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Tag: Department of Architecture
Publish Date: December 7th, 2017

The Department of Architecture at BRAC University in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain organized the second lecture of The Spanish Architecture Lecture Series Fall 2017. The event took place on December 5, 2017. The speaker was acclaimed Barcelona architect Carme Pinós (1954).

Spanish architect and educator Carme Pinós (1954) is one of the well-known and influential architects of the contemporary age. She is known for her design ranging from cultural centers, educational institutions and public housing to office towers, urban landscapes and furniture design.

After completing her graduation and post-graduation from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) in Barcelona, she formed a partnership with eminent architect, Enric Miralles. The work of Pinós-Miralles received awards on several occasions, including the FAD prize for the La Llauna School and the Igualada Cemetery Park, as well as the City of Barcelona Prize for the 1992 Olympic Archery Range Buildings.

In 1991, Pinós set up her own studio Estudio Carme Pinós in Barcelona. Her designs have been exhibited around the world, and models of her buildings have been included in the collections of both the Centre Pompidou museum in Paris and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Among other recognitions, Pinós was named an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects in 2011 and a Royal Institute of British Architects International Fellow in 2013 for her outstanding contribution to architecture. In 2015 she was honored with the Creu de Sant Jordi, one of the highest civil distinctions awarded by the Catalan government to individuals and organizations for their cultural and social services in Catalonia. In 2016 she was also awarded with the Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence by the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, 2016 and received the 2016 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize for her significant contribution to advancing gender equity in architecture, and commitment to sustainability and community.

In her talk at BRAC University, architect Pinós presented her design philosophy through three projects : Cube I, Office Tower in Guadalajara (Mexico), Caixaforum Museum, Auditorium and Cultural Center in Zaragoza (Spain), and Cube II Office Tower in Guadalajara (Mexico).

Professor Adnan Morshed, Chairperson of the Department, welcomed the audience by providing a background of the series and introducing Architect Carme Pinós. Alejandra Lopez Garcia, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Spain, thanked the sponsors of the series. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG , Founder and Chairman of BRAC, Lady Sayeda Sarwat Abed, founder and director of the BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL), his Excellency Alvaro de Salas, Spanish Ambassador to Bangladesh and. Dr. Syed Saad Andaleeb, Vice Chancellor of BRAC University, attended the presentation. Academics, architects, designers, professionals, students, and members of the civil society participated in the lively and interactive event.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTe4oVb2tcc
Photographs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bracuniversity/albums/72157689298066761

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: December 5th, 2017

BBA Program

Students of the BBA Program are instructed to meet their respective advisors during their scheduled time. Students having their USIS accounts blocked should get those unblocked before meeting the advisers. Those who intend to drop Spring 18 are instructed to meet the coordinators during the advising week.

Advising schedule for Spring 2018 semester ]

LL.B. Program

Students of the LL.B. Program are instructed to meet their respective advisors during their scheduled time.

[ Advising schedule for Spring 2018 semester ]

 

Tag: Announcement, Relationship Management Office
Publish Date: December 4th, 2017


The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is offering Kings Scholarship for students of diverse background from Bangladesh.

The scholarship is available for pursuing Masters programme.

The deadline of the scholarship is March 31, 2018.

Students can get more information through the given link:
Kings Scholarship at Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.

More scholarships are available for Bangladeshi Students.

More scholarships are available for international students for academic year 2018.  

Each scholarship award covers tuition fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus, for the entire period of the 22-month master degree program.

 

 

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: December 4th, 2017

Comprehensive seat plan - Fall 2017 (trimester programs) [ PDF ]

[Please look into additional sheet in notice board/web those exams are scheduled in multiple hall rooms]

Day 1 (10/12/17), Sunday

Morning (10:00 AM):

ENG091 | ENG101 | ENG102 | ENG203 | CHN101 | FRN101 | CSE421 | MGT401 | MKT301

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

CSE101 | CSE230 | CSE320 | EEE361 | HST406 | LAW201 | LAW303 | MGT431 | MKT201 | MSC427 | POL101

Day 2 (11/12/17), Monday

Morning (10:00 AM):

ACT301 | BTE102 | BTE306 | CSE220 | CSE221 | ECO101 | ECO303 | EEE201 | EEE203 | FIN301 | HUM101 | LAW205 | MKT431

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

BIO101 | BUS201 | CSE110 | CSE111 | CSE370 | CSE422 | EEE243 | LAW103 | MGT424 | MSC441 | SOC101(Sec: 1,3,5,6,7,8,9)

Day 3 (15/12/17), Friday

Morning (10:00 AM):

ACT202 | ANT101 | BTE101 | CHE101 | CSE340 | CSE341 | CSE360 | CSE371 | ECO202 | EEE365 | ENG111 | FIN427 | GEO101 |

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

CSE460 | ECO307 | EEE205 | EEE411 | HST103 | LAW304 | MAT103 | MKT421 | MSC301 | MSC424 | PHY111 | PHY112 |

Day 4 (17/12/17), Sunday

Morning (10:00 AM):

ACT201 | BTE302 | CSE330 | ECO201 | ECO209 | EEE221 | EEE223 | LAW204 | LAW307 | STA101 |

Afternoon (02:00 PM):

BTE308 | BUS202 | BUS302 | CSE391 | CSE423 | ECO311 | EEE421 | HST102 | MAT092 | MAT110 | MAT215 | MIC102 | MKT426

Tag: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Publish Date: November 30th, 2017

BRAC University has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Grameen Phone, an initiative aimed at fostering University-Industry collaboration. The MoU signing ceremony took place at GPHOUSE, Bahsundhara on November 29. Pro-VC of BRAC University – Professor Ansar Ahmed, Ph.D.,  signed the MoU on behalf of BRACU. Quazi Mohammad Shahed, Chief Human Resources Officer of Grameenphone, signed the MoU on behalf of GP. Also present were Prof. Dr. M A Mottalib, (Chairperson, CSE dept.), Hossain Arif (Assistant Professor, CSE dept.), Reduan Hasan Khan (Head of IoT, GP), and Masud Mushfiq Zaman (Head of OD, GP).

