Education

My Tent of Hymns

  

Pns: Our house rules required us siblings to sit before our father every morning for a session on the literary classics. It was the first task of the morning and an imperative, unless Abba was abroad or hospitalized, which could be for a prolonged period at times. The sessions with him, however, had nothing to do with our school curriculums. Indeed, it was anything but that. Through literature came in glimpses of world history and basic lessons in philosophy. Before the sessions...

The Power of Humour

  

Pns: Publisher: Chandrabati Academy, First Publication: February 2017, Price: Tk. 250 US $ 13, ISBN: 9789849286653 Fun, pun, humor and satire are what characterize most of Syed Manzoorul Islam's works and his newly published Bichitra Swader Galpa(2017)ceases to be an exception. An intuitive power of evoking fun out of otherwise an ordinary and mundane situation, gives him a cutting edge over many of his contemporary literary colleagues. The new collection of twenty-one stories will...

Weaved through history

  

Pns:Publisher: Picador PublicationsDate of Publication: July 2016. Price: 6.99 GBPThen one day, a stone is hurled- and by accident or design, that stone hits the car window of a powerful idiot who wants revenge, or who wants to impress his mistress, and- whoosh- the foot soldiers move in. The next day, your village is burning down, and because of your stupidity, because of sex, there's a coffin for your bed.”PNS/Tamanna Khan

SSC results announced, average pass 80.35 pc

  

Pns: The results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2017 under 10 education boards were published today with 80.35 percent pass. According to the Education Ministry, 1,0,4761 students got the highest Grade Point Average (GPA-5) in the examinations. This year, 17,86,613 students - 9,10,501 boys and 8,76,112 girls - participated in the examinations. Last year, a total of 14,52,605 students out of 16,45,201 passed the examinations with 88.29 percent pass...

Bangladeshi students willing to study in India must face JEE

  

Pns: Indian High Commission on Tuesday said Bangladeshi students, willing to study in India, are now required to directly appear for the (JEE-advanced) 2017 to be conducted for the first time here on May 21. Bangladesh nationals had been exempted from appearing for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main examinations which were held earlier, said the High Commission. The examination will be held from 9am to 5pm with a lunch break, said the High Commission. The exam...

SSC results May 4

  

Pns: The results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will be published on May 4.The results will be handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the morning on that day, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told UNB on Tuesday night.Later, the minister will announce the results formally at a press conference at the ministry at noon, he said.PNS/Tamanna Khan

Leela Mazumder The magician of children’s literature

  

Pns: Leela Mazumder, a prolific Bengali writer, knitted stories for children and her journey in story knitting continued for decades. She mesmerizes readers with not only fables but also vivid dilemmas, thoughts and experiences that an individual has to surpass from childhood to adolescence.Born on February 26, 1908 to Pramada Ranjan Ray and Surama Devi, Leela spent her childhood days at Shillong. She began schooling in Loreto Convent in Shillong. Later in 1919, her father was transferred...

MBBS students face uncertain future

  

Pns: The lives of several thousand MBSS students at the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC) hang in the balance, thanks to the negligence of the varsity authorities.The Private University Act, 2010, does not allow private universities to run medical courses. But the USTC, a private university, has been running it for a long time with the permission of the health ministry.Citing the education ministry, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has now written to the...

3 DU students receive AF Mujibur Rahman Gold Medal

  

Three students of Dhaka University received AF Mujibur Rahman Foundation Gold Medal for their outstanding performance in BSc (honors) and MSc examinations.DU Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique handed over the medal to the students as the chief guest at a programme held at an auditorium of AF Mujibur Rahman Mathematics Building on Tuesday, said a press release. Pns: M Jasim Uddin and Farhana Akanda Promi of Mathematics Department, and Khadija Khatun of Applied Mathematics...

82,459 get primary scholarships

  

Pns: A total of 82,459 students have got scholarships in the Primary Terminal Examinations 2016.Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman announced the list of scholarship recipients at a press conference at his ministry's conference room at Bangladesh Secretariat on Tuesday morning.The scholarships were given in two categories -- talent pool and general -- on the basis of highest marks in the examinations held in November last year.The results are available at the...

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