Undergraduate Class Timing During Ramadan 2018

The class timings during the month of Ramadan has been scheduled as per the following:

Sunday to Wednesday
Existing Class Timing Ramadan Class Timing

8.30 am – 9.50 am

8.30 am – 9.30 am

10.00 am – 11.20 am

9.40 am – 10.40 am

11.30 am – 12.50 pm

10.50 am – 11.50 am

1.10 pm – 2.30 pm

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

2.40 pm – 4.00 pm

1.30 pm – 2.30 pm

4.10 pm – 5.30 pm

2.40 pm – 3.40 pm

 

Thursday
Existing Class Timing Ramadan Class Timing

8.30 am – 9.50 am

8.30 am – 9.30 am

10.00 am – 12.00 pm

9.40 am – 11.10 am

12.05 pm – 2.05 pm

11.20 am – 12.50 pm

2.15 pm – 4.15 pm

1.00 pm – 2.30 pm

 

Undergraduate students will be allowed to be in the Campus up to 5.30pm.

 

Professor Akhtar Ahmed
Registrar

Graduate Class Timing During Ramadan 2018

The class timing during the month of Ramadan has been scheduled as per the following:

EMBA/MBA
Existing Class Timing Ramadan Class Timing

Sunday to Tuesday 6.15 pm – 9.15 pm

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Friday 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

9.00 am – 11.00 am

Friday & Saturday 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

11.05 am – 1.05 pm

Friday & Saturday 6.15 pm – 9.15 pm

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

 

MASTERS IN COMMUNICATION
Existing Class Timing Ramadan Class Timing

Monday to Wednesday 6.15 pm – 9.15 pm

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Friday 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

11.05 am – 1.05 pm

Friday 6.15 pm – 9.15 pm

3.00 am – 5.00 pm

 

MA IN ENGLISH
Existing Class Timing Ramadan Class Timing

Friday & Saturday 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

9.00 am- 11.00 am

Friday & Saturday 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

11.05 am – 1.05 pm

Friday & Saturday 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Thursday 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

 

EMBA/MBA and MA in English classes of Fridays’ at 9.00 am – 11.00 am slot shall be held in Campus-A.

 

 

Professor Akhtar Ahmed
Registrar

Now students can pay tuition fees online

From now on, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) students of the private university can pay online tuition fees. In this end, an agreement was signed between Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) and ULAB. This agreement was signed on ULAB’s main campus on Monday.

Under this agreement, EBL will assist in paying online fees for ULAB students through SkyPay MasterCard Payment Gateway Service (MPGS). ULAB students will be able to pay their Tuition Fees ULAB’s official website (www.ulab.edu.bd) on any debit card or credit card by paying a tuition fee through Visa or MasterCard.

EBL Retail Banking Chief M Khorshed Anwar and ULAB Vice-Chancellor Prof. HM Zahirul Haq signed this agreement on behalf of his organization.

Special advisor to ULAB Board of Trustees Professor Imran Rahman, Treasurer Professor Milon Kumar Bhattacharya, Registrar Professor Akhtar Ahmed, Additional Director of Finance and Accounts Nikhil Bhattacharya, IT Manager Mohammad Shahed Hasan, Senior Software Developer Barun Kanti Das, Head of Acting E-Commerce Saad M. Milkhan, Manager of EBL Sartaj Fattah and Associate Manager Mohammad Rafi Nizami were present at the time of agreement signing ceremony.

Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” reflected in CI exhibition

The Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) Department held a Film Exhibition, as part of its Curriculum Integration programme, at Shilpakala Academy auditorium on April 29. Creative works including short films, documentary films, music videos, short animation films, TV shows, corporate/ NGO videos and TV news packages produced by the students of various courses were screened in the exhibition.

The Film Exhibition was inaugurated by the head of the department Professor Jude William Genilo. He also handed over certificates and awards to the outstanding performers of different apprenticeship programmes of the department. The MSJ Department conducts curriculum integration every semester to showcase the creative works of students, enable student interaction and strengthen links with one of its primary stakeholders – parents.

The CI theme for Spring 2018 was “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”. The theme is the title of the book written by educator Paulo Freire. He proposes a pedagogy with a new relationship between teacher, student, and society. Freire suggests that the learner be treated as a co-creator of knowledge.

Meanwhile, a 6-day Visual Art Exhibition of photographs, paintings, posters, masks, video arts, installation and performance arts and comics was held at Gallery 6 at Shilpakala Academy between April 23 and April 28. The exhibits produced by the students as part of their course work reflected the CI theme of the semester. Channel i News Editor Sakila Jesmine inaugurated the Visual Art Exhibition on April 23.

