“Skills 4 Career” Summer-2017 held at ULAB Campus

ULAB Career Services Office (CSO) presents “Skills for Career” at the ULAB Permanent Campus, Ramchandrapur on 10 August and 17 August at ULAB Campus B. The program is designed with career development workshops to introduce students to Employable Skills, show the Career Entry Strategies and prepare them to cope with Organizational Culture.

Students participated in different activities to sharpen their knowledge on Career Planning, Time Management, Networking Skills, Communications & Interpersonal Skills, Team Building Skills, Job Analysis and Interview tips and Job search techniques.

62 students participated in the first day of the 2 day long program from across the departments. 7 teams were formed for the Spider Net games as a team. Attractive prizes were awarded to three lucky winners based on the criteria’s of Best Performance, Best Timing and Team Skills.

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Certificate Awarding Ceremony of “Skills 4 Career” (Day 2) held at its city Campus B on 17 August, 2017.

Fahima Akter, Director, Masco Group and conducted the workshop on Job Opportunity at garments sectors and shared her corporate experiences and life stories to encourage the students and to take the upcoming global challenges in RMG sectors in positive phenomena.

Ashique Mahmood Adnan, Sr. Lecturer ,School of Business (USB), ULAB summarized Career Planning, ,Networking Skills, Communications & Interpersonal Skills, Job Analysis, Cover Letter writing and Interview tips to the students.

Abu Rasel, Director of Career Services Office  and Niaz Morshed Patwary, Assistant Professor, ULAB USB handed over certificates to the participants.

Final Exam, Summer 2017

This is to inform all Graduate and Undergraduate students that all course instructors have been advised to finish their respective final exams (as per existing schedule) by August 30, 2017. To accommodate Eid vacation, faculty members are asked not to have any exam on August 31 or beyond.

Classes for Fall 2017 will commence as per schedule on:

 

Graduate: September 29 (Friday)

Undergraduate: October 2 (Monday)

For details please contact your Departmental Admin Officer.

ULAB Co-Curricular Holds Workshop on Recycling & Crafts, Soft Skills and Communication Skills

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ULAB Co-curricular conducted a workshop on Recycling Arts and Crafts, Soft Skills and Communication Skills on 8th August, 2017 from on 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm at ULAB campus A Auditorium for all club members. Communication Skills workshop was facilitated by Professor Golam Sarwar Chowdhury, Professor, School of Arts and Humanities in a very interactive style.

In another phase, Dr. Pinki Shah, Associate Professor, ULAB School of Business and Coordinator Co-Curricular emphasized the importance of recycling for environmental sustainability and demonstrated few techniques to transform used materials into art and crafts items to students. A good number of enthusiastic students from different clubs took part in the workshop and produced beautiful recycled art items out of trash.

The Battle of the Senses

“Battle of the Senses” at ULAB

A fun debate featuring some of the most distinguished academics of the country was held at the auditorium of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. The debate featured Professors Syed Manzoorul Islam, Kaiser Haq, Fakrul Alam, Azfar Hussain, Golam Sarwar Chowdhury and Shamsad Mortuza who spoke about sight, taste, sound, smell, touch and the sixth sense respectively. Writer, activist and entrepreneur Ms. Khushi Kabir presided over the program as chief guest.

The program began with an introductory remark by Professor Shamsad Mortuza, the Chair of the Department of English and Humanities, who spoke about the relationship between senses and existence, claiming our material existence is intimately related to our sensory experience without which the world cannot be experienced and coherently cognized. He also welcomed and thanked the speakers and the chief guest. Professor Mortuza’s speech was succeeded by a performance by Paper Canoe, ULAB Literary Society. The dance performed by the club beautifully embodied the role played by different senses.

After the cultural performance, Professor Fakrul Alam got on stage to talk about the persistence of sound in our daily lives. Drawing from his personal experience as well as from celebrated literary works, Professor Alam demonstrated how different sounds shape the horizon of our existence. He ended his speech by asserting that life without sound would be extremely boring and traumatic. In his discussion about the importance of the sixth sense Professor Golam Sarwar Chowdhuy cited examples from Humayun Ahmed and William Shakespeare’s works to explain how the sixth sense prevails in our life. At the end of his speech he narrated a personal experience to show how, sometimes, we become conscious of the death of near and dear ones in an extra-sensory manner. The mood shifted when Professor Kaiser Haq came on stage to humorously point out that instead of talking about taste we should taste something to understand how taste governs our lives. He elaborated on the relation between taste and aesthetics, claiming to taste is to aestheticize life. He also drew upon the works of Charles Baudelaire and ancient Sanskrit literature to explain how sexual pleasure is also tied to tasting life through the enjoyment of pleasure or ‘Rasa.’ Professor Azfar Hussain succeeded his teacher Professor Haq to discuss the importance of smell. He cited a number of literary and philosophical texts to explain how smell remains central to our lived experience. Professor Hussain drew upon a vast amount of literary, philosophical and political sources to assert that sense is deeply political and the understanding of it is central to our political and philosophical exploration of life. Among the terms he coined to explain this idea was ‘shitontology’—ontology or understanding of being related to refuse and bad smell. Renowned scholar and writer Syed Manzoorul Islam said that sight is the culmination of all the senses. He explained how society has transformed into a society of performers and onlookers, an entity that French Marxist and situationist philosopher Guy Debord calls ‘society of spectacles.’ While facebooking has become emblematic of this shift towards gazing oneself and the other, contemporary Dhaka city seems to have internalized this shift towards spectacular gazing, thus becoming both regulated and decentered. The final speaker, Professor Shamsad Mortuza, effortlessly navigated between personal and textual by evoking how touch remains central to our experience. He claimed that different touches have different meanings and sometimes touch can be enabling while on other occasions both confusing and oppressive.

