Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
The Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) has teamed up with global ICT infrastructure provider Huawei to set up an ICT academy. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between KUET and Huawei in Khulna Monday. Under this agreement, a special training centre will be set up at KUET. Huawei will provide online training materials and courses through its learning platform to the KUET students. Read: Huawei introduces versatile cloud solutions for telecom carriers This academy will also train KUET teachers as Huawei-certified trainers. After finishing the training, KUET teachers will train students in this ICT academy. Students will be able to get training on the latest ICT technology through this ICT academy. Professor Quazi Sazzad Hossain, vice-chancellor of KUET, said: "Developing a sustainable ICT talent ecosystem is essential for continuing our growth and overall progress. Huawei has contributed greatly to the ICT ecosystem of Bangladesh." "Huawei has been working with both the government and individual entities to create an ecosystem that will nurture ICT talents in Bangladesh. This ICT academy partnership is also part of our continued commitment to preparing the youth for the future world," George Lin, president of Enterprise Business Group at Huawei Bangladesh, said. Read Seeds For The Future moves to 3rd round with 30 students Huawei initiated ICT Academy, a school-enterprise cooperation project, in 2013. At the moment, there are 1,500 such ICT academies run by Huawei in more than 90 countries around the world, including Pakistan, Zambia, and China, according to a media statement. Earlier, Huawei partnered with BUET to set up the Huawei BUET ICT Academy, which is already operational. It is expected that the Huawei KUET ICT academy will open new doors for the students to build sustainable careers in the ICT sector. Read Huawei Bangladesh to recruit 60 fresh graduates
The body of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) Prof Selim Hossain was exhumed on Wednesday for an autopsy to ascertain the exact cause of his death, police said. The body was exhumed around 9:30 pm in the presence of the Executive Magistrate Ahmed Sadat from Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia district. Officer-in-charge of Khanjahan Ali Police Station Prabir Kumar Biswas, Shahriar Hasan, Quamruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Kumarkhali Police Station and representatives of the health department were present there during the exhumation of the body. READ: Kuet Prof Selim's body to be exhumed today for autopsy Quamruzzaman Talukdar, officer-in-charge of Kumarkhali Police Station, said the body of Prof. Selim was taken to Kushtia General Hospital and he will be buried again after an autopsy. Earlier on December 5 an application was made to the Khulna deputy commissioner to exhume the body for autopsy. The DC on December 13 gave the go-ahead. OC Prabir said a complaint was lodged at the police station on December 4 in connection with the death of the teacher. On December 3, the university was declared closed till December 13 over the death of Prof Selim allegedly due to mental torture and harassment by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) members. Prof Selim, of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) department, was also the provost of Lalan Shah Hall. READ: Prof Selim’s death: Closure of Kuet extended till Dec 23 According to faculty members of the university, Prof Selim died hours after some Chhatra League members led by Kuet BCL general secretary Sadman Nahyan Sejan allegedly confined the teacher to his office and mentally tortured him to accept their choice as the dining manager of Lalan Shah Hall for December. During this confinement, the teacher was allegedly subjected to abuses, humiliation and threat, his colleagues said.
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) on Saturday charges of violating the university’s standards of conduct suspended nine of its students. The decision was taken at the 76th session of the emergency syndicate meeting on Thursday and Friday. The decision came up on the basis of reviewing CCTV footage of the incident of Nov 30 when EEE Professor Md Selim Hossain was confined at his office by a group of students, said KUET public relations official Md. Monirul Islam Sagar. Read: KUET BCL tries to distance itself from professor’s death after meeting The suspended students are Sadman Nahyan Sejan and Riyaz Khan Niloy of the Computer Science and Engineering department, Tahmidul Huq Ishraq and Mahmudul Hasan of Civil Engineering department, Md Sadman Saqib and ASM Ragib Ahsan Munna of Leather Engineering department, Md Kamruzzaman and Faisal Ahmed Rifat of Mechanical Engineering department and Naimur Rahman Antu of Materials Science and Engineering department. On Tuesday (Nov 30), Prof. Hossain, also the provost of Lalan Shah Hall, died at his residence, hours after the confirmed meeting with the students who were Charta League leaders and activists of the KUET wing. The doctors said he suffered a cardiac arrest. That day KUET students and teachers protested declaring to boycott academic activities on campus. On Friday (Dec 3), the varsity administration declared the campus closed till December 13 and asked resident students to vacate the dorms. General students and teachers alleged that the Chhatra League activists had mentally tortured him over the selection of the dining manager of Lalan Shah Hall for the month of December which eventually led him to death.
Some photos of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) students wearing Arabian attire that went viral on social media recently put the university authorities in an ‘embarrassing’ situation, said the authorities.