DIU Students Set Out for China Under a Scholarship Program

Two brilliant pass out graduates named Ms. Sonia Biswas, ID: 061-11-1045 & Mr. Rony Bhowmik, ID: 072-11-2024 respectively from the Department of BBA of DIU have been selected to study in an MS Program in International Business at Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU), China. They flew from Dhaka for China on 18th May 2011 for their higher study. Earlier, they were selected basing on merit from the applicants’ forms fulfilling all criteria submitted to the authority followed by a notice to all pass out students of DIU.

Sonia & Rony will carry out a two years Master degree under a scholarship program. Earlier, in the spirit of mutual cooperation, Shenyang Aerospace University and Daffodil International University entered this Agreement for the purpose of enhancing the educational and research opportunities and experiences of their students and faculty.

Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU), located in Shenyang city and founded in 1952, is the only aeronautical university in the northeast of China. Shenyang is the aviation city of China, it has ten companies for aeronautical and astronautical manufacturing, four aeronautical research institutes. We are not only manufacturing aircrafts for domestic use, but also producing parts for Boeing and Airbus companies. SAU has 20,000 students on campus, including 160 international students.

The university has established cooperative agreements with more than 40 universities and companies in 20 countries including the USA, Russia, Korea, Japan, Belgium and Singapore. It has an active exchange program for both teachers and students. The university employs a number of foreign teachers who contribute to both the academic and cultural life of the school community. More than 160 students from over 20 countries including France, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Korea study here. These students, with their diverse cultural backgrounds, contribute to the broad international focus of the university.

DIU hopes to send more students on a regular basis in some other International institutions including Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU) under scholarship programs from now onward. This initiative will announce international standard of DIU to a great extent.

Prothom Alo Bandhushava, DIU Unit organized an Anti-Tobacco Poster Competition

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman and Prof. Dr. Golam Rahman, Dean, FHSS are observing a poster designed by Maria Sathi Kubi- a student of BBA after inaugurating the poster competition
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman is seento unveil a little magazine titled “Mangal Barta” edited by Jessica Islam and published by the member of Bandhushava in observance of the “World Tobacco Free Day-2011”

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman and Prof. Dr. Golam Rahman, Dean, FHSS are observing a poster designed by Syeda Sadia Sharhin Jheel - a student of Journalism and Mass Communicationafter inaugurating the poster competition

Prothom Alo Bandhushava, Daffodil International University (DIU) Unit organized a Anti Tobacco Poster Competition in observance of “World Tobacco Free Day-2011 at DIU Auditorium today. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman inaugurated the poster competition as the chief guest while Prof. Dr. M. Golam Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science was present as the special guest.

Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman Raju, Coordinator, Career Development Center (CDC) and Ejajur Rahman Sajal, President, Prothom Alo Bandhushava were also present during the inaugural ceremony. About 15 posters of the students of different department are participating in the competition. A three member’s jurry board will evaluate the posters. The final result will be declared and winners will be awarded on May 31st, 2011 in the grand seminar.

At the same time Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman unveiled a little magazine titled “Mangal Barta” edited by Jessica Islam and published by the member of Bandhushava in observance of the “World Tobacco Free Day-2011”

Mass Signature Collection Program on Anti-Tobacco Campaign in DIU

Prof. Dr. M.Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor and Prof. Dr. Aminul Islam, Emeritus Professor of Daffodil International University are seen to inaugurating the longest Banner through signing .

Daffodil International University, United Nations Information Center (UNIC), Dhaka, and Management and Resource Development Initiative (MRDI) jointly organized a mass signature collection program as a part of their Anti Tobacco campaign on “World Tobacco Free Day-2011” on May 28, 2011 in front of Daffodil International University at 10.00am.

Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University inaugurated the campaign as the chief guest. Mr. Kazi Ali Reza, In-Charge, UNIC, Dhaka AND Mr. Hafizur Rahman Mukur, Executive Director, MRDI, Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Emeritus Professor, Daffodil International University were present as the special guests.

A 650 feet long Banner has been kept for collection of Signature on it. All walks of people including students of different universities and college, men & women, young & old enthusiastically signed on the banner. This banner will also be kept in front of National Museum on May 31, 2011 during the seminar on “World Tobacco Free Day”.

DIU holds orientation for Fresher of Summer 2011

A part of freshers

The orientation program for the newly enrolled undergraduate students of Faculty of Business and Economics and Faculty of Humanities and Social Science and Faculty of Science and Information Technology for Summer- 2011 semester of Daffodil International University was held today at DIU Auditorium.

Addressing as the chief guest Professor Dr. Lutfar Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, Daffodil International University urged the newly enrolled students to make the best use of the facilities provided by the university and build them up to fit for face the challenges of the 21st century. He said that Daffodil International University is doing well in all respects. Commitment, Transparency and Quality of Education made the university renowned. DIU provides its students best available resources to pursue their studies and hone their skills. Urging the students to be a complete human being he said that three major things-discipline, honesty and quality can make a life success. To be a complete citizen of the country he advised the students to achieve those virtues.

The function was also addressed among others by Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Emeritus Professor, Prof. M. Shajahan Mina, Advisor to Chairman, Board of Trustees, Prof. Dr. S. M. Mahbub-Ul- Haque Majumder, Controller of Exam & Dean, Faculty of Science and Information TechnologyProf. Dr. M. Mizanur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Prof. Dr. Golam Rahaman, Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Prof. Dr. Golam Maowla Chowdhury, Proctor and Head, Department of ETE, Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar, Dr. Yousuf  M. Islam, Executive Director, HRDI,Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahaman, Head of Real Estate Department, Dr. Binoy Barman, Head, Department of English, Mr. Masum Iqbal, Head of BBA Program, Mr. Masud Ibne Rahman, Head, Department of Commerce, Barrister  Kamruzzaman, Head, Department of Law, Mrs. Ameena Islam, Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Coordinator, Career Development Center occasion and introduced the faculty members and students of their respective department.

