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Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: November 12th, 2017


Ungraduate Programs

Admission Test Results:
Candidates have been selected to appear for viva based on the admission test held on 3 November, 2017.
[ Admission Test Results and Viva Schedule ]

Note: Candidates are advised to bring their Admit Card, Photocopies of all Academic Certificates/Transcripts and One copy Color Passport Size Photograph for the viva.

 

Postgraduate Programs

EMBA Admission Test Result (1st Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Spring 2018.

[ Admission Test Results ]

MBA Admission Test Result (1st Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Spring 2018.

[ Admission Test Results ]

Tag: Announcement, Office of the Registrar
Publish Date: November 5th, 2017


The 12th Convocation of BRAC University is scheduled to be held on December 13, 2017. Therefore, the Final Examinations for Fall 2017 semester are rescheduled as follows:

Existing schedule Revised schedule
Day-1: December 10, 2017 Unaltered
Day-2: December 11, 2017 Unaltered
Day-3: December 12, 2017 Day-3: December 15, 2017
Day-4: December 13, 2017 Day-4: December 17, 2017
Day-5: December 14, 2017 Day-5: December 18, 2017
Day-6: December 15, 2017 Day-6: December 19, 2017
Day-7: December 17, 2017 Day-7: December 20, 2017
Day-8: December 18, 2017 Day-8: December 21, 2017

Consequently, last day of submitting Grades is December 26, 2017 and publication of results for Fall 2017 semester is December 28, 2017.


Treasurer and Registrar (a.i)

Tag: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Publish Date: November 3rd, 2017

“IEEE DAY”, is an international event which commemorates the day in history when, for the very first time, IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., NY, USA) members and other engineers congregated in order to share their technical ideas. This event, celebrated worldwide, is honored by all IEEE members by coming together in their local communities and holding activities that embraces IEEE Day’s theme “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”. This year BRAC University hosted IEEE Day on 2nd November, in UB #3, bringing its student branch members together to make this historic day memorable.

The celebrations started off with speech by Ishmam Mahmood, an ExCom member of BRACU IEEE student branch who described the history and significance of IEEE Day. This was followed by a short video presentation on IEEE activities. The event was attended by Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mohammad Zakaria Haider, System Engineer of Grameenphone Ltd. and is also the Humanitarian Technology Coordinator of IEEE Bangladesh Section. Afterwards, Professor Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan who is the Founder Chair of IEEE Bangladesh Section, presently Chair of Power and Energy Society (PES) talked about his journey with IEEE. In his speech, he expressed his desire to make IEEE BRACU Student Branch a vibrant chapter. Mr. Mohammad Zakaria Haider in his speech expressed hope to work with IEEE BRACU Student Branch and wish to coordinate with Grameenphone Ltd. Furthermore, he urged the student members to be more active and reap the benefits of it.

A rally was organized to commemorate the IEEE Day. The event ended with a “IEEE Day” cake cutting and members had light refreshments while watching a science fiction.

Tag: Department of Architecture
Publish Date: November 1st, 2017

Centre for Inclusive Architecture and Urbanism of the Department of Architecture, BRAC University, has recently won Honourable Mention in the Open Architectural Design Competition for Historic Preservation and Landscape Design of the Old Dhaka Central Jail and Redevelopment of its Surrounding Area. The competition team was led by Professor Adnan Morshed, Chairperson and Professor, Department of Architecture, and included faculty members Abul Fazal Mahmudun Nobi, Sajid-Bin-Doza, Sheikh Rubaiya Sultana Munni, Tanzil Idmam Shafique, Zillur Rahman Babu, Farhana Nizam Chowdhury, students Kongkham Parihan Thoiba and Nafis Imtiaj.

The design team received a commendation certificate and prize money of BDT One Lac from Mr Asaduzzaman Khan, MP and Honourable Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh, through a colourful award giving ceremony held at Jatiya Chitrashala Bhaban of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, ShegunBagicha, Dhaka on Monday, 30th October 2017. An exhibition showcasing all the competition entries will remain open from 9AM to 5PM everyday till 4th November 2017 at Gallery 5 of Jatiya Chitrashala Bhaban, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.

