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Inauguration of Foundation Training Course at BAU

THE inaugural function of a two month long 'Foundation Training Course for University Teachers' organized by the Graduate Training Institute(GTI) of the Bangladesh Agricultural University(BAU) was held at the GTI Conference Hall on 11 May. Vice-Chancellor Professor M. A. Sattar Mandal was the chief guest. The event was presided over by GTI Director Professor Dr. M. Nazrul Islam. Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology Professor Dr. Md. Shams-Ud-Din and Course-coordinator Professor Dr. M. Mozahar Ali also spoke on the occasion. Besides BAU, teachers from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Sylhet Agricultural University, and Noakhali Science and Technology University are taking part in the fifth batch of the Foundation Training Course for University Teachers. The need for professional and academic development of the University teachers was stressed in the meeting. The inaugural function was conducted by GTI Assistant Professor Dr. Masuma Habib.

DELL organises seminar on English Language Teaching

Md. Rafiqul Islam

DEPARTMENT of English Language and Literature (DELL) of Premier University organised a daylong seminar on English Language Teaching (ELT) programme on 3 May. Students of the department and different teachers from schools and colleges took part in the seminar. Asst Prof. CU Manjurul Alam's paper on “Classroom Management and Language Identity” and Asst Prof. PU Shahnaz Parvin's paper on “English Language Teaching( ELT) : Theoretical Knowledge & Pragmatic Aspects” were read during the seminar along with several others. Sarwar Murshed, Asst Prof. CU, Chowdhury Mohammad Ali, Prof. and Chair CU, Prof. Quazi Mostain Billah, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Chittagong spoke on different aspects of the programme. The conference was presided over by the DELL chairman Asst Prof. Sadat Zaman Khan.

(Lecturer in English
DELL, Premier University, Chittagong.)


Seminar on Business Ethics

A seminar on Business Ethics was held on 10th and 11th May, 2009 organised by Rapport Bangladesh Ltd. at a local hotel. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. Saadat Hossain, Chairman, Bangladesh Public service commission. In the inaugural session among others Mohammad Asafuddllah, Former Secretary Govt. of Bangladesh and Dr.M.Mosharraf Hossain, Managing Director, Rapport Bangladesh ltd. spoke The session was presided over by Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director, Eastern bank Ltd.In the seminar total five sessions were held and nine papers presented. Dr. Victoria Wise ,School of Business, Deakin University, Australia and Dr. Muhammad Mahboob Ali, Chairman, School of Business and economics, Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology jointly presented a paper. They put total 12 suggestions out of which most important is to appoint National Ombudsman. In the seminar, it was also argued that super normal profit should be forgone by the businessmen and other professionals.

Intra-ULAB Cricket Tournament, 09

Khuirul Anam

THE ULAB Cricket Tournament was inaugurated by the Pro Vice Chancellor Imran Rahman, along with Professor Akther Hossain (Head, CSE) and Dr. Jahirul Haque (Head, ETE) recently. The tournament was organised to mark the Independence Day.

Twelve teams participated in the twelve-over matches. The best match of the tournament was the four-run victory of ULAB Rockers over Rough & Tough in the quarterfinals. Nine out of ten players of Rockers played in the ULAB main team. In the nail biting final match, 11 Pac defeated ULAB Badshas by only 14 runs. The tournament committee selected Sumon as the Man of the finals, Mughdo as the Man of the tournament, Efty as the Best batsman, Khuirul Anam as the best bowler and Masqur as the best fielder for their great performance in that tournament.

The participants enjoyed the tournament thoroughly especially since it provided a welcome respite from the rigors of monotonous study.

