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Tag: Announcement, Department of Architecture
Publish Date: May 21st, 2017


Title: Request for Quotation to Supply of IT Equipment (Desktop computers) for Fabrication Lab.

Request of Quotation No: ARC-BRACU/AIF/CP-3061/G-8/2017/1
Issued on: 21.05.2017
Contract Package No: G-8
Submission Date: 24 May 2017 within 12.00 pm.

Name and Address of Submission document:

Department of Architecture
14th flr, Building # 4
BRAC University
66 Mohakhali
Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh

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Tag: Administration
Publish Date: May 21st, 2017

A friendly cricket match was played between the faculty members and staff of BRAC University at Banani Puja Field on 19 May 2017. The match was organized by Cricket BRAC University (CBU). The Staff Team, captained by Senior IT Officer Md. Maksudur Rahman, won the toss and elected to bat first. A brilliant unbeaten 52 by Mr. Salauddin steered the staff team to pile up 104 for 7 in the stipulated 12 over. Chasing the score, the Faculty Team, captained by Mr. Supriyo Shafkat Ahmed (Senior Lecturer, EEE Department and Advisor, CBU), reached the target with one wicket remaining and three balls to spare. Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman Sagor (Assistant Professor, EEE Department) played a superb unbeaten innings of 32 in just 15 balls and single-handedly steered the faculty team to victory. In a simple ceremony, Md. Nurul Islam Bulbul (Senior Assistant Director), Md. Mahmudul Hasan (Coach CBU) and Mr. Supriyo Shafkat Ahmed distributed the trophies and crests to all the participants.

Tag: School of Law
Publish Date: May 18th, 2017

An Interaction with the Experts”  on 17th May, 2017. The aim of this seminar was to assist and encourage BRAC University Law students to take the first step towards the legal profession.  The LAABRACU was given logistic support by the BRAC University Law Society.

The honorable special guests and the keynote speakers attending the seminar were; Justice Mr. Siddiqur Rahman Miah, former Justice of the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh Mr. Abdul Matin Khasru, M.P., Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bangladesh Bar Council and Prof. K. Shamsuddin Mahmood, Dean, School of Law, BRAC University, Ex-Officio Chairman of LAABRACU.

Mr. Abdul Matin Khasru, M.P., commented that lawyers are the soldiers of truth and truth is the soul of justice; the whole exercise in the course is to find out the truth.  Justice Siddiqur Rahman Miah said that students should not study law to pass exam; law should be loved. There is no shortcut to become a good lawyer. The moment one becomes a lawyer, he becomes the architect of the society. In his observations, Prof. K. Shamsuddin Mahmood said that a good lawyer assimilates and analyzes the facts. He also added that learning law is not enough; learning ‘lawyering’ is the art that one should achieve to become a good lawyer.

Tag: School of Law
Publish Date: May 17th, 2017

Dr. Saira Rahman Khan, Professor, School of Law was invited by the KIOS Foundation of Finland to be one of the speakers of the South Asian panel at the Spring Seminar on Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights, held in Helsinki on 16 May 2017. Others on the panel were Dr. Nimalka Fernando, President of the International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) from Sri Lanka and Mr. Bijay Raj Gautam, Executive Director of INSEC, Nepal.

Tag: Announcement, Administration
Publish Date: May 14th, 2017

 

ALL STUDENTS WHO JOINED SPRING SEMESTER 2017 OR EARLIER MUST REGISTER FOR RS, SAVAR IMMEDIATELY. FAILING WHICH THEY SHALL HAVE TO DROP THIS SEMESTER BECAUSE 2ND SEMESTER COURSES SHALL NOT BE OFFERED AT MOHAKHALI CAMPUS.

