Cumilla, Aug 31 (UNB)-The online application process for admission into the first-year honours programmes in Comilla University (CoU) under 2019-2020 academic session will begin on Sunday.
The online application process will start from 12:00 am on Sunday and continue till 12:00a m on September 30, said a CoU press release.
The applicants of ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ units would have to pay Tk 550 over TeleTalk bill payment service.
The admission test for ‘A’ unit will take place on November 08, while for ‘B’ unit on the same day at noon, and ‘C’ unit on November 09, the release read.
More information regarding the admission test is available on the university website at www.cou.ac.bd.
Islamic University, Aug 30 (UNB) - The online admission process for the first year honours courses under 2019-20 academic session of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia will start from September 2.
The online application process will continue till October 1, said IU registrar office sources on Friday.
The decision was made at an emergency meeting of the university central admission tests committee with IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari in the chair.
IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif told UNB the admission seekers could pay the registration fees through Dutch-Bangla mobile banking (Rocket).
The applicants would have to pay Tk 500 for ‘A’ unit, Tk 1500 for ‹B› unit, Tk 800 for ‹C› unit and Tk 1,300 for ‹D› unit, the registrar said.
More information regarding the admission test procedure is available on the university website at www.iu.ac.bd, he added.
Dinajpur, Aug 29 (UNB) – A three-day long Model United Nations (MUN) conference was inaugurated at the Hajee Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) on Thursday. Vice Chancellor Dr Md Abul Kashem inaugurated the conference at university’s auditorium-2 as the chief guest.
Treasurer of HSTU Dr Bidhan Chandra Haldar, Registrar Professor Dr Md Fazlul Haque (freedom fighter), Head of accounts Professor Dr Md Shahadat Hossain Khan, IQAC director Professor Dr Bikash Chandra Sarkar, Proctor Professor Dr Md Khaled Hossain, Management department’s chairman Professor Dr Md Jahangir Kabir and Executive Committee members of the MUN along with its president, general secretary and others attended the programme along with the participants.
“Two hundred participants from home and abroad are participating in this conference representing the young generation, who are indeed the working force of this current world. This is indeed very satisfactory”- VC Dr Md Abul Kashem expressed his satisfaction regarding the conference.
Delegates from 6 nations are participating in this MUN conference, including Bangladesh.
HSTU-MUN started their journey back in 2017. A number of students are currently associated with the HSTU-MUN, including more than 30 foreign students.
Dhaka, Aug 29 (UNB)-The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) on Thursday recommended the expulsion of 69 students who were found to have enrolled at the University through fraud from the 2012-13 academic year to 2017-18.
Thus the DU Syndicate, the highest governing body of the university— granted the earlier decision of its Disciplinary Board (DB) to suspend the 69 students on Thursday.
The syndicate also showcaused them, with an ultimatum of seven days within which those who failed to answer or answered dissatisfactory would be expelled by DU.
Mohammad Humayun Kabir, a syndicate member of the university, confirmed these developments.
Earlier, the initial decision was taken at a meeting of the university's disciplinary council on August 6, to give the students a week's notice to explain themselves.
The Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Akhtaruzzaman said, “69 students accused of fraud in the admission test have been temporarily expelled. The Syndicate accepted the recommendations of the Disciplinary Council. The next steps will be taken as per the recommendations."
The students found guilty are all charged in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police.
Dhaka, Aug 29 (UNB) - A project by Bangladesh was adjudged one of the winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture announced on Thursday in Kazan, Russia.
The winners will share $ 1 million between them.
Arcadia Education Project, in South Kanarchor, a modular structure – incorporating space for a preschool, a hostel, a nursery and a vocational training centre – that takes a novel approach to a riverine site that is often flooded for five months every year.
Rather than disrupting the ecosystem to create a mound for building, the architect devised the solution of an amphibious structure that could sit on the ground or float on the water, depending on seasonal conditions.
Revitalisation of Muharraq, which highlights the World Heritage site’s pearling history, was the first initiated as a series of restoration and reuse projects.
The project evolved into a comprehensive programme that aimed to re-balance the city’s demographic makeup by creating public spaces, providing community and cultural venues, and improving the overall environment.
Palestinian Museum, in Birzeit, which crowns a terraced hill overlooking the Mediterranean and is the recipient of the LEED Gold certification because of its sustainable construction.
The zigzagging forms of the Museum’s architecture and hillside gardens are inspired by the surrounding agricultural terraces, stressing the link with the land and Palestinian heritage.
Public Spaces Development Programme, in the Republic of Tatarstan, a programme that, till
date has improved 328 public spaces all over Tatarstan.
The ambitious programme sought to counter the trend toward private ownership by refocusing priorities on quality public spaces for the people of Tatarstan.
It has now become a model throughout the Russian Federation.
Alioune Diop University Teaching and Research Unit, in Bambey, where a scarcity of resources led to the use of bioclimatic strategies, including a large double roof canopy and latticework that avoids direct solar radiation but allows air to flow through it.
By employing locally familiar construction techniques and following sustainability principles, the project succeeded in keeping costs and maintenance demands to a minimum, while still making a bold architectural statement.
Wasit Wetland Centre, in Sharjah, a design that transformed a wasteland into a wetland and functioned as a catalyst for biodiversity and environmental education. While its indigenous ecosystem has been restored, it has also proven to be a popular place for visitors to appreciate and learn about their natural environment.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture’s mandate is different from that of many other architecture prizes: it not only rewards architects, but also identifies municipalities, builders, clients, master artisans and engineers who have played important roles in the realisation of a project.
Prizes have been given to projects across the world, from France to China.
Architects and planners from New York to Dhaka have received one of 122 awards.
During the nomination process, more than 9,000 building projects have been documented.
The Award was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully addressed the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence.
The venue for the Award ceremonies to announce the winning projects and mark the close of each triennial cycle are always held in settings selected for their architectural and cultural importance to the Muslim world.
In 2019, the ceremony will be held in Kazan, Russia, which contains, in its Kremlin, a World Heritage Site.
Previous venues for Award ceremonies encompass many of the most illustrious architectural achievements in the Muslim world, including Shalimar Gardens in Lahore (1980), Topkapi Palace in Istanbul (1983), the Alhambra in Granada (1998) and Emperor Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi (2004).
The nine members of the 2019 Master Jury were: Anthony Kwamé Appiah, an Anglo-Ghanaian American philosopher; Meisa Batayneh, founder and principal architect of maisam architects & engineers; Sir David Chipperfield, whose practice has built over 100 projects for both the private and public sectors; Elizabeth Diller, a founding partner of a design studio whose practice spans the fields of architecture, multi-media performance and digital media; Edhem Eldem, a Professor of History at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul) and the Collège de France; Mona Fawaz, a Professor in Urban Studies and Planning at the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy at the American University of Beirut; Kareem Ibrahim, an Egyptian architect and urban researcher who has worked extensively in Historic Cairo; Ali M. Malkawi, a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a founding director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities; and Nondita Correa Mehrotra, an architect working in India and the United States, and Director of the Charles Correa Foundation.