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Tag: Announcement, Administration
Publish Date: January 1st, 2018

BRACU Undergraduate Orientation Program - Spring 2018, will be held on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018, at Army Golf Garden, Dhaka.
Program detail:

9:30 a.m. Registration Starts

9:50 a.m. Students and Guests to be seated

10:00 a.m. Welcome Song: [BRACU Students]

10:05 a.m. Inaugural Speech: Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor

10:15 a.m. Overview of BRACU (Video Presentation)

10:20 a.m. BRACU Experience: Graduates’ Reflections: Ms. Syeda Shajeela Shawkat, Operation Manager,
Abinta Kabir Foundation (Student of Economics and Social Sciences Department)

10:25 a.m. A Glimpse of Residential Semester (RS), Savar Campus (Video Presentation)

10:30 a.m. Residential Semester & First-Year Experience at BRACU: Ms. Liza Reshmin, Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator, BIL

10: 40 a.m Presentation on First Year Advising Team (FYAT): Mr. Md. Solaiman Jony, Lecturer & Coordinator of FYAT & Probation Advising and Student Support (PASS) program

10:50 a.m. Assistance from Relationship Management Office (RMO): Ms. Ismat Shereen, Head of RMO

11: 00 a.m. Role of Counseling Unit: Ms. Safina Binte Enayet, Psychosocial Counselor and Lecturer, BRACU Counseling Unit

11:10 a.m. Students’ Involvement in Functions of BRACU Registrar’s Office and Advising System:
Ms. Maria Kibtia (MNS) & Mr. Sagar Mazumder (EEE)

11:20 a.m. Closing Remarks: Dr. Ansar Ahmed, Pro-Vice Chancellor

11:30 a.m. Program Closing Followed by Lunch

 

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: December 26th, 2017


Ungraduate Programs

Admission Test Results (Viva): 

  • Candidates are selected for admission in Spring 2018 semester.
    [ View viva results ]

  • Candidates are selected for Pre-University (Pre-Uni) course in English; after passing this course, the candidates will be eligible for admission into their departments.
    [ View viva results ]

 

Admission Test Results (held on 3 November 2017):

1. Selected candidates for admission in Spring 2018 semester.
    [ Viva Results ]

2. Selected candidates for Pre University (Pre-Uni) course in English.
    [ Viva Results ]

Postgraduate Programs

EMBA Admission Test Result (2nd Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Spring 2018.

[ Admission Test Results ]

MBA Admission Test Result (2nd Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Spring 2018.

[ Admission Test Results ]

MA in TESOL Admission Test Result

[ Admission Test Results ]

MDS Admission Test Result

Admission Test Results ]

MPSM Admission Test Result

Admission Test Results ]

MS in Biotechnology Admission Test Result

Admission Test Results ]

MA in English Admission Test Result

[ Admission Test Results ]

PPDM Admission Test Result

Admission Test Results ]

MSAE Admission Test Result

Admission Test Results ]

EEE Postgraduate Admission Test Result

Admission Test Results ]

CSE Postgraduate Admission Test Result

[ Admission Test Results ]

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: December 20th, 2017

 

Want to make a real impact and learn from people who already have?
The School of Public Policy at Central European University brings together students from almost 50 countries. They work together with faculty including top researchers and seasoned practitioners, and develop the skills needed to successfully identify and address pressuring public policy problems.

Programs offered

·         MA in Public Policy (MAPP) / 1 YEAR

·         Master of Public Administration (MPA) / 2 YEARS

·         Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) / 2 YEARS

·         Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science - Public Policy Track

MPA and MAPP tracks

·         Development

·         Governance

·         Higher Education Policy

·         Media and Communication

·         Security

Mundus MAPP specializations

·         Global Public Policy

·         European Public Policy

Why CEU?

