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No VAT on private universities: PM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Martyred Intellectuals Day

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

Textbook Festival

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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