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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

BUET in Crisis July 15, 2012

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, EDUCATION.
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BUET teachers and students are taking oath at Shahid Minar

The teachers and students of BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology) are in a all out movement to oust VC and Pro-VC. The employees and Alumni also joined the movement. Earlier 24 senioir teachers including 16 chairman of Departments, 5 deans of Faculties and 3 Directors of Institutions have resigned from their posts in protest against the irregularities of VC and Pro-VC.
Actually the movement started 2 years back and the attention of the Government was tried to be drawn to the situation but in vein.

2 months back, when the BUET teachers were in strike, they went back to take classes on the assurance from the Prime Minister. 2 months gone, but the situation worsens. The teachers failed to get the appointment of Prime Minister to discuss their sorrow. They declared to start fresh agitation if their demands are not met. The PM then gave her kind hearing to current VC Nazrul Islam and asked him to continue dialogue with the Syndicate. But the teachers don’t like to sit with the present administration.

A judicial inquiry was proposed that is also rejected by the teachers. They now want to meet with the Prime Minister or the President and their demands come to a single demand – the removal of VC and Pro-VC.

BUET is our pride. It is the best university in the country and has the best ranking among our universities.

The crisis BUET is deepening and if it is not solved in time, it will be an embarrassment for the Government also.

We hope that PM Sk Hasina or the President who is the Chancellor of the University will take proper action immediately and save the university and save the nation.

An ordinary citizen