Wednesday, 10 Aug, 2022


JU admission tests begin

The admission tests for the first-year honours programmes under the 2020-21 academic session of Jahangirnagar University has begun today (Nov 9) with the admission test under the ‘D’ unit for the Faculty of Biological Sciences. The entrance tests under nine units will end

Primary students get auto pass this year

Primary students in the country will be promoted to next higher class through auto pass system as there will be no annual examination for them this year. Ministry of Primary and Mass Education sources said the students would be given promotion to next classes and there will be no

Vax declared Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year

Vax has been chosen as the word of the year by lexicographers at the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Words related to vaccines have spiked in frequency in 2021 due to Covid, with double-vaxxed, unvaxxed and anti-vaxxer all seeing a surge in use. OED senior editor Fiona McPherson

Children aged 12-17 to get Covid vaccine from Nov 1

Health Minister Zahid Maleque said school students, aged 12 to 17, will hopefully get COVID vaccine from November 1. He said the vaccination drive, which will initially open at 12 centres in Dhaka, will later expand to the rest of the country.  The minister made the development

IUB holds its 21st and 22nd Convocation

Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organised its 21st and 22nd Convocation virtually on Tuesday (October 26). Education minister Dr. Dipu Moni presided over the convocation ceremony and conferred the degrees on behalf of the President and the Chancellor of the University.  

22.27 lakh students sit for SSC exams from Nov 14  

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations for the academic session 2020-21 will begin from November 14. A total of 22,27,113 SSC candidates will take part in the examinations at 3,679 centres. Education Minister Dipu Moni made the announcement at a briefing

‘B’ unit cluster system admission test held

The admission test of ‘B’ unit of 20 universities under cluster system was held on Sunday (Oct 24). The test was held in 26 centres across the country from 12pm to 1pm. Source said 20 universities took the cluster system admission test in three units - science, arts and

No scope to raise number of classes immediately

Education Minister Dipu Moni on Saturday said there is no scope to increase the number of classes immediately as some countries are experiencing the third wave of Covid-19 infections. She, however, said the government will think for increasing the number of classes from January next if

China passes law to reduce homework pressure on students

China has passed a law to reduce the “twin pressures” of homework and off-site tutoring on children. The official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday the new law, which has not been published in full, makes local governments responsible for ensuring that the twin pressures

ULAB signs MoU with Dnet

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is expanding its graduate placement opportunities by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dnet.  The MoU has been signed on 17 October 2021 at the ULAB’s permanent campus in Mohammadpur. ULAB’s Acting

Corona vaccination for school students starts this week

The government will go for administering corona vaccine to the school students above 12 years of age from this week. Prof Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure while talking to reporters at the

41st BCS written test from Nov 29

The written test for 41st Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) will be held from November 29. Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) has published the exam schedule.   A press notification revealed this information on Sunday. As per schedule, the test will begin on November

IUB distributes 123 laptops to its Faculty in a sponsored ceremony

Office of the Vice Chancellor of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) hosted a “Faculty Laptop Distribution Ceremony” at university’s auditorium on Sunday (October 3). 123 of IUB faculty members received the first phase of laptops sponsored by Shaheed Khalek and

Dhaka University halls reopen after 18 months

The authorities of Dhaka University (DU today (Oct 5) reopened its student halls on a limited scale for Bachelor and Master’s final year students after 18 months of closure. The students showed the Covid vaccine certificates of at least one dose and the valid student

JU to reopen halls on October 11

The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have decided to reopen the residential halls on October 11 for the students. As per decision, all dormitories of the university will be reopened on October 11 and classes will resume from October 21. The decision was taken at virtual

DU ‘Kha’ unit test held, 20 students fight for each seat 

The admission test of Dhaka University's 'Kha' unit for 2020-21 academic session was held on Saturday from 11am to 12.30pm in all eight divisions. A total of 47,632 applicants are contesting for 2,378 seats in this unit. However, 20 people are fighting for each seat. For

Indian High Commission hosts send-off reception for new ICCR scholars

The High Commission of India in Dhaka hosted a get-together to bid farewell and wish success to ICCR scholars on Thursday (Sep 30) at the Chancery premises, says a press release. Around 65 awardees, representing the nearly 300 scholars across Bangladesh attended the event. The

MoU signed with ITE Education Services in Singapore for quality technical education

In a bid to make the country's technical education and training system modern and international standard, an agreement was signed among ITE Education Services in Singapore, Directorate of Technical Education and Bangladesh Technical Education Board.  The five-year Memorandum

NSU conducts rally on ‘World Pharmacist Day 2021’

When the world came to a standstill as the Covid-19 pandemic emerged, the tireless work and responsibilities of the pharmacists continued ceaselessly.  As a salute to that heroic contribution, North South University (NSU) Pharmaceutical Club, in collaboration with the Department

No JSC, JDC exam this year: Dipu Moni 

The government has decided not to hold this year’s Junior School Certificate examination (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examination due to coronavirus pandemic. Education Minister Dipu Moni came up with the information after attending a function at Ganabhaban