters gave the government an ultimatum to publish a gazette abolishing quota system in government jobs as per the prime minister’s announcement by Sunday afternoon and ...

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Quota protestors stage demo

Quota protesters

MNA Education Desk: Quota protesters staged demonstration on Sunday protesting attack on the protestors and demanding to publish a gazette based on the Prime Minister’s assurance of abolishing the existing quota system. The students of Dhaka University and other varsities under the banner of General Students’ Rights Protection Council brought out a procession from central library of DU around 11:30am and started to gather at the foot of Raju Memorial Sculpture. The students’ body convener Hasan Al Mamun, co-convenors Rashed Khan and Nurul Haque Nur led the procession. According to their pre-scheduled programme, the demonstration is on till 1pm at ...

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National Professor Mustafa Nurul Islam dies

Mustafa Nurul Islam

MNA Education Desk: Noted litterateur and National Professor Mustafa Nurul Islam passed away due to old-age complications in Dhaka on Wednesday night. He was 92. Nurul Islam breathed his last at his residence around 9:00pm, reported news agency. The academic was honoured as a National Professor of Bangladesh in 2011 while he was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1981 and Independence Day Award in 2010. Cultural affairs minister Assaduzzaman Noor offered his condolences to the bereaved family members of the accomplished academic. Graduating from the University of Calcutta in 1948, he did his post-graduation from the Dhaka University and PhD from ...

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Mazharul Islam Shameem: The most expected name of BCL’s upcoming council


MNA Education Desk: The council of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) central committee is going to be held on 11-12 May and it has already become the talk of the time. There are lots of anticipations regarding the upcoming council. Among all the anticipations, a comparatively reliable source informs that Mazharul Islam Shameem is the most expected candidate for the post of president of BSL central executive committee. As BCL has always considered clean image, dedication and merit to be the yardstick of selecting new leader, Mazharul Islam Shameem , the current training secretary and former assistant  relief and  disaster secretary ...

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FSIBL scholarships to DU students


MNA Education Desk: First Security Islami Bank Limited (FSIBL) has given scholarship to meritorious and financial challenged students of the Faculty of Business Studies of Dhaka University (DU). Prof. Dr. Akhtaruzzaman, Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University, was present as chief guest at the program organized at the faculty on May 6. Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan, Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank and Syed Waseque Md. Ali, Managing Director of First Security Islami Bank Limited, were present as special guests at the program. Among others, Md. Mustafa Khair, Deputy Managing Director of FSIBL, was present at the program. 50 Students of Dhaka ...

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SSC, equivalent results handed over to PM


MNA Education Desk: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has handed over the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The pass rate is 77.77 percent. The minister handed over the copy of the results to the Prime Minister around 10am on Sunday at her official residence Ganobhaban in presence of the chairmen of all the 10 education boards. A total of 1,10,629 students has achieved GAP-5 this year. But last year, the number of GPA-5 achievers was 104,761 under the 10 education boards including eight general ones. The students can get the results ...

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13 DU students get Dean’s Award

Mujibur Rahman Gold

MNA Education Desk: Thirteen students from different departments of the engineering and technology faculty of Dhaka University (DU) received Dean’s Award for their excellent academic results in Bachelor of Science (BSc) exams for the session 2015-2016. The awardees are Kajol Chandra Paul, Tahmid Hasan Rupam, Md Samiul Islam, Md Ikramul Haque and Marshia Zaman Shaily of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department, Md Adib Hossain Chisty, Rifat Ara Masud, Md Ashiqur Rahman and Md Mainuddin Khandokar of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering department, Md Ashraful Islam, Sayanton Vhaduri Dibbo, Sabrina Zaman Ishita and Md Mahfuj Howlader of Computer Science and ...

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4 held over vandalism at DU VC’s residence


MNA Education Desk: Police have arrested a madrasa student and three others on charges of attacking and vandalising the Dhaka University vice chancellor’s residence, reported news agency. The four suspects have been identified as Md Masud Alam alias Masud, 25, Md Rakibul Hasan alias Rakib, 26, Md Ali Hossain Sheikh alias Ali, 28, and Abu Sayeed Fazle Rabbi alias Siyam, 20. Additional Police Commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) Devdas Bhattacharya said they were arrested at different areas of Dhaka on Sunday. On Apr 9, the VC’s residence was ransacked at dead of night during the movement for reforming the quota ...

