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PUB Debate closing ceremony
Business Debate Club of School of Business Administration of The People's University of Bangladesh and The Bangladesh Today, a national Daily, jointly organised an Inter University Business Debate Competion-2006" from 5th August to 17th August 2006. The closing ceremony of the competition was held on 17th August 2006. The closing ceremony was presided over by Prof. Dr Md. Aslam Bhuiyan, Vice Chancellor Designate, Chief Guest was Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury, Senior Journalist and Columnists, Special Guest was Mrs. Zulfia Asaf, Mamnaging Editor, The Bangladesh Today.
Habibur Rahman Gold Medal distributed at RU
The authorities of Shaheed Habibur Rahman Hall of Rajshahi University (RU) distributed "Habibur Rhaman Gold Medal" to 52 students for their outstanding results in the BA, BSC and BBA Honours examinations from 1999 to 2004. The medal distribution ceremony was held in the hall auditorium. RU Vice-Chancellor Professor M Altaf Hossain joined the ceremony as the chief guest while RU Pro-VC Professor Mamnunul Keramat and RU Treasurer Professor Abdul Jabbar Khan were present as special guests. Provost of Habibur Rahman Hall Professor Nazrul islam Miah chaired the function.
Daffodil Int'l Univ launches IT Academy
The Daffodil International University organised the lunching ceremony of its IT Academy at the National Press Club last week. The information and communication minister, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, attended the programme as chief guest. The university has recently got approval of the world famous Microsoft Corporation as IT Academy. Md Sabur Khan, chairman of the university board of governors chaired the ceremony while its Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Aminul Islam, country manager of the Microsoft Bangladesh Feroz Mahmud, Professor Dr M Lutfar Rahman, dean of the science and information and communication technology faculty also spoke.
Blood donation programme held at DIU
A blood donation programme was held at Institute of Business Studies (IUB) campus of Darul Ihsan University (DIU) in the city on the occasion of anniversary of death of Professor Dr Syed Ali Ashraf, founder Vice-Chancellor of the University. Quantum Foundation and Darul Ihsan University jointly organised the blood donation programme. Professor Syed Ali Naqi, Vice-Chancellor of the university, inaugurated the function.
BAS Workshop
Bangladesh Academy of Science organised a two-day Science Deduction workshop on "Problems and Prospects of Science Experiments at Secondary and Higher Secondary Level" from 18-19 August, 2006 at the Atomic Energy Centre auditorium. Prof Dr M. Shamsher Ali, Educationist and the Vice-Chancellor of Southeast University inaugurated the workshop as the Chief Guest. Fellows of the Academy of Science and science teachers from prominent selected schools and colleges, educationists and scientists of Bangladesh, research and developmental organisations participated in the workshop.

NSU credit transfer agreement with University of South Australia

PROFESSOR Gerry Griffin, Pro Vice Chancellor of University of South Australia and Dr. Hafiz G.A. Siddiqi, Vice Chancellor of North South University signed a credit transfer agreement between the two institutions. Current Business students who have completed at least 12 core courses at NSU are eligible to apply for admission and transfer of credits to University of South Australia, which has an EQUIS accredited business study program. Professor Atique Islam, Head, School of Commerce at University of South Australia, Prof. SAM Khairul Bashar, NSU Pro Vice Chancellor and Dr. Meshquat Uddin, Dean, NSU School of Business were present at the signing ceremony.

Prof. Gerry Griffin and Dr. Hafiz G.A. Siddiqi with others at the signing ceremony

NSU MBA Club publishes Resume Book 2006

MBA Club at North South University (NSU) has just published the Resume Book 2006. Graduate students in Business Administration, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), Development Studies, Economics and English are eligible for membership in the club. The first of the kind brochure contains the resumes of Master Degree holders and students pursuing degrees in these disciplines at NSU.

The Resume Book 2006 provides a treasure trove of information on the background and credentials of the best and the brightest NSU has to offer. The publication disseminates useful information about skilled, trained and talented job seekers to potential employers. This will help job-aspirants garner suitable employment opportunities and enhance their career prospects. This will also symbiotically provide business firms and potential employers an easy and ready access to a pool of prospective human resources with varied background, qualifications and proficiency.

The BC Career Network launching

Nazia Ahmed

Now days, despite the increaing access to information and communication we live in a world where misunderstanding has replaced trust, rhetoric has replaced dialogue, relations are becoming increasingly focused, and understanding amongst different nation's religion and culture has become strained. Yet we are not losing hope, we are working together to bring about a refreshing change in this flawed system.

On this context, the British Council, in collaboration with the British High Commission and other related organisations came up with a message more clear and strong than ever before, they are committed to public diplomacy, to build trust and mutual understanding between people of different cultures and forging closer tie between the UK and Bangladesh, not only on a govt. to govt. level but on a more individual to individual level.

The British Council, throughout 109 countries around the world facilitates more than 20 million people each year to experience the UK creativity and engage in global dialogue for better mutual understanding.

