Office of Career Services & Alumni Relations (OCSAR) in association with Ethics Advanced Technology Limited (EATL) organized an on- campus interview session as part of the recruitment process for the position of Executive, Subject Coordinator on 28th November 2017.
Ethics Advanced Technology Limited (EATL) HR personnel conducted the interview session. The session took place at the OCSAR Conference room, BRAC University. A total number of 20 students took part in the session.
Mr. Kazi Shahnoor Kabir, and Ms. Shanzida Shahab Uddin, OCSAR were present at the session and coordinated the event.
In the month of November BRAC University Law Society (BULS) published its newsletter “Acumen” on the issue “Discuss your opinion on Any Domestic Law or Legal Matter of Your Choice”. BULS also participated in the cricket tournament BRAC University Premier League (BUPL). Though we got eliminated in the first round but still we enjoyed the tournament with sportsman spirit. So these are the activities of BULS that have been done in the month of November.
BRACU 12th Convocation Rehearsal will take place at the TNT playground, Wireless Gate, Mohakhali, on Thursday, 07 December, 2017 at 2:00pm. All concerned are requested to be present on time.
The 12th Convocation
BRAC University is proud to announce the 12th Convocation to be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Residential Campus in Savar (Khagan). Hon’ble Minister of Education, Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, MP has kindly agreed to be the Chief Guest at the Convocation Ceremony.
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Venue: BRAC University Residential Campus, Savar (Khagan)
Gown, Cap and Souvenir will be distributed from BRAC University, 66 Mohakhali, Building No.1, 1st Floor, Room No. UB10107 from Friday, December 1, 2017 to Tuesday, December 12, 2017 between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
All graduating students are requested to collect these in the scheduled date and time. Please bring your BRAC University ID card for collecting these items.
* BRAC University will arrange transport for the Convocation graduates and their parents if requested. Please register your interest to avail transport by filling in the form (https://goo.gl/ffzUtv) sent to you through SMS. Pick-up from five different points of the city to BRAC University Residential Campus, Savar and back will be available.
M H M Mubassir, lecturer of Biotechnology program from the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences got BSN Academic Award for his outstanding achievement in academy and research at Masters level in Malaysia. Bangladeshi Students Night (BSN) committee announced and gave the award on 25th November. The chairman of Bangladesh Student Society, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia received the award on behalf Mubassir on the same day during the event.
Bangladeshi Students Night (BSN) is the biggest event of Bangladeshi students in Malaysia. BSN ACADEMIC AWARD is set to be a precious award meant to highlight extraordinary Bangladeshi talents who has established a remarkable example in academic background. "Bangladeshi Students' Night" committee has taken such an initiative to appreciate unique and hardworking talents starting from year 2015.
Before BSN Academic Award, Mubassir also got “Best Student Award” at 58th Convocation of Universit i Teknologi Malaysia for his brilliant performance in academy during his MPhil. He published 8 scientific papers in different peer reviewed national and international journals. His MPhil research topic was “Plant Immunity System”.
Dr. Md. Mamun Habib, Associate Professor of BRAC Business School (BBS) and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM) – Scopus Indexed, joined the International Conference 2017 on November 24-25, 2017 at Institute of Technology Mayyil, Kannur, Kerala State, India. Dr. Habib delivered his keynote speech on “Supply Chain Management: A New Paradigm” in that conference as a keynote speaker. Through his speech he illustrated the significance and implications of chronological prospective of SCM in different areas of manufacturing and service industries which organization can embrace as a proven managerial approach to achieve sustainable profits, growth and deliver value added services to its customer/stakeholders. In brief he discussed about Supply Chain Management (SCM), as a new branch of Management, upon service industries through basic models as well as demonstrated ITESCM (Integrated Tertiary Educational Supply Chain Management) Model which was developed by Dr. Habib in 2009.
Moreover, Dr. Habib conducted a workshop over there where he demonstrated on different aspects of publishing a journal paper. For a clear understanding of his audiences, he further segmented the entire workshop in four different modules where in each part he focused on a single topic, namely Research: Basis Ideas, Research Publications, Outlines of Research Publications and Academic Writing. In addition to that, he shared different tips with the audience which should be followed in order to produce good quality papers. Consequently, he illustrated the eight main features of Academia Writing and emphasized on the use of precise and accurate language while writing any sort of Research Journals with the examples of few quality papers.
