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Design Award Ceremony at KU

Khulna University organised an award-giving ceremony on 18 June at the Discipline Building for a competition on architectural designs. Three students out of 200 were awarded for their performances. The special guest at the event was Architect Bashirul Haq. The programme consisted of presentations on architectural topics, workshops and a visit to a studio.

Promise to become a good human being

SCHOOL of Business and Economics Club of Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology organised a programme in collaboration with Bondhu Shobha of Prothom Alo on 10 June. The program was inaugurated by Pro-VC of the University Prof. Abul Hossain Sikder who was present as the chief guest.
Prof. Muhammad Mahboob Ali, Chairman, School of Business and Economics presided over the programme while A.B.M. Rashedul Hassan, the Registrar of the university, was present as the special guest. Among others Prof. M. Ekramul Haque, Chairman, Pharmacy Dept. Nurul Karim Nasim, Chairman, English Dept., Nizam Uddin Ahamed, Chairman, CST Dept. also took part in the programme. Around 250 students promised to become a good human being and to actively participate in building a poverty and corruption free Bangladesh.

Seminar on Fiscal Budget 09-10 at BRAC University

Mahdin Mahboob

Aseminar on Fiscal Budget 09-10 was held on the 24th of June at BRAC University. Organised by the Economics Club of the university, the seminar had Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) as its chief speaker. Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Pro Vice Chancellor of the university presided over the event and delivered a speech on the historical aspects of Bangladesh's budget.

Seminar on the proposed budget

S. M. Mokaddes Ahmed Dipu

SOCIETY for Leadership Proliferation (SLP), a newly formed student organisation of the Department of Marketing, University of Chittagong along with Premier University, Chittagong arranged a seminar on the proposed budget for the year 2009-10 on June 21, 2009 at the WASA campus of Premier University, Chittagong. In the seminar Dr. Milan Kumar Bhattacharjee, the Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies, Premier University was present as a Chief Guest while Dr. Mohammad Saleh Jahur, the Professor of Finance and Banking, University of Chittagong was present as the key note speaker. The chief discussion handlers were S. M. Salamat Ullah Bhuiyan, the Professor and Chairman of Marketing, University of Chittagong and Md. Salim Uddin, the Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Chittagong.
In the seminar the speakers urged that the government should ensure investor friendly environment in the country by removing complexities in investment procedures. They put emphasis on the restructure of the tax collection procedure and the transparency of the system. Regarding whitening the black money, the speakers said that the opportunity could be given for one year not for three years and the percentage should be fixed up to 25% rather than 10%. To meet up a portion of the budget deficit the government can seek the help of bonds and other securities which will retain the loan sanction capability of the commercial banks. To boost up small investment, SME loans (Small and Medium Enterprise) must be made easily obtainable and must be approved to the proper and eligible enterprises.
The moderator of the seminar was Md. Tayub Chowdhury, Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Chittagong

Leadership Development Training for Youth

A two-day intensive and interactive training workshop entitled “Leadership Development: Youth Empowerment & Activism” is going to be held on 17th and 18th of July 2009 at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). The International Affairs Club (IAC) of IUB, in collaboration with Star Campus as the media partner is organising this event for the college and university students.
Dignitaries from UNDP and international organizations, eminent teachers, and former ambassadors will moderate the sessions which are- a) Personal Development, b) Youth and MDGs, c) Nuts and Bolts of NGO Management, Development, and Administration, and d) International Relations & Development. Apart from the valuable certificates, the participants will get preference for representing Bangladesh in the international conferences and exchange programmes that IAC deals with. IAC sends delegation to Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters, World Model United Nations, Asian Youth Forum, USA Leadership Program and many more.
The registration deadline for the event is 9th July and, as seats are limited, students will be selected on first come first serve basis. For any queries, please contact with M. Rashedul Hasan, Office Manager, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, IUB, 90 Park Road, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212, Phone: 880-2-9862368 (348), Mobile: 880-1818-161382, Email: int.affairsclub@gmail.com.

NSU signs MOU with McNeese State University, USA

AKM Mahfuzur Rahman

NORTH South University (NSU) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with McNeese State University, USA. Vice Chancellor of North South University (NSU) Dr. Hafiz G.A. Siddiqi and Dr. Robert Hebert, President, McNeese State University, USA signed the MOU on behalf of NSU and McNeese State University respectively. The Dean, NSU School of Business, Dr. Golam Mohammad, and the Director of BBA Program, Professor Dr. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury were present on the occasion.
The areas of collaboration between the two organisations will include student and faculty exchange, research, publication, internships, workshops etc. Dr. Siddiqi stressed the importance of establishing new programmes of Business education at NSU and sought assistance and support from McNeese State University in this regard. McNeese State University offered all types of support and cooperation to develop the business education at NSU. The universities pledged to cooperate closely for the symbiotic benefit of students, faculty and the respective business schools.

Guest Lecture Series held at Stamford University

THE marketing section of Department of Business Administration at Stamford University Bangladesh recently organised a Guest Lecture Series on “Consultative Selling Skills in Banking Sector". The event was held on Dhanmondi Campus of the university. The key speaker of the programme was Jubayer Ershad, Head of Consumer Propositions, HSBC Bank Ltd. The program was divided into two parts - Inaugural Session and Business Session. Prof. Kaleem Mohammad Khan, Dean, Faculty of Business Studies welcomed the guests and explained the theme of the topic and also covered basic issues on consultative selling skills. Then the Academic Advisor, Prof Jamaluddin Ahmed spoke on different aspects of the programme. The Marketing Head Nadia Farhana proposed the vote of thanks and appreciated the role of marketing faculty in general and the organising committee members in particular.
The Business session started with the presentation by key speaker Jubayer Ershad. He made a powerful presentation about selling skills in banking sector. He covered the basic issues of consultative selling. The lecture became more lively and interactive during his presentation of different selling skills. The faculty members, the section heads and the Deputy Registrar Obaydur Rahman attended the lecture.

Inauguration of CE Math Club at UAP

Nauroz Farhan Nur

Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) has recently opened a Math Club. An inaugural ceremony of the Math Club was recently held the university's premises. The club began its journey with the direct patronage of Prof M. R. Kabir, Pro-Vice Chancellor of UAP. Dr. Iftekhar Anam, Associate Professor of the department was selected as the faculty advisor of the club. The main purpose of the club is to create interest in mathematics among the students, as well as to increase the mathematical skills of the students.


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