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Dhaka University 50th convocation held with festive look

Dhaka University

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


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

farewell ceremony

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


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


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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DU to distribute 50th convocation costumes from 28 Feb


MNA Education Desk: Dhaka University authority will distribute academic costumes among the intending participants of the university’s 50th convocation between 28 February and 2 March as convocation will be held on 4 March. The intending participants will have to collect their costumes from Arts Faculty Building, Science Cafeteria (Curzon Hall), Business Studies Faculty Building, Social Sciences Faculty Building, Teacher-Student Centre and Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban from 10am to 4pm, a press release said on Thursday. Graduates of different departments under Arts Faculty and Institute of Modern Languages will have to collect their costumes from Arts Faculty Bhaban. Science, ...

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3rd inter-dept cricket tournament held at JnU


MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): The prize giving ceremony of the 3rd inter-departmental cricket tournament 2017 was held at the Language Martyr Rafique building premises of Jagannath University (JnU) on Thursday. JnU Chemistry Department bagged the championship trophy while Bangla Department bagged runner-up trophy in the competition. JnU Physical Education Centre organized the ceremony at 1:00pm. JnU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman distributed the crests among the winners as Chief Guest. JnU Treasurer Prof Md Salim Bhuiyan and Bangladeshi Cricket player Soumya Sarkar were, among others, present as Special Guests in the ceremony with JnU Sports Sub-committee (cricket) Convener ...

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PRAN Bubble Gum Inter-School Basketball begins Thursday

PRAN Bubble

MNA Education Desk: The PRAN Bubble Gum Inter-School Basketball Tournament will begin at Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium here on Thursday. A total of 20 school teams will participate in the tournament, sponsored by PRAN Bubble Gum and organized by Bangladesh Basketball Federation (BBF). BBF President Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, also President of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), will inaugurate the meet as chief guest. Head of Marketing of the PRAN Confectionary Shakhawat Ahmed and Brand Manager of the company Sajjad Hossain will also present the function as special guests. The details of the tournament were disclosed at a press conference held at ...

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SUB Inter-University Programming Contest 2017 held

Programming Contest

MNA Education Desk (SUB Correspondent):  The SUB Inter-University Programming Contest 2017 was held at the State University of Bangladesh (SUB) on Saturday in its own campus. The event was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. This contest drew many programmers for solving complex real-world problems in an exhaustive five-hour session. Hundred and five teams from forty universities from around the country participated in the contest. The contest was inaugurated by Prof. Dr.S.M.A. Faiz, the honorable advisor of State University of Bangldesh.  Professor Dr. Mohammad Kaykobad from BUET led a thirteen-member panel of judges. In the concluding session, ...

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Twenty-one students of Jahangirnagar University expelled

Jahangirnagar University

MNA Education Desk: Twenty-one students of the Jahangirnagar University have been expelled on Wednesday over allegations of admission test scam and clashes on the campus. The university administration sources said the university authorities expelled the students at a syndicate meeting recently as the students found guilty and has link with the scam. The expelled include leaders and activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL). Jahangirnagar University is a public university in Bangladesh, based in Savar Upazila, Dhaka. It is the only fully residential university in Bangladesh. The university was established in 1970 by the Jahangirnagar Muslim University Ordinance of the ...

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DU adores arrival of spring with mesmerizing Pahela Falgun festival


MNA Education Desk: Thousands people specially the students adore the arrival of spring with mesmerizing Pahela Falgun festival on the University of Dhaka (DU) premises on Monday. The famous folk music band Joler Gaan performed a fantastic concert at Bottala in front of Aparajeyo Bangla in the campus. Besides, thousands of young men and women gathered on the DU campus and the book fair. Jatiya Boshonto Utshab Udjapan Parishad will also arrange the main programmes of the day. Besides, different socio-cultural organisations have chalked out various programmes in the capital and elsewhere to celebrate the day. DU has always been ...

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45,000 vacant posts of teacher in primary schools

primary schools

MNA Education Desk: Some 45,000 posts of teacher are lying vacant in primary schools across the country, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman told Parliament. “A total of 17,615 posts of headmaster and 27,388 posts of assistant teacher remain vacant in primary school,” he said replying to a tabled question from ruling Awami League MP Laila Arjuman Banu (Women-8). Of the vacant posts of headmaster, 8,736 vacant posts are in government primary schools, while 8,255 in nationalized primary school and the remaining 624 have been created under a project taken to set up 1,500 new schools, he said. Of ...

