News Archive

Tag: Department of Pharmacy
Publish Date: June 15th, 2017

A graduate of the Department of Pharmacy, Samin Huq, recently received the Erasmus Mundus Excellence Scholarship for the Europublichealth for Master’s program and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s program in Public Health. Samin Huq was a student of the 3rd batch of the Department of Pharmacy and worked as a Teaching Assistant from August 1, 2015 to October 3, 2016 in the Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University. He is currently working in the WHO Bangladesh Country Office as a Project Facilitator of IVD (Immunization and Vaccine Development) Programme - Bangladesh of Chittagong Division.    

Ms. Noshin Mubtasim Priyam, an ex-student of the Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University, received admission in a Ph.D. program concentrating on cell and molecular biology at Texas Tech University, United States of America last month. Ms. Noshin Mubtasim Priyam was a student of the 3rd batch of the Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University. She also worked as a teaching assistant for approximately a year at the Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University after passing her B.Pharm (Hons.) from the department.

Another student from the 4th batch of the Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University, Ms. Nausheen Syeara also received admission in a Master’s program in Pharmaceutical Science at Texas Tech University, United States of America last month.    

The Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University is very proud of such achievements.

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: June 15th, 2017

You can go to Google Play store and directly type “BRACU Mobile” and access the App and download app (install) in your Android Based mobile phone or you can download app from http://bracu.ac.bd/campus-life/apps

Key Features of BRACU MOBILE APP

v 1.0 :

  • Students Login: View grades, enrolled courses, class/exam schedules and perform pre-advising
  • Announcements: View latest University announcements
  • Academic calendar: View academic calendar
  • News Updates: Read the latest news of BRAC University
  • Events: Browse a wide variety of events from BRACU Events Calendar
  • Apply online: Direct link for applying into the University
  • University library: Search library collections and resources in the University Libraries
  • Location map: Locate BRAC University and see your relative location and explore BRACU campus by zooming
  • Social media: Live Facebook feeds. Follow BRACU on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr and Linkedin
  • Contacts: All important contacts in one place
  • Important links: List of important links and website
  • LMS: Learning Management System
  • DSpace: Browse tons of papers in DSpace
  • Video: University video stream
  • Photos: University photo gallery
  • BRACU Anthem: Listen to BRACU Anthem
  • QR Reader: Included QR code (Quick Response Code) reader will convert QR code to human readable form
  • Push Notification: Get live notifications instantly and get connected with what is happening around BRACU
  • Feedback: Mail us your feedback and suggestions on the BRACU Mobile app
  • About: Basic information about the   application and BRAC University


The mobile app will be under continuous development and we are open to suggestions.

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: June 15th, 2017

NOTICE

Dear students,

You are requested to collect your RS Activity certificate on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 9am to 3pm. Please collect the certificate from Mr. Jabed Rasel , Senior officer, Office of Co Curriculum Activities, UB-06. Mohakhali Campus.

 

Mitali
Coordinator
Experiential Learning & RS Activities 
BRACU, Savar Campus

Tag: Human Resources Department, "New Faces in campus" and "Leaving Us"
Publish Date: June 15th, 2017

New Faces at BRAC University

BBS

Mr. Kamal Hossain joined as Senior Lecturer at BRAC Business School in June 2017. Mr. Hossain completed his Bachelor in Information Systems from the University of Wollongong, Australia and Masters in Information Systems from the Central Queensland University, Australia.

Savar Campus

Ms. Tanjin Afrose joined as Lecturer at the BRAC University, Savar Campus in June 2017. Ms. Afrose completed her B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from Jahangirnagar University.

Management and Admin

Mr. Md. Faruk Hossain joined as Assistant Campus Superintendent (Residential Campus) at the BRAC University, Savar Campus in June 2017. Mr. Hossain completed his B.B.A. and M.B.A. in Human Resources Management from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology and from ASA University Bangladesh respectively. Later on he did a Professional Masters in International Relationship from the University of Dhaka.

Left from BRAC University

The following members were separated from BRAC University in June 2017:

Mr. Sukhendra Kumar Sarkar, Treasurer, BRAC University.