 

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Registrar’s Office
BRAC University

Tag: Announcement, Administration
Publish Date: May 9th, 2017

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Tag: Department of Pharmacy, Administration
Publish Date: May 7th, 2017

BRAC University students have embarked with a revolutionary idea to save the Buriganga river pollution, by attempting to create a genetically modified bacteria to eradicate the harmful heavy metals of the river water. The idea was brainstormed by seven participating teams. The team with the best solution was awarded as the winner of the First Ever ChemBio HACKATHON in Bangladesh organized by Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University on Thursday April 30, 2017.

Their computationally designed microorganism was acknowledged by the HACKATHON judges as the most feasible one among all comparable entries from the seven participating teams.

The competitors started off with a HACKATHON challenge given to them to design a bacteria similar to a sample bacteria from the Singapore River, the waters of which in the 1970s resembled that of what flows in the Buriganga at present.

Using In silico sequencing tools, databases, computational modelling and visualizing softwares, the students made bacterial genetic alterations to engineer a bacteria which is capable of turning the toxic hexavalent chromium (Cr [VI]) into a less toxic trivalent chromium (Cr [III]).

The winning team also proposed to craft the bacteria in the laboratory and test it’s effect by using water samples from Buriganga river and, once successful, attempt the actual clean up of the river by bringing along industrial partners.

The winners also used different softwares and tools to propose the most workable solutions to two other HACKATHON challenges on computer aided drug designing during the ChemBio HACKATHON.

One challenge was to repurpose a drug to treat colon cancer, one of the most prevalent cancer in Bangladesh. The third challenge was to design biologics to prevent tumour growth during cancer.

The HACKATHON day was a non-stop 11 hours session on 1 April, 2017 where the teams were given resources and support to brainstorm their ideas to the HACKATHON challenge and then came up with some solutions. The teams delivered their results during the HACKATHON Presentation Day on 13 April, 2017 at the BRAC University Auditorium in front of distinguished guests, faculty members and students from different universities. Earlier, they took part in a three days long ChemBio HACKATHON training session started on 28 March, 2017.

Vice Chancellor Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D and Professor Eva Rahman Kabir, Ph.D announced the winning team of the First Ever ChemBio HACKATHON in Bangladesh and awarded certificates to all participants and four trainers during the Award Ceremony held at BRAC University, 66 Mohakhali, Dhaka from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

He said students have to take ownership of national interests, especially the environment. He pointed out the dramatic changes that have been brought about by BRAC University students in various occasions such as nation’s first ever nanosatellite Onnesha. He also urged on industry-academic ties to become stronger.

Professor Andaleeb also hoped that the water of Buriganga and all other rivers will get the desired oxygen levels and the marine life will return. He asked the students to focus on it by addressing such problems.

He further added, BRACU stood out as its faculty engaged students in real time scientific enrichment instead of just imparting lessons in classes and assessment through exams, and this can lead to increased manifolds of the amount of knowledge gained by the students, he said.

Professor Eva Rahman Kabir, PhD, Chairperson (Current Charge), Department of Pharmacy, gave the welcome speech and thanked all the distinguished guests for coming to the Award Ceremony. She mentioned that Chem Bio HACKATHON was not just an event but was the beginning of something different, leading to innovation in the world of Data Science and Big Data.

Mohammad Kawsar Sharif Siam, a faculty member of the Department of Pharmacy and an organiser, said the ChemBio HACKATHON aimed to bridge between theoretical knowledge and related scientific solutions to inspire the next generation students so that they engage themselves to address the critical problems of our environment and our health care system.

Anika Nawar Mahmood, a member of the ChemBio HACKATHON winning team and one of the students of Department of Pharmacy said that success was possible only because of an effective team work.

Shannon Sherwin Moreino, a student of Department of Pharmacy, BRACU, who won an award for the best presentation, hoped for more such competitions to sharpen his skills.