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SUST official stabbed at campus


MNA Educational Desk: An official of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) sustained stab injuries in an attack by some miscreants at Dhamali Para near the campus on Wednesday. University sources said a group of miscreants swooped on Abul Kashem, an instrument engineer officer of SUST Civil and Environment Engineering Department and a resident of Dhamalipara, on way to his home in the evening and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him injured. He was taken to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital. The victim said some young people have been demanding extortion from him for last few days. As he refused ...

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‘Jiboner Golpo, Golper Jibon’ at EU


MNA Education Desk: Life means story and every story comes from their willing power and from this concept Eastern University (EU) Bondhushava organised an event titled “Jiboner Golpo, Golper Jibon (Season 2)” on April 16 at seminar hall. Sadat Hossain, famous writer, poet, film maker;  Iftekhar Mahmud, writer and Assistant Professor of EU; and Mukibuzzaman Khan, writer and Assistant Professor of EU, were present as speakers. Their motives were to enlarge student’s knowledge not only in their academic life but also in their practical life. The programme was coordinated by Toufica Sultana, Lecturer of GED Cell, Faculty of Arts and ...

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DU teachers want ‘Special Cell’ for students


MNA Education Desk: Teachers of Dhaka University (DU) have demanded formation of a special cell for ensuring security and dignity of the university students. The demand came from a human chain rally held on the campus on Sunday following alleged driven out of some female students from Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall on Thursday midnight. The DU teachers held the human chain rally under the banner of ‘Conscious Teachers’ at the foot of Oporajeyo Bangla of the university around 11am. Professor MM Akash of the Department of Economics presided over the human chain rally. Noted writer and researcher Syed Abul Maksud ...

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3 DU hall students brought back


MNA Education Desk: Three residential students of Dhaka University’s Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall, who were forced out of the dormitory early Friday ‘for spreading rumour on Facebook’, returned to the dormitory on Friday, reported news agency. As the university authorities’ decision trigged widespread criticism and protests on the campus, they asked the three students to return to their dormitory. The students are Sharmin Shuvo, a second-year student, Parvin, a fourth year student of Mathematics department and Kamrunnahar Liza, a fourth year student of Theatre and Performance Studies department. Provost, Sabita Rezwana Rahman, said the three students returned to the hall ...

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Isha gets DU studentship back


MNA Education Desk: The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) on Wednesday withdrew the expulsion order on Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Iffat Jahan Isha. The decision was taken from a disciplinary board meeting at DU with Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair. “The expulsion order has been withdrawn as the allegations against Iffat were not proved. According to the probe committee report, the disciplinary board has taken the decision today,” DU VC Akhtaruzzaman said. On April 11, DU authorities expelled Philosophy department student Iffat Jahan Isha for allegedly “torturing a female ...

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Withdraw cases within 2 days: Protesters


MNA Education Desk: Student leaders today demanded the authorities concerned to withdraw within the next two days the cases filed against them during the quota reform movement, threatening to wage a more vigorous demonstration otherwise. Nurul Haque, co-convener of the Bangladesh Shadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sanrakkhan Parishad (Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council), read out the written statement in a press briefing in front of the central library in DU campus around 11:00am. Earlier on 11 April, four cases were filed against unnamed accused following the clash and vandalism in DU camps and its VC’s house during the demonstration for the ...

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DU VC expresses solidarity with protesters


MNA Education Desk: Expressing solidarity with the demonstrators, Dhaka University Vice-chancellor Professor Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman on Wednesday said the demand of students is logical. The VC came up with the remarks while speaking at a press briefing at his office. ‘We have asked the government to take quick measures and give assurance to the students so that they can return to normal life,’ he said. The VC also urged the law enforcing agencies to behave well and ensure safety of the students. Referring to the attack on a female student of Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall, Prof Akhtaruzzaman said, ‘The university administration ...