Mr. Md. Reaz Uddin Khan, Lecturer, Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER)

Mr. Arifur Rahman, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy (PHR)

Mr. Muhammed Sohel Iqbal, Head of Communications, Office of Communications (OoC)

Tag: Student Affairs
Publish Date: June 15th, 2017

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) continued with tutorial support program in MAT 110, MAT 120, PHY 111, CSE 110, BUS 101 and ECO101 courses in June 2017. Four student tutors along with two faculty members from OSA conducted these tutorial sessions. During the tutorial sessions faculty members and student tutors gave individual attention to students’ specific needs and students had the opportunity to engage with the course materials more directly. In June 2017, total 845 students (one student came multiple times) attended in 65 tutorial sessions in the above mentioned courses.

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: June 14th, 2017

Scholarships / Financial Aid for Summer-2017

Date: June 4, 2017

(Students of Pharmacy Department)

Students interested to apply for Scholarships / Financial Aid under any category will need to submit both the recommended application form of BRAC University, available at the Information desk and the Online application form.

Complete the online application form by visiting:

usis.bracu.ac.bd

(Login to your usis account and click on the scholarship button) *If unable to complete the online application, please contact the Information Desk

  • All new applicants will be required to pay 400/- at the time of submission of the filled out form.
  • Students applying for their Performance Based tuition fee waiver will be required to pay a fee of 400/- at the time of submission of the filled out form.
  • Students applying for renewal of their tuition fee waiver in all categories need not to pay any fee.

Forms will be available at the information desk from June 11, 2017. The last date for submitting the filled out form along with grade sheets and photocopy of advising form is June 22, 2017.

The last date for paying tuition fees for the applicants of Scholarships and Financial Aid for Summer-2017 is July 13, 2017 (Thursday).

  • No late fees will be charged within this time.

Note: Scholarship must be adjusted before Mid-term of the respective semester.

Please note that all categories of tuition fee waiver will depend on the availability of fund.


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Ismat Shereen
Head, RMO (Relationship Management Office)

 

Tag: Announcement
Publish Date: June 14th, 2017

Call for BRAC Scholarship Application (Fall-2017)

Date: June 14, 2017

BRAC Scholarship offers full tuition waiver, living allowance and book allowance (in some cases) to meritorious students who come from disadvantaged financial communities.

Interested BRACU students with CGPA ≥3.00 and obtained a GPA of 4.00 from Science, Arts and Commerce (Without 4th subject) in SSC and HSC or Equivalent and whose monthly family income is not more than Tk. 20,000/- (Taka Twenty Thousand only) may apply for BRAC Scholarship.

All applicants are required to submit both the recommended application form of BRAC University, available at the Information desk and the Online application form.

Complete the online application form by visiting:

usis.bracu.ac.bd

(Login to your usis account and click on the scholarship button)  *If unable to complete the online application, please contact the Information Desk

  • Scholarships/Financial Aid Application Form of BRAC University will be available at the information desk from June 14, 2017.
  • All applicants will be required to pay Tk. 400/- at the time of submission of the filled out form.
  • The last date for submitting the filled out form is July 03, 2017.


Call for Need Based Scholarship Application (Fall-2017)

Date: June 14, 2017

Interested BRACU students who have completed 9 (Nine) credits with CGPA ≥3.25 and whose monthly family income is not more than Tk. 25,000/- (Taka Twenty-five Thousand only) may apply for Need Based tuition fee waiver. 

All applicants are required to submit both the recommended application form of BRAC University, available at the Information desk and the Online application form.

Complete the online application form by visiting:

usis.bracu.ac.bd

(Login to your usis account and click on the scholarship button)  *If unable to complete the online application, please contact the Information Desk

  • Scholarships/Financial Aid Application Form of BRAC University will be available at the information desk from June 14, 2017.
  • All applicants will be required to pay Tk. 400/- at the time of submission of the filled out form.
  • The last date for submitting the filled out form is July 03, 2017.


