UWC National Committee in Bangladesh celebrates “UWC DAY”

The United World College (UWC) National Committee of Bangladesh observed “UWC DAY” on the 21st of September to celebrate 60 years of educating for peace.

The Allure of Studying Pure Science

Don’t pure science subjects deserve more attention? Should undergraduate students be more interested in pure sciences?

How to become a police officer

This much sought after career requires a lot of hard work.

The importance of counselling in universities

Taking the first step in seeking help is the hardest part. But once you start, life starts getting easier as you go.

Getting scholarships and waivers in private universities

Getting a scholarship at these institutes isn’t as complicated as most believe.

The complex experience of academic guilt

Does everyone develop academic guilt the same way, and for the same reasons?

How to build a career in healthcare technology

Broad in nature yet with a common goal, the world of healthcare technology is involved in developing and making use of modern technological innovations to further the world of healthcare.

Commuting in Dhaka as a student

Whether a split second or a few inches away, there is no doubt that catastrophe is always near on the streets of the capital.

Exploring the growing field of data science

Are you cut out to be a data scientist?



Interview with Arun Rajamani, Managing Director, Cambridge University Press and Assessment, South Asia

Arun Rajamani is the Managing Director at Cambridge University Press and Assessment, South Asia. He has been responsible for building the Cambridge University Press and Assessment the brand from the over a year in its journey to becoming a not-for-profit organisation that provides world-leading academic research, learning and assessment globally.

Exploring the world of literary theory

"Get to know your people, and this way you will know yourself."

Making our city beautiful

The artists behind the Moghbazar flyover artwork.

In conversation with Professor Imran Rahman

Sitting down with the vice-Chancellor of University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh (ULAB).

In conversation with Manas Singh, CEO of STS Group

We came up with the concept of “school of life”, a school that prepares students for life, and with that ambition, we launched Glenrich International School.

In conversation with Team Bangladesh – Battle of Minds 2022

The champions of Battle of Minds 2022 tell us more about their experience throughout the competition.


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ISU World Cup Genius quiz competition logo unveiled

The logo of the "ISU World Cup Genius" quiz competition, organised by International Standard University (ISU) for students of classes eleven and twelve, was unveiled today. ISU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Abdul Awal Khan unveiled the logo.

NSU Commemorates International Peace Day with the US Ambassador Peter Haas

The celebrations resonated with this year's United Nations theme.

BRAC Bank helps students build bright future with “Agami”

“Agami” is a comprehensive suite of financial products and services that are specifically tailored to assist students in their journey towards financial independence and success. Recognising the importance of financial literacy and accessibility for young adults, BRAC Bank has crafted this segment with a strong commitment to providing valuable and relevant financial solutions. BRAC Bank believes in fostering financial independence among students.

HSC grads can enrol at University of London through CHESS at UCB

Bangladeshi students with Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or O levels will be able to gain direct entry into all the University of London degrees upon completion of Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences (CHESS) in Dhaka. Universal College Bangladesh (UCB launched the CHESS programme at its Gulshan campus recently.

Initiation programme for Fall-2023 held at IUBAT

International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) warmly received fresh students of Fall 2023 through an initiation program held on September 7.

IUB inaugurates historic summer school in Linguistics

The Sasheen Center for Multilingual Excellence (SCMLE) at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) marked the commencement of its pioneering Sasheen Summer School in Linguistics (SSS) on September 3.

2nd International Conference on Big Data, IoT and Machine Learning (BIM 2023) held at DIU

The three-day long 2nd International Conference on Big Data, IoT and Machine Learning (BIM 2023) ended at Daffodil International University (DIU) on September 8. The event was hosted by the Center for Intelligent Computing in partnership with the Institute of Information Technology (IIT) at Jahangirnagar University and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, DIU.

Campus Life

Campus Life

Letters from readers – July 20, 2023

This is what readers had to say this week.

The lives of medical students

Being a doctor grants you the privilege of helping fellow human beings. As rewarding and respectable as the medical profession is, the pathway to becoming a doctor is trying and tedious.

The BUET Rag Wall

Each brick on the wall tells a story of this campus.

Life in the Hallowed Halls of DU

The University of Dhaka (DU) occupies a special place in the hearts of Bangladeshis as the flagbearer of our struggle for independence, which eventually led to the birth of our nation.

The Generations of Nostalgia at Dhaka University

What was it like for our parents, who went to Dhaka University decades ago?

BRAC University’s SLL: Experiential learning at its finest

The SLL program an exercise where students attending the RS are tasked with the duties of the staff at the residential campus.



Why must there be a mandatory minimum university attendance?

Whilst it is not an easy task to do well in tests without attending classes, if a student somehow manages to make up for it by working hard they shouldn’t suffer for it.

Was the six-month semester a good idea for private universities?

The new system has created a looming threat of session jams, something previously unheard of in private institutes.

Why there’s a lack of English medium students applying to public universities

It’s commonly seen that participation from English medium students is comparatively much lower.

The BCS obsession of public university students

Why do many public university students abandon their majors to become BCS cadres?

Should menstrual leaves be issued in educational institutions?

Menstruation, one of the most normal bodily functions, has been branded as taboo since the beginning of time.

Are private universities ready for a two-semester system?

The scenario here has been nothing but rushed and confusing.

Do university rankings reflect reality?

Do rankings serve any purpose other than boosting institutional pride?

Off Campus

Off Campus

Letters from readers – September 21, 2023

This is what our readers had to say this week.

Blue Beetle packs a punch but lacks the knock-out blow

Blue Beetle is a thoroughly enjoyable movie which is bound to be a good time.

Letters from readers – September 14, 2023

This is what our readers had to say this week.

Beginner's guide to editing your CV

The purpose of the CV is to showcase yourself as an individual who is a good fit for the position that you are applying to.

Letters from readers – September 7, 2023

This is what our readers had to say this week.

Past Lives is a quietly brilliant display of yearning for love

With Past Lives, Celine Song provides a story that is as quiet as it is potently emotional.