ON-CAMPUS RECRUITMENT SESSION FOR AIr Asia
Office of Career Services & Alumni Relations (OCSAR) in association with Air Asia Bangladesh organized an interview session as part of the recruitment process for Management Trainee program on Tuesday 25th April 2017.
Mr. Nehal Ahmed, Chief Operating officer, Air Asia Bangladesh Ltd. conducted the interview session. The session took place at the OCSAR Conference room, BRAC University. A total number of 25 students participated in the session.
Mr. Kazi Shahnoor Kabir from OCSAR coordinated the event.
ON-CAMPUS RECRUITMENT SESSION FOR Yellow
Office of Career Services & Alumni Relations (OCSAR) in association with Yellow Bangladesh organized an interview session as part of the recruitment process for the position of Business Planning and Development on Wednesday 26th April 2017.
Mr. Shehryar Burney, Executive Director, Yellow Bangladesh Ltd. conducted the interview session. The session took place at the OCSAR Conference room, BRAC University. A total number of 10 students took part in the session.
Mr. Kazi Shahnoor Kabir from OCSAR coordinated the event.
Summer 2017 Freshman Orientation of BRAC University will be held on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 at Army Golf Garden at 08:45AM. Students are required to attend.
Note that, this program is only for students. Students are advised NOT to bring their parents/guardians to the Orientation Program.
Venue: Army Golf Garden, Dhaka
Date: Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Session I: 08:45 AM
Session II: 11:00 AM
FYAT advisers of Spring 2017 conducted post midterm individual advising session with the students of their respective FYAT groups. After completion of the advising deadline, total 943 students came across for advising and were guided through accordingly.
As an integral part of the First Year Advising Team (FYAT) program, the faculty advisers of OSA and peer student mentors took part in a “Briefing Session” on April 26, 2017 at the indoor games room where they were introduced to the objectives and activities to be undertaken throughout the next two semesters. The mentors’ coordinators explained the responsibilities to the new mentors. The faculty members of OSA gave detailed explanations on the developmental advising procedures and responded to the queries from the participants regarding the program.
The Faculty advisers of OSA also met with students volunteers who have been worked on FYAT day. Volunteers have been briefed the responsibilities and received the responses of their queries and detailed explanations of their responsibilities.
The FYAT Coordinator Md. Solaiman Jony distributed certificate to the old mentor who were responsible to serve FYAT for Fall 2016 and Spring 2016 two consecutive semesters.
Meditation is an art of living a peaceful life. It helps to manage stress, anxiety and/or depression better, enhance concentration and awareness, expand psychological tolerance of uncomfortable feelings, and improve wellbeing. To learn and sharpen the skills of Yoga and Meditation, two members from the Counseling Unit of BRAC University; Monzia Mushtaq and Kazi Rumana Haque, Psychosocial Counselors and Lectures visited Nepal Yoga Home to participate in a Six Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat at Kathmandu, Nepal from April 21-26, 2017.
During the retreat, they got a unique opportunity to learn different types of Yoga Asana, Micro- Level Yogic Practice, Yogic Relaxation, Practice of Soul Meditation, Mantra Chanting, and Pranayama for Different Glandular System etc.
Through the Yoga and Meditation Retreat, they also learned to guide the life with authentic peace, lightness, fitness, well being, nutritious foods, healthy thoughts and self healing power. During these courses, they learned different lessons of Yoga- Meditation that are important to maintain a regular practice. This Yoga- Meditation Courses helped to clear mind and rejuvenate self.
C3ER arranged its fourth knowledge development training on Climate Change, which was designed to give a clear understanding about climate change and its impacts. The two-day long training started from 25 to 26 April 2017 at C3ER. Seven participants, mainly from BRAC University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Jahangirnagar University (JU) and Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB) attended this training. The training was conducted by the reputed academicians from C3ER and BRAC under the supervision of Prof. Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus of BRAC University. Moreover, the participants also went to a field trip on BRAC Agriculture Research and Development Centre (BARDC), Gazipur led by Sharmin Nahar Nipa, Training Coordinator to practically underlines the different issues of climate change. A certificate giving ceremony was arranged at the conference room of C3ER of BRACU and the participants were awarded the certificates of this training by Professor Ainun Nishat. He gave a motivational speech to the participants and encouraged them to use the knowledge of this course as well as the training in their professional working domain and research activities. He also congratulated C3ER team for organizing such effective knowledge development training and inspired the team for carrying out such wonderful initiatives along with research activities.
Water related disasters in the Brahmaputra basin arc common phenomena, and are being Frequently faced across its riparian countries. It is perceived that there are ample opportunities for cooperation in managing the destructive impacts of the river. Since 2013, the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, SaciWATERs, based in Hyderabad, India has undertaken an initiative, entitled the "'Trans-boundary Policy Dialogue for Improved Water Governance in Brahmaputra River" involving four riparian countries India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China. The Brahmaputra Dialogue seeks to create a platform for discussion of issues, challenges, and opportunities towards improved co-management of the river basin. Through this, it is aimed to enhance cross-sharing and understanding on disaster preparedness and mitigation across the region. In the dialogue, state and non-state actors will engage themselves in sharing best practices on disaster and river management; provide an avenue to discuss possibilities and areas for future collaboration and provide guidance towards river governance from their respective country perspectives. A daylong session titled Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Disaster Management for the Brahmaputra Basin held on 26 April 2017 at BRAC Inn Auditorium. Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University; South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) and Jagrata Juba Shangha (JJS) jointly organized the workshop. Professor Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus, and Advisor, C3ER, BRAC University chaired the event. Dr. Zafar Ahmed Khan, Secretary, MoWR, Bangladesh was presented as the Key Note Speaker. The workshop started with the welcome note by Mr. ATM Zakir Hossain, Executive Director, JJS followed by opening remarks by Dr. Aditya Bastola, Senior Fellow, SaciWATERs. After that Dr. Anamika Barua, Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati, India moderated high-level panel discussion on knowledge sharing, policy perspective, mapping priorities for cooperation through disaster management. The workshop concluded with the concluding remarks by Professor Nishat, C3ER and Dr. Anamika Barua, Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati, India followed by a vote of thanks by Mr. Zakir, JJS.
