BRAC University is looking for reputed suppliers dealing in processing electronic signatures and imparting security to a number of their documents including original certificates.
Vendors are invited to show a demo of various technologies and features and processes of securing documents, printing documents in secure environment using secure printers and may include the following :
- Methods such as special paper with thread, copy-void features, registered holograms, HD QR codes, UV technology etc. are thought to be the most significant way that the original certificates can be secured, besides existing sequential verifiable number at the back and embossed seal feature in the certificates.
- Security features to elevate authenticity like Secure holographic strip bordering the certificate, registered water mark all over the background and microtext printed all over the certificate or in specific part of the certificate.
- Special printers with secured access with various security features have been explored which provide additional security in printing original certificates and transcripts.
For further information, vendors are requested to make preliminary contact with the following members:
1. N. Alamgir – Head of I.T., email address : nalamgir[at]bracu.ac[dot]bd
2. Hasina Afroz – University Librarian , email address : librarian[at]bracu.ac[dot]bd
3. Shafik Waes – Deputy controller of Examinations, email address: waes[at]bracu.ac[dot]bd
The Demo should focus in giving our management a clear picture of the various available technologies and methods that may be used to generate secure certificates, printing of those certificates and electronic signature processing.
After the demo, a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be sent out to bidders who can participate in a competitive bidding process with their technical and financial proposal.
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Admission Test held on April 21, 2017
- Candidates have been selected to appear for viva based on the admission test held on 21 April, 2017.
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Candidates are advised to bring their Admit Cards, Photocopies of Academic Certificates and Mark Sheets/Transcripts for the viva.
Note: Candidates selected for the subjects of their second or third choice are advised to appear in the viva as they may still seek transfer to the subject of their first choice at a later date after they have met departmental requirements.
Admission Test held on March 31, 2017
- Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017 in the schools/departments.
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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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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.
- MBA Admission Test Result (2nd Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into the MBA program for Summer 2017
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- MBA Admission Test Result (1st Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into the MBA program for Summer 2017
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- EMBA Admission Test Result (2nd Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017
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- EMBA Admission Test Result (1st Intake)
Candidates have been selected for admission into BRAC University for Summer 2017
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Students interested to apply for Scholarships / Financial Aid under any category will need to submit both the recommended application form of BRAC University, available at the Information desk and the Online application form.
Complete the online application form by visiting:
(Login to your usis account and click on the scholarship button)
*If unable to complete the online application, please contact the Information Desk.
- All new applicants will be required to pay TK. 400/- at the time of submission of the filled out form.
- Students applying for their Performance Based tuition fee waiver will be required to pay a fee of TK. 400/- at the time of submission of the filled out form.
- Students applying for renewal of their tuition fee waiver in all categories need not to pay any fee.
Forms will be available at the information desk from May 2, 2017. The last date for submitting the filled out form along with grade sheets and photocopy of advising form is May 10, 2017.
Please note that all categories of tuition fee waiver will depend on the availability of fund.
The last date for paying tuition fees for the applicants of Scholarships and Financial Aid for Summer-2017 is May 31, 2017 (Wednesday).
- No late fees will be charged within this time.
Note: Scholarship must be adjusted before Mid-term of Summer-2017 semester.
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BRAC University organised a “BRACU Annual Potluck Event 2017” on April 16, 2017 in its Mohakhali campus in the capital as part of Pahela Baishakh celebrations.
Sukhendra Kumar Sarkar, Treasurer; Professor K. Shamsuddin Mahmood, Dean, School of Law; Professor Dr. A. A. Ziauddin Ahmad, Chairperson, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Ansar Ahmed, Ph.D., Director, Institutional Effectiveness; Professor Firdous Azim, Chairperson, Department of English and Humanities; Professor Dr. Eva Rahman Kabir, Chairperson (Current Charge), Department of Pharmacy; Professor Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus, Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research; Professor Rahim B. Talukdar Ph.D., Adviser, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development; and Muhammad Sahool Afzal, Registrar, were also present.
Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed, Director, BRAC Institute of Languages, graced the occasion at the university auditorium with her presence, cutting a mouth watering cake as part of the festivities.
Administrative directors, unit heads, officials and staff spent some time together through light conversation at the social gathering and treated themselves to a myriad of succulent dishes, each of which were prepared by members of the administrative departments.
The auditorium was decorated under the traditional themes associated with celebrations marking the first day of the Bangla calendar, evoking a refreshing ambience on the occasion.
BRAC University students, officials and staff celebrated Pahela Baishakh today bringing out a Mangal Shobhajatra from the campus at 66 Mohakhali in the capital around 10:00 am.
Donning colourful panjabis and saris, the participants played traditional musical instruments while going round nearby streets amidst fanfare and as part of festivities marking the first day of the Bangla calendar, as suggested by the education directorate.
