The Duke of Edinburgh's Award:
Adventurous Journey to Nepal
On 28 September 2009, the seven participants of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DEA) of AIUB along with their Award Leader, A.K. Nazmul, embarked on an adventurous journey to Nepal. This was the first ever foreign journey ventured by a university in Bangladesh under the DEA programme. The journey lasted for 4 days and 3 nights, but will surely serve as a memory of a lifetime for all the participants. The trip was special in many ways - for almost all the students it was the first ever foreign trip without their families; and perhaps was an additional test to the whole notion of their 'Adventurous Journey challenge'.
The adventurous journey to the mountainous valleys of Nepal, took the eight member group through an unforgettable experience that will last them a lifetime. The walks through the city, the hikes up the mountains, the feel of their culture, and last but not the least, the spectacular view of the Mt. Everest and the Himalayas left all the team members mezmerised!
The risks the group faced together as a part of the journey, the luck the members tried out there, and especially the combined efforts they all put in to make the trip a successful one culminated in a delightful experience.
Handbook of Research on Asian Entrepreneurship Published
Abook on "Handbook of Research on Asian Entrepreneurship" was published by Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, UK in September, 2009.The book comprises 45 chapters including chapters on 41 Asian countries, an introductory chapter and two other chapters on doing business in Asia and drivers of international entrepreneurship in Asia.
Well-known scholars contributed different chapters of the book. Prof. Muhammad Mahboob Ali, School of Business, Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology wrote the Bangladesh Chapter. The book was jointly edited by Léo-Paul Dana, Adjunct Professor, GSCM Montpellier Business School, France; Mary Han, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ryerson University, Canada; Vanessa Ratten, Assistant Professor, School of Business, Administration, Duquesne University, US and Isabell M. Welpe, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Germany. The book provides an appropriate and significant foundation for scholars and policy makers to understand entrepreneurship development in Asia. The book will also work as a hub between the internationalization procedure and entrepreneurial dynamics of small businesses.
Workshop at Dept. of Finance, University of Dhaka
DEPARTMENT of Finance, University of Dhaka recently organized a workshop titled “Are You Ready To Be a Winner?” on October 10, 2009. The workshop was followed by a presentation competition for the students of the department. The objective of this workshop was to groom up the students to take part in contests like case competitions, business plan writing, marketing competitions and others. Ex-students and competition-winners of the department conducted the entire workshop. The workshop included case analysis, standard report writing, business plan writing, professionalism and interview skills. Prof. Mahmood Osman Imam, chairman of the department, Prof. M. Sadiqul Islam, Prof A.A. Mahboob Uddin Chowdhury and Farzana Lalarukh, associate professor of the department were present in the workshop. Winning teams and successful participants of HSBC YEA, Bangladesh Changemakers Branding Contest and Battle of Minds conducted the workshop session. Later on, the teachers judged the presentation competition. The participants presented concept papers on “Vision 2025: Business Outlook of Bangladesh”.
Star Campus Drishty School of Debate
THE sixth batch of Drishty School of Debate commences from the 24th of October, 2009, designed exclusively for the English medium students of grades seven to twelve. This month-long workshop is an initiative to develop the debating culture in Chittagong. Panel of trainers include world-class debaters from both Dhaka and Chittagong. All interested participants are requested to contact their school authority or to Drishty Chittagong office at the following address. Last date of Registration is 21st of October, 2009.
Drishty Chittagong, 2nd Floor, Lusai Bhaban, Cheragi Pahar, Jamalkhan, Chittagong.
Phone: 01819 173472 (Masud), 01819 821757 (Saif), 01716 566425 (Reza).
BRAC University Premier League (BUPL) kicks off
THE first match of the BRAC University Premier League (BUPL), a cricket tournament organised by BRAC University Cricket Club, was held amid much fanfare on 16 October. The format of the tournament is very similar to that of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL). A total of eight teams are participating in the 9-a-side competition. One of the attractive features of this tournament was the “Action of Pool Players.” Each club was able to buy four players from a pool of thirty-two players. The official logo of BUPL was formally launched by Dr. Zainab Faruqui Ali, Director of BRAC University Student Affairs.
BUPL is going to be a milestone for BRAC University and for the other private universities. The matches of the tournament consist of 12 overs for each team, and there will be a total of 15 matches. The final will be held at TARC, BRAC University's Savar Campus.
NSU holds Fall 2009 orientation Ceremony
THE orientation ceremony of Fall 2009 Semester for the newly enrolled undergraduate students of BBA, Economics, Environment, Architecture, English, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, ETE, EEE, Microbiology, Pharmacy and Biochemistry of North South University (NSU) was centrally held on 3 October 2009 at the Bashundhara campus of NSU. Chairman of NSU Foundation Mr. M.A. Kashem was present as chief guest. Dr. Hafiz G.A. Siddiqi, Vice Chancellor of NSU chaired the ceremony. Dean Dr. Golam Mohammad, Dr. Abul L. Haque and Dr. Selim Sarwar, Proctor Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami, Registrar Mr. M. Rashidul Islam and Dr. Umme Kulsum were at the event as guardian representatives and Md. Asifur Rahman and Kazi Mahbubul Alam spoke on the occasion on behalf of the students. NSU Foundation member Mrs. Yasmin Kamal and Mr. Mahbubar Rahman, faculty members, chairs of the respective departments, students and guardians were present on the occasion. Speakers at the orientation reiterated the quality of education that NSU is committed to and apprised the parents that this was possible due to its recruitment of quality faculty from around the world.
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