After the lively and illuminating academic discussions, Khushi Kabir, the Chief Guest of the program brought the program to the end by emphasizing on the necessity of including female voices not only in literary discussions but also in social dialogues. Understanding of senses is also understanding of women’s lived experiences through all the senses.

Watch the cultural performance here.
Watch the battle here.

Some Glimpses of the Event

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ULAB Club Orientation Summer 2017

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ULAB Club Orientation Summer 2017 was organized on 27th July, 2017.The event was conducted from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Auditorium, ULAB Campus A. The program was opened up with speeches from Dr. Pinki Shah, Coordinator Co-Curricular, Associate Professor of ULAB School of Business. Each club gave presentation with a video where they exhibited about their club activities wonderfully. Later on few performance were held by different clubs, ULAB ShangshkritiShangshad performed dance and song,  ULAB Triathlon performed on a dance, comedy show and ULAB Art Club made a graffiti art.

ULAB Career Services Office (CSO) Organizes Industrial Visit to Masco Group

ULAB Career Services Office (CSO) Organized an Industrial Visit to Masco Group’s Shanta Expressions Limited a Composite Knit Factory Ready Made Garments (RMG) at Tongi, Gazipur on 22 July, 2017.

A group of 59 students across the departments and 4 (Four) faculty members and officials from ULAB participated the event to gain firsthand knowledge about Ready Made Garments (RMG) manufacturing and operation process.

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Md. Fakhrul Islam, Deputy Manager, HR, Admin & Compliance welcomed and demonstrated the five students group accompanied by an expert to examine around the Composite Knit Factory, gaining first-hand knowledge about the process of cutting, sewing, dying, assembling, quality testing and packaging. Students also came to know about the different areas of the factory followed by an interactive question-answer session. The HR compliance team thoroughly explained different labor issues. In particular, they spoke about HR accord, alliance and fire safety and social compliance issues.

After the factory visit, a tour to Bhawal National Park was also arranged to feel and breathe life into the nature by the CSO Team. Students’ loved the natural beauties and queries about the trees and animals of the zoo park which was answered by an experience guide.

ULAB Shangskriti Shangshad holds a dancing workshop

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ULAB Shangskriti Shangshad organized a dancing workshop on 22nd July, 2017. The workshop was conducted from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Auditorium, Campus A. It was a full day workshop. There were about 43 the participants in the workshop. The workshop began with a speech from Shajedul Alam, Senior Lecturer ULAB, Advisor of Shangskriti Shangshad.  There were two instructors from Jago Art center Rubasha Mariyama Khan and Md.Farhad who were the main trainers for the dancing workshop. Dance forms such as Contemporary, Hip-hop and semi-classical were being taught to the participants. The participants responded saying that the workshop was quite fruitful and they would want some more workshops like this in future.

ULAB Social Welfare Club Holds a Blood Donation Camp

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ULAB Social Welfare Club has organized a Blood Donation Camp on 17th July, 2017. The program was conducted from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Auditorium, ULAB Campus A. Registrar ULAB Professor Akhtar Ahmed, Treasurer ULAB Professor Dr.Milan Kumar Bhattacharjee, Dr.Pinki Shah, Coordinator Co-Curricular, Associate Professor ULAB School of Business were present in the event. The program was done with Thalassemia Foundation. Apart from blood donation they also offered Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, AIDS, Syphilis and malaria tests for free. The response for the program was quite appreciable as a lot of students eagerly participated in this program.

ULAB Holds Club Day Summer 2017

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ULAB Co-curricular celebrated the Club Day Summer 2017 on 20th July, 2017. The event was divided into three fragments, stall visit, cultural program and concert. The program was conducted from 10:00am-4:00pm at Auditorium, Campus A, ULAB. All the different clubs showcased their objectives exquisitely at the individual stalls. Students came up with extra ordinary ideas to enhance their clubs in front of everyone. The cultural program began with the National Anthem by the Shangshkriti Shangshad and was soon followed by speeches from Dr.Pinki Shah, Coordinator Co-Curricular, Associate Professor ULAB School of Business and Treasurer ULAB Professor Dr. Milan Kumar Bhattacharjee. The event covered lot of performance by students from different clubs. For the first time a live art performance was given by the ULAB Art and Photography Club. The program finally ended with an energetic rock concert by the Shanghskriti Shangshad.