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IU students block Kushtia-Khulna highway demanding quota reform


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The Students of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia blocked the Kushtia-Khulna highway on Sunday as part of a nationwide ‘Bangla Blockade’ program demanding reforms in the quota system.

The students blocked the road around 11:30am, causing a 10-kilometer tailback on both sides of the highway.

Earlier, at around 11 am, the students gathered in front of the university’s Mrityunjayee Mujib Mural. They then marched around the campus and blocked the Kushtia-Khulna highway in front of the University’s main gate.

During the blockade, the students placed tree logs on the road and set them on fire to stop traffic. They also played football, sang songs, recited poems and performed various cultural activities on the highway.

The students said, ‘We have come out on the streets to implement the Bangla Blockade program that was announced nationwide to demand reforms in the quota system.’’ They vowed to continue their protest until their demands are met.


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Public Administration day celebrated at IU

Publish: 06:51 PM, 01 Mar, 2023


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Public Administration Day-2023 was celebrated at Islamic University in Kushtia on Wednesday amid festivity and much enthusiasm. 

Celebrating the day, IU Public Administration department brought out a colorful procession from in front of the Mir Mosharraf Hossain academic building of the university around 11:00 am. After parading the main streets of the campus, the procession ended at the Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman Central Auditorium of the university. Later, a discussion programme was held there.

IU pro-vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mahbubur Rahman addressed the event as chief guest. Professor Dr M Lutfor Rahman, chairman of the department presided over the program while treasurer Prof Dr M Alamgir Hossain Bhuiya and Social Sciences faculty dean Prof Dr AKM Motinur Rahman attended as the special guests. 

Shammy Akter and Ashek-e-Khoda jointly conducted the event while Prof Dr Fakrul Islam, convener of the Public Administration day celebration committee, delivered the welcome speech. Proctor Prof Shahadat Hossain Azad, Prof Begum Rokshana Mili, Prof Mohammad Selim, Prof Zulfiquar Hossain and Prof Gias Uddin were present here, among others. Around two hundred students from various sessions of the department took part here.

At the beginning of the programme, Chairman awards were given to meritorious students for achieving outstanding results. Later, a cultural function was held participated by the students of the department.



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Seminar on ‘Violence against women’ held at IU


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A day-long PhD seminar titled “Violence against women in Dhaka city: A socio-legal study” was held at Islamic University in Kushtia on Tuesday. IU Law department arranged the seminar at the conference room of the Law faculty around 11:30 am.

Professor Dr M Selim Toha, former treasurer of the university addressed the seminar as the chief guest chaired by Professor Dr Reba Mondol, chairman of the department.

The fellow, Md Abdul Aziz Miah presented his article at the event under the supervision of Dr Reba Mondol. The researcher focused on the causes and impacts of the violence against women in Dhaka City and shed lights the ways to combat the violence.

Professor Dr Nurun Nahar, Professor Dr Anisur Rahman, associate professor Dr M Abdul Karim Khan spoke here as the discussants while Public Administration department chairman Dr M Lutfar Rahman, Al-fiqh and Legal Studies department chairman Dr M Nasir Uddin, law department professor Dr M Shahjahan Mondol and Law and land management department chairman Shahida Akhtar participated at the seminar.

More than 5o teachers and officials of different departments of the university attended here.



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42 IU students selected for NST fellowship


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A total of 42 students from different departments of Islamic University in Kushtia have been selected for the National Science and Technology (NST) fellowship for the academic session of 2022-23. The fellowship is given by the Ministry of Science and Technology for research.

Each selected student will get Tk 54,000 as financial support for conducting research projects under the fellowship programme, IU acting registrar HM Ali Hasan said on Monday.

Among them, twenty-nine students from the biotechnology and genetic engineering department, six from applied chemistry and chemical engineering, three students from mathematics, two students from the electrical and electronic engineering department and one each from the statistics and applied nutrition and food technology departments have been selected for the fellowship, he added.



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Mobile Filmmaking workshop at ULAB

Publish: 09:49 AM, 11 Dec, 2022


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A four-day Mobile Filmmaking workshop is going to be jointly organized by the Dhaka International Film Festival (DIMFF) and the Science Film Festival starting on December 23. 

The workshop is open to students in grades six through twelve from any educational institution. After hands-on training, students will make films on the theme of "Equal Rights in Science" at this girls-only event.

The workshop will be held on December 23, 24, 30, and 31 at the Permanent Campus of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and Goethe Institute Bangladesh is the subsidiary of the workshop. Registration for this free workshop has begun and will end on December 15th. Students cannot register directly for this workshop. Only teacher representatives can register on behalf of educational institutions at the following link: (https://forms.gle/zEwvioPkKADZLNS89)

The Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF 2023) will take place on February 3 and 4, 2023. 

Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival started its journey in 2015 with the motto "New Generation, New Technology, and New Communication." This event is to encourage filmmaking through mobile phones. 



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CoU students build a humanoid robot 'NIKO'


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A group of young students of Comilla University (Cou) have successfully built a robot under the initiative of Cumilla District Commissioner Mohammad Kamrul Hasan and with the funding of Cumilla District Administration. In a year's effort, a humanoid robot, named 'NIKO', was created by a team of five students. Their team name is Quanta Robotics.

Shanjit Mondol worked as a team leader to build the robot. Jewel Nath worked as the head of programmer. Also, Anik Chakraborty, Touseef Bin Parvez, Mohiuddin Khan Mahin of ICT Department worked in making the robot.

They taken their robot name 'NIKO' from the  Nicholas Tesla. This is their third robot. They consider it to be the latest humanoid robot in Bangladesh with 3D printed Raspberry Pi Beige artificial intelligence.

They used niko version 1.0, speed 1.5 GHz, 64 bit quad core ARM processor, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB ROM has been used to make the robot. 29 powerful servo motors are used for various body parts movement, high torque DC motors are used for movement. In addition, there is a seven-inch Raspberry Pi touch display for operation.It can be controlled without any kind of wire connection by smart voice instructions.

Quanta Robotics team leader Sanjit Mondal said, the robot can be used for any task in the workplace. It's capable of doing any work like a human. Due to the use of artificial intelligence in the robot, it can use artificial intelligence like humans and our robot is able to provide battery backup for about six and a half hours in a single charge. It can move around and can carry out various commands ; it can recognise faces of people standing in front of it, for that the identity and the picture of that person need to be given or stored in the robot's database in advance. The robot then scans the face of the person standing in front and compares the face with the data stored in its memory.

He also said, this type of robot has been invented for the first time in Bangladesh in the Fab Lab built by the Cumilla district administration. Our team Quarter Robotics previously built two other robots. Robot Niko is the third robot developed by us which is the most advanced robot in Bangladesh. Before this, Bangladesh has never built a fully 3D printed Raspberry Pi based robot.

Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Kamrul Hasan said, today we officially inaugurated Robot NIKO. A group of talented young students worked to make the robot. We have only provided financial support to built the robot. It can speak and he can introduce himself. The robot can also move in 180 degrees. He can also answer various questions. We hope that the robot will play a leading role in building a digital Bangladesh.

CoU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. A. F. M. Abdul Moyeen has expressed his excitement at the success of the students. He said, I think this is a great milestone. Through this the students of Comilla University have proved their mettle and made the university proud. These achievements will undoubtedly act as an incentive for many talented students. They will be encouraged to come to Comilla University to be a part of new learning projects.

He also said, I want everyone associated with Team Quanta and my other students to continue this kind of work. We welcome any opportunity to engage our students in practice-based authentic learning.



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