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Tag: James P Grant School of Public Health
Publish Date: August 31st, 2017

Dean of JPGSPH was invited to be a keynote speaker at the Australian Medical Students Association Global Health Conference 2017. She spoke on “Urban Poverty and Social Injustice: Why we need to Re-frame the way we understand Health?” at Adelaide, Australia on August 19.

She was also an invited member at the South Asia Regional Community of Practice: Strengthening regional work on normative change for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health. It was hosted by Passages Project and Save the Children, Nepal in Kathmandu, August 30 and 31, 2017.

Tag: James P Grant School of Public Health
Publish Date: August 31st, 2017

A total of 28 data collectors were hired for quantitative data collection of the Baseline study of the EE campaign project. Baseline study has been commenced on July 11, 2017 starting from Tangail district followed by Nilphamari and Kushtia districts. Data collection has been completed on August 29, 2017. The whole data collection team along with the data collection supervisors and Assistant field coordinator, who were responsible for the quality assurance of the data returned on August 30, 2017. The field team shared their field experience with the research team on August 31, 2017 at office.

Tag: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Publish Date: August 31st, 2017

BRACU Robotics Team received a prestigious invitation from IIT, INDIA to attend Techniche, the annual Techno-Management Festival of IIT Guwahati. Purpose of attending the event was to display two entertaining robot named “Wall-E” and “R2D2” beside a number of international Robots named INDRO, PuzzleBox etc. Around 50,000 people visited the exhibition and Robots from Bangladesh received great response from crowd.

The team was lead by Md. Saiful Islam, Lecturer of BRAC University CSE Department. The other two members were Zakir Hasan Chowdhury and Ali Newaz who presented themselves as the maker of Wall-E and R2D2 robot. They also have given a public lecture on initiative of BRAC Onnesha satellite and Robotic activities in BRAC University in front of a huge audience which was highly appreciated by the gathering. They also received an appraisal crest from Chandan Mahanta, Professor and Dean, Students’ Affairs of IIT, Guwahati.

The facilitator of the whole operation was Dr. Md. Khalilur Rhaman, Associate Professor of BRAC University CSE Department. IIT paid all the expenses for the team including the plane fair which was a great gesture of hospitality.

Tag: James P Grant School of Public Health
Publish Date: August 30th, 2017

Short course on “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and the Law”: Evaluation and Report writing is underway for the four-day long short course which was organized on 20-23 August 2017.

Short Film and Photo Competition for young people on the theme ‘My Life, My Rights’: Currently the project is in the process of choosing the best proposal. Presentations were made by interested individuals/firms/organizations on 29 August for a photo competition and on 30 August for a short film competition.

University Dialogue Report: Report of University Dialogue with University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh (ULAB) was made on “Raise Your Voice, Break the Silence: Right to Consent and Choice and Gender Based Violence” which was held on 31 July 2017; it was finalized and posted on ShareNet.

Learning Workshop Report: A learning workshop was organized in January 2017, to document their learning from two capacity building short courses on SRHR and the Law, organized under the project in 2016; it was finalized and shared with participants and donors.

Tag: School of Law
Publish Date: August 30th, 2017

Two teams from the School of Law participated in the first SCLS Law Olympiad that was hosted by East Delta University in Chittagong on 29-30 August 2017.  Out of the total of 32 teams that participated from various public and private universities, one of the School of Law teams became the champions of the Olympiad.  This team comprised of Zeba Farah Haque and Tanzim Haque.  The second team from the School of Law was placed sixth.

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: August 30th, 2017

Orientation Program

Session I

Venue: BRACU Auditorium, Building UB1
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

10:00 a.m.        Registration Starts
10:30 a.m.        Students and Guests to be Seated
10:35 a.m.         Welcome Song :  BRACU Cultural Club
10:40 a.m.        Inaugural Speech:  Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor
11:00 a.m.        Overview of BRACU (Video Presentation)
11:05 a.m.        Campus Life: Ms. Nanfuka Milly (BBS)
11:10 a.m.        BRACU Experience: Graduates’ Reflections : Ms. Syeda S. Shawkat (ESS)
11:15 a.m.        A Glimpse of Residential Semester at  Savar Campus (Video Presentation)   
11:20 a.m.         Residential Semester &  First-Year Experience at BRACU - BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL)
11:25 a.m.         Role of Relationship Management Office (RMO): Ms. Ismat Shereen, Head of RMO
11: 30 a.m.        Role of Counseling Unit: [Mr. Shami Suhrid, Psychosocial Counselor and Lecturer, BRACU Counseling Unit]
11:35 a.m.         Students’ involvement in the Functions of Registrar’s Office: Ms. Naziba Wafa (BBS)
11:45 a.m.          Students’ Involvement in Advising and Registration System: Mr. Farhan Uz Zaman (CSE)
12:01 p.m.         Closing Remarks: Dr. Ansar Ahmed, Pro- Vice Chancellor
12:15 p.m.         Closing of Session I  [Lunch Break]

