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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

Community Bank

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

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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

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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

Community Bank

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

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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

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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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RU proctor Mozibul Huq resigned

Mozibul Huq

MNA Education Desk: Rajshahi University proctor Professor Mohammad Mozibul Huq Azad Khan resigned from his post showing personal reasons on Sunday morning. The proctor submitted his resignation letter to RU Vice-chancellor Professor M Abdus Sobhan around 10:30am. The outgoing proctor told to media that he has requested the authority for approving his discontinuation from the charge of proctor. Professor Mojibul Haque Azad Khan assumed in the office of RU Proctor on March 29, 2016. Earlier in the morning, teachers of Political Science Department of the university went on indefinite work abstention demanding removal of Dr Nasima Zaman from the chairperson ...

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Science Festival held at DU

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MNA Education Desk: The Dhaka University Science Society (DUSS) conducted a daylong science festival at Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) on the campus on Friday. Science and technology minister Yeafesh Osman joined the prize giving ceremony as chief guest at TSC auditorium while DU vice-chancellor professor AAMS Arefin Siddique presided over it on Friday evening, said a Dhaka University release on Saturday. Dhaka University pro vice-chancellor (academic) professor Nasreen Ahmad and Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering department professor Lafifa Jamal were present on the occasion, among others. Earlier, Dhaka University pro-VC (administration) professor Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the daylong festival in the Friday morning.

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SC stays DU VC election panel

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MNA Education Desk: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday stayed all activities of Dhaka University’s vice chancellor panel. A three-member of appellate division bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha issued the order. The three-member judges panel also asked the High Court Division to resolve the matter in four weeks. Earlier, on July 29, the Dhaka University senate nominated a three-member board, including incumbent DU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, for appointing a new VC. The VC election drew criticism as the election was held in presence of only 47 senate members, with ...

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‘Be the Presentation’: Workshop held at NDUB

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MNA Education Desk: Notre Dame University Bangladesh English Club (NDUBEC) organized a workshop titled ‘Be the Presentation’, a workshop on developing presentation skills for NDUB students on July 28,2017. This session was conducted by Sami Hossain Chisty, Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature (ELL), NDUB, who has recently joined the club as Adviser. The workshop was initiated by Habiba Akter, Lecturer of ELL, NDUB, and Moderator of NDUBEC; it was attended by Fr Subas Adam Pereira, CSC, Registrar, NDUB, and Md Waliullah, Lecturer of Department of ELL, who also judged the participants and provided certificates of participation, says a ...

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DU teachers, students scuffle

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MNA Education Desk: A scuffle between a group of students and teachers during a meeting of the Dhaka University Senate has left eight injured. The scuffle started when the students, protesting against the nomination of vice-chancellor candidates without their representatives, tried to enter into the Senate building and the teachers blocked their entry. Some leftist students’ organizations announced demonstration demanding inclusion of students’ representatives in the Senate through Dhaka University Central Students’ Union or DUCSU election. The Senate called the meeting ahead of the end of the tenure of current VC AAMS Arefin Siddique. Meanwhile, the members of Dhaka University ...

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Six DU journos get campus journalism award

Campus Journalism

MNA Education Desk: Six Dhaka University (DU) campus reporters have been awarded the ‘Shahid Shah Chishti Helalur Rahman and Monwar Ahmed Trust Funds’, Campus Journalism Award-2017, for their investigative and objective reports. Dhaka University (DU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique handed over the award to the awardees at a ceremony organized by Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (DUJA) at the Nabab Nawab Ali Choudhury Senate Bhaban on Friday afternoon. The awarded were namely Md. Abdul Karim of the Daily Observer who got first award, Saif Sujon of The Dainik Banikbarta and Md. Mahdi-Al-Muhtasim Nibir of The Daily Star jointly ...

