General Holiday

The Government of Bangladesh has declared general holiday from March 26 to April 4, 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus issue. In compliance with the government decision ULAB will remain closed during the aforesaid period. Academic activities will continue “Online”.

The Office of Admissions will remain functional both online and in person with limited manpower. Accounts Office will function online.

 

Lt Col Md. Foyzul Islam (Retd)
Registrar

ULAB will remain closed from 17 March to 31 March 2020

The Government of Bangladesh has decided to close down all educational institutions from March 17 to March 31, 2020. In compliance with the government decision ULAB will remain closed during the aforesaid period. Academic activities will continue “Online” until further notice.

However, essential administrative offices including Office of Admissions will remain functional with skeleton manpower.

 

 

Lt Col Md. Foyzul Islam (Retd)
Registrar

Transition from in-class learning to online form

As per government advice, the university will remain shut from March 18 to March 31. However, as has already been communicated, we shall continue teaching online in order to complete the courses according to our academic calendar. Please take note of the following:

  1. Mid-term exams will be held online according to our pre-announced schedule. Exams may include assignments, take-home exams, projects that need to be submitted online. Respective course teachers shall notify their preferred exam time, method and submission deadlines.
  1. Students must be available online or check for updates and announcements in a mutually arranged platform (Moodle, Facebook, Google classroom, ZOOM, ULAB Emails, etc.)
  1. Students will not have any access to physical campus facilities during the closure.
  1. If students cannot reach their course teachers online, they must contact the department coordinator or admin officer.

Please follow all the expert advice of the health authorities. Stay safe!

 

Prof. Shamsad Mortuza, PhD
Pro Vice-Chancellor

Contingency Plan for the Students

Dear students,

As you know, cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Bangladesh. Your safety is our highest priority. Therefore, please take note of the following:

  1. If you are ill or have any symptoms (dry cough, fever, breathing problems), please immediately self-quarantine and inform your course teachers as soon as possible.
  2. Please have your course materials and assignments through the online platform used by your course teachers in case of illness.
  3. If you cannot come to class, your attendance will be recorded through your online presence (regular course-related emails, responses to online discussions, regular submissions by the deadline, etc.). Course teachers will communicate with you with specific instructions as needed.

 

 

Professor H M Jahirul Haque, PhD
Vice Chancellor

 

 

Department of EEE Organized Workshops on PSpice Circuit Simulation Software

The department of EEE organized two workshops in ULAB Permanent Campus on 3 March, 2020 and 5 March, 2020 respectively where partcipants gained hands-on experience on PSpice, a circuit simulator application for simulation and verification of analog and mixed-signal circuits. The first workshop, focusing on Electrical Circuits, was conducted by Dr. Tama Fouzder, Assistant Professor, EEE ; and the second workshop, focusing on Electronic Circuits, was conducted by Dr. Mirza Rasheduzzaman, Assistant Professor, EEE.

DEH Faculty Represent Bangladesh at International Conference

Associate Professor Arifa Ghani Rahman, Associate Professor Dr. Sohana Manzoor, and Assistant Professor Nadia Rahman, faculty members of the Department of English and Humanities, presented a panel on February 21, 2020 titled “Voices from Bangladesh: Women Writers” at the three-day 19th International MELOW Conference at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India from February 21-23, 2020. 
MELOW (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World) was first set up in 1998 as MELUS-India. It is an academic organization, among the foremost of its kind in India. The members are college and university teachers, scholars and critics interested in literature, particularly in world literatures, and literature across borders of time and space. The organization meets every year over an international conference. It seeks to maintain academic standards, encourages younger scholars and provides a forum for senior scholars in literature (Source: melow.in).
This year, in addition to Bangladesh, there were participants from the US, Poland, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan, and India.
As academics and translators, the DEH participating faculty members understood that Bangladeshi literature is rich but not well-represented globally. The reason is partly lack of translations, but also partly negligence. Women writers have been mostly overlooked simply because of their gender. As a panel thus, the faculty members each presented a paper. The papers’ focus were on authors Shaheen Akhtar, Dilruba Z. Ara and Rizia Rahman. 
 
The presentations were well received and there was a very active discussion with the audience on the current literary scene in Bangladesh. The goal was to inform and possibly change some of the preconceptions about Bangladesh in at least some members of the audience.
Some pictures from the conference:

Convening Committee of MSJ Alumni Formed

The convening committee of the alumni association of the Department of the Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) of the University of Liberal arts Bangladesh (ULAB) was formed on February 7, 2020. A 15-member committee was declared following an alumni meeting that took place at the permanent campus auditorium in Mohammadpur.

Photo: Convening Committee of the MSJ Alumni Association along with the Faculty Members.

 

Ariful Islam Arman and Afia Pina were nominated as the president and secretary respectively. Other members of the committee are- Md. Obaidur Rashid Mamun (Vice-president), Adnan Rashid (Joint Secretary), Nishat Sharmin (Finance Secretary), Hasnat Piash (Organizing Secretary), Modina Jahan Rime (Press Secretary). A.S.M Riad Arif, Daud Ur Rashid, Sharmin Akhtar Pinky, Dil Afrose Jahan, Ayesha Khanom, Aritra Ankan Mitra, Taslima Akter Shikha and Alvi Hossain were selected as the executive members of the committee.