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Workshop on “Basics of C Programming”
Software and Hardware Club of The University of Asia Pacific has started a three-day workshop on “Basics of C Programming” from May 19, 2003 to May 23, 2003. The objective of the workshop is to enhance the programming skill as well as problem solving capability of the students. Minimum eligibility of a student to attend/participate the workshop is to have some experience in C programming. The respectable faculty members of Department of Computer Science and Engineering will deliver lectures and coordinate the workshop.
UAP Students Awarded IEB Membership
The Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) has awarded its student
membership to the students of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Civil
and Environmental Engineering (CEE) departments of the University of Asia
Pacific (UAP). This was declared at a simple ceremony held at the UAP premise
located at Block # E of the campus on Monday, May 5, 2003 Prof. Dr. Golam
Mohiuddin, P.Engg., Chairman, Dhaka Centre, IEB inaugurated the chapter. Among
others Engineer Quamrul Islam Siddique, P.Engg., President IEB, Mr. A. S. M.
Shahjahan, former Vice-Chancellor, UAP, Engineer Mujibur Rahman, Convenor,
Student Chapter, IEB, UAP Foundation Members, Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Heads
of Departments, faculty members and students of the UAP were also present on the
occasion. The speakers highlighted on the existing facilities and academic
atmosphere of the UAP to achieve high standard and recognition at national and
international levels and hoped to keep those up and to carry on more efforts in
future for the benefits of its students. This glorious achievement will lead the
UAP students to concentrate more on their current academic and extra-academic
activities so that they can make meaningful contribution to the society and the
Inter-departmental Cricket Competition of the UAP
Inter-departmental Cricket Competition of the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) was completed on Saturday, January 11, 2003 with the fiercely competitive final match between Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) and Business Administration (BA). In the final match the BA department defeated the CSE department by 13 runs. Hon'ble State Minister for Youth & Sports Mr. M. Fazlur Rahman watched the final match and distributed prizes among the players. Mr. Ragib Ali, the UAP Foundation Chairman, Al-Haj Abdul Malek Mollah, Vice-Chairman, Mr. Fazle Hussain Bhuiyan, Treasurer, Mr. Anhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Member, Mr. Qayum Reza Chowdhury, Member, UAP Vice-Chancellor Mr. A. S. M. Shahjahan and Registrar-in-charge Prof. Dr. M. R. Kabir were also present in the venue. The minister lauded the UAP's strong sports background besides its academic excellence and offered his all out assistance in future.
|(State Minister for Youth & Sports distributed prizes in the Inter-departmental Cricket Tournament of the UAP).|
Professor of Kansas State University visited UAP
|Dr. Mahbub Alam, Associate Professor and Specialist Irrigation, Kansas State University, USA visited the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) on Saturday, January 11, 2003 and presented the keynote address entitled "Kansas State University and Irrigated Culture" in a seminar organised by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the UAP. Among others, Registrar-in-charge of the UAP Prof. Dr. M. R. Kabir and a number of teachers and students of the university were present on the occasion. In his keynote address,|
|Dr. Alam focused on matters relating to functions of a state and a private university in the USA, and the environmental parameters considered in irrigation process there.|
UAP Under Network and Intercom Coverage
The Whole UAP campus has recently come under networking and intercom telephone coverage. The UAP bought 3 (three) broadband connections from CGS Communications on October 22, 2001 and the networking & server configuration were set up in all the four blocks in phases to ensure worldwide e-mail and internet for all. Later, on February 10, 2002 intercom telephone services were provided to connect all important sections of the UAP.
UAP Students Get International Awards
Tanzeema Mahjabeen and Anthony William Amit, two Bangladeshi students studying in BBA 7th semester in the University of Asia Pacific (UAP), received special student Quality Control Circles Award for their excellent performances in the adult stream competition of case-study presentation on "Lotus Herbal" in the 4th International Convention on "Students Quality Control Circles" held in Lucknow, India from December 5-8, 2001. The convention was organized jointly by QCI International, USA and Montessori Degree College Quality citizens. The convention also honoured Mrs. Jesmin Sultana Lecturer of BBA of the UAP with a crest for her presentation of a paper on "Empowering Students For Achieving All Round Excellence".
4th Meeting of the UAP Academic Council
The 4th meeting of the Academic Council of the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) was held at the UAP Auditorium on December 10, 2001 with the Vice-Chancellor Mr. A. S. M. Shahjahan in the chair. The meeting was attended among others by the Registrar, Heads of different departments, professors and few other senior officials of the university. Upon invitation, Prof. Kaykobad, Department of CSE, BUET, Prof. M. Lutfar Rahman, Deptt. of Computer Science, DU, Prof. A. Rob of the IBA, DU, Prof. Nazma Chowdhury of DU, Prof. M. Feroze Ahmed, Department of Civil Engineering, Mr. S. A. Zahiruddin, former Dean of Architecture, BUET and Mr. A.Y.S.K. Ferozuddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, JU were present in the meeting. The meeting discussed and approved the examination result of 69 students of different departments for the award of graduation certificates. They also approved in principle the course contents for Masters degree in Pharmacy, Computer Science & Engineering and Computer Application. The members appreciated various actions undertaken by the UAP to improve the quality of education and examination system.
