The speakers at the conference stressed that universities should determine the attributes that should be acquired by the graduates to thrive in the workplace and to function effectively in society.
They also urges the universities to adopt a holistic and integrated approach towards enhancing graduate employability; curriculum-integrated approach, stand alone soft skills methods, student involvement in work-related projects and extra curricular activities, work placements and guidance on getting job. Besides speakers also urged the students to come forward to uphold and develop the soft skills like high self-esteem, resilience, personal presentation, strong work ethic, communication skills, teamwork skills, analytical and problem solving skills and interpersonal skills.
Daffodil International University (DIU) organized National Conference on Teaching Learning at Tertiary Level in Bangladesh on December 30, 2011 at DIU Auditorium. Presided over by Prof. Dr. Yousuf M. Islam, Conference Chair and Convener, the keynote presentation on “Transforming Higher Education to meet the challenges of 21st century world” was made by Dr. Ranjit Singh Malhi, TQM Consultant-Sdn.Bhd, Malayasia. Professor Dr. Abtar Kaur, Faculty of Education, Open University Malayasia and Professor Dr. Shriram Raghunath, Director, Faculty Training Academy, B.S. Abdur Rahman University, India jointly made a presentation on MIDT.
The panel of discussants were Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Professor Dr. Nurul Islam, Vice Chancellor- Eastern University, Prof. Dr. Abul Hasan, Vice Chancellor- Asian University of Bangladesh, Professor M. Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor (In-Charge) –Independent University Bangladesh, Professor Dr. Imran Rahman, Vice Chancellor (In-Charge) – University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dr. Md. Golam Samdani Fakir, Pro-Vice Chancellor-BRAC University, Professor Dr. Abul Ehsan, Director, Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka. Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chief Patron & Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University were present at the conference and greeted the panel of discussants and paper presenters of the conference. Prof. Dr. Aminul Inslam, Founder Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor delivered vote of thanks.
A total of 300 teachers and students of different public and private universities of the country participated the day long conference.
For details about the Conference… http://www.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/ctlbd/