Dhaka University and Bijoy Sarani stations of Dhaka Metro Rail from the capital’s Agargaon to Motijheel segment will open to public on December 13. With this, the number of stations will stand at five out of total seven stations from Agargaon to Motijheel. DU BCL thanks Sheikh Hasina for metro station at TSC The previously opened stations are Farmgate, Secretariat and Motijheel while Shahbagh and Kawran Bazar stations will be opened at the beginning of January. M.A.N Siddique, director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited, confirmed the development, saying that they are going to open the two stations within three months of opening the Agargaon-Motijheel part of the metro rail. Dhaka Metro Rail Passes: How to Buy and Recharge He, however, said schedules of metro rail operation wouldn’t be changed after opening the two stations while it will follow the previous schedule. The director informed that Shahbagh and Kawran Bazar stations will be opened subsequently as works of elevators and stairs of the stations are yet to be completed. On November 4, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the metro rail service from Agargaon to Motijheel. Metro Rail to operate special service from 7:10am Wednesday From the following day, metro trains have been running from the capital’s Uttara to Motijheel between 7:30 am and 11:30 am. But, the train movement from Uttara to Agargaon remains in operation from the morning to 8:30 pm following the regular schedule.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh on Tuesday (November 28, 2023) signed a $100 million loan agreement to improve computer science, software engineering, and information technology (IT) programs in three universities in Bangladesh. Md. Shahriar Kader Siddiky, Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD), and Edimon Ginting, Country Director, ADB, signed the loan agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and ADB, respectively, at a ceremony at ERD in Dhaka. “This project will help accelerate fourth industrial revolution technology adoption, realize the vision of Digital Bangladesh, and enable the country to reap the demographic dividend by creating digitally qualified young human resources and entrepreneurs,” said ADB Country Director Edimon Ginting. “This new initiative builds on ADB’s ongoing skills development support through industry partnerships to increase competitiveness and foster innovation,” he said. Read: ADB to provide $200 million to promote energy efficiency, transition in Bangladesh The Improving Computer and Software Engineering Tertiary Education Project will upgrade the computer science and engineering, software engineering, and information technology degree programs of the leading public universities in Bangladesh. The universities receiving the funding are: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), University of Dhaka (DU), and Jashore University of Science and Technology. These programs will adopt blended learning techniques and integrate the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and internet of things. These programs will seek international accreditation to ensure that students get updated curricula that adhere to international standards. Read: ADB to lend $336.5 million to Bangladesh to help develop vaccine production ADB will support the establishment of modern classrooms and laboratories, collaboration and start-up spaces, and auxiliary facilities in the three universities. These facilities will incorporate climate- and disaster-resilient designs, energy- and water-saving features, and will include women-friendly amenities and services. The universities will develop capacities of teachers to be proficient in new instructional approaches and emerging digital technologies. The students and teachers from the three and other universities will also work with industry partners to come up with innovative solutions through joint research and development. Mandatory internship opportunities, career counseling, and industry placement will be provided to undergraduate students, particularly for women. Read: ADB provides $90 million for clean water, sanitation services in the Hill Tracts
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.
The activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, student wing of BNP, put locks on nine gates of different institutes and faculties of Dhaka University, to support the 48-hour blockade called by its mother organisation and like-minded parties. The locks were put on the entrance of the university's gymnasium, at the gate of Science library, at the gate of Food and Nutrition Science Institute, Education and Research Institute, Social Welfare Institute, Fine Arts faculty, back gate of Curzon Hall and some other academic buildings. Read : 2 candidates boycott Laxmipur-3 by-poll alleging irregularities It may be mentioned, the locks were put on the gates which often remain closed anyway. Besides setting up the locks, banners and posters have also been placed around these gates to express solidarity with the blockade. One of the banners said: "The work of reforming the state is in progress, sorry for the temporary inconvenience!" Read : ‘Nothing to do with politics’: Law Minister on BNP leaders’ arrests Asked about this, DU Chhatra Dal President Khorshed Alam Sohail told UNB: "BNP has called a peaceful blockade program with the mass people demanding the resignation of fascist Hasina and national elections under a non-partisan caretaker government to save the country and restore people's right to vote. As a part of that, the leaders and activists of Dhaka University Chhatra Dal conducted this program." Read : RAB detains BNP leader Altaf Hossain from Tongi "Ordinary students have already started boycotting classes and exams in solidarity with the movement to protect the country. But the university administration and some pro-Awami teachers are forcing students to take classes and exams. We will observe more programs in the campus soon with different variations," he added.
