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Dhaka University Admission: VC contradicting himself October 24, 2014

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Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University declared that henceforth the students will only get a single chance to appear in the admission test in Dhaka University and that is in the year they passed HSC exam.
The declaration caught the students off guarded as nobody was prepared to hear such an announcement.
The declaration is also a contradiction to VC’s earlier stand. The HSC passed students failed massively in the admission tests of DU in different units. VC expressed that the students are not upto the standards to pass the exam. Later he added that those students who are appearing in the second time are doing good. In that case why a student shouldn’t get a second chance to be admitted in the university.
No international exam GRE,GMAT,IELTS or admission test in any university is limited to a single chance. It can’t be accepted academically nor on humanitarian ground. If the attempt remains allowed for a single chance then many students will miss their chance because of medical illnesses.
DU authority should reconsider their decision and be more logical.

An ordinary citizen

Nanotechnology : Prospects in Bangladesh September 29, 2012

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An workshop on ‘Nanotechnology and Its Prospect in Bangladesh’ was organized recently by Dhaka University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the program and expressed all out support for the progress of nanotechnology in Bangladesh.

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. The size of the materials is between 1 to 100 nano meters. The term was coined in 70s and the presence of new science could be felt in early 80s. The nanotech is gradually increasing its dimension in different field of sciences.

The prospect of nanotech is already felt by the big powers. USA has invested 3.7 billion dollars. The European Union has invested 1.2 billion and Japan 750 million dollars in development of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology have great ptospect in developing applications in many field of sciences such as in medicine, electronics, biomaterials and energy production.

How can Bangladesh use this new science in its own advancement? One of the area that Bangladesh can afford is to introduce this new science in different universities. Bangladesh can also send our teachers and scientists to different leading universities and research organisations to get more knowledge and skills on the subject. If possible Bangladesh can also arrange joint research on the subject with foreign universities and organisations.

We should also try to use nano applications in its earliest opportunities.

An ordinary citizen

Dhaka University : Cancelled admission test raises questions November 28, 2011

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The result of admission test of commerce faculty of Dhaka University for graduation courses is camcelled. The test was held on 28th October 2011 . The result was published on 31st October,2011 but the result was republished on 2nd November 2011 on the plea of some students. Then hundreds of students objected to the published result and the second result was cancelled by the Dean Committee. Then on 21st novemebr , the university administration decided to hold the admission test on 9th December.2011

12 students filed petition in the High Court on 22 November 2011 challenging the republished result.

The High Court asked Professor Jafar Iqbal, a renowned educationist for an expert opinion on the issue jn the court on 28/11/2011.

Total exercise raised some questions and confusions. How is it possible in a university like Dhaka University that claims to be the highest seat of learning in the country did such a blunder in a admission test that needed to be cancelled . How on earth it is possible for question setters to leave 6 questions unanswered in the answer script. How on earth it is possible to make mistake in answers in 6 questions where not a single teacher but a group of teachers are assigned.

Who to blame ? The teachers who were primarily made the script or the committee that were assigned the job? Or was the university authority biased in selecting the teachers and made the wrong selection in preparing the questions puting aside the competent teachers?

How will the university authority console the students who are undergoing the agony that arises out of the situation? How will they compensate the loss of oppotunity or years that would affect many of the students who appeared in the exam and then are going to miss?

How will compensate the financial losses that was incurred on the parents?

Is the lapse in the admission test an isolated incident or a sign of continuation of deterioration in the academic administration of the public universities whole?

The university authority should seek apology from the nation and the responsible for the lapses should be punished.

An ordinary citizen

Follow up:
28/11/2011i
Dr. Jafar Iqbal gave his opinion in the court against taking a new admission test and suggested to reassess the old answer scripts leaving aside the controversial questions.

31/11/2011
High Court has given the judgment against holding the exam again and formed a 3 member committee to reassess the scripts and publish the result.

4/12/2011
Dhaka University VC said they are filing petition against the judgment of High Court according to the decision of the Syndicate.

8/12/2011
Supreme Court allowed Dhaka University to hold fresh admission test but no new application will be allowed.
Dhaka University authority declared to hold the exam on 20th December, 2011.

