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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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PEC, Ebtedayee exams begin

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MNA Education Desk: As many as 3,096,075 fifth-grade students are taking Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee exams at 7,267 centres today. The English exam is the first, starting at 11am and ending at 1:30pm. Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman Fizar will inspect the Motijheel Ideal Government Primary School, an exam centre, the ministry said. This year 2,804,509 are taking their PEC exams, while 291,566 are taking the Ebtedayee exams. This year 2,953 special needs candidates will take the PEC exams, while 379 signed up for the Ebdetayee exams. They will each receive 20 extra minutes to complete ...

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HC order to reopen Lakehead School stayed

Lakehead school

MNA Education Desk: The Supreme Court (SC) has stayed a High Court (HC) order on reopening the Lakehead Grammar School in Dhaka. The chamber judge stayed the order on Wednesday after the state challenged the decision, reported news agency. The decision has been halted until Sunday, when an Appellate Division bench is expected to hear the matter, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said. On Nov 6, the education ministry ordered the Dhaka district administration to shut the school. The next day, a police team led by a magistrate closed down the school’s branches in Dhanmondi and Gulshan. The ministry says the ...

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RUET launches computer networking course

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MNA Education Desk: The Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) has launched an advance level training course on computer networking in order to make its teachers, officers and employees skilled, reported news agency. RUET vice chancellor professor Rafiqul Alam Beg said this while addressing the closing and certificate-giving ceremony of a month-long computer networking training course on Sunday as the chief guest. RUET’s Central Computer Center and Planning and Development Branch jointly organised the course titled “Basic Concept and Computer Networking” with financial support from Education and Research Project of Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC). VC Prof Beg said ...

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Khulna University admission test today

Khulna University

MNA Education Desk: The admission tests for the first year honours courses in Khulna University (KU) under 2017-18 academic years will begin today (Saturday). A total of 29,140 candidates applied against 1,204 seats in 28 disciplines, said a press release. About 24 aspirants will vie for a seat in the first year honours courses in KU under 2017-18 academic year. The online admission process for the first year honours courses in Khulna University under 2017-18 academic years ended on 9 October this year. The students have been asked for not bringing mobile phone or any electronic devices during exam. The ...

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37th, 38th BCS exam dates announced

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MNA Education Desk: The Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) on Tuesday announced the dates for different examinations of 37th, 38th BCS, and 39th BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service) recruitments. The viva voce of the 37th BCS will be held on 29 November and the preliminary exam of 38th BCS on 29 December this year. PSC will send recommendations to the public administration ministry to amend the 39th BCS rules. As the 39th BCS will be ‘special’, documents in this regard will be sent to the public administration ministry. “We are working on more than one BCS at a time to make ...

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NDUB celebrates Halloween

MNA Education Desk: Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB) celebrated Halloween for the first time ever on October 30, 2017, said a press release. Halloween is an occasion celebrated worldwide but not very popular in Bangladesh. NDUB drama and film club had taken this initiative and celebrated Halloween. Honorable Vice Chancellor Fr Patrick Gaffney C.S.C was present at the program as chief guest. Fanny Delgutte, a French lady, friend of Ranet Gomes, the moderator of NDUB Drama Club, attended program as a special guest. About 220 campaigners attended the program. It was a new experience for the students’ as they were ...

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JSC, JDC exams 2017 begin today

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MNA Education Desk: Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) exams 2017 on Wednesday began across the country with the participation of 24, 68,820 examinees. “As many as 24, 68,820 students from 28,621 educational institutions will appear in the public examination this year. Of them, 11, 44,778 are male and 13, 24,042 are female” education minister Nurul Islam Nahid told a press briefing held in the conference room of the ministry on Wednesday last. The number of JSC examinees is 20, 90,277 while 3, 78,543 examinees will participate in the JDC examination this year. A total of 659 ...

