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Tag: Announcement, Office of the Registrar
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017


Undergraduate Programs

Admission Test held on April 21, 2017



Admission Test held on March 31, 2017

  • Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017 in the schools/departments.
    Result sheet -1: [ View Viva Results ]
    Result sheet -2: [ View Viva Results ]
    Result sheet -3: [ View Viva Results ]

    Note: Selected candidates are advised to contact Room # UB10004, Ground Floor, Building #01, BRAC University, with their certificates (originals and 2 photocopies), transcripts/mark sheets (originals and 2 photocopies), admit card (BRACU), 2 copies of recent passport size photographs in colour (same as that attached with application form), birth certificate (photocopy) and a copy of parent's National ID before payment of fees within 20 April, 2017. The concerned officer will help in filling out the forms and check all related documents.

  • Candidates have been provisionally selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 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.
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    Note:
    Selected candidates are advised to contact BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL), 14th floor, BRAC University Building #02, with their admit cards, 1 passport size photograph, 1 stamp size photograph and birth certificate (photocopy) before payment of fees within 20 April, 2017. The concerned officer will help in filling out the forms and check all related documents.

 

Postgraduate Programs

  • MA in TESOL Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in MA in TESOL program based on the results of the written admission test and viva exam held on April 28, 2017.
    Admission Test Results ]

  • MPSM Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in MPSM program based on the results of the written admission test and viva exam held on April 28, 2017.
    Admission Test Results ]
     
  • PPDM Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in PPDM program based on the results of the written admission test and viva exam held on April 28, 2017.
    Admission Test Results ]

  • M.A in English Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in M.A in English program based on the results of the written admission test held on April 28, 2017 and viva exam held on April 30, 2017.
    Admission Test Results ]
     
  • MS in EEE Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in MS in EEE program based on the results of the written admission test and viva exam held on April 28, 2017.
    Admission Test Final Results ]

  • M.Sc. in CSE Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in M.Sc. in CSE program based on the results of the written admission test and viva exam held on April 28, 2017.
    Admission Test Final Results ]

  • MBA Admission Test Result (2nd Intake)
    Candidates have been selected for admission into the MBA program for Summer 2017
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    Admission Test Final Results ]

  •  MBA Admission Test Result (1st Intake)
    Candidates have been selected for admission into the MBA program for Summer 2017

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    Admission Test Final Results ]

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

    [ Admission Test Results ]

  • EMBA Admission Test Result (1st Intake)
    Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017

    [ Admission Test Results ]

  • MS in BIO Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017
    [ Admission Test Results ]
Tag: Office of Co-curricular Activities
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017

On 4th April 2017 Whiteboard team came on BRAC University campus to let the enthusiast students know that they are going to arrange first ever gaming competition on Bangladesh which is sponsored by Grameenphone called GameJam 2017. In BRAC University the session was arranged by BUCC (BRAC University Computer Club).

The one-hour session started at 11 am which was hosted by Mr. Nayeem Sreyash and Miss Eriko Sultana. In this session, they gave an in-depth idea about what is Game Jam, the reason why Whiteboard is going to arrange this type of competition and how anyone can submit their idea for Game Jam. Hosts basically emphasized on the intention of arranging this kind of competition for the first time in Bangladesh. They mentioned the last date of the submission is on 22nd April and Whiteboard will choose selected team based on participant’s idea. They also mentioned they will also arrange a boot camp with the selected teams where they will train those teams for better output. Nayeem Sreyash and Eriko Sultana said the final presentation of Game Jam will be held on 28th - 29th April 2017. The most astonishing announcement from them was Grameenphone will give BDT 50 Lac as launch booster and winning teams will get BDT 3 lac amount as prize money. In the end of the seminar, the hosts from Grameenphone took a question-answer session where they answered all the questions of the participants and thanked for their active participation. In the session Md. Asif Bin Khaled was present as the campus ambassador of Grameenphone. The content was written by Mahmudul Hasan. Others who attended voluntarily on behalf of BUCC are Md. Monirujjaman, Humayun Kabir, Sara Tasnim, Ahmed Bin Sabit, Amitabha Dey, Jamius Siam, Sadman Sakib.

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

In recent times, the practice of programme evaluation has developed into its own brand of professional skills. However, the approaches to evaluation remain mostly unchanged. To address this gap, the Centre for Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale-Up at the James P Grant School of Public Health conducted a short course on “Evaluation of Development Programmes”. Held from 29-30 April at the BRAC Centre for Development Management at Savar, the course aimed to enhance capacity for evaluation of development programmes simultaneously improving the effectiveness of social sector programmes.

