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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

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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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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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Ayman, Zaiba to receive queen’s award


MNA Education Desk: British queen will honour Ayman Sadiq and Zaiba Tahyya with a ‘Queen’s Young Leaders Award’ at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on 26 June, reported news agency. The awards recognise the work that young people from across the Commonwealth countries are doing to transform lives in their community and beyond. Ayman Sadiq, 25, from Dhaka, will receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award for the work he is doing to improve access to education for young people throughout Bangladesh. Zaiba Tahyya, 27, from Dhaka, will receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award for the work she is ...

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UK to offer Hawking fellowships


MNA Education Desk: Exceptional students in mathematics and physics can compete for research fellowships in honour of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in March, the government announced on Monday. Up to 10 fellowship will be awarded each year for the next five years to candidates completing doctoral studies in maths, physics and computer sciences, according to the department for business, energy and industrial Strategy. The 50 recipients will receive financial support allowing them to continue their work in any British institution for up to three years, it said. The creation of the “Stephen Hawking Fellowships” follow discussions ...

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37th BCS final results published


MNA Education Desk: A total of 1,314 candidates have been recommended for different cadres of civil service in the 37th Bangladesh Civil Service examinations, according to officials. Public Service Commission (PSC), the body that hires civil servants, published the final results on Tuesday after a special meeting at its office in the capital. Though in 37th BCS circular the number of cadres was mentioned as 1,226, the commission finally recommended 1,314 candidates for different cadres. Of them, 465 cadidates are enlisted as general cadres, 272 as assistant surgeons, 51 as dental surgeons, 316 for other categories and 210 for education ...

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DIU Air Rover Scout’s certificate distribution ceremony

Air Rover

MNA Education Desk: Daffodil International University Air Rover Scout Group organized Scouts’ Own and 6th National COMDECA Camp Certificate Distribution Ceremony followed by Iftar Mahfil on 07 June, 2018 at Banquet Hall of the university. Baden Powel Fellow and Vice-Chancellor of BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology, Professor Dr. Nizam Uddin Ahmed, was present as the chief guest at the program while Flight Lt. M. Shah Alam, Region Secretary and Professor Dr. Farhana Helal Mehtab, Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences were present as special guests. Professor Dr. Yousuf Mahabubul Islam, Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University and ...

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Olympiad for street children


MNA Education Desk: A remarkable program was arranged for street children in Aftabnagar area on the occasion of the inauguration of online knowledge based association, ‘Olympiad Bangladesh’. The aim of the association is to open the window of knowledge for the children in cooperation with different sections of the society. It aims to organize knowledge and skills based activities for the school, college and university students. This event has many interactive sessions for the children focusing on general knowledge, puzzles, and general math. Olympiad Bangladesh will undertake more of this kind of mini-Olympiad for the street children in different parts ...

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BSMRSTU, DIU Environment Day programme


MNA Education Desk: With the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution” the Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management (ESDM) of Daffodil International University (DIU) observed ‘World Environment Day-2018’ yesterday. To mark the day department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management of DIU organised a rally and project exhibition to create awareness of the restoration of environment. The rally led by Prof Dr SM Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, pro-vice-chancellor, was brought out at the university premises. After the rally, project exhibition was inaugurated at the Student Lounge of Daffodil Tower by Prof Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder and Prof Dr AKM Fazlul Hoque, ...

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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

first meeting

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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