*For the second session the students should report to the FYAT Designated Rooms at 1:45 PM and Parents will be brought into Indoor Games Room (9th Floor UB3) by Volunteers

 

Session II

Program for Parents
Venue: Indoor Games Room (9th Floor UB3)
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

02:20 p.m.        Parents to be Seated
02:35 p.m.        Welcome Speech and presentation on OSA, OCSAR & OCA and First-Year Experience at BRACU - First Year Advising Team (FYAT)
03:00 p.m.          Brief on Residential Semester at BRACU: Savar Campus - BRAC Institute of Language (BIL)
03:15 p.m.          BRACU Scholarship Policy – Relationship Management Office  (RMO)
03: 25 p.m.         Counseling Unit
03: 45 p.m.         Q & A
04:00 p.m.          Closing of Session  II

FYAT DAY, Fall 2017

Program for Students
Venue: BRACU Auditorium, Building UB1
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Reporting Time: 1:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m.   FYAT Group Meetings in Designated Rooms
2:40 p.m.   Students & Advisers return to BRACU Auditorium (UB01)
2:50 p.m.   Inaugural Speech: Dr. Ansar Ahmed, Pro- Vice Chancellor
3:00 p.m.   Presentation on FYAT
3:10 p.m.   Presentation on the English Speaking Activity by Farina Haque
3:20 p.m.   Academic Support & Campus Resources - Office of Student Affairs (OSA); Office of Curricular Activities (OCA)
3:30 p.m.   Cultural Session
04:00 p.m.  Closing of Session  II

Tag: Human Resources Department, "New Faces in campus" and "Leaving Us"
Publish Date: August 30th, 2017

New Faces at BRAC University

CSE

Professor Dr. Md. Abdul Mottalib joined as Professor and Chairperson at the department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in August 2017. Professor Mottalib completed his B.Sc and M.Sc in Applied Physics and Electronics from the University of Dhaka. Later he did another M.Sc in Computer from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and after that he achieved his Ph.D in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Khragpur. In his career of more than 36 years, Professor Mottalib served more than 16 years in the University of Dhaka and held the position of Professor of the department of Computer Science. Before that he was the Head of the same department for a period of three years. In his tenancy of about 19 years in the Islamic university of Technology (IUT), he served as the Professor and Head of the department of Computer science and Engineering.

Management and Admin

Ms. Sharmin Sultana Rakhi joined as Lab Officer at the department of Pharmacy in August 2017. Ms. Rakhi completed her B.Sc and M.Sc in Chemistry from Jahangirnagar University.

Mr. Md. Rakib Hassan joined as Admission Officer at the Admission Office of Registrar department in August 2017. Mr. Hassan completed his B.Sc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and M.Sc in Computer Science from American International University- Bangladesh.

Left from BRAC University

The following members were separated from BRAC University in August 2017:

Ms. Shaieqa Saiyara, HR Officer, Human Resources Department

Mr. Mahabub-Bin-Zaman, Senior Accounts Officer, Finance and Accounts Department

Faculty on Study Leave

Ms. Farzana Shabnam, Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering went on study leave in August 2017. Ms. Shabnam will be pursuing her Master of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Ms. Nujhat Tasneem, Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering went on study leave for pursuing her MSc leading to PhD Program in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta in August 2017.

Ms. Monica Sharfin Rahman, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy went on study leave to pursue her Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from the Miami University, Oxford, USA in August 2017.

Ms. Zubaida Marufee Islam, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences went on study leave for doing her Master’s Program in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology from Lund University, Sweden.

Ms. Trosporsha Tasnim Khan Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences went on study leave in August 2017. Ms. Khan will be doing her PhD in Biology Graduate Program from Syracuse University, USA.

Mr. Rubel Biswas, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Engineering went Spain on study leave for his doctoral studies in Industrial Information from the University of Leon in August 2017.

Mr. Ridwan Islam, Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy went on study leave for his PhD program in Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Science (IGPBS) from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), USA.

Ms. Iffat Tarannum, Lecturer, BRAC Business School went on study leave for commencing her M.Sc in Marketing and Brand Management from NHH-Norwegian School of Economics in August 2017.

Re-Joining

Mr. Md. Asif Uddin Khan re-joined as Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) in August 2017. Mr. Khan is commencing his M.Sc degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Glasgo and expects to be graduated in November 2017.