Nuvista Pharma Limited Chairman & Managing Director Akhter Matin Chaudhury graced the event with his presence. Other distinguished guests of honour included Kamran Bakr, Chairman & Managing Director, Unilever Bangladesh; Afroz Jalil, Country Manager, Roche Pharmaceuticals; and Sk. Abdul Goni, Head of Market Access & Biosimilar Lead, Roche Bangladesh Limited; Nawabur Rahman, Technical Operations Director, SQUARE Pharmaceuticals Limited.; Nakibur Rahman, Marketing Director, GSK.; and Dr. Ansar Ahmed, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, BRAC University.

Tag: Announcement, Office of the Registrar
Publish Date: May 6th, 2017


Find below the Class Schedule for Summer 2017 semester:


Please contact with your advisor for swapping courses/sections by Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Architecture  students are advised to contact with your respective department for class schedule.

For any kind of assistance, contact with Coordination Officer (DCO) of your respective Department/School. 

 

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Office of the Registrar
BRACU 

Tag: Student Affairs, Announcement
Publish Date: May 2nd, 2017

 

All Freshers of SUMMER 2017 session are required to attend FYAT Day which is going to be held on the 3rd May, 2017.

First Year Advising Team (FYAT) Day

Students are requested to attend the session and the reporting time is 8:45 a.m. at BRACU Mohakhali Campus.

Download [ Group-wise Room distribution ]

Date: May 3, 2017
Venue: BRACU Auditorium, Building # 1

09:10 am: FYAT Group Meetings in Designated Rooms
10:20 am: Students & Advisers return to BRACU Auditorium (UB01)
10:30 am: Inaugural Speech: Ansar Ahmed, Ph.D., Director, Institutional Effectiveness
10:50 am: Presentation on FYAT
11:00 am: Presentation on the English Speaking Activity by Farina Haque
11:10 am: Cultural session 1 (Dance)
11:20 am: Video Presentation on RS Life
11:30 am: Cultural session 2 (Song and Dance)
12:00 pm: Brief Rules and Regulations by Farhan Nafees (BBS) & Sayemin Azam (ESS)
12:10 pm: Presentation on Office of Co-Curricular Activities (OCA)
12:15 pm: Presentation on Office of Career Services and Alumni Relationship (OCSAR)
12:20 pm: Cultural session 3 (Song and Dance)
12:50 pm: Rudimentary Elements at BRACU by Bhuiyan Mustafa Tawheed (CSE) & Nuzhat Khan (CSE)
01:00 pm: Cultural session 4 (Drama)
01:30 pm: Lunch and Program Close


Freshman Parents' Orientation Program:

All concerned parents' are requested to attend the program and requested to report at the Information Desk, Building 1 at 2:15 pm.

Date: May 3, 2017
Venue: BRACU Auditorium, Building # 1

02:30 pm: Parents’ to be seated
02:35 pm: Welcome Speech and presentation on OSA, OCSAR & OCA and First-Year Experience at BRACU - First Year Advising Team (FYAT)
03:00 pm: Brief on Residential Semester at BRACU: Savar Campus - BRAC Institute of Language (BIL)
03:15 pm: Scholarship: Relationship Management Office (RMO)
03:30 pm: Counseling Unit
03: 45 pm: Q & A
04:00 pm: Closing of Session & Refreshment

 

*In case of cancellation due to unavoidable circumstances, please check website for new date.

Tag: Announcement, Office of the Registrar
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017


Undergraduate Programs

Admission Test held on April 21, 2017



Admission Test held on March 31, 2017

  • Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017 in the schools/departments.
    Result sheet -1: [ View Viva Results ]
    Result sheet -2: [ View Viva Results ]
    Result sheet -3: [ View Viva Results ]

    Note: Selected candidates are advised to contact Room # UB10004, Ground Floor, Building #01, BRAC University, with their certificates (originals and 2 photocopies), transcripts/mark sheets (originals and 2 photocopies), admit card (BRACU), 2 copies of recent passport size photographs in colour (same as that attached with application form), birth certificate (photocopy) and a copy of parent's National ID before payment of fees within 20 April, 2017. The concerned officer will help in filling out the forms and check all related documents.

