Islamic University (Kushtia), June 25 (UNB) – An international seminar on 'Natural products for drug discovery and development' will be held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Wednesday.
IU Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering department will organise the seminar at Room-140 of the university’s Applied Science and Technology building in the morning, sources at the department office said on Tuesday morning.
IU Vice-chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari will speak at the seminar as the chief guest while Chemistry Professor Ibrahim Demirtas of Turkey’s Cankiri Karatekin University will deliver the speech as the chief discussant.
IU Pro-VC Prof M Shahinoor Rahman, its Treasurer Prof M Selim Toha and Engineering and Technology faulty dean Prof Momtazul Islam will be present as the special guests.
Cumilla University (Cumilla), June 25 (UNB) - Cumilla University has announced a Tk 42.17 crore budget for 2019-20 fiscal year.
Kamal Uddin Bhuiyan, in-charge of Office of the Director of Accounts & Finance, placed the budget before the 73rd syndicate meeting held at the administrative building on Monday with Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Emran Kabir Chowdhury in the chair.
Earlier, the Finance Committee approved the proposed budget on June 19.
In the proposed budget, Tk 26.80 crore has been allocated for salaries and allowances of teachers and employees which is 63.6 percent of the total budget.
An allocation of only Tk 1 crore or 2.3 percent has been kept aside for research activities.
The university will get Tk 7 crore from internal sources while Tk 34.54 crore will be sanctioned by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
In 2018-19 fiscal year, the total initial budget outlay of the university was Tk 38.17 crore. Later, it was revised to Tk 39.8 crore.
Islamic University, June 24 (UNB) - The authorities of Islamic University (IU) launched two new AC buses, a micro-bus and an ambulance on the campus in Kushtia on Monday with a view to reducing transport problem of the university.
IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari inaugurated the vehicles in front of the university’s administrative building around 11:30am.
IU Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Professor M SelimToha, acting registrar SM Abdul Latif, among others, were present on the occasion.
Dhaka, June 23 (UNB) - Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday said vocational education will be made compulsory from class VI to VII in all schools of the country from 2021.
She said this while addressing a workshop organised by Dhaka Divisional Commissioner’s office on ‘Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals at Local Level’ at International Mother Language Institute in the capital.
Dipu Moni said, “Every school must have at least two trades where each student will choose one. If any student fails to complete higher education, he or she must find a way to get employed under this programme.”
The government has already started reforming the education system to develop this sector, she added.
The minister said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had asked for allocating four percent of GDP in the national budget for education. “We couldn’t yet reach that level.”
State Minister for Shipping Ministry Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Planning Commission’s Senior Secretary Dr Shamsul Alam, journalist Shyamol Dutta and Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul were present at the event held with Dhaka Divisional Commissioner Mohammad Joynul Bari in the chair.
Dhaka, Jun 22 (UNB)- Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Saturday said that Bangladesh’s women are involved in uplifting the nation but their glorious contribution is not acknowledged, rather attempts are made to suppress it.
She also said that it is time to recognise their contribution and to bring out their sacrifice and dedication before the nation.
She made the remarks while speaking as chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of 49th Annual International conference organised by Bangladesh Itihas Parishad at the auditorium of Dhaka University's Teacher-Student Centre (TSC).
Speaker further said, "Women made outstanding contributions in each of our movements including our liberation war. Many of our women like Jahanara Imam contributed to form our country but their tasks are not evaluated similarly like men,"
Delivering the inaugural speech, Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni said, "In South Asia we treat women in dual ways. We call women as mother, goddess d
urga as her symbol. He is being worshiped. On the other hand, social status of women is dysfunctional. This is the duality, we have to stop it".
Dhaka University vice-chancellor Professor Dr. Akhtaruzzaman said, "History is the reflection of time, history contains nation's uprising, progress and phases. We have to uphold our glorious history to new generation".
The theme of this year's 49th International History Conference is "Women in history: South Asia context". Professor, historians and researchers from different universities of India and Bangladesh presented their research articles in this regard.