The participants were taught the principles and practice of professional evaluation for development interventions, with an emphasis on policy, programme and project at all levels. The course covered principles and frameworks for defining, establishing, promoting, and managing quality evaluations. It also addressed the commonalities between evaluation, aid effectiveness and national development goals, concepts and types of evaluation, country-led monitoring and evaluation systems, results based management, qualitative and quantitative approaches to evaluation, use of evaluation for accountability and learning purposes, and how to manage evaluations.

Tag: Department of Architecture
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017

Dr. Sajid Bin DOZA, Assistant Professor was invited by the  Institute of Architect (IAB) Chittagong Chapter to share his academic and professional experiences in Architectural Heritage Conservation. The title of the lecture was 'Unfold Heritage: In the Deltaic Bengal'. the lecture and sharing story was held on 29 April 2017 at Chittagong IAB premise. Dr. DOZA talked about the process of appraising cultural heritage of Ancient Bengal along with critical vision on historical study schooling in our country. Dr. DOZA also shared his own research works based on conjectural restoration of the ancient city of MAHASTHAN (3rd Century BC). 

Tag: Department of Architecture
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017

On 29 April, 2017, Fabrication lab for Department of Architecture, arranged an inter university workshop on rapid prototyping for the students of Architecture. The workshop, ‘Palimpsest 3’, was  on the rapid prototyping with 3D printer, 3D scanner and laser cutter of fabrication lab. Fab Lab is  a project under HEQEP AIF Round III (CP 3061), Jointly funded by HEQEP;UGC, World Bank and BRAC University.

Students of different design studios of BRAC University and students of 4th year of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has attended the workshop. The day long workshop had been conducted by Abul Fazal Mahmudun Nobi and Riffat Farjana. The main workshop started with the presentation which includes different approaches of complexity paradigm for 3D printing, 3D scanning and laser cutting in architectural model making. First hand model making using the equipments of fabrication lab has been followed by the presentation. The whole workshop was based on the discussion of rapid prototyping, materiality and fabrication techniques. The outcome of the day long workshop is prototypical models which the students had made based on the presentation and discussion.

Tag: Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017

Ms. Sharmin Nahar Nipa, Lecturer of Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University attended study findings sharing and validation workshop of the joint project titled 'Institutional Mapping and Action Plan on Child-Centered Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction' on 30 April 2017 jointly organized by BCAS and UNICEF. During the workshop the research team presented their study findings and explained methodological framework, inventory of policies, strategies and plans, strategies to rank the policies, etc. They also recommended several issues to bridging the policy gaps in Child Centered Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in their presentation.

Tag: Administration, Office of the Vice Chancellor
Publish Date: April 29th, 2017

A delegation from BRAC University (BRACU) met Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, Brac Founder & Chairperson and BRACU Founder and Board of Trustees Chairperson, at Brac Centre Inn in the capital on 28 April 2017 marking his 81st birthday the day before.

 

A special stage adaptation of ‘Socrates er Jobanbondi’ was arranged at the auditorium there on that day.

Dr. Ansar Ahmed, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, presented a bouquet and greeting card on behalf of BRACU Vice Chancellor Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D.

Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed, Director of Brac Institute of Languages (BIL), was also present.

Tag: BRAC Business School
Publish Date: April 29th, 2017

Publication:
An interview report was published in Dhaka Tribune on 3rd April, 2017. The interview dealt with various aspects of economic relationships between India and Bangladesh. The aspects included trade, investment, transport connectivity, water resources, energy and Indian lines of credit to Bangladesh.

An interview report was published on Thursday 06 April 2017 in the Bengali daily Prothom Alo. The interview focused on , inter alia, the reasonable size of the upcoming FY 18 budget, revenue target, desirability and feasibility of uniform 15% value added tax, corporate tax rate, annual development program and choice of priority sectors for allocation of expenditure and constraints to private sector investment.

Other Activities:

01 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam participated in a discussion broadcast by TV channel DBC. The other participant was Dr. Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow and former Executive Director of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). The discussions centered on the upcoming budget for FY18—potentially implementable size, challenges to enhancement of revenue collection and the needs for higher allocation to some priority sectors such as transport, energy, health, education and social safety net.

05 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the only discussant in a program broadcast by TV channel 24. The discussion dealt with various issues connected with the upcoming FY 18 budget. Among the issues considered were implementation capacity on revenue collection as well as expenditure side, sectorial allocation, poverty and social safety net.

