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IU English Dept alumni reunion begins

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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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265 students get Prime Minister Gold Medal

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MNA Education Desk: A total of 265 university students have been awarded the Prime Minister Gold Medal by Sheikh Hasina for their academic achievements. The prime minister handed over the gold medals for 2015 and 2016 at her office on Sunday, under the auspices of the University Grants Commission. She praised the students and their guardians and said she was proud of them. The PM also recognised the institutions and spoke of the need to broaden opportunities for intellectual development. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Secondary and Higher Education Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain also spoke. Abdul Mannan, chairman of ...

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Seminar on ‘Ethics on Publication’ at MU

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MNA Education Desk: A day-long seminar titled “Ethical Consideration in Research and Publication” was held at Metropolitan University (MU) campus in Sylhet on Thursday. The university’s English Department arranged the seminar at their campus while Director of Center for Research and Publication of East West University Professor Muhammad Shahriar Haque presented key note. Chief of English Department of MU Anik Biswas presided over the program while Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Shiba Prasad Sen was chief guest. Professor of English department of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Hussain Al Mamun and Lecturers of MU Tasnuva Tabassum and Muhammad Shamsul Islam ...

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Writ for cancellation of SSC exam

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MNA Education Desk: A writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking cancellation of the ongoing SSC and equivalent examinations. The writ also pleaded for instructions to hold fresh exams for those subjects, conducting an investigation into question paper leakage and introducing a law regarding this. Three Supreme Court lawyers including Ainunnahar Siddiqa filed the writ Wednesday. However, there are allegations that the questions of all the subjects of SSC till date this year have been leaked.  Arrests were made in separate incidents regarding this too. This year’s SSC examination has seen an ongoing spate of question leak ...

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Mobile phones banned within 200 metres of SSC exam centers

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MNA Education & Career Desk: Mobile phones have been banned within 200 metres of centers where SSC exam is being held. The government has taken this decision in a desperate attempt to stem the steady flow of question leaks on the social media. On Sunday, the education ministry sent a directive to authorities across the country, which ordered arrests of mobile users within 200 metres of exam centers. The instruction to the chiefs of all district administrations and education boards also said that students, who will fail to take their seats 30 minutes before the test, will not be allowed ...

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National Science Fest begins at JU

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MNA Education Desk: The ‘2nd National Science Fest’ will kick off tomorrow, Friday at Jahangirnagar University (JU). With the slogan, ‘Be Innovative, Make Innovative’, Jahangirnagar University Science Club (JUSC), a science-based social organisation of the university, is organising the festival. JUSC resident Shahriyar Kabir Shohag disclosed the details of the event at a press conference at the office of JU Journalists’ Association Thursday afternoon. A total of 10 universities, 20 colleges and 30 schools will take part in the festival. The two-day festival will feature inaugural session, poster presentations, project showcasing and quiz contests for university level students, idea contests, ...

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JU launches Bangabandhu Institute

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MNA Education Desk: Jahangirnagar University launched Bangabandhu Institute of Comparative Literature and Culture (BICLC) on Monday where academic activities will begin from this year. Vice Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam inaugurated the activities of the Bangabandhu Institute as chief guest. Addressing the function, JU VC urged the teachers and students of the institute to acquire knowledge on other literatures and cultures beside Bengali and enrich Bengali literature and culture by comparative study with others. Presided over by Director of the Institute Prof Rezaul Islam, JU Treasurer Prof Sheikh Md Monzurul Huq addressed the function as special guest. Students and teachers of ...

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Dhaka University, GIGCAS ink MOU

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MNA Education Desk: With a view to establishing supportive collaboration between Dhaka University (DU) and Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or GIGCAS a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed. DU treasurer Md Kamal Uddin and GIGCAS director Gan Zhang signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides, said a press release. DU vice-chancellor (VC) Akhtaruzzaman, Science faculty dean professor Md Abdul Aziz and Chemistry department chairman professor Md Azizur Rahman, among others, were present in the meeting held at VC lounge, added the release. Under the MoU, teachers, researchers, students and publications and documents ...

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‘Next generation leadership’ at NSU

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MNA Education Desk: The successful young leaders expressed their views on the nature of future leadership in the event “Next Generation Leadership”, held recently at North South University, organized by the Office of External Affairs (OEA) under the leadership of the Director, Dr. Katherine Li. In this event, NSU alumni talked about their success and leadership in their respective sectors of work. The panelists of the seminar were Ziauddin Adil, media personality and CEO of Top of Mind, Rehnuma Karim, founder and CEO of Heroes for All, Dr. M. Masrur Reaz, senior economist and program manager of International Finance Corporation, ...

