education & Career

Fanus brings smile to slum children


MNA Education Desk: Fanus, an educational and charitable organization of Sher e Bangla Agricultural University, donated eid gift among the 115 destabilized and helpless families living at slums. On Saturday the donation programme was started at 11 am on the university academic Bhaban at the where associate Professor Dr KBM Saiful Islam, Associate Professor Jasim Uddin and Assistant professor Arif Hossain and teachers, students were present. The gift gave one packet semai, sugar, condensed milk and new dress of children for each family. Besides, the organization coordinated mass education among the workers and slum children. The organization started its journey ...

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13th founding anniv of Comilla University

Comilla University

MNA Education Desk: The authorities of Comilla University on Monday observed its 13th founding anniversary with a daylong colourful programme on the campus, reported news agency. The celebration programme including procession and discussion were inaugurated by the university vice chancellor (VC) professor Emran Kabir Chowdhury, at 11:00am. Teachers, officers, staff and students of the university brought out a colourful procession led by the VC, from in front of the university’s administrative building around 11:00am. The Comilla University started its journey on Lalmai Hillocks on 28 May 2006 with 4 faculties, 7 departments, 15 teachers and 300 students. At present, the ...

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RU professor invents ‘Golden Melon’


MNA Education Desk: A Professor of Rajshahi University (RU) has invented a new variety of ‘Bangi’ (melon), a local fruit. He has invented sweet melon after a long eight years’ effort and named it ‘Sonali Bangi’ or ‘Golden Melon’ because of its golden colour. The very sweet ‘golden bangi’ looks like malta or orange. The inventor of the new Bangi is Professor Monjur Hossain, director of Institute of Biological Sciences (IBSE) of RU. He has been successful in cultivating the new varieties of sweet melon. The researchers also expressed hope that the seedlings or saplings will be given at the ...

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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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Students boycott classes for quota gazette

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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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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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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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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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‘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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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


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

Islamic University

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


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


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


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

Bangabandhu Institute

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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