ROBOTICK, by Sk. Borhan Uddin and Shahbab Haider Siddique of CSE

ROBOTICK, by Sk. Borhan Uddin, Shahbab Haider Siddique of CSE became Champion in IBBL IUT 3rd National ICT Fest-2011 in Hardware and Software Project Showcasing. A total of 18 projects of different public & private universities took part in the Festival. Its  an another mile stone to one step a head to become no.1 among private universities of Bangladesh.

Seminar on “Apprehension of Earth Quake: Bangladesh” held in DIU

The Minister for Food and Disaster Management, Dr. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said,  on Sunday that government was working to make it an obligation under the law for all the buildings not only across the capital but also across the whole country to conform to Bangladesh National Building Code to reduce the losses in the event of earth-quakes.

It will be obligatory under the law for each and every building, both in the rural and urban areas, to strictly follow the building code, he said speaking at the seminar on “Apprehension of Earth Quake: Bangladesh” as Chief Guest.

Department of Real Estate of Daffodil International University and Dhaka Sub Editors Council (DSEC) jointly organized the Seminar at DIU Auditorium today April 10, 2011.

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees of Daffodil International University was present as the special guests. The Keynote paper was presented in the seminar by country’s renowned science speaker Mr. Asif.

Presided over by Mr. Mukul Talukder , President , Dhaka Sub Editors Council the seminar was also addressed among others by Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University and Mr. Masud Ibne Rahman, Head, Department of Real Estate of Daffodil International University.

Listing the initiatives taken for reducing losses that could  be caused  by possible  quakes, the minister said that his ministry procured  search and rescue equipment worth Tk. 59 crore.

He said that procurement of more equipment worth Tk.164 crore by the government was under process. He said that it was also under process to train 62,000 urban community volunteers in search, rescue and first aid.

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan urged the government to modernize the Trauma Centers across the country and speed up the contingency plans for earth quake risk management.

Quiz competition of Daffodil Textile Genius 2011 Held

‘Texbarta’ already has performed the quiz competition Daffodil Textile Genius 2011 among the student of Textile Engineering. The competition will be held to promote their knowledge for future career. The goal is to find out the competition ‘who is Textile Genius in Daffodil?

Texbarta Team member worked hard for the program with the help of respectable teacher and under the Direction of Prof. Dr. Md. Mahbubul Haque, Convener [DTG-2011] and Head of Department of Textile Engineering, DIU.

2nd Syndicate Meeting of DIU held

Under the Purview of Private University Act-2010, the 2nd Syndicate Meeting of Daffodil International University was held on April 05, 2011 at the University Board Room. The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the Syndicate & Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University. Mr. Md. Rafiquzzaman, Joint Secretary (Audit & Law), Ministry of Education who was nominated by the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh as an external member of DIU Syndicate was present in the meeting. Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University attended the meeting as Guest of Honor invited by the Vice Chancellor.

The meeting unanimously took decisions on the important issues relating the academic and administrative affairs of Daffodil International University. Some of the issues are formation and functions of Deans’ Committee, Reconstitution of Students’ Tuition Fee Waiver Committee, Report on the appointments of new faculty members and staffs since last meeting, and so on. The meeting also approved the minutes of the Academic Council held on April 3, 2011.

Other members of the Syndicate attended the meeting were Prof. Mshahjahan Mina, Adviser to the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Professor Dr. S.M. Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Department of Textile Engineering, Prof. Dr. Md. Golam Maowla Choudhury, Head, Department of Electronics & Tele Communication Engineering, Professor Dr. M. Mokarram Hossain, Faculty of Business and Economics, Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar, Mr. Mominul Haque Majumder, Director ( Finance &Accounts), Daffodil International University, Mr. Emran Hossain, Mr. Md. Khurshed Alam, Member Board of Trustees.

Science & Technology Fair-2011 observed at DIU

In our country level of public understanding of Science and Technology is low, but the willingness to understand and the optimism that science and technology can improve our lives, are very high.

With this idea in mind and to integrate university and society to participate in the development of science and technology Research center for science and information technology of Daffodil International University,  a top ranking technology based private university of Bangladesh, for the first time organized “Science and Technology Fair-2011: Road to Digital Bangladesh from March 31 to April 02, 2011 at university Auditorium.

Four Day long “Science & Technology Fair-2011: Road to Digital Bangladesh concluded today the organized by Faculty of Science and Information Technology of Daffodil International University.

Professor Dr. Abdul Matin Patwari, Fomer Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) were present in the Closing and Award giving ceremony as the chief guest. Presided over by Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board OF Trustees, the function was also addressed by Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University, Prof. Dr. Lutfar Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Science and ICT, Prof. Dr. Golam Maowla Chowdhury, Convener of the Fair, Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar, DIU.

