Journal

Learning through community service: Bangladesh perspective

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Sanjoy Banerjee

Abstract

This paper discusses the need to practice “Service Learning” as an effective way of learning for the university students in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a very fertile land to practice service learning which advocates volunteer work to enhance academic experience. The volunteering university students could be both male and female and from Bengali and English medium background.


Foreign exchange risk management practices-a study in Indian scenario

Vol. 5, No. 2
Author(s):
Sathya Swaroop Debasish

Abstract

Indian economy in the post-liberalization era has witnessed increasing awareness of the need for introduction of various risk management products to enable hedging against market risk in a cost effective way. This industry-wide, cross-sectional study concentrates on recent foreign exchange risk management practices and derivatives product usage by large non-banking Indian-based firms.


Community economic development ultimately ensures social development

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Golam M. Mathbor

Abstract

Community Economic Development (CED), a North American perspective which focuses on creating employment, income maintenance, empowering powerless and poor people, business development, sharing ownership, and government involvement in local development, is one of the most suitable interventions for achieving social development. However, it is critical that this intervention be culturally specific to the target population.


Computational fluid dynamics study of flow behaviour in a single spacer filled membrane module

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Sharmina Hussain

Abstract

Membrane separation processes have added a new dimension to the traditional processes. The recent novel development in membrane processes have made it possible to use various different purposes at economical rates with additional flexibility and improved efficiencies. Regarding the membrane separation processes, concentration polarization is one of the biggest problems.


Does inconsistency with 'Fundamental principles of state policy' invalidate a law?

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
M. Jashim Ali Chowdhury

Abstract

There is a struggle throughout the world on the issue of justiciability of socio-economic rights. It is forcefully argued that socio-economic rights should be given the same status as that of civil political rights. Ensuring the judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights has been considered a prime issue in this regard.


Factors determining the presence of glass ceiling and influencing women career advancement in Bangladesh

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Syeda Rownak Afza
Mohammad Khaleq Newaz

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to examine the existence of glass ceiling in different industries and service sectors in Bangladesh. This study also attempts to identify the contributing factors which create the glass ceiling effects and women career advancement in an organization.


Inadequacies and variations of maternity leave policies throughout the world: special focus on Bangladesh

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Rumana Liza Anam

Abstract

There has been a dramatic increase in the representation of women in the workforce in Bangladesh and throughout the world. However, women face major hurdles in most parts of the world in their advancement in organizations as maternity leave and other benefits such as on site crèche or flextime are still not provided as per requirements. Thus women are falling behind in their careers throughout the world.


Millennium development goal of improving maternal health Bangladesh: a review of concepts

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Sanzida Akhter

Abstract

Bangladesh is one of the signatories to the Millennium Declaration 2000, of which, improving maternal health is one of eight goals. Along with the global targets of reducing maternal mortality rate by three quarters between 1990 and 2015, Bangladesh has set some additional targets for achieving the goal by 2015.


Perceptions of mental illness in a Bangladesh village

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Nasima Selim
Priya Satalkar

Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the perceptions of people from a Bangladeshi village about what they considered to be 'mental illness'. Observations, informal conversations, interviews, focus group discussions, and illness narratives include the perspectives of both the caregivers and the patients in Kakabo. The villagers provided us with local terms (e.g., paglami), their beliefs about illness causation, treatment, and its effects.


Study of sans distribution function for different particles at different conditions

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
A.K.M. Shafiq Ullah
M. H. Ahsan
F. U. Ahmed
I. Kamal

Abstract

The size and shape of a particle can be found out by the analysis of form factor distributions in small angle neutron scattering. In the present work, the form factors were calculated theoretically by computer program and their plots were analyzed to find out the size and shape of the particles. The structure factor, on the other hand was found to be very useful to find out the particle separation and concentration of the particles.


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