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BCL president Shovon, gen secy Rabbani

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MNA Education Desk: The central executive committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL), has been announced. Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon has been made president while Golam Rabbani general secretary, reported news agency. Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader made the announcement on behalf of the party president on Tuesday. Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, declared separate committees for north and south units of Dhaka city and the Dhaka University unit. Saddam Hossain was made the president while Sanjit Chandra Das, the general secretary of DU unit of BCL. AL president ...

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Online process for DU admission begins on July 31

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MNA Education Desk: The online application process for admission into first year honours programmes in Dhaka University (DU) under 2018-2019 academic session will begin on July 31. The online application process will begin from 5:30pm on the day and will continue till 12:00am on August 26, according to a University press release on Monday evening. The decision was made at a meeting of DU’s committee on admissions into first year honours programmes held at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Buildingon on Monday, the release read. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman chaired the meeting, while Pro-vice Chancellor (education) Prof ...

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4 held over vandalism at DU VC’s residence

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MNA Education Desk: Police have arrested a madrasa student and three others on charges of attacking and vandalising the Dhaka University vice chancellor’s residence, reported news agency. The four suspects have been identified as Md Masud Alam alias Masud, 25, Md Rakibul Hasan alias Rakib, 26, Md Ali Hossain Sheikh alias Ali, 28, and Abu Sayeed Fazle Rabbi alias Siyam, 20. Additional Police Commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) Devdas Bhattacharya said they were arrested at different areas of Dhaka on Sunday. On Apr 9, the VC’s residence was ransacked at dead of night during the movement for reforming the quota ...

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DU VC expresses solidarity with protesters

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MNA Education Desk: Expressing solidarity with the demonstrators, Dhaka University Vice-chancellor Professor Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman on Wednesday said the demand of students is logical. The VC came up with the remarks while speaking at a press briefing at his office. ‘We have asked the government to take quick measures and give assurance to the students so that they can return to normal life,’ he said. The VC also urged the law enforcing agencies to behave well and ensure safety of the students. Referring to the attack on a female student of Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall, Prof Akhtaruzzaman said, ‘The university administration ...

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Attack launched to kill me: DU VC

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MNA National Desk: Dhaka University Vice-chancellor Professor Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman on Monday claimed that the attack made on his residence during angry protests against the existing quota system in public service was a planned one to kill him. He came up with the remarks while briefing reporters at his office in the morning. The VC also claimed that the attackers are not DU students but outsiders. ‘The attack was not carried out by the quota protesters. Masked attackers were trained and they came to kill me,’ he said, adding that their aim was to destabilise the situation. A group of protesters ...

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DU students form human chain

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MNA Education Desk: Students of Geography and Environmental Science Department at Dhaka University on Monday formed a human chain in front of the Annex Building protesting police action on the demonstrating students. The hour-long human chain began at about 11am. Students, who joined the human chain with placards and festoons, said the government should accept the demand for reforming quota system as the demand is legitimate. The protesters said one of their fellow students was injured by bullet during Sunday’s protest programme on the campus demanding reform of quota system in government job. Earlier, a group of protesters tore down ...

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Dhaka University, GIGCAS ink MOU

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MNA Education Desk: With a view to establishing supportive collaboration between Dhaka University (DU) and Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or GIGCAS a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed. DU treasurer Md Kamal Uddin and GIGCAS director Gan Zhang signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides, said a press release. DU vice-chancellor (VC) Akhtaruzzaman, Science faculty dean professor Md Abdul Aziz and Chemistry department chairman professor Md Azizur Rahman, among others, were present in the meeting held at VC lounge, added the release. Under the MoU, teachers, researchers, students and publications and documents ...

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DU’s affiliation of 7 colleges implemented without prior planning

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MNA Education & Career Desk: The Dhaka University’s (DU) affiliation programme with seven colleges was implemented without prior preparation or planning, admits the university administration on Saturday. The statement came from the university’s public relations department amid protests by Dhaka University students calling for an end to the affiliations. Students from the affiliated colleges have also held several rounds of protests demanding schedules for their exams and the release of their results. On February 16, 2017, the decision was taken to make Dhaka College, Eden Women’s College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul College, Begum Badrunnessa Government Women’s College, Mirpur ...