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SC ordered to shut down Darul Ihsan University

Darul Ihsan

MNA Education Desk: The appellate division of Supreme Court issued an order to shut down all activities of Darul Ihsan University (DIU) over ‘running certificate business’ by opening its branches in Dhaka. A four-member appellate division bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha issued the order on Wednesday. Attorney General Mahbube Alam, state prosecutor, said earlier, High Court ordered to shut down the activities of DIU due to several irregularities. Today (Wednesday) the appellate division upheld the HC order. The order is a message for those, who are running certificate business, said Mahbube Alam. Earlier, on 26 July 2016, ...

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Canadian University of Bangladesh organizes orientation

Canadian University

MNA Education Desk: Canadian University of Bangladesh (CUBD) organizes Orientation and Cultural Program for fresher of Spring-2017 Semester on February 04, 2017 at Banani Campus. Prof. Abdul Mannan, Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) graced the program as Chief Guest. Prof. William H. Darrenger, Vice Chancellor, Canadian University of Bangladesh inaugurated the program. Prof. M A Arafat, Chief Advisor to the Board of Trustees, Canadian University of Bangladesh also spoke in the program as honorable guest. At the end of the day-long program, students of the University presented a captivating cultural ceremony. Chief Guest Prof. Abdul Mannan said to ...

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SSC exams begin today across the country


MNA Education Desk: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2017 under 10 education boards across the country begin Thursday. “Preparations have been taken to hold the examinations successfully,” education minister Nurul Islam Nahid told a press briefing at the ministry conference room on Tuesday. This year, 17,86,613 students–9,10,501 boys and 8,76,112 girls–, will take part in the examinations, he added. Of them, 14,25,900 students will sit for the SSC examination under eight general education boards. Some 2,56501 students will appear in the Dakhil examinations while 1,4212 students will participate in the SSC (vocational) examination. The examinations will be held ...

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Two-day long workshop on ‘Digital Marketing’ held


MNA Education & Career Desk: A two-day long workshop on ‘Digital Marketing’ arranged by e-Cab Youth Forum was held at the Sirajul Islam Lecture Hall of Dhaka University. The workshop started on 27th January, 2017 and ended on 28th. Around 500 young men and women, who are working or willing to work with Digital Marketing, attended the workshop as it was an excellent opportunity for them to learn on their passion or profession. Many aspects of business related with Digital Marketing came out during this workshop. The discussions contained planning for business startup, importance of market research to gain experience, ...

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DU Botany department’s second reunion held


MNA Education Desk (DU Correspondent): The second reunion of Dhaka University (DU) Botany department was held on the campus today amid festivity and fanfare manner. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the day-long programme as the chief guest at Curzon Hall auditorium on the campus this morning. The reunion, however, honored the State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Ministry Meher Afroze Chumki. Presided over by the President of DU Botany Alumni Association Professor Dr Kazi Abdul Fattah, Dean of DU Biological Sciences faculty Professor Dr Md Imdadul Hoque and Professor of the department Dr A Z M ...

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Anti-militancy campaign held at Islamic University

Gold Medal

MNA Education Desk (IU Correspondent): Islamic University (IU) authority and Coalition against Tobacco, Tracks and Terrorism jointly held an anti- militancy campaign on the varsity campus here on Thursday. The campaign included an anti-militancy procession, discussion and cultural function. Teachers, officials and students of the university brought out the procession from in front of the university administration building with the participation of State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan, IU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid, Pro-VC Professor Dr M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Professor Dr M Selim Toha. State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan addressed the function ...

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A tripartite agreement approved to encourage digital education

digital education

MNA Science & Tech Desk: A tripartite agreement was signed today among ICT Division, Robi and the country’s largest online school “10 Minute School” aiming to promote digital education in the country. Director General of Directorate of ICT Banamali Bhowmick, Robi’s Chief Corporate and People Officer (CCPO) Matiul Islam Nowshad and 10 Minute School’s Founder and CEO Ayman Sadiq signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at the Janata Tower Software Development Park here. State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak and ICT Division’s Secretary Shyam Sunder Sikder were present on the occasion, reported news agency. Under ...

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A seminar on current issues held at JnU


MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): A seminar on current issues was held at the central auditorium of Jagannath University (JnU) on Sunday. JnU South Asian Study Circle organized the seminar at 12:00pm with its Director Prof Dr Arun Kumar Goswami in the chair. JnU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman spoke as Chief Guest at the seminar while DU Political Science Dept Associate Prof Dr Sabbir Ahmed and International Political Science Association Member Dr Sinha MA Sayeed were, among others, present as discussants. In the seminar, JnU Political Science Dept Lecturer Dipak Kumar Biswas presented a paper on ‘US President ...