  • Candidates have been provisionally selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017 in schools/departments. The selected candidates will have to pass the Pre-University Course (Pre-Uni) in English before being admitted into the regular programs of their chosen schools/departments.
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    View Viva Results ]

    Note:
    Selected candidates are advised to contact BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL), 14th floor, BRAC University Building #02, with their admit cards, 1 passport size photograph, 1 stamp size photograph and birth certificate (photocopy) before payment of fees within 20 April, 2017. The concerned officer will help in filling out the forms and check all related documents.

 

Postgraduate Programs

  • MA in TESOL Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in MA in TESOL program based on the results of the written admission test and viva exam held on April 28, 2017.
    Admission Test Results ]

  • MPSM Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in MPSM program based on the results of the written admission test and viva exam held on April 28, 2017.
    Admission Test Results ]
     
  • PPDM Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in PPDM program based on the results of the written admission test and viva exam held on April 28, 2017.
    Admission Test Results ]

  • M.A in English Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in M.A in English program based on the results of the written admission test held on April 28, 2017 and viva exam held on April 30, 2017.
    Admission Test Results ]
     
  • MS in EEE Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in MS in EEE program based on the results of the written admission test and viva exam held on April 28, 2017.
    Admission Test Final Results ]

  • M.Sc. in CSE Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for the admission in M.Sc. in CSE program based on the results of the written admission test and viva exam held on April 28, 2017.
    Admission Test Final Results ]

  • MBA Admission Test Result (2nd Intake)
    Candidates have been selected for admission into the MBA program for Summer 2017
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    Admission Test Final Results ]

  •  MBA Admission Test Result (1st Intake)
    Candidates have been selected for admission into the MBA program for Summer 2017

    [
    Admission Test Final Results ]

  • EMBA Admission Test Result (2nd Intake)
    Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017

    [ Admission Test Results ]

  • EMBA Admission Test Result (1st Intake)
    Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017

    [ Admission Test Results ]

  • MS in BIO Admission Test Result
    Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017
    [ Admission Test Results ]
Tag: BRAC Business School
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017

Publication:

An interview report was published in Dhaka Tribune on 3rd April, 2017. The interview dealt with various aspects of economic relationships between India and Bangladesh. The aspects included trade, investment, transport connectivity, water resources, energy and Indian lines of credit to Bangladesh.

An interview report was published on Thursday 06 April 2017 in the Bengali daily Prothom Alo. The interview focused on , inter alia, the reasonable size of the upcoming FY 18 budget, revenue target, desirability and feasibility of uniform 15% value added tax, corporate tax rate, annual development program and choice of priority sectors for allocation of expenditure and constraints to private sector investment.

Other Activities:

01 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam participated in a discussion broadcast by TV channel DBC. The other participant was Dr. Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow and former Executive Director of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). The discussions centered on the upcoming budget for FY18—potentially implementable size, challenges to enhancement of revenue collection and the needs for higher allocation to some priority sectors such as transport, energy, health, education and social safety net.

05 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the only discussant in a program broadcast by TV channel 24. The discussion dealt with various issues connected with the upcoming FY 18 budget. Among the issues considered were implementation capacity on revenue collection as well as expenditure side, sectorial allocation, poverty and social safety net.

09 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam along with Mr. Kazi Akram, former President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries, participated in a discussion program broadcast by TV channel News 24. The topic of discussion was the Hsonorable Prime Minister’s visit to India. Six agreements and sixteen memoranda of understanding signed during the visit were reviewed. It is disappointing to observe that none of these dealt with major issues in Indo-Bangladesh economic relations such as trade gap, water sharing, foreign direct investment from India and labor movement.

13 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the only discussant in a TV program broadcast by Ekushey TV. The discussion dealt with the prevailing situation in the capital market and likely developments in the near future.

