OPTIMITY 2017: Where students become ‘investment warriors’


With a vision to create more portfolio managers and to enlighten students on investment tactics, OPTIMITY 2017 was organised to give the students a platform to experience real-world scenario of investment sector. From 13 universities, a total of 138 teams registered for the first round which only shows a small scenario of competitiveness of the event. The competition lasted for six weeks. It was arranged generally for the business students in order to improve their business sense and skills. It was specially designed to provide students with knowledge on Bangladesh stock and share market.  The purpose of the competition was to instruct the knowledge of investment and portfolio management into the growing minds of the students in order to make them more competent regardless of what their focus of study is.

OPTIMITY started with a workshop which took place on the July 28, 2017 at the NSU campus. In the workshop, a large number of participants turned in where the stage was occupied by professionals from IPDC Finance. Nawed Wahed Chowdhury, head of treasury of IPDC Finance and Benozeer Ahmed, chief financial officer, IPDC Finance shared their views about the event and encouraged the participants. Faculty advisor of the club, Muhammad Nasiruddin, lecturer of the department of accounting and finance inspired the participants to engage more in co-curricular activities alongside studies. The workshop was conducted by experienced finance professionals who had laid down the guidelines of the competition. Finally, a total of eight teams qualified for the finale of OPTIMITY. It was followed by the last interactive workshop in which students was given the tasks for the final round.  The grand finale took place on August 20, 2017. During the event, chief guest Mominul Islam, CEO and MD of IPDC Finance, and Dr Gour Gobinda Goswami, treasurer of North South University, praised the participants and presented crests to the valued partners of the event and most importantly to the top three winners. In an attempt to become the investment warrior, Beta Bots of Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University won the title of champions and prize money of Tk 1 lac.  Counter Logic, also from IBA, DU, received the title of 1st runners-up and pocketed Tk 60,000 and team ICONS from North South University were 2nd runners-up with Tk 40,000 as prize money.


Banophool Adibashi College protest violence against Rohingya

On Wednesday, September 13, a human chain was organised to protest violence against  Rohingyas at  Banophool Adibashi Greenheart College. It was organised by Mirpur Shakyamuni Bouddha Bihara and Banophool Adibashi Greenheart College. It was held in front of the road near Shakyamuni Bihara and Banophool College cumpus. Students, Teachers, faculty members, officials and guardians of the college and all monks of Bihara participated in the human chain.

The participants carried out festoons and banner with slogans against the mass killing and attack on Rohingyas.    



AIUB champion of Cisco Net Riders Competition 2017

American International University-Bangladesh won the champion title of 2017 Cisco Net Riders Competition at the national level. Cisco Networks Competition-2017 is a prestigious competition organised by Cisco Networking Academy in collaboration with Network Professionals. It was held at the permanent campus of American International University Bangladesh. In the final round of this competition total 17 students participated from different private and public universities in Bangladesh. Naimul Khair and Abdullah Al Faruq, two students of AIUB won the champion title scoring the highest in the competition.

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