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Dhaka University restricts outsiders on campus

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MNA Education Desk: Dhaka University has decided to restrict outsiders from moving around the campus. Without the permission of the DU proctor or authorities, no outsider will be allowed to roam around the campus or carry out activities there, says a press statement of the university issued on Monday. According to the statement, DU’s Provost Committee took the decision in a meeting held on 5 July in the backdrop of ‘unwanted incidents centering the quota reform demonstrations’. A seven-member committee led by DU pro-vice-chancellor professor Muhammad Samad was also formed in the meeting over the ‘unwanted incidents of the quota ...

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97th founding anniversary of DU

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MNA Education Desk: With the theme “Higher Education for Inclusive Development”, the Dhaka University (DU) authorities is being celebrated its 97th founding anniversary on Sunday. To mark the ‘Dhaka University Day’, the university authorities have chalked out various programmes. The important architectures and buildings of the university have already been decorated colorfully. DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Md Akhtaruzzman declared the programme schedule at a press briefing held at Abdul Matin Virtual classroom on the campus on Friday. Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the daylong programme in the morning. The university authorities will bring out processions, hold discussions and cultural sessions, sports ...

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Isha gets DU studentship back

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MNA Education Desk: The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) on Wednesday withdrew the expulsion order on Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Iffat Jahan Isha. The decision was taken from a disciplinary board meeting at DU with Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair. “The expulsion order has been withdrawn as the allegations against Iffat were not proved. According to the probe committee report, the disciplinary board has taken the decision today,” DU VC Akhtaruzzaman said. On April 11, DU authorities expelled Philosophy department student Iffat Jahan Isha for allegedly “torturing a female ...

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DU hall unit BCL chief expelled

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MNA National Desk: The Dhaka University (DU) has expelled a leader of Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) for torturing a female protester inside the hall on early Wednesday. The expelled leader was identified as Iffat Jahan Esha, president of Sufia Kamal hall unit of BCL. The punitive action was taken against the female BCL leader in the dead of night, said DU Proctor Golam Rabbani. Witnesses said several numbers of BCL leaders and activists led by the hall unit president swooped on the general residents early Wednesday, leaving Morsheda Akhter, a year IV student of ...

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BCL Attacks Protesting Students Block DU Building

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MNA Editorial Desk: Leftist students have sealed off the main entrance of the Arts Building at Dhaka University as part of their protests against ‘attacks’ by the ruling party’s student wing. They took position outside the building at 7am Monday forcing students and teachers to use the back door of the building and other entrances through the proctor’s office and the dean’s office to reach classrooms. Later they took out a procession. The alliance that identifies itself as Progotoshil Chhatra Jote has made four demands—the authorities must open an inquiry and arrest the Chhatra League activists who assaulted demonstrators outside ...

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DU inks MoU with Yuan Ze university

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MNA Education Desk: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed recently between Dhaka University (DU) and Yuan Ze University, Taiwan to foster international cooperation in education and research sectors. DU treasurer Md Kamal Uddin and Yuan Ze vice-president Chih-Min Lin singed the MoU on behalf of their respective universities at the vice-chancellor’s lounge on the campus, said a DU press release. DU VC Md Akhtaruzzaman and some other faculties of Yuan Ze University were present at the function, among others. According to the MoU, the two universities will exchange faculty members, researchers and students. They will share educational and research ...

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4 DU BCL men held for beating journos

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MNA Education Desk: Four activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) from Dhaka University were handed over to police for beating journalists. The detainees are — Dhaka University Bijoy Ekattor Hall unit deputy secretary Ahmed Faysal, activists Ashraful Islam, Anwarul Kabir and Tofayel Hossain of the same hall unit. DU sources said private TV Channel 24 journalist Shamima Sultana and online news portal bdnews24.com journalist Masum Billah came under attack by the BCL men while gossiping at Arts Building around 9:30pm. They beat up the journalists terming them outsiders although the duo gave their identities that they were former students of ...