Earlier the newly enrolled students were welcomed with a Rose and Rajanigandha stick. The function was conducted by Ziaul Haque Sumon and Nazmun Munni.

“Point of View” a short film by a DIU Student has won Award

You will be happy to learn that “Point of View “a short film by Syed Raihan-ul-Islam, a student of English Department, Daffodil International University has won the First Prize in the 5th International Inter University Short Film Festival -2t011 organized by Dhaka University Film Society from May 15 to May 19, 2011 held at German Cultural Center (Goethe Institute).He is the story & script writer as Director of this short film. This film will be later get the opportunity to participate in German Short Film Festival which will be held in Germany.

Earlier his another short film ” Taste of Smoke” achieved the great honor in 4th International Children’s Film Festival 2011, Bangladesh which was held in Shawkat Osman Hall, Central Public Library, Shahabagh, Dhaka from January 22-28, 2011. This Festival is organized by “Children Film Society” and supported by UNICEF.

This Shot Film has been accepted as one of the 9 films by Bangladesh Panorama Section.

Cast list:

Anushka (daughter of Umme Kulsum) and Syeed a student of BBA Department of Daffodil International University

Credit list:

Directed By: Syed Raihan-Ul-Islam

Story & Script: Syed Raihan-Ul-Islam

Ex-Producer: Syed Raihan-Ul-Islam

Co-Producer: Kamrul Islam, Arafat Hossain & Nilufa Akhter

Assistant Director: Kamrul Islam & Arafat Hossain

Camera & Editing:  Shadhin

Subtitle By: Umme Kulsum

Cript: Syed Raihan

DIU holds Career Talk Session with JCI for the students

Daffodil International University (DIU) organized a career talk session for the students on May 08, 2011 at university conference room. Leaders of Junior Chambers International (JCI), Bangladesh hold the session for the professional & career awareness for the students. Professor M. Shahjahan Mina, Adviser to the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University was present as the Chief Guest while Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) was present as the Special Guest. Mr. Shahid Uddin Akbar, National President, JCI was the keynote speaker of the session. The session was addressed by Mr. Mahbub Parvez, Assistant Professor, FBE, Mr. Masud Ibne Rahman, Head, B. Com, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Assistant Professor, FBE, Mr. Shine Bhaskaran, International Vice President, JCI, Mr. Taslimur Rahman, National Secretary General, JCI, Bangladesh, Ms. Ameena Hasan Ana, Deputy Director, JCI Dhaka Central.

The Junior Chambers International (JCI) which is  a nonprofit organization of 200,000 young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world is also working here in Bangladesh. The main objective of JCI is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

Members of the Business and Education Club, All Stars Daffodil, DIU students took part in the session where respected faculty members also took part in the discussion.

Through this discussion The JCI members and DIU Authority decided to organize several events in the month of June.

DIU Library has been Enlisted to the Prestigious Marc Code List for Organizations

KOHA Organizing Committee has recently provided DIU the MARC Code Number. It is a community that deals with the Library of Congress, Network Development & Marc Standards Office. Now, DIU library is proudly enlisted in the prestigious KOHA Community and MARC 21. KOHA is the first free and open source software library automation package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world. Apart form DIU, only five other universities are the members of this community.

What is MARC 21? What does the acronym “MARC” mean?

MARC is the acronym for Machine-Readable Cataloging. It defines a data format that emerged from a Library of Congress-led initiative that began nearly forty years ago. It provides the mechanism by which computers exchange, use, and interprets bibliographic information, and its data elements make up the foundation of most library catalogs used today. MARC became USMARC in the 1980s and MARC 21 in the late 1990s.

How does MARC 21 differ from the USMARC and CAN/MARC formats?

MARC 21 is not a new format. After having discussions and making minor changes to both formats that accommodated USMARC and CAN/MARC users’ specific needs, the USMARC and CAN/MARC (Canadian MARC) formats were “harmonized” into MARC 21 in 1997.

Who maintains the MARC 21 formats?

The Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress and the Standards and the Support Office at the Library and Archives Canada maintain the MARC 21 formats. Input for development is provided by MARC 21 users from around the world, including libraries, library networks and utilities, and library system vendors.

What are the Network Development and MARC Standards Office and the Standards Division?

The Network Development and MARC Standards Office plans and develops library and information network standards at the Library of Congress. It is the maintenance agency for several national standards, including the MARC 21 formats. The Standards Division at the Library and Archives Canada maintains and supports the MARC 21 formats and other library standards.

Are there any discussion groups or forums for the MARC 21 formats?

The MARC Forum is a listserv maintained by the Network Development and MARC Standards Office and is open to anyone interested in the implementation, maintenance and development of the MARC 21 formats. The forum provides an opportunity for members of the information community to participate in discussions related to the formats. Vendor, network, technical service, automation, and reference staff and researchers are encouraged to participate. While there is a close linkage between MARC 21 and the cataloging of materials, the focus of the forum is on the use of MARC 21 as a communications format.

Please click the link http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/org-search.php and be a proud part of the illustrious achievement of DIU.