DIU 2nd Business Festival 2010

DIU 2nd Business Festival-2010 was held from 1-3 July at Daffodil International University auditorium. It was jointly organised by Daffodil International University Business & Education Club (DIUBEC) and Career Development Center (CDC).


The three-day Business Festival included young entrepreneurs fair, business case competition, quiz competition, meet the leaders (Topic: Career Plan), workshop on “E”, seminar on “ Development of Capital Market in Bangladesh” essay competition, business drama conducted by DIUBEC, business movies for students, opening and closing and the award giving ceremony.

“Meet the Leaders” session was arranged where Dr. Ahmed Al Kabir, Chairman, Rupali Bank Ltd. was present as the Chief Guest. Presided over by Professor M. Shahjahan Mina, Advisor, Faculty of Business and Economics and moderated by Mostafizur Rahaman, Business Development Manager in Australian Trade Commission, the function was also addressed among others by Professor Salauddin Ahmed Khan, Former CEO, Dhaka Stock Exchange, Dr. Md. Abdul Majid, Former Chairman, NBR, Mohammad Lakiot Ullah and M. Hamid, a renowned cultural personality.

Prof. Dr. Khondoker Bazlul Haque, Chairman Rupali Bank Ltd. was present in the closing and award giving ceremony as the chief guest while Md. Motiur Rahman, Managing Director, Jamuna Bank Ltd. as the special guest. Presided over by Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University, the function was also addressed among others by Professor Rafuqil Islam, Prof. M. Shahjahan Mina, Advisor, Faculty of Business and Economics and Mr. Mahbub Parvez,Convenor, DIU 2nd Business Festival-2010.

Department of Real Estate, DIU:A Gateway of Unleashing Opportunities

To meet the growing demand of skilled, and educated manpower in the fast growing real estate sector in Bangladesh, the Department of Real Estate, Daffodil International University (DIU) have started its journey from Summer Semester, 2008. We are also proud to inform you that we are the first among all the public and private universities in Bangladesh to open such a unique department with a view to produce good graduates in Bachelor of Real Estate (BRE) with quality education on real estate to face the challenge of 21st century and onwards. We believe our endeavor will play an important role for solving the housing problems in Bangladesh through supplying qualified and competent human resource in this field. We believe our endeavour will play an important role for solving the housing problem in population-ridden Bangladesh. We deem it as a part of our social responsibility.

The department offers a broad-based, rigorous curriculum taught by a team of highly qualified faculty members. It is committed to provide quality education so that the employers can get competent and efficient executives to meet their needs. BRE aims to provide a stimulating educational experience for people wishing to develop real estate and housing expertise through policy-making and research or other related professional activities.

Curriculum of the Department:

Bachelor of Real Estate (BRE) program, under the Faculty of Business & Economics is spread over 04 (four) academic years (levels) and 12 (twelve) semesters. It consists of 128 (one hundred and twenty eight) credits and 42 (forty two) courses in total. Courses are practical and of contemporary standard with future value. Courses like: Introduction to Real Estate Business, Principles of Real Estate, Principles of Urban Planning, Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental Issues in Real Estate, Real Estate Marketing Management, Fundamentals of Civil Engineering, Fundamentals of Architecture in Real Estate Planning, Urban Hazards & Risk Management, Urban Land Use & Development, Real Estate Law & Public Policy, Urbanization & Project Management, Geographical Information System (GIS) in Real Estate, Real Estate Logistics Management, Contemporary Issues of Real Estate in Bangladesh, Real Estate Investment Analysis & Valuation, Statistics in Real Estate, etc. are taught in the program.

Objectives of the Department:

  • Enhancing consumer awareness, to assist the real estate industry in expanding its standards and level of professional ethics and responsibilities in a planned approach.
  • Boosting up the security measures scientifically and technologically with a view to evading overwrought day to day life.
  • Capitalizing the lesser land and resources of our population-ridden country by maximizing its apposite usage.
  • Caring for the beautification of the urban life by accommodating different social classes in a spick and span manner according to their status, ability and appetite.

