DIU VC wins “Rapport Award for Excellence in Human Resource Development-2012”

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Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, honorable VC, DIU receiving “Rapport Award for Excellence in Human Resource Development-2012” from the Commerce Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Mr. Ghulam Muhammed Quader.

For excellent performance and outstanding contribution on human resource development in ICT education country’s renowned educationist, IT Researcher and Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahaman awarded “Rapport Award for Excellence in Human Resource Development-2012” at a ceremony held today on December 25, 2012 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.

He was awarded this award by Rapport Bangladesh Ltd. At its 12th Award ceremony attended by the Commerce Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Mr. Muhammed Ghulam Quader as the chief guest. The ceremony was chaired by Dr. Sa-adat

Hussain, Former Chairman, Public Service Commission and President of Bangladesh Society for Training & Development. Dr. Akbar Ali Khan, Former Advisor of Caretaker Government was the Special Guest. The moderator of entire function was Dr. M. Mosharraf Hossain, Chairman and Managing Director, Rapport Bangladesh Ltd.

From different profession like teaching, journalism, business, social work, corporate and government administration ten renowned personnel were awarded this award this year. They are Mrs. Geeteara Safiya Chowdhury, Chairman, ADCOMM Limited, Mr. Md. Mozibar Rahman, Chairman, BRB Cables Industries Ltd., Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Chairman & CEO, Bishaw Sahitho Kendro, Mr. Mahabub Jamil, Chairman, Singer Bangladesh Ltd., Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University,Prof. Dr. Shahida Rafique, Dhaka University, Ms. Valerie A Taylor, Founder and Coordinator, Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP), Prof. Dr. Md. Ziaul Haque, President, World Business Institute, Australia, Dr. M. Enamul Haque, Former Inspector General of Police and Mr. Md. Shahjahan Mozumder, News Editor, The New Nation.

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Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman carried out extensive research work in digital systems, microprocessor applications, data communications, computer networks, information security and cryptography and supervised numerous projects and theses for B.Sc. (Hons), M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. He has over 200 research papers and numerous scientific and technical articles to his credit. He authored/coauthored and edited sixteen books in the area of electronics, computer and communication. A number of his books are used as text-books in the university level.

Dr. Rahman worked hard for enhancement of scientific and technological culture in the country. He was Organizing Chairman of the National Conference on Computer and Information Systems held in the University of Dhaka in 1997. This conference was upgraded as International Conference in Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) and is held annually since 1998. He initiated the National Conference on Communication and Information Security in Daffodil International University, Dhaka in 2005.

Daffodil International University won 3rd CMO Asia’s Best B-School Award-2012

Daffodil International University achieved Asia’s Best B- School Award and its three high officials were awarded 3rd CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Branding and Marketing. Daffodil International University is the only educational institution in Bangladesh who achieved this award. The Awards are hosted by World Brand Congress and World CSR Day and was presented at the glittering ceremony on 19th July 2012 held at PARK Royal on Kitchener Road, Singapore.

Daffodil International University achieved the Awards in three individual categories for its outstanding performance in Academic activities and quality education. Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University achieved the Award for outstanding contribution to Education. Professor Rafiqul Islam,Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics of Daffodil International University  achieved the Education Leadership Award  and Professor Dr. Syed Akter Hossain, Head, CSE of DIU achieved the Award for Best Professor in Information Technology.

The Asia’s Best B-School Awards are presented by World Education Congress, CMO Asia with CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Council as its strategic partner and stars of the industry Group Individuals and Institutions who have surpassed several levels of its excellence and set an example of being role model and exemplary leadership. Individuals  behind the institution who are building their institutions through Leadership, Innovation, Academic and Industry Interface  and a Supreme objective of building  future leaders.

An independent Jury comprising of Senior Professionals from Marketing, Branding, Advertising, Public Relations, Brand Strategy and Corporate Communications judged the entries. The Ceremony was attended by companies from 40 countries of Asia, together with leaders from different business fields, professionals from the worlds of economics, the arts and corporate image, quality experts, as well as academic personalities and representatives from the diplomatic corps took part in the CMO Asia.

Agreement signed between BBC Media Action and Daffodil International University

An Agreement between Daffodil International University and BBC Media Action was held on 21st March 2012 at DIU conference room. Ms. Catherine McCarthy, Head of Project (English in Action) BBC Media Action, Bangladesh and Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar, Daffodil International University signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organizations. Dr. Binoy Borman, Head, Department of English, Mr. Sayed Mizanur Rahman, Coordinator, Career Development Center, DIU, Mr. Anowar Habib Kazal, Asst. Director (Public Relations), DIU, Ms. Sheemtana Shameem, Project Assistant (English in Action) BBC Media Action, Bangladesh,  Mr.Ahmed  Shamim Ansary, Sr. Administrative Officer, DIU were also present at the signing ceremony.

