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Freshers accorded reception at JU
Nazmul Haque Zenith
The new students of Anthropology Department of academic session 2009-2010 were accorded a reception at Jahangirnagar University on July 31.
The Chairman of the department Prof. Aynoon Naher addressed the function as the chief guest. Among others, department teachers were present in the function as special guests. Department students took part in a cultural programme in the afternoon.
RU to introduce unit-based admission test
The Rajshahi University is going to launch unit-based admission test instead of discipline base for the first year honors course, under the academic session 2010-2011.
RU registrar Prof. MA Bari said that the 47 departments of the university would be grouped into 12 to 14 units. The new system will also check admission forgery. The RU authorities also decided to sell the admission forms through the mobile phone calls from any corner of the country. In addition, the admission seekers would get the admission forms online and the results will also be published online.
Professor Abhinay Chandra Shaha, Professor of Accounting and Information Systems (AIS) department mentioned that department base admission test was introduced from academic session in 1996-1997. As a result, the admission seekers would have to buy forms for each subject that was very costly but according to the new system, they would require to buy only one form for a number of subjects under a unit.
RU Vice-Chancellor (VC), Professor Abdus Sobhan said that under the unit based system students no longer need to come to the university campus for buying and submitting admission forms like the previous years.
Round Table Conference at DIU
Md. Anowar Habib Kazal
The roundtable conference on 'Education and Mass Media: Perspective Bangladesh' was organised by the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Daffodil International University at VIP Lounge, Jatiya Press Club.
Rashed Khan Menon, lawmaker and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Education was present at the conference.
Dhaka University faculty member Dr. Abul Mansur Ahmed emphasised on having a comprehensive media policy in the country that will foster media's role in education further.
Nasimun Ara Hoq, Assistant Editor, Daily Sangbad and Dr. Abdul Mannan, former Vice Chancellor (VC) of Chittagong University were also present.
Moderated by Professor Dr. Sakhawat Ali Khan, Adviser, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, other Panel of discussants were Prof Moniruzzamn Mia, former VC OF Dhaka University, Prof. Dr Aminul Islam, VC of Daffodil International University, Md Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Governors, DIU, Prof Abul Ahsan Choudhury, Mr. Kamrul Hassan Monju, Executive Director Massline Media Center, and Mirza Tarequl Qader, Executive Director, BIJEM also spoke on the round table as discussants.
Talent hunt announcement
The most sought after talent hunt is back in the scene! Textile Talent Hunt 2010 is proud to announce its 2nd season that began on August 6. The competition worked in affiliation with the textile educational institutions in the country, both government and private. The programme aims to discover students competent in the domain of textile and textile industry, both local and international, with astute insight on trade issues, fashion and design trends. Upper level textile-garment students as well as students who have completed at least one year or equivalent credits/semester of their Undergraduate course are eligible to participate in the competition.
For the preliminary stage, the contest had arranged a written test on August 6, held in Government Science College, Farmgate from 4 to 5.30 p.m. With attractive award packages, training and scholarship opportunities, the competition is here to grab attention.
Film personality Syed Salahuddin Zaki at Stamford
S.M. Ekramul Huq
Teachers and students of Film & Media Department, Stamford University met the renowned filmmaker and TV personality Syed Salahuddin Zaki on July 25 in an opinion exchange session under the programme `Face to Face with a Celebrity' arranged by Film & Media Department at the Siddeswari campus auditorium. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. M. Majibur Rahman, Stamford University presented crests to the winners. The programme was presided by Mr. Mohiuddin Faruq, Chairman, Film and Media Department. Shakira Parvin, a faculty member of Film & Media Department, talked about the department and its achievements.
Reception for GPA-5 winners
The installation ceremony of newly elected executive committee of Mohammadpur Government High School Old Students' Association and reception for the GPA-5 achievers of the school in this year's Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination was held at the school auditorium on August 6.
Finance Secretary Dr. Mohammad Tareq, also a former student of the school, was present as the chief guest.
1st Ever Open Sharing Session at UIU on Finance
AN open sharing session on Finance was held at UIU auditorium on 28 July. Suborna Barua, Senior Lecturer, School of Business, UIU and Dr. Mohammad Musa, Professor, School of Business, UIU conducted the session. The event was organised for students majoring or minoring in Finance. Dr. Mohammad Musa talked about the current job market and how students can achieve greater success.
Mr. Barua explained the course structure to students intending to major or minor in finance as most students suffer from lack of information about the appropriate timing of taking specific courses. This was followed by a small question and answer round.
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