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DU’s affiliation of 7 colleges implemented without prior planning

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MNA Education & Career Desk: The Dhaka University’s (DU) affiliation programme with seven colleges was implemented without prior preparation or planning, admits the university administration on Saturday. The statement came from the university’s public relations department amid protests by Dhaka University students calling for an end to the affiliations. Students from the affiliated colleges have also held several rounds of protests demanding schedules for their exams and the release of their results. On February 16, 2017, the decision was taken to make Dhaka College, Eden Women’s College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul College, Begum Badrunnessa Government Women’s College, Mirpur ...

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8 banks’ recruitment test cancelled

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MNA Education Desk: The Bankers’ Selection Committee of Bangladesh Bank has scrapped professional recruitment tests for eight state-owned banks. The tests were held on Friday. The decision on cancellation of the test was made at a top level meeting at the central bank presided over by its Governor Fazle Kabir. Officials said after getting the inquiry report, Bangladesh Bank will take decision on fixing a new date for exam. Earlier, the Bangladesh Bank had decided to retake the recruitment test following the mismanagement at two exam centres at Mirpur where over 6000 applicants missed to sit for their test. But ...

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IBBL’s internship for univ students

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MNA Education Desk: Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) on Monday started a two-month long internship program for the students of different public and private universities, said a press release. Arastoo Khan, Chairman of IBBL inaugurated the program organized by Islami Bank Training & Research Academy (IBTRA) at the IBTRA Conference Hall as the chief guest. A total of 129 students of BBA & MBA level from 34 universities are participating in the internship program. The bank is a sharia compliant bank in Bangladesh which started operations on 30 March 1983. It was founded by Saudi and Kuwaiti investors. It is ...

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Smoking banned in SUST campus

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MNA Education Desk: Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) authorities have enforced a ban on smoking on the campus, aiming to encourage the students to give up the habit of smoking. SUST proctor associate professor Jahir Uddin Ahmed issued a notice in this regard. The authorities also enforced a restriction on selling cigarettes or tobacco-made products on the campus area, said the notice. If any canteen, cafeteria, small shop, food court or vendor is found selling tobacco-made products, strict actions will be taken against them as per the Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Rule, 2015. Earlier, on 18 ...

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Examinees must enter halls 30 min before

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MNA Education Desk: The education ministry on Wednesday announced that the examinees of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams will have to enter their respective centre at least half-an-hour before start. Otherwise, the ministry said, the examinees will not be allowed to participate in the exam. The ministry came up with the decision in a meeting presided over by secretary to the Secondary and Higher Education Division M Sohrab Hossain. The meeting discussed ways and means to ensure that exams are held in a fair environment without any scope for unfair means, said a press release. Examinees will not ...

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Students to celebrate textbook festival

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MNA Education Desk: The National Textbook Festival is being celebrated at all primary and secondary level educational institutions on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday formally inaugurated the free textbook distribution programme for the academic year 2018. The premier opened the free textbook distribution programme by handing over textbooks of primary and secondary levels to students at a function at her official Ganabhaban residence here. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will inaugurate the central programme of the ‘National Textbook Festival-2018’ at Azimpur Government Girls School and College in the capital at 10:30am on January 1. Chairman of National Curriculum ...

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JSC, JDC pass rate decreases by 9.41pc

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MNA Education Desk: A total of 83.65 per cent students came out successful in this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dhakil Certificate (JDC) examinations, which is 9.41pc lower than that of the previous year. A total 191,628 students secured highest grade, GPA-5, this year. The number of GPA-5 holders in 2016 was 247,588. As many as 184,397 JSC students obtained GPA-5 and 7,231 JDC students got the highest grade. The pass rate in the JSC exam alone is 83.10 per cent while that in the JDC is 86.80 per cent. Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over the ...

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JU puts ban on entry of visitors

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MNA Education Desk: The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) imposed ban on the entry of visitors on the campus for six days. JU Registrar Abu Bakr Siddique confirmed this on Monday night. A release was issued on Monday saying that the entry of visitors for any purpose such as study tour and any kind of shooting will be remained prohibited from December 25 to December 30 into the campus for upcoming senate election which is scheduled to be held on 30 December. The release also said that during the election, the movement of rickshaws will be prohibited from New Arts ...

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77 IU students to get President Gold Medal

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MNA Education Desk: A total of 77 students of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia will get ‘President Gold Medal’ awards for their excellent results in Masters’ examinations. IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif said that they selected 15 students from Theology and Islamic Studies faculty, 15 from Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, 16 from Law and Shariah faculty, 16 from Business Administration faculty and 15 students from Applied Science and Technology faculty for their outstanding academic performances. President Abdul Hamid, who is the IU Chancellor, will hand over the awards to the students during the 4th convocation of the university ...

