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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...

Editorial

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...

Man rescued from DU dorm 13 hrs after abduction

Man rescued from DU dorm 13 hrs after abduction

Police today rescued a mobile recharge shop owner from Dhaka University's Jagannath Hall, 13 hours after he was abducted by a group of people allegedly led by deputy sports secretary of BCL central committee. The victim was identified as Farhad Islam, 25, owner of Farhad Telecom at Fakirerpool in the capital. He hailed from...

Editorial

Patients held hostage at DMCH

TUESDAY'S violence at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) over a petty conflict centered around use of a hospital lift has not only caused immense suffering to outdoor patients who were cruelly denied service but also left the citizens shell-shocked. One fails to understand why a mere tiff between some interns and a patient's attendants should trigger a full-scale clannish warfare between doctors and DU students resulting in closure of the hospital for about five hours. Why must...

Malay Bala becomes first PhD recipient from FFA, DU

Malay Bala becomes first PhD recipient from FFA, DU

Accomplished artist Malay Bala received a PhD degree from the Department of Oriental Art of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), University of Dhaka, earlier this month, becoming the first PhD degree recipient from the faculty.      He earned his PhD degree for submitting his dissertation titled “Institutional Trend of Oriental Painting in Bengal.” Professor Dr. Abdus Satter of the same department supervised his PhD dissertation.      Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin with other pioneer dreamers founded Dhaka Art School in 1948. The school later was turned into Dhaka Art College and subsequently got included as an Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka University. The institute has now been a glorious Faculty of...

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