‘Meet the Artist’ at MSJ

Dr Jude handing over gifts to Md Moniruzzaman as a token of appreciation.

 

Like the previous semesters, Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) department organised a programme styled “Meet the Artist” at Campus A on April 12. “Meet the Artist” is a programme regularly organised by MSJ where an artist is invited to have a session with students. This time, Artist Md Muniruzzaman graced the occasion as a guest. During the session, Muniruzzaman shared his experience and talked about his life, captivating the students.

Muniruzzaman is Founder and Director of the Gallery Chitrak. He is also the former director of Fine Arts Department of National Academy of Fine Arts. He is also general secretary of Bangladesh Artist Association. The paintings of Muniruzzaman feature tranquility, foggy environment, cloudy skies and hilly areas. The artist also highlights the deprived people, the lives of freedom fighters and childhood memories in his works. It is to be noted that Muniruzzaman bagged several awards from home and abroad.

Prof Dr Jude William Genilo, head of MSJ, thanked the artist for paying a visit to the department and also sharing his experiences with the students. AFM Moniruzzaman, senior lecturer of MSJ, played an important role to make the programme happen.

First ever online Bangla cognitive research test project launched by ULAB-ISI-Wellesley

The first ever online Bangla cognitive research test project has been launched recently by a research team of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata and Wellesley College, USA. Dr. Garga Chatterjee of ISI and also visiting faculty at ULAB and Dr. Jeremy Wilmer of Wellesley College, USA are associated with the project.

Worldwide, cognitive tests are used for research purposes with an aim to understand various novel aspects of human behavior, predict human behavior and decipher patterns. In recent years, such research projects are increasingly conducted online to tap into the potential of the increasingly huge online presence in nearly every country including Bangladesh. Bangla now enters that league of languages in which online cognitive research is being undertaken. An exciting aspect of this project is that the online cognitive research test platform has been implemented in Bangla completely by student researchers of ULAB, under the guidance of the collaborating research faculty. The ULAB-ISI-Wellesley collaborative research team has developed a set of adaptations of online cognitive tests and have now created them in a Bangla only platform making it convenient for Bangladeshis to participate in online research tests. The research project has 2 important tests – one for measuring individual attention capacity and the other for measuring reasoning for visual patterns. The collection of data is already underway with the participation of more than a hundred students of ULAB. Data about school leaving examinations in Bangladesh is also being collected, which the researchers will use to correlate with the measured cognitive capacities, thus giving an idea about the aspects of human cognition that school leaving test performances draw upon.
The link for taking the test is as follows ( http://www.testmybrain.org/setup_restart.php?b=537 )

Risk-A-Verse: Poetry Recitation Contest

On April 5, the Department of English & Humanities at ULAB organized a poetry recitation contest.

After weeks of practice under the guidance of Dr. Mahruba Tasneem, the participant students gathered at Campus B 406  for the event.

The Judges Panel was presided over by Prof. Kaiser Haq, the renowned poet and the Dean of Arts and Humanities of ULAB. Dr. Sohana Manzoor, a faculty member of DEH, assisted him with the verdict.

The students performed before an enthusiastic audience comprised of DEH students and faculty members. It was an occasion of much excitement and anticipation.

Shamael Mortuza, an 11th semester student of DEH, came out first. The second place was awarded to Priyanka Chowdhury of MSJ, and Sabrina Parvin Tuwa of the English Department won the third place. Each awardee received a certificate and prize money of Taka 1500.

DEH Soft Skills Workshop

The Department of English and Humanities organized a series of workshops on Soft Skills, the sessions of which were conducted by the faculty members of the department. The four sessions of the Spring 2018 series were on Email Etiquette, APA Style, Public Speaking & Presentation and lastly, CV & Cover Letter Writing.

The first session on Email Etiquette was conducted by Dr. Sohana Manzoor on 28 March 2018. 20 students of DEH attended the session. Basic rules and etiquette of formal and informal emails were discussed and practiced with examples.

The second session, Public Speaking & Presentation Skills, was conducted by Jennifer Eugene Reid on 2 April 2018. It was attended by 30 students of the department who enjoyed this useful session where Ms. Reid shared some primary dos and don’ts of public speaking and presentation.

The topic of the next session was CV & Cover Letter Writing which was conducted by Dr. Mahruba Tasneem Mowtushi the following day, 3 April 2018. It was attended by 21 students. Dr. Mahruba also emphasized on the importance of a proper CV and Cover Letter in professional life.

The fourth and last session of the series was on 4 April 2018, on APA Style which had the basic rules of using APA Style in writing as its content. This session was conducted by Dr Asifa Sultana in which 24 students were present. Important reference links were provided to the students to follow APA style when needed.