·         Students and faculty from 115 countries

·         Alumni on 6 continents in top positions

·         Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary

·         8:1 student/faculty ratio

·         Based in Budapest, the heart of Europe

·         Generous scholarships available

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Mundus MAPP (with financial aid): January 15, 2018
Mundus MAPP (self-financing) May 3, 2018
MAPP, MPA, PhD (with financial aid): February 1, 2018
MAPP, MPA (self-financing): June 1, 2018

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: December 20th, 2017

S N Kairy
Treasurer and Registrar (a.i.)
BRAC University

Tag: Professional Development Centre
Publish Date: December 20th, 2017

In the Fall of 2017, The Scholar’s Program at BRAC University made available to its students a special global university competition: EdVenture Partners Peer2Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge ( https://edventurepartners.com/peer-to-peer-facebook-global-digital-challenge/. The competition managed by EdVenture Partners and sponsored by Facebook, challenges participants to innovate possible solutions to the rise and prevalence of extremism and hate crime on social media in ways that are authentic and credible to their peers and communities.  Two scholars’ students Fatimah Akhtar and Zareef Tajwar Karim, both from the Anthropology Program at ESS formed a group with other interested students Adeepto Intisar Ahmed: ESS, Quazi Navila Zaman: BBA and Rojin Ammar: CSE and launched a social campaign titled Get Up Speak Up (https://www.facebook.com/getupspeakup/.  

It is very encouraging for the students and great news for BRAC University that Get Up Speak Up has reached the final stage of the competition and will be representing BRAC University, Bangladesh and Asia at the finals to be held in Washington D.C on January 30, 2018. The team has been selected as one of four finalists from over 350 teams from over 65 countries. The team will now compete for the final round of the competition, along with Design Akademie Berlin (Germany), Federal University of Pernumbuco (Brazil) and the Haigazian University (Lebanon).

The academic mentors for the project were Prof.  Firdous Azim (ENH) and Dr. Samia Huq (ESS). Overall technical supervision was provided by Hamim Al Ahsan.

Get Up Speak Up created an innovative and dynamic platform to address the rise and prevalence of extremism and hate crime by focusing on shrinking online spaces and opening up channels for interfaith dialogue. Get up Speak up was a first attempt to create a safe space on facebook: the largest social media platform in terms of number of users in Bangladesh. In addition to the facebook page, Get Up Speak Up operates through its website that hosts a forum for people to hold dialogue, share experiences surrounding faith and discrimination (https://getupspeakup.org/). Beyond the facebook page and website, Get Up Speak Up has hosted live events and workshops.

They will be facing a jury of academics, policy makers and other key players in Washington DC and compete for a prize of $10, 000 with other teams from the Names of team members.

Tag: Administration
Publish Date: December 19th, 2017

Lafargeholcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction has recently awarded a project on the new 'floating' campus of Brac University in Bangladesh with the Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for Asia Pacific.

The project was highly appreciated by architects, landscape designers, engineers, urban planners and developers as it won the Bronze Award at the gala event held at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on November 23. The university project, located on an urban lake at Merul Badda, is an international effort.

Jalal Ahmad, a Bangladeshi architect and principal architect of JA Architects Ltd, is a part of the team of multinational architects and engineers who are working on the project that started in July 2016.

Richard Hassell and Sim Choon Heok, architects from WOHA in Singapore, and Wolfgang Kessling, climate engineer of Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH of Germany, are the other members of the team.

Speaking about the project, Hassell said something that looks attractive in picture is the water body, but it was actually a kind of black toxic mud.

“We had to fit in a lot of things in the project – a social space, recreational space, nature and an energy generating space. So, there were a lot of programmes to accommodate,” Hassell said, adding that the project will set a new benchmark for sustainability in Asia.

Ahmad said: “We have taken inspiration from the Sundarbans, which have separate ecosystems above and below tidal level.”

The “club sandwich” approach was adopted to create two distinct programmatic strata by floating the academia above the lake and revealing a campus park below to reflect the synergistic coexistence between mankind and mangrove, according to Ahmad.

All organic waste produced on the campus is composted for maintenance of the landscape. The building uses adaptive thermal comfort using seven modes of cooling/ventilation, fine-tuning the building to the local climate.