Tag: Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Publish Date: August 30th, 2017

Ms. Sharmina Hussain, Assistant Professor, MNS Department, BRAC University, conducted a seminar entitled “Thermal and mass diffusion along a vertical flat plate with non uniform heat and mass flux” ,  which was held on August  29, 2017, in the Department of Mathematics, University of Dhaka. The seminar was organized by the Department of Mathematics, University of Dhaka. Faculty members, students and some research fellows enlightened the seminar with their gracious presence. The seminar was ended with an enchanting and important discussions and the oral presentation was highly appreciated by the audience.

Tag: Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Publish Date: August 30th, 2017

Three students, Hasanul Karim Raffi, Fahim Bin Najib and Syeda Fahria Haque Mimmi performed their thesis presentation on Thursday, 10 August and Tuesday, 29 August, 2017 respectively in Room UB 21511 of the MNS Department. The title of their thesis were ‘In silico epitope based peptide vaccine against Yellow fever virus’, ‘Isolation of Lactoferrin from Commercially Available Local Samples and Observations of the Antimicrobial Activity of the Protein’ and ‘Isolation of Lactoferrin from Raw and commercial milk samples followed by differentiating the quantity of lactoferrin among them and antimicrobial activity’. Hasanul karim was supervised by Ms. Shamira Tabrejee, Fahim was jointly supervised by Ms. Zubaida Marufee Islam and Ms. Kashmery Khan and Syeda Fahria 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. Mahboob Hossain, Dr. Aparna Islam, Ms. Romana Siddique, Ms. Shamira Tabrejee and Ms. Kashmery Khan.

Tag: Announcement, Office of the Registrar
Publish Date: August 28th, 2017

 

Undergraduate Programs

Viva Results:
  • Result sheet -1: [ View Results ]
    [Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Fall 2017 in the schools/departments.
    The English Language Course assigned to each candidate is based on their admission test and viva performance. This course has to be taken in the first semester and is listed next to their name.]

  • Result sheet -2: [ View Results ]
    [Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Fall 2017 in the schools/departments.
    The English Language Course and Math Course assigned to each candidate is based on their admission test and viva performance. This course has to be taken in the first semester and is listed next to their names.]

  • Result sheet -3: [ View Results ]
    [Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Fall 2017 in the schools/departments.
    The English Language Course and Math Course assigned to each candidate is based on their admission test and viva performance. This course has to be taken in the first semester and is listed next to their names.]

  • Result sheet -4: [ View Results ]
    [Candidates have been provisionally selected for admission into BRAC University for Fall 2017 in schools/departments. The selected candidates will have to pass the Pre-University Course (Pre-Uni) in English before being admitted into the regular programs of their chosen schools/departments.]

 

Postgraduate Programs

EMBA Admission Test Result (2nd Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Fall 2017.

Admission Test Results ]

MBA Admission Test Result (2nd Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Fall 2017.

Admission Test Results ]

Master of Development Studies (MDS)
Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Fall 2017.

[ Admission Test Results ]

MS CSE

[ Admission Test Results ]

MS EEE

[ Admission Test Results ]

MA in ENGLISH

[ Admission Test Results ]

MA in TESOL

[ Admission Test Results ]

MS Biotechnology

[ Admission Test Results ]

Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE)

[ Admission Test Results ]

 

Tag: Centre for Entrepreneurship Development
Publish Date: August 28th, 2017

A stakeholder meeting on the baseline study for the project titled “Empowering Female Garment Workers through Uptake of Eye-care Services” funded by the Fred Hollows Foundation was organized on 27 August 2017. The project aims to integrate eye-care services for female garment workers in Dhaka and Chittagong divisions to increase access to eye health-care through creating vision-friendly workplaces. Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), BRAC University is going to conduct the baseline study. The stakeholder meeting was organized at 5:30 PM at GDLN Centre, BRAC University with the presence of factory owners and representatives from women’s cafe. Professor Dr. Rahim B. Talukdar, Adviser, CED; presided over the meeting. Ms. Zebun Nessa Ahmed, Operation Officer, the Fred Hollows Foundation, Mr. Shamim E. Haque, Assistant Professor, BRAC Business School and other representatives were also present.

Tag: Counseling Unit
Publish Date: August 28th, 2017

The 4th International Conference on Applied Psychology was held in Hilton Colombo Residency, Colombo, Sri Lanka from 25th to 27th August 2017 which was organized by the Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology. Three members from the Counseling Unit of BRAC University, Ms. Safina Binte Enayet, Ms. Anne Anthonia Baroi and Ms. Kazi Rumana Haque, Psychosocial Counselor and Lecture did their oral presentation on the research paper in the conference. The paper titled on “Influence of Psychological Training on Personal and Professional Development and Group Cohesiveness among the Staff of Residential Campus, BRAC University”. The aim of the study was to identify the impact of psychological training on the staff of the BRAC University to see whether there is any personal and professional changes happen due to this training. The other objective was to observe the impact of group bonding between the members due to this training.