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.
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 .
Admission test of Dhaka University's Arts, Social Science and Law faculty, previously known as Kha unit, was held on Saturday in all the eight divisions of the country. The test started at 11 am and concluded at 12:30 pm. Examinees had to answer 60 MCQ questions from Bangla, English and general knowledge and 40 number of written test from Bangla and English within the given 90 minutes. DU Vice Chancellor Prof. Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman visited the arts faculty exam hall at 11 am. He said, " We have arranged the exam of this year following a new procedure. We have renamed the test as Arts, Law and Social Science unit exam." Also read: DU admission test: Restrictions on vehicular movement in RU "Prof. Dr. Abdul Bashir, dean of the arts faculty, has been co-coordinating this exam. A total of 68000 students are sitting for the exam on Dhaka University campus and the remaining students are sitting for the exam from other seven divisional cities," he added. This year, a total of 1,22,886 applicants submitted applications to seat for the test against a total of 2,938 seats.
Fahim Tajwar Joy, a prominent activist of the ruling party student front Bangladesh Chhatra League Masterda Surja Sen Hall Chhatra League of Dhaka University has been accused of molesting a woman and her husband and looting money from them in front of central Shahid Minar. In this regard, a case has been filed accusing Fahim and 10-12 unnamed people who participated in the looting. Principal administrative Officer, Md. Abdul Motaleb, of Masterda Surja Sen Hall lodged the case against Fahim at the Shahbagh police station as his niece and her husband were the victims. According to the complaint letter, "Riya and her husband Rasel were on the way to visit Abdul Motaleb's house from nearby Chawkbazar at 11 pm of February 4. When they were crossing throughout the frontier road of Shahid Minar, Fahim and his friends blocked their way, abused them verbally and beat them with sticks. At one point they took Rasel at the backside of Shahid Minar and snatched all money from him which counts TK 22000 and then they snatched ATM cards from him." "They also molested my niece," the complaint said. "Being informed, when my son Mehrab went to rescue them, Fahim and his friends beat me badly. Later, surrounding people came and saved us from them." Contacted, OC of Shahbagh police station, Noor said, "We have received the case and we will investigate the matter." Mentioned, Fahim is a posted member of Masterda Surja Sen Hall Chhatra League and follower of Abdulla Khan Shoisob who is a follower of Dhaka University Chhatra League General secretary Tanbir Hasan Saikat. Moreover, he is a student of department of History of 2021-22 session. Read more: 4 BCL leaders arrested over attack at Barishal University dormitory
The resident students of Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall of Dhaka University have staged a sit-in in front of the vice-chancellor's (VC) house demanding the resignation of their provost. They gathered in front of the VC's house around 9.30pm Thursday to protest "irregularities in seat allocation, lack of emergency facilities, poor quality of food in the canteen, student harassment, inadequate water filters and cooking facilities." The agitating students demanded the resignation of Hall Provost Nazmun Nahar, professor of the Department of Geography and Environment, saying: "She does not care about the students and is always busy with her personal affairs." Preferring anonymity, one of the protesting students said, "The hall provost has been involved in many irregularities. It takes a minimum of 15 days for us to get a document signed by the hall provost even if it is urgent. She takes Tk4,000 from every student every year to allocate seats although it is not allowed by the university regulations." At one stage, four protesting students went to the VC's house to express their grievances. DU Proctor Professor AKM Golam Rabbani said: "The students shared their sufferings and problems with us. They have some valid demands and points. We will try to resolve the issues through discussion." After the meeting, the students returned to their dormitory at around 11:45pm. However, Provost Nazmun Nahar could not be reached for comments despite repeated attempts. Read more: DU punishes 114 students
Films and television can be strong drivers of social change and can have a transformative effect on society, Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman said Monday. He was speaking at the 11th-anniversary celebration of the Department of Television, Film, and Photography of DU. "This department not only provides professional training but also teaches the students to think critically. It helps them develop an innovative mindset too," Akhtaruzzaman said. "Also, there is an opportunity for this department to further strengthen the industry-academia relationship as the guest teachers of this department are directly connected with the media industry," he added. The daylong programme was held at the Teacher-Student Center (TSC) auditorium of the university. Akhtauzzaman inaugurated the event as the chief guest around 12.30pm. Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor ASM Maksud Kamal and the founding chairman of the Department of Television, Film, and Photography Professor AJM Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan were also present. Read more: Open master’s programs at DU to start from 2022-23 academic session