Sorry plight of DU students and an ineffective administration May 25, 2008

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? a university standard accomodationThe daily Star publishes a report on the problem of accommodation of the DU students and prinited a picture whcih indicates a sorry state of our children in the resident halls of the university. (more…)

Judicial Inquiry Committee publishes its report on Dhaka University violence April 6, 2008

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The report of the Judicial Inquiry Committee has been published which was the demand of the many over the last months after the committee completed its inquiry on the Dhaka University violence of August 2007.

The Committee suggested for reviewing the student and teachers politics in the 1973 DU ordinance. It also suggested to revise or to remove the 1976 regulation to stop the blind following of the political parties by the student organizations in the campus. (more…)

On the verdicts of Dhaka University violence January 25, 2008

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Court has ultimately given verdicts on the 3 cases in relation to the violence of Dhaka University in August 2007.

The first case was against 4 teachers and 15 students for instigating violent protests breaking the emergency rule. The case registered with Shahbag police on 23 August, 2007. Court acquitted 4 teachers and 11 students in the case on 21/1/08. The court has given 4 absconding students to 2 years imprisonment for the same case. The 4 students were given presidential mercy along with the 10 convicted students of RU in the evening of 21/1/08.

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4 DU teachers finally freed January 23, 2008

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4 DU teachers finally freed. 3 of them convicted and then pardoned by the president on govt’s initiative; 1 DU teacher and 15 students acquitted.

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4 freed teachers

News link: Daily Star

Dhaka University Violence: unconditional release of teachers & students vs release of teachers after judgment January 17, 2008

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du-violence-mock-jail.jpgThe students of DU under the banner of ‘Students Against Repression’ are continuing different programs for unconditional release of the teachers and students arrested in relation to the violence in the Dhaka University. They conducted silent processions, wear black badges and staged dramas. From yesterday students except the Faculty of Business Studies are boycotting classes for 2 hours. They want release by 18th of this month, otherwise they will start all-out program of class boycot. (more…)

Dhaka University violence(3): coming out of the curfew August 23, 2007

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The Curfew imposed in Dhaka and other 6 divisional towns is entering into the 3rd day.

2nd day began in a relaxed state. People started to move to their offices and businesses. Many vehicles were found running on the streets. But the police and law enforcers became active in the mid morning and started announcing that offices and businesses are closed and asked the public to return to their houses.

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Dhaka University violence (2): after developments August 23, 2007

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11-30 pm BDT 22nd August, 2007

Though Authority at the highest level of the Govertment expressed

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[courtesy: the pictures are taken from daily Inquilab]

sorrow for the incident at the DU campus, the Army camp has been removed as per demand of the students and Govt has formed a Judicial Committee with a retired Judge in the chair to enquire into the matter, the violence continued into the 2nd day in the sorrunding areas of the University and sometimes deep into the city. Reports of clashes were also coming from other university campus and different institutions of the country.

On the streets, many young men also joined with the students the clashes took ugly and violent look – hundreds of vehicles damaged, many were torched, they fought piece-meal battle with the police at different areas, many were injured but none reported death.

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Dhaka University violence: what does it indicate? August 21, 2007

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Violent clashes erupted yesterday and which is continuing today in the Dhaka University Campus between the Law Enforcing Agencies and the students.

 

The clash started on a triffle matter on the sideline of a football match in the university field between few students and army personals who had a camp in the nearby Gymnesium.

 

It is reported that the Army abused and beat the students; in protest the students brought out processions; police intervened, more students pure in; they threw bricks and stones to the police; police fired teargases and baton charged the students. The campus ttrnasformed into a battle field. Police later raided into the residential halls and beat the students. More than 100 students, many policemen and few teachers were injured in the clash. Many were admitted in the nearby Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

 

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Class abstension: DU teachers creating a bad precedence July 21, 2007

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du-1.jpg DU Teachers Association in a meeting decided to wear black badges and abstain classes for half day in protest against the arrest of Sk Hasina and ‘harassment’ of Begum Khaleda Zia by the Government.

Only 223 members out of 4000 teachers were present in the meeting under the chairmanship of Dr. Sadrul Amin, who himself is saying that he does not agree with the program to abstain from the classes.

While the country is going through a political transformation, we the ordinary citizen expected a more prudent step from the teachers of the highest seat of education of the nation. If they feel concern, they could better demand for free and fair trail of the accused. That would have been more dignified for their post and position. (more…)

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