09 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam along with Mr. Kazi Akram, former President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries, participated in a discussion program broadcast by TV channel News 24. The topic of discussion was the Hsonorable Prime Minister’s visit to India. Six agreements and sixteen memoranda of understanding signed during the visit were reviewed. It is disappointing to observe that none of these dealt with major issues in Indo-Bangladesh economic relations such as trade gap, water sharing, foreign direct investment from India and labor movement.

13 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the only discussant in a TV program broadcast by Ekushey TV. The discussion dealt with the prevailing situation in the capital market and likely developments in the near future.

16 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam along with Mr. Ahmedul Kabir, Former Chairman of Rupali Bank participated in a discussion broadcast by TV channel NTV. Among the issues examined were the reasonable size of the upcoming budget, priority areas for enhanced expenditure and actions needed for remedying the usual under-performance.

24 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam participated in an Expert Group discussion convened by the Centre for Policy Dialogue to finalize the outline of a Bangladesh country report on implementation of Sustainable Development Goals for global citizens’ platform.

26 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the Chief Guest at a book launching ceremony. The title of the book is Youth Entrepreneurship. It is authored by Mr. Syed Rabius Shams. The book contains a collection of previously published articles dealing with challenges facing young entrepreneurs in Bangladesh and case studies of how some of them have overcome the challenges.    

27 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the Chief Guest at a seminar on Monetary Policy convened by the Faculty of Business Studies of Dhaka University. The discussions centered around the transmission mechanisms of the effect of monetary policy on various objectives such as accelerating economic growth and containing inflation. The structural limitations of the effectiveness of monetary policy in Bangladesh are also reviewed.

29 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the Chief Guest at a seminar organized by Economic Reporters’ Forum and the Association of Chartered Financial Analysts. The subject matter was the basis for determination of prices of stocks in the capital market. In this context the role of capital market in raising finance for investment in the real sectors was also discussed.

Tag: BRAC Institute of Governance and Development
Publish Date: April 29th, 2017

  • Dr. Shanawez Hossain, Research Fellow of BIGD participated in the Sharing and Validation Workshop of SDC Local Economic Development Project in Bangladesh, organized by Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh on April 13, 2017. 
  • Dr. Shanawez delivered a Lecture on the topic “Urbanization and Urban Transport Governance in Bangladesh” in a course titled Master in Environmental Management in Independent University (IUB) as a Guest Lecturer on April 8, 2017.
  • Sahida Khondaker attended the findings sharing of a Qualitative Assessment Study on Adolescent Friendly Health Corners (AFHCs) in Selected Government Health Facilities in Bangladesh conducted by  Population Council, held on April 26, 2017
  • Dr. Shanawez appeared in an interview of a TV Channel named News24TV on Traffic and Public Transport of Dhaka City Based on BIGD State of Cities Report, 2016 on April 26, 2017.
  • Dr. Shanawez delivered an online guest lecture for the students of RMIT University, Australia on the topic, ‘Traffic and Transportation in Dhaka, Bangladesh- Governance Perspective’ for the Course, 'Urbanisation Issues in the Asia Pacific Region' under the UN Habitat Project: State of Cities in the Asia Pacific Region, on April 28, 2017.
  • Dr. Shanawez, Maheen Sultan, Visiting Fellow; Sahida Khondaker, Sadia Mustafa and Nuzhat Sharmeen, Research Associates of BIGD attended the sessions titled “Can Bangladesh Continue to Grow without ‘Good Governance’?” and “Status of Women Entrepreneurship: What Have We Achieved?” at the BIDS Critical Conversations 2017.
Tag: Department of Pharmacy
Publish Date: April 29th, 2017

In April 2017, three students of the Department of Pharmacy, Iffat Ara Shomi, Maisha Yasna Chowdhury and Jerin Mahbub started their industrial training at Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited, Bangladesh. The training session started on April 29, 2017 and will continue to till mid-May, 2017. The Department of Pharmacy is hopeful that that this training will provide the students with useful practical experiences that will help them in their future career.

Tag: BRAC Business School, Announcement
Publish Date: April 29th, 2017


BBA Program Advising Schedule

Students of the BBA Program are instructed to meet their respective advisers during their scheduled time. Students having their USIS accounts blocked should get those unblocked before meeting the advisers. Those who intend to drop Summer 2017 are instructed to meet the coordinators during the advising week. [ Find your advising schedule ]

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Tag: Professional Development Centre
Publish Date: April 28th, 2017

The Professional Development Centre (PDC) at BRAC University (BRACU) celebrated its first certificate awarding ceremony on Thursday, 27 April 2017 recognizing faculty members who successfully completed the Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Programme.

