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Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrated at DIU

THE English Department of Daffodil International University organized “Birthday Celebration of William Shakespeare,” at DIU auditorium on 22 April. The programme included discussion, reading articles, recitation, presentation, skit and quiz. Professor Dr. Shusil Kumar Das, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, and Professor Dr. Mofizar Rahman took part in the discussion, highlighting the significance of Shakespeare's literature. Dr. Binoy Barman, Head of the Department of English, read out a paper titled “Did Shakespeare hate women?” Hasan Shahrier, a student of MA, recited a sonnet of Shakespeare. A group of BA Honours 19th batch students staged the witch scene from Shakespeare's famous play “Macbeth”. Two students, Rajon Mahmud and Md. Habibur Rahman made presentations on the life and works of Shakespeare. In the quiz competition on Shakespeare, Hasan Shahrier, Zakia Afroza and Rajon Mahmud won the first, second and third prizes respectively. Ms. Nahid Kaiser, Senior Lecturer, directed the total programme and another faculty member Ms. Umme Kulsum conducted it. Among others, the Registrar of DIU, Dr. Fokhray Hossain, was present in the programme

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World Veterinary Day celebration at BAU

Md. Shahin Alam & Uday Roy

On 24 April 2010, Student Association of Veterinary Faculty of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) celebrated World Veterinary Day. The theme was: "One World, One Health: More Co-operations Between Veterinarians and Physicians".

A colourful rally was organised that started in front of the faculty building and went through the campus and ended at the base of 'Muktijuddher Bhaskorjo Bijoy-71'.

The Dean, teachers and students of Veterinary faculty participated in the rally. Afterwards Prof. Dr. Motahar Hussain Mondol, Dean faculty of Veterinary Science addressed the audience along with Prof. Dr. Abu Hadi Noor Ali Khan, Prof. Dr. Md. Mokbul Hossain, Prof. Dr.A.S.M Mahfuzul Bari, Asst. Prof. Mahbubul Pratik Siddique, Vice President of student association Matiar Rahman, and Secretary Parvez Kabir.


Corporate Grooming Workshop at IUB

Dhrubanil Bhattacharjee

The Corporate Grooming workshop was organized by Business Students' Society (BSS) of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). The grooming session focused on resume writing, interview technique, and corporate fashion style. Mr. Debashish Deb, Country Manager, Coca Cola, Bangladesh inaugurated the session. Ms. Laila Rahim, Head of Distribution & Deputy Head of Personal Financial Services, HSBC Bangladesh and Ms. Tahniyat Ahmed Karim, Head of Human Resources, BRAC Bank Limited also spoke during the opening session. Professor B.M. Chowdhury, Vice Chancellor, Professor Omar Rahman, Pro Vice Chancellor, & Professor Nadim Jahangir Director of the School of Business gave their remarks. The Corporate Grooming Session was sponsored by Samsung Index. The day long workshop ended with a raffle draw; the lucky ones went home with a laptop, a LCD monitor, and a digital photo frame.

BAF Shaheen English Medium School Programme

The Annual Cultural Function and Certificate Award Ceremony 2010 was held at BAF Shaheen English Medium School last week. Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations and Training) Air Vice Marshal Abu Esrar, ndc, acsc, graced the ceremony as Chief Guest. He distributed certificates among the outgoing students and the "Chief of Air Staff Crests" among the high achievers of the O-level examination from BAF SEMS. On this occasion the Chief Guest appreciated the remarkable feat attained by the students of the school. He expressed his hope that the school would continue with its endeavour and achieve similar results in future. Previously, in her welcome speech, the Principal of BAF SEMS Ms Farzana Karim highlighted the outstanding achievements of the school in both academic and co-curricular activities.

The Certificate Awarding Ceremony was followed by a delightful function in which the budding artistes of BAF SEMS showcased their talent by rendering songs and performing dance. The function was attended by high officials of the Bangladesh Air Force, teachers, parents and students of the school.


Udayan School to be a brand name in education

A special meeting on "Development of Quality Education in Udayan School & College" was held recently at Udayan School, Dhaka. Begum Khaleda Habib, Principal of Udayan, presided over the meeting where Dr. Syed Naquib Muslim, former Secretary of People's Republic of Bangladesh and Chairman of Udayan School governing body, was present as the chief guest. Mrs. Mahbuba Khanom, Assistant Headmistress of Secondary Section and Mrs. Mehjabin Alam Chwadhury Assistant Headmistress of primary section were also present in the meeting.

Teachers in the meeting also expressed their views and ideas on various other aspects of quality education and its importance, the ways of implementation of better education and above all they promised to ensure a better teaching-learning environment in Udayan School.

The chairman of the governing body also desired to rename the Udyan School Library as the Information & cultural Cell.

Scholastica stages Annual Drama Ha Ja Ba Ra La

Prioty Ferheen Sarwar

A two-month effort of Scholastican students and faculty members blossomed on the 8th and 9th of April in the form of a wonderful performance of the famous Bengali playwright Shukumar Rai's “Ha Ja Ba Ra La”. The audience at S.T.M. hall were enthralled by the kids who had blurred the lines of reality and fantasy and taken them to a dreamland. With the dismay of torn sleeves and broken chains and forgotten lines overcome by some miracle, the performers were ready, nervous teachers giving them encouragement as they took positions backstage. The moment had come when all their hard work and sweat would bear fruit.

And it did; wonderful and sweet.
With superbly portrayed characters we followed the adventures of 'Balok' and his inquisitive mind and habit of falling into the hands of comical and slightly insane characters of his dream world. Antics of characters such as the 'Hijibijbij' , 'Udho and Budho' had the audience in peals of laughter while the sly natures of “Sheyal” and “Kumir” had them on the edge.

The dancers in green had enchanted, resembling garden pixies, with fluid movements and amazing coordination. While the backdrop to their choreographies, voices strong and melodic and instruments in faultless rhythm complemented them perfectly.

An evening well spent ended with the speech of Deputy Managing Director of Ascent group Ms. Madiha Murshed. She congratulated the performers with hearty applause of the audience and the contented feeling of a job well done.

Workshop-cum-seminar at Southeast University

Md Ashraful Alam

Fresh university teachers should receive systematic training to build their capacity for imparting quality education better. They should be encouraged to initiate and conduct research work and undertake publication activities simultaneously. Quality teaching at the higher education level will become effective if it is preceded and followed by research. And research works should be supplemented by publication.

These were but some of the recommendations made at the three-day Workshop-cum-Seminar on “Faculty Development through Research and Publication” held at Southeast University recently. Organised by the Training, International Affairs, Research and Publication (TIARP) Division, it was convened by Prof Dr Manzurul Islam, Adviser, SEU.

The Workshop was meant for university teachers of SEU and several other universities. It was inaugurated by the Chairman of the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh Prof. Nazrul Islam and chaired by Prof. Dr. Shamsher Ali, Vice Chancellor, SEU. It was also addressed by Prof. Dr. A N M Meshquat Uddin, Pro-VC, SEU and the Dean of School of Business Studies, Prof. Dr. Syed Masud Husain.

Attended by 49 Teacher-participants from 5 private universities and the UGC, the Workshop sessions were conducted by eight experts and eminent Resource Persons from public and private universities

The final day was rounded off with a Seminar on: “Need, Modality, Problems and Prospects of Research and Publication by University Faculty, in the context of Private Universities of Bangladesh”. The Seminar was chaired by Adviser, SEU, Prof. Dr. Manzurul Islam, while the VC of SEU Prof. Dr. Shamsher Ali was the chief guest and Pro VC Prof. Dr. ANM Meshquat Uddin was the special guest.


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