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Ismat Shereen

Head, RMO (Relationship Management Office)

Tag: Student Affairs
Publish Date: June 14th, 2017

FYAT advisers of Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 continued pre-midterm advising sessions with their respective FYAT groups in June 2017. From Summer 2017 cohort, total 504 students have completed individual advising session with their respective FYAT advisers. The main aim of these advising sessions was to provide appropriate information among the students through proper referrals, consultations and tutorials offered by the office of student affairs (OSA). At the same time, the students from Spring 2017, who are in academic probation have been sent to their respective FYAT advisers. In Spring 2017, there were total 1258 FYAT students, 1119 students result was published and 887 students have been passed with CGPA 2.0 and above. As a result, the rest of the students have been asked to meet with their FYAT advisers to get appropriate guidance for coming out from probation.

Tag: Student Affairs
Publish Date: June 14th, 2017

In the month of June 2017, individual probation advising before mid-term exam was taking place. Students with probation status both first time and last chance were coming to the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) for individual probation advising. Solaiman Jony, Tanjia Afrin Turin and Fatema Israt Jahan, probation advisers from the OSA did the advising. During the advising sessions students informed their quizzes grades and setup action plans for midterm exam with their respective adviser.

Departmental probation advisers for the probation students also called the students before midterm exam and referred to probation advisers at the OSA for advising and remedial support services, e.g. tutorials.

Tag: James P Grant School of Public Health
Publish Date: June 13th, 2017

The final examination of BRAC University’s second batch of midwifery students is complete, with all 163 students passing the exam. For these midwives, the Developing Midwives Project (DMP) initiated advocacy efforts around their ‘internship’ – the Community Engagement of Graduate Midwives (CEGM). This internship provides these young women with exposure to the public healthcare system especially in the under-represented community.

The DMP team met with staff from BRAC’s Health, Nutrition and Population Programme on 12 June and chalked out a draft plan of how best to place these midwives in their clinics for more hands-on support with the work at the maternal centres. Unique to this year is the inclusion of a two-month clinical segment with four months in a community setting.

Once introduced to local government health offices, the deployed midwives build rapport with the existing maternal care givers, and establish their entry into the public health domain. They interact with midwives coming from other streams, sharpen their learning by employing a hands-on approach, and widen their network of maternal care givers.

Tag: Department of Pharmacy
Publish Date: June 12th, 2017

The Department of Pharmacy is very delighted to announce that two faculty members of the Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University, Ms. Zara Sheikh, Senior Lecturer, and Ms.  Sinayat Mahzabeen, Lecturer, went for study leave to attend their respective Ph.D. programs last month.

Ms. Zara Sheikh joined a Ph.D. program in Respiratory Technology at the School of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia last month.

 

 

On the other hand, Ms.  Sinayat Mahzabeen is going to join Ph.D. program at the Department of Pharmacology, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

On behalf of the Department of Pharmacy, we wish them all the best.

Tag: Department of Pharmacy
Publish Date: June 11th, 2017

A get together was arranged by the faculty members of the Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Teaching Assistants of the Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University were also present at the event.

Tag: Residential Campus
Publish Date: June 11th, 2017

As part of the "Experiential Learning Activity" of Bangladesh Studies Course, a drama titled History of Bangladesh was staged by the students of Residential Semester, 45th batch, on June 10, 2017, at BRAC University Savar Campus.

The drama was divided into two sessions where half of the sections performed in the first session and rest of the sections performed in the second session. Altogether, 23 sections reflected their learning on the History of Bangladesh.

The drama covered the sociopolitical condition in the early period, different resistances and movement against the colonial regime, partition of India in 1947, Pakistani period and rise of Bengali Nationalism, Language Movement in 1952, Six-point Program in 1966, Mass Upsurge in 1969, Liberation War and the Independence of Bangladesh in 1971.

All the RS faculty members of DEV and the management staff helped to make the program successful.

Tag: Centre for Entrepreneurship Development
Publish Date: June 10th, 2017

Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) of BRAC University is currently implementing a project titled ‘Digital RMG Factory Mapping in Bangladesh’ (DRFMB). To introduce and share the goal of the project, CED has been organizing inception workshops with different stakeholders. In this regard, an inception workshop was organized with the mid-level professionals of the RMG sector in Bangladesh.

