Dhaka, Oct 11 (UNB) – The British Council, this year for the first time, has awarded IELTS Scholarships to seven students wishing to pursue higher education in Bangladesh and abroad.
These scholarships were given to the winners after a rigorous selection process comprising of written tests and face to face presentations and interview session.
For this year’s scholarships, around 300 applications were received from the students who have taken International English Language Testing System (IELTS) from the British Council.
They offered three scholarships worth Tk 300,000 (each) to study abroad and four scholarships worth Tk 150,000 (each) to study in-country.
International Scholarship winners are M Ashfaque Uz Zaman Khan Dhrubo, Nowsha Farha and Nasib Al Hasib.
National Scholarship winners are Nomrota Sarker, Atoshi Anindita, Asif Siddique Tarafdar and Rinita Islam.
The British Council organised the IELTS Scholarships 2018 award ceremony at their Dhaka University campus office on Wednesday, said a press release on Thursday.
All the representatives of IELTS Registration Centers (IRCs Dhaka) of the British Council were present at the event to celebrate the success of the winners.
The event gave an overview of the current IELTS market landscape and explore how the British Council and its partners can collaboratively work together to establish IELTS in higher education in Bangladesh.
Best Performing IRC award and Associate Appreciation award was given to the British Council IELTS partners in the ceremony.
Sebastian Pearce, Director Examinations Bangladesh, British Council addressed how the IELTS test has been performing worldwide and where Bangladesh stands in comparison to other countries.
He highlighted the significance of IELTS in higher education across the world and how the test can positively contribute to higher education in Bangladesh.
Following on, Sarwat Reza, Head of Business Development, British Council Bangladesh gave the audience further insight into how the skills assessed through IELTS.
She added that IELTS can help at various stages of an individual’s academic life, and how this credible and incorporable standard could aid institutions across Bangladesh in terms of quality assessment of their future graduates.
Islamic University (Kushtia), Oct 11 (UNB) – The authorities of the Islamic University (IU) have extended the date of its online application process for first year honours courses under 2018-19 academic sessions.
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the central admission test committee with IU Vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari in the chair, said IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif on Thursday.
According to the decision, admission seekers can register themselves till October 12. Earlier the dateline was October 10.
The admission tests will begin on November 1 and will continue till November 4, he added.
Details information about the online application process and admission test procedure is available on the university website at www.iu.ac.bd.
Savar, Oct 10 (UNB)- The 5th National Math Olympiad-2018 organised by Jahangirnagar University Science Club (JUSC) will be held on October 12 on the university campus.
The contest will be held at Jahangirnagar University School College premises
with the slogan ‘Ganit NiyeVabbe Joto, Shanito Hobe Buddhi Toto’.
President of JUSC Khandakar Oliullah disclosed it at a press conference held at Jahangirnagar University Journalists’ Association (JUJA) on Wednesday afternoon.
Director of Wazed Miah Science Research Center and also the adviser of JUSC Professor Khabir Uddin will inaugurate the programme, he said
Around 4000 class VI to XII from over 100 schools and colleges across the country will participate in the contest while 15 from each class will be selected as winner, he added.
Participants will have to answer 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in the contest while a participatory certificate will be awarded to each contestant.
JUSC General Secretary Sohrab Sharkar Shadhin and Organizing Secretary Shariful Islam Sharif addressed the press meet among others.
Islamic University (Kushtia), Oct 10 (UNB) – Shammy Akter, an assistant professor of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology department, has been made assistant proctor of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia.
IU acting Registrar SM Abdul Latif told UNB on Wednesday morning that IU Vice-chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari appointed her to the post for the next one year.
Shammy Akter said she will work for maintaining a stable atmosphere on the campus with the assistance from teachers and students.
Tangail, Oct 9 (UNB) – A day after resigning from the administrative posts following alleged humiliation by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men, 52 teachers of Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU) withdrew their resignation letters on Tuesday after action was taken against those responsible for the incident.
The decision to withdraw the resignation letters came at a meeting of the MBSTU Teachers’ Association at noon.
On Monday, the teachers resigned from the administrative posts after some BCL leaders of the university unit allegedly humiliated some of their fellows.
University authorities have suspended five BCL leaders over the incident. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Regent Board of the university on Monday night.
Those were suspended are MBSTU BCL President SajibTalukder, vice-presidents Imran Miah and Panna Das, joint secretaries Jabir Iqbal and Yeasin Arafat.
MBSTU Proctor Dr Sirajul Islam on Tuesday said show-cause notices were also served on the suspended students asking them to explain in seven days as to why they should not be expelled from the university.
At the meeting, a three-member committee was also formed with Regent Board member and former Jahangirnagar University Vice-chancellor Prof Shariff Enamul Kabir as its head to look into the teachers’ humiliation. The committee was asked to submit its report within three weeks.
Besides, the Regent Board formed another body with its member and former VC of Noakhali Science and Technology University Prof Saidul Haque Chowdhury as its head to amend the university ordinance.
Following the suspension of the BCL leaders, the teachers withdrew their resignation letters.
MBSTU Teachers’ Association President Dr Mohammad Shahin Uddin said they held a meeting over the issue at noon where they decided to withdraw the resignation letters of the teachers after punitive action was taken against those responsible.
Meanwhile, a group of BCL men brought out a procession on the campus in the morning protesting the suspension of the BCL leaders.
They also held a press briefing at Tangail Press Club around 2 pm demanding withdrawal of the suspension order of the BCL leaders and amendment to the university ordinance.
Sajib Talukder read out a written statement at the news conference.
MBSTU Teachers’ Association President ShahinUddin said the BCL leaders of the university unit on Sunday morning forced teachers to allow Physics department student Ishita Biswas, also student affairs deputy secretary of the university unit BCL, to appear at an examination though she could not come out successful in her previous semester exams.
When the teachers asked them not to use force, the BCL leaders humiliated Physics department Chairman Dr Anwar Hossain and teacher Mohiuddin Tasnin.
Later, an application signed by 15 teachers was submitted to the Vice-Chancellor’s office demanding punishment of Sajib Talukdar, Imran Miah, Panna Das and Jabir Iqbal.
As their demand went unheeded, 52 teachers resigned from their respective administrative post on Monday.