UAP Students' Phenomenal Success in Nat'l Quality Circles Competition
Students of UAP achieved phenomenal success in the 1st National Quality Circles Competition in Education Sector in the 6th Annual Quality Convention held in the Engineers' Institution Auditorium on 4th and 5th January, 2002. Students of the UAP contested in five circles and got the 1st position under the title SQS (Health Care) and 3rd position in SQS (Regal) for their excellent case-study presentations. Meanwhile, participants of UAP in two other circles have also won special awards in the contest. SQC (Health Care) included 4 seventh semester Pharmacy students and SQS (Regal) included 4 seventh semester BBA students.
Seminar on 'Excellence in Education'
The University of Asia Pacific held a seminar on 'Total Quality & Excellence in Education' in its Auditorium on January 17, 2002 with the Vice-Chancellor Mr. A.S.M. Shahjahan in the chair and General Secretary of BSTQM Mr. AMM Khairul Bashar as the Key-note Speaker. The Registrar Mr. A.K.M. Farooq attended the seminar as a Special Guest. Mrs. Jesmin Sultana presented a paper in the seminar. The speakers discussed various important matters related to achieving total quality in higher education.
UAP VC Attended a Seminar on 'Role of Private Universities'
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Asia Pacific, Mr. A.S.M. Shajahan was one of the two designated discussants along with former President of American Chamber of Commerce Mr. Forest E. Cookson at a seminar on "Higher Education in Bangladesh: Role of Private Universities" organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with North South University, American International University and Independent University of Bangladesh at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel on February 5, 2002. Former Vice-Chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Prof. Amirul Islam Chowdhury was the Key-note Speaker at the seminar.
UAP Observes National Education Week
The University of Asia Pacific (UAP) observed National Education Week 2002 through various activities. The program included a discussion meeting, cultural performances and a grand rally of teachers and students. The program was inaugurated by the UAP Vice-Chancellor Mr. A.S.M. Shahjahan. The Vice-Chancellor of Independent University, Bangladesh, Dr. Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury attended the function as the Chief Guest.
Professor Saito Calls on UAP VC
Professor Kazuko Saito of Koriyama Women's University, Fukushimaken, Japan called on UAP Vice-Chancellor Mr. A.S.M. Shahjahan at his UAP office on December 26, 2001 and discussed different matters regarding academic collaboration and exchange programs in higher studies between the UAP and KWU. Professor Saito agreed to assist the UAP with equipment and other logistic support.
UAP VC Presents paper in the Internat'l Seminar on Higher Education
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Asia Pacific presented a paper on 'Quality Assurance in Private Universities of Bangladesh: Its Status, Problems and Strategic Plans' on March 5, 2002 at the 'International Seminar on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Bangladesh' organized by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning. Speaker of Jatia Sangsad barrister Zamiruddin Sircar attended the seminar as the Chief Guest and Canadian High Commissioner Mr. David Preston and Commonwealth of Learning Expert Mrs. Audre Hope as Special Guests.
UAP Observes International Women's Day
The university of Asia Pacific Observed International Women's Day in a befitting manner. To Observe the day, the UAP organised a discussion meeting on March 9, 2002 with the Vice-Chancellor Mr. A.S.M Shahjahan in the chair. A large number of teachers and students were present on the occasion. The Vice-Chancellor expressed his opinion on women's position and role in Bangladesh. Professor Mrs. Husne Jahan Alam, Head of English Language, Professor Mr. M.A. Satter of Mathematics, Mr. Shahriyar Anam of Business Administration also spoke on the occasion. The meeting expressed its deep concern on women's repression and adopted some resolutions regarding women's rights.
The UAP held Eid re-union get-togethers after Eid-ul-Fitr & Edi-ul-Azha with its administrative body and faculty members at the UAP Auditorium in Block # A. The Vice-Chancellor Mr. A.S.M. Shahjahan, Registrar, all the members of faculties & administration were present inthose programs. They discussed different matters related to the progress of UAP in a congenial atmosphere.
A library is an essential part of academic life, and the UAP Library is unique in its variety. The Central Library is located in the heart of the four buildings of the university at Block-C, House No. 53, Road No. 4/A, Dhanmondi R/A. It is headed by an experienced and qualified Librarian, an Assistant Librarian, and two other Library Assistants to take care of its operation from 9 A.M. till 7 P.M. on all working days except on Saturdays from 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
The library has 4065 books including reference books, dictionaries and about 800 other documents. The collection of books is done by purchase, gift and donations. The Library is a corporate member of the British Council by dint of which the students/teachers can issue books from there.
The Central Library contains books on all subjects taught by the university. It has multiple copies of recommended books in an open shelf system. So the users can take books and useful materials according to their choices. Students can issue one book at a time for one week and a faculty member can issue five books for one month. They can re-issue books if there is no demand from others for the same.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
by Cultural & Debating Club for the flood victims.
The cultural & Debating club of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department of the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) started distributing relief materials among the flood affected people from 28th of July, 2004. The club arranged a film show to collect fund for the flood victims. The teachers, officers and staff of the Dept. contributed one day’s salary for the flood victims. So far, Tk.=80,000/- has been collect. Out of this collection 850 kg of dried rice (Chira), 250 kg molasses (Gur), 3000 pieces of Bread (Bun), 240 packets of Biscuits have been purchased and distributed. The students of the Department have so far made 12,000 packets of oral saline in the Department and distributed the packets among the flood victims.
On 2.8 2004, the students and teachers distributed relief to the flood victims of Keraniganj. On 4.8.2004 they are planning to distribute relief materials to the flood victims of Narayanganj.