DU punishes 114 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.
Open master’s programs at DU to start from 2022-23 academic session
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.
Bangamata Hall Sports: Swatabdi champion, Tumpa runner-up
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.
Two JCD activists allegedly beaten up by BCL at DU
Two activists of the Dhaka University unit of BNP student front JCD have allegedly been beaten up by some ruling party student front BCL activists at TSC area. The two injured are Mahmudul Hasan, JCD activist of Muktijoddha Ziaur Rahman Hall unit and Zubair Ali, JCD activist of Jasimuddin Hall Unit. Mahmudul was previously the president of Islami Chhatra Andolon, the student wing of Islami Andolon Bangladesh. But he involved himself in JCD politics from last year. Read more: 35 hurt in BCL-JCD clash in Dhaka Eyewitnesses said that at noon Mahmudul Hasan and Zubair Ali were sitting in a tea stall of TSC. At 1:10 PM, a group of BCL leaders and activists came in front of Janata Bank. Seeing them, Mahmudul and Zubair got up from the shop and started walking. Then BCL leaders and activists chased them and later beat them when they were caught at the edge of TSC. They were then beaten first there and then in front of the Raju monument. Mahmudul Hasan said, "Chhatra League leaders and activists beat me and my younger brother (Zubair) for no reason. They punched us all over the body. Later, BCL leaders and activists took me near Hakim Chattar and started making videos asking me to confess about supporting Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal. At one stage they forced me to chant 'Joy Bangla' slogans but I did not chant." He also alleged that the attack was carried out on the order of DU Chhatra League general secretary Tanbir Hasan Saikat. Read more: BCL leaders apprehend 5 JCD activists on DU campus, hand them over to police on ‘sabotage suspicion’ Ariful Islam, General Secretary of the DU JCD said, "Injured Mahmudul and Zubair have received primary treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. We strongly condemn and protest this attack and act of terrorism." "Chhatra League is acting as a terrorist organization on the campus and torturing general students and students of other active student organizations in a medieval style," he added. However, Tanbir Hasan denied the accusation of ordering the attack. He said, "No one from Chhatra League is involved in this incident. Chhatra League is against extremism. If someone wants to beat people on the campus in the name of politics, BCL will give them a sharp reply."
Dhaka University signs MoU with Istanbul University for partnership, exchanges
Dhaka University (DU) and the Istanbul University of Turkey have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in teaching and research, exchange of academics and students, and partnership in scholarly publications. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman and Istanbul University Rector Professor Mahmut AK signed the agreement Wednesday. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen was also present at the online programme. Masud Bin Momen said: "The results of such initiatives are very positive and far-reaching, which can help further accelerate the political, economic and educational cooperation between the two countries." Professor Mahmut said: "Many Bangladeshi students are now studying at Istanbul University. The signing of the MoU will increase the educational and research cooperation between the two universities, which will elevate the friendly bilateral ties a step further." Read more: DU, UPSI sign MoU to set up Centre for Malay Studies Mohammed Nore-Alam, consul general at the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Istanbul, hoped that Bangladesh-Turkey ties would be further deepened and strengthened through the initiative.
Pro-AL Blue Panel sweeps DUTA polls
Pro-Awami League (AL) Blue Panel teachers gained a landslide victory in the Dhaka University Teachers' Association (DUTA) election Thursday. The voting was held at Dhaka University Club from 10am to 2pm. The results were announced around 5pm. Blue Panel bagged 14 posts of the 15-member executive committee with Professor Md Nizamul Hoque Bhuiyan of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science elected as president and Professor Zinat Huda of the sociology department as general secretary. DUTA election: AL leaning 'Blue Panel' wins all but one EC posts Also, from the panel, Professor Md Masudur Rahman of the marketing department and Professor Abu Khaled Mohammad Khademul Haque of the Islamic History and Culture department were elected treasurer and joint secretary, respectively. BNP and Jamaat-backed White Panel candidate Professor Lutfor Rahman of the statistics department won the vice-president post of the committee.
