DU turns 96 years

DUOn July 1, the Dhaka University turned 96 years. Every year, July 1 is observed as Dhaka University Day. Students, teachers, researchers and members of alumni associations have been celebrating the 96th founding anniversary of the country’s highest seat of learning day on DU campus with much enthusiasm and festivity. A day-long programme chalked out to mark the day befittingly.  The vice-chancellor of the university professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the programme in the morning. The national flag, DU flag and flags of different dormitories of the university were hoisted at 10:15am. A number of processions were brought out from different residential halls in the morning. The university authorities also held discussions and cultural sessions, sports and debate competitions to mark the day.

 

Orientation of MS PhD program held at BSMRAU

BSMRAUOn July 3, the orientation program of autumn term 2017 of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) for the MS and PhD students was held at the University auditorium. The vice-chancellor of the university, professor Md Giashuddin Miah was present as chief guest and he had addressed the audience. In his speech, Dr Giashuddin welcomed the newly admitted students and urged them to be sincere and studious to gain excellent knowledge. He has also said that, ‘this is the best time to build your future career, and it needs to be done with good research and better publications. The orientation programme was chaired by director (student welfare) professor Md Ruhul Amin. The registrar (additional duty) of the university, Syed Zahurul Amin, proctor professor Md Roshidul Hasan, provost Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed also spoke on the occasion. Newly admitted students, faculty members and related officers-employees were present at that time.

 

JU students demanded withdrawal of cases

JUOn July 4, fifty-four students of Jahangirnagar University, now on bail, appeared before the court in connection with a vandalism case filed against them by the university administration. The Dhaka court asked Ashulia police to submit by August 7 the probe report of the case filed against the students on charge of vandalising the vice chancellors residence.

On May 26, marketing student Nazmul Hasan Rana, and microbiology student Arafat of the university were killed in road accident near campus. Protesting the incident, agitating students blocked the highway with some demands, including installation of speed breakers, when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse them.Later, they besieged the VC’s house to know why such action was taken against them when the 42 including 12 female students were held and later were shown arrested in the vandalism case. The next day, all the 42 were released on bail.

After the court appearance, over 60 JU students, including the 54 accused in the case, formed a human chain at the court premises to press home their six-point demand including immediate withdrawal of the case and reformation of the probe body.

 

 

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