Dhaka, Sep 27 (UNB) - Mahidol University, one of the leading university of Thailand is going to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University Grants Commission (UGC) over cooperation and collaboration in the field of higher education and research.
Under the MoU, Mahidol University will offer scholarships, fellowships and training facilities for the teachers, researchers, students and the executives of UGC and the universities.
A six-member delegation led by Professor Dr. Patcharee Lertrit, Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies of Mahidol University called on Professor Dr. M Shah Nowaz Ali, Chairman (In-Charge) of UGC on Thursday. During the courtesy call, Patcharee discussed elaborately on scholarships and education based development programmes.
Professor Shah Nowaz Ali said that UGC wants to build close ties with international universities including Mahidol University for internationalization of country’s higher education. He also proposed to initiate at least five scholarships for the Bangladeshi students.
“The exchange programme will enhance our tertiary education mainly research and development activities,” he added.
Dr. Md Khaled, Secretary, Dr. Md Fakhrul Islam, Director and Md Maksudur Rahman Bhuiyan, Additional Director of UGC, were also present there.
Islamic University, Sep 27 (UNB) - M Mustafa Kamal of Al-Fiqh and Legal Studies department and Akhatar Hossain Azad of Public Administration department have been elected as the president and secretary respectively of Rover Scout Group Council of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia.
A press release, signed by the president of IU Rover Scout Group Professor Dr Ruhul K M Saleh, was issued in this regard on Thursday morning.
The other elected office bearers are M Shahidullah as vice-president, Yusuf Ali as joint-secretary, Bikash Chandra Roy as treasurer, Zamal Ansary as office secretary, Yunus Ali as assistant office secretary, Shamimul Islam Sumon as organising secretary, Rashedul Islam as training secretary, Romana Begum as assistant training secretary.
Professor Dr Ruhul K M Saleh told UNB that the members of the committee will continue their duties for a year.
Meanwhile, the IU authorities, IU Journalists Association (IUJA) and different teacher and student organisations congratulated the newly elected committee.
Dhaka, Sep 26 (UNB) – The recommendations made by a government body over quota will be placed before the next cabinet meeting for approval, said joint secretary of Public Administration Ministry and spokesperson of quota review committee Abul Kasem Md Mohiuddin.
“We’ve already sent the recommendations to the Cabinet Division. Hope, it’ll be placed in the next cabinet meeting for its approval. The Public Administration Ministry will issue a gazette after the cabinet’s approval,” he said.
On September 17, the body, led by Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, recommended abolishing the quota system from the 9th to 13th grades (1st class and 2nd class) of government jobs and submitted their report to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
On July 2, the government formed the seven-member committee to review the existing quota system in public service.
In April, students of public and private universities across the country waged a strong movement demanding reforms in the quota system in public service recruitment process.
In the face of the movement, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced in parliament on April 11 the abolition of all types of quotas in government jobs.
But no gazette notification has so far been issued regarding the abolishment of the quota system as per the Prime Minister’s declaration.
On July 12, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said it is not possible to reform freedom fighters’ quota in government jobs as there is a High Court verdict to continue it.
Chattogram, Sept 25 (UNB) – Chittagong University (CU) authorities on Tuesday suspended 11 of its students for different terms on various charges, including assaulting a journalist and two students.
CU Proctor Mohammad Ali Asgar Chowdhury said four students were suspended for assaulting journalist Minhaz Tuhin when he protested ragging on September 10.
Mahmudul Hasan Rupak, a student of English department, was suspended for one year on the charge while Sabbir Hossain and Rajibul Alam of History department, and Taimur Hossain of Marketing department, faced a two-month suspension, he said.
Besides, Emad Uddin, Salauddin Sazzad and Ibrahim Khalil of History department and Lipton Das of Physics were suspended for two months on charge of beating up Salauddin Chowdhury, a Master’s student of Mass Communication and Journalism department, and Santanu Nath, a student of Computer Science department, on September 9.
Meanwhile, Rifat Hasan of Marine Science department and Kawsar Ibn Hasan of Botany department were suspended for six months in connection with stealing of a laptop from the room of Jahin Khandaker on July 30.
Samdani Rahman, a student of Modern Language and Institute, was suspended for one year on charge of beating up Giasuddin Imran of History department at Suhrawardy Hall on March 29.
Issuing a note of warning, the CU proctor said strict measures, including revoking studentship, will be taken against those involved in any unpleasant incident.
Dhaka, Sep 25 (UNB) – Results for admission test of Dhaka University’s ‘Kha’ unit under arts faculty for 2018-2019 academic session were published on Tuesday with a pass rate of 14 percent.
DU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the result at the central admission office in the campus at 1 pm.
A total of 4,747 among 33,897 admission seekers passed the test for the available 2,378 seats, said the VC.
The results can be viewed from the university website (www.admission.eis.du.ac.bd) or via short message service (SMS) on any mobile operator service.
The successful students have to be file and submitted the “choice form” on the website within 3:00pm, September 26 to 3:00pm, October 10.
The one-hour long Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based entry test was held on Friday.