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CUET 2005 Batch Celebrates 1st anniversary

Musa Ahmed & Kawser MD. Nurunobi

The students of the 36th batch (2005 Batch) of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) got-together in the auditorium to celebrate their 1st anniversary on June 18. The celebration started at 10 am with a film festival.

The cultural program was held in the afternoon. Assistant Professor of civil engineering department Shyamal Acharya, Aysha Akter and G M Sadiqul Islam were present as guests. `Amra sopna bachi' a music video was the first event where 05 batch showed their expectation, hope and inspiration.

Then Moushumi came upon the stage with famous song `O nodira.....'. A party song “Sob kisu hoi ki chotai(note)” about the girls of CUET was shown in video clips which was composed and sang by Biplob.

Next, Armin, Nishita, Tamanna, Lopa, Rumpa offered an impressive dance performance. A satirical advertisement `Maxona' provided great amusement. Then came a stage show about ragging, short play `Amon Jodi Hoto', and songs of Awashis, Rusho, Shetu, Shiplu, Ishita. A music video was made based on famous English song `Summer 69' performed by Mori and Awadish who are from Nepal.

The theme song of 36th batch was `Protyasha' composed by Kaiser.

The program came to an end with the rocking performance of Underground Band DNA and AOD.

(The writers are the student of 2005 batch of CUET)

New faculties and more in DU

Dhaka University has taken the initiative to establish one faculty, three departments and two new study centres. The university is currently running with seven faculties, fifty-two departments and thirty-two centres. The long demand of the students and teachers of "Home Economics College" is going to be fulfilled. It will be converted in "Faculty of Home Economics". Faculty of Business Studies will have two more departments of "Tourism And Hotel Management" and "Department of International Business" in addition to previous departments.

Institute of Arts is going to be converted in Faculty of Fine Arts, and the decision will be taken in the advisory council of university. "Department of Fashion Design" and "Department of Film And Publications" will be two new departments under the faculty.

Dhaka university authority is going to establish two new "Study Centres". These will be "Centre for China and East Asian Studies" and " Bangladesh-Iran Centre For Persian studies". Diploma degree will be provided from Centre For China And East Asian studies. The whole expenditure will be financed by Embassy of China in Dhaka.

Iranian Government will finance Bangladesh-Iran centre for Persian studies. Ph.d in Business Administration will be under The Institute of Business Studies and a specialized Masters Course will be under the Faculty of Law.

A "Civil Service College" will be established to increase the efficiency of professionals.

National Career Fair in NSU

Shamma M. Raghib

The Department of Career & Professional Services (CPDS) of North South University is going to arrange the 4th National Career Fair on 20th July, 2007 at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Center. This year, North South University's CPDS department has planned it big for our booming graduate numbers by organizing a career fair- the largest of its kind ever in the history of Bangladesh. Grameenphone will be the title sponsor of the event. All public and private universities along with national and multinational companies are invited to join the event to aid students from all over the country to get their prospective placements. About one hundred reputable companies from different sectors are expected to participate in the event.


IUB drama festival

On the occasion of the 11th Convocation of the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), students staged two dramas at the Jatiyo Natyoshala, Bangladesh Shilpokola Academy at Segunbagicha, Dhaka.

"Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov (adapted by David Mamet), directed by Dr. Shahidul Alam was staged on 7th July, 2007 at 7p.m. and "Budo Shaliker Ghade Roa" by Micheal Madhusudan Datta, directed by Ms Samina Lutfa, was staged on 8th July at 7p.m. (in Bangla). A big audience enjoyed the dramas on both days and applauded the quality of presentation.

Seminar at Zaheda Shafir Mohila College, Jamalpur

Aminul Islam

Teachers of Govt. Zaheda Shafir Mohila College in Jamalpur district town held an extra-ordinary seminar on June 28 marking the various historical events taking place in last two centuries in this Sub-Continent. The seminar titled “ Historic June : From Political, Historical, Literary and Philosophical point of View” was held at the college auditorium.

The seminar was addressed among others by college teachers Vice-Prinipal of the college Prof. Abdur Razzaque, Md. Shahidullah, Md. Saiful Islam, Monwar Hossain Mollah, Mujahid Billah Faruki, Amulya Chandra Sarker, Akikunessa Begum, Md. Jasim Uddin and Sheikh Md. Abul Hossain. Principal of the college Prof. Md. Abdur Razzaque presided over the seminar.

Two key-note papers on the theme of the seminar were presented by Parvin Akhtar and Md. Rezaul Karim, lecturers of Political Science and Bengali Departments respectively. After presentation of the papers, a discussion was held with lively participation of the audience including a large number of college students. In her paper, Parvin Akhtar drew pictures on the most historic events that took place in June from the battle of Plessey in 1757 to the placing of Six Point Demands in 1966 by the Awami League. Rezaul Karim in his paper brought the post Plessey literature and after effects of Plessey tragedy till today.

Debate Competition 2007 held at Department of Law, CU

“Odhikarer Dabite Obaddho Aamraa Jukti Diye Lori”-with this slogan Department of Law, University of Chittagong (CU) organised Inter-Year Bangla and English Debate Competition 2007 from 2-7 June. One Bangla team and one English team from each of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year from this department took part in the competition.The main event started on 2nd June at around 10.30 a.m. Mr. Zakir Hossain, Chairman, Department of Law and Dean, Faculty of Law, CU formally inaugurated the competition.

All the debates of the preliminary round were held on 2nd and 4th June where the competition were really tight and the result were very close. After the very interesting battle of words, 1st year and 3rd year moved into the final of Bangla Debate competition by beating 4th year and 2nd year respectively whereas 1st year and 4th year advanced to the final of English Debate Competition by outclassing 3rd year and2nd year respectively.

Both the finals of Bangla and English Debate Competition were held on 7th of June. At around 10.00 a.m. final of English Debate Competition was held where the topic was “Proposed ban on student politics will amount to violation of fundamental rights”. 4th year defeated 1st year in the final where Tafsir Matin of 4th year became the best debater. The other members of the winning team were Mahbub Sobhani and Zaker Ahmed.

After the first final, the final of Bangla Debate Competition was held between 1st year and 3rd year where the topic was “Ajker shongshod prostab korche je, notun ain pronoyon noy borong procholito ainer jothajotho proyoger maddhomei durniti rodh kora shombhob” where 1st year emerged as the winner. The winning team included Kazi Shariful Islam, Durdana Rahman and Tasrifa Sultana Jolly where Durdana was adjudged the best debater.

Professor Dr. M. Badiul Alam, Vice-Chancellor, CU handed over the prizes as the chief guest. Professor Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Ex-Chairman, Department of Law, University of Dhaka was the special guest of the prize giving ceremony. Among others, Mr. Zakir Hossain, Chairman, Department of Law and Dean, Faculty of Law, CU, Professor Dr. M. Shah Alam, Ex-Dean, Faculty of Law, CU, Mr. A.B.M. Abu Noman, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, CU and other teachers from this department were present. The whole competition was held under the brilliant leadership of Mr. Noman. For years, Department of Law of CU produced great debaters who took the debate into a different height and established this department as one of the best in CU in the field of debate.

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