General Features of the Department:

¡ First Time in Bangladesh

¡ Around one hundred students have already been enrolled

¡ Good quality faculty members

¡ Contemporary & up-dated course curriculums

¡ Scholarships basing on good results in each semester

¡ Good environment to study


Career Prospects of the department:

As the students of this subject with immense scopes, Bachelors from the Department of Real Estate have great future ahead. After a successful completion of the subject, Bachelor of Real Estate graduates can build up career in many sectors, like:

  • Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Management Consultant/Advisor in the field of  Real Estate Management
  • Town Planner
  • Urban & Rural Developer
  • Real Estate Finance Analyst, Urban Economist
  • Property Manager/Estate Manager
  • Statuary Bodies like, RAJUK, RDA, KDA, CDA, UDD, Municipal Authority, Planning Organizations
  • Property Developer
  • Real Estate consultancy & Management Farms
  • Fund & Asset Management Companies
  • In other broad range fields in home & abroad like Banks, Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Farms, etc.

Faculty Members of the Department:

Among the faculty members, Prof. M. Shahjahan Mina, Advisor, Daffodil International University and Assistant Professor & Head of the department of Real Estate, DIU mark the distinguished standard. The department also has some quality teachers from BUET, with specific subjective ideas. Within few semesters, there has been a positive response from parents, guardians as well as the business community regarding BRE program. Presently there are a total number of 81 students enrolled in the department aspired to be BRE graduates. The student response is satisfactory and the number is increasing at a good pace. Presently the department is working boosting up the spirit of the existing students. Relevant expertise seminars, presentations, projects, workshops, etc. are being organized for the benefit of the students from the department at every semester. Person like real estate entrepreneurs, experts, BUET engineers are invited in those programs to share their experience & render their advice among the students. For example, as a guest teacher, Mr. M. A. Matin, Director, Operations, of Sagufta City Developers Ltd. is taking courses in every semester in the Department of Real Estate. Thus students are getting real flavour of real estate industry in the campus.

Mission of the Department:

The department is taking initiatives to innovate new steps to making the department more and more flourished. It is looking for more and more practical/industrial/company attachment for the betterment of our students. The students of the Department invented and demonstrated a splendid business plan on “Floating Restaurant Made by Ferro-Cement”, in the DIU 2nd Business festival2010, organized by and held in DIU campus. With the assistance of the teachers, students are working to innovate and develop new plans to alleviate the risks and to maximize the opportunities of housing sector. Department of real Estate works for facilitating the opportunities in low cost housing with security & resistance.

MBA Major in Real Estate:

The effectiveness of MBA Major in Real Estate from the Summer 2010 is a successful leap for the whole university. Department of real Estate is really happy that it has successfully initiated the MBA degree in Real Estate. After the completion of the graduation, students will get the opportunity to harness the merit in the Masters level by completing this higher study. Students completing graduation from other department/ faculty can also study in this subject.

Contact Address:

For further information, 102, Shukrabad, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1207. Telephone: 9138234, 9138235, 9116774, 9136694. Fax: 88-02-9131947,

E-mail: info@daffodilvarsity.edu.bd; bre@daffodilvarsity.edu.bd

Web: www.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd

Anime Culture

Anime which is an abbreviated pronunciation in Japanese of Animation. For rest of the world it is known as Japanese animation.

Naroto Anime
Naruto Anime

Anime has become so popular through out the world that only anime is bringing the whole Japan to every part of the world. So to say Japan has created a culture that is rising its head above all, a culture named Anime Culture.

Anime is getting so popular recently that many of the other countries are now starting to produce their own anime (animation following the rules of Japanese animation). Many countries along with Japan also arrange Cosplay competition where people dress up as their favorite anime characters.

Cosplay of naruto
Cosplay of naruto

There are differences between cartoon and anime. Cartoon normally is about random stories where fun is given the most importance. Sounds are loud, deep color use but for anime its like a movie or drama. Every amime comes with good and interesting stories, musics composed by famous musicians which can alone send us to a different world. Color use is moderate and has more details with the use of lights and shadows. Together all these materials can send anyone into the world of that story which is used for the anime. When watching anime every characters seem to be real and you are bound to forget that you are watching an animation movie/series. Most of the Anime normally use Japanese Manga art which gives an anime a bit more different and unique look. Some characters has such cuteness that no one can resist getting charmed by it. Many people even make their own music video from taking clips from anime and songs by other famous  singers making it more beautiful which is now known as AMV (Anime Music Video)

(AMV made by supercatwd, Posted in: Youtube, Anime name: Tsubasa Chronicles, Music/Song: Wind of Hope by Andru Donalds and Eugenia Vlasova)

The musics used in Anime is normally Japanese as it is produced in Japan. The musics are so great that when an anime is dubbed into English for releasing worldwide, they leave the music as it is. Some musics are dubbed but with the same rhythm and translated lyrics.