The campus is designed to breathe, with cross ventilation and indirect natural day-light making tropical learning spaces without air-conditioning possible.

Using vegetation as a key component of the building's material palette, landscaping is applied both vertically and horizontally throughout its height, Ahmad said.

The design's tactile architectural expression of living green walls upon a pedestal of terracotta brick recalls the ancient Paharpur transposed into a forward-looking, innovative and sustainable 21st century tropical campus, he said.

Upto 44 percent of open spaces are provided as informal break-out areas.

The building section is designed to catch the breezes and direct them to the gathering spaces while providing shelter from the sun and rain, Ahmad said.

“We hope to complete the project by the middle of 2020.”

Tag: Administration
Publish Date: December 14th, 2017

BRAC University (BRACU) organised its 12th convocation at BRAC University Residential Campus, Savar (Khagan) on December 13, 2017.

Commemorating Victory Day on 16 December 2017 and Martyrs’ Day tomorrow, Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, PhD, Vice Chancellor, BRACU, spoke of BRACU’s high achievements, including being ranked the top private university in Bangladesh by the QS Asia rankings and Dhaka Tribune-Bangla Tribune rankings.

He presented the graduates an acronym, “SPECIAL”, urging to focus their lives on the first words of self, partnerships, excellence, commitment, integrity, ambition and learning.

The convocation speaker, Dr Shahidul Alam, Managing Director, Drik Picture Library Ltd, spoke of his life in photography and of leaving behind a life of comforts in the UK to challenge the Western concept of Bangalees being poor.

He showed his keffiyeh explaining his support for Palestinians and said he was wearning a burnt paddy on a necklace protesting the torching of indigenous people’s houses in Rangamati’s Langadu upazila in June.

He urged the graduates to follow his path into accepting whatever it takes to protest and challenge injustice.

Nurul Islam Nahid, Education Minister, spoke as the chief guest and presided over the convocation ceremony on behalf of President and BRACU Chancellor Abdul Hamid.

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG and Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, also addressed the convocation ceremony.

Around 1,600 students were presented crests and degree certificates, including two with the Chancellor’s gold medal and 30 others with the Vice-Chancellor’s gold medal.

Tag: Announcement, Office of the Registrar
Publish Date: December 12th, 2017

 

BRAC University 12th Convocation will be held on December 13, 2017. Therefore, BRAC University will remain closed on December 13, 2017.

 

Treasurer and Registrar (a.i.)

Tag: Department of Architecture
Publish Date: December 7th, 2017

The Department of Architecture at BRAC University in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain organized the second lecture of The Spanish Architecture Lecture Series Fall 2017. The event took place on December 5, 2017. The speaker was acclaimed Barcelona architect Carme Pinós (1954).

Spanish architect and educator Carme Pinós (1954) is one of the well-known and influential architects of the contemporary age. She is known for her design ranging from cultural centers, educational institutions and public housing to office towers, urban landscapes and furniture design.

After completing her graduation and post-graduation from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) in Barcelona, she formed a partnership with eminent architect, Enric Miralles. The work of Pinós-Miralles received awards on several occasions, including the FAD prize for the La Llauna School and the Igualada Cemetery Park, as well as the City of Barcelona Prize for the 1992 Olympic Archery Range Buildings.

In 1991, Pinós set up her own studio Estudio Carme Pinós in Barcelona. Her designs have been exhibited around the world, and models of her buildings have been included in the collections of both the Centre Pompidou museum in Paris and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Among other recognitions, Pinós was named an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects in 2011 and a Royal Institute of British Architects International Fellow in 2013 for her outstanding contribution to architecture. In 2015 she was honored with the Creu de Sant Jordi, one of the highest civil distinctions awarded by the Catalan government to individuals and organizations for their cultural and social services in Catalonia. In 2016 she was also awarded with the Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence by the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, 2016 and received the 2016 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize for her significant contribution to advancing gender equity in architecture, and commitment to sustainability and community.