16 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam along with Mr. Ahmedul Kabir, Former Chairman of Rupali Bank participated in a discussion broadcast by TV channel NTV. Among the issues examined were the reasonable size of the upcoming budget, priority areas for enhanced expenditure and actions needed for remedying the usual under-performance.

24 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam participated in an Expert Group discussion convened by the Centre for Policy Dialogue to finalize the outline of a Bangladesh country report on implementation of Sustainable Development Goals for global citizens’ platform.

26 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the Chief Guest at a book launching ceremony. The title of the book is Youth Entrepreneurship. It is authored by Mr. Syed Rabius Shams. The book contains a collection of previously published articles dealing with challenges facing young entrepreneurs in Bangladesh and case studies of how some of them have overcome the challenges.    

27 April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the Chief Guest at a seminar on Monetary Policy convened by the Faculty of Business Studies of Dhaka University. The discussions centered around the transmission mechanisms of the effect of monetary policy on various objectives such as accelerating economic growth and containing inflation. The structural limitations of the effectiveness of monetary policy in Bangladesh are also reviewed.

29April: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the Chief Guest at a seminar organized by Economic Reporters’ Forum and the Association of Chartered Financial Analysts. The subject matter was the basis for determination of prices of stocks in the capital market. In this context the role of capital market in raising finance for investment in the real sectors was also discussed.

Tag: James P Grant School of Public Health
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017

In recent times, the practice of programme evaluation has developed into its own brand of professional skills. However, the approaches to evaluation remain mostly unchanged. To address this gap, the Centre for Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale-Up at the James P Grant School of Public Health conducted a short course on “Evaluation of Development Programmes”. Held from 29-30 April at the BRAC Centre for Development Management at Savar, the course aimed to enhance capacity for evaluation of development programmes simultaneously improving the effectiveness of social sector programmes.

The participants were taught the principles and practice of professional evaluation for development interventions, with an emphasis on policy, programme and project at all levels. The course covered principles and frameworks for defining, establishing, promoting, and managing quality evaluations. It also addressed the commonalities between evaluation, aid effectiveness and national development goals, concepts and types of evaluation, country-led monitoring and evaluation systems, results based management, qualitative and quantitative approaches to evaluation, use of evaluation for accountability and learning purposes, and how to manage evaluations.

Tag: Department of Pharmacy
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017

In April 2017, three students of the Department of Pharmacy, Iffat Ara Shomi, Maisha Yasna Chowdhury and Jerin Mahbub started their industrial training at Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited, Bangladesh. The training session started on April 29, 2017 and will continue to till mid-May, 2017. The Department of Pharmacy is hopeful that that this training will provide the students with useful practical experiences that will help them in their future career.

Tag: Department of Pharmacy
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017

The Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University organized the much awaited Award Ceremony of the First Ever ChemBio HACKATHON in Bangladesh on April 30, 2017 at the BRAC University auditorium. A briefing session was hosted at the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), BRAC University where the guests from different Pharma industries and media were present. Seven teams participated in the HACKATHON, which included 33 students from the Department of Pharmacy and 2 students from the Department of Mathematics and Natural Science, BRAC University. The main event, the HACKATHON DAY on the April 1, was a non-stop 11 hours long session, where the teams were provided with resources and logistic support to brainstorm their ideas for the HACKATHON challenges given to them. On April 13, 2017, during the HACKATHON Presentation Day, the teams then presented their results at the BRAC University Auditorium in front of distinguished guests, faculty members from different universities and students. Finally, on the Award Ceremony, Vice Chancellor Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D and Professor Eva Rahman Kabir, Ph.D announced the winning team of the First Ever ChemBio HACKATHON in Bangladesh and awarded certificates to all participants and the four trainers.

