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2 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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ADB delegation meets DU VC

A four-member delegation led by Seok Yong Yoon, Principal Public Management Specialist of Asian Development Bank (ADB), met Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman at his latter's office on the campus on Wednesday.

During the meeting, they discussed the possibilities of different development projects at Dhaka University with the technical support from KOICA, said a press release.

ADB delegates expressed their willingness to provide financial support for infrastructural development at DU.

The ADB delegation included Ryotaro Hayashi, Social Sector Specialist of ADB and Dr Kyoung Y Bae, Prof of the College of Computer Software and Media Technology of Sangmyung University, South Korea, Prof Dr Kazi Muhaymin-Us-Sakib of the Institute of Information Technology of DU, and some other faculty members were present on the occasion. DU VC thanked the ADB delegation for their keen interest in providing financial assistance for overall development of DU.

Pop-up American Centre at NSU

The Office of External Affairs (OEA) of North South University (NSU) organised a programme titled ‘Pop-up American Centre’ on Tuesday where experts from the US Embassy Dhaka came to NSU to help students learn about opportunities to apply to American Universities.

The US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia S Bernicat and the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the US State Department's Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Daniel N Rosenblum, joined the programme along with the staff of US Embassy Dhaka.

Mohammed Shajahan, chairman, Board of Trustees, NSU, inaugurated the event, says a press release.  The members of the US embassy, Dhaka gave information on academic exchange programmes, student exchange programmes, and English language programmes, consular services, and other services available at the American Center.

Inter-varsity drama fest begins today at JU

SAVAR: A 10-day 'Inter-University Drama Festival-2018' will begin today on Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus.

With the slogan, 'Behul Shomoy, Tobu Pai Jiboner Joyogan', Jahangirnagar Theatre is organising the festival marking its 38th founding anniversary, General Secretary of Jahangirnagar Theatre Nazmus Sakib said. A total of six public universities, including Dhaka University, BUET,  Chittagong University, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology and  Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, will take part in the festival, he  said.  JU Vice Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam will inaugurate the festival as  the chief guest, he added. The 10-day festival will feature inaugural session, rally, placing floral  wreaths at the tomb of Nattyacharya Selim Al Deen, reunion, staging dramas, handover of awards and concluding session.

Dramas, including Mukhra Ramani Bashikaran, Nishimon Bishorjan, Manush, Che'r Cycle, Nil Dangshan, Hat Hodai, Letter to a Child Never Born and Captain Hurra will be staged at Selim Al Deen Muktamancha in every evening during the festival. The festival will end on February 12.

Workshop on skills development held at IU

Kushtia: A daylong workshop titled ‘English Language Skills Development’ was held at Islamic University (IU) on Wednesday.

Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the university organised the  event at the seminar room of IQAC on the campus in the morning. IU Vice Chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari addressed the  programme as the chief guest while former Professor of English department Prof Asok Kumar Hui, University of Burdwan, India delivered the keynote speech as the resource person.  Pro-VC Prof M Shahinoor Rahman was present on the event as the  special guest with IQAC director Prof KM Abdus Sobhan in the chair.

Over 100 teachers of various departments of the university took part in the event.

VC Rashid Askari said As English language has a lot of importance for the  research, there is no alternative to develop skills on English language.

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