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BUET students block Palashi intersection

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MNA Education Desk: Several hundred students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on Monday blocked a road near Palashi intersection protesting at the alleged attack on them by some Dhaka University students. The protesters blocked the road around 2:00pm to press home their 8-point demand, including punishment of the attackers and security on the campus, halting vehicular movement in the area for at least two and a half hours. The protesters also demanded making the campus drug-free, restricting the entrance of outsiders and installation of CCTV camera from Bakshibazar to Palashi intersection area. Later, around 4:30pm the protesting ...

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37th BCS written results published

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MNA Education Desk: The Public Service Commission (PSC) has published the written test results of 37th BCS on Wednesday afternoon. A total 5,379 have passed in different cadre positions in the exam. Among them, 2,943 have passed in the general cadre category, 1,701 in the general and technical/professional categories and 735 in the technical/professional category. Besides, 434 candidates have qualified in the assistant surgeon cadre, while 7 have qualified in the assistant dental surgeon cadre, according to the results available on the PSC website. The PSC issued the circular for the 37th BCS to recruit 1,226 government employees on February 29, ...

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NDUB organizes workshop on ‘Plagiarism and Safeguarding Policy’

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MNA Education Desk: Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB) organized a workshop for the faculties of the university on 6 October, entitled ‘Plagiarism and Safeguarding Policy’. It was conducted by Professor Nazmeen Haq, Department of English, University of Dhaka, and Professor Tahmina Ahmed, Department of English, University of Dhaka respectively. Sami Hossain Chisty, lecturer of the Department of English of NDUB, executed the role of Master of Ceremonies. Registrar and Chairman of English Department Fr Adam S Pereira, CSC welcomes the guests and faculties. After the faculties introduce themselves, the special guests of the event, the two esteemed speakers of the ...

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DU orders closure of TSC activities by 8pm

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MNA Education Desk: The Dhaka University (DU) authority has decided to close all activities of Teacher-Student Centre (TSC), which also known as the most grandiose place of the university, every day within at 8:00 pm. The authorities, in a circular signed by TSC director Alamgir Hossain, asked all concerned to complete their activities at the TSC by 8:00 pm. The Teacher-Student Centre is an all-campus activity centre designed for recreation and guidance. The circular asked all TSC-based social and cultural organisations to follow the instructions for safety reasons. However, the circular said that with special permission from the authorities, some ...

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DU recalled Jagannath Hall tragedy

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MNA Education Desk: Dhaka University (DU) has remembered the students and guests who were killed in a tragedy at Jagannath Hall on the night of 15 October in 1985, reported news agency. On that day in 1985, a total of 39 people, including 26 students and 13 guests, died in a tragic collapse of the roof of a one-storey building at the dormitory. DU authorities have taken various programmes, including mourning procession, hoisting black flags, placing wreaths at the memorials of the victims and offering special prayers. A discussion programme was held at the October Memorial Building at 8:00am. The ...

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8th National Drama Festival & Workshop held at NDC

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MNA Education Desk: Notre Dame College (NDC) ‘Natyadol’ had organized 8th National Drama Festival and Workshop at Notre Dame College on October 13 and 14, 2017. Many renowned and respected faces such as Misha Shaodagar, Lucky Anam, Dr Anamul Hoque, Naim, Shamim Hassan Sarkar, Majnun Mizan, Mostafa Sarwar Faruki, Nusrat Imrose Tisha and the band Chirkut were present as the honorable guests at the event. There were eight categories of competition in this event. They are: Instant acting, mime, versatile acting, Bangla Olympiad, Drama (solo), Drama (team), Dance Drama and extempore speech. Jannat –e- Nur and her team and Nabila ...

