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JnU debating society election held

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): The election to the executive committee-2017 of Jagannath University Debating Society (JnUDS) was held on the campus on Thursday. Sakil Ahmed and Sabuj Rayhan were elected as President and General Secretary respectively of the committee for the next one year. The election was held at the university Vice-chancellor’s (VC’s) conference room. The other office bearers, among the elected, are—Vice-president Mehadi Hasan, Joint-General Secretary Moloy Sarkar, Organising Secretary Yousuf Jamil, Office Secretary Sabik Tahmid, Publicity and Publication Secretary Mahidul Islam, Information and Research Secretary Ahsan Ullah and Training Affairs Secretary Khairun Nahar. Vote casting started at ...

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Orientation, farewell programme held at JnU

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): A freshers’ reception and a farewell ceremony for the students of Psychology Department of Jagannath University (JnU) under 2016-17 and 2013-14 sessions respectively were held at its central auditorium on Monday. JnU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman spoke at the ceremony as Chief Guest at 11:00am with JnU Psychology Department Chairperson Prof Dr Ashoke Kumar Shaha in the chair. JnU Treasurer Prof Md Salim Bhuiyan and Life and Earth Science Faculty Dean Prof Dr Md Zakariya Miah, among others, were present as Special Guests at the ceremony. The freshers were greeted with flowers while ...

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Book on ‘Essential of Counseling’ unveiled at JnU

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): A book styled ‘Essential of Counseling’ was unveiled at the Vice-Chancellor’s conference room of Jagannath University (JnU) on Monday. The book was written by Syed Md Sajjad Kabir, an Assistant Prof of Psychology department of the university. JnU VC Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman and Psychology Department Chairman Prof Dr Ashoke Kumar Shaha were, among others, present on the occasion. The book was published aiming at meeting the demand of the interested readers and students of public, private and national universities in gathering the information related to overall counseling. The author is hopeful about the usefulness ...

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JnU celebrates Pahela Baishakh with traditional festivity

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): Jagannath University (JnU) on Friday celebrated Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1424, amid huge enthusiasm and traditional gaiety. The auspicious occasion started with bringing out Mongol Shobha Jatra, a procession seeking well-being of all, with decorative replicas of animals as well as elements of Bangali culture led by JnU Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman along with the participation of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon as Chief Guest from the university Shaheed Minar premises at 9:00am. At this, students, with traditional Baishakhi attire, of different educational institutions of ...

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Outreach session on digital sister held at JnU

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): An outreach session and group discussion titled ‘Digital Sister for the Unban Youth: Using New Technology for effective SRHR Communication for Urban Youth of Bangladesh’ was held at the central auditorium of Jagannath University (JnU) on Sunday. JnU Institute of Education and Research (IER) and James P Grant School of Public Health of BRAC University jointly arranged the programme at 10:00am. JnU Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman spoke as Chief Guest at the session while JnU Arts Faculty Dean Prof Dr Md Salim, and IER Director Dr Monira Jahan were, among others, present as ...

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DU to get discount from Singapore Airlines

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MBA Education Desk: Dhaka University has signed an agreement with Singapore Airlines Limited to get discounts on air ticket. Treasurer of the university Prof Dr M Kamal Uddin and General Manager of Singapore Airlines Limited Twee Min Wang signed the agreement on behalf of their respective side at a function at Vice-Chancellor’s (VC) lounge of the university. DU VC Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique and Business Studies Faculty Dean Prof Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, among others, were present on the occasion. According to the deal, the Airlines will give discounts in air ticket to DU faculty members, staff and their spouse & ...

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Student drowns again in DU’s mysterious Shahidullah Hall pond

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MNA Education Desk: A Dhaka University (DU) student drowned in the Shahidullah Hall pond on the campus on Wednesday evening. The deceased identified as Bayezid Bostaymi, a first-year student of the Applied Statistics department and a resident of the dormitory. The pond has created mystery among the students and gained notoriety over the years as almost every year incidents of students drowning in the pond happen, though there is a sign near it that says no swimming in the pond. DU acting proctor AM Amzad said members of Fire Service and Civil Defence rescued Bayezid from the pond and took ...

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Chhatra Union 38th national council begins at DU

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MNA Education Desk: The 38th national council of Bangladesh Chhatra Union began at Dhaka University on Sunday with the theme “students-people unite, save education-culture”. Dhaka University professor emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury inaugurated the four-day session at Aparajeya Bangla of the University hoisting the national and the organization flags. Chhatra Union president Lucky Akter, its general secretary GM Jilani Shuvo, delegators From India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, among others, addressed on the occasion. Bangladesh Students Union is a left-leaning independent political organization in Bangladesh. It was established on 26 April 1952, initially as the East Pakistan Students Union. Bangladesh students’ union ...

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HSC, equivalent exams begin today

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MNA Education Desk: About 1.2 million candidates are sitting for this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations that began across the country on Sunday. A total of 11,83,686 candidates — 6,35,697 boys and 5,47,989 girls — from 8,864 institutions under eight general education boards, Madrasah Education Board, Bangladesh Technical Education Board and Diploma in Business Studies (DIBS) Board will appear at the HSC and its equivalent examinations this year at 2,497 examination centres across the country. Of them, 9,82,783 examinees will sit for HSC examination, while 99,320 for Alim examination, 96,914 for HSC (BM/Vocational) examination and 4,669 ...