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HSC result published, pass 68.91 pc

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MNA Education Desk: The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations were published on Sunday, with a pass percentage of 68.91 recorded, which is 5.79 points lower than that of last year. Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid along with the chairmen of all the education boards handed over the results to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban at 10:00am. The minister will later formally announce the results at a press conference at his ministry at 1:00pm. As many as 33,242 students secured the highest Grade Point Average (GPA-5) this year where as it was ...

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PEC, Ebtedayee exams to begin on Nov 19

Ebtedayee Examinations

MNA Education Desk: This year’s Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee exams for fifth graders in schools and madrasas will start on Nov 19, reported news agency. The date was set during a meeting headed by Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman at the secretariat on Tuesday. The test duration will be two and a half hours. A total of 2.85 million students are taking the exams this year. The tests will end on Nov 26 and results will be published by the end of December. Minister Mostafizur Rahman said: “The examinations will begin on November 19 and continue ...

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Two new syndicate members appointed at JnU

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): The government on Monday appointed two new syndicate members at the Jagannath University (JnU). JnU Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Dr MijanurRahman confirmed the matter to the Daily Observer on Tuesday. The two new syndicate member are—Prof Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Chairman of Board of Trustees and Former Vice Chancellor of East West University, and Prof Dr. Harunur Rashid, Vice-chancellor of National University. JnU VC said that according to the article 17 (1) of JnU ACT-2005, they had been appointed for the next two years, adding that the implementation of the ‘mega project’ in extending the JnU campus ...

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JU students end hunger strike

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MNA Education Desk: The four students of Jahangirnagar University, who were on a fast unto death for the past three days, ended their hunger strike after the authorities on Monday promised withdrawal of charges against 56 students for vandalizing the vice-chancellor’s residence. Pro VC Amir Hossain made the students drink water for breaking their fast after the students took the decision. On 26 May last, students blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway for six hours following the deaths of two fellow students in a road accident in Savar. But police fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse them. In a while, ...

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Milon missing: JnU students boycott class

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MNA Education Desk: The students of Physics Department of Jagannath University on Monday staged demonstrations on the campus boycotting class and exam for recovering their fellow, who went missing more than one month ago from the Mohammadpur area. No class and examination were held as the agitated students locked the gates of the department at about 9:30am. Later, they took position on the main road and locked the main entrance of the university. Being informed, the members of Proctorial body reached there, discussed with the students and unlocked the gates. The students alleged that the university authorities were yet to ...

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BCS aspirants can apply without NID

BCS aspirants

MNA Education Desk: BCS aspirants for the 38th BSC examinations can apply without NID card, said PSC. Earlier, the Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a circular saying National Identity (NID) card is a must for sitting for BSC exams. But many students seeking first class gazetted job do not have NID cards. Following protest by the job aspirants, PSC has backtracked from its stand. Public relations officer of PSC Ishrat Sharmin told media that people can apply without NID card, but they will have to submit it prior to written test and viva voce. The NID cardholders will have to ...

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Dhaka University Day observed

Dhaka University Day

MNA Education Desk: The Dhaka University Day is being observed on the campus on Saturday with much enthusiasm and festivity, marking the 96th founding anniversary of the country’s highest seat of learning. The theme of this year’s day is ‘higher education for innovation and development’. DU Vice-Chancellor professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the daylong programme in the morning. A number of processions brought out from the residential halls of the university at 10:00 am while the national flag, DU flag and flags of different halls have been hoisted at 10:15 am. The university authorities also held discussions and cultural sessions, ...

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PSC published 38th BCS circular

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MNA Education Desk: The Public Service Commission (PSC) published a circular for the 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination seeking applications against 2,024 posts. PSC Chairman Dr Muhammad Sadiq told that they published it on their website to fill up 2,024 vacant posts of the government. Of them, 300 will be recruited for the administration, 100 for the police cadres, 520 for the general cadres, 549 for the technical and professional cadres, and 955 for the education cadres. The process to fill up forms and submit fees online will begin on July 10 and end on August 10 next, he ...

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