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DU-affiliated 7 colleges’ results published

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MNA Education Desk: The results of the final year (fourth year) examination of honours courses 2015 of seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University (DU) were published on Saturday. Details of the results are available at Dhaka University website www.7colleges.du.ac.bd and the successful students will be able to collect their provisional certificates and transcripts from their respective colleges paying the fixed fee after 10 December, said a press release. In last month, the students of seven colleges have blocked Nilkhet intersection demanding result of honours final year examinations. The seven affiliated colleges are Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy ...

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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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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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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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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

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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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1,200 students sued over Shahbagh clash

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MNA National Desk: Police filed a case against 1,200 unknown students of seven government colleges in Dhaka, with Shahbagh police station for allegedly obstructing the duties of law enforcers on Thursday. Students of seven government colleges affiliated with Dhaka University took position in front of National Museum near Shahbagh intersection in the capital on Thursday morning, demanding declaration of examination dates and routines. At one stage, police fired tear gas shells to disperse the students. The colleges are: Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Women College, Government Titumir College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardi College and ...

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Dhaka University announced Tk 6.64 billion budget

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MNA Education Desk: The University of Dhaka (DU) Senate has passed a Tk 6.64 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 in the annual DU senate session held on Saturday. DU treasurer professor M Kamal Uddin placed the budget in the annual senate session at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban on Saturday with vice-chancellor professor AAMS Arefin Siddique in the chair. This year Tk 4.16 billion has been allocated for salary and allowances which is 62.63% per cent of total budget, and Tk 1.06 billion for pensions which is 15.96 per cent of the budget. Besides, Tk 0.71 billion ...

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DU student injured in attack by BCL men

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MNA Education Desk: A student of Dhaka University was injured in an attack allegedly by some activists of Bangladesh Chhatra league (BCL) of Bijoy Ekattor Hall unit on Thursday night over a trifling matter. The injured was Ismail Ahmed Mubin, a Masters student of DU Anthropology department and also a resident of Bijoy Ekattor Hall. Witnesses said Mubin slightly pushed Arif Mahmud, vice president of DU BCL unit, at general store of the hall at night. Following the incident, some BCL men pulled Mubin out of the store and beat him up cruelly, leaving him wounded. Later, Mubin was admitted ...

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Central Hospital doctors get bail over DU student’s death

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MNA Education Desk: Eight doctors, including Prof Dr ABM Abdullah, of Dhaka’s Central Hospital have been granted bail in a medical malpractice case over the death of a Dhaka University student. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Khurshid Alam granted the bail after the accused had surrendered to the court in the morning. Hospital director MA Kashemwas also freed on bail on Friday in this regard. Bail was set at Tk 30,000 for each of the suspects. Prof Dr ABM Abdullah, Kashem Yusuf, Dr Mortuza, Lt Col ASM Matlebur Rahman, Dr Masuma Parvin, Dr Jahanara Begum Mona, Dr Maksud Parvin and ...

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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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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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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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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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Curzon Hall: A consequence of ‘Bengal Partition’ movement

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MNA Feature Desk: The construction of Curzon Hall started in 1904 and ended in 1908. In 19 February of 1904, Viceroy Lord Curzon paid a visit to Dhaka and put a foundation stone in his name there to build a library for Dhaka College. At that time a new building was also required to shift the College there. This became Dhaka College’s Grand Assembly Hall. Beside the Hall, 18 rooms were built in the main structure with a total cost of Tk 3 lakhs. The vastness of the whole area of Curzon Hall is unperceivable from outside. Several playing fields, ...

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SC fined 10 private medical colleges

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MNA National Report: The SC (Supreme Court) has fined Tk. 10 million each on 10 private medical colleges for admitting students who did not fulfill requirements fixed by the government. The appeal bench led by Surendra Kumar Sinha, Chief Justice, ordered the fines of the ten private medical colleges on Sunday. It asked the colleges to pay the fine within 10 days. The court also asked the medical colleges to pay half of the fine to Dhaka University authorities while the rest of the fine will be similarly distributed between National Lever Foundation and Kidney Foundation. MH Samorita Medical College, ...

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