Presenting the keynote speech, Vice Chancellor Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, PhD, asked the teachers to go for active learning so that instead of saying “so now what” after graduation, students are confident to do whatever they wish to pursue as a profession. He also said that the reward of being an effective teacher can come after many years in the form of a flurry of emails from past students. A faculty member’s attitude and behaviour, positive or negative, stays with a student for a very long time. The Vice-Chancellor pointed out some characteristics of an effective faculty member: to have purpose, high expectation from students, to be enthusiastic and engaging, and to master classroom management skills.

He acknowledged Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG for his vision for the university, and asked all to strive for higher and higher goals.

Professor Andaleeb later awarded the certificates at the auditorium of the university. Dr Ansar Ahmed, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, gave the welcome speech.

The key objective of the programme was to introduce new teaching techniques and to focus on student-centered learning. There were a total of 61 participants in the training program, of which 45 were present to receive the award. The certificate program drew facilitators and resource persons from both BRAC University and external organisations such as the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh and the Institute of Education and Research of Dhaka University.

In testimony of the effectiveness of PDC, a student named Zaber Mohammad shared his story. He is a CGPA 4 student of the Computer Science department and attributed his success to his teachers who had trained at PDC. In addition to a cultural program, Ms. Adiba Naoshin, Lecturer from BRAC Business School and Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman Sagor, Assistant Professor from EEE Department reflected on their experience and application of what they learned from PDC.

The Vice-Chancellor indicated that PDC will continue to excel as an important part of BRACU helping faculty attain more quality in teaching and in research.

Tag: Department of Pharmacy
Publish Date: April 28th, 2017

A faculty member of the Department of Pharmacy, Md. Samiul Alam Rajib, Senior Lecturer participated in a training program entitled “Advanced Training on Next Generation Drug Discovery” from April 23, 2017 to April 27, 2017 at BCSIR (Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Chittagong. It was organized by MMDDL (Molecular Modeling and Drug Design Laboratory), BCSIR Laboratory Chittagong and BBCBA (Bangladesh Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Association) of Bangladesh. It was actively conducted by S. M. Zahid Hosen, Scientific Officer, Project Leader & Lead instructor, MMDDL, BCSIR Chittagong; Raju Dash, and Md. Junaid, Research Assistant, MMDDL, BCSIR Chittagong. The participants included varied group of students, research scholars, industry representatives and faculty member etc. coming from different institutes across Bangladesh.

The objective of this training program was to enhance the productivity of participant’s research knowledge on computer-based methods in the fields of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry or molecular design of pharmaceuticals. Keeping this in mind, the training program was indeed an initiative to pave the way of next generation drug design and development.

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

The Professional Development Centre (PDC) at BRAC University celebrated its first certificate awarding ceremony on Thursday, 27 April 2017 recognizing faculty members who successfully completed the Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Programme. Dr. Ansar Ahmed, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, gave the welcome speech. Presenting the keynote speech, Vice Chancellor Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, asked the teachers to go for active learning so that instead of saying 'so now what' after graduation, students are confident to do whatever they wish and to pursue it as a profession. The key objectives of the program were to introduce new teaching techniques and focus on student-centered learning. There were a total of 61 participants in the training program, of which 45 were present to receive the award.

From the Counseling Unit of BRAC University, two members; Ms. Safina Binte Enayet and Ms. Monzia Mushtaq achieved this award as they successfully completed this program. Ms. Safina and Ms. Monzia facilitate the courses of Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101) and Psychology for Architects (PSY 421) at BRACU. This award will motivate them to accomplish more quality in teaching and research as faculty members.

The certificate programme drew facilitators and resource persons from both BRAC University and external organizations such as the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh and the Institute of Education and Research of Dhaka University.

Tag: Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research
Publish Date: April 28th, 2017

Dr. Sajidur Rahman, Assistant Professor, C3ER, BRAC University attended at the Dialogue on Developing Work Strategy for the Application of the Overseas Employment and Migration Act-2013. The event was organized by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) on 27 April 2017 at the Conference Room of Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), Kakrail, Dhaka. Overseas Employment and Migrants Act was passed in 2013 and an Act to promote opportunities for overseas employment and to establish a safe and fair system of migration, to ensure rights and welfare of migrant workers and members of their families. RMMRU is working on the Fairer Labour Migration (FLM) project supported by British Council to establish good governance in migration sector in Bangladesh. Under the project RMMRU will take a series of initiatives at grassroots level to ensure application of the Migration Act, 2013. Seniors officials of concerned ministries and departments, law practitioners, migrant community and human rights activists shared their experiences and insights in the application of the aforesaid law. Mr. Selim Reza, Director General of BMET attended as the Chief Guest.

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