(Song: song of storm and fire, Used in Anime: Tsubasa chronicle, Posted in Youtube by: syaoran456)

It is unfortunate that some people still haven’t witnessed the greatness of Anime but throw negative comments on it. Many of them confuse anime with cartoons. For people like this i really advice that they watch a few anime first then comment on it. Japan has already proved that the whole world can be one, sharing a same culture that is Anime Culture. Some people may disagree with it saying we have our own culture. True enough but if a country has such beauty in its culture then what’s wrong sharing it with the rest of the world? We would want to share the beauty of our culture with the rest of the world too am I not correct? So lets all be positive about Anime Culture and share its beauty together.

Shah – Al – Mamun

Extorting Money with Snakes!

One afternoon, I along with a few friends was visiting the Zia Uddan. Quite a few people were seen taking a break from their busy lives and enjoying the weather. All of a sudden, a group of young women with snakes and baskets came out of nowhere asking for money. They were threatening the visitors with their snakes, if they were not given the money. Most of the visitors, being panic-stricken, were forced to pay. This is something that is happening almost everywhere, but the authorities do not seem to do anything about it. I would like to request the authorities to look into this immediately.

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Excursion of the Department of Real Estate at DIU plot, Ashulia

On the 8th August 2010, Bachelor of Real Estate (BRE) program of Daffodil International University (DIU) organized an Excursion at DIU site, Ashulia, for the students of first four batches. It was a sunny day in the mid summer. About forty students participated at the tour. The main goal of this study tour was to familiarize the students with the DIU plot of 10 acres, where the authority is going to establish a permanent campus of Daffodil International University. As real estate structures are directly involved in constructing a permanent campus, the tour was really with educative fervour for the students of the Department of Real estate. It is to be mentioned that, DIU is the first university to incorporate the Department of Real Estate with its mainstream of education.


The excursion was successfully ended. Mr. Masud Ibn Rahman, Head of the Department, Mr. Md. Abdul Kafi, Special Asst. to the Chairman, BOG & Mr. Yousuf Iqubal Chowdhury, lecturer, BRE led the team from the front. Mr. Ahemed Shamim Ansary, Administrative Officer of the university, coordinated the tour from beginning till the end.


The whole day program gave the students immense pleasure. They learned many things from the study tour. They were given a questioner to analyze the relevant issues by brainstorming. The students of Department of real Estate passed a jubilant day satiated by educative stuffs. The tour began at around 10 am in the beautiful morning from the DIU main campus and was furled up at around 7 pm in the evening when the two vehicles reached them at DIU campus again. The journey was not very distant and was away from the monotony of life, as the minutely transitory roadside phenomena thrilled them all together.

It is relevant to include that, DIU has purchased ten acres of plain land which is away from the hullabaloo of the overcrowded capital city of Bangladesh. The place is not very far and is bridged with good communication. It is a greenish meadow bursting with stunning landscape all around. After the establishment of the campus over there, students will definitely enjoy their study in the midst of that well-developed area.


It is hoped that, other departments of DIU will not like to keep them away so long to make tour to that place— where the establishment of their own campus is in the offing.

Ace Your Job Interview: 88 Surefire Tips and Tricks

In every semester, a great number of students complete graduation. It is a common phenomenon that, recent graduates will look for work according to his expectation and eligibility. So, there is a definite fight back to be a triumphant in the race of beginning a career oriented journey, where thousands of job-seekers have to take part. Here, the victors are those who can offer something exclusive that other can’t? Well, hopefully you know that or will learn as you search. Your job search is a project in itself, with various stages. Here are some tips to get you to your goal of a great first job

This information is collected from Online Education database Library only for educative purpose, not for a bit of business reason.