BRAC University also celebrated Chaitra Sangkranti on the eve of the day with BRAC University Pharma Society organising a photography exhibition and a cultural program and put on sale traditional sweet treats and cakes.
A large number of teachers, students and staff enjoyed the programme on the last day of the Bangla calendar at the campus from 10:00am to 5:00 pm.
|BRAC University celebrates Chaitra Sangkranti at its Mohakhali campus in the capital yesterday marking the last day of the Bangla calendar.|
BBA Program Advising Schedule
Students of the BBA Program are instructed to meet their respective advisers during their scheduled time. Students having their USIS accounts blocked should get those unblocked before meeting the advisers. Those who intend to drop Summer 2017 are instructed to meet the coordinators during the advising week.
LL.B. Program Advising Schedule
BRAC University (BRACU) organised a fair titled "BRACU Baishakhi Mela-1424 (বৈশাখী মেলা ১৪২৪) " in the auditorium of its Mohakhali campus in the capital yesterday, marking Bangla New Year 1424. Stalls displaying boutique dresses, jewellery accessories, games, food items etc made and presented by BRACU students and their parents, faculty members and staff, were the major attraction in this event.
The aim of the fair was letting the new generation know the real value of celebrating our diversity and spreading the joy through festivities to make the event a truly memorable experience. Director of BRAC Institute of Languages, Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed inaugurated the program at 10:00 Am. In her inaugural speech, she said Pahela Baishakh is indeed a joyful occasion in the life of each and every Bangladeshi. She also expected that this year BRACU will welcome Bengali New Year with traditional festivities and enthusiasm.
In the fair there were also arrangements for a puppet show, bioscope, parrot fortune-telling and a mehndi corner to woo visitors and provide hours of entertainment.
When asked about the aim of puppet show, Rayed Hassan, a BRACU student and a member of the organising team of the event said that it was to attract students to Bangladesh's cultural heritage through entertainment.
The fair was also open for parents. Entaz Uddin Molla, a father and retired service holder, came to visit the fair as a visitor. He praised the initiative and expressed his pleasure at seeing the programme.
The fair also gave opportunities to entrepreneurs to showcase their products. Iffat Enam, an entrepreneur as well as a program officer of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of BRACU, showcased unstitched dresses in her stall. She told that student entrepreneurs should use this platform to emerge as entrepreneurs. Another young entrepreneur, Munni Akter, came up with a stall for the first time in the fair. As a mehedi artist, she will be using feedbacks of this fair for further expansion of her business in the future.
The campus was decorated on the theme of the day while students wore traditional clothing showcasing motifs depicting Bangladesh's heritage and culture.
Comprehensive seat plan - Spring 2017 (trimester programs) [ PDF ]
Please look into additional sheet below those exams are scheduled in multiple hall rooms:
Day 1 (9/4/17), SUNDAY
Day 3 (11/4/17), TUESDAY
Day 4 (12/4/17), WEDNESDAY
Day 6 (15/4/17), SATURDAY
Day 8 (17/4/17), MONDAY
In March 2017, the Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University organized the First Ever ChemBio HACKATHON in Bangladesh. The event took place from March 28, 2017 to April 01, 2017 at the BRAC University premises. The Award Ceremony will be held on April 16, 2017 at the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN). Nuvista Pharma Limited, Bangladesh contributed to this event.
The ChemBio HACKATHON started with a three day-long training session from March 28, 2017 to March 30, 2017 on computational chemistry and biology. This was followed by the HACKATHON day held on April 01, 2017. During the training session, the participants were able to learn about popular molecular modeling, visualizing and sequencing software. The session provided the students with a firsthand training in solving modern molecular design problems employing in-silico methods and also provided them with enough resources to participate in the final competition.
The participants were the students of the BRAC University, among whom, 33 were from the Department of Pharmacy and 2 were from the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The objective of this event was to give the students a hand-on experience regarding bacterial engineering for bioremediation, in-silico drug designing and designing siRNA by RNA interference technology (RNAi). This is also done with the view of preparing the students for future research in this field. In all, the program was a huge success!
Mr. Kenji Inoue and Ms. Masako Inoue, Japanese delegates from Kumon Educational Japan Co., Ltd. (KIE), have recently paid a three-day visit to Bangladesh from 27-29 March, 2017. The purpose of their visit was to meet with BRAC-Kumon team at BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL), BRAC University.
KIE is an organization that offers private tutoring through an individualized instruction in its Kumon centres and practices the Japanese educational method of mathematics and reading. The first Kumon centre was opened in Osaka, Japan, in 1985. As of November 2014, over 4.3 million students have enrolled under Kumon method in more than 30,000 Kumon centres in 49 countries around the world.