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DU VC-nominee panel illegal: High Court

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MNA Education Desk: The Jul 29 special senate meeting of Dhaka University (DU) and the vice-chancellor nominee panel approved by it has been declared ultra vires or beyond the authority of the senate by the High Court. The order came on Tuesday after disposing of registered graduates’ petition, which cited that a senate meeting for choosing VC candidates must have 25 registered graduates as well as representatives of teachers and students. According to the Dhaka University Order 1973, the Senate must have at least 99 members. The court ordered university authorities to take steps to form the senate in line ...

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Jahangirngar University admission tests begin

Jahangirngar University

MNA Education Desk: The admission tests for the first year honours courses of Jahangirngar University (JU) under academic session 2017-18 began Sunday as a total of 151 candidates are vying for each seat this year. A total of 2,99,171 aspirants have applied against 1,986 seats under six faculties and three institutes this year, breaking all previous records, the Admission Management Committee officials told news agency. The admission tests of the “A Unit” will be held on 8 and 9 October while “I Unit” tests will also be held on 9 October. The “D Unit” tests will be held on 10 ...

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No bar to deduct 5 marks in medical test

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MNA Education Desk: The Supreme Court has cleared way for government to deduct five marks from second time medical admission seekers. The five-member regular bench of Appellate Division, led by acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah on Wednesday passed the order after hearing the appeal filed by the state seeking a stay order on High Court order. Earlier on September 12, the High Court stayed an order on the government’s decision to deduct five marks for second time medical admission seekers. The Health Department issued a notice calling for admissions to the MBBS program for the 2017-18 academic year on ...

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Job fair in Jessore on 5 October

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MNA Education Desk: A day-long job fair would be organized at amphitheatre building at Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park in Jessore on 5 October to hire workforce for 30 different institutions. Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority will organize the fair and hold a number of seminars on creating curriculum vitae, how to face an interview, present and future condition of information technology based job market, said a press release. State minister for information communication technology (ICT) division Zunaid Ahmed Palak will inaugurate the fair. The hi-tech park authority has a target to create 12,000 jobs at Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park ...

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World’s most innovative universities in 2017

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MNA Education Desk: Reuters’ annual ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries. The most innovative university in the world, for the third consecutive year, is Stanford University. Located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Stanford has long played a key role in the development of our modern networked world: A Stanford professor designed the basic communication standard for the Internet, and university alumni founded some of the biggest tech companies in the world, including Google, ...

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DU ’Kha’ unit admission test results today

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MNA Education Desk: The admission test results of ‘Kha’ (B) unit of Dhaka University (DU) for 2017-18 academic session will be published on Monday afternoon. Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, acting Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Dhaka University, will officially announce the results at the administrative building of the university around 12:30 pm, said a press release. The admission test was held on Friday. A total of 32,749 candidates appeared at the entry test against 2,363 seats. However, the “Ka-Unit” admission tests will be held on 13 October and “Gha-Unit” (combined unit) tests for science, business studies and humanities group students will be ...

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Govt nationalised 12 model colleges

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MNA Education Desk: The government has nationalised 12 model school & colleges across the country, reported news agency. The education ministry issued a notification on Monday in this regard. The newly nationalised colleges are Mohammadpur Model School & College, Rupnagar Model School & College, Lalbagh Model School & College and Shyampur Model High School & College under Dhaka district, Chittagong Model School & College, Rajshahi Model School & College, Barisal Model School & College, Khulna Model School & College, Sylhet Model School & College, Comilla Education Board Model College, Jessore Education Board Model School & College, and Rajshahi Education Board ...

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DU admission tests begin Friday

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MNA Education Desk: The first-year honours admission tests of Dhaka University (DU) for academic session 2016-2017 will begin on Friday with the entry exam for the Business Studies faculty under “Ga-Unit” (C unit). The one-hour test will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am at 53 on- and off-campus sites, said a DU press release on Tuesday. A total of 29,954 candidates have applied against 1,250 seats under the unit. The release also said that the admission test (general knowledge) of Fine Arts Faculty under “Cha-Unit” will be held on 16 September (Saturday). As many as 13,476 aspirants have applied against ...

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