Non-fiction Book Fair at DU to start on Dec 26
Dhaka, December 24 (UNB)- A three-day-long nonfiction book fair will start on 26th December. The fair is being arranged by Faculty of Business Studies of Dhaka University and Bonik Barta. The fair will start at 10 am on December 26 and will conclude on December 28 at the premises of Business Faculty of Dhaka University. Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman will inaugurate the fair. The fair will be open to visitors from 10 am to 8 pm on those days. Buyers can books at maximum 30% commission rate. A total of 39 publications and research agencies will take part in the book fair. Fair arrangement committee has decided to introduce 'nonfiction book of the year award' for first time. A Jury board has been formed to choose the best nonfiction book from the fair.
DU student dies after falling off building
A student of Dhaka University died after falling off the 10th floor of a building at Jagannath hall of the university. Limon Kumar Roy, 20, was a student of the Institute of Education and Research(IER) of 2019-20 academic sessions of the university and hailed from Rangpur district, said in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police camp Bacchu Mia. He used to live at Santosh Chandra Bhattacharya Bhaban of Jagannath hall. Read: RU student dies falling off roof of dormitory Jagannath hall provost Professor Dr. Mihir Lal Saha said, “ A student named Limon fell from Santosh Chandra Bhattacharya Building at 10 am on Wednesday. Hearing the sound, some students of the hall took him to the hospital where doctors declared him dead." However, it has not been confirmed yet whether he committed suicide or not.
DU set to hold its 53rd convocation Saturday
Dhaka University has taken all preparations to hold its 53rd convocation with great enthusiasm on Saturday. Chancellor of the university President Abdul Hamid will preside over the grand event while Nobel laureate French economist Prof. Jean Tirole will join it as the convocation speaker. Prof. Jean Tirole, work had a significant impact across a wide range of fields within economics, including microeconomics, game theory, and industrial organization will be awarded with Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) Degree at the event as the 53rd awardee. Graduates, postgraduate students who registered for the convocation and the invitees will only be allowed to attend the program in-person. A total of 30,348 students have registered for the convocation of which 22,287 are from Dhaka University and 7,796 students from the affiliated colleges. A total of 153 gold medals will be conferred on teachers, researchers and students for the research and academic excellences. Besides, 97 will receive doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree while 35 academics MPhil degree. The convocation rally is scheduled to start at 11: 55 am and the main program is expected to start on 12 pm, DU Vice Chancellor Prof. Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman said at a press conference. Read: Alumni Association in UK to celebrate Dhaka University’s birth centenary The students of affiliated colleges will join the convocation virtually. However, a faction of the students of DU affiliated seven college staged a rally in front of the main gate of Dhaka College boycotting the virtual convocation. Enthusiastic DU student, who have registered for the convocation, were seen moving together in groups on the campus wearing convocation gown and caps and they are busy with photo session in different postures to make the convocation memorable. Jahirul Islam, a Dhaka University graduate who registered for the convocation, said, " Undoubtedly it is a very joyous occasion for me. I have been waiting for the day for long and it seems that I am about to touch my dream." Read: Centenary celebration of Dhaka University begins Wednesday "However, the convocation also reminds us that our days on this campus will end soon," he added.
Alumni Association in UK to celebrate Dhaka University’s birth centenary
Dhaka University Alumni Association UK (DUAAUK) is going to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the university under the theme “100 Years of Pride” at The Willow’s Event venue on Forest Road in Redbridge Heinault area on Sunday. “The program will commence on October 16 at 12:00pm. Ex-students of Dhaka University and their families who are scattered across Europe will join the event to celebrate the founding day of their beloved institution,” said Bulbul Hasan, Convener of the event organizing committee. According to event organizers, current and past presidents and general secretaries of the central committee of Dhaka University Alumni Association will be invited as guests. The cultural segment of the event will include performances by noted musician Shafin Ahmed and the alumni themselves. Read: DUAA to celebrate centenary on March 12 DUAAUK will also unveil a special publication marking the day at the event. Online registration for the event has already started. For registration and more information, visit www.duaauk.com.