Ibnal Moin Ahmed, Student of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of DIU attended the Summer School Program on Electrical Engineering at Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia from 23 July to 5 August 2018. Around 200 students from more than 20 different countries took part in this year summer school on Engineering. He attended in an intensive academic program with lectures, company visits (CHP / NPP, industrial companies) and workshops from Russian and International experts. Apart from this, the program includes the tour to the Hermitage, boat trip to rivers and channels Music festival; Trip to Peterhof along with Russian language & culture class, etc.
A meeting was held with the Conveners of the SA Committee and Head of the Departments at Daffodil International University on 16th August 2018 focusing mainly on the Visible changes observed after introducing S.A. Process Activities. The meeting was highly focused on sharing the observation and improvement of the departments after introducing S.A. Process Activities. The meeting was led by Professor Dr. Ahmad Ismail Mustafa, Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Science and convener of the review committee on the proposal of IQAC Cell of DIU.
The conveners of the committee, Professor Dr. Syed Akhter Hossain, Head and Convener of SA committee, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, DIU, Mr. Md. Arif Hassan, Assistant Professor and Associate Head and Convener of SA committee, Department of Business Administration, DIU, Mr. Md. Taslim Arefin, Head and Convener of SA committee, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, DIU, Mr. Farhana Israt Jhan, Assistant Professor and Convener of SA committee, Department of Pharmacy, DIU, Mr. Sheikh Mohammad Shafiul Islam, Associate Professor, Member of SA Committee(on behalf of Mr. Saleem Ahmed, Associate Professor and Head ), Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, DIU, Kaushik Sarker, Assistant Professor & Associate Head ,Department of Software Engineering, DIU,(on behalf of professor Dr. Touhid Bhuiyan), Mr. Md. Rakibul Islam Khan, Head and Convener of SA committee, Department of English, DIU, Prof. Dr. Md. Bellal Hossain, Head and Convener of SA committee, Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering , DIU, Dr. Kudrat-E-Khuda Babu, Associate Professor and Convener of SA committee, Department of Law, DIU, Gouranda Chandra Debnath, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Business Administration, DIU, Md. Riaduzzaman, Senior Lecturer and Head, Department of Law, DIU were present at the program besides Professor Dr. Farhana Helal Mehtab, Department of Law and Associate Dean; Faculty of Humanities & Social Science, DIU.
The speakers had put emphasized on the following things:
• Emphasize on increasing the number of students.
• Make policy to involve students in the research activities under the faculty members. Rewards can be given for the activities.
• Faculty members should not depend on DIU for fund regarding research, they should rather go looking for funds from outside.
• Continuous Development of the departments should be maintained.
• Monitoring should be ensured as it is the most efficient method of evaluation.
• Departments should be specific about their progress.
• Library should be decentralized to reach highest number of students.
• Survey on the questions before the exam.
• Bring change on admission policy to increase the number of quality students along with the change in foundation class emphasizing on developing basic skills of the students through the foundation courses & avoid repetition of the courses.
Emphasize on Credit transfer to the other university.
Create a google site for the program.
IQAC should play a role to monitor the implementation of the mission/vision of the departments.
The meeting was concluded by the short speech of Professor Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. S.M. Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. A. K. M. Fazlul Haque, Director, IQAC and the Registrar in charge, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Associate Professor and Head, Department of General Educational Development and Director of the Students’ Affairs of Daffodil International University (DIU).
Assam University, Silchar took another step in advancing its collaboration with other universities worldwide when it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a leading private university in Dhaka, the Daffodil International University, on Thursday evening.
The MoU was signed in Dhaka in presence of Assam University, Silchar’s Vice Chancellor, Dr Dilip Chandra Nath and Pro Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University, Prof SM Mehbub Ul Haque Mazumder.
Daffodil International University, a private institution with 30,000 students, has collaborations with many other universities all across the globe.
The signing of MoU by Assam University, Silchar with Daffodil International University will help in teacher exchange and student exchange programmes, internship programme, joint conferences and above all, exchanging of ideas and thoughts in the field of research, felt Vice Chancellor of Assam University, Silchar, Dr Dilip Chandra Nath.
It may be mentioned that after taking charge as by Dr Dilip Chandra Nath as Vice Chancellor of Assam University, Silchar two years back, signing of MoUs with other universities outside India has taken a quantum leap for advancements in teaching as well as research.