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‘Youthquake’ Oxford Dictonaries’ word of 2017

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MNA Education Desk: “Youthquake” was crowned as Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year 2017, following a five-fold increase in usage. The word is defined as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people”. It first rose during Britain’s June general election, which saw an upsurge in youth turnout, then had an even bigger spike in September around New Zealand’s general election. However, the word was first coined in 1965 by the then Vogue magazine editor Diana Vreeland to describe how youth culture was changing fashion and music. It beat eight other words ...

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Refund extra fees for SSC, HSC exams

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MNA Education Desk: The High Court (HC) on Wednesday ordered the educational institutions to refund students the additional fees taken for SSC, HSC and equivalent exams within 30 days. According to the HC order, the managing committees and governing body of the educational institutes will be suspended if they do not refund the additional fees within the given time. A High Court bench of Justices Kazi Rezaul Haque and Mohammad Ullah passed the order. Earlier, the High Court summoned several schools authorities of Dhaka, on allegation of collecting additional amount of money as fee for the exam form fill-up. The ...

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Two-day job fair held at RUET

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MNA Education Desk: A two-day job fair ended at Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) for the third consecutive time on Saturday. RUET Carrier Forum (RCF) organised the fair in association with Bizli Cables and Good Luck Stationary. As many as 14 corporate organisations took part in the event offering spot job after taking curriculum vitae from students and interviewing them on the spot. RUET vice-chancellor Rafiqul Alam Beg attended and addressed the inauguration ceremony as chief guest with RCF president Fazley Hossain in the chair. CV assessment, campus recruitment, HR Summit, Corporate Talk and Idea Contest were held ...

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DU inks MoU with Yuan Ze university

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MNA Education Desk: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed recently between Dhaka University (DU) and Yuan Ze University, Taiwan to foster international cooperation in education and research sectors. DU treasurer Md Kamal Uddin and Yuan Ze vice-president Chih-Min Lin singed the MoU on behalf of their respective universities at the vice-chancellor’s lounge on the campus, said a DU press release. DU VC Md Akhtaruzzaman and some other faculties of Yuan Ze University were present at the function, among others. According to the MoU, the two universities will exchange faculty members, researchers and students. They will share educational and research ...

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200 mango trees razed on Rajshahi University

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MNA Education Desk: Around 200 mango trees on the Rajshahi University (RU) campus were burnt down by miscreants. University authorities said a group of miscreants might have set fire to the mango orchard in Vadra area, adjacent to the campus, consisting of nearly six hundred trees. On information, fire fighters appeared at the spot and put out the flame around 6:00pm, said Nurul Islam, assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defense of Rajshahi. The RU authorities lodged a general diary with Motihar police station over the incident and urged police to look into the incident, said RU pro-vice chancellor ...

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4 DU BCL men held for beating journos

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MNA Education Desk: Four activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) from Dhaka University were handed over to police for beating journalists. The detainees are — Dhaka University Bijoy Ekattor Hall unit deputy secretary Ahmed Faysal, activists Ashraful Islam, Anwarul Kabir and Tofayel Hossain of the same hall unit. DU sources said private TV Channel 24 journalist Shamima Sultana and online news portal bdnews24.com journalist Masum Billah came under attack by the BCL men while gossiping at Arts Building around 9:30pm. They beat up the journalists terming them outsiders although the duo gave their identities that they were former students of ...

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DU-affiliated 7 colleges’ results published

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MNA Education Desk: The results of the final year (fourth year) examination of honours courses 2015 of seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University (DU) were published on Saturday. Details of the results are available at Dhaka University website www.7colleges.du.ac.bd and the successful students will be able to collect their provisional certificates and transcripts from their respective colleges paying the fixed fee after 10 December, said a press release. In last month, the students of seven colleges have blocked Nilkhet intersection demanding result of honours final year examinations. The seven affiliated colleges are Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy ...

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Kushtia Islamic University loses appeal

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MNA Education Desk: The Appellate Division has upheld a High Court decision scrapping Kushtia Islamic University choice to cancel F Unit admission tests over allegations of question paper leaks. As a result, about 100 students admitted to the two divisions after the exams can continue their studies, a lawyer involved in the case said. In April this year, the High Court declared the decision to cancel the entrance exam illegal. The university administration then appealed the case. An appellate bench led by acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah declared the verdict in the appeal on Wednesday. Barrister Ruhul Quddus ...

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Reopening order of Lakehead school stayed

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MNA Education Desk: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday extended a stay order for 10 more days on the High Court order that had directed the authorities concerned to reopen all the branches of Lakehead School. The court also asked the state counsel to file a regular leave to appeal to the Appellate Division against the High Court order. On Nov 6, the education ministry ordered the district administration to shut the school. The next day, a police team led by a magistrate shut down the school’s branches in Dhanmondi and Gulshan. The five-member appeals bench led by acting Chief ...

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