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Group-based politics never exists in BCL: Obaidul

MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said that group-based politics will never exist in Bangabandhu’s Chhatra League. No group is also in the present BCL committee led by Sohag–Jakir. None would grab any post by making a group; rather leader would be elected according to his capability. The Minister Obaidul Quader, also Awami League General Secretary, came up with this comment as Chief Guest while addressing the BCL annual council-2017 of Jagannath University (JnU) unit at Science Faculty premises on the campus at 12:00pm. Pointing at BCL leaders and activists, he said ...

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Diamond World Music Festival launched at JnU

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): A two-day long music festival titled – Diamond World International Music Festival-2017 began for the first time on Jagannath University (JnU) campus on Tuesday. JnU Music Department in association with Diamond World Ltd organized the festival at the central auditorium of the university. The festival started with the song ‘Aanondo Dhonnee Jagao Gogone’ at 10:00am. Later, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the festival as Chief Guest enkindling mongol prodip. JnU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman, Treasurer Prof Md Salim Bhuiyan and Diamond World Ltd Managing Director Dilip Kumar were present as Special Guests ...

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Anti-liberation forces must be resisted: BRUR VC

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MNA Education Desk: Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Begum Rokeya University Rangpur, (BRUR) Professor Dr AKM Nurun Nabi here today said the anti-liberation forces must be resisted to save national independence. “The spirit of the War of Liberation should be properly nurtured in every sphere of the society to thwart the anti-liberation forces for safeguarding independence of the country,” he said. Dr Nabi, also a population scientist, made these observations while addressing a discussion arranged at the “Independence Memorial” premises on the campus to celebrate the Independence and National Day- 2017 as the chief guest. The authorities of BRUR chalked out programmes ...

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Students can play role in anti-militant activities: UGC chairman

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan has said that since the students are the future of tomorrow, they can play a vital role to build up a rich, bright and peaceful country through taking part in the anti-militant and anti-drug activities. He came up with this comment while addressing a discussion as Chief Guest held at the central auditorium of Jagannath University (JnU) on Monday at 12:00pm, marking the 47th Independence and National Day. He also said “…. We gained the independence through much sacrifice and struggle for a long time. The opponents ...

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PSTU VC released after 17 hours of confinement

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MNA Education Desk: Students of Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) released the vice-chancellor (VC) and other teachers and officials from about 17 hours of confinement in their respective rooms in the administrative building. The agitating PSTU students postponed their movement and left the administrative building around 3:00 am on Wednesday (March 22). Later, the PSTU VC Prof Dr Harun Or Rahsid, teachers of the officials came out of their respective rooms. Proctor committee’s chief of the PSTU Dr Purnendu Biswas told that the students postponed their movement following an assurance in favour of their demand. The students confined the ...

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Government to launch mid-day-meal at primary schools

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MNA Education Desk: The present government has taken a decision of launching mid-day-meal programme at all primary schools for making schooling attractive to students, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said on Saturday. The state minister said this while launching the mid-day-meal programme at Sardaha Government Primary School under Charghat upazila as chief guest. He listed the government’s manifold development activities including nationalization of huge non-government primary schools, development of school infrastructure, ensuring supply of safe drinking water, introduction of uniform education and stipends for disadvantaged children. Distribution of textbooks to primary school students on the first day of ...

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BCL unit of DU Bangabandhu Hall to arrange “Jonmoutshob-2017”

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MNA Feature Desk: The 98th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding leader of Bangladesh, will be celebrated across the country with due respects on 17 March (Friday). To celebrate this day, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall of Dhaka University has arranged an event titled “Jonmoutshob-2017”. Special prayers and doa will be offered at the residential hall for the ‘Greatest Bengali of All Time’. Later, a discussion meeting and fabulous cultural function will be held at 4pm at the hall premises. Besides, DU has also chalked out elaborate programmers. As part of ...

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5th convocation of Eastern University held at ICCB

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MNA Educations Desk: The fifth convocation of Eastern University (EU) was held at Basundhara Convention Centre in the capital yesterday. High Commissioner of Canada Benoit-Pierre Larmee on Sunday termed the graduating students of Eastern University (EU) as the future of Bangladesh and the torchbearers for positive change. EU conferred degrees to 1,901 graduating students of four different faculties. Certificates were also distributed among the graduates. Of them, two students received Chancellor’s Gold Medal, three Chairman’s Gold Medal and four Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal. The convocation speaker congratulated the young graduates and wished them a happy, prosperous and long life. On ...

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BCL men vandalized DU Bijoy Ekattor Hall provost’s office

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists of Dhaka University vandalized the provost’s office room at Bijoy Ekattor Hall as general students tried to resist them from occupying rooms of the hall. The student wing of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League went on the rampage between the midnight past Monday and 4:30am early Tuesday. At about 4:30am, the BCL activists also beat news agency UNB’s university correspondent Imran Hossain, a fourth-year student of mass communication and journalism department of the university and a resident of room 5003 of the dormitory. Imran was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital ...

