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17 September, 2017 00:00 00 AM
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Jahangirnagar University to launch new institute

JU Correspondent

A new institute—the Bangabandhu Institute of Comparative Literature and Culture—is going to be launch at the Jahangirnagar University (JU) soon.

JU deputy registrar (Education-1) Abu Hasan confirmed told The Independent over phone yesterday.

A total of 25 students—13 male and 12 female—will be able to enrol for the academic session 2017–18.

The institute’s admission process will be conducted under the ‘I’ unit. Those seeking admission must have a GPA score up to 3.00 at the SSC and HSC examinations, while the GPA score in Bangla and English must be up to the B grade.

This institute will provide honours, master’s, M Phil, and PhD degrees in Comparative Literature and Culture.

The institute will have a well-equipped library, a research and publication cell, a convention centre, an auditorium and a multilingual translation cell.

Moreover, a cultural museum will be founded under this institute as part of comparative research involving different literatures and cultures. This institute will also organise seminars, symposiums, conferences and workshops of national and international standards as part of its activities.

Besides, it will initiate the ‘Bangabandhu ICLC’ scholarship to back graduate and post-graduate level research projects on comparative literature and culture.

Associate Professor of the JU Bangla department Dr Md. Rezaul Islam has been appointed the institute director.

When contacted, Dr Rezaul Islam said, “For the first time, we are going to launch a new institute. We believe it will play a vital role as a pioneer in Bangladesh in the field of literature and culture.”

He added that the students of this faculty will able to contribute to research on other literatures and cultures, besides Bengali.

Earlier, a proposal to launch the new institute made at the 300 syndicate meeting on May 27 in 2016, was approved by the University Grand Commission on October 23 the same year.

Later, on June 17, the 36th annual syndicate finally decided to launch the new institute from the upcoming academic session.

 

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