Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) - The admission test of ‘A’ unit (Mathematical and Physical Sciences faculty) of Jahangirnagar University (JU) under the academic session of 2018-19 was held on Monday amid chaos over the distribution of question papers among the aspirants.
A total of 134 students of Bangla version were given English version question papers as they were sitting beside the English version students at the Social Sciences faculty.
At one stage, the Dean of Social Sciences faculty took the ‘Bangla version’ admission seekers to the Dean office of Mathematical and Physical Sciences faculty and they were given ‘Bangla version’ question papers with an extended time.
Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences faculty Prof Ajit Kumar Majumder said, ‘It happened due to an error in the seat plan. We’re trying to find out the reason behind it”
Meanwhile, the admission test of ‘D’ unit (Faculty of Biological Sciences) will be held on Monday and Tuesday.
Dhaka, Sep 30 (UNB) – A three-day long ‘Non-fiction Book Fair’ began on Sunday at the premises of Business Studies Faculty of Dhaka University (DU).
DU Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor M Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the fair by releasing colorful balloons around 10.30am.
Addressing the ceremony DU VC said, "This type of book fair always promotes knowledge among the youth. The old books which are preserved in world famous libraries and museums, maximum of them are non-fictions. Modern cultures developed through the study of those books. So, it is necessary to read these books alongside the text books.”
DU VC also said, “We will open a desk to consult with the banks and industries so that we can provide them the human resources from among our graduates once they let us know their requirements.”
The fair was jointly organized by Daily Bonik Barta and faculty of Business Studies for the fourth time.
A total of 21 stalls of publishers and research organizations are participating in the fair.
Dean of DU Business Faculty Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, Editor of Bonik Barta Dewan Hanif Mahmud, and Managing Director & CEO of Agrani bank Mohammad Shams-Ul Islam were present among others.
The fair remains open for all from 10 am to 8 pm every day till October 2.
Dhaka, Sept 29 (UNB) - President Abdul Hamid has bemoaned that the nation is witnessing negative activities like intolerance, extremism, militancy, and fundamentalism in country’s higher educational institutions.
He also identified the lack of cultural activities and freethinking as responsible for the emergence and rise of such activities.
“The nation is witnessing negative activities such as intolerance, extremism, militancy and fundamentalism in various higher educational institutions. I think this situation has emerged due to lack of free thinking and culture activities,” said the President while presiding over the 10th convocation of Rajshahi University held at its premises on Saturday.
The President added “Anti-liberation forces carried out evil activities in the educational institutions, especially, in the higher educational level to destroy the communal harmony by instigating fundamentalism and militancy after the assassination of the father of the nation.”
Saying struggle for independence and liberation war as the glorious parts of the country’s history, the President said “Independence is the biggest achievement of the Bangalees. Universities will have to put in all out efforts so that every citizen including students learn about the true history of liberation war to imbue them with the spirit of liberation war.”
Stressing on the collective contribution of teachers, students, researchers, and parents, the head of the state also said “The youth is our immeasurable strength. Our young generation must be independent thinker remaining free from the influence of evil forces to use their strength and potentiality in building the country. Only then we can achieve the desired goal of freedom and reach its benefits to the nation.”
The President said that there is no alternative to political leadership in the development of the country and the nation. Democracy and development are complementary to each other. A decent and capable leadership needs to be developed in the country to strengthen the foundation of democracy, he added.
He further said, “Leadership will be developed through student politics. In this case there will be no place for the individual or group interests. Student politics will be controlled in hands of students where there will be no place for any party influence. The student community has to play a leading role in this regard.”
Eminent writers Hasan Azizul Haque and Selina Hossain were conferred D Litt degrees at the convocation.
A total of 6,019 graduates registered for the convocation.