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Celebration of Life at the Golden Jubilee of Mohammadpur Govt. School


MNA Education Desk: Golden jubilee of Mohammadpur Government School was celebrated in a highly festive mood with cordial participation of everyone. Former students were present at the school arena. There are many happy memories of them at every corner of their school. Their dream, which they had started cultivating from this arena, has reached its full today. They became very emotional meeting their old freinds. Minister of Culture, Asaduzzaman Noor MP and local MP Jahangir Kabir Nanak, inaugurated the golden jubilee program by raising the national flag and flying balloons. Principal of the school Abul Kalam Mostofa, President of Ex-Student’s ...

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JSC, JDC results published on Thursday


MNA Education Desk: The results of Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dhakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations were published on Thursday, showing the average pass percentage of 93.06. Record number of 2,47,588 students secured GPA 5 this year. A total of 93.06 percent JSC and JDC examinees came out successful in the examinations this year, up by about 0.73 per cent than that of the previous year. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid formally announced the results at a croweded press conference at the Education Ministry in the morning. Earlier, the minister handed over the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at ...

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Results of JSC, JDC to be published Dec 29


MNA Education Desk: The result of this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will be published on December 29. The ministry of education confirmed this on Wednesday. This year, Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations were held from November 1 to November 17. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told that the copies of the results will be handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina around 10:30am on that day. Around 2,412,775 students took the JSC, JDC exams at 2,734 examination centres across the country that began on November 1 and continued ...

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2nd Indoor games’ prize giving ceremony held at JnU


MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent):Jagannath University (JnU) Physical Education Centre on Thursday organizedthe prize giving ceremony of the ‘Second Indoor Games Compettion-2016’ on the Language Martyr Rafique Building premises. Prof. Dr. MijanurRahman,JnU Vice-chancellor (VC),as chief guest distributed prizes among the winners at 11:30am. National award-winning sportswoman and Guinness world record player ZoberaRahmanLinu, JnU Sports Committee Convener Prof DrMd Ali Noor, Indoor Games’ Sports Sub-committee Convener Md Ashraf-ul-Alam, BCL General Secretary SirazulIslamand Chief Engineer SukumarShahawere, among others present as special guests at the ceremony conducted by JnU Economics Dept Assistant Prof DipikaMajumder. Around 250 students of various departments participated in the ...

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Five BCL activists suspended at Jagannath University

BCL activists

MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent):  Five BCL activists were suspended at JnU. Jagannath University (JnU) authorities on Thursday suspended five students, who are the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of the university unit, on charge of being implicated in attacking a student earlier. The suspended are—Abdullah Al Mamun and Sahrukh Alam of Physics Department, Sazib Sheikh of Management Department, Razib Biswash of Social Science Department, and Tariqul Islam of Economics Department. The authorities disclosed the matter through a press statement signed by university Registrar at 2:30pm. Earlier on September 4, the student named Md. Noor-e Alam was beaten up ...

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Second indoor games competition started at JnU

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 MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): The inaugural ceremony of the ‘Second Indoor Games Competition-2016’ was held on the ground floor of Jagannath University’s (JnU’s) academic building on Sunday as the competition started at JnU, a press release said. JnU Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof. Dr. Mijanur Rahman inaugurated the ceremony as Chief Guest at 10:30am. Sports Sub-committee of the JnU Indoor Games arranged the ceremony. In the ceremony, JnU Indoor Games’ Sports Sub-committee Convener Md. Ashraf-ul-Alam, Psychology Dept. Chairperson Prof. Dr. Ashok Kumar Saha, and Mass Communication and Journalism Dept. Chairperson Prof. Dr. Helena Ferdousi were, among others, present. About 250 students ...

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BCL attack at JnU injured two including journalist

BCL activists

MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): An attack of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Jagannath University (JnU) unit injured two persons including  journalist of a private television’s online portal on Monday. The injured journalist were identified as Shah Alam, JnU Correspondent of NTV Online portal and Tarikul Islam Omar, a student of Zoology Department of the university. Witnesses said that a factional clash ensued at 3:00pm between the two groups of the JnU BCL, one led by JnU Social Welfare Secretary Saifullah Ibne Ahmed Sumon and another by its Joint Secretary Harun-ur Rashid, over establishing supremacy on the campus. Being informed, ...

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