Sunday, 16 May, 2021


Public varsity exams to go online: UGC

Due to Covid-19 situation, all the public universities of the country have been asked to take their exams online from now on.   The decision came from a zoom meeting of the members of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and vice-chancellors of public universities on Thursday.

Schools must reduce fees for online-only classes: India's SC 

NEW DELHI: As the Covid-19 pandemic forced closure of schools with a shift to online classes, the Supreme Court on Monday said educational institutions must reduce fees as their running costs have come down with various facilities provided on campus remaining closed. A bench of

DU admission tests rescheduled, begin July 31

The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) have rescheduled the admission tests for the honours courses in 2020-21 session as the country's Covid-19 situation deteriorates. The decision was taken on Thursday at a meeting of the DU admission committee with Vice Chancellor Prof Md

ULAB ranked 4th in Bangladesh

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) ranked 4th among the universities from Bangladesh and 156th in SDG 17 among 1115 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking 2021.  To compile the prestigious global ranking, THE evaluates several

ULAB signs MoU with Moner Bondhu

The University of Liberal Arts of Bangladesh (ULAB) and Moner Bondhu, a mental health and wellbeing service provider, have recently signed an MoU to provide psycho-social services including emergency support to the students of ULAB, addressing mental health issues and personal well

ICCR Scholarships for Bangladeshis Study in India 2021-22

The High Commission of India, Dhaka has announced the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarships for the academic session 2021-22.  The scholarships are awarded to meritorious Bangladeshi nationals to pursue various courses in India at Under Graduate, Post Graduate

All madrasas except orphanages to remain close

The government has asked the authorities concerned to close madrasas, including Qawmi Madrasas, till further notice to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.  However, the orphanages will remain open, said a gazette notification issued by the Ministry of Education

bKash distributes 20,000 'Mujib' graphic novels in 500 schools

To spread the ideals of the great leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman among the students, bKash will distribute 20,000 copies of graphic novel 'Mujib' in 500 Bengali and English medium schools across the country this year.  The country's largest mobile financial

Closure of primary schools extended till May 22

The government has extended closure of all primary schools and kindergartens till May 22 in a bid to protect students from the coronavirus infection. Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, in a statement this afternoon, also said that the students should stay at home during the

Int'l School Dhaka to arrange admissions event – Discover ISD

International School Dhaka (ISD) is set to organize a virtual admissions event for the new families, called 'Discover ISD,' on March 27, 2021, at noon.  The interactive event will provide an exciting opportunity for the parents to learn about the unique offerings of ISD

Bangladesh may extend closure of educational institutions 

The government is likely to extend the shutdown of all educational institutions due to growing trends of coronavirus infections in the country. Education Ministry sources said the decision would come up with a day or two in this regard. Bangladesh is experiencing an alarming rise in

50-yr of independence: BSFMSTU announces 9-day program

Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University (BSFMSTU) has announced a 9-day program starting from March 17 to celebrate the golden jubilee of independence and birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Prof Dr Syed Samsuddin Ahmed,

O, A level exams cancelled in Bangladesh

Due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country, the government has cancelled Cambridge International’s Ordinary and Advanced level examinations slated to be held in April.  The Secondary and Higher Education Division of the Education Ministry served a notice to the country

NSU organizes webinar on Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education of Bangladesh

Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of North South University (NSU) recently organized a webinar on “Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education of Bangladesh”.  Prof. Dr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Honorable Chairman, Bangladesh Accreditation Council (BAC)

Education second biggest focus of Union Budget 2021, says PM Modi

The budget has broadened India's efforts to link education with employability and entrepreneurial capability, Indian PM Modi said. Addressing a webinar to discuss budget provision for the education sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the second biggest focus of

Educationist Prof Md Hanif passes away 

Professor Md Hanif, prominent educationist and former principal of Barisal Government Brojomohun (BM) College, died at a hospital in the capital on Monday night. He was 90. Md Hanif breathed his last at city’s Ibne Sina Hospital around 10:15pm. He was suffering from old age

School-college to reopen on March 30

The government has decided to reopen school-college across the country on March 30. Considering coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, the decision was taken at an inter-ministerial meeting at the conference room of the cabinet division on Saturday evening. Education Minister Dr Dipu

Nat'l University fixes new schedule for postponed exams

The authorities of National University has announced new schedules for all postponed examinations.   All the postponed examinations will be taken as per the revised schedule from May 24, according to a press release of the National University issued on Thursday noon. The 2019

7 DU-affiliated colleges to hold exams: Ministry

The education ministry on Wednesday said authorities will continue holding the ongoing examinations of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges. M A Khayer, public relations officer of the ministry, confirmed the matter.  The decision comes from an emergency virtual

DU halls to open on May 17, exams to continue

Canceling an earlier decision to open the dormitories of Dhaka University on March 13, authorities decided to open the halls on May 17.  Besides, the ongoing examinations will continue under the managements of the respective departments of the university. The developments came

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