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Seminar on telecommunication research at IIUC

A.H.M. Riadul Alam

The department of Computer and Communication Engineering (CCE) of International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) organized a seminar titled 'Telecommunication research : where do we stand ?' on 12 October at the seminar hall of the Chittagong City campus. Md. Abdullah Al Masud, lecturer of the department was the coordinator of the seminar. Prof. Rezaul Huque Khan, Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering chaired the seminar, while Prof. Abu Bakr Rafique, Pro-vice chancellor of IIUC was the chief guest.Trust secretary of IICT Moulana M. Shamshul Islam, MP was the special guest. Md. Arif Moinuddin Siddique, Syed Zahidur Rashid, Mamun Ur Rashid, Abu Riduan Md. Faisal, Mojaharul Islam and Md. Abdus Samad presented the technical papers at the seminar.

Seminar on Forest and Wetland Resource of Bangladesh at BAU

A daylong seminar titled 'Forest and Wetland Resource of Bangladesh' was held at the conference hall of the Faculty of Agriculture of the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) on 15 October. The seminar was presided over by the Director of Bangladesh Agriculture University Research System (BAURES) Professor Md. Shahidullah Talukder while Vice-Chancellor Professor M. A. Sattar Mandal was the chief guest. Chief of party of IPAC / USAID-IRG Robert T. Winterbottom presented the keynote speaker at the seminar while former Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh Professor Z. Karim presented a paper entitled “Science for Food Security in Bangladesh. Speakers at the seminar opined that there is an immense potential in involving the poor people in natural resource management of the country in order to improve their livelihood. Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mandal in his speech as chief guest urged for building capacity of the teachers and students of the university and sought for collaborative support from international donor agencies under bilateral agreements with BAU for academic, research, extension and training development. BAU teachers, scientists, researchers and students were present at the seminar and took part in the open discussion of the discussion.


BRAC University Hosts Regional Moot Court Competition

On 16 and 17 October 2009, the School of Law, BRAC University, co-hosted the 5th Henry Dunant Memorial Regional Moot Court Competition, with the International Committee for the Red Cross. The Competition was held at the BRAC Centre and students from Law Schools in Iran, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, who had won the national rounds in their own countries, also participated. The competition rounds were adjudicated by eminent Judges of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, members of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and of Foreign Affairs and three eminent legal professionals from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka respectively. The Henry Dunant Regional Moot Court Competition is based on a hypothetical case involving violations to human rights and humanitarian law. Law students have to prove not only they mooting skills, but also their grasp of international law and humanitarian law, based mainly on the four Geneva Conventions and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Knowledge of other human rights instruments also comes in handy.

India became the regional champions, while the Bangladesh national team from the School of Law, BRAC University, became runners up. Sanjeeb Hossain from the Bangladesh team won a trophy for Best Mooter.

This is the first time such a regional moot competition has been held in Bangladesh and the School of Law, BRAC University is proud to have been a part of it not only in organising the event, but also because its students had represented Bangladesh and had won recognition within the region. Congratulations to Sanjeeb Hossain, Kazi Tuney Binte Zinnat and Muhsina Farhat Chowdhury.


Scholarship offered by Liverpool Hope University

LIVERPOOL Hope University, one of the oldest higher education institutions in the North West of England, has announced a scholarship scheme for Bangladeshi students for its January session. Infozee International Ltd, a global education-consulting firm offering free admission information and other assistance to Bangladesh students on UK's 22 universities and four colleges, including the Liverpool Hope University, organised a press conference at its office in Gulshan. Nancy Donna Cooke, International Recruitment Manager of the university, announced the scholarship programme while addressing a press conference in Dhaka on 5 October. She visited Bangladesh from October 5 to 8 to interview the admission seekers and confirm spot admission as well as to have discussion with top Bangladeshi universities for establishing collaboration programmes.

The scholarship, offered both at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, is aimed at encouraging insolvent Bangladeshi students with good academic results to study in the UK. The scholarship for undergraduate students ranges from 1,000 GBP (pound) to 2,000 GBP per year depending on the merit of the students. But the same for the postgraduate students ranges up to half the tuition fee with a full scholarship for one student. Infozee Operations Director Sazia Alam, Admin Manager Asadul Haque, Marketing Manager KM Jahidur Rahman and Customer Service Officer Zakia Sultana were also present at the press conference.

According to UK's Higher Education Statistics Agency (2008), Liverpool Hope has the highest graduate employment rate of any non-specialist university in the UK, with 97.3 percent of Liverpool Hope's graduates employed or engaged in further study within a year of graduation. The university attracts students from some 60 different countries worldwide.


JU signs MoU with Japanese university

THE Jahangirnagar University authority signed a memorandum of understanding with University of Shiga Prefecture on 18 October with a view to expanding opportunities of higher education and research. Professor Md. Rabiul Islam, Dean of mathematical and physical science of JU, and Professor Keiichi Ohta, vice-president of University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides. JU Vice-Chancellor Professor Shariff Enamul Kabir, Pro-VC Professor Muhammed Muniruzzaman, Pro-VC Professor Forhad Hossain and Treasurer Professor Md. Nasir Uddin, among others, attended the function.

Orientation Programme at DIU

THE orientation programme for the newly enrolled undergraduate students of the faculty of Business & Economics, faculty of Science & IT and faculty of Humanities & Social Science for 2the 4th Batch (Fall 2009 Semester) of Daffodil International University was held on October 17 at DIU auditorium. Vice-Chancellor Professor Aminul Islam presided over the ceremony while respective Deans of concerned faculties were present. Professor Shahjahan Mina, Advisor of the faculty of Business & Economics, Professor M. Lutfar Rahman, Dean of the faculty of Science & IT and Professor Shusil Kumar, Dean of the faculty of Humanities and Social Science also welcomed the students and said from their experience that Daffodil and some other leading universities are doing well in all respects. Belal Ahmed, Sr. PRO of DIU conducted the orientation program.


Workshops @ Department of Marketing, CU

Society for Leadership Proliferation (SLP) recently arranged two worthy workshops for the fresh year students titled 'How to develop interpersonal skills to adapt to corporate culture' and 'How to write an effective CV' in the Department of Marketing Studies and International Marketing, University of Chittagong. Mr. Md. Bazlur Rahman and Mr. Mohammed Alamgir conducted the workshops. Both of them are Assistant Professors of Marketing. This programme was specially arranged for the fresh year students to get them acquainted with the corporate culture and interpersonal skill development process. In the second workshop the students got the idea of what kind of activities should be done which will enrich their CVs.

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