The Ali Riaz Post-Graduate Research Prize Trust Fund has been introduced at the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Dhaka University (DU).
Distinguished Professor of Illinois State University, USA Dr Ali Riaz handed over a cheque for Tk10 lakh to DU Treasurer Professor Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the Vice-Chancellor's office to introduce this Trust Fund.
Out of the income of this donation, every year some meritorious students of the thesis group of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of DU will be given the scholarship to conduct research. Besides, one meritorious student will get the Ali Riaz Post-Graduate Research Prize for the best thesis work.
Vice-Chancellor of DU Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman thanked the donor for his donation. Students of DU Mass Communication and Journalism Department will be highly encouraged to conduct research by this donation, he hoped.
It may be mentioned that Dr Ali Riaz was a first batch Honours student of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of DU. He is also a former teacher of this department. He was Secretary of Literary Affairs of DUCSU in 1979 and 1982.