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Theatre and Performance Studies Department of Dhaka University completed two decades of its journey this year. Beginning its journey in 1994, the department has come a long way to establish itself as place that promotes performing arts and nurture young creative minds. To mark its eventful journey, the department arranged a 12-day theatre festival...

Was this the Oxford of the East?

THE University of Dhaka was established in 1921. The faculty of the university included some of the renowned scholars of the sub-continent, including Prof.  S.N. Bose after whose name a sub-atomic particle was named Boson. Because of its academic excellence and residential character, it was once known as the Oxford of the East! The students of the university earned the admiration of the people for their historic roles during the Language Movement of 1952 and the War of Liberation...


University admission test: Hasty decision will not help

THE decision of the Dhaka University (DU) authorities to ban admission seekers from sitting for admission test for the second time is a pragmatic one considering the situation. But it has put the admission seekers of 2014 batch in a quandary because they were caught unprepared by the abrupt decision. There is no denying that allowing the students to sit for the test a second time forces first time admission seekers to face unequal competition. Students passing the HSC...

No second chance?

DHAKA University, once called the Oxford of the East, hardly makes headlines these days for its once “glorious faculty and academic excellence.” Now student politics, fights and the occasional brandishing of a gun make news. Then there is the other kind of news Dhaka University makes, more related to academics, but no less absurd. First, we heard of question paper leaks, then of only 2 students passing the admission exam for the English department and now the drama regarding...


Relaxing eligibility criteria of admission

THE English Department at Dhaka University has been compelled to relax its requirements for admission after the shockingly poor performance of applicants hoping to pursue higher education in English. Although this move was necessary to fill the required number of seats and to give aspiring students a chance to study in the esteemed institution, we are concerned that the 'solution' is a band-aid one, addressing only the symptoms rather than the cause of the problem. The admission tests and low...

DU admission forms made available online

DU admission forms made available online

The form of the admission test for first year honours students under the 2014-15 academic session at Dhaka University was made available online from this afternoon. The exams for Ka, Kha, Ga, Gha and Cha units will be held on September 12, 19, 5, 26 and 13 consecutively, DU Vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique made...

Wash painting workshop at FFA

Wash painting workshop at FFA

A weeklong (June 1-7) wash painting workshop is on at the Department of Oriental Art and at Lecture Theatre of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), University of Dhaka (DU). Vice Chancellor of DU Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the workshop at Lecture Theatre of FFA on June 1. Noted artists Tajul Islam; Professor...

Confining a Person to SM Hall

DU suspends 2 BCL activists

Dhaka University (DU) authorities yesterday suspended two activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) for torturing a person by confining him to their room at Salimullah Muslim Hall on the campus to extort money from him. Police also arrested Nazmul Karim, 4th year student of sociology department, and Alamgir, a student of world religion department, on charges of abducting Sohel and torturing him for Tk 4 lakh. "We will issue show-cause notices to the duo asking them why they will not be...

Evening Programme at DU

Protesters attacked

At least six activists of several left-leaning bodies suffered minor injuries in an attack allegedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men while the former were protesting against a newly launched evening programme in the political science department of Dhaka University yesterday. The left activists later brought out a procession on the campus, demanding punishment for the attackers, who, according to them, were activists of the BCL. DU's left students have been protesting against the two-year evening master's programme, under which a...

'BCL men' beat up JCD leader of DU

A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists allegedly beat up a top Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader of Dhaka University (DU) unit at Shahbagh in the capital last night. Critically injured Sadiul Kabir Nirob, JCD senior vice-president of DU unit, was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, but he was later shifted to Islami Bank Central Hospital. He sustained severe injuries in the head. Mahidul Hasan Hiru, JCD president of DU unit, said some BCL men had attacked Nirob...

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