Islamic University, Aug 3 (UNB) - The authorities of Islamic University (IU) launched a botanical garden on the campus in Kushtia on Saturday with a view to making the campus a green one.
IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari inaugurated the garden by planting as the chief guest around 12pm.
Speaking at the inaugural session, IU vice-chancellor said that they had adopted a long-term plan to make the campus a green one.
“To make the campus more green and lively, we have come up with multi-faceted plans, including the creation of the Lake, Botanical Garden,” he added.
IU pro-vice-chancellor Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, treasurer Professor M Selim Toha, IU former proctor and syndicate member Professor M Mahbubar Rahman, marketing department chairman Professor M Zakaria Rahman, acting chief engineer Alimuzzaman Totul, IU BCL unit president Robiul Islam Polash and its general secretary Rakibul Islam Rakib were present on the occasion.
The university authorities planted a total of 80 breeds of trees in the garden.
Islamic University, Aug 2 (UNB) – The admission test results of PhD and Mphil were published under 2018-19 academic session of Islamic University in Kushtia on Friday.
The admission test was held at room no-427 of the university’s Arts building in the morning, sources at IU registrar office said.
IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari visited the admission test centre while IU pro-vice-chancellor Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, treasurer Professor M Selim Toha, acting registrar SM Abdul Latif, IU former proctor and syndicate member Professor M Mahbubar Rahman and IIER director Professor M Maher Ali accompanied him.
The admission seekers could view their results visiting the university website at www.iu.ac.bd, Professor M Mahbubar Rahman told UNB.
Dhaka, Aug 1 (UNB) - Thirteen Dhaka University (DU) students were diagnosed with dengue on Thursday.
On the first day after installation of the dengue detection machine at the DU Medical Centre (DUMC), a total of 168 students provided blood samples on Wednesday for dengue test.
The test results were found on Thursday when it was seen that 13 students were detected with dengue.
Dr Sarwar Jahan Muttafi, Chief Medical Officer at DUMC, said: “Both the blood platelet count and dengue identification can be done here for students at free of cost. The daily capacity of the device is 150 and it is operated by Bangladesh Association of Clinical Biochemists.”
He also said they will provide services to students from 8am till the last one is present.
DU Vice-chancellor Prof M Akhtaruzzaman said, “Dengue has spread across the country. How can we ditch our students in such a situation as we are their present guardians? We’ll take care of our students as family members.”
Islamic University, Aug 1 (UNB) - Associate Professor M Anwarul Wahab Shahin has been made the new chairman of Al-Fiqh and Legal Studies department of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia.
IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari appointed him to the post for the next three years, IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif told UNB on Thursday.
He was appointed to the post as the tenure of previous chairman, Professor AKM Nurul Islam, came to an end, he added.
Dhaka, Aug 1 (UNB) - The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has celebrated the 62nd Anniversary of the ascension of Aga Khan to the Ismaili Imamat.
The occasion also marked the fifth anniversary of the establishment of AKDN’s Diplomatic Representation Office in Bangladesh.
Senior government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of civil society and business, and members of the Ismaili community attended the celebration on Wednesday evening.
Acting Foreign Secretary Kamrul Ahsan addressed the function as the chief guest.
AKDN’s Resident Diplomatic Representative to Bangladesh Munir M Merali thanked the government for the support accorded to the Network through the realisation of the Protocol Agreement signed in 2013.
AKDN has been operating for over six decades in Bangladesh across a broad spectrum of activities and programmes, said a media release on Thursday.
Building upon various bilateral agreements, the AKDN in Bangladesh is actively engaged with the government and a variety of development partners to help bring social and economic progress, it said.
Merali highlighted a number of key global initiatives for this year.
First, the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards - which concluded at the end of March 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, and a final concert that brought together ten laureates from different countries in a showcase for diversity and pluralism through music.
The Awards were presented by the Aga Khan, President of the Portuguese Republic Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and Prince Amyn Aga Khan.
Second, in June 2019, the Global Centre for Pluralism – founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in partnership with the Government of Canada – announced 10 finalists for the 2019 Global Pluralism Awards including, Rupantar – a social organisation based in Khulna, Bangladesh.
Thirdly, Representative Merali also informed that in April 2019, the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture announced the 20 projects shortlisted for the 14th Award cycle. Marina Tabassum – winner of the Award in 2016 and member of the Award’s Steering Committee – presented the projects that included two from Bangladesh: The Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor and the Amber Denim Loom shed in Gazipur.
The selection of this Cycle’s eventual laureates will be honoured at a ceremony in September 2019, in Kazan, The Russian Republic.
Representative Merali updated on the ongoing construction of the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka with the first phase of buildings expected to be completed by June 2020.
The award-winning Academy represents a significant investment in education by AKDN for the benefit of all the people of Bangladesh.
Today, AKDN agencies are present in over 30 countries across South Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America.
Their combined mandate is to create enabling environments that allow individuals and societies to achieve a standard of self-reliance while bettering the overall quality of life.