International Seminar on “Mainstreaming CSR towards climate sustainability: imperatives for South Asia” held at DIU

Speakers at the international seminar in Dhaka today urged business to come forward in developing sustainable environment.

They made the observation in a day long seminar “Mainstreaming CSR towards climate sustainability: imperatives for South Asia” held at Daffodil International University (DIU) auditorium.

The seminar sponsored by Daffodil International University and it was organized by Nature Alliance and supported by Global Sustainable Solution, Reed Consulting (BD) Ltd., Biz Care and Responsible Business Initiatives.

Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University was present in the seminar as Chief Guest.  Internationally acclaimed writer Uchita De Zoysa from Sri Lanka, Vice President- Communication & Media Relations for ROBI- Mr. Mohiuddin Babar, Dr. Faiz Shah Head- Department of Management- Asian Institute of Technology, Ambreen Wahid Executive Director- Responsible Business Initiative, Rondy Reed- Managing Director – Reed Consulting Bangladesh Ltd. CSR Managers of different company and students of different department of DIU were also presented in the seminar.

In the seminar Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman said- “Global warming is very harmful phenomenon for us, our 17 percent of land will be go in the bally of the water, so this is the time to take some technical initiatives for the solution of this problem.”

Uchita De Zoysa said- “CSR is a new strategy to make business responsible towards their impact on the environment and society.”

In the key note paper Mr. Mohiuddin Babar Said- “Business should be pro- active in influencing people to adapt to climate change impact.” He also said-“the director of CSR should changed from traditional course heath and education to developing adaptability of the people” He further said- “as part of CSR business could extant soar power usage and heap in research and development of climate resilient crops.”

Dr. Faiz Shah – from Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok said-“there has to be a bigger role of business in dealing with the climate change impact.”

In the seminar a Documentary shown made on our sunder baan by Mr. Mohiuddin Babar.

Project Fair-2011″ held at DIU

Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Dr. S.M. Mahbubul Haque Majumder, Dean, FSIT and Professor Dr. Yousuf M. Islam are seen to visit a project paricipated in the Project Fair-2011

A project fair was held today on June 25, 2011 at Daffodil International University ( DIU)  organized by r57 shell Human Resource Development Institute at the DIU Auditorium. Altogether 13 teams participated in the fair. Seven projects were presented by senior students with mostly web-based projects. Six projects were presented by junior students who are now in L1T2. These projects were all Excel based. The students used Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) with Excel to produce complete applications. Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman,Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. S. M. Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, Dean, FSIT, Prof. Dr. Yousuf M. Islam, Executive Director, HRDI attended the fair among other teachers and distributed the prizes among the winners.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman was very pleased to see students of first year completing in-course projects. He appreciated the high quality work done by the senior students. He said that students learn a lot by doing projects in their courses. He discussed the benefit of giving in-course projects to students. In each category, Champion and Runners up prize was given.

The members of the winner team of Champion in Junior Group comprised: Amir Hossai, Iqbal Hossain, Lora Annana Bishwas, Rafia Ferdousy, Gobinda Karmakar of the department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).

The members of the winner team of Champion in Senior Group comprised:   Imran Hossain, Umam Mustain and Mujib La Sanny of department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).

“World Anti Drug Day-2011” Observed at DIU with Debate Competition

Daffodil International University Debate Club (DIUDC) and Career Development Center (CDC) jointly organized Inter University Debate Competition to mark “World Anti Drug Day-2011” at DIU Auditorium. Prof. M. Shahjahan Mina, Advisor to the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University inaugurated the competition as the chief guest.

Eight public and Private Universities participated in the debate Competition. Participating Universities are Dhaka University, Jahangirnagar University, East West University, BRAC University, Stamford University, Green University, Eastern University and host Daffodil International University.

Daffodil International University in collaboration with United Nations Information Center (UNIC) and Management & Resources Development initiatives (MRDI) is organizing this Debate competition to mark the World Anti Drug Day -2011.

DIU Debating Club always initiates programs to mark the different national and international remarkable days and as part of its continuation they took this endeavor. Through this debate DIU Debate Club come forward to bring the disadvantages of Drug abuses and the way to overcome these solutions to the young generations.