Reception of the UAP Students

A reception for the newly admitted students in the Spring 2009 Semester of the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) was organised in the Shaheed Zia Auditorium of the National Museum on 17 May. Mr. A. A. Moniruzzaman, noted industrialist and entrepreneur and Chairman of the UAP Foundation was the Chief Guest, while Prof. Dr. Abdul Matin Patwari, VC, UAP presided over the function. 700 students got admission in Spring semester in eight departments of the University that started on 19 April 2009. The Chief Guest in his speech recalled the continued progress made by the varsity since its founding in 1996. Mr. Moniruzzaman highlighted the huge investment that the authorities are making in building various infrastructures of the UAP. The VC, UAP in his address emphasized on the need to devote wholeheartedly to studies to meet the challenges of the outside world. Others who spoke included the Pro-VC, Treasurer and Deans. The UAP has, at present, more than three thousand students pursuing graduate and undergraduate courses in various departments.

The reception was rounded off with a colourful cultural function organized by the students.

Orientation of Summer Semester students held at NUB

THE daylong orientation ceremony of Summer Semester students in Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) concluded with a call for taking English and multimedia based higher education on Sunday.

The ceremony, arranged for the newly enrolled 350 students in the eight departments of NUB, was held at its Globe Center campus near New Market area. Professor Dr. Akramuzzaman, Dean of General Education (GED) center made the introductory speech.

Vice Chancellor of NUB, Professor Dr. M. Shamsul Haque congratulated the fresher as the chief guest for choosing NUB for higher education. The occasion also followed by a session for introducing the students with academic, financial and library rules and regulations etc. With among others, NUB Director (HRD), M. Lutfor Rahman, Registrar-In-Charge, Professor Dr. Nurul Islam and Deans of all faculties also spoke on the occasion.

Sunbeams observes May Day

EVERY year the arrival of the month of May brings with it the remembrance of the historic struggles of workers who wanted to realize their demands for eight hours of work per day and other fundamental rights. Those struggles had lead to the declaration that the first of May will be recognized as International Worker's Day also known as Labour Day. On the occasion of Labour Day, the class VIII and IX students of Sunbeams, with the help of the Economics faculty had put together a short program in the school auditorium to commemorate the significance of May Day.

The presentation included video footages of the present working conditions in Bangladesh, the agitation of the workers and of how May Day is celebrated in Bangladesh and other countries of the world. Topics such as women and child labour, and how the present working conditions in Bangladesh could be improved, were discussed emphatically along with a comparison between working conditions in Bangladesh and a developed country like Sweden.

The highlight of the program was a projection of an interview with renowned industrialist Mr Syed Nasim Manzoor, Managing Director of Apex Adelchi. A team of four students had met up with Mr Manzoor for an exclusive interview on the eve of May Day and the experience can be described as nothing short of enriching. Apart from the experience gained from the interview, the students learnt a lot about the country's economy, management and labour relationship.

The event was both entertaining and enlightening, and the students left the auditorium with heightened awareness about May Day and the rights of workers.

Seminar at UIU on Global Economic Recession

Adil Mahmood

A seminar on "Global financial Crisis: Who should be held Responsible?" was held recently at the auditorium of United International University (UIU). Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd. and Chairman of Dhaka University CCGFS Prof. MA Baqui Khalily chaired the seminar while Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of IDLS Finance Ltd. Arif Khan, Professor of UIU School of Business Dr. A K Enamul Haque and CEO of VIPB Assets Management Company Limited, Shahidul Islam delivered keynote speeches on the occasion. In a two-phase seminar, the first session, which was inaugurated with few introductory words from Dean of UIU School of Business Prof. Dr. Habibur Rahman followed by speeches from UIU Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman and UIU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. M Rezwan Khan, gave the audience an overall idea how and when the massive slump instigated. Lecturer of UIU School of Business and Moderator of the seminar Suborna Barua inaugurated the second session where, DMD of IDLS Finance Ltd. Arif Khan elaborately described how the housing system of United State of America (USA) cracked down vulnerably. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Programme Director Dr. Hasnan Mahmud, and other departmental heads, faculty members, staff and students were present in the seminar.

New Registrar of Southeast University

KHANDAKER Shahan Alam has joined the Southeast University as its Registrar recently. Before joining the university he held many important positions in governmental and nongovernmental organisations. Mr. Shahan is an honorary Governor of the Board of Governors of South Asia Foundation and Southeast University.


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