BIGD organized a meeting with Counterpart International on April 25, 2017 and had a discussion on developing a USAID proposed five years program that will support a broad array of civil society actors to improve governance and promote reform in Bangladesh. The program will educate, and empower these groups and support platforms, tools and initiatives that will enable them to advocate for better governance, and inclusive democratic practices. Ms. Allison Strype, Senior Manager and Mr. Saiful Bhuiyan, Consultant from Counterpart International and Dr. Shanawez Hossain, Research Fellow of BIGD attended the meeting.
The James P Grant School of Public Health organised a flagship course on Understanding Disability and SRHR: Problems and Implications in Bangladesh from 23-25 April. The course explored how disability and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are understood in Bangladesh, opening the platform for discussion about the importance and limitations of rights, specific to people with disabilities. The course was facilitated by Margrit Shildrick (Professor Emerita of Gender and Knowledge Production Linkoping University, Sweden) and Anita Ghai (School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, India) and attended by researchers, activists and development practitioners from across the country.
Roufa Khanum, Coordinator (Operations), C3ER, BRAC University participated in development of proposed programme on addressing poverty and climate vulnerability organized by Oxfam on 25 April 2017 at Jamuna Meeting Room, RAOWA Complex, Oxfam in Bangladesh Country Office. The event was organized to gather expert input from various Ministries of Government of Bangladesh, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, including those working on women’s and human rights, private sectors and scholars. Bangladesh is one of the world's most thickly populated nations, with around 160 million individuals stuffed into a delta measured 130,168 square kilometers, which discharges into the Bay of Bengal. The topographical setting of Bangladesh combined with environmental change makes it subject to calamitous catastrophic events. Specifically, Bangladesh's 600km coastline is a standout amongst the most catastrophe inclined areas in the world. Poverty is profound and broad; half of the populace lives on short of what one dollar for every day. Oxfam has been working since the independence of Bangladesh, through contributions during Liberation War, which have since continued over the last four decades through implementation of development initiatives. Over the past 7 years, Oxfam has implemented a programme named “Resilience through Economic Empowerment, Climate Adaptation, Leadership and Learning (REECALL)”. C3ER is also working as a strategic partner with Oxfam in Bangladesh since for last two years
Beth Trudell, an English Language Consultant at BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL) and Consultant at Professional Development Centre (PDC) conducted a workshop on ‘Rubric Design’ on Monday, 24 April 2017. Sabrina Syed, Muhammad Foysal Mubarak and Hamim Al Ahsan from PDC attended the workshop along with other faculty members of BIL.
Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman, Executive Director of BIGD and Ms. Simeen Mahmud, Head, Gender Studies Cluster, BIGD attended a two-day long BIDS Critical Conversation 2017, held during 23 and 24 April, 2017 at a hotel in Dhaka addressing the “Bangladesh Journey: Accelerating Transformation”. Dr. Hafeez chaired a session titled Sustainable Cities in Bangladesh: Issues and Strategies, where Ms. Mahmud was a Distinguished Panelist at the session titled ‘Status of Women Entrepreneurship: What have we achieved?’. The event created an opportunity for the policy makers and a broad spectrum of academics, practitioners, experts and civil society members engaged in a genuine conversation on the current state of development and critical challenges for the future.
BRAC University is looking for reputed suppliers dealing in processing electronic signatures and imparting security to a number of their documents including original certificates.
Vendors are invited to show a demo of various technologies and features and processes of securing documents, printing documents in secure environment using secure printers and may include the following :
- Methods such as special paper with thread, copy-void features, registered holograms, HD QR codes, UV technology etc. are thought to be the most significant way that the original certificates can be secured, besides existing sequential verifiable number at the back and embossed seal feature in the certificates.
- Security features to elevate authenticity like Secure holographic strip bordering the certificate, registered water mark all over the background and microtext printed all over the certificate or in specific part of the certificate.
- Special printers with secured access with various security features have been explored which provide additional security in printing original certificates and transcripts.
For further information, vendors are requested to make preliminary contact with the following members:
1. N. Alamgir – Head of I.T., email address : nalamgir[at]bracu.ac[dot]bd
2. Hasina Afroz – University Librarian , email address : librarian[at]bracu.ac[dot]bd
3. Shafik Waes – Deputy controller of Examinations, email address: waes[at]bracu.ac[dot]bd
The Demo should focus in giving our management a clear picture of the various available technologies and methods that may be used to generate secure certificates, printing of those certificates and electronic signature processing.
After the demo, a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be sent out to bidders who can participate in a competitive bidding process with their technical and financial proposal.
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