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No VAT on private universities: PM


MNA Education Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said no VAT will be imposed on private universities. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal briefed the media about the premier’s directives after holding a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today. Quoting the prime minister, the planning minister, briefing reporters at the planning commission this afternoon, said, there is no need to slap VAT on the private universities now. Yesterday, Finance minister AMA Muhith told reporters after a pre-budget discussion with newspapers and private television channels that VAT will be imposed on universities in the next budget, ...

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DU students form human chain


MNA Education Desk: Students of Geography and Environmental Science Department at Dhaka University on Monday formed a human chain in front of the Annex Building protesting police action on the demonstrating students. The hour-long human chain began at about 11am. Students, who joined the human chain with placards and festoons, said the government should accept the demand for reforming quota system as the demand is legitimate. The protesters said one of their fellow students was injured by bullet during Sunday’s protest programme on the campus demanding reform of quota system in government job. Earlier, a group of protesters tore down ...

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PSC publishes 39th BCS Circular


MNA Education & Career Desk: The Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) has published the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) circular seeking applications from medical doctors for 4,792 vacant posts in the medical cadre. The circular, its syllabus and instructions for the exam have been published in BPSC website. The online application and submission will continue from Apr 10 to Apr 30. The age limits for the candidates is 21 to 32 years of age. The PSC had previously announced that approximately 5,000 doctors could receive appointments to the medical cadre through the special BCS circular. The government has also issued a ...

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Conference on ‘international law’ held in EWU


MNA Education Desk: The Department of Law of East West University (EWU) arranged a three-day international conference on ‘International Law’ at the EWU campus at Aftabnagarin the capital on 29-31 March 2018. The department organized the conference in collaboration with the Network for International Law Students (NILS), Bangladesh. The closing ceremony of the conference was held on Saturday.  The chief guest of the ceremony was Professor Abdul Mannan, chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh. More than 100 participants from Germany, India, Srilanka, Nepal and Bangladesh took part in the conference.  The conference provided a leading platform for ...

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‘Shakespeare’ festival at Green University

Green University

MNA Education Desk: English Club, Department of English at Green University of Bangladesh (GUB) staged two Shakespearean plays on March 28 & 29, 2018 as a part of remembrance of William Shakespeare, the English poet. The plays- Othello and Romeo and Juliet- were performed by the students and teachers in the festival included. Professor Dr Md Golam Samdani Fakir, Vice Chancellor of GUB, attended the festival as the chief guest while Dr Muhammad Fayyaz Khan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, presided over the program. Prof Dr Abu Jafar, Chairperson, Department of English of Jagannath University, K M Wazed Kabir, Chairperson of Department of ...

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JU to draw country’s longest Alpona


MNA Education Desk: Jahangirnagar University authority is going to draw a 2-km long Alpona on the university campus to mark the 48th Independence and National Day. The authority claimed it will be the longest Alpona of the country. Under the management of JU Teacher-Student Center, students of different departments will take part to draw the alpon on the campus premises. Berger Paints will supply required quantity of paints for this purpose, said JU TSC Director Professor Bashir Ahmed. Vice Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam will inaugurate the longest alpon at 2.30 pm on Sunday. The university is set to celebrate the ...

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IU holds essay competition


MNA Education Desk:  The authority of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia arranged an essay writing competition at Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman auditorium of the university on Tuesday on the occasion of National Children Day and the 98th birth anniversary of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. IU VC Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari inaugurated the competition while Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha and acting registrar SM Abdul Latif were present as the special guests. University proctor Professor Dr M Mahbubar Rahman, Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER) director Professor Dr M Maher Ali and TSCC director Dr M Baki ...

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IU English Dept alumni reunion begins

alumni reunion

MNA Education Desk: Authorities of English department of Islamic University (IU) began its first alumni reunion and Silver Jubilee programme on the campus amid enthusiasm and festivity. Marking the function, the department chalked out a two day-long elaborate programmes with a slogan of “Let’s get set for a trip to nostalgic”. On the first day, a discussion meeting, recollection of memories, crests giving ceremony and cultural programmes were held at Birshreshtha Hamidur Rahman auditorium of the university from 3pm. Vice-chancellor of the university Professor Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari addressed the function as the chief guest while Pro-VC Professor Dr M ...

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