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Jagannath University Rover Scout Group

Rovers of Rover Scout Group of Jagannath University set out on a five day long excursion from Srimangal to Jaflong from May 22-26, 2011. The scouts had covered a distance of 100 miles on foot aiming to achieve the President's Rover Scout Award Badge. During their excursion, the scouts walked with slogans including, “Say No to Eve teasing”, “Awareness towards Environment”, “Let's Build a Literate Bangladesh” and “Preserving the National Reserves”. The Four Scouts who set out on this brave expedition were Rover Md Akhidul Islam, Group Leader, Rover Md Ekhlas Uddin, Assistant Group Leader, Rover Md Reajul Islam, Member and Rover Md Babul Hussain, Member.

Rag Day held at MBSTU

On May 19, 2011, the final semester students of Masters programme of Criminology and Police Science department of Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University in Tangail on Monday observed the end of classes through different types of programmes. Professor Dr Moniruzzaman, Pro-Vice Chancellor, MBSTU inaugurated the programme. In the evening, a discussion was held where the Pro-Vice Chancellor was the chief guest. Md Omar Faruk, Proctor, Dr A K M Mohiuddin, Associate Professor, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Department, Md Asaduzzaman Saadi, Chairman of CPS department, Mst Nurjahan Khatun, Mohammad Asraful Alam, Md Abdul Kader Mia, teacher of the same department were also present at the discussion.

BATB in BUET Campus

The presenters at the seminar. courtesy: BUET

On May 19, 2011, the Department of IPE, BUET along with Association of Industrial and Production Engineers (AIPE) organised a seminar titled “Career for Engineers at BATB” considering the growing need of Industrial & Production Engineers in corporate organisations, like BATB in Bangladesh. The seminar was conducted by two personnel from British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB): Mehedi Arif Mozammel, Supply Chain HR Head, BATB and Zahirul Haq Torun, Training Manager, BATB.

The seminar started with a video presentation about different aspects of IPE as well as the sectors where IPE engineers are contributing. Then Mehedi and Torun jointly started their session with a multimedia presentation. They started off with a video. Giving the referral of the video, the presenters in their charming style explained how and why they encourage innovations and new ideas of 'Thinking Big' in BATB and how they look for these qualities while recruiting graduates. According to them, currently BAT is operating in 180 countries with more than 250 brands of the product.

Followed was the most interesting part of the seminar, the question and answer session. The event ended with the vote of thanks from the Department Head, Professor Dr A K M Masud to the speakers. He acknowledged them for sharing their valuable time with us and hoped to take this relationship further.

Seminar at East Delta University

On May 19, 2011, Akther Uddin Mahmud, Head of Human Resource of Nestle Bangladesh Limited visited East Delta University (EDU) Campus at Agrabad, Chittagong and attended a Seminar on “Nestle Leadership Framework” as the Keynote Speaker.

During his presentation, he highlighted the significant features of the behaviours that matters to Nestle, which are used for recruitment, development and promotion and eventually may apply to everyone in the business. He strongly advised the EDU Graduates or Management Trainees to keep in mind that, academic background, CGPA and grades of a qualified candidate matters only 10%, skill matters 20% and leadership competency matters the rest, 70%.

The Seminar was attended by the EDU Director Sayeed Al Noman, Vice Chancellor Professor M Sekandar Khan, Dean of SOB Professor Dr M Abul Hossain, Dr Nurul Absar Nahid, faculties and students, and the Seminar was conducted by A Qaiyum Chowdhury, Associate Professor and Registrar (In-Charge).

Visit to The Bangladesh Flying Academy

Students show their enthusiam. Courtesy: AKS

On May 12, around 11 the grade 8 students of The Aga Khan School, Dhaka had the opportunity to visit The Bangladesh Flying Academy situated in Airport Road. This field trip was organised by their physics teacher Momena Farzana Hossain and the Flying Academy authority jointly to enhance the students' knowledge on flying objects. The students received a warm welcome from the authority which was followed by a short briefing on the history of the Flying Academy. The President of The Bangladesh Flying Academy, Captain Shahabuddin, its Vice President Captain Ali Asgar Rizvi along with other senior pilots of Bangladesh interacted with the students and encouraged them to dream of flying high. The students were divided into two groups for two alternate sessions. While one group was engaged in the video and interrogative session, the other was indulged in scrutinising the parts of an airplane. The students were enthralled to discover how the secrets behind flying an airplane could be broken down into four simple portions -- the lift, weight, drag and thrust forces. The trip was educational and recreational at the same time.

Greenwich University
Representative Visited DIIT

On May 23, 2011 Professor Dr Mayur Patel a representative from University of Greenwich visited Daffodil Institute of IT (DIIT).

The representative attended series of meetings with the management committee, faculty staff and students. Md Sabur Khan, the Chairman of DIIT and Daffodil Group, Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Executive Director of DIIT and other high officials of DIIT were present at the occasion. The objective of his visit was to check the quality (QA Visit) of University of Greenwich Programmes at DIIT. The representative expressed his highest satisfaction at the end of their visit.

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