In addition, Dr. Habib inaugurated the conference with other notable guests. Lots of participants from various countries, particularly from India, Srilanka presented their papers. It’s noted that Dr. Habib was invited by Dr.B.Chandrachoodan Nair (Institute of Technology Mayyil, India), Chair of International Conference 2017. During the conference, Dr. Habib discussed with notable professors, including Prof KK Munner (ITM Group of Institutions Mayyil, India), Dr. M.B.M. Ismail (South Eastern University, Srilanka), Dr. M.K. Ramachandran Nair (University of Kerala, India), Mr. C. Jayachandran (Mascot Industries, India), Mr. B.R. Menon (Rear Admiral Retd. VSM., India) and many others about 2nd International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM) of BRAC Business School (BBS) which will be held on 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL), a Non-Bank Financial Institution owned by the Ministry of Finance, is the largest of its kind in Bangladesh mandated for financing infrastructure projects. It also promotes, among others, the use of green technologies across the country. As a part of its national awareness campaign for sustainable development, the organization arranged “BIFFL Green Convention and Expo 2017” on 25 November 2017 at Bangabandhu International Conference, Dhaka. Mr. Abul Maal A Muhith, MP, Honorable Finance Minister graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. In this occasion, BIFFL arranged a “Plenary Discussion Session” on “Green Movement in Bangladesh-Present and future”. Considering the important role, playing by Dr. Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus, C3ER, BRAC University for promoting green technologies, BIFFL invited him as the Moderator of the aforesaid session held from 12:00 PM on that day. The objective of the plenary session was to collate valuable suggestions of the discussants for policy implication.
BRAC University is currently involved in an international joint collaborative research project with seven European and eight Asian university partners. This ASCENT (Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation) project is funded by co-funded by an EU Erasmus+ programme grant. Sharmin Nahar Nipa, Lecturer of Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University participated in the International Training Workshop at Phitsanulok on 22 - 24 November 2017. This event is jointly organized by the ASCENT project's Thailand partners, Naresuan University and Chiang Mai University. In the technical sessions, ten sessions on different themes, i.e. international research grant opportunities, international collaboration and teaching, critical thinking and creativity, etc. were facilitated by the resource persons from different programme countries (Europe). These sessions will help the participants to develop research infrastructure and undertake innovative, multi- and inter-disciplinary research. Moreover, the participants also attended a field visit to observe the adaptation strategies (use of BIG BAG and Gabion Box, construction of protection wall, use of concrete barrier, etc.) taken by the municipality to fight with the flood event.
Mr. Mohammad Tanvir Ahmed defenced his MS research thesis on 23 November 2017. His work entitled “Comparison of XpertMTB/RIF Assay with Smear Microscopy and Culture for the detection of Pulmonary Tuberculosis”. The work was carried out at ICDDR,B. the work was carried out under joint supervision of Prof. Naiyyum Choudhury and Dr. Sayera Banu, Senior Scientist and Acting Head, Emerging Infections, Infectious Diseases Division. Interesting finds came out during the research which attracted the audience. The examination board was headed by Prof. A. F. M. Yusuf Haider, Chairperson, MNS department and Prof. Mahboob Hossain was present as external examiner. Dr. Aparna Islam, Coordinator, MS in Biotechnology Program was also present.
Three students, Mahmud-Ur-Rahman, Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury and Afifa Noor performed their thesis presentation required under BTE 450 (Research Project, Thesis) course on Thursday, 23 November 2017 in Room UB 21511 of the MNS Department. The title of their thesis were “Characterization and analysis of major risk factors of the kidney patients of Bangladesh: A retrospective study”, “Prevalence of epidemiological influence, risk factors of type 2 Diabetes mellitus and analysis of hypertension as a complication among the relatively newly diagnosed patients from BIRDEM hospital” and
“A Comparative Study: Screening of Some Bangladeshi Medicinal Plants for Antibacterial Properties” respectively. Mahmud-Ur-Rahman was supervised by Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury was jointly supervised by Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam and Dr. Parvin Akter Khanam and Afifa Noor was supervised by Ms. Kashmery Khan.
