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BRAC University renames its business school

BRAC University in its Governing Body Meeting on September 27, 2006 has renamed its Department of Management and Business to BRAC Business School (BBS). BRAC University decided to dedicate the Business School to BRAC. BRAC Business School is the largest School/Department in the BRAC University with a student body of more than one thousand in BBA and MBA, most being in BBA.

Orientation at UIU
THE orientation programme of the newly admitted students of the Fall 2006 semester of the United International University (UIU) was held recently at the auditorium of the UIU Dhanmondi campus. Some 400 students attended the session.
Chief guest of the event was Chairman of the UIU board of governors Mr. Hassan Mahmood Raja. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Rezwan Khan presided over the programme. Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, Dean of School of Business Prof. Dr. Habibur Rahman, registrar Prof. A. S. M Salauddin and DSA Suman Ahmed were also present on the occasion. It was concluded with iftar..

Business Seminar Series in IBA

Mainul Hassan

A seminar on business was held at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) auditorium on October 17. The event is titled "Business Seminar Series 2006." The seminar was organised by the MBA, 40th batch. It was the first of a seminar series that will be held eventually. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Ziaulhaq Mamun director, IBA and was participated by the Grameenphone
The programme was divided in to two sessions. In the first session a discussion was held. Mr. Emad Ul Ameen director, HR, Grameenphone delivered the keynote speech.
After the discussion session a question and answer session was held and it was later followed by Iftar.

Meeting of computer science teachers

Mainul Hassan

Recently computer science teachers from 45 colleges got together at the Notre Dame College (NDC) to discuss various issues related to computer science education in Bangladesh. Special guests of the event were Dr. M. Zafar Iqbal head of the department, CSE, Shashjalal University of Science and Technology, Dr. M. Kaikobad visiting professor NSU computer science and engineering (CSE) department and principal of Notre Dame College Father Benjamin Costa (CSE)
The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the preparation for the upcoming Informatics Olympiad in Croatia. Informatics Olympiad is a computer-programming contest. In 2007, programmers from all over the world will sit under one roof in Croatia to contest with one another. Contests will be held at division levels. For Dhaka division Notre Dame College has been selected as the centre. Participants of Dhaka will be sitting for their programming exam here. The winners will take part in the final round in Dhaka. And the finalists will be exposed to higher programming training and they will fly to Croatia to participate in the Informatics Olympiad.

BAU debate workshop

Aminul Islam

FIRST Regional debate workshop of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) was held at Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Auditorium of BAU at 10.30 am on September 6. National Debate Federation (FDF) organized the workshop with the assistance of Amader Shomoy, a national daily under the guidance of BAU Debating Shangha. The day long workshop was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor of BAU Prof. Dr. Mohammed Mosharraf Hossain Mian as chief guest.
Presided over by Prof. Dr. Abdul Wahab, president of BAU Debating Shangha, the inaugural session was also addressed among others by Prof. Dr. Nazmul Hasan, Students Affairs Advisor of BAU, Prof. Dr. Nazrul Islam and AKM Shoeb, president of National Debating Federation as special guests.
National level debaters from Dhaka and Mymensingh region attended the workshop to encourage the young debaters. They are Partha, Sanjoy, Abdullah Ahmed Chowdhury, Rashedul Islam Pallab, Rajib Sarker, Shafayet Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Shanta, Sushmita Chowdhury, Trisha, Mamun, Sumon, Emdad Yousuf, Juhir, Maruf, Ertiza, Ifti and Azad.
A total of 300 students of 25 eminent educational institutions of Mymensingh region took part in the daylong workshop. Later a friendly debate competition was also held. In his speech BAU Vice-Chancellor, chief guest of the workshop said that through debate with skilled knowledge, debaters can prove their own efficiencies in every respect of life.
The guests told the competitors that debate makes a man rational and a rational man can make an easy way in leading a peaceful life for himhelf as well for the others of the society.

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