In the First Ever ChemBio Hackathon, the participants were challenged with three different problem sets. The competitors started off with a HACKATHON challenge given to them to design a bacteria similar to a sample bacteria from the Singapore River, the waters of which in the 1970s resembled that of what flows in the Buriganga at present. Using in silico sequencing tools, databases, computational modelling and visualizing softwares, the students made bacterial genetic alterations to engineer a bacteria which is capable of turning the toxic hexavalent chromium (Cr [VI]) into a less toxic trivalent chromium (Cr [III]). The winning team also proposed to craft the bacteria in the laboratory and test it’s effect by using water samples from Buriganga river and, once successful, attempt the actual clean up of the river by bringing along industrial partners. The winners also used different softwares and tools to propose the most workable solutions to two other HACKATHON challenges on computer aided drug designing during the ChemBio HACKATHON. One challenge was to repurpose a drug to treat colon cancer, one of the most prevalent cancer in Bangladesh. The third challenge was to design biologics to prevent tumour growth during cancer. The winning team which includes Hasanul Karim Rafi, Sazzad Zaman Shuvo, Muhammad Sameer Hossain, Nashrah Mustafa and Anika Nawar Mahmood came up with the best solution of the problems on the HACKATHON day among the seven participating team. Shanon Sherwin Moreino, a student of Department of Pharmacy, BRACU also won an award as the best presenter of the First Ever ChemBio Hackathon. Apart from the Award Ceremony, the participants also presented their solutions of the given problems through posters to the distinguished guests. The team with the best poster will be awarded later.

During the Award Ceremony, Professor Andaleeb said that the students have to take ownership of national interests, especially the environment. He pointed out the dramatic changes that have been brought about by BRAC University students in various occasions such as nation’s first ever nanosatellite Onnesha. He also urged on industry-academic ties to become stronger. He also hoped that the water of Buriganga and all other rivers will get the desired oxygen levels and the marine life will return. He asked the students to focus on it by addressing such problems. He further added, BRACU stood out as its faculty engaged students in real time scientific enrichment instead of just imparting lessons in classes and assessment through exams, and this can lead to increased manifolds of the amount of knowledge gained by the students, he said. Professor Eva Rahman Kabir, PhD, Chairperson (Current Charge), Department of Pharmacy, gave the welcome speech and thanked all the distinguished guests for coming to the Award Ceremony. She mentioned that Chem Bio HACKATHON was not just an event but was the beginning of something different, leading to innovation in the world of Data Science and Big Data.

Mohammad Kawsar Sharif Siam, a faculty member of the Department of Pharmacy and an organizer, said the ChemBio HACKATHON aimed to bridge between theoretical knowledge and related scientific solutions to inspire the next generation students so that they engage themselves to address the critical problems of our environment and our health care system.

Shannon Sherwin Moreino, a student of Department of Pharmacy, BRACU, who won an award for the best presentation, hoped for more such competitions to sharpen his skills.

Among the distinguished guests present at the award ceremony day were Mr. Akhter Matin Chaudhury, Chairman & Managing Director, Nuvista Pharma Limited, Kamran Bakr, Chairman & Managing Director, Unilever Bangladesh, Afroz Jalil, Country Manager, Roche Pharmaceuticals, and Sk. Abdul Goni, Head of Market Access & Biosimilar Lead, Roche Bangladesh Limited, Nawabur Rahman, Technical Operations Director, SQUARE Pharmaceuticals Limited, Nakibur Rahman, Marketing Director, GSK and Dr. Ansar Ahmed, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, BRAC University.

Tag: Department of Architecture
Publish Date: April 30th, 2017

Dr. Sajid Bin DOZA, Assistant Professor was invited by the  Institute of Architect (IAB) Chittagong Chapter to share his academic and professional experiences in Architectural Heritage Conservation. The title of the lecture was 'Unfold Heritage: In the Deltaic Bengal'. the lecture and sharing story was held on 29 April 2017 at Chittagong IAB premise. Dr. DOZA talked about the process of appraising cultural heritage of Ancient Bengal along with critical vision on historical study schooling in our country. Dr. DOZA also shared his own research works based on conjectural restoration of the ancient city of MAHASTHAN (3rd Century BC). 

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