The Viva-Voce Examinations for the presentations was chaired by Professor Dr. A. F. M. Yusuf Haider and attended by Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Ms. Romana Siddique and Ms. Kashmery Khan.
Three students, Tonima Fairooz Mouly, Sharika Ferdous and Faizah Zaima presented their internship under the course MIC 400 and one student, Jakia Rahman presented her thesis titled ‘Screening for silver resistant silE gene in Klebsiella pneumonia isolated from wound and burn patients’ under the course of MIC 450 (Research Project, Thesis) on Thursday, 23 November, 2017 in Room UB 21511 of the MNS Department. Jakia Rahman was supervised by Dr. Mahboob Hossain.
The viva-voce examinations for the presentation was chaired by Professor Dr. A. F. M. Yusuf Haider and attended by Dr. Mahboob Hossain, Mr. Mahbubul Hasan Siddique, Ms. Fahareen Bita Mosharraf, Ms. Namista Islam and Ms. Nazneen Jahan.
Thirty-eight undergraduate students of Biotechnology Program along with three faculty members, Professor Dr. Aparna Islam, Ms. Kashmery Khan and Mr. S M Rakib-Uz-Zaman have visited the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) on 23rd of November, 2017 to have a practical idea about the biotechnological research activities going on there. Director, PSO and Senior Scientists of BCSIR welcomed the team and gave a brief of the research programs that are going on at BCSIR. During the half day visit they explored four different research divisions including Tissue culture laboratory, Fiber and polymer research division, Spirulina pilot plant and Pharmaceutical science laboratory etc. Each division was elaborately explained to the group by the eminent scientists. This tour helped the students to understand various biotechnological techniques that they are studying in several courses at their undergraduate level. The team came back enriched with experience and renewed hope for the advancement of research and development in the country through biotechnological research.
A seminar, entitled ‘Application of mass-spectrometry techniques in human diseases’ was presented by Dr. Sajib Chakraborty, Assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, on Thursday, 23 November, 2017 in the MNS Department. Dr. Sajib emphasized on the detection and quantification of proteins by mass spectrometry in the patients samples in diagnosing the disease. He also explained why chemotherapy improve the condition of some cancer patients and deteriorate the conditions of others. He explained the importance of using Mass spectrometry for the correct diagnosis of the disease. The seminar was very interactive and very useful. Faculty members and students were present in the seminar.
“Think, Create, Change” the motto of “Banglalink Ennovators” was organized in our campus with the help of BRAC University Film Club (BUFC). It was basically an introductory seminar to a competition organized by Banglalink to create a digital revolution, motivating the students and the young minds to think critically about the problems of today. To empower the best ideas that would make a positive impact on the challenges we face today.
The seminar talked about a lot of issues. Firstly, the speaker addressed the goal of the competition followed by Banglalink’s policy about it as well. Then the audience was informed about the rules and regulations of the competition and later on, they revealed the schedule of the competition. There was also a really amazing audio visual which really attracted the crowd, and it was rewarded with a huge applaud. After the brief presentation, there was a question answer round, where the audience got to ask questions regarding their confusions. After a lot of questions and answers, all the confusions were cleared. The session was followed by a speech from a guest speaker who works at Banglalink and is also a BRAC University graduate. He shared some of his valuable insights regarding the competition and the problems. His speech really enchanted the crowd and they really enjoyed his speech.
In short, it was a successful seminar with a huge crowd. This competition will allow the students to think more critically about the problems we face today and enable them to find more digital solutions. The competition is without doubt organized for a greater cause and the seminar was really successful in attracting the audience.
A lecture on Indigenous Languages of Bangladesh organised under the ENH Seminar Series was delivered by Mohammad Zakaria Rahman of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on 12th November, 2017. The paper was titled: Contact-Induced Changes: Structural Convergence in Hyow, a Tibeto-Burman Language of Bangladesh and highlighted how structural convergence is a possible outcome of language contact in a micro or a macro linguistic area. Rahman spoke about the relative-correlative constructions in Bangla and Hyow, a Tibeto-Burman Language of Bangladesh.
On 21st November, Aruna Chakravarti spoke about her book Jorasanko and its sequel Daughters of Jorasanko. The talk which was followed by reading of extracts from the books generated a very animated response from the audience.
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