Through this agreement BBC Media Action and Daffodil International University (DIU) will run 50 English Language Clubs in community level where DIU students will play main role as club leaders. It is mentionable that leaders will be selected from DIU students, who will be utilizing their personal laptops received from the university free of cost already. BBC will produce and supply necessary materials including books together with audio support as required. They will deliver also necessary trainings for trainers (ToT) of NGOs working together where DIU is the only partner from universities here in Bangladesh with BBC. The University will help and support BBC Media Actions Research & Learning Team in conducting any necessary research studies. Daffodil International University will also monitor the success of the English Club initiative and feedback to BBC Media Action. Expected outcome of this partnership is to work together for creating a synergy of English and Technology in reducing poverty.

Career Development Center (CDC) will coordinate the project from DIU and a notice by 29th March 2012 will be served from CDC for selecting effective Club leaders.

Later they made a courtesy visit to Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University and exchanged views for mutual interest.

Daffodil international University Library successfully launched ILS Koha in its library system

Guests on the stage at the Launching of Library Software and Certificate Giving Ceremony

Launching of Library Software ( Koha-Integrated Library Management system) at Daffodil International University Library and Certificate Giving Ceremony was held today at Conference Room of the main Campus organized by DIU Library. Presided over by Prof. Dr. Golam Maowla Chowdhury, Proctor & Head, Department of ETE Prof. Dr. Aminul Islam, Emeritus Professor, DIU graced the occasion as the chief guest while Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman was present on the occasion as the special guest. The function was also addressed among others by Prof. Dr. S. M. Mahabub-Ul- Haque Majumdder, Controller of Examinations and Dean, FSIT, Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar and Mr. Milan Khan, Librarian.

Librarian Mr. Milan Khan receiving certificate from Emeritus Professor Dr. Aminul Islam

Later chief guest of the program Emeritus Professor Dr. Aminul Islam distributed certificates among the trainee participants of  Library Software ( Koha-Integrated Library Management system).

ASOCIO team headed by its Chairman visit Chairman, DIU at his Office

A part of the visiting team, headed by Asocio Chairman, is seen in a photo session with honorable Chairman, BOT, DIU

A high profiled International team headed by Dr. Looi  Kien  Leong, Chairman, ASOCIO, Malaysia visited the Office of the Chairman, BOT, DIU on 1st December 2011 noon on way to their short visit to Bangladesh. Among others, the team was comprised of Dr. Wong Say Ho, Secretary General, ASOCIO, Japan; Mr. Bunrak Saraggananda, Chairman & CEO, Magic Software, Ex President, The Association of Thai ICT Industry (ATCI), Thailand; Mr. Kittinan Anuphan, CO, CEO & President, Arunsawad Dot Com Co. Ltd., Thailand; Mr. Patai Padungtin, Principal/ Evangelist, Builk Asia Co. Ltd., Thailand; Mr. Thamanoon Vechvittayakhlung, GM, Nippon Sysits Co. Ltd., Thailand; Mr. Kittinan Anuphan, Local Innovation, ATCI, Bangkok; Mr. Pravit Chattalada, Executive Director, ATCI, Bangkok; Mr. Sukanin Manmak, Senior Software Engineer, Netka System Co. Ltd, Thailand; Mr. Pichai Asavanapakas, Deputy Managing Director, Netbay Co. Ltd, Bangkok. The team has had a meeting followed by a dinner with Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, BOT, DIU showed their great satisfaction while visiting different sections of the university.

DIU signs 2 MOUs with 2 International Universities

Daffodil International University (DIU) signs two bilateral Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) on International Partnership Programmes with two different International universities on 16th November 2011. The foreign universities are (1) VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India(2) Chao Shan College, China.

DIU signs two MOUs with VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India and Chao Shan College, China.

