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Graduate orientation spring semester 2007

The orientation programs of the newly admitted students for Spring Semester 2007 in the different graduate programs of East West University were held at the University Auditorium on January 20, 2007. Mr. Iftekharul Islam, Managing Director, sanofi-aventis graced the Orientation program as Chief Guest while Mr. Jalaluddin Ahmed, President, Board of Directors, EWU was the Program Chair. Mr. Islam urged the students to be well equipped with proper education to become worthy citizen of the country. Mr. Jalaluddin Ahmed mentioned that University's effort to support the meritorious students coming from middle Class family has ben acclaimed. A total number of 145 students enrolled in the graduate programs in Executive MBA, MBA, MS in Computer Science & Engineering, MS in Telecommunications Engineer, MA in English and Masters in Development Studies in the Spring Semester 2007. The Program Chair Mr. Jalaluddin Ahmed, President, Board of Directors, East west University in his speech urged the students to make the best use of the unique learning opportunities available at the University. He also mentioned availability of generous merit scholarships and financial assistance schemes of the university. Dr. Mohammad Musa, Vice Chancellor (Acting), East west University in his concluding remarks highlighted the existing availability of infrastructure facilities, as well as qualified faculty members.

Among others, Professor M. Abdul Hye, Dean of the faculty of Business and Economics, Professor Arifa Rahman, Dean of the faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Abu Saleh Abdur Noor, Dean of the faculty of Sciences and Engineering and Registrar, Dr. Khairul Azam also spoke on the occasion. Professor MZ Mamun, Adviser, MBA, EMBA & MBM programs conducted the Graduate Orientation Program. Profesor Tanbir Ahmed chowdhury, Coordinator, MBA, EMBA & MBM programs gave the vote of thanks on the occasion.

Collaboration between Balkumari College & State Unniversity of Bangladesh.

Two memorandum of understandings were signed between the State University of Bangladesh (SUB), State College of Health Sciences, Dhaka with Balkumari College, Nepal. A three-member team headed by Prof. Dr. Ilyas Dhami, Vice Chancellor, State University of Bangladesh went to Nepal on January 14. Also another bilateral agreement was signed between SUB and Balkumari College. State College of Health Science (SCHS) is affiliated with Dhaka University for Nursing, Physiotherapy and Laboratory Technology programmes. SCHS is administrated by SUB.

AIUB orientation program for spring '06-'07 semester

American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB) has organized the freshmen orientation for the Spring '06-'07 semester on January 16, 2007 at AIUB Auditorium, Campus 1. A total number of 400 freshmen participated in the orientation program after qualifying through preliminary screening, written exam and viva. The students were briefed and educated the norms, rules and culture of AIUB in the program.

Dr. Anwarul Abedin, Honorable Chairman, AIUB and Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor, AIUB has presided the orientation programs as chief guests. Prof. Dr. Tafazzal Hossain, Pro-vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Anwar Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Business, Prof. Dr. Khorshed Alam, Dean - In Charge, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB also spoke on the occasion. Freshmen, guardians, Faculty members, University officials and students largely attended the orientation program.

Orientation at IUB “Spring 07”

January 27th, 2007. The day was especially for the freshers of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). The university arranged an orientation programme for the new students. It was held at Business School premises called C-IX at IUB. The total programme was about an hour and it was from 10:30 am to 11:15 am. The campus had a festive look to welcome the newcomers. Vice Chancellor Prof. Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury, The Registrar Dr. Tanvir Ahmed Khan, Directors of Schools, Faculty members and some old students also graced the occasion.

The programme was conducted by Asst. Registrar (Admissions) Ms. Lima Choudhury. The Pro VC Dr. Omar Rahman gave an acquaintance speech. The VC Prof. Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury welcomed the new students with a lot of enthusiasm to build up the career in different fields. The two welcome addresses were followed by a presentation of IUB. The registrar Dr. Tanvir Ahmed Khan introduced the procedure of registration in a short presentation. After the presentation the floor was open for question answer.
Muhammad Shafaq Hussain
(Student of Media & Communication, IUB)

Orientation at Southeast University

The orientation programme of the department of the BBA, MBA, law, CSE, ICE, Textile Engineering and Pharmacy of Southeast University (SEU) was held on January 16. Dr.M. Shamsher Ali, Vice Chancellor of SEU was the chief guest at the event. Professor M. Muinuddin Khan, Advisor to the caretaker government and Pro VC of SEU attended the programme.

In his speech Prof. Dr. M. Shamsher Ali welcomed the newly admitted students . In his speech he emphasised upon punctuality and hardwork.

Prof. Dr. Tareq M. R. Chowdhury, Dean school of Arts and Social Science, Prof. Dr. R. I. Sharif, Dean School of Science, Prof. Syed Fakhrul Hassan, Chairman Department of BBA and others were also present at the occasion.

Informactis Olympiad in KUET

Khulna University of Engineering and Technology hosted the National Informatics Olympiad of Khulna zone on 9th January 2007. This competition was the part of selection procedure for IOI. Earlier, whole Bangladesh was divided into 5 different zones and KUET CSE department took the responsibility to organize the Khulna and Barisal zonal competition. Microsoft Corporation-the giant software company was the event sponsor of this contest.

