The Rajshahi University authority on Monday formed a meeting at the senate building of the university with the Population Science and Human Resource Development department students, who were forming movement demanding to get their department name changed to ‘Applied Statistics’.
After hearing speeches of the department teachers and students university vice-chancellor Professor M Abdus Sobhan said, “It’s now impossible to rename the department and if it would change, identity problem will not be solved. The university authority will work on including subject code of the department in Public Service Commission (PSC).”
The meeting was started at 3.30 pm on Monday and ended at around 8 pm. Teachers and students presented their arguments at the meeting.
The entry tests for the Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, and Diploma in Library and Information Sciences under the Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER), will take place at Islamic University campus in Kushtia on Friday.
The tests will be held at Mir Mosharraf Hossain Academic building from 2:00pm to 2:30pm, said IIER director Professor M Maher Ali. .
A total of 590 admission seekers will take part in the tests this time. Among them, 110 students will contest for 75 seats in B.Ed course while 50 candidates will vie for 50 seats in M.Ed course. Besides, 430 applicants will vie for 80 seats in diploma in Library Science course, he added.
More information regarding the admission test procedure is available on the university website at www.iu.ac.bd.
Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed on Monday inaugurated the Army Aviation School base at Lalmonirhat Cantonment.
He also inaugurated new infrastructures, a newly-built helipad and laid the foundation stones of Officers’ Mess and SM Barrack.
Aiming to cope with modernisation, the aviation school will be run by the Army Aviation Group where all aeronauts, engineers and crew of Bangladesh Army will get training under 14 trades, said the Army Chief.
Aviation School has been extended to Lalmonirhat to provide necessary training, General Aziz Ahmed said, adding that new and modern infrastructures will also be built here to increase the power of Army Aviation.
The Army Aviation Group is a specialised institution of Bangladesh Army. An Army Aviation School was established in Dhaka in 2012 as a sister organisation of Army Aviation Group.
General Aziz also inaugurated a modern and automated Milking Parlor for Lalmonirhat Military Farm where over 6,000 litres of milk is being produced daily.
Lt Gen Shamsul Haque, Quartermaster-General (QMG); Major Gen Md Abu Syed Siddique, Master General of Ordnance; Major Gen Md Nazrul Islam, GOC, 66 Infantry Division, Rangpur Cantonment; Abu Jafar, Deputy Commissioner, Lalmonirhat; and Abida Sultana, Superintendent of Police, among others were present.
A two-day reunion of English Department Alumni Association of Islamic University will take place on the campus in Kushtia on March 20-21.
Current and former students of the department will bring out a colourful procession, led by the department’s chair from in front of Rabindra-Nazrul arts’ building in the morning.
The procession will end at Birshreshtha Hamidur Rahman Auditorium after parading through the campus.
Later, a discussion programme will be held. IU Vice-Chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari will be present as the chief guest while Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman and Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha will be present as special guests.
After the discussion, a cultural function, quiz competition, and prize giving ceremony will be held at the auditorium.
“I’m requesting all executive committee members and alumnus to come forward to make our programme successful and memorable,” IU English department Alumni Association President Monowar Azad said.