MoU has also been signed with Japan’s two universities, Gifu University and Shizuoka University, Thailand’s Mahachulalongornraja Vidyalaya University in Bangkok, Indonesia’s University of Indonesia and Bangladesh’s Shahjalal University of Science and Tecnology, situated at Sylhet, in the past two years.
Dr Dilip Chandra Nath after signing this MoU with Daffodil International University based at Dhaka, while expressing satisfaction, said, “Collaborating with these top notch universities can take Assam University, Silchar in the right direction. Times have changed, and so also the need of the hour is to share thoughts and ideas which can be beneficial for students as well as teachers of both sides.”
He added, “Students and researchers of our universities can go there and garner knowledge and learn new things, likewise, their counterparts too from those universities can come here and get enlightened.”
Prof. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, PhD, Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University along with the participants of five-day long training course for the teachers organized by Department of General Educational Development (GED) of Daffodil international University
Considering unemployed educated population in the country, Daffodil International University is very keen to develop syllabus and faculty members to move forward with objective to create 21st century competent graduates. A five-day long training for the teachers organized by Department of General Educational Development (GED) of Daffodil international University (DIU) ended on August 14, 2018 at Banquet Hall of the university.
Eighty (80) teachers from the department of GED and English participated in the training session. Honorable Vice Chancellor of DIU, Prof. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, PhD handed over the certificates to the participants at the closing session.
The training session was designed focusing on the need of the teachers to develop themselves as better educator for today and tomorrow through developing their self-esteem, productive skill, research knowledge and use of technology in teaching with diversified cognitive skills. Teachers were disconnected from their mobile phones to connect with each other during the session.
After identifying the need of the teachers the organizers invited their internal resource persons such as Professor Dr. S.M. Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, Dean, FSIT and Pro-VC, DIU, Professor Dr. Ahmad Ismail Mustafa, Dean, FAHS, Professor A. M.M. Hamidur Rahman, Dean, FHSS, Mr. Mohammed Shamsul Hoque, Associate Professor, English, IT Experts Mr. Khondker Mohammad Shah-Al-Mamun and Mr. Umam Mustain and some other faculty members of the university.
The total duration of the training was 20 hours. The training covered the following training sessions: 1. Fundamentals of teaching, 2. Use of technology in teaching, 3. Self-esteem development and productive skills in teaching and 4. Research and development in teaching.
The training sessions were ended on a successful note and is considered to be an effective program.
Professor Dr. A.K.M. FazlulHaque, Director, IQAC, DIU submits the Sub-Project Completion Report to Professor Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary, Head, Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh while Professor Dr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Former Head, QAU, UGC of Bangladesh was present
Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Daffodil International Universityhas submitted the Sub-Project Completion Report (PCR), today on 14 August, 2018 to Professor Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary, Head, Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. It is worthwhile to mention that DIU has successfully completed the sub-project, ‘Establishment of IQAC at Daffodil International University (DIU)’ within the completion deadline, 30 June, 2018. This sub-project was started on 1 July, 2015.During the project period, 12 departments, under this holistic initiative have successfully completed the Self-Assessment (SA) process activities and formulated the implementation plan on post self-assessment improvement plan. Those departments are at implementation phases now and IQAC, DIU (as an integral part of DIU) conducts the monitoring and evaluation mechanism, properly.
Professor Dr. A.K.M. FazlulHaque, Director, IQAC, DIU submitted the Sub-Project Completion Report to Professor Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary, Head, Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh while Professor Dr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Former Head, QAU, UGC of Bangladesh was present. Besides, Dr. Sk. Abdul Kader Arafin, Additional Director, IQAC, DIU; Mr. Nafees Imtiaz Islam, Senior Assistant Director and Mr. Kamanashis Kundu, Accounts Officer, IQAC, DIU were also present, while submitting the document.
Professor Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary, Head, QAU,UGC of Bangladesh, praises the overall activities of IQAC of Daffodil International University, for completing the sub-project, and emphasizes the continuation of IQAC, DIU inimplementing the post self-assessment improvement plan by concerned SA Departments, which plays the vital role in ensuring quality education in higher education institute..
Mr. Waliur Rahman, Former Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Chairman of Bangladesh Heritage Foundation is addressing the discussion meeting on 43rd martyre-dom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day-2018 held at Daffodil International University.