Skill Building

  1. Practice your writing skills. In today’s Internet-oriented world, good communication skills are crucial. Technical writing and documentation seems to be a weak point for many new grads.
  2. Stay updated. Read and subscribe to relevant weblogs, magazines, and newspapers. Use web feed subscription tools like Bloglines or Newsgator Online Edition.
  3. Take refresher courses. You may not get a job in your first interview round. Consider some refresher courses before you rewrite your resume.
  4. Start a blog. Demonstrate your knowledge of a topic related to a field you’d like to be employed in by writing a blog and mentioning it in your resume.
  5. Do some volunteer work. Find something you like doing and volunteer. It shows depth of character on your resume.
  6. Learn networking skills. Finding the ideal job usually means knowing the right person at the right time.

Tools and Miscellaneous

There are some tools that you might need for your job search, and other expenditures.

  1. Computer. Whether you buy or borrow, you’ll need a computer for typing your resume, cover letter, and references page.
  2. Internet access. Your job search will likely take you online. As an alumnus, you probably have access at your college (or local library).
  3. Briefcase or portfolio. Perfect for protecting your materials against the elements when attending job fairs or going to interviews.
  4. Cell phone. If you’re pounding the pavement looking for work, you’ll want to make it easy to be reached for additional interviews or changed schedules.


The average headhunter will tell you that their clients usually spend thirty seconds on most resumes, while culling the stack. Make yours stand out, and defensible.

  1. Don’t lie on your resume. It’s not a novel. Mention skills you’re capable of. Say “learning such and such” for everything else.
  2. Be relevant. Don’t list your parents’ names and birthdays or your dog’s breed.
  3. Customize your resume. You may qualify to work in various industries. Tailor your resume accordingly for each.
  4. Follow standard format. There are a variety of resume formats and you can probably follow any of them. New grads should emphasize education and grades first.
  5. Make it easy to read. Even while following standard format, there are a number of ways you can make your resume easy to read including using bullet points or tables.
  6. Be brief. One page for a a recent college graduate is sufficient.
  7. Use the right terminology. Do use industry terms but don’t be too academic with lingo.
  8. Promote yourself. Your resume has to sell you. Write it using action words but without bragging. Be factual, with concrete details.
  9. Have references ready. Have two or three references printed on a separate sheet of paper and only provide them when asked for. Professors that know you well might be ideal candidates.
  10. Indicate your interests. Depth of character is something interviewers look for.
  11. Stick to the file format. If a company asks for your resume in a specific format and/or provided by a particular method of delivery, then comply.
  12. Use a cover letter. These are specific to the job and company that you are applying to, so use a different one for each application. They should summarize in a few paragraphs your objective, strengths, and relevant interests.
  13. Proofread. Don’t waste your entire effort by sending out resumes and cover letters only to find that it appears a monkey wrote them. Use a spell checker and grammar checker.
  14. Print quality. Use quality white or light tan paper for printed resumes and cover letters. Don’t use gimmicks like colored or scented paper. Stapling is not recommended, but at least keep your cover letter separate.

Finding a Job and Interview Preparation

Before you can get an interview, you obviously have to find a job to apply for.

  1. Ask friends and family. This is not nepotism. You are merely asking around about opportunities where they work.
  2. Ask in social settings. Someone in your church or other social organization may have leads.
  3. Ask on campus. Your professors or the university might have work available.
  4. Check with former classmates. Some companies pay employees referral fees for finding new candidates, so a former classmate might have leads.
  5. Try networking. Career networking websites such as LinkedIn or JibberJobber can go a long way toward helping you find a job.
  6. Use a job search engine. Job search engines like Jobster, Dice, Indeed, and Simplyhired can narrow down your search. Some let you post your profile and resume.
  7. Attend career fairs. Career fairs are sometimes ideal for finding a job. Dress as you would for a one-on-one interview, and you might find yourself in one. Take a clipboard, copies of your resume, and a general cover letter.
  8. Check newspapers. Some jobs just might not be advertised online.
  9. Be selective. Don’t apply to jobs that you know you won’t like or are not qualified for.
  10. Practice being interviewed. Have a friend help you out, setup a video camera, then review your answers and body language. If possible, have two friends interview you “firing-line” style.
  11. Beef up your skills. Missing a skill? Can you learn it fast? Say on your resume that you are learning it, then do so before an interview.
  12. Know your strengths. You’ll likely be asked, in an interview, what you think your strengths are, and possibly your weaknesses and what you’re doing about them. Make a list of both.
  13. Research potential employers. Visit their Web sites and search for recent articles about them. Try Topix, which lets you search for news from a certain date backwards.
  14. Prepare a list of questions. Not all job descriptions are clear. Be ready to ask for clarification in an interview.
  15. Don’t overreach. It’s good to be positive, but as a new grad, you have to be realistic about what work you are qualified for.
  16. Be patient. Work might be hard to come by in some industries. Keep trying. If you are willing to wait, then stay on top of industry news.
  17. Look elsewhere. New grads can simultaneously combine their adventuresome spirit and the need for a job by working abroad.