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, honorable Chairman, DIU signed in both the MOUs on for DIU while Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor, VIT University, India & Mr. Zhuang Mingying, Vice President, Chaoshan College, Puning, China signed the MOUs on for VIT University & Chaoshan College, China respectively. Both the MOUs were signed in presence of Mr. M.M. Rajendran, Former Governor, Orissa and Heads of 73 Universities from 23 different countries of Asian region in the 10th Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF), held from 14-16th November, 2011 at Tamil Nadu, India.
These two 5 years separate bilateral agreements aims and form of co-operation on:
1. Exchange students,
2. Exchange Faculty Members,
3. Exchange in Research,
4. Twinning Programmes
5. Centers of Excellence

DIU Attends 10th AUPF-2011

We are immensely delighted to share that Daffodil International University (DIU) participated 10th Asian University Presidents’ Forum (AUPF) 2011, held at the VIT University, Vellore, India (www.vit.ac.inon November 14 to 16, 2011. DIU presented its views on the development of higher education in our country, the experiences of the university in developing undergraduate and post graduate degrees and the university’s role in meeting the country’s human resource needs.
AUPF-2011 Participants

The 3-days program was inaugurated by Mr. M.M. Rajendran, Former Governor, Orissa while the Valedictory speech was delivered by Mr. K. Rosaiah, Governor, Tamil Nadu. Among other, as many as Heads of 73 Universities from 23 different countries of Asian region took part. The Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF) is a result of the cooperation among Asian non-governmental universities, which initially evolved from the Non-governmental Collaborative Association of Presidents of Chinese and Thai Institutions of Higher Learning set up at Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand, in 2002. But later, the Association evolved to include Universities from other Asian countries as well. The next, 11th AUPF (2012) will be hosted by Dongseo University, South Korea.

DIU is the only university, which represented Bangladesh on that grand occasion, followed by the invitation from the host, VIT University, Vellore, India. Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, honorable Chairman, BoT, represented DIU (and Bangladesh as well), took active

part in the whole program, visited the entire area, presented his paper, attended question-answering session, signed a couple of MOUs on behalf of DIU and planted tree.

Attending this occasion will be considered as a remarkable milestone of the entire history of DIU.

Gonit Pathshala of DIU became Champion in National Digital Innovation Award

Gonit Pathshala of Daffodil International University became Champion in National Digital Innovation Award -2011 in e- Learning & Education category held from July 06-08, 2011 at Bangabandhu  Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theater. ICT Ministry, Prime Minister- run Access to Information programme and UNDP has jointly arranged the fair. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the three day long fair on July 06, 2011.

Md. Mamun Hoque, on behalf of the champion team members of “ Gonit Pathshala is seen to receive the Winners Trophy from Professor Jamilur Reza Chowdhury and others
The members of the championship winners team with the Award in a pose with Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, honorable Vice Chancellor and Prof. Dr. Ismail Jabiullah, Head, Department of Software Engineering of Daffodil International University.

The Champion team comprises with the students of Software Engineering Department of Daffodil International University. The team Members are :

Md. Mamun Hoque

Antara Sarkar

Mahmudul Hassan

Riyad Hossain

Gonit Pathshala

With the slogan of “No fear, No boringness in mathematics” www.gonitpathshala.org provides a platform for the students to learn mathematics. This is the only mathematics learning website in Bangla language. Any one can join and learn or teach math through this website at free of cost in Bangla.

The website has two parts. One is for school and college level students and teachers and another for general people who like math. All categories of this website are about math. Math learning materials like Articles; Video Tutorials for school- college students will be included shortly in ‘Tutorial’ category. Students will find many video lessons of their text book which can help them to understand the topic easily. The lessons are not the solution of exercise, these are the discussions of basic concepts generally which are not provided in school or college.

Gonit Pathshala is a platform for Bangladeshi people where anyone can share their math related thoughts and idea from home and abroad. This website is the only community where people are free to be math freak.

“Online Self-employment” published by Md. Mijnur Rahman, a faculty of SWE, DIU

Book Cover of “Internete Attokormosongsthan” (Online Self-employment)

A new book titled “Internete Attokormosongsthan” (Online Self-employment) written by Md. Mijnur Rahman, faculty of Software Engineering, DIU was published recently. This book is for all those people who want to make carrier online, earn at home and outsourcing. The book contains 566 pages, 22 chapters with video tutorial in the DVD. The publisher of the book is “Ghankosh Prokashoni Ltd.”. The book is available at all libraries in Dhaka and other cities in Bangladesh and also found at “Rita International” 36 PS Mukhajhee Road, Kolkata, Phone: 25138359, 9830439679. The price of the book is Taka 430.00 only.

This book is for all those people who would like to earn a handsome income through internet with little skill to high skill. This book will provide you with a list of GENUINE, LEGITIMATE and SCAM FREE online money earning opportunities. This Book will provide you with a comprehensive guide about the various money making programs and opportunities available on the internet. Become a freelance programmer, web designer, Data entry operator, translator, sales and marketing personnel, accounting, ad sense, affiliate marketing, PTC, PPC, and E-business etc. The book also discussed how to get

payment.