In Bangladesh, Kumon was first introduced in BRAC Education Programme with funding from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The pre-piloting began in November 2014 in three of the BRAC Primary Schools (BPS) for mathematics. BIL is currently working with Kumon in partnership with BRAC to establish the first Kumon centres in Dhanmondi and Uttara neighbourhoods of Dhaka by August, 2017, to offer its programmes for students from all tiers of the society.
During their stay, Mr. Inoue and Ms. Inoue visited other potential neighbourhoods, accompanied by BRAC-Kumon team, in search of an ideal location for their upcoming centres. In addition, both teams held meetings to discuss issues such as business plans, training programmes, and so on. Moreover, BRAC Research and Evaluation Department (RED) conducted a seminar on a market research study of Kumon perspectives in Bangladesh, which was chaired by Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed, Director of BIL, and Professor Abdul Bayes, Director of RED.
At the end of the visit, the Japanese delegates conveyed their appreciation of the initiatives undertaken by BRAC and BIL and also expressed their aspiration to expand their support in the development programs conducted in Bangladesh.
Reefat, a student of UG physics program presented his thesis work (PHY 400) on March 30, 2017. The work was supervised by Professor Mahbub Alam Majumdar of the CSE department. The Examination Committee was chaired by Professor A. A. Z. Ahmad. Professor Toffazol Hossain, Professor Mahbub Alam Majumdar, Dr. Firoze H. Haque and Mr. Muhammad Lutfor Rahman were also present as members of the Examination Committee.
Three students pursuing BS in microbiology programs presented their theses on 30 March 2017 in Room UB21511 of the MNS Department. Saria Farheen , Rocksher Annur and Samira Khandaker presented their research study in environmental microbiology, medical microbiology and molecular biology. The research studies were conducted at the microbiology lab at the MNS Dept. under the supervision of Ms. Fahareen Binta Mosharraf.
The Viva-Voce Examination for the presentation was chaired by Professor A. A. Z. Ahmad. Dr. Mahboob Hossain, Mr. Mahbubul Hasan Siddiqee, Ms. Fahareen Binta Mosharraf, Ms. Namista Islam, Ms. Trosporsha Tasnim Khan and Ms. Nazneen Jahan were present as members of the Examination Committee.
- An article titled “Emerging Global Macroeconomic Environment: Implications for Bangladesh” was published in The Financial Express dated 21 March, 2017. The article analyzed the linkage between exports, remittances and foreign direct investment with economic growth in Bangladesh. The risks to substantial boosts to these determinants of growth are dealt with. The article concludes that the stimulus for growth acceleration has to come mainly from the domestic sector of the economy. In particular policy makers need pay dedicated attention to reliving the constraints to private investment which, as a proportion of GDP, has remained stagnant for nearly a decade.
- An article “Corporate Governance: a Conceptual Overview” was published as a chapter in a special publication on Corporate Governance and Compliance in Capital Market by DSE Brokers Association of Bangladesh (DBA). The article dealt with the basic requirements of sound corporate governance as well as the benefits likely to be reaped by companies which implement corporate governance principles. Macroeconomic benefits are also discussed.
- A two-page interview report was published in Market Pulse (Issue No.121), a monthly journal of Lanka Bangla Securities. The interview dealt with the various factors which have influenced recent movements in the stock market of Bangladesh and suggestions for actions to ensure stable progress of the market.
06 March: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was panelist at a discussion organized by American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). The discussion dealt with emerging developments in the global macro economy and their implications for Bangladesh. The other panelists were Ambassador Farooq Sobhan, former Foreign Secretary and President, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute, and Ambassador Muhammad Zamir, former Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former Chief Information Commissioner.
Some of the actions needed to ensure gains for Bangladesh from the global economy were active negotiations to ensure market access for exports to US and UK following Trump’s election and Brexit, sending skilled labor to enhance remittances, identification of illegally employed expatriates in Bangladesh to reduce outflow of foreign exchange and efforts to increase foreign direct investment.
15 March: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam was the only discussant in a TV program broadcast by Ekushey TV. The discussion dealt with emerging developments in the macroeconomic scenario of Bangladesh and their implications for near term growth performance.
16 March: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam along with the President of Merchant Bankers Association participated in a program broadcast by TV channel News 24. The recent movements in the stock market indices and likely changes in the near future were reviewed.
26 March: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam participated in a discussion broadcast by TV channel 24*7 News. The other participant was Mr. Jamal Uddin, General Secretary of Bangladesh Economic Association. The discussion reviewed the achievements of Bangladesh in economic and social development since independence, challenges confronting the country now and policy measures required to deal with them.