Besides that, Ms. Safina Binte Enayet, Ms. Anne Anthonia Baroi and Ms. Kazi Rumana Haque, joined in the panel discussion of “From Victimhood to Empowerment: Resiliency in South Asia, Post Manmade and Natural Disasters” on 26th August 2017.They shared their experiences and challenges from the perspective of Bangladesh and discussed about the implementation of the approaches of positive psychology in the mental health arena in Bangladesh. Furthermore, they have given their noteworthy speech on the interview sessions in the Conference.

 

Tag: Counseling Unit
Publish Date: August 28th, 2017

Three members from the Counseling Unit of BRAC University Ms. Safina Binte Enayet, Ms. Anne Anthonia Baroi and Ms. Kazi Rumana Haque, Psychosocial Counselor and Lecture attended four different workshops in the 4th International Conference on Applied Psychology was held in Hilton Colombo Residency, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 27th August 2017.

Workshop 1: Mindfulness, Meditation and Personal Growth facilitated by Mahalakshmi Rajagopal. The aim of the workshop was how mindfulness activity and meditation foster one’s personal and spiritual growth and to become aware about a person’s thoughts, feelings and handle them effectively in day to day life.

Workshop 2: Mental Health Recovery: Separating the personal and clinical aspect by Professor Jerome Carson. The workshop aims to know about the deference between the personal and clinical recovery. Besides that, how the approaches of the recovery help to promote the recovery based services in organization. Here, implementation of the positive psychology in the mental health issues was discussed in this workshop.

Workshop 3: Workshop on Positive Psychotherapy for Counseling by Chathurika Kannangara. The objective of the workshop was to explore the domain of the positive psychotherapy for counseling, clinical and personal recovery. Besides, a discussion held on the topics such as practitioner dilemmas, western and eastern approaches to counseling and challenges while using positive psychotherapy in sessions.

Workshop 4: Aura Enhancement and Personal Growth facilitated by Mahalakshmi Rajagopal. The objective of the workshop was to learn about the aura (field of human positive energy), chakras and how to cleanse emotional blockage by chakras cleaning. This leads to a human being for emotional growth and wellbeing.

Overall these workshops endorse the skills in counseling practice by applying the approaches of the positive psychology which will be helpful for the person as well as the organization.

Tag: Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research
Publish Date: August 26th, 2017

C3ER, BRAC University completed the 3nd phase of field investigation to assess the climate change loss and damage in Bangladesh under the project titled “Floating Houses: Community Based Flood Resilience Innovations in Bangladesh” funded by KPMG East Africa Limited. The field survey was conducted at Lalpur Upazila of Natore district from 30 July 2017 to 25 August 2017.

During the field investigation several KIIs, FGDs, IDIs and household questionnaire surveys were conducted at the Sharankhola Upazila under Bagerhat District. The main objectives of the field visit were to collect valid information on damage to housing, damage to community infrastructure and impact of the disaster on livelihood, health mobility, water supply and sanitation,  poverty and occupational vulnerability, psychosocial impact and gender, education and governance system. About 106 questionnaire surveys were conducted, which covered the household information of loss and damage of different classes and occupations due to salinity. It was a team of 7 people and led by Mohaimin-ul-kabir, Anthropologist and Mariya Khanum, Field Supervisor of C3ER, BRAC University. During field visit, both qualitative and quantitative research tools were used to collect data regarding loss and Damage due to Salinity.

Tag: Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research
Publish Date: August 26th, 2017

The conference Transformations 2017 and Facing the Future 2017 emphasized on the importance of collaborative power for societal transformation in a rapidly changing world. The conference also aimed to understand the practices that facilitate social and environmental transformations at local and large scales in both developed and developing country contexts.

Dr. Md. Sajidur Rahman, Assistant Professor; Roufa Khanum, Coordinator Operations and Probal Saha, Water   Resources   Management Specialist from the Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University visited University of Dundee, Scotland UK from 25 August to 02 September 2017 to attend international conference Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice Conference and Facing the Future 2017. Both the conferences held at University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland UK.  Nandan Mukherjee is currently positioned as a Ph.D. candidate in the School of the Social Sciences at the University of Dundee, UK also attended the conference. Mr. Mukherjee is on  sabbatical  leave  from  the  BRAC  University  in Bangladesh where he has been involved in teaching and research at  the C3ER.This was the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences focused on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges for enhancing the wellbeing of vulnerable community through developing collaborative networks. On the day two of the first conference facing the Future 2017, a mass transformation practice was held to examine how the way knowledge is produced and used needs to change to accelerate societal transformations. After introductions and keynotes of Transformations 2017, different parallel sessions were organized depending on themes to cover a wide range of action based research. The enchanting places, energetic hosts and the presence of world-famous scientists has made the conference successful and magnificent.

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