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JSC, JDC exams 2017 begin today

November

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

Palashi intersection

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’

Safeguarding

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

National Drama

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

High Court

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

job fair

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

innovative universities

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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2,246 cash officers to be recruited

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MNA Education Desk: The government will hire some 2,246 cash officers in four state-run banking institutions in the country. The Bangladesh Bank (BB) floated a circular on Saturday in this regard. The circular is available on the central bank website: <https://erecruitment.bb.org.bd/onlineapp/joblist.php> The state-run banks are Sonali Bank Limited, Janata Bank Limited, Bangladesh Development Bank Limited, and Bangladesh Krishi Bank. Earlier on 29 August, the central bank published another circular to recruit 3,463 officers (general grade) for seven state-run banks. In total, 7,372 officers (general grade and cash) will be recruited and the Bankers Selection Committee has begun the recruitment process. ...

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Prof Akhtaruzzaman made acting VC of DU

Akhtaruzzaman

MNA Education Desk: The government has appointed professor Md Akhtaruzzaman as the acting vice-chancellor of Dhaka University. President Abdul Hamid, also chancellor of the university, made the appointment on Monday, says a gazette notification of the education ministry. Prof Akhtaruzzaman is replacing AAMS Arefin Siddique as Arefin’s tenure ended on 24 August. According to Dhaka university authorities, Akhtaruzzaman stood first in both BA (honours) and masters in the Islamic History and Culture department of Dhaka University. He, then, earned a post-graduate diploma in Persian Language (DU) and PhD in History from Aligarh, India. The acting VC was a Fulbright scholar ...

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Dhaka University launches news portal

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MNA Education Desk: Dhaka University (DU) authorities have recently launched a news portal, a YouTube channel, and an uploading video news link to the university website. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the news portal ‘barta.du.ac.bd’ and ‘DU PR Office YouTube Channel’ and uploading video news link to the university website at Professor Abdul Matin Chaudhury virtual room at a function on the campus on Wednesday, said a DU press release. Dhaka University (DU) Public Relations Office (PRO) is operating the websites. DU Centre for Advanced Research in Sciences Professor Golam Mohammed Bhuiyan, acting Proctor Professor AM Amzad and ...

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CU admission procedure starts 12 Sept

admission procedure

MNA Education Desk: The admission procedure of Chittagong University (CU) for the first-year honours courses under 2017-18 academic sessions will begin from 12 September and continue till 4 October. Chief of CU academic section SM Akbar Hossain, also the member secretary of the admission committee, said to media that the admission tests would be held from 26 October to 29 October. Admission seekers will have to register for the tests by sending a message through any number of telecom operator Teletalk. Details of the admission tests are available on the university website. However, the university is one of the largest ...

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8 state-run banks to recruit 1,663 officers

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MNA Education Desk: The government will appoint a total of 1,663 senior officers in eight state-run banking institutions in the country, according to a source at the Bangladesh Bank. Bankers’ selection committee floated a circular in this regard. The central bank has recently formed Bankers’ Selection Committee (BSC) to introduce a unified recruitment system for state-run banks. The state run institutions are Sonali Bank Limited, Janata Bank Limited, Rupali Bank Limited, Bangladesh Development Bank Limited, Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation and Investment Corporation of Bangladesh. Eligible candidates can apply for the posts till ...

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DU student to join India mountain expedition

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MNA Education Desk: A student of Dhaka University will join a mountain expedition, and the Ladakh marathon in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The student, Mohammad Imtiaz, is a 4th year student of DU’s Accounting and Information System Department. Imtiaz on Monday paid a courtesy call on his university’s vice-chancellor professor AAMS Arefin Siddique at his office on the campus before leaving Dhaka for India, said a DU release. Siddique wished Imtiaz’s success on his mission and safe returning home. He will take part in the ‘Ladakh Marathon’, the highest and one of the toughest marathons to be held ...

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JU admission test registration from tomorrow

Bangabandhu Institute

MNA Education Desk: The online registration for honours first year admission test under academic session 2017-2018 of Jahangirnagar University (JU) will start from 20 August. The admission tests under the academic session of 2017-2018 will begin on 8 October. The admission seekers can apply through online till 21 September by paying registration fee through Dutch Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) mobile banking channel, says a Jahangirnagar University press release. The applicants are suggested to follow the university website as the details of the admission tests, registration procedure, fee, eligibility are available on university website ju-admission.org/ and <https://ju-> admission.org/index/circular, the press release ...

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DU-affiliated colleges’ Masters exam on Sept 10

Masters

MNA Education Desk: The Masters examination of seven government colleges affiliated with Dhaka University (DU) will begin on September 10, said a press release on Sunday. The examination will end on October 31. The affiliated colleges are Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawrdy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Mohila College, Mirpur Government Bangla College and Government Titumir College. Students of Begum Badrunnesa Government Mohila College, Shaheed Suhrawrdy College and Kabi Nazrul Government College will sit for the exam at Dhaka College while those of Dhaka College at Eden Mohila College, Eden Mohila College students at ...

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National University postpones degree exam

admission

MNA Education Desk: The National University (NU) has postponed its degree examination which was scheduled on Sunday, due to flood, said a press release. The press release published on its website, the university authorities said today’s part (13 August 2017) of the degree (pass course) examination for the year 2015 has been postponed for flood. More than 200,000 people of 30 unions in the five upazilas of northern district of Lalmonirhat – Patgram, Kaliganj, Hatibandha, Aditmari and Sadar – have been marooned by floodwaters as both the Teesta and Dharla rivers were flowing above the danger level. The water of ...

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JnU Journalists’ association polls held

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MNA Education Desk: The election to the executive committee of Jagannath University Journalists’ Association (JnUJA) for the term of 2017-18 was held at JnUJA office on Thursday, a press release issued by JnU Public Relation Office said. Ashraful Islam of The Daily Manabzamin and Humayun Kabir of The Daily Jugantor were elected as President and General Secretary of the association for the next one year. The rest office-bearers are Jubayer Hossain Sami (Vice-president), Nasrin Farhana (Joint-Secretary),  Kabir Hossain and Sohag Rasif (Organising Secretary), Rashed Hossain (Finance Secretary), Latiful Islam (Office Secretary) and two other executive members—Ismail Hossen and Naimur Rahman. ...

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DU to add 253 seats for 2017-18 session

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MNA Education Desk: The Dhaka University (DU) authorities have increased 253 seats for undergraduate courses for session 2017-18. DU vice chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique unveiled it while inaugurating online process for admission test on Monday. The online registration process will remain open till 10:00pm on 29 August. The deadline for depositing admission fees at the banks is to end on 30 August. The applicants will have to pay Tk350, including a bank and online service charge, for each unit through Sonali, Agrani, Janata or Rupali banks across the country. In the upcoming academic session, students will be admitted against 7,053 ...

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Dr Fakrul Alam conducts a seminar at NDUB

Fakrul Alam

MNA Education Desk: In order to remove the dilemma among the students who are about to take ELT or Literature as their major stream, the Department of English Language and Literature (ELL), Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB), arranged a seminar titled ‘ELT or Literature? Career Options for Graduating Students’ on August 5, at its premises, at 4pm, conducted by Dr Fakrul Alam, former professor of the University of Dhaka. The anchor of the seminar Sami Hossain Chisty, lecturer of the department of English of NDUB, gives the students a framework of the seminar. He mentions that the students of English ...

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