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Orientation at Daffodil Int. University

Star Campus desk

THE orientation programme for the undergraduate students of the Faculty of Science & IT and Faculty of Humanities & Social Science for Spring-2010 semester of Daffodil International University was held on February 10, 2010 at DIU auditorium. Six hundred and fifty students have been enrolled this semester. Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Vice-Chancellor presided over the ceremony while deans of relevant faculties were present.

Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Dean of the Faculty of Science & IT, Professor Dr. Sushil Kumar, Dean of the faculty of Humanities and Social Science, and Professor Dr. Golam Mowla Chowdhury, Proctor of university also welcomed the students.

Heads of different Departments and Officials delivered speeches congratulating the new students. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar, DIU.


Binod Behari Chowdhury at Sunnydale

A Revolutionary leader, Sri Binod Behari Chowdhury, completed his 100 years in January 2010. Recently he visited Sunnydale at the invitation of the school authorities to meet the students. The students were happy to have a legendary figure like him amongst them. He advised the students to pursue their studies diligently and equip themselves with knowledge so that they could face the challenges of life confidently and with self-esteem. He told them to build their character imbued with social values and patriotism and lead the nation as worthy citizens of the country.

Under the Community Service Programme of Sunnydale Tk. 1,00,000/- (taka one lakh only) was given to Sri Chowdhury for his philanthropic and community welfare undertakings.


Training Programme held at JU

Mashrequl Islam Rahat

A three-day long training programme on 'Disaster Management, Monga and Food security' was held at Jahangirnagar University. Geography and Environment discipline of JU and British Council, development partnership in higher education along with the Department for International Development arranged the training programme.

On the last day of the training programme Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dr. Sharif Enamul Kabir distributed certificates among the participants of the training programme.

The VC in his speech mentioned that, "Saving and preservation of foods can play catalyst role in solving Monga and Food crisis problem.” He also asked the participants of the training course to work for the development of the country.

Prof. Nazrul Islam, JU also delivered a speech. Prof. Sajed Ashraf Karim, Dean of Social Science Faculty presided over the programme.

(Department of International Relations, Jahangirnagar University)


Final round of Bereger-Star Campus Drishty Brainstorming

A business case solving and branding competition has been organised by Drishty Chittagong in collaboration with Star Campus, a weekly supplement of The Daily Star. This contest will be the first of its kind in Chittagong. The competition will include case studies, business plan presentation, and branding challenges, targeted for students of schools and universities. The final round of this competition is going to be held on 23rd February at Hotel Saintmartin, Chittagong at 3.00PM.William Carey Academy, Cider International School, BAWA School, Silver Bells Girls School are the finalist teams.34 teams from 12 Schools and 10 universities are participating in this competition.


Celebrating Pahela Falgun

Ashim Kumar Paul

Pahela Falgun has turned out to be one of the national festive days in Bangladesh. Like all other national cultural festivity, it has prominently proved its significance and interest to the common people especially to the young generation. It holds the traditional values as well as colourful image of our culture. It also comes with the message of changes- changes that would rekindle the spirit of youthful exuberance.

However, like the other parts in the country, the day was observed at Govt. Edward College, Pabna with ardent interest. The whole campus was ornamented with the colourful festive look. From morning students and teachers gathered on the campus to celebrate this day by wishing each other, visiting the premises and interacting with peers and associates.

To add more colour on the day, Pathfinder Computers, a local computer-training institute, organised a henna festival on the campus. The programme was inaugurated by Parvin Akhter Khanom, Lecturer, Department of Sociology.

(A student of Department of English
Govt. Edward College, Pabna)


ETE '05' Batch celebrate course ending day at RUET

ON the occasion of the course ending day a ceremony was held on 28th January 2010 on RUET campus, organized by ETE '05'Batch. In this ceremony the honorable Vice chancellor of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology Prof. Dr. Sirajul Karim Chowdhury was present as a chief guest. Besides Prof. Dr. Mohhammad Abdul Goffar Khan, former head of the dept. of ETE , Md. Delwar Hossain current head of the dept. of ETE, Md. Kamal Hossain, lecture of ETE dept. were present as special guests. Among others Lecturer Mst. Fateha Samad, Lecturer Md. Farhad-Zaman, Lecturer Tanvir Ahamed and the students of four batches were present at this ceremony. The ceremony was inaugurated by cutting a cake. Then the students of ETE dept. brought out a colorful rally on the campus.



Young Economists' Forum of North South University launches 'Reading Circle'

Prometheus Siddiqui

North South University launched a 'Reading Circle' on the 6 February 2010. Young Economists' Forum is a club with a vision to provide students with a platform that enables them to put their academics in to action, be it through their writing or their voices. Students are empowered to put theories to test, and hence the tag line of YEF reads, where theories come to life…

The rigorous semester system that persists seldom provides students the opportunity to venture into books that have shaped their academic fields. In a bid to expose its members to the history of the tradition that Economics has, YEF launched the 'Reading Circle', where contributions from leading exponents in the field of Economics and Politics would be closely inspected. The aim of the circle is to have students from different academic backgrounds read books and see how ideas from the present times and the past have shaped Economics.

The book that has been chosen this semester is 'Ten Great Economists' by Joseph Alois Schumpeter. The reason for choosing this book was the fact that with the exception of Karl Marx, the author personally met and knew nine of the ten Economists. The ten Economists include Marx, Walras, Menger, Marshall, Pareto, Böhm-Bawerk, Taussig, Fisher, Mitchell, and Keynes. Hence, the readers would be able to get a short but dazzling glimpse of economic theory up to the time of the book being published by Oxford University Press in 1951.

(Vice President of Young Economists' Forum and student of the Department of Economics at North South University)




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