In her talk at BRAC University, architect Pinós presented her design philosophy through three projects : Cube I, Office Tower in Guadalajara (Mexico), Caixaforum Museum, Auditorium and Cultural Center in Zaragoza (Spain), and Cube II Office Tower in Guadalajara (Mexico).

Professor Adnan Morshed, Chairperson of the Department, welcomed the audience by providing a background of the series and introducing Architect Carme Pinós. Alejandra Lopez Garcia, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Spain, thanked the sponsors of the series. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG , Founder and Chairman of BRAC, Lady Sayeda Sarwat Abed, founder and director of the BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL), his Excellency Alvaro de Salas, Spanish Ambassador to Bangladesh and. Dr. Syed Saad Andaleeb, Vice Chancellor of BRAC University, attended the presentation. Academics, architects, designers, professionals, students, and members of the civil society participated in the lively and interactive event.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTe4oVb2tcc
Photographs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bracuniversity/albums/72157689298066761

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: December 5th, 2017

BBA Program

Students of the BBA Program are instructed to meet their respective advisors during their scheduled time. Students having their USIS accounts blocked should get those unblocked before meeting the advisers. Those who intend to drop Spring 18 are instructed to meet the coordinators during the advising week.

Advising schedule for Spring 2018 semester ]

LL.B. Program

Students of the LL.B. Program are instructed to meet their respective advisors during their scheduled time.

[ Advising schedule for Spring 2018 semester ]

Department of Economics and Social Sciences

[ Advising schedule for Spring 2018 semester ]

[ Advising schedule (Anthropology & Sociology) for Spring 2018 semester ]

 

Tag: Announcement, Relationship Management Office
Publish Date: December 4th, 2017


The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is offering Kings Scholarship for students of diverse background from Bangladesh.

The scholarship is available for pursuing Masters programme.

The deadline of the scholarship is March 31, 2018.

Students can get more information through the given link:
Kings Scholarship at Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.

More scholarships are available for Bangladeshi Students.

More scholarships are available for international students for academic year 2018.  

Each scholarship award covers tuition fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus, for the entire period of the 22-month master degree program.

 

 

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: December 4th, 2017

Comprehensive seat plan - Fall 2017 (trimester programs) [ PDF ]

[Please look into additional sheet in notice board/web those exams are scheduled in multiple hall rooms]

Day 1 (10/12/17), Sunday

Morning (10:00 AM):

ENG091 | ENG101 | ENG102 | ENG203 | CHN101 | FRN101 | CSE421 | MGT401 | MKT301

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

CSE101 | CSE230 | CSE320 | EEE361 | HST406 | LAW201 | LAW303 | MGT431 | MKT201 | MSC427 | POL101

Day 2 (11/12/17), Monday

Morning (10:00 AM):

ACT301 | BTE102 | BTE306 | CSE220 | CSE221 | ECO101 | ECO303 | EEE201 | EEE203 | FIN301 | HUM101 | LAW205 | MKT431

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

BIO101 | BUS201(sec: 3,4) | BUS201 (sec1,2) | CSE110 | CSE111 | CSE370 | CSE422 | EEE243 | LAW103 | MGT424 | MSC441 | SOC101(Sec: 1,3,5,6,7,8,9)

Day 3 (15/12/17), Friday

Morning (10:00 AM):

ACT202 | ANT101 | BTE101 | CHE101 | CSE340 | CSE341 | CSE360 | CSE371 | ECO202 | EEE365 | ENG111 | FIN427 | GEO101 |

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

CSE460 | ECO307 | EEE205 | EEE411 | HST103 | LAW304 | MAT103 | MKT421 | MSC301 | MSC424 | PHY111 | PHY112 |

Day 4 (17/12/17), Sunday

Morning (10:00 AM):

ACT201 | BTE302 | CSE330 | ECO201 | ECO209 | EEE221 | EEE223 | LAW204 | LAW307 | STA101 |

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

BTE308 | BUS202(Sec.: 1) | BUS202(Sec.: 2,3,4) | BUS302 | CSE391 | CSE423 | ECO311 | EEE421 | HST102 | MAT092 | MAT110 | MAT215 | MIC102 | MKT426

