Islamic University, Apr 25 (UNB) - Saif Bin Shorif of Bangla department and Shahedul Islam Shahed of Law department were made as the new president and secretary respectively of greater Chattogram District Students Welfare Association of Islamic University unit in Kushtia on Thursday.
IU assistant proctor and Al-Fiqh and Legal Studies department Associate Professor Nasir Al-Azhary announced the committee in a Farewell and fresher reception ceremony at Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman Auditorium near the university campus around 1 pm.
The other members of the committee were- Abdus Salam and Ashek Ullah were elected as vice presidents, Riaz Mahmud and Azom Noor as joint secretaries, Ismail Hossain as organising secretary, Anisur Rahman Saiman as treasurer, Anisur Rahman Anis as office secretary, Fahad as assistant office secretary, Jamshedul Islam as literature secretary, Christopher as sports affairs secretary, Salman Wahid as student affairs secretary, Mahmuda Mahi as female student affairs secretary and Monalisha as assistant female affairs secretary.
The members of the new executive body would hold their posts for the next one year.
Jahangirnagar University, Apr 25 (UNB) - A two-day inter-university debate competition will begin at Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Friday.
JU Debate Organisation (JUDO) in association with Cultural Affairs Ministry will organise the contest for 14th time, said convener of the event JUDO Vice President Maruf Mozammel at a press conference in Jahangirnagar University Journalists’ Association (JUJA) office in the afternoon.
A total of 30 public and private universities across the country will participate in the contest which will be inaugurated by moderator of JUDO Professor ATM Atiqur Rahman.
The prize-giving ceremony and concluding session of the competition will be held on April 27 at Selim Al Deen Muktamacha of the campus.
JUDO President Foysal Mahmud Shanto, Secretary Tazrin Islam Tonni, Media Secretary Shafi Muhammad Sagor, Co-convener of this programme, Sazid Hasan Chowdhury were also present at the briefing among others.
Dhaka, Apr 25 (UNB)- Two Bangladeshi architectural projects have been included in the shortlist of 20 projects prepared for 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
These two projects are- Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor and Amber Denim Loom Shed in Gazipur, said a press release on Thursday.
Arcadia Education Project, in South Kanarchor, a modular amphibious structure – incorporating space for a preschool, a hostel, a nursery and a vocational training centre – which is tied down on a riverine site that is often flooded for five months every year.
Amber Denim Loom Shed, in Gazipur, a new design that combines traditional Bangladeshi residential architecture and contemporary elements in a large open space that accommodates machines, a buyers’ lounge, a dining space, a prayer area and washrooms.
The 20 shortlisted projects for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced on Thursday. The projects will compete for US$ 1 million in prize money, said the release.
In January, an independent Master Jury reviewed hundreds of nominations. The 20 shortlisted projects are now undergoing rigorous investigations by a team of experts who visit and evaluate each project on-site.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture’s mandate is different from that of many other architecture prizes: it selects projects – from slum upgrading to high-rise “green” buildings – that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life.
The Award not only rewards architects, but also identifies municipalities, builders, clients, master artisans and engineers who have played important roles in the realization of a project.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). It currently operates 1,000 or so programmes and institutions in 30 countries − many of which date back over 60 years, and some over 100.
Dhaka, Apr 24 (UNB) – Students of seven Dhaka University (DU)-affiliated colleges on Wednesday withdrew their blockade after the university authorities assured them of meeting their five-point demand.
Jahanarul Haq Noman, a student of Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam College, told UNB that they have withdrawn their blockade for today as the DU proctor assured them of taking steps to meet their demands.
"We’ll meet the University Vice-Chancellor soon and then we’ll decide whether our protest will be continued or not," he added.
DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani said, "We’ve already taken steps to publish the results within 90 days and reevaluate the exam papers of those who have applied for."
Students of the seven colleges -- Dhaka College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Eden Mohila College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Girls' College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Government Bangla College and Government Titumir College -- staged demonstrations for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.
They blocked the Nilkhet intersection and New Market roads to force the university accept their demands that include publication of exam results within 90 days.
About 400 students took to the streets around 11:30am, halting traffic on the busy road, leading to huge gridlocks.
The protesters said they want the university to explain mass failure of students and review the exam papers. They also demand a separate administrative building for the seven colleges, at least 14 classes a month by DU teachers, launching of separate academic calendar and crash programmes to cut session jam.
Islamic University, Apr 24 (UNB) - The authorities of Islamic University banned all types of processions and meetings on the campus in Kushtia on Wednesday.
Apprehending a trouble, the university authorities imposed the restriction, IU acting proctor Anisur Rahman said.
A group of students of science faculty continued their hunger strike unto death to press home their demand denying the ban of the IU authority.
Meanwhile, additional police personnel have been deployed on the campus to avert unwanted situation in the area.
All the students had been asked to bring their identity card with them, otherwise they would not be allowed to enter into the university, he added.
Earlier, a group of two hundred students from five departments including electrical and electronic engineering department, applied chemistry and chemical engineering department, computer science and engineering department, information and communication engineering department and biomedical engineering department continued their hunger strike demanding engineering technology degree under their respective faculties.
The students confined the dean of engineering faculty, Professor M Momtazul Islam, for the fulfillment of their demand.
Sporadic discussion was held but the university authorities failed to manage them. Later, the university authorities along with detective branch of police broke the door of MA Wazed Mia science building and released Professor Momtazul.