29 March: Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam along with Director General of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Asia participited in a TV program broadcast by ATN Bangla. Emerging risks in the banking sector were reviewed and suggestions were offered to address the challenges.
- Simeen Mahmud, Head, Gender Cluster and Nuzhat Sharmeen, Research Associate attended the workshop on "Creating Inclusive and Resilient Cities" organized by CORD (Collaboration for Research on democracy), Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre in Milan, Italy from March 6-10, 2017. Simeen Mahmud presented the paper titled “Engaging the urban poor to build resilient communities: realizing the right to water in urban Bangladesh”.
- Simeen Mahmud; Maheen Sultan, Visiting Fellow and Sahida Khondaker, Research Associate presented paper titled ‘Care work and Gender Roles’, ‘Exploring Care Work of Women’ and ‘Images of Caring Men’ accordingly at the inauguration of the Center for Advanced Research at Central Women's University.
- Nuzhat Sharmeen attended the training on Elsevier (Science Direct) Digital Resource Awareness & Author Workshop in association with Access to Information (a2i), Krishibid Institute Bangladesh, March 02, 2017.
- Dr. Shanawez Hossain attended the meeting between BRAC and Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore, held at BRAC Centre on March 19, 2017. Dr. Hossain participated at a panel discussion on “NGO and development in Bangladesh” on the occasion of celebrating BRAC Day 2017, held on March 19, 2017. He also, attended a live TV Discussion on Traffic and Public Transport of Dhaka City based on BIGD’s State of Cities Report, 2016 at News24 on March 29, 2017.
On 28th March 2017 Mr. Ivan Shafaat Bari, Director, OSA, OCA and OCSAR along with Dr. Ansar Ahmed, Director, and Institutional Effectiveness BRAC University attended the Ashoka-U Exchange 2017 Miami Conference in Miami, USA.
Mr. Ivan had meetings with Bridget Fogarty Gramme, Assistant Administrative Director, Centre for Public Interest Law, Juan Carlos Rivas, MA, Assistant Director, Changemaker Hub and Peter Maribei, PhD Coordinator, Global Centre from University of San Diego for enforcing changemarker campus in BRAC University.
As Bangladesh is advancing fast in its efforts to ensure sustaining economic growth, the disparities between the income of workers and employers is also widening day by day. We are noticing the per capita income increasing as well as the economic development of our country, on the other side economic discrimination is also increasing. So, Economic growth should not be measured by Gross Domestic Production (GDP), said Prof. Dr. Wahiduddin Mahmud at the workshop on Formal-Informal Labour Nexus and Bangladesh’s Growth.
BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University and Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) organised the workshop at BIDS’s on March 28, 2017 in the capital. The workshop was organised in partnership with the Rand Corporation of the USA and was supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK and the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA) of Germany.
Prof. Mahmud went on saying that the labourers are still deprived of a healthy work environment and the dues, benefits and allowances they deserve. He also called upon the government to come forward to take pragmatic steps to help the labour community improve their living standard. Though we often discuss the role of readymade garment sector, we have to formalise other sectors as well, he said.
He also said that the government needs to assist small entrepreneurs so that they can step into the formal sectors.
The outcome of the study suggests that although export-led growth increases employment levels, in terms of employment shares, sectoral growth causes a reallocation away from formal and informal employment towards self-employment, said Dr. Krishna Kumar of RAND Corporation where he was presenting his research paper titled ‘the Formal-Informal Labour Nexus and Growth in Bangladesh’ in the first session of the workshop.
Presided over by BIGD Executive Director Dr. Sultan Hafiz Rahman, the panelists at the workshop included CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr. Mustafizur Rahman, Economic Research Group Executive Director Dr. Sajjad Zohir, Professor at the Department of Economics of Dhaka University Dr. Selim Raihan, BIDS Research Director Dr. Kazi Ali Toufique and BIDS senior Research Fellow Dr. Nazneen Ahmed.
Dr. Shanti Nataraj of Rand Corporation presented the second paper titled ‘What Do Workers Value about Formal Employment- Results from a Worker Survey in Bangladesh’ in the second session of the workshop. "Our studies found that policies that encourage job stability are likely to be beneficial for workers," said Dr Nataraj, adding: "It is also critical for policymakers to pay close attention to poor working conditions, particularly for informal workers."
Dr. Minhaj Mahmud, Senior Research Fellow of BIDS said, It is also important to enforce existing regulations about overtime and pay in both formal and informal sectors, at his presentation of the paper titled ‘Employee and Employer Preferences for Worker benefits: Results from a Matched Survey in Bangladesh’ at the workshop.
The research team analysed existing secondary data and also conducted several surveys on employers and employees of small and medium enterprises to find the links between informality and growth while also examining worker transitions between different types of jobs and estimating the valuations of specific job benefits by workers and employers.
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