Professor Dr. M. M. A. Hashem inaugurated the contest at 8 am along with Dr. Rafique, Dr. Arif and other teachers. Students from 7 schools and 35 colleges both from Khulna and Barisal division participated in the contest to meet the challenge. After the registration the main phase started at 9:30am and ended at 12:30. Then there was a short break for preparation of results. In the mean time, CSE department arranged a Presentation on IT, Programming Concept & Engineering Arena hosted by Lecturer Tofazzal Hossain and Lecturer Shah Atiqur Rahman which was a huge bonus for the young ones. The prize giving ceremony started at 03:30 which drew an end of all the anxiety of the competitors. 10 young geniuses out of 70 were selected for national phase. Professor Dr. Nowser Ali Morol, Vice Chancellor, KUET distributed prizes to winners.

However, the second phase of this competition will be held in Dhaka and successful 4 competitors from there will carry the hope of Bangladesh in the International Olympiad due on 22nd August at Zagreb Croatia this year.
Sayeem & Opu

NSU orientation held for spring semester

Freshers orientation for Spring semester 07 at North South University was held at Bashundhara convention center in Dhaka on January 24. As many as 800 students seeking admission attended the event along with their parents. The Vice Chancellor of NSU and other senior faculty members addressed the orientation. They talked about educational and extra-educational activities of the university.

Convention on Student Quality Control Circle

Abu Darda

Student Quality Control Circle (SQCC) is a promising programme working on the development of the teachers as well as the students through a reputed organisation World Council for Total Quality and Excellence in Education (WCTQEE). The 9th International Convention was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 4th to 7th January 2007. Mia Md. Moniruzzaman, the Principal of Birshrestha Munshi Abdur Rouf Rifles College, Peelkhana, Dhaka was the leader of our team that comprised 4 teachers and 12 students. The theme of the recently ended convention was to build Total Quality Person (TQP).

Sir Jagdish Gandhi, the chairman, organized the event. He also works as the Chairman of City Montessori School & Degree College, Lucknow, India. During the 4-day convention, speakers from different countries like India, the UK, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Mauritius, Germany and Bangladesh presented keynote papers. C. Athulathmudali from Sri Lanka was the convener of 9th ICSQCC. The opening ceremony was held at Bandaranayke Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) of Colombo while Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, a nominee for noble prize from Sri Lanka, was the chief guest in the opening ceremony.

The aims of this convention are to promote Student Quality as an integral part of Total Quality Management (TQM) in education that shall develop attitude and skills among the students and enhance positive outlook towards quality and productivity. Moreover, students from different cultures, regions, religions, languages and colours came under the single umbrella to make a single globe by sharing and exchanging their views, ideas, knowledge etc. regarding unified education.

The most popular word of the convention was that a school must be the lighthouse (powerhouse) of a society to produce TQP. Say 'yes' for the children. Listen to what they want to say. Share and evaluate their ideas.

It is our pride that in Bangladesh, the ICSQCC was held in 2004 at Residential Model School and College, Dhaka. From this reference, Mrs. Qumrunnahar Khanam, Assistant Professor of Residential Model College, Dhaka was with us. The 10th ICSQCC will be held at Lucknow in India at the end of the current year. Dr (Mrs.) Vineeta Kamran has been nominated the convener. In this convention participant students will take part in 7 different streams like - Case study, Presentation, Collage competition, Debate competition, Poster and Slogan making, Skit competition, Quality quiz while the teachers may present papers.

The Bangladeshi team made a news by achieving the best cultural performance award in the 9th ICSQCC. This international recognition will encourage my students and colleague teachers to go further making ourselves as a TQP (Students and Teachers) and make a place for our institution as well.

(Abu Darda lectures at Birshrestha Munshi Abdur Rouf Rifles College, Peelkhana, Dhaka.)

1st Debate workshop for female students

Ndf Bd for the first time in the history of Bangladesh is organizing a day long workshop exclusively for the female students for equipping them to enhance their skills in the field of debate and public speaking. The event is scheduled to be held on 28th Jan. The program will be organized by the Debating Club of Home Economics College with technical supervision and support from the National Debate Federation Bangladesh. Along with the work shop some of the renowned debaters of Bangladesh will give a demonstration on parliamentary debate, fun debate and “planchet” debate with public speaking. The honourable pro Vice Chancellor Prof.Dr. A.F.M. Yusuf Haider will be present in the closing and opening ceremony of the event.

Seminar on “Poet Nazrul Islam at NSU

Seminar on “Poet Nazrul Islam at NSU was organized by the English Department of North South University on January 25th, 2007, Thursday. The chief speaker of the event was Professor Abdul Mannan Syed, Scholar-in-Residence at NSU. The chief guest of the event was Professor Dr. Anisuzzaman and the event was presided by the Vice Chancellor Dr. Hafiz G. A. Siddiqi.


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