The fair included: Programming Contest, Open Science Olympiad, Scientific Seminar on different science related topics and Meet the leader’s session.

Presided over by Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of trustees, Daffodil International University, Prof. Dr. Abdul Matin Patwary, Former Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) was present on the closing session and distributed prizes among the winners. The prize giving ceremony was followed by “Musical Night” where Liza of  DIU BBA Student & Finalist of Close Up -1 2008 rendered songs .

More than 300 students of different schools and college participated in the Science Olympiad. 81 Projects of different schools and colleges of the Capital including different departments of the Faculty of Science and ICT took part in the Fair.

2nd Academic Council Meeting of DIU held

As per Private University Act-2010, 2nd Academic Council Meeting of Daffodil International University (DIU) was held on April 03, 2010 at the Board Room of the university. Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University presided over the meeting. Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University attended the meeting as Guest of Honor. Honorable Members of the Academic Council of Daffodil International University Professor Dr. Sharif Enamul Kabir, Vice Chancellor  of  Jahangir Nagar University, Dr. M. Kabir, Department of Statistics, Jahangir Nagar University, Prof. M. Shahjahan Mina, Adviser to the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mr. Mohammed Emran Hossain, Member, Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. M Lutfar Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Science and ICT, Prof. Dr. Golamn Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Scial Science, Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Business & Economics, Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar, Prof. Dr. Mahabub –Ul- Haque Majumder, Controller of Exam, Mr. Mominul Haque Majumder, Director (Finance), Mr. Kha. Ma. Harun, DDG (Program), BTV and     all Head of the Departments were present in the Academic Council Meeting.

Professor Dr. Aminul Islam presented the overall Academic activities report of the university. In the meeting being requested by the Vice Chancellor Reports of different Faculty and Academic & administrative were presented by respective Dean of the Faculty Professor M. Lutfor Rahman, Professor Dr. Golam Rahman, Professor Dr. Mizanur Rahaman, Professor Dr. S. M. Mahabub-Ul- Haque Majumder, and Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain.

Professor Dr. Sharif Enamul Kabir, Vice Chancellor of Jahangir Nagar University and other members of Academic Council praised the continuous development and success of Daffodil International University (DIU) and mentioned that Daffodil International University has taken an initiative to build its permanent campus over 10 acre of land which would be a remarkable example in the history of private universities of Bangladesh. They also praised that Daffodil International University is now completely computerized and automated. All the premises of DIU have been brought under WIFI facilities and DIU authority has taken a bravery initiative of “One student: One laptop project.

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Governors, elaborated the future plan of the university and sought cooperation from all the members of the AC.

Seminar on “Bangla-2- Braille Machine Translation: One Step towards Human Rights”

A seminar on “Bangla-2- Braille Machine Translation: One Step towards Human Rights”, was jointly organized by Bangladesh Electronics Society and Daffodil International University (DIU on April 5, 2011 at 4:00 PM in the DIU Auditorium. Presided over by Professor Dr. Lutfar Rahman, President, Bangladesh Electronics Society Professor Dr. Aminul Islam. Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University was present in the seminar as the Chief Guest. Professor Dr. Syed Akhter Hossain, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, DIU was the keynote speaker in the seminar. The seminar was also addressed by Prof. Faruk Ahmed, Former President, Bangladesh Electronics Society, Nazma Ara begum Popy, Convener, National Disabled Forum, Sydul Hoque, Chief Executive, Blind Education Research Development Organization ( BERDO), Prof. Dr. AKM Fazlul Hoque, General Secretary, Bangladesh Electronics Society.

Addressing in the seminar the Speakers Said, Human desire and healthy life is an expectation for universal world. Despite this, disability in vision, hearing, and speech changes the path of desire. More than 4 million individual is visually disabled out of which less than 1% is educated. The visually disabled people read using Braille which is more than 200 years old methods. But this low education rate is primarily due to the lack of books written in Braille since this takes long time to type and huge cost is involved in creating the books. As a result our visually disabled brothers and sisters are not able read text books as well as different books for their life. In this seminar Professor Dr Syed Akhter Hossain presented a talk on Bangla-2-Braille, a machine translated software system for Braille conversion. This software can generate Braille code from Bangla text using a computer in just minute. As a result the Braille book creation will be faster and with the help of printing, the long existing problem of book availability for the visually disabled people will be solved. This software is innovated from a undergraduate research work accomplished by the graduates from Military Institute of Science and Technology.

A large number of students participated. The seminar was ended with questions and thoughts sharing.