Offbeat and Appearance

General tips about preparing when you’ve already secured an interview.

  1. Practice. Practice in front of the mirror the night before. Check your facial expressions.
  2. Have your clothes ready. (Reduce your stress.) This includes ironing clothes and buffing shoes.
  3. Dress professionally. Part of being professional is dressing professionally. For men, a tie isn’t always necessary later in life. But wear at least a suit jacket and slacks. Women should dress appropriately. Phone in and ask if necessary. Err on the side of conservative.
  4. Makeover. Don’t spend a fortune, but have clothes you can wear to an interview and the job afterwards. Maybe you need new shoes and a haircut or styling.
  5. Use your judgment. Facial jewelry, colored/ spiky hair, and tattoos are relatively new fashion “accessories” and companies differ in their acceptance. Most look past it nowadays. Being you is best. Call reception and ask for suggestions, if you’re concerned.
  6. Groom yourself. Brush your teeth and shower. Men, eliminate stubble.
  7. Get enough sleep. Don’t go in with bloodshot eyes.


On the day of your interview, prep yourself.

  1. Be prepared. Know where you’re supposed to go. Check their Web site, and call in if you have to.
  2. Know why. You’ll likely be asked why you want to work there: it’s small, it’s big, cool research, cool job, highly recommended, whatever.
  3. Arrive early. But not too early. Five to 10 minutes early is okay. If you’re earlier, wait somewhere else first.
  4. Be friendly. Greet the receptionist and anyone that talks to you before the interview. Thank them for any assistance.
  5. Don’t smoke. At least not on the premises. You don’t want to smell of smoke.
  6. Use the restroom beforehand. Better safe than having to go during the interview. Comb your hair, ditch your chewing gum, etc.
  7. Learn your interviewer’s name. If he/she has an unusual name, ask the receptionist for the proper pronunciation.
  8. Turn off your cell phone. And take out any Bluetooth earpiece you might be wearing.

The Interview

A lot of what gains you points in an interview is your behavior. They already have your resume. They want to know about you.

Interview Opener

  1. Wait for the handshake. The rules of a handshake have changed as more women have entered the workforce. Normally, two men should shake firmly. Beyond that, you’ll have to use your judgement. Don’t crush a person’s hand. Practice with male and female friends.
  2. Keep standing. Don’t sit until you are directed to. There may be other people participating in the interview and it’s best to show that you are “open to direction.”
  3. Make a good first impression and maintain it. Mirroring is a powerful technique if used subtly, no matter the interviewer’s mood.

Interview Dos

  1. Maintain eye contact. Look the interviewer in the eye without staring. Not doing so is often perceived as shiftiness not shyness.
  2. Be succinct. Don’t be a Chatty Cathy; don’t tell your life story. Give a bit of detail instead of just “yes” and “no”.
  3. Nod your head. But don’t over do it. It shows you are attentive and amenable to being managed. Women are more likely to nod than men, so men should practice more.
  4. Ask for clarification. You may be attentive, but if you don’t understand something, politely ask for clarification.
  5. Ask questions. Ask about the culture at the company and any general questions that an interviewer has not mentioned yet.
  6. Be flexible. Even dream jobs have uninteresting tasks that must get done. Don’t wrinkle your nose at a list of tasks. And say you’re willing to learn if you don’t know how to do something.
  7. Ask about your role. You could be interviewed for multiple positions, despite what the job description you applied to indicate. Ask what positions you’re being considered for.
  8. Ask about your team. Ask how many people you’d be working with and what they do. Ask if there’s anyone internally that is applying for the job.
  9. Ask about the last person. Ask why the last person left the position, or if it’s a new one. If the interviewer hesitates, back off. If they answer anyway, they’ll probably respect you for asking.
  10. Ask about future opportunities. Is there room for growth? Asking shows that you’re career-minded, and that you might stay long-term.