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Home Economics demo for demanding institute of DU

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MNA Education Desk: Students of Home Economics College staged demonstrations on road, disrupting vehicular movement on Monday morning to press home their demand of declaring the college as an institute of Dhaka University. A group of students took to the street in Nilkhet intersection and adjacent areas at about 11:00am and staged demonstrations after blocking the road. The students’ other demands also include increasing transport, library facilities, and declaring all the Home Economic colleges across the country as a unit. Vehicular movement on the road at Mirpur road, Azimpur, Dhaka University campus area, and New Market area came to halt ...

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University Accreditation Council Bill, 2017 passed

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MNA Education Desk: The Parliament passed the ‘Bangladesh Accreditation Council Bill, 2017’ to establish an council to ensure the standard of higher education in both public and private institutions in the country. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid moved the bill in the House and it was passed by voice vote. According to the bill, the council will have the responsibilities like ensuring quality education, accrediting the higher educational institutions and their curricula, forming separate authorization committee for each discipline following application from any higher educational institution, determining the conditions of the accreditation and confidence certificate and canceling the accreditation and ...

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High Court issued rule against textbooks changes

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MNA Education Desk: The High Court on Monday issued a rule against the changes brought in school textbooks. The education secretary and chairman of National Curriculum and Textbook Board have been made respondent to this rule. The rule directed the authorities concerned of the government to show causes why the changes in the syllabus should not be declared illegal. The bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Abu Taher Mohammad Saifur Rahman came up with the rule following a writ petition filed by former vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Prof Anwar Hossain and curriculum expert Momtaz Jahan challenging the legality ...

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JnU teacher selected as ‘Young Scientist’

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): A teacher of Jagannath University (JnU) has been selected as ‘Young Scientist’ for taking part in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Chemistry in Germany. The talented young scientist is Jagadish Chandra Sarkar, a lecturer of Chemistry Department of the university. The 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will be held from June 25-30, 2017. A total of 31 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry along with around 400 international young scientists are going to participate in the meeting. The aim of the meeting is to bring together Nobel laureates and young scientists to foster scientific exchange between ...

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Dhaka University 50th convocation held with festive look

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MNA Education Desk: The 50th convocation of Dhaka University (DU) was held at the central playground on campus on Saturday with more than 17,000 graduate and postgraduate students taking part. President Abdul Hamid, also the chancellor of the university, presided over the programme. Prof Amit Chakma, Vice-Chancellor of Western University, Canada, delivered the convocation speech. Prof Chakma, a Bangladeshi-born academician, was also awarded “Doctor of Science (ScD)” degree at the convocation for his outstanding leadership in education and research. Around 61 researchers were conferred Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees and 43 got Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degrees. Eighty students received ...

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DB detained eight for SSC question paper leak

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MNA Education Desk: Detective Branch (DB) of Police has detained eight people for their alleged involvement with leaking fake question papers of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations. Police conducted a drive whole night on Wednesday and arrested eight people from different districts across the country. On February 14, DB police detained six members of a gang involved with leaking SSC and HSC examination question papers on different social media and messaging platforms. Details will be disclosed regarding the matter at a press briefing at DMP’s media centre in the capital later in the day. The SSC and equivalent examinations ...

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JnU fresher reception, farewell ceremony held on Tuesday

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MNA Education Desk: A fresher’s reception and a farewell ceremony for the students of Islamic Studies Department of Jagannath University (JnU) under 2016-17 and 2014-15 sessions respectively were held at its central auditorium on Tuesday. JnU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman spoke at the ceremony as Chief Guest at 11:00am with JnU Islamic Studies Department Chairperson Prof Dr Md Abdul Wadud in the chair. JnU Treasurer Prof Md Salim Bhuiyan and Arts Faculty Dean Prof Dr Md Salim, among others, were present as Special Guests at the ceremony. The freshers were greeted with flowers while the outgoing students received ...

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JnU held Freshers reception

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): Jagannath University (JnU) arranged and held a freshers reception for its Social Work Department on Monday, February 27 for its 12th batch students at the central auditorium of the university. The program started paying tribute to the language martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for their mother tongue. JnU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Dr. Mijanur Rahman spoke at the ceremony as Chief Guest with JnU Social Work Department Chairperson Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Hossen in the chair. JnU Treasurer Prof. Md. Salim Bhuiyan and Social Work Department Prof. Dr. Md. Anowar Hossen, among others, were present as ...

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JnU suspended one for assaulting female students

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MNA Education Desk: The authorities of Jagannath University on Tuesday have temporarily suspended a student on charge of molesting some female students on the campus. JnU Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman confirmed the matter to the Daily Observer. The suspended student was identified as Shafiqul Gani Shapon, a student of Sociology Department, bearing roll no B140404090 under 2014-15 session, of the university. The decision of the suspension was taken as the allegation was primarily proved true against him. Sources said that Shapon went to an altercation with some female students of Fine Arts Department during an exam period held ...

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