Ali Riaz Post-Graduate Research Prize Trust Fund has been introduced at the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Dhaka University (DU).
Distinguished Professor of Illinois State University, USA Dr Ali Riaz handed over a cheque for Tk 10 lakh to DU Treasurer Professor Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed on Sunday at the Vice-Chancellor's office to introduce this Trust Fund.
Vice-Chancellor of DU Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Professor Sadeka Halim, Chairman of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism Professor Abul Mansur Ahmed, Registrar Probir Kumar Sarker and donor's elder sister Safrun Ara were present on the occasion.
Out of the income of this donation, every year some meritorious students of the thesis group of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of DU will be given the scholarship to conduct research.
Besides, one meritorious student will get the Ali Riaz Post-Graduate Research Prize for the best thesis work, said a media release.
Vice-Chancellor of DU Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman thanked the donor for his donation and hoped that the students of DU Mass Communication and Journalism Department will be highly encouraged to conduct research by this donation.
Dr Ali Riaz was a first batch honours student of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of DU.
He is also a former teacher of this department. He was Secretary of Literary Affairs of DUCSU in 1979 and 1982.