Islamic University, Jan 13 (UNB) - Professor Mossamad Salma Sultana has been made the new chairman of English department of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia.
A charge handing-over ceremony was held at Rabindra-Nazrul Kola Bhoban in the campus around 11:00 am on Sunday where IU Vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari was present as the chief guest.
Pro-vice-chancellor Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, treasurer Professor M Selim Toha, IUTA president Professor M Kamal Uddin attended the programme as the special guests with Professor AHM Aktarul Islam Zillu in the chair.
English department Professor Miah M Rashiduzzaman moderated the programme attended by hundreds of teachers and students of the department including Social Science Faculty dean Professor Nasim Banu and Business Administration Faculty dean Professor Arbinda Saha.
Earlier, the university authorities appointed her to the post as the tenure of previous chairman Professor AHM Aktarul Islam Zillu has been completed.
Islamic University, Jan 12 (UNB) - Professor M Rezuanul Islam of Biotechnology and Genetics Engineering department, took the charges as Transport Administrator of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Saturday.
He has replaced former Transport Administrator Professor M Anowar Hossain of Islamic History and Culture department of the university.
The new transport administrator was accorded a reception with floral wreath by his colleagues.
Earlier, IU Vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari appointed him to the post for the next one-year.
Jahangirnagar University, Jan 12 (UNB) - Jahangirnagar University (JU) observed its 48th founding anniversary on Saturday amid festivity and fanfare.
Marking the university day, JU wore a festive look with the participation of more than 500 former and current students, teachers, employees, and officials with colourful banners, balloons, and festoons.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam inaugurated the programme by hoisting the national flag and JU flag and releasing balloons in front of the Business Studies Faculty at 10:30am.
“The administration is working to make the university more digital and up to date,” she said.
Pro-VC (administration) Prof Amir Hussain and Treasurer Prof Sheikh Monjurul Huq were present at the inaugural session. Acting Registrar Rahima Kaniz conducted the programme.
The daylong event included a puppet show, staging drama, and cultural function by Student Welfare and Counselling Centre of the university at the Selim Al Deen Muktamancha, where eminent folk singer Momotaz Begum performed on stage.
JU was founded on August 20, 1970. It formally began its academic activities as a residential university on January 12, 1971, with four departments, 21 teachers, 150 students, and three residential halls.
Chandpur, Jan 11 (UNB) – Newly-appointed Education Minister Dipu Moni said strict measures would be taken against educational institutions if they charge students extra fees.
She gave the warning while exchanging post-election greetings in sadar upazila on Friday afternoon.
Moni said charging excessive fees for examination was an offense. “Steps will be taken against [educational institutions] if we get evidence of realising extra fee,” she said. “We are ready to face challenges and do everything to ensure quality education.”
Additional Deputy Commissioner Shawkat Osman, Sadar Upazila Executive Officer Kaniz Fatema, Additional Superintendent of Police Jahid Parvez Chowdhury, district Awami League President Nasir Uddin Ahmed, General Secretary Abu Naeem Patwari Dulal, Vice President JR Wadud Tipu, among others, were present.
Meanwhile, on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s Homecoming on Thursday, Moni said the nation’s founding father was harmed more by enemies from inside the country than those in Pakistan.
She said Bengalis could not relish their independence until Bangabandhu returned home. “His return was a fortunate event for us but local and foreign enemies killed him along with his family,” she said. “They feared that Bangladesh would move forward under Bangabandhu’s strong leadership.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, survived as she was abroad at the time when the nation’s independence hero was killed with most of his family members. “She is taking the country forward at an unstoppable speed and Bangladesh is turning into a ‘golden Bengal’ [as envisioned by Bangabandhu],” Moni added.