Daffodil International University (DIU) paid glowing tributes to the country’s founding president and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking his 43rd martyr-dom anniversary and National Mourning Day with due respect recalling the August 15, 1975 carnage, when Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed along with most of his family members. To mark the occasion a discussion meeting followed by a prayer offered for eternal peace of Bangabandhu and his family members, who embraced martyr-dom on August 15, 1975 was offered today on August 14, 2018 seeking eternal peace of the departed souls at the 71 Milonayoton Auditorium of Daffodil International University.
Ambassador Waliur Rahman, Former Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the chief guest in the discussion session. Prof Dr. Yousuf M. Islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University presided over the function. The function was also addressed by Prof. Dr. S. M. Mahabub-Ul –Haque Majumder, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Mr. Hamidul Haque Khan, Treasurer of Daffodil International University also spoke on the occasion. . Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman Raju, Director of Student Affairs conducted the program and Maolana Habibut Rahman offered munajat in the program.
A partial view of the audience at the Discussion Meeting on National Mourning Day-2018 held at Daffodil International University
While addressing as the Chief Guest Former Ambassador and Founder Chairman of Bangladesh Heritage Foundation Mr. Waliur Rahman said that it would be the proper way to show respect upon Bangabandhu is to uphold the Bangabandhu’s ideology by heart and do work accordingly and also spread the spirit of Bangabandhu’s ideology among the new generation. The ideology of Bangabandhu is not fully executed, we will have to take initiative for executing Bangabandhu’s ideology if we want to show due respect to him, he added.
Mr. Waliur Rahman said to the new generation that we got freedom from Pakistan which is now a world famous terrorist country. The total reserve of Pakistan is now only 16 billion dollar while the reserve of Bangladesh is now 23 billion dollar. The export revenue of Pakistan is 20 billion, on the other hand, the export revenue of Bangladesh is 45 billion dollar. These statistics indicates that we are living better from Pakistan. Already we entered into the list of developing country. If Bangabandhu alive, we would reach developed country too earlier.
Mr. Waliur Rahman said present government has executed punishment of 6 Bangabandhu’s killer and rest 4 is under process.
He urged the young generation to be resuscitated with the spirit of Liberation War and engage themselves to the task of materializing Bangabondhu’s dream of building a Golden Bengal turning into strength the grief of the great loss of the Father of the Nation.
The function was attended by all the Head of the Departments and Deans of different Faculties. A Large number of Faculty members, Officers, employees and students were present on the occasion.
DIU Faculty members along with Professor Dr. Yousuf M Islam, Vice Chancellor and Prof. Rozhan, the convener of the conference pose for a photograph after receiving the certificates at the 2nd International Summit on Employability and Soft Skills (ISESS2018) held in Malaysia.
The closing and prize giving Ceremony of the 2nd International Summit on Employability and Soft Skills (ISESS2018) was held on August 7, 2018 at Avenue Garden Hotel, Bangi, Malaysia. All the papers of DIU employee were appreciated while DIU faculty member Ms. Nahian Fyrose Fahim, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy was awarded with Excellent Paper award.
DIU delegates presented 5 papers on different topics in the conference, these are as follows:
1. Perception of Students regarding Soft Skills and Hard Skills of the most Influential Teachers in their lives was presented by Ms. Liza Sharmin, Associate Professor, Department of English.
2. Students’ Perspective on the Effective Use of Moodle in Enhancing their Soft Skills presented by Ms. Fatema Begum, Assistant Professor, Department of English,
3. Classroom Methodology to Inculcate Thinking Skills, Ms. Sadia Zafrin Lia & Shifat Amreen, Lecturer, Department of English.
4. A Scenario of Higher Education and Employability: Bangladesh Context, Ms. Nahian Fyrose Fahim, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy.
5. Inculcating Soft Skills in Tertiary Level Students, Mr. Umam Mustain & Shekh Moniruzzaman, Administrative Employees.
All presenters got certificate and all papers were very much appreciated by the convener of the Conference and other invited guests. The selected papers would be published in the renowned journal.
7 members delegate from Daffodil International University lead by Prof. Dr. Yousuf M Islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University at the 2nd ISESS 2018 Conference in Malaysia.
A 7 members delegate from Daffodil International University joins the 2nd ISESS 2018 Conference based on the theme “Developing Employability and Soft Skills among Graduates” in Malaysia held from 6th -7th August, 2018 at Avenue Garden Hotel, Bangi, Malaysia. Professor Dr. Yousuf M islam, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University presented keynote paper at the inaugural session of 2nd International Summit on Employability and Soft Skills (ISESS 2018) Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and Daffodil International University (DIU) Bangladesh jointly organized the conference.
