Daffodil International University Debating Club (DIUDC) became Champion at the Grand final of the National Debate Championship 2011 organized by the Jahangirnagar University Debate Organization in association with Ministry of Freedom Fighters, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. DIUDC beat Dhaka University Debating Society in the Grand Final.
Before that they beat Jahangirnagar University Debate Organization in the semi-final match in their home ground. DIUDC faced Dhaka University Debating Society in the Grand Final held at Muktomoncho of Jahangirnagar University on 27thMarch 2011 at 6.00 pm in the evening. Professor Nazrul Islam, Chairman, University Grants Commission handed over the Champions Trophy as the chief guest to the members of the DIU Debating Club. Debate teams from as many as 28 reputed Public and Private Universities from around the country participated in the tournament.
This has set a magnificent milestone for DIU Debating Club as well as for the Daffodil International University. The university salutes the heroes of the winning team.
The Team Members of DIU Debating Club were as follows:
A bilateral agreement regarding education was signed on March 11, 2011 between Daffodil International University and Rex Black Consulting at a side meeting of the General Assembly of International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) held in Prag, the Republic of Czechoslovalkia. Mr. Muhammed Emran Hossain, Deputy Registrar, Daffodil International University and Mr. Rex Black, Managing Director of Rex Black Consulting signed the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions. Through this agreement the students of Computer Science and Engineering & Software Engineering of Daffodil International University will get the opportunity to use the course materials of ‘Software Quality and Testing’. More over, after completing the courses just through examination the students of Daffodil International University will get the opportunity to be a world class “Certified Software Testing Engineer”. It is remarkable that Rex Black is the author of “ Managing the Testing Process”, “Pragmatic Testing” and “Critical Testing Process” and many others ( http://www.amazon.com/Rex-Black/e/B00119QBYQ/REF=NTT_DP_EPWBK_0)
Mr. Mohammad Nuruzzaman, General Secretary, Bangladesh Software Testing Qualification Board and Executive Director, Daffodil Institute of IT was also present during the agreement signing ceremony.
Representatives from more than fifty countries including Bangladesh, India, USA, UK and Germany attended the conference. It may be mentioned here that International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) is playing an important role in developing the quality of Software and preparing world class “Certified Software Testing Engineer” for a long time.
ALL STARS DAFFODIL, a student group of Daffodil International University (DIU) staged on a 20-minute performance of the drama – “We Sing of Equality” on Dhaka University (DU) IBA Auditorium on 22nd March 2011. The program was successfully exhibited amidst houseful gallery. All Stars Daffodil staged on the drama in honor of MoniqueColeman, UN Ambassador who visits Dhaka University following invitation by UNIC, Dhaka Office.
As a part of world tour, the UN Youth Champion for the International Year of the Youth Ms. Monique Coleman arrived in Bangladesh to meet the young people of this country and know about their challenging issues here. In this connection, among other programmes, the Dhaka University arranged an open discussion and a commemorative function in observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination against Racism, for Ms Monique, with the presence of the distinguished guests. The role played by DIU was lavishly praised.
Daffodil International University jointly with UNFPA observed “International Women’s Day 2011” at univrsity campus on 8th March, 2011. The slogan of this year is “Equal access to education, training and science & technology: Pathway to decent work for women”.
Ms. Yuki Suehiro, UNFPA Deputy Representative in Bangladesh graced the occasion as the chief guest while renowned artist and women leader Ms. Sara Zaker, Managing Director, ASIATIC graced the occasion as the special guest.
Mr. Noor Mohammad, Assistant Country Representative, UNFPA inaugurated the Rally. A seminar was organized based on the theme of this year’s slogan