Police recovered two crude bombs from a toilet of Dhaka University's Arts Faculty building on Monday (November 06, 2023) morning. A bomb disposal unit of police recovered those from the toilet of 1106 No classroom of Arts building around 10.40 am. Read: 48-hour blockade: Two buses set ablaze in Gazipur Md. Ali Hossen, gateman of the Arts Building, said he noticed those two bomb-like objects around 10 am and immediately informed it to the proctor office. Assistant proctor Prof Hasan Faruk confirmed the matter.
Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Thursday said to progress in life students must develop other skills alongside traditional education. “Class education is only a small part of building a career. To progress in life, one must develop other skills along with education. Among them, developing leadership qualities and communication skills are one of them," the minister said while speaking as a chief guest at a symposium titled "Leadership Skills for Smart Bangladesh." UGC-The British Council sign an Operational Alliance Agreement in Dhaka The symposium was held on Thursday at the Dr. Mohammad Habibullah Conference Hall of Dhaka University in an initiative of Actionist Foundation. Dr. Bernd Spanier, charge d’affairs of European Union Delegation to Bangladesh was present at the symposium as a special guest. The event was presided over by Actionist Foundation Founder and Executive Director A.N.M. Fakhrul Amin Farhad. Mohiuddin Bhuiyan and Khadija Akhtar Urmi were responsible for conducting the program. Welcome speech was provided by Raisa Naser, Head of communication of the organisation. UGC, British Council sign deal to enhance quality education Masud Khan, chairman of Unilever Consumer Care Limited said in the discussion, "We are guided by our mind. So our psychology has a lot of influence in our personal and professional life. That is why mental wellbeing is necessary for us. We have to overcome negativity and have a positive mindset." "Along with mental training, our physical training is also important. There is no substitute for physical exercise to stay active," he added. During his speech, Manik Mahmood, head of social innovation at A2I Program said the students are not aware of the huge gap in academic and work life skills. “But at work they face problems (due to lack of work life skills,” he said. EUB holds its first convocation Meanwhile, Star Cineplex Chairperson, Mahboob Rahman said, "We can never ignore the skill issue. Word, PowerPoint, Excel among many skills will be needed in our daily life and we should learn it seriously. Besides this, we must ensure the proper management of social media."
Dr Alifa Bintha Haque from Bangladesh has received WINGS Women of Discovery Award 2023. As part of the award, she is receiving unrestricted grants to further her critical work. The award ceremony was held on October 12 in New York City, according to a press release. Govt working to conserve marine biodiversity: Environment Minister Alifa is a board member of WildTeam and an assistant professor of zoology at Dhaka University. “I was very humbled to receive this award – woman of discovery, the 100th flag carrier. I was very fortunate to have been named in the cohort with the chief scientist of ESRI, Dawn Wright, and author of the 1st hotspot paper Cristina Mittermeier. It was such an honor!” – Alifa said. Bangladesh focuses on conservation, sustainable use of marine biodiversity Alifa’s work focuses on conserving sharks and rays in the global south context. She earned her PhD from the Nature-based Solutions Initiative in the Department of Biology, Oxford, with the support of a Bangabandhu Scholarship. Her research, “Towards a socially just sustainable fishery preserving sharks and rays in the Bay of Bengal,” aims to prepare a sustainability model for the threatened species of sharks and rays in close conjunction with the fishing communities. Alifa and her team have established the largest regional dataset on diversity, fisheries and trade, discovering highly threatened species of sharks and rays, including 15 new records. An Edge of Existence Fellow and National Geographic Explorer, Alifa was selected for the 2023 cohort of the Edinburgh Ocean Leaders Programme and awarded the best student presentation at Sharks International 2022 for her talk, “Can fishers be the conservation heroes we need them to be?” Read more: Dhaka signs treaty of high seas for sustainable use of marine resources
Two students of Dhaka University (DU) were injured in an attack by miscreants in the Ramna Kali Mandir area of the city early today (October 22, 2023). The injured Sourav Sarkar, 25, and Sumit, 23, are students of the Craft and Sculpture departments, respectively, of the university and residents of Jagannath Hall. Senior students of the hall said the duo, accompanied by others, went out of the hall to visit Durga Puja mandaps at night. Prof Maksud Kamal made 29th VC of Dhaka University An altercation occurred between the two and some miscreants near the Ramna Kali Mandir around 2 am. The reason behind the incident could not be known immediately. At one stage, the miscreants beat them up and stabbed Sourav in the stomach with a sharp object, they said. DU introduces 'The Dhaka University Trust Fund’ Returning to the hall, the duo went to their seniors, who first took them to the university’s medical centre. Later, Sourav was moved to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), said the hospital’s police outpost in-charge, Md Bachhu Mia. Dhaka University's IBA wins 'Battle of Minds' competition Quoting physicians, he said that Sourav's condition was critical.
‘Human beings live for dignity… Mother, I’m sorry’: Note by DU student dead after fall from building reads
A resident student of Dhaka University’s Ziaur Rahman Hall died after falling from the 6th floor of Jamuna block of Bijoy Ekattor Hall. Officer-in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police outpost Bacchu Mia confirmed the death. 2 schoolgirls ‘die by suicide’ in Magura The deceased Kazi Firoz was a student of Chinese language, of 2019-20 academic session. He stayed in room 203 of Ziaur Rahman Hall of Dhaka University. Suicide rate for young adults in US was worst in over 50 years during pandemic: Study According to Firoz’s roommate, Bin Yamin, “Firoz had been frustrated for a while. We always tried to cheer him up. Yesterday, he came to room around 10:30 pm, prayed, and asked if he owed us money.” “When he was leaving the room, he seemed quite depressed. I was determined to talk to him after his return. But after five minutes, I heard from nearby Bijoy Ekattor Hall that someone had committed suicide,” he added. “We immediately rushed there, and it was Firoz,” he said. Firoz was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital but doctors there declared him dead. CU student commits suicide in dormitory A note was also recovered from his table. The note reads: “Human beings live for dignity. If there is no dignity, life is meaningless... Mother, I’m sorry that I couldn’t keep my words.” Firoz’s body is now at DMCH morgue. After post-mortem, the body will be sent to his hometown Gopalganj. DU Proctor Prof Maksudur Rahman said, “The incident is heart-breaking. Hall authorities will primarily look into the case.”
