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BYLC to host Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) 2018

BYLC is hosting the Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) 2018 to empower youth, build their leadership capabilities, and engage them in political processes so that their priorities are heard and reflected in national policies.

The YLS will bring together 400 young people of diverse backgrounds and professions from all over Bangladesh for 3 days of leadership training, discussions on social issues, and collaborative activities. The Summit will feature knowledge sharing plenaries on issues that affect youth including public leadership, countering extremism, gender equality, education, employment, and climate change adaptation. After the Summit, delegates will be engaged throughout the year to ensure that youth voices are included in government agendas.

YLS 2018 will be taking place from September 27-29, 2018 at Bangabandhu International Conference Cente(BICC), Dhaka, Bangladesh. University students and young professionals aged 30 and below are eligible to apply. The application deadline is August 18, 2018.

Registration fee (upon being accepted to the Summit) for students is BDT 6000 and for young professionals BDT 8000.

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Jhilimili hosts exhibition of artworks by street children

Jhilimili, a volunteer project run by the students of Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka aims to give underprivileged children a chance at education. The student-run organisation held an art exhibition on August 11, 2018 at the EMK Centre in Dhanmondi with the venue as the sponsor for the event. The exhibition included drawings made by the children who are tutored by the volunteers at Jhilimili.

“The name of the exhibition is Shoishob as we want everyone to appreciate the identity and presence of street children in our society, who are being deprived of their rights of having a normal childhood. As part of our aim to provide street children learning experiences, we gave the street children a place around our DU campus some colouring materials to express themselves. We did this by enlisting the children into several groups led by a team of volunteers to guide them,” said Shabnam Sharmin Swarnali, a spokesperson of Jhilimili.

“Our main purpose of holding this event was to preach the idea that every child has the right to have a colourful and happy childhood, which often is a luxury for the underprivileged kids of our society. Given a paper and some crayons, they can also explore their latent creativity and innovativeness,” Shabnam added.

The event also included various activities for the participants where they got to relive their childhood memories through crayons and pencils.


UIU appoints new Vice Chancellor

Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman has been appointed as Vice Chancellor of United International University (UIU) by the President of People's Republic of Bangladesh for a 4-year term.

Prof. Rahman obtained his PhD and MSc in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1996 and Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 1992, respectively. He obtained his BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from BUET in 1989.

He was a former professor of BUET and served there as a faculty in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) for 15 years. He also served as the Head of the Department of CSE, BUET in 2000-2001. He was the Pro-VC of UIU for consecutive three terms.

He served as a Joint Coordinator of European Union funded eLINK, cLINK, and FUISION project for awarding undergraduate, masters and PhD scholarships to students of various universities located in Asia to study in Europe. He has published 119 research articles in national and international journals.


IUBAT hosts seminar on “Power and Energy Week 2018”

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) organised a seminar on “Power and Energy Week 2018” at its permanent campus on August 5, 2018. The purpose of the seminar was to create awareness among the people on power and energy saving and generating in Bangladesh.

Prof. Dr. Shariful Islam, Chair, Department of EEE, IUBAT presided over the ceremony. The seminar began with the welcoming speech of Prof. Dr. Aziz ul Haq, representative of Power Cell, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources showing a video presentation on the upcoming national event “Power and Energy Week 2018”. The aim of this kind of event is to create a bridge among academia, industry, and the government involving them in combatting the power and energy challenges of the country.

The seminar was concluded with closing remarks by Prof. Dr. Bishwajit Saha, Coordinator, Department of EEE, IUBAT. Faculty members, students, officers and staff members were present in the seminar.


DIU signs MoU with Assam University

Assam University (Central University) of India and Daffodil International University (DIU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for establishing and developing a close partnership to promote academic and cultural exchanges between the two institutions through mutual assistance, especially in the areas of teaching and research.

Prof. Dr. SM Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Acting VC of DIU and Prof. Dilip Chandra Nath, VC, Assam University signed the MoU on behalf of their respective universities at a ceremony held on August 9, 2018 at 71 Milonayoton. Prof. Dr. A K M Fazlul Haque, Acting Registrar; Prof. Dr. Mostafa Kamal, Dean, Permanent Campus; Prof. A M M Hamidur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science; Prof. Dr. Masum Iqbal, Dean, Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship; and Prodipto Das, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of IQAC, Assam University  were also present at the signing ceremony.

According to the agreement, Assam University and DIU will arrange and develop specific programmes of co-operation like faculty and students programme, joint research collaboration, resource sharing, jointly organising summer and winter camps.

ULAB awards students with merit scholarships

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) awarded Vice Chancellor's Honors List, Dean's Honors List and Named Honors List scholarships to its top students of the last four terms.

The programme was held at the ULAB campus auditorium on August 13, 2018 at Dhanmondi. Prominent journalist and Editor of The Daily Ittefaq, Tasmima Hossain, was present as chief guest on the occasion.

The chief guest distributed the Vice Chancellor's Honors List Scholarships and ULAB VC Prof. Jahirul Haque, Ph.D distributed the Dean's Honors List Scholarships among the high achievers of Spring/Summer/Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 terms. Named scholarship awards were distributed by both the chief guest and the VC.

Prof. Imran Rahman, Special Advisor to the ULAB Board of Trustees gave the welcome speech. From the awardees Md. Ashiqur Rahman Chowdhury, BBA student of seventh term also spoke at the ceremony. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by VC, ULAB. Among others, National Professor Dr. Rafiqul Isman; Member of ULAB Board of Trustees Taheerah Haq; ULAB Treasurer Prof. Milan Kumar Bhattacharjee; ULAB Registrar Prof. Akhtar Ahmed; faculty members, admin members and guardians of the awardees were present at the ceremony.

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