Tag: BRAC Business School
Publish Date: October 28th, 2017

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 3rd International Conference of Asian Supply Chain Academy (ASCA 2017) on October 26-27, 2017 at department of International Logistics of Chung-Ang University (CAU), Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Habib delivered his talk on “Service Industry Supply Chain Management: A Novel Approach” in that conference as the Invited speaker. 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 his speech he also emphasized on the Educational Supply Chain Management, as the application of SCM in the service industry, which has the potential to unlock other applications of SCM in different arenas. 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.

In addition, Dr. Habib inaugurated the conference with other notable guests. Lots of participants from various countries, particularly Australia, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, UK, India, and Vietnam etc. presented their papers.
It’s noted that Dr. Habib was invited by Dr. Pairach Piboonrungroj (Chiang Mai University, Thailand), Conference Chair of ASCA 2017. During the conference, Dr. Habib discussed with distinguished renowned professors, including Prof. Dr. Su-Han Woo (CAU, South Korea), Prof. Taihcherng Lirn (National Taiwan Ocean University), Prof. Dong-Wook Kwak (Coventry University, UK), Dr. Vinh V. Thai (RMIT University, Australia), Prof. Choong-Bae Lee (CAU, South Korea), Prof. Sutee Wangtueai (Chiang Mai University, Thailand) and so on about 2nd International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM 2018) of BRAC Business School (BBS) which will be held on 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tag: Announcement, Office of the Registrar
Publish Date: October 24th, 2017

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)

 Special Note:
* 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.

 

 

Tag: Announcement, Administration, Office of the Vice Chancellor
Publish Date: October 22nd, 2017


BRAC University has exciting news!

The University is now ranked in the QS Asian University Rankings. We are now the HIGHEST ranked private university in Bangladesh in 2018. Details are in the links below:

Full Ranking: Asia
https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/asian-university-rankings/2018

Bangladesh Table
https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/brac-university#371403

BRAC University details:
https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/asian-university-rankings/2018

This makes us a part of a select group! Among the 400 top-ranked Asian universities, BRAC University came near the middle (#228).

This is a major accomplishment attained through the contributions of our advisors, faculty, staff and students. The accomplishment also sets the pace for the future. As the Asian and European universities are now discussing: Are we future-ready? We too must contemplate and work together to address the same question. We must stay true to our mission of serving our stakeholders and, as a consequence, continue to stay in the rankings and climb higher.

Thank you for all you do for the University...your University! Let us continue to build on our successes.

 

Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor
BRAC University

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: October 22nd, 2017

Call for BRAC Scholarship Application (Spring-2018)

BRAC Scholarship offers full tuition waiver, living allowance and book allowance (in some cases) to meritorious students who come from disadvantaged financial communities.

Interested BRACU students with CGPA ≥3.00 and obtained a GPA of 4.00 from Science, Arts and Commerce (Without 4th subject) in SSC and HSC or Equivalent and whose monthly family income is not more than Tk. 20,000/- (Taka Twenty Thousand only) may apply for BRAC Scholarship.

All applicants are required to submit both the recommended application form of BRAC University, available at the Information desk and the Online application form.

Complete the online application form by visiting:

usis.bracu.ac.bd

(Login to your usis account and click on the scholarship button)  *If unable to complete the online application, please contact the Information Desk

  • Scholarships/Financial Aid Application Form of BRAC University will be available at the information desk from October 23, 2017.
  • All applicants will be required to pay Tk. 400/- at the time of submission of the filled out form.
  • The last date for submitting the filled out form is November 02, 2017.

Call for Need Based Scholarship Application (Spring-2018)

Interested BRACU students who have completed 9 (Nine) credits with CGPA ≥3.25 and whose monthly family income is not more than Tk. 25,000/- (Taka Twenty-five Thousand only) may apply for Need Based tuition fee waiver. 

All applicants are required to submit both the recommended application form of BRAC University, available at the Information desk and the Online application form.

Complete the online application form by visiting:

usis.bracu.ac.bd

(Login to your usis account and click on the scholarship button)  *If unable to complete the online application, please contact the Information Desk

  • Scholarships/Financial Aid Application Form of BRAC University will be available at the information desk from October 23, 2017.
  • All applicants will be required to pay Tk. 400/- at the time of submission of the filled out form.
  • The last date for submitting the filled out form is November 02, 2017.