Islami Bank Bangladesh Plc provided Tk 1.25 crore as a sponsor of a special convocation of the Dhaka University. Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Vice Chancellor of the university, received the cheque from the bank's Managing Director (Current Charge) Muhammad Qaisar Ali and Deputy Managing Director Md. Akiz Uddin on Thursday. Read : Dhaka University's IBA wins 'Battle of Minds' competition The university treasurer Professor Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, registrar Probir Kumar Sarker and director of accounts Mohammad Shaiful Islam and Islami Bank Head of Brand and Communication Nazrul Islam were present during the occasion, said a press release. Read : Ex-Dhaka University professor Rowshan Jahan passes away
Students of seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges on Tuesday (June 20, 2023) blocked Nilkhet intersection to press home their 7-point demand. They put up barricade and staged demonstrations at Nilkhet intersection around 12 pm, triggering huge traffic jam on the adjacent roads, said witnesses. Read: IU Students protest attack on teacher, block Kushtia-Jhenaidah highway Stopping harassment of students of seven colleges at DU register building, revising CGPA conditions for promotion to next stage and publishing results within the 90 days of examination, formation of a clear policy and authority and taking proper steps to solve teachers shortage and classroom space scarcity are among the demands of the students .
The authorities of Dhaka University have suspended 113 students and expelled another on different charges including for breaching rules and regulations and using unfair means in examinations. The decision to punish the students was taken at a meeting of the Disciplinary Committee of the university with Vice-chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair. DU Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani confirmed the matter saying that the decision will come into force after being passed by the syndicate. The expelled student is Jim Najmul of Masterda Surja Sen Hall of the university. He has been permanently expelled for eve-teasing as the allegation brought against him was proved, he said. Besides, a total of 113 students were suspended for various periods on account of using unfair means in examinations, eve-teasing, behaviour contradictory to university rules, and for taking drugs. Read more: Female student complains of harassment at DU dorm The proctor said that the committee awarded the punishment to 113 of the university and its affiliated colleges for different periods. Some 109 students from the affiliated colleges were suspended from two to four years for using unfair means in examinations and misconducting with teachers during discharging duties. The other four students belonging to the DU were also suspended for violating discipline for a maximum two years.
The Dhaka University Syndicate has taken a decision to admit students from other universities in regular Master's degree courses of the university, subject to the availability of seats. “Students, who have completed their graduation from any recognised (public and private) university of Bangladesh and are willing take master’s degree from Dhaka University, can apply for admission in DU if there are available seats in the department from 2022-23 academic year,” said a policy paper approved by DU syndicate recently. However, applicants from any university other than Dhaka University can apply for the masters programs in Dhaka University if the minimum requirements set by the individual departments meet as the admission process will be controlled and conducted by individual departments and institutes. Read More: ICT division partners withBrac Kumon to spread Japanese method of learning On the other hand, Dhaka University syndicate, the highest policy making authority of DU, has imposed a minimum requirement that the applicants have to obtain at least CGPA 3.25 in their bachelor program though there is no ban on age and academic session. After fulfilling all the requirements set by individual departments and institutes, applicants have to sit for a 100-mark examination and a viva voce to take final admission. The exam will be held against the available seats and top scorers will be allowed to take admission. However, foreign students can also avail this opportunity with the residential facility while Bangladeshi students will not be able to avail residential facilities as they will be considered as Non-resident. Read More: 6th convocation of Jahangirnagar University on February 25 “DU authority has removed the age and academic session ban from this program so that the students from all walks of life can avail this opportunity. In our country, we have a culture that most of our students take admission in post-graduation courses immediately after completing the bachelor’s degree but in most of the countries of the world, students do their master’s program much later. The decision has been taken to ensure inclusiveness quality education,” prof. Zia Rahman, dean of social science faculty told UNB. “As all general students do not enrol in master's programs after graduation, some seats remain available. To provide our best service, both outsider students and former DU students will get the same opportunity by paying the same tuition for the standard Master's program,” he added. Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman said, “In order to promote inclusiveness and lifelong learning opportunities for everyone, we are allowing graduates from other public universities and UGC-approved institutions to enrol in our bachelor's programs.” Read More: World keeps silent as Afghan govt stops education for women: PM Hasina “Private universities are also approved by UGC, so student, who completed the undergraduate courses, will be considered as worthy to admit to these masters’ courses and through this they will have the opportunity so take the subject they like,” he added Earlier, students other than Dhaka University could not avail the opportunity to take master’s degree from Dhaka University but for the first time DU took this academic initiative to provide and create an inter-academic, inclusive and lifelong education system.
The annual sports competition of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall of Dhaka University (DU) was held on Thursday at the university's central playground. Aspia Sarker Swatabdi of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism became the champion and Papiya Akter Tumpa of the Department of Islamic History and Culture runner-up in the day-long competition. Read more: Bangamata Football: Rajshahi clinch title beating Mymensingh 2-0 DU Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Administration) Professor Mohammad Samad inaugurated the competition Thursday morning. At the closing ceremony, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor ASM Maksud Kamal handed out the prizes to the winners. Bangamata Sheikh Fazlilatunnesa Mujib Hall Provost Professor Nilufar Parvin was also present.