Seminar on prospects of advertising at AIUB
TO promote Advertising as a career choice the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) of American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) organised a seminar on “Prospects of Advertising as an Academic Program on Career Development” on 23 November 2009 at the AIUB auditorium. Aly Zaker was the guest speaker at the event. Dean of FASS Dr. Charles, faculty coordinator of Advertising Niaz Majumdar, Head of Social Science Department Dr. Buddha Dev Biswas, Editor of Star Campus Shahnoor Wahid also spoke on the occasion.
Aly Zaker advised the students to break free from conventional attitudes, to experience newer areas and mediums of communication. At the very end of the seminar, an interactive session was held where students were allowed to ask questions. Many noteworthy questions were raised involving the ethical issues in advertising and the qualifications required for securing a job in the sector. The seminar welcomed both students and their parents. An unprecedented step was taken to ensure that both sides could understand the importance of advertising as a career and as its function in the society.
EWU student attends Asian Youth Forum Summit
The 7th International Summit of Asian Youth Forum was held in Manila, Philippines, from 1-6 December. By setting the core issue as "Developing Leaders for the 21st century" - academic seminars, and social activities were held to create international exchange and cultural diffusion. One of the participants of the summit from Bangladesh was Md. Imran Hossain - a student of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department of East West University, Bangladesh. He is an active executive member of the University's Environmental and Social Club and Telecommunications Club. Md. Imran Hossain is affiliated with the World Scout Movement from the year 1993 via Sebabratee Open Scout Group and he is also a proud recipient of the highest achievement of Boy Scout, "The President Scout Award".
Lecture on “The International Criminal Court” at BRAC University
A lecture on “The International Criminal Court: A Court of Last Resort for Humanity's Worst Crimes” was held at the BRAC Centre Inn on 6 December. President of the International Criminal Court Judge Sang-Hyun Song delivered the lecture arranged by the School of Law of BRAC University. Dr Shahdeen Malik, Director of School of Law, hosted a welcome speech in the function attended by the faculty members and students of the university.
Judge Sang-Hyng Song presented a briefing on the International Criminal Court and its functions. The lecture was followed by an open question and answer session. He informed those present there that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is working as a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crimes of aggression. The ICC, which now has 110 member countries, can generally exercise jurisdiction only in cases where the accused is a national of a state party, the alleged crime took place on the territory of a state party, or a situation is referred to the court by the United Nations Security Council.
45th Convocation of DU
University of Dhaka held its 45th convocation on 12 December. The university presented an honorary doctor of science degree to Yuan T Lee, who shares a Nobel Prize with two others in chemistry in 1986. Lee was also the convocation orator. Ex-student of DU and discoverer of the 'Sono' arsenic filter Abul Hussam, and historian Ranajit Guha, was also awarded with honorary doctor of science and doctor of literature degrees respectively.
Known as the Oxford of the East, University of Dhaka has a glorious tradition of producing the best and brightest graduates of the country since its inception. The 45th convocation was a much-awaited event, and has generated a lot of anticipation among the prospective graduates.
First Award Ceremony of ICCCAD of IUB held
The Award Ceremony for participants of the first course on Climate Change & Adaptation of ICCCAD (International Centre for Climate Change and Development) of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) was held at the Banquet Hall of Radisson Water Garden Hotel in Dhaka on 21 November. The Vice Chancellor of IUB Prof. Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury distributed certificates among 22 participants including five from Nepal, two from India, and one from Australia and Japan each. The Pro Vice Chancellor of IUB Prof. M Omar Rahman delivered the introductory speech. In his keynote speech, Director of ICCCAD Dr. Saleemul Haq described the background and objectives of setting the center. The chairman of the Governing Council of IUB Towhid Samad also spoke on the occasion.
The newly created ICCCAD based in IUB started activities in November 2009, with its first short course on climate change and community-based adaptation. The center will run regular short courses for NGOs, donors, the media, government staff, private sector, etc. It will also host postgraduate students from around the world who wish to carry out their research with a base in Bangladesh.
Admission test held at MBSTU
The admission test at Mawlana Bhasani Science and Technology University (MBSTU), Santosh, Tangail, was held on 12th December 2009, Saturday for admission in two faculties; faculty of Life Science (LS) and faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). Two faculty's exam was held on the same day.
Because of huge demand to get admission in this prestigious university, a total of 6500 forms were sold against total seats of 350 of 7 departments.
Students can get necessary information from the university website. The web address is www.mbstu.ac.bd . from where students could get information regarding admission test such as finding admission hall, result and further information.
University prospectus helped them get subject based information and about the marks distribution system in the exam. As a part of helping the examiners, senior students published different types of useful guidebooks.
(Star Campus Correspondent of MBSTU Campus)
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