The objective of the conference is to address the skills gap by launching educational products and educational methods that inculcate thinking skills, interpersonal skills, personal skills, communication skills and a sense of ownership and responsibility.
The idea behind the conference is to examine the challenges behind effective development of these skills in students who are habitual rote learners and educational systems that perpetuate such a mind set and thereby play a pivotal role to launch educational products and training of trainers on innovative pedagogy that addresses these issues.
Prof. Yousuf Mahabubul Islam, Vice Chancellor of DIU and Prof. Rozhan, the convener of the conference along with other distinguished guests pose for a photograph at the 2nd ISESS 2018 Conference.
While presenting keynote paper Prof. Yousuf Mahabubul Islam proposed a three step model for developing God-Made humans as complete individual: 1. Know thyself 2. How does the human brain work? And 3. How a teacher should launch a class?
As the international partner, 5 Faculties and 2 DIU administrative employees under the leadership of Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University attended the conference. They presented five papers which were much appreciated by Prof. Rozhan, the convener of the conference.
The members of the DIU DC made a courtesy visit with Professor Dr. S M Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro Vice Chancellor along with Prof. Dr. Farhana Helal Mehtab, Moderator, DIU DC.
Daffodil International University Debating Club (DIUDC) became Runner-up in the “4th Debating Club of Rouf College (DCRC) National Debate Festival 2018.” Int he final round DIU Debating Club defeated Bangladesh University of Professionals Debating Club. The concluding and award-giving ceremony of the contest was held at the Birshreshtha Munshi Abdur Rouf Public College auditorium on July 29, 2018, Sunday. Anisul Hoque, Deputy Editor of Prothom Alo, was present at the program as the chief guest and distributed prizes among the debaters.
Eminent nutritionist Ms. Tamanna Chowdhury who is also the Principal Dietitian at Apollo Hospital in Dhaka delivering her keynote speech at the seminar on ‘Perspectives in Clinical Nutrition: Navigating frontiers of career and role of graduates of nutrition and food engineering at hospital settings in Bangladesh’
A seminar on ‘Perspectives in Clinical Nutrition: Navigating frontiers of career and role of graduates of nutrition and food engineering at hospital settings in Bangladesh’ organized by Nutrition and Food Engineering Department of Daffodil International University was held on 25th July 2018 at 71 Milonayoton of the university. Professor Dr. Ahmad Ismail Mustafa, Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences was present at the seminar as Chief Guest while Dr.Md. Bellal Hossain, Head, Department of NFE, Daffodil International University was present as Special Guest. The main keynote speaker of the program was eminent nutritionist Ms. Tamanna Chowdhury who is also the Principal Dietitian at Apollo Hospital in Dhaka. The seminar was convened and conducted by Ms. Tasmia Tasnim, Lecturer at Department of NFE.
Addressing as Chief Guest Dr. Ahmad Ismail Mustafahighlighted, that more and more number of hospitals are emerging in Bangladesh and many of them are incorporating dietetics department which thus provides a lucrative opportunity for NFE graduates to pursue a career as a clinical dietician. Ms. Tamanna Chowdhury, who was the keynote speaker delved deeper into the subject by unfolding the principles and practicalities behind proper nutrition care practice in hospitals. She resonated the fact that Inpatient clinical dietitians at hospitals play a vital role in the healthcare team by providing nutritional care to patients in various disease states and conditions. Compromised nutrition in a hospital setting can lead to slow healing and recovery and may extend hospital stays. Ms. Tamanna emphasized in her speech how NFE graduates should develop themselves in a manner so they are able to work symbiotically with physicians and other healthcare professionals to coordinate medical and nutritional needs of patients admitted for critical care in hospitals, and make recommendations as per. She added that after achieving a BSc certificate, students of nutrition and food engineering can go on to achieve additional training and certification to start their journey in this emerging career path. The program ended with a vote of thanks from special guest Dr. BellalHossain who highlighted in his speech that apart from food industries, NFE graduates should take advantage of prospects in clinical sector and carve a niche for themselves.
Ms. Tamanna Chowdhury is the principal dietician and coordinator of the most established department of dietetics at Apollo hospitals which is accredited by JCI (Joint Commission International) certifying its world class services. Ms. Tamanna is an internationally trained professional with over 15 years of experience in clinical nutrition