Cumilla University, Apr 23 (UNB) - An international literary conference was held for the first time at Cumilla University (CuU) on Tuesday.
The conference was jointly organised by Bangla and English departments of the university.
Cumilla University VC Prof. Dr Emran Kabir Chowdhury addressed the inaugural session as chief guest while Professor Dr Biswajit Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor of Rabindra University along with JU English department's Professor Shafi Ahmed were honorary guests.
Associate Professor Dr. G. M. Moniruzzaman, dean of Arts and Humanities Faculty chaired the programme where departmental heads, teachers and students of different faculties were also present.
Professor Dr Biswajit Ghosh said in his speech, Rabindranath Tagore has written vast amount of literature.
“To know Rabindranath properly, one has to read his writings, has to think deeply about it and know the background of each writings”, he added.
Rajshahi University, Apr 23 (UNB) – A three-day regional Model United Nation conference will start at Rajshahi University (RU) on Thursday.
Rajshahi University Model United Nations Association, a voluntary organisation will organise the conference.
The organisation’s president Imrul Hasan at a press conference on Tuesday said more than 230 students will participate in the conference from 30 educational institutes of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions.
Association’s adviser Professor Shah Azam Shantanu and member Nadia Sharmin Ritu also spoke at the press conference.
Islamic University, Apr 23 (UNB) - A group of students of Islamic University in Kushtia demonstrated on the campus demanding reduction in fees under different headings.
Several hundred students of different departments took part in the demonstration. The students blockaded the university’s administrative building to press home their demand.
The agitating students threatened to continue their demonstration boycotting regular classes and examinations.
Later, the students went to the main entrance of the university and locked it around 2:00pm. No university bus, car or motorcycle could leave the campus during their agitation.
Five agitating students started a hunger strike unto death for the fulfillment of their demand.
IU student advisor Professor Paresh Chandra Barman along with the proctors’ body tried to calm the situation but they failed.
Two students poured kerosene on their own bodies and asked the student advisor to burn them.
The students alleged that the university authorities increased the fees under different headings all in the name of development of the university from its 2017-18 academic session. “We have already submitted a memorandum to the university administration but they did not look into the matter,” they added.
Nourin Nusrat, a student of Law department, was taken to IU central hospital as she fell sick.
IU Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman told UNB that the students might have been guided by a vested quarter, adding that that they would settle the matter after holding a discussion with departmental chairmen and respective faculty deans on Wednesday.
Islamic University, Apr 23 (UNB) – A workshop on ‘quality assurance’ was held at Islamic University in Kushtia on Tuesday.
IU Institutional Quality Assurance Cell organised the workshop at the conference room of the university’s administration building around 11 am.
Presided over by IQAC director Professor KM Abdus Sobahan, IU pro-vice-chancellor Professor M Shahinoor Rahman addressed the workshop as chief guest while Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha attended it as the special guest.
Around two hundred students of different departments took part at the workshop.