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Pragatishil Chhatra Jote calls strike at DU Mar 2

Pragatishil Chhatra Jote calls strike at DU Mar 2

Pragatishil Chhatra Jote, a combine of leftist student organisations, has called a strike at Dhaka University campus on March 2 to realise its three-point demand including immediate arrest and punishment for the killers of secular writer Avijit Roy. Hasan Tarek, Chhatra Union president and convener of the alliance, came up with the announcement at...

DU reopens classrooms ‘locked by JCD men’

DU reopens classrooms ‘locked by JCD men’

BNP’s student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) entered Dhaka University campus and locked up some classrooms of the science faculty early today as part of their strike across educational institutions throughout the country. The university authorities unlocked the classrooms when they resumed educational activities this morning. They locked up seven classrooms and two dean offices...

30 injured in BCL clash at DU

30 injured in BCL clash at DU

At least 30 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) over a trifling matter on the Dhaka University campus early today. Sources said a brawl ensued between activists of the two groups when supporters of Jashimuddin Hall unit BCL president Mehedi Hasan beat a supporter of...

Student politics in grip of personal, group interests: President

Student politics in grip of personal, group interests: President

President Md Abdul Hamid today said he is saddened by the absence of ideals in today’s student politics. “Student politics, in some cases, is now operated based on personal and group interests instead of ideals,” he said today while addressing the 49th convocation of Dhaka University at its playground. DU conferred degrees to 6,157 graduates,...

AN ILLUSTRIOUS JOURNEY

AN ILLUSTRIOUS JOURNEY

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...

BITTER TRUTH

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...

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...

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