 

Ismat Shereen

Head, RMO (Relationship Management Office)

Tag: Department of Architecture
Publish Date: October 18th, 2017

The Department of Architecture at BRAC University partnered with the Embassy of Spain to organize a Spanish architecture lecture series this fall. A first time of its kind in Bangladesh, this series not only is an excellent way of bringing knowledge about international architectural and urban innovations and avant-garde thinking to Bangladesh, but also paves the path for greater cultural exchange between Bangladesh and Spain. This initiative contributes to the department’s pedagogical commitment to empower faculty and students with global thinking. By opening the lectures to a wider participation of design professionals and students, the lectures are expected to lay the foundation for a meaningful conversation between local and global design communities.

Architect Hector Fernandez Elorza, a Madrid-based internationally designer, presented the inaugural lecture of the series on October 17, 2017, at the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB). He shared his design philosophy through four of his built projects.

Professor Adnan Morshed, Chairperson of the Department, welcomed the audience by providing a background of the series and introducing Architect Hector Fernandez Elorza. Ms. Alejandra Lopez Garcia, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Spain, thanked the sponsors of the series. His Excellency Alvaro de Salas, Spanish Ambassador to Bangladesh, emphasised the significance of the series as a platform for sharing knowledge. Dr. Syed Saad Andaleeb, Vice Chancellor of BRAC University, also addressed the audience and highlighted the importance of future-readiness in the university’s core pedagogy. Academics, designers, professionals, students, and members of the civil society participated in the lively and interactive event. The beautiful premise of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) provided a wonderful setting for the inauguration of the Spanish Lecture Series.

[ More photographs at Flickr ]

Tag: Announcement, Office of Communication
Publish Date: October 15th, 2017


Students registering for the BRACU 12th Convocation are requested to send a passport size photo in bracu2017[at]gmail[dot]com by 26th October 2017.

  • Send photo from the e-mail address you have mentioned in your degree application form.

  • Use formal attire and one color background. This is mandatory.

  • Mention your ID no, Name and Department in the email body. This is mandatory.

  • Failure to submit photo will result in corresponding student’s photo not making it to the Convocation Brochure.

 

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Office of Communications
BRAC University

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: October 15th, 2017

Tag: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Publish Date: October 15th, 2017

On Saturday, 14 October, 2017, 53 Students of Energy Conversion I (EEE221 Fall 2017) course of EEE Department visited Transformer and Switchgear factory of Energypac Engineering Ltd at Savar. Course teacher Prof. Shahidul Islam Khan, along with Lecturer Md. Farhan Tasnim Oshim and student Tutor Khondaker Nazib Murshed accompanied the students.

The students were warmly welcomed by the coordinators of the visit Engr. Abdullah Al Mamun from Energypac, who guided them throughout the tour. At first, a briefing on Energypac’s operation was given to the students in their conference room. The students were then divided into two groups and were taken to the Power transformer and Distribution transformer manufacturing section. Engr. A.S.M. Sakib Babu briefed one group to the Power Transformer Manufacturing section while the Distribution Transformer Manufacturing section was briefed by Engr. Imrul Kayes Khan. In the Power Transformer section students witnessed automatic core cutting, winding and vacuum drying process. Following that, students observed the ‘no load’ and ‘full load’ test of a three phase transformer in the Distribution Transformer section and noted the readings for further analysis. 

After the exciting tour to the transformer manufacturing company, students had lunch in the factory dining hall arranged by Energypac. After lunch, Engr. Rabiul Alam, Director and CEO of Energypac Engineering Ltd. (http://www.energypac-bd.com) delivered his encouraging speech to the students in the conference room. In the beginning of his talk, he illustrated the facilities and services presently provided by Energypac. He recalled the struggle of Energypac for the last 20 years in becoming a successful transformer manufacturing company meeting 100% demand of Bangladesh as well as exporting to Nepal and India. He also mentioned that Energypac is now enlisted as a world class transformer manufacturer in the global market. He also explained the need of qualified electrical engineers to meet the demand for the expanding power market in Bangladesh. He inspired the students to study the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering thoroughly so that they can excel in the competition of being an engineering professional. Engr Alam finally requested the students to “be Bangladeshi, buy Bangladeshi products”. At the end, with some closing remarks and gratitude from the Chairperson, EEE BRACU the successful tour came to an end.