Day 5 (18/12/17), Monday

Morning (10:00 AM):

BUS301 | CSE470 | ECO102 | ENG115 | FIN424 | LAW322 | MKT423 |

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

ARC121 | ARC326 | CHE110 | CSE310 | ENV103 | MAT120 | MAT216 | SOC342

Day 6 (19/12/17), Tuesday

Morning (10:00 AM):

ARC394 | BCH102 | CEE411 | CSE161 | EEE343 | ENG335 | FIN421 | LAW434 | MGT211 | MGT423 | STA201 |

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

BUS321 | CSE331 | CSE420 | ECO309 | EEE241 | LAW104 | MIC203 | MKT425 | PSY101

Day 7 (20/12/17), Wednesday

Morning (10:00 AM):

BUS101 | CSE471 | MGT201 | MIC304 |

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

BUS203 | CSE321 | EEE305 | LAW305 | MAT101 | PHY101

Day 8 (21/12/17), Thursday

Morning (10:00 AM):

CSE461 | EEE413 | MGT301 | MGT422

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

MSC142 sec.: 1,2

Afternoon (04:00 PM):

MSC142 sec.: 3,4

Tag: Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research
Publish Date: December 3rd, 2017

Bangladesh University of Engineering Techynology Debating Club organized its Silver Jubilee function from November 30 to December 2, 2017. All current members of BUET debating Club as well as the alumni who belonged to the BUET debating club family attended to celebrate the occasion. BUET Debate Club in all these 25 years has produced excellent debaters who have been contributing a lot to the community with their intellect. Dr. Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus, C3ER, BRAC University graced the Inauguration Ceremony of 25 Years Celebration of BUET Debating Club as the Chief Guest on 30 November 2017 at BUET seminar hall. 

Tag: Office of Co-curricular Activities
Publish Date: November 30th, 2017

LG campus Icon-Lead the leaders was organized in our campus with the help of BRAC University Film Club (BUFC). It was a daylong event where LG showcased their phones, play games and held live music program.

The event was very interesting for us as it was amusing. LG organized a game event called “Minute to win it” where the participants had a minute to play and if they win the challenge they would get exciting prizes. There were many participants that day and lot of them won prizes. Furthermore, we were impressed by the band named “Dhaka Hitman”. They performed live music which the audience really loved. The event became more lively as the day passed. Lastly, the audience was excited to see actor “Nirob”. The crowd took photographs with the celebrity and talked to him. Audiences left the event with a smile on their faces as the event ended.

In essence the event was successful because of the appreciation of the audiences. The event attracted a huge crowd and everybody enjoyed it. Thanks to LG for giving us an amazing experience. It was a pleasure and honor to have them among us.

Tag: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Publish Date: November 30th, 2017

BRAC University has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Grameen Phone, an initiative aimed at fostering University-Industry collaboration. The MoU signing ceremony took place at GPHOUSE, Bahsundhara on November 29. Pro-VC of BRAC University – Professor Ansar Ahmed, Ph.D.,  signed the MoU on behalf of BRACU. Quazi Mohammad Shahed, Chief Human Resources Officer of Grameenphone, signed the MoU on behalf of GP. Also present were Prof. Dr. M A Mottalib, (Chairperson, CSE dept.), Hossain Arif (Assistant Professor, CSE dept.), Reduan Hasan Khan (Head of IoT, GP), and Masud Mushfiq Zaman (Head of OD, GP).

Collaboration between Industry and University is quite rare in Bangladesh, even though it is very common in USA, Europe, and other developed countries. Such collaboration is very beneficial for both sides, and can greatly enhance innovation through knowledge exchange. BRACU aims to play a leading role in such collaborative initiatives.

This will provide BRACU students with the opportunity to work on collaborative projects in the fields of Big Data, IoT, and other emerging technologies. Students will greatly benefit from this experience of working on practical and world-class projects, in partnership with GP professionals.

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