Seminar on “Emergence and Evolution of Green Chemistry for Environmental Responsible and Sustainable Technologies” held at DIU

A Seminar on “Emergence and Evolution of Green Chemistry for Environmental Responsible and Sustainable Technologies” was held today at DIU Auditorium organized by the Department of Pharmacy of Daffodil International University. Presided over by Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University, the Keynote paper was presented by Dr. Muhammed Hashmat Ali, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southeast Missouri State University, USA. The Seminar was also addressed by Prof. Dr. S. M. Mahabub- Ul Haque Majumber, Dean, Faculty of Science and IT, Prof. Dr. Shamsul Haque, Head, Department of Pharmacy and Prof. Dr. M. Mizanur Rahman, Head, BRE of Daffodil International University.

The speakers in the seminar said that massive practice of “Green Chemistry” is very important for every industry in Bangladesh to keep the environment free from all sorts of pollution and restoration of environment. To keep peace with huge industrialization and rapid growth of population, it is high time to have practice and implement of Green Chemistry which is nothing  but the design of the chemical products and  processes to reduce or eliminate the use and or generation of hazardous substances. They also emphasized not to generate waste in the first place rather than depositing or treating it afterwards.

Taposhey Rabeya and Mousumy Akter, the students of the department of Pharmacy conducted the program.

DIU organized a Seminar on “Journalism in the 21st Century: Reshape through ICT”

The impact of information technology, IT, on journalism is on the rise. Cyber networks, whether broadband, submarine cable or satellite based, give professional journalists the speediest way to send news to the newsreaders, said the Information Secretary Hedayetullah Al Mamoon. He also saidMost of the newspapers of Bangladesh have websites; the daily hit on the websites of leading newspapers is many times higher than their broadsheet circulation. Recently the newspapers introduced digital or e-papers, which is a new concept of newspaper marketing’. He said these while addressing as the chief guest at a seminar at DIU Auditorium.

Daffodil International University and Center for ICT Policy Research (CIPR) jointly organized the seminar on “Journalism in the 21st Century: Reshape through ICT” today on June 04, 2011 at 3.00pm.

Presided over by Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees of Daffodil International University the Keynote Paper of the seminar was presented by Mr. SASM Taifur, Chairman, Center for ICT Policy Research (CIPR) and moderated by Prof. Dr. Akter Hossain, Head, Department of CSE OF Daffodil International UIniversitry

The discussant panels were Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, DIU, Mr. Mustafa Jobbar, President, Bangladesh Computer Samity, Mr. Mahboob Zaman, President, BASIS, Mr. Kawsar Uddin, President, BIJF, Professor Mohammad Shorif Uddin, Jahangirnagar University, CSE, Mrs. Ameena Islam, Head JMC,Mr.B. M. Inam Lenin, Executive Editor, Computer Bichitra, Mr. Masrur Hannan, Managing Director, MNHs

Mr. Mustafa Jobbar, President BCS and Mr.B. M. Inam Lenin, Executive Editor, Computer Bichitra were honored for their outstanding performance in the ICT Journalism

A large number of students from the department of Journalism and Mass Communication and Computer Science and Engineering participated in the seminar.

DIU organized a workshop on “Training and Registration of the Learning Feedback System”

A Part of audienceDaffodil International University is working with the vision to be established as a digital university. To fulfill that vision DIU has arranged some powerful tools. Learning Feedback System (Social Web) is one of them. Arranging necessary tools and eligible people, using these tools are equally important to make the vision successful. Therefore, Daffodil International University has already invited all its faculty members to get familiar with the Learning Feedback System several times. However, it has been observed that only a few of them have registered account in the Learning Feedback System and are using this system properly. We understand that initially it can be a bit confusing to get acquainted with a complete new system. For this reason DIU organized a workshop on Training and Registration of the Learning Feedback System to explain all the features and registration process to all the faculty members and Coordination Officers on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm in DIU Auditorium, FBE campus (Campus-3).

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Hon’ble Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University conducted the workshop while a team form DIU Mr. Khan on technical presentation and question answering.

All faculty members and Coordination Officers were present in this Training workshop.