Tag: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Publish Date: October 8th, 2017

World Space Week is an international event which focuses on the achievements of science and technology and how it has changed human lives. This year around 2700 events in 86 countries occurred in order to celebrate this week.

Robotics club of BRAC University participated in this event like previous year. The year, 2017, is a big year for ROBU as the first ever nano-satellite made by Bangladesh came through the hard work of three bright minds of this club and BRAC University, Kafi, Maisun and Antara. The club’s president Adnan Sabbir along with other members beautifully depicted ROBU’s awesome journey and managed the whole event in a perfect way along with Naster Lab. The team leader of Naster lab which is the ground station of BRAC Onnesha, Mr. Shourov and his fellow team members’ presence was encouraging for the school kids. Dr. Khalilur Rahman who is an associate professor of CSE department, principal investigator of BRAC Onnesha project and technical advisor of ROBU gave an inspiring speech to motivate the young minds. Later on Dr. Khalilur Rahman gifted a dummy of BRAC Onnesha on behalf of BRAC University to Mr. F R Sharkar, who is the first Bangladeshi to experience zero gravity flight. Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman Sagor, Assistant professor of EEE department gave his valuable speech which inspired the crowd even more. After the valuable speeches Dr. Khalilur Rahman, Kafi, Antara, Shourobh and many others were given medals because of their brilliance and efforts for gaining those awesome achievements.

After that, various events took place such as quiz competition and cultural program. Md. Saiful Islam, Lecturer of CSE Department was the judge in the school kid’s art competition. According to him “I am very lucky and honored to be a part of these creative minds”. The winners were given prizes by the honorable teachers and special gifts were given by BRAC University for the winners.

Tag: Office of the Vice Chancellor
Publish Date: October 8th, 2017

BRAC University in collaboration with the University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh successfully organized a half-day workshop on “Building Resilient Universities: Promotion of Civic Values and Media Literacy” on Saturday, October 07, 2017 at the BRAC University Savar Campus.

The core objectives of the workshop were to promote the idea of civic education, media literacy and emotional health to the faculty members of BRAC University. Twenty five faculty members from BRAC University joined the workshop where Professor Sumon Rahman, Department of Media Studies & Journalism, and Director, Office of Faculty Research, ULAB were some of the key speakers.

The project “Building Resilient Universities: Promotion of Civic Values and Media Literacy”, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USA, is framed for twelve months that includes various activities such as ‘developing curriculum’, ‘student survey’, ‘faculty workshops’ and ‘co-curricular student projects’.

The workshop started with Dr. Ansar Ahmed’s, Pro Vice-Chancellor, BRAC University delivering a welcome speech. Dr. Ahmed also ended the workshop with a ceremony of handing over crests to the visiting team from ULAB and to Fahmida Rahman, Special Projects Officer, Office of Vice-Chancellor, BRAC University for coordinating the workshop.  

Tag: BRAC Business School
Publish Date: October 3rd, 2017

The Conference Secretariat of 1st International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM 2017), organized by BRAC Business School (BBS), had a post conference meeting with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG, the Founder and Chairman of BRAC and Chairperson of Board of Trustees, BRAC University on Monday, 2nd October, 2017 at his office. ICBM 2017 was held at Westin Hotel, Dhaka on September 21-22, 2017.

The discussion focused on aims and objectives of ICBM 2017 and how those were accomplished successfully. Dr Md. Mamun Habib, Program Chair of ICBM 2017 focused on how great ideas and thoughtful solutions developed through key note speeches, various parallel sessions, academia-industry discussion, Industry Talk and many more group discussions led by top notch academicians and industry experts from local and international level.
Sir Abed, the Chief Patron of ICBM 2017, expressed his satisfaction and thanked all the associated organizing committee members for their generous efforts for producing the ICBM 2017 as a successful event. During the meeting, Conference Secretariat handed over conference kit, including conference proceedings, crest, etc. to Sir Abed. He expressed his intuition to BBS to continue their best efforts for the 2nd International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM 2019).


From left: Mr. Zaheed Husein Mohammad Al-Din, Dr. Md. Mamun Habib, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Mr. Shamim Ahmed Mr. N. M. Baki Billah

 

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