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33 @ 4 : No Matter Wherever We Are

Farhat Tasannum Farah

The 33rd Batch, Department of English, JU celebrated their 4th Anniversary at the University on 30th August, 2008. It was a day-long programme, started with a very joyous and colourful Rally. The students arranged same t-shirts for all in the Rally. The Programme was inaugurated by the Chair of the Dept. Dr. Shamsad Mortuza.

There held a very wonderful cultural function containing varieties in the items. A Rap, a folk song, a solo music performance, a tribal dance, a chorus, and a play satiring the problems that the students face in the campus were performed by the students of 33rd Batch. The slideshow of a Picture Presentation was also shown which presented some of the funnier moments during the rehearsals along with some memorable moments.

Dr. Shamsad Mortuza, Mr. Ahmed Reza, Dr. Sayeedur Rahman, Md. Rafiq, Ms. Rumana Hossain, Ms. Tanya Sharmin, Ms. Laizu Nasrin, Ms. Sabera Sultana, Mr. Raihan Sharif were present in the cultural segment and enjoyed it very much. Dr. Shireen Huq, later on, joined the lunch at Cafeteria Teachers' Lounge.

There held an interesting “Adda” with some teachers and the entire programme “33 @ 4 : No Matter Wherever We Are ” came to an end with a Rocking Camp Fire.

It was for the first time in the history of the University that any batch had ever celebrated their Anniversary individually from a Dept. not centrally. To make the programme a success, the students of batch 33, Dept. of English worked hard and soul. The Chair of the Dept. also provided his maximum possible help and support.

Seminar on 'Alternative Energy and Climate Change' at BUET

Tahsina Farah Sanam

A seminar on 'Alternative Energy and Climate Change' organized by the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, BUET was held on 12th August, 2008 at the Seminar Room of Civil Engineering Building, BUET.

Dr. Hasna J. Khan, Director, Prokaushali Sangsad Limited delivered her keynote paper on 'Global Energy & Climate Change as a Guest Speaker. Prof. Dr. A.M.M. Safiullah, Vice-Chancellor, BUET also spoke on the occasion as Chief Guest while the function was presided over by Dr. Abu Rayhan Md. Ali, Prof. and Head, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, BUET.

Senior teachers, Postgraduate students, Lecturers of BUET were also present on the occasion.

Monash and IUB discuss possible collaboration

Professor Val Clulow, head of Business & Economics and Mr. Norm Wall, Marketing Manager of Monash University met with Dr. Nadim Jahangir, Director-In-Charge, School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) at his Baridhara office. This meeting was also attended by Dr. Shoaib Ahmed, Dr. Osman Gani, Dr. Shahnawaz Karim, Dr. Nayeemul Huda, Dr. Minhaz Ahmed and others. The discussion centered around jointly offering different programs.

Blood donation at CUET

Habib Ahsan

A blood donation program was organised at Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET) by the association "GREEN FOR PEACE." This program is carried out by this association and the university every year. A lot of students donated their blood. "SHONDHANI" of Chittagong Medical College (CMC) assisted with the program.

CIDER International to offer standard education

Abdullah Al Mahmud

CIDER International School is moving ahead with a massive programme to offer education by well-trained and devoted teachers amid a broader environment and added facility arrangements. A venture of Chittagong Institute for Development of Education and Research (CIDER) Trust, the school is now expanding on its own premise. Under a huge expansion and upgrading project involving Tk 56 crore, it is being developed on 4.5 acres of land in the city's Bayezid area. Attaching a great importance to teaching CIDER Trust has made an arrangement, under the same project, to develop a huge group of efficient and well-trained teachers of international standard.

When the project will be implemented in three phases CIDER International will accommodate over 3500 students and have 1200 efficient and well-trained teachers to offer quality education.

Orientation at Asian University

The orientation programme for the freshers of the Fall Semester 2008 of Asian University of Bangladesh (AUB) was held at its Uttara campus on 10 September. Prof. Dr. AHM Zahedul karim, Member of the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh was the chief guest at the reception. AUB Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abdul Hassan Md. Sadeq presided over the ceremony. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. Kayser Hossain, Dean of School of Business Prof. Md. Sharif Uddin Khan addressed the reception.

Counselling at Morning Glory School

Apollo Hospital Dhaka recently organized Health and Mental Care Counselling at Morning Glory School, Savar Cantonment, where adolescent issues that crop up during student life like change in behavioural patterns of the students, their emotional crisis, different physical changes and relationship with teachers/parents/ peers were discussed. At the program knowledge and guidelines were disseminated to the section heads and student affair teachers on how to handle adolescent issues on daily school activities. In addition, the program was aiming to raise the awareness level of adolescent healthcare issues to ensure the proper upbringing of the adolescents of our society.

Counsellor Farhat Hasan of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka conducted the Program and replied to different questions in the question-answer session.

Great Opportunity for Higher Studies for SSC and O-Level Passed Students at Perdana College

Over the last years, Perdana College has disbursed scholarships and awards worth half a crore taka to deserving students. Perdana College gives away three types of scholarships to meritorious students in every semester. In addition to the scholarships, to encourage academic excellence, the College also gives unlimited number of Excellence and Achievement Awards each semester to any students who qualify for it. These awards come with a certificate of commendation and cash. As a result, many of our students receive financial and academic benefits.

Sharmin Shobnom, who hails from Kusthia, was awarded 50% scholarship to study in the Pre-University Foundation Program (PUP) at Perdana College after her SSC in 2007. Upon completion of the PUP within a year, she was further awarded Premier-1 scholarship in recognition of her good result to study in the degree program. Sharmin will complete her B.Sc. (Hons) Business Information Technology degree program in Northumbria University (UK).

Radiya Alam, daughter of a professor in Dhaka University, enrolled into our Pre-University Program at the same time as Sharmin. She also received 50% scholarship based on her great SSC results. After completing her PUP in a year, Radiya was awarded 15% waiver to study Year 1 in Computer Science program. Radiya plans to complete her B.Sc. Computer Science degree in the University of Manitoba (Canada), one of Perdana's many renowned partner universities.

Many more PUP students like them are studying in Perdana College, a number of them with scholarships.

In addition to scholarships and awards, Perdana students have access to other facilities, which contribute a great deal towards building their future. Here every student is taken care of attentively and personally irrespective of his/her merit.

Apart from a rich library with almost four thousand imported original books, students have unlimited broadband access to Internet. To cater to outstation students, the college also provides a hostel located within a walking distance from the campus.
Web : www.perdanacollege.com

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