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Advanced Research Lab Opened at Department of Pharmacy, BRACU

Department of Pharmacy at BRAC University started an advanced pharmacy research lab on May 9. Professor Ainun Nishat, Vice Chancellor, BRACU, inaugurated this research lab. He convened the faculty members to enhance collaborative research utilising the sophisticated equipment of this newly opened advanced lab and other facilities of BRACU. Professor Ashik Mosaddik, Chairperson, Department of Pharmacy said that alongside regular practical facilities this lab will also facilitate to start advanced research in natural product chemistry, pharmacology, microbiology and cancer biology.


Professor Zakir Hossain Joined FBE, DIU

Professor Md Zakir Hossain, Former Professor of IBA, University of Dhaka joined the Faculty of Business and Economics of Daffodil International University (DIU) on May 02, 2012 as a Professor. He did MBA from University of Sunderland, UK and PGDMS from UK. He has a long experience of 24 years at teaching, research and administration both in home and abroad.

DIUDC Stands Out as Runners Up


Daffodil International University Debating Club (DIUDC) became the runners up in the Inter Club Debate Competition 2012 organised by Sir A F Rahman Debating Club of University of Dhaka from May 9-12 at A F Rahman Hall.

32 debating clubs from different public and private universities participated in this competition. The final round and prize giving ceremony was held on May 12 where Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddiqi, Vice Chancellor, DU, was the chief guest while Professor Azizur Rahman, Provost, Sir A F Rahman Hall, was the special guest. The chief guest distributed prizes to the winners.

Orientation for newly joined Faculty Members

The orientation programme for the 16 newly joined faculty members of Daffodil International University (DIU) was held on May 12, 2012 at the Conference Room of the university. Presided over by Professor M Lutfar Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, DIU, the function was also addressed by Heads of different departments. Professor M Lutfar Rahman welcomed them and urged them to make the best use of the facilities and resources provided by the university.

Course on Event Management

Architect Syda Fazilatun Naz, founder of Institute of Innovative Design, has introduced some innovative courses to fulfill the present market demand. One of the courses is Event Management and this is the first time that such a course has been offered in Bangladesh. For more information visit www.iidesignbd.com.

Save The Frogs Day 2012 Observed at SUST

"Save the frogs day 2012” has been observed with festivity at the campus of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet on April 28. Green Explore Society (GES), the leading environmental organisation of the campus organised the event at Shahjalal University School premises. The programme included cartoon exhibition, art competition and a seminar titled “Importance of frogs in the eco-system”.

About 70 students of the school took part in the event. Assistant Professor of Department of Forestry and Environmental Science (FES), Swapon Kumar Sarker, Head Master of SUS, Jitendro Chhandra Bhattachargo were present among others. The best 10 artists were awarded with prizes.


'Masters in Public Policy and Management' Introduced


Northern University Bangladesh and BCS Administration Academy (BCSAA) jointly inaugurated 'Masters in Public Policy and Management' (MPPM) at the auditorium of BCS Administration Academy on May 2. Abdus Sobhan Sikdar, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, inaugurated the programme as the chief guest. Professor Abu Yousuf Md Abdullah, Chairman, NUB Trust and Professor M Shamsul Haque, Vice-Chancellor, NUB were present as the special guests. Sayed Ahsanul Haque, Programme Director, BCSAA delivered the inaugural speech while Shafique Alam Mehdi, Director General, BCSAA, chaired the ceremony.

DIUDC Stands Out as Runners Up

Department of Law of Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) arranged a 'Graduation Dinner Ceremony- Spring12' at Canton Restaurant, Dhaka on May 5. Barrister Shafique Ahmed, Minister, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bangladesh, was the chief guest at the programme. Professor Abu Yousuf Md Abdullah, Chairman, NUB Trust, and ABM Rashedul Hassan, Treasurer, NUB, were present as special guests. The chief guest distributed crests to the students who completed their graduation and post-graduation.

RSF Poribesh Utshob Award 2012 held

Rural Services Foundation (RSF) Poribesh Utshob is one of Rahimafrooz's awareness creating projects on energy efficient technology. Every year RSF launches a quiz competition among the students of SSC among the 30 upazillas of Bangladesh. Generally, the topics for the competition are climate change, renewable energy and 3R (reuse, reduce and recycle). This year RSF organised this competition for the 5th time on April 20. The result of this competition was announced on May 10. The winners will be awarded on June 5, which is the World Environment Day.

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