Interview Don’ts

  1. Don’t ask about salary benefits first. Let the interviewer bring it up. Typically, this is discussed towards the end, and usually if they’re interested in you.
  2. Don’t fidget. It’s often perceived as a sign of untrustworthiness.
  3. Don’t mumble. Speak clearly and enunciate your words. This should be part of your pre-interview practice with friends.
  4. Don’t be intimidated. Be confident without being arrogant.
  5. Don’t lie in the interview. A skilled interviewer can “read” an applicant.
  6. Don’t show off or overact. Just be yourself, but don’t be overly effusive.
  7. Don’t hit on your interviewer. Seriously, you’re in an interview, not a nightclub.
  8. Don’t complain about someone. Be positive.
  9. Don’t seem needy. Sure, you need a job, but if you act like it, you probably won’t get it.

Interview Other

  1. Remember what it’s about. Think “what’s in it for them”, not just “what’s in it for me”. Both parties have to benefit.
  2. Be prepared to be tested. You might be asked to prove, say, your computer programming skills with a small quiz on basic principles of coding. Interviews for other industries might include similar testing.

Closer and Post Interview

The end of the interview is just as crucial to getting a job, as is what you do afterwards.

  1. Know your availability. An interviewer may ask when you can start. Don’t be afraid to say that you have a vacation scheduled, etc., or that you can start immediately.
  2. Be flexible on salary. When asked what you’re expecting, a good answer for a new grad is that you’re hoping for at least fair entry level wages, with performance bonuses. You might even say that you’re willing to accept stock options, especially at a startup.
  3. Ask for the job. If the interview goes well and you think you want to work there, ask for the job. Say something like, “Well this sounds like a very interesting job and I’d love to work here.” Do this when they offer their handshake goodbye. If they like you, you’ll be asked back for a second interview, or you might get offered the job right there.
  4. Say thank you. Thank the interviewer and the receptionist, etc.
  5. Be patient, part 2. As you’re leaving, ask about the selection process and when you might hear back. If there’s more than one position, you might hear back sooner. You might get more than one interview, but that may require sign-off from someone on vacation.
  6. Follow up on each interview. Experts offer differing opinions on this. If in doubt, call reception and ask their suggestions, especially if you haven’t heard back within two weeks.
  7. Keep an interview log. It’ll help you track the state of each application (sent application, pending interview, interview complete, followed up, rejected, etc.). Include dates.
  8. Keep learning. An advanced degree may help your career, but you can also learn without returning to school. Many large universities are offering their courses free online. Also check the Open Courseware Consortium.

Link: http://oedb.org/library/starting-a-career/88-surefire-job-interview-tips


DIU Blog Introduction

Hello everyone!

It is a matter of great pleasure that we (everyone related to Daffodil International University) can now use the DIU blog site to express/share our Ideas, Experiences, Suggestions, Creative works like stories and poems and even arts and creative photographs with one another. It will be like a diary for us. We must remember that there are differences between Forum and Blog so let’s be creative with our blog and give it a professional look. Let’s start sharing ourselves with Daffodil International University (DIU) Blogsite.

Writing in the blog is a great experience for the creative writers. Blog is a place where one can reflect his say of soul. DIU blog is a kind of unleashed horizon for not only the members of DIU family but also the other people from any corner of the globe. Many things can be shared through blog…creative works can be published, experience of any kind can be shared, opinions can be conveyed, message of conscience can be put across, problems can be mitigated by letting others to know about that, successful business deals can be passed on, reformation of the incongruities of society can be diminished, and so on…

DIU launches its own blog which will hopefully be enriched with the contribution of the Administration, Faculty members and our main recources: lovable, talented, diversified students of Daffodil International University. Also, we welcome all individual around the globe to contribute their valuable stuffs with a view to fabricating versatile products with the finest weaving threads of scholarly consciousness.

Shah – Al – Mamun


Ahemed Shamim Ansary