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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 VC-nominee panel illegal: High Court

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Animation Film festival to begin at TSC today

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: A four day long animation film festival tilted ‘Microsoft Animation Film festival 2017’ will begin on Monday at TSC auditorium of Dhaka University (DU). Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) will organize the animation festival to popularize the animated films in the country, sponsored by Microsoft Bangladesh. A total of 16 animated films will be screened during the four-day festival from March 20-23.  The entry is fixed at Tk 30 for every show. Separate from the screening part of the festival, a discussion programme on ‘Prospects of Animation in Bangladesh Film Industry’ will be held on ...

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DU to distribute 50th convocation costumes from 28 Feb

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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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DU adores arrival of spring with mesmerizing Pahela Falgun festival

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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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Saraswati Puja: Worshiping of the Goddess of Knowledge

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MNA Feature Desk: The Hindus in the country is celebrating the Saraswati Puja on Wednesday, worshiping the Goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the followers of the Hindu faith on the occasion pointing out the heritage of interfaith harmony and the government’s commitment to ensure rights of all people belonging to diverse religion. Major Hindu temples and schools and other educational institutions including universities stage the festival with traditional gaiety, religious fervor. Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning worshipped throughout Nepal and India. She ...

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DU Botany department’s second reunion held

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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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Dhaka University student found dead in Jagannath hall

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MNA Editorial Desk: A Dhaka University student has been declared dead after his roommates at the Jagannath Hall found him unconscious and rushed him to a hospital. The deceased identified as Apu Sarker, a year II student of department of Accounting in the university. Apu Sarker, who hailed from Manikganj, lived in Room 474 at the October memorial block of the residential hall. His roommates found him unconscious on Wednesday morning and took him to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 8:30am. The DU teacher could not say whether Apu had been suffering from some kind of illness or ...

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Charge framed against arrestee over Baishakh sex assault

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MNA National Desk: Police submitted the charge sheet on Tuesday against the lone arrestee in the case for sexual harassment of some women at Dhaka University (DU) during Pahela Baishakh celebration in 2015. Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) Inspector Abdur Razzak submitted the charge sheet, pressing charges against the only arrested Mohammad Kamal. The charges were filed at the office of Metropolitan Magistrate Debabrata Biswas this morning. A total of 34 people have been made witnesses in the charge sheet. During preliminary interrogations, Kamal confessed his involvement in the incident. On April 14, 2015, several women, who joined the Bengali ...

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SC rejected an appeal of OC for torturing DU student

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MNA Editorial Desk: The Supreme Court (SC) rejected an appeal of Helal Uddin, former acting officer in charge (OC) of Khilgaon police station for torturing former DU student Abdul Kader. DU student Kader’s law year Munzur Alam said that Dhaka CMM court sentenced Helal Uddin for three years in prison. Helal appealed against the verdict at Supreme Court. The appeal has been rejected on Wednesday. Judge Md. Jahidul Kabir of Dhaka additional metro session judge court-5 passed the order dismissing the appeal filed by Helal Uddin. On May 17, 2015, Dhaka additional chief metropolitan magistrate Alamgir Kabir Raj had sentenced ...

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ACI Foundation donated Tk. 87 lakh for DU beatification

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MNA Business Desk: ACI Foundation Limited has donated Tk. 87 lakh 40 thousand for the renovation and beautification of the Arts Faculty and the historic structures adjacent to the opera house of Dhaka University (DU). Anis-ud-Dowla, chairman of ACI Foundation Limited on Tuesday (14 June, 2016) handed over the check of donation to Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique, Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor, in a program at Professor’s Lounge. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, dean of the Faculty of Business Studies, Dr. Arif Dowla, managing director of ACI Foundation Limited and chairmen of various ...

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DU Hall unit Committees of BCL in July

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MNA National Desk: Dhaka University (DU) Hall unit committees of BCL will be announced in July. Motahar Hossain Prince, General Secretary of Chhatra League, Dhaka University unit, confirmed this information to media. He has also informed that, these committees will be declared as early as possible. Prince hopes that these committees will draw an end of various rumors about the committees of hall unit indeed. On the other hand, keeping note of upcoming tragic August, these committees will be finalized on July for the successful execution of numerous programs of BCL on August and showing respect, admiration and love to ...

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