The main objective of DRFMB is to supply robust data in a digital mapping platform to enable better evidence-based decision making in the RMG sector. C&A Foundation is funding the project while Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is the strategic partner of this project. The project is coordinated by BRAC USA.

The workshop took place in the “Du’a and Iftar Mahfil Program” hosted by Bangladesh Apparel Professional Society (BAPS) on 9 June 2017 at RAOWA Convention Hall, Mohakhali DOHS, Dhaka. The program was sponsored by CED.

Ms. Afshana Choudhury, Program Manager, CED, demonstrated a Power Point presentation on DRFM-B along with the delineation of the pilot phase.  The discussion session was moderated by Ms. Parveen S. Huda, Project Manager, DRFM-B, she requested questions and suggestions from the participants regarding the project.

Several questions and suggestions were raised in the discussion session regarding the project strategy, methodology, sustainability, etc. The workshop ended with the acknowledgement of Major Md. Mizanur Rahman Khan (Retd.), President, BAPS. He commented that DRFM-B will be a significant project as the RMG sector of Bangladesh is currently facing new challenges, and to overcome these challenges, issues of transparency and accountability are needed to be addressed.

Tag: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Publish Date: June 9th, 2017

From the very beginning, BUCC (BRAC University Computer Club) has always tried to encourage BRAC University students, regardless of their department to upgrade and expand their skills.

As an extension of that motto on the 8th of June 2017, BUCC had organized a workshop on writing CVs and PR Bulletins which was open for all. The main objective of the event was to guide the students into becoming a better CV and PR writer. The key speaker was Annajiat Alim Rasel, esteemed lecturer of BRAC University Computer Science and Engineering Department.

The event had started at 4:30 pm and took place in the BRAC University Auditorium. The event was initially anchored by Monamy Islam, Director of BUCC PR & Publication. Firstly she discussed a bit about the importance of writing and how it can help us in our professional life.

Later on, she asked Wasif Shafaet, a final year student, to share the stage with her and talk about his experience of thesis publication. He expressed the struggles that he faced during the time of writing and emphasized on the importance of reading other publications to gain knowledge and experience.

Followed by Md. Ali Shaown who is the Director of BUCC Human Resource, came to the stage and talked about the different types of CV. Moreover, he discussed about how an individual can create his/her career by becoming a professional CV writer.

It was almost 5 PM when Annajiat Alim Rasel came to the stage. Before starting his speech, he asked Monamy Islam to continue her discussion. Monamy Islam continued the session afterwards and started with how to write perfectly and improve the quality of PR bulletins, which included discussions about common mistakes, bulletin titles and techniques on how to make PR bulletins more interesting. The event continued later on after Asr prayer break.

Annajiat Alim Rasel discussed about the CV checking system of the corporate world and talked about the different techniques of making  a CV more effective when applying for a job. The mistakes, weaknesses and strengths of different types of CVs were analyzed as well. Afterwards, he focused on how to write PR bulletins attractively and the techniques of improving the quality of a PR.

He emphasized on using technologies such as QR code to improve the value of a CV and the usage of different softwares to minimize grammatical errors in writing. He gave the students few words of inspiration and taught them how to cope up with failure. He also pointed out that we need to keep learning as our knowledge and understanding of technologies is often becomes severely backdated when compared with how quickly the technological world is evolving.

Finally, he talked about the importance of having an professional online presence in LinkedIn, Twitter etc. and concluded his informative speech. 

To make the workshop successful all the member of BUCC worked with full dedication. Credits are to be given to Jamius Siam, Ahmed Bin Sabit, Mushfiqur Rahman Sarot, Muyeed Shahriar, Mustaqim Khan, Jahanara Akter, Al Junayed Islam Brohi and Touhidul Islam Chayan for making this event a success. Wasik Ahmed, Fatema Islam Meem, Abdullah Al Reza, Anita Islam Shrabonti, Annur Majid Sabin, Leonard Michael and Sadman Amin worked hard as the photographers of the event and helped to capture the special moments.

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