Dhaka University’s 53rd convocation on Saturday

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Nobel Laureate French Economist Jean Tirole will be the convocation speaker Dhaka University is set to hold its 53rd convocation on Saturday amid festive moods. President Abdul Hamid, also the Chancellor of the university, is scheduled to preside over the gala event at the central playground on the campus. DU Vice-Chancellor … Read more

DU Research, Publication Fair to begin Oct 22

News Desk : dhakamirror.com The Dhaka University authorities on Wednesday said that a two-day Research and Publication Fair in the central playground of Dhaka University would begin on October 22. The fair, the first time of such kind in the history of the university, will showcase the innovations, research and publications of various departments, institutes, … Read more

Top Bangladeshi universities include DU and NSU in the 2023 Times Higher Education rankings

News Desk : dhakamirror.com In the 2023 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, Dhaka University and North South University held the top spots among all Bangladeshi universities. According to a news release released yesterday, NSU and Dhaka University were ranked between 601 and 800 in the Times Higher Education World University … Read more

‘Cultural therapy’ for mentally ill patients!

The Pabna Mental Hospital is the first research site for DU’s theater and performance studies students

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A group of theater and performance studies students from Dhaka University began conducting research at Pabna Mental Hospital, on the use of ‘culture therapy’ to treat patients with mental illness.

Five departmental students — Fazle Navid Onon, Tanvir Newaz Tirtho, Jannatul Mawa Nibir, Farzana Afrin Meem, and Shithi Ishra Risil — conducted field research among hospital patients and medical personnel over the course of the last two days.

“Many of the mentally ill people we spoke with have an extraordinary ability to expose themselves. In addition to traditional medicine, they also need cultural therapy to help them enjoy life. Cultural therapy can help a mental patient in this way,” said Fazle Navid Onon, a member of the research team.

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Chhayanaut celebrates Sharat

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Cultural organisation Chhayanaut celebrated Sharat organising a programme at the Bakultala of fine arts faculty of Dhaka University on Friday. Artistes of the organisation entertained the audience singing songs and reciting poems on Sharat. Besides, the programme featured solo and group dance recitals.

‘Chhayanaut regularly tries to organise different programmes to celebrate different Bengali seasons. We have organised today’s progamme to celebrate Sharat,’ Chhayanaut general secretary Laisa Ahmed Lisa said. ‘Nowadays, very few cultural programmes are organised marking Sharat season. Such programmes can play an important role in making the younger generation aware of their roots,’ added Laisa Ahmed Lisa.

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Seminar on geoeconomics, trade held at BUP

News Desk : dhakamirror.com A seminar was held titled ‘Geoeconomics in the Aftermath of Covid-19 and recent Geopolitical Tensions: Trade Implications for Bangladesh’ organised by the Department of Economics under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Bangladesh University of Professionals at Bijoy Auditorium of the university in Dhaka on Tuesday, said a press … Read more

DUJA celebrates 37th anniv

News Desk : dhakamirror.com The Dhaka University Journalists’ Association, one of the oldest organisations of campus journalists in the country, observed its 37th founding anniversary with festivities and different programmes on Monday. DU vice-chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the celebration programme by cutting a cake at the games room of the university’s Teacher-Student Centre in … Read more

Capitalism behind the current plight of literature: Serajul Islam Choudhury

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Serajul Islam Choudhury, professor emeritus at Dhaka University, said that literature in today’s world is struggling not because of technological advances but because of the spread of capitalism. He said so while addressing the 4th National Conference of Bangladesh Pragati Lekhak Sangha on Friday noon at the Centre for Advanced Research … Read more

Opening Ceremony of DUNMUN 2022 held

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Dhaka University Model United Nations Association, the most prestigious organisation of University of Dhaka, has organised the 9th session of “Dhaka University National Model United Nations (DUNMUN) 2022. The conference was held on 8th September under the theme, “Endorsing Freedom through Consolidating Unified Effort towards Global Consonance”. This year, the conference … Read more

National Poet Nazrul’s 46th death anniversary today

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Today is the 46th anniversary of the death of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

The death anniversary of Nazrul, widely known as the rebel poet, is observed in Bangladesh on Bhadra 12 according to the Bangladeshi Bangla calendar.

Different government and socio-cultural organisations, television channels and radio stations have chalked out elaborate programmes marking the day.

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Kazi Nazrul’s birth anniv today

Today is the 123rd birth anniversary of the national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The birth anniversary of Nazrul, widely known as the rebel poet, is observed in Bangladesh on Jaishtha 11 according to the Bangladeshi Bangla calendar.
A poet, lyricist, composer, playwright, novelist, revolutionary and journalist, Nazrul sang equally for freedom and love.
In his short artistic career of just over

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12-day int’l math workshop at DU concludes

The 12-day-long international mathematics workshop titled ‘scientific research school on mathematical epidemiology/biology’ ended Friday afternoon, with the concluding ceremony held at the AF Mujibur Rahman Ganit Bhaban on the Dhaka University campus.
The workshop, which began on May 9, was jointly organised by the mathematics

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Int’l workshop on mathematics begins at DU today

A scientific research school, titled Mathematical Epidemiology/Biology, will begin at the Department of Mathematics of Dhaka University today.
CIMPA, a nonprofit organisation working to promote mathematical research in developing countries, has organised the programme. France, Switzerland, Spain and

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Brac Bank, DU offer training to 60 entrepreneurs

Brac Bank and the University of Dhaka’s marketing department have provided a three- month training to 60 entrepreneurs, over half of them women, on developing managerial skills to expand and sustain businesses in the banking sector.
Participants of “Uddokta 101” later received certificates from Abu Farah Md Nasser

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DUJA gets new committee

Mamun Tushar of the Alokito Bangladesh and Sirajul Islam Rubel of The Daily Star have been elected as new president and general secretary of Dhaka University Journalists’ Association respectively for the year 2022.
This body will serve for the next one year. The election was held at its office.
Chief election commissioner and also former president of DUJA

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Mathematics Day to be observed at DU today

Bangladesh Mathematical Society will observe the 3rd International Mathematics Day at AF Mujibur Rahman Mathematical Building, Dhaka University on Monday.
The International Mathematical Union has set the theme for Mathematics Day 2022 — Mathematics Unites.
The event will be inaugurated by Dhaka University pro-vice-chancellor (academic)

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