Collaboration between Industry and University is quite rare in Bangladesh, even though it is very common in USA, Europe, and other developed countries. Such collaboration is very beneficial for both sides, and can greatly enhance innovation through knowledge exchange. BRACU aims to play a leading role in such collaborative initiatives.

This will provide BRACU students with the opportunity to work on collaborative projects in the fields of Big Data, IoT, and other emerging technologies. Students will greatly benefit from this experience of working on practical and world-class projects, in partnership with GP professionals.

Tag: Announcement, Office of the Registrar
Publish Date: November 27th, 2017



BRACU 12th Convocation Rehearsal will take place at the TNT playground, Wireless Gate, Mohakhali, on Thursday, 07 December, 2017 at 2:00pm. All concerned are requested to be present on time.

[Gown distribution schedule]

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Registrar (a.i.)

Tag: Announcement, Office of the Registrar
Publish Date: November 27th, 2017


The 12th Convocation

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)

Gown distribution

Gown, Cap and Souvenir will be distributed from BRAC University, 66 Mohakhali, Building No.1, 1st Floor, Room No. UB10107 from Friday, December 1, 2017 to Tuesday, December 12, 2017 between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

All graduating students are requested to collect these in the scheduled date and time. Please bring your BRAC University ID card for collecting these items.

[ 12th Convocation Rehearsal schedule ]

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
Publish Date: November 23rd, 2017


Ungraduate Programs

Admission Test Results (held on 3 November 2017):

1. Selected candidates for admission in Spring 2018 semester.
    [ Viva Results ]

2. Selected candidates for Pre University (Pre-Uni) course in English.
    [ Viva Results ]

 

Postgraduate Programs

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

[ Admission Test Results ]

MBA Written Test Result (2nd Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Spring 2018.

[ Admission Test Results ]

Tag: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Publish Date: November 20th, 2017

BRAC University Electrical and Electronic Club (BUEEC) organized “MAGNETRON”, a mock recruitment session, emulated the recruitment procedure to make the students of the university accustomed to the real idea of what and how job recruitment is supposed to be. It was divided into two sessions. The first session, basically the interview session, was held on 11th November, 2017 at the BRACU auditorium. Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Professor and Chairperson of the department of EEE of BRAC University inaugurated the session and Engr. Md. Nurul Akter, CEO, Energypac Electronics, was the chief guest. Mr. Galib Amin president of BUEEC and vice president Mr. Pavel Mahbub welcome the participants. Dr. Amena Hasan Abedin and Prof. Md. Mosaddequr Rahman were also present. The judge panel Samiul Muntakin Khan from Grameenphone, Md. Muntashir Bin Mahfuz from Le Meridien Dhaka, Md. Robiul Islam Sarkar from Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC), Navid Bin Sakhawat from EGSL, Miraz Mahbubul Hasan from Augmedix Inc., Mihir Barua and Engr. H.M. Khayruzzaman from SIEMENS along with the faculty members conducted the mock interview. The participants faced real life job interview and recruitment procedure by going through a chain of interview which tested their knowledge and skills.

The second session of the event took place on November 19, 2017 at the indoor games room of the university building no. 3. The session was held to provide the participants with feedback on their performance and suggestions how to improve their performance. It started with the motivational speech of Mr. Pulok Barua, Managing Director of Gryhayan Ltd., followed by the valuable feedback from Mr. Mihir Barua, a guest from Siemens Bangladesh. Judges Mr. Md. Anamul Haque and Md. Farhan Tasnim Oshim discussed on the performances of the participants. The event ended with a short cultural program performed by the students of EEE department

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: November 18th, 2017

Login: usis.bracu.ac.bd

Students attending the Residential Semester (RS) in Spring 2018 will be registered for courses by the Registrar’s Office; therefore, they do not have to do pre-advising.

Office of the Registrar
BRAC University

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 Institute of Languages
Publish Date: October 31st, 2017

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, the founder and chairman of BRAC, along with Mr. Takeshi Ito, Minister of Japan Embassy, and Mr. Atsushi Yamada, President of Kumon, Asia and Oceania, launched the first Kumon center in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, on October 03, 2017, with a grand opening ceremony. Kumon is part of Kumon Education Japan Co., Ltd., which is an organization that offers private tutoring through an individualized instruction in its Kumon centres and practices the Japanese educational method of teaching mathematics and reading.

The ceremony officially began with words from Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed, Director of BRAC Institute of Languages, followed by a speech by Mr. Nehal Bin Hasan, Project in Charge of BRAC-Kumon Team, Mr. Yamada and Mr. Ito respectively. This was followed by a speech by Sir Abed, who explored the reasons behind why BRAC and BRAC Institute of Language chose to enter into partnership with Kumon.

Sir Abed stated that he had been looking for an opportunity to introduce Kumon in Bangladesh ever since he learned about it. That opportunity finally came in 2013 when a meeting was arranged between the President of Kumon and Sir Abed. As a result, BRAC initiated its pre-pilot program in 2014 in different schools of different areas in Bangladesh. With the initial results showing promise, BRAC and BIL launched its pilot program in 2016.

Sir Abed also mentioned that the BRAC Kumon Project plans to open 20 more centres in Dhaka by 2021. The goal of this project is to bring a national-scale change through this highly accredited educational system so that children across the country are benefitted by this innovation in education.

Tag: Department of Architecture
Publish Date: October 31st, 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 ]

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