Mr. Richard Sunderland addressing the audience

It is through Education people can change their lives, create new opportunities, it brings about massive development not only for oneself but also for the whole community and nation. It is a basic human right. The UK Based education is thus working on this theme and is providing gold standard education that helps to build skills in the long run, produce effective, creative and independent mind capable of tackling tough challenges.

On the 17th of August 2006, British Council launched an educational networking forum The BC Career Network. Mr. Richard Sunderland, acting director, British Council Bangladesh and Ms Rubaba Dowla Matin, Head of marketing, GrameenPhone jointly launched this Programme, with a hope to create better opportunities for the thousands of students under UK qualifications, to allow them to network, get extra support from British Council and build long-term relationship with them.

Through this career network British Council will provide support and library services to the students and the young generation who are studying under this system, and also help them develop and plan their career through various journals, professional seminars trainings etc. The students will also be offered a forum in which they can network with their peers and future career contacts.

Djuice the lifestyle brand of the youth is a partner and jointly launching this Career network with the British council.

Apart from that djuice will also sponsor a number of scholarships through which the Bangladeshi students will get the chance to study in UK, and be benefited by the UK qualification programme. Djuice will provide the students the sms based exam results, and schedules for mock tests and various important routines.

Through the collaboration of British council and Djuice, the UK qualifications for student networks will open up enormous opportunities for the young generation.

On this occasion Mr. Shahin Reza, examination services officer of British Council gave a presentation on the career network. Representatives from the UK tuition providers, journalists, educationists, and officials from British council and Grameen Phone were also present on the occasion.

There were promotional items of the BC Career Network, which included a package for Gold membership, and Platinum package for the students taking part in this programme.

Freshman orientation & debate workshop at Muktijodhdha Ziaur Rahman Hall

Star Campus Reporter

THE annual orientation programme and debate festival was held recently in the Muktijodhdha Ziaur Rahman Hall of Dhaka University organised by Zia Hall Debating Club. The main objective of this event was to create awareness in the minds of the new entrants about the importance of debate and its role in facilitating the intellectual faculty of the students. A day-long debate workshop was organised by the Zia Hall debating club and the debate workshop was conducted by Sandip Saha, Nazmul Huda Shumon and Juhi Akter. Mr. Rashedul Alam Russel, current president of Dhaka University Debating Society and Mr.Mukterul Haq, president of Zia Hall Debating Club inaugurated the debate workshop. Zia Hall has produced some of the brightest debaters of Bangladesh and has achieved several glorious awards in the field of debating which includes being the champion in the National Television Debate Championship. The day-long debate workshop was closed in the auspicious presence of the honorable pro vice-chancellor of Dhaka University Prof. Dr. A.F.M Yusuf Haider. Among the other guests were Prof. Dr. Borhan Uddin Khan, Dean Faculty of Law and Provost of Ziaur Rahman Hall and Mr. Nazmuzzaman Bhuian, Assistant Professor, moderator of Zia Hall debating club, Mr. A.K.M. Shoib president of National Debate federation and former award winning debaters of Zia Hall were also present in the closing ceremony. Prof. Dr. A.F.M. Yusuf Haider presented the participating students with certificates. In his speech the pro VC appreciated Zia Hall debating club for arranging the event and also encouraged the students to proactively participate in debate related activities. He ensured the students that debate enriches one's endeavour for acquiring knowledge and also enhances the academic learning process. In his speech the Pro Vice Chancellor particularly emphasised on developing English debating and communication skills.

A.K.M. Shoib,Prof Dr. A.F.M. Yusuf Haider,Prof Dr. Borhan Uddin Khan And Asst. Prof Nazmuzzaman Bhuian

Prof. Dr. Borhan Uddin Khan, the provost of Zia Hall was very impressed by the activities of the debate club and announced unlimited fund for the activities of the club.

The programme was concluded by a fun debate between Fazilatullisa Mujib Hal and Zia Hall followed by an experimental format named 'planchet debate'.

Prof. Dr. A.F.M. Yusuf Haider

Autumn semester orientation at IUB

Prof. Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury
New students at the orientation

FOLLOWING the traditions of Independent University Bangladesh, students greeted the new batch of students admitted in the Autumn 2006 through a colourful freshmen orientation programme at the Baridhara campus. The University offers admissions thrice in a year at the undergraduate/post graduate level in Spring (Jan-May), Summer, (Jun-July) and Autumn (Aug-Dec) semesters through admission tests.

The newly admitted students and their parents were introduced to the courses offered by its various Schools. All the degree awarding Schools of the University, namely: School of Business, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Environmental Science & Management and School of Liberal Arts and Science made multi-media presentations about the study programmes of the Schools and future prospects and the School facilities available for them such as Computer Labs, Libraries, Laboratories etc.

IUB Vice Chancellor Prof. Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury presided over the ceremony. Among others, it was also address by the Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Omar Rahman, directors and senior faculty of Schools and senior students of the University. The day's programme was conducted by Ms. Lima Chowdhury, Asst. Registrar, Admissions.

The orientation ceremony for the newly admitted students in Autumn 2006 semester of Chittagong was also held recently at IUB Chittagong campus.

IUB teachers with the Vice Chancellor

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