Khulna, Sept 15 (UNB) - The application for admission to first-year Honours courses under the 2018-19 academic session of Khulna University (KU) is now available online.
The online application process will continue till October 15 next, said a press release on Saturday.
It said the admission test will be held on November 17.
The admission-related detailed information are available at the official website of the university -- www.ku.ac.bd.
Dhaka, Sep 14 (UNB)- The first-year honours admission test of “Ga” unit under the Business Studies faculty for the 2018-19 academic session of Dhaka University was held on Friday.
The one-hour test was held from 10 am to 11 am at 54 centres inside and outside of the campus.
DU Vice chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin, Treasurer of the university, Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul Islam, Dean of the faculty of Business Studies and also coordinator of C Unit Admission Test, and senior teachers and officers of the university visited the examination halls.
“This year the university administration was very much alert to prevent any kinds of fraudulence and irregularities. As a result, we didn’t get any information about fraudulence in the admission test,” said DU proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani.
A total of 26,960 candidates appeared in the admission test against 1,250 seats under the unit.
The admission test (general knowledge) of Fine Arts Faculty under "Cha-Unit" will be held on September 15 (Saturday).
Dhaka, Sep 14 (UNB) –Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Friday stressed the need for upgradation of curriculum and education system to make the future generation capable and fit for the advanced world.
The minister came with the observation while addressing a scholarship awarding ceremony among the children of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) members who achieved GPA 5 in their SSC and HSC examinations in 2018.
DRU organised the programme at its Crime Reporters’ Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) Auditorium in the morning.
Nahid said there is huge scope to improve the quality of the country’s education and they were working to do so.
He also said, “Last year I face widespread criticism over the issue for question leak but I took those positively and tried my best involving other concerned to stop the problem. After that we got success.”
Nahid said at least 250 criminals were arrested for their involvement in question paper leak and no one would be speared who are involved in the wrongdoing.
He stressed the need for creating strong sense of morality among the new generation alongside their good academic results.
Dhaka, Sept 13 (UNB) - The tests for admission into first year honours courses at Dhaka University under session 2018-19 begin on Friday with entry test of ‘Ga’ unit.
The one-hour admission test will be held from 10 am to 11 am at 54 centres on the university campus and outside the campus.
A total of 26,960 students applied against 1,250 seats in departments under the Business Studies faculty, said a DU press release on Thursday.
The admission test of ‘Cha’ unit (General Knowledge part) under the Faculty of
Fine Art will be held at 10 am to 11 am on September 15 (Saturday) while that of its Drawing part on September 22.
No electronic device, including calculator, mobile phone and electronic watch, will be allowed into the exam halls, the release added.
Dhaka, Sep 13 (UNB) – Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center’s Office of Professional Development, in partnership with The Daily Star, has organized a roundtable discussion on ‘Closing the skills gap: Preparing the next generation for an uncertain job market’ with HR professionals from 19 of Bangladesh’s leading companies.
Supported by the Aga Khan Foundation (Bangladesh) and Rizwan Adatia Foundation, this roundtable was organized to shed light on the challenges in recruitment and talent acquisition in the current job market and how it is affecting youth unemployment, said a BYLC press release on Thursday.
The guests at the roundtable represented diverse sectors such as banking, insurance, telecommunications, development, manufacturing, tech start-ups, and pharmaceuticals. They shared their insights on the skills required to excel in the 21st century workplace and the collective role of education institutions and industries to close the skills gap.
“It is imperative that Bangladesh diversifies its economy to develop new comparative advantage. In order to establish an active labor market, there must be heavy investment in human capital through expansion of vocational training and higher education so that there is constant acquisition of new skills,” said Ragnar Gudmundsson, Resident Representative, International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Discussants talked about the set of skills that the youth in Bangladesh need to build as they prepare to enter the job market such as critical thinking, effective communication, and creative problem solving. They also stressed on the importance of continuous learning and emotional intelligence. The roundtable also focused on how organizations have a corresponding responsibility to adapt to the learning needs and interests of the youth.
“53% of the workforce in our company comprises of millennials who have access to information. However, in many cases they don’t know how to process this information and implement it in their work, so training programs or internships for fresh graduates should be tailored to build such capabilities,” said Fatema Rizwana, Human Resource Director, Nestle Bangladesh Ltd.
“We should be open to adapting the job environment so that a young workforce is motivated and productive,” said Munmun Salma Chowdhury, Chief People Officer, BRAC International.
Bangladesh currently has an excess of university degree holders where millions of students stemming from Madrassas, Bangla and English mediums of education are competing for a limited number of jobs, making it highly competitive. In addition, the absence of quality education makes it even harder for these graduates to meet the skills required for the competitive job market.
Launched in 2015 BYLC’s Office of Professional Development (OPD) has been working to create opportunities for continuous leadership and career development for university students and young professionals. Furthermore, the OPD seeks to develop thought partnerships with leading employers across Bangladesh on areas such as curriculum development and talent acquisition.
The discussion was moderated by Ejaj Ahmad, Founder and President, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center and Homayara Ahmed, Assistant Professor, IBA. Guests included Fatema Rizwana from Nestle Bangladesh Ltd, Monzula Morshed from Banglalink, Ragnar Gudmundsson from International Monetary Fund (IMF), Zehra Simeen Rahim from CARE Bangladesh, Farhana Afreen Mahmood from United Group, Munmun Salma Chowdhury from BRAC International, Marcus Gomes from Mutual Trust Bank Ltd., Md. Ahsanul Haque from Godrej Household BD private Ltd, Md. Mahbubur Rahman from DHL Global Forwarding, Nisbat Anwar from Renata Ltd, Sadia Afrin from Green Delta Insurance Ltd, Shaila Parveen from The City Bank Ltd, Sifat Hasan from Pathao, Chowdhury Abd-Allah Quaseed from Gweeberra Bakery Industries Ltd., Md. Mosfiqul Azam from Apollo Hospitals Dhaka, Monjurul Alam from Eastern Bank Ltd., Aflatun Kaisar from Daraz BD, Dipa Reza from Adcomm, and Rupak M Nasrullah Zaidi from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd.