Dhaka, Oct 9 (UNB) – The two-day 3rd International Conference on Business and Economics began at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban Auditorium of Dhaka University (DU) on Tuesday.
DU Business Studies faculty organised the conference with the theme: “Shaping the Future through Inclusive Development” for the third time.
DU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the conference as the chief guest while Dean of the DU Business Studies faculty Prof Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam presided over the opening session.
Vice-chancellor of United States International University, Kenya Prof Dr Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and Vice-Chancellor of Al Ain University of Science and Technology, UAE Prof Dr Ghaleb A El Refae addressed the conference on the opening day as special guests.
Prof Partha S Ghosh of Tufts University, USA delivered the keynote speech while Co-Chair of the Conference Organising Committee Prof M Sadiqul Islam gave vote of thanks.
In his speech, the DU VC urged the professionals, academicians and researchers to play an effective role in building an inclusive society through overall development of the country. “We have to produce skilled human resources for ensuring sustainable development, poverty reduction, quality education and sustainable industrialisation,” he said.
Academicians and researchers from Bangladesh, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and India are participating in the conference.
Rajshahi University, OCT 8 (UNB) - An exhibition aiming to increase the awareness on excessive use of antibiotics was held at Rajshahi University (RU) on Monday.
World Linkup, a health related voluntary organization organized the exhibition on campus to increase awareness about the harmful effects of excessive use of antibiotic among students.
RU pro-vice chancellor Professor Ananda Kumar Saha inaugurated the day-long exhibition at the university’s Rabindra Arts Building at 9:00am as chief guest.
RU pharmacy department associate Professor Md Azizur Rahman, also the convener of the exhibition said that it is now widely known that antibiotic misuse causes it to become ineffective because the infection-causing bacteria become resistant to these drugs – a phenomenon known as antibiotic resistance.
He said that people who take antibiotics over a longer period of time may have an increased risk of death from heart disease and other causes.
World Linkup president Masum Billah said that the excessive use of antibiotics, sometimes, causes fatal diseases. They organized the exhibition to make the students aware about the excessive use of antibiotics, he added.
Jahangirnagar University, Oct 8 (UNB) - Three individuals including two students of Jagannath University (JnU) were held Monday as they adopted unfair means for the admission test of Jahangirnagar University (JU) ‘C’ unit, covering the Arts and Humanities faculty.
The detainees are identified as – Sakib Ul Sadat, a first year student of Physics department and Ashik-E-Atahar Mezbah, a final year student of Political Science department of JnU and Anwar Hossain, a driver of the vehicle which was carrying the duo.
Source said the JnU students sold a question paper of ‘C’ unit admission test at Tk 500,000 to an admission seeker.
The aspirant shared the matter with his ‘senior brother’ Mabubur Rahman Neel, a masters’ student of Philosophy department and also Vice-President of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of the university unit.
Neel with his supporters detained them from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman hall and handed over to the JU Proctorial body.
Meanwhile, university proctor Shikder Md Zulkernine said a fraud gang was trying to leak question papers.
“The detainees will be handed over to mobile court after further interrogation”, he said.
Tangail, Oct 9 (UNB) – A total of 52 teachers of Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU) on Monday resigned from their administrative posts after some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders of the university allegedly humiliated some of their fellows.
MBSTU Teachers Association President Dr. Muhammad Shahin Uddin said the BCL leaders of the university unit on Sunday morning forced teachers to allow a Physics Department student, Ishita Biswash, for an exam though she didn’t pass in her previous semester’s exams.
When the teachers tried to refrain the ruling party backed student organisation’s men from using 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 justice against BCL president Sajib Talukdar, Vice-Presidents Imran Mia and Adrita Panna, and joint secretary Jabir Iqbal.
A meeting was held at VC’s office with representatives of teachers and BCL leaders in this regard.
At one stage, the BCL men came out of the meeting and assembled students from dormitories and started demonstration demanding amendment to the university ordinance.
Meanwhile, BCL president, Sajib Talukdar denied the allegation and said they requested the teachers to allow her to sit for the examination.
University registrar Dr. Mohammad Towhidul Islam said the final decision over the matter will be taken in a meeting of the regent board.
Dhaka, Oct 8 (UNB) –The first year honours admission test results of ‘Cha unit’ of Dhaka University (DU) under its Fine arts faculty for 2018-19 academic session have been published on Monday with 19.45 percent pass rate.
DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman announced the results at the central admission office at the administrative building of the university at 1pm.
A total of 269 students (19.45%) passed the written examination held at 22 September among the 1,383 admission seekers, the VC said.
The MCQ test of this unit was held on the 17th September.
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.