Out of around 900 students who enrolled at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) for the Spring 2023 semester in different disciplines, nearly 44% are female. This information was revealed at the Spring 2023 Orientation program held at the university auditorium on Thursday, January 26, 2023, in the Bashundhara R/A campus in Dhaka during which IUB welcomed its newest cohort.
During the orientation program, organized by the Admissions and Financial Aid office, IUB also welcomed the first Lumbini Fellows, who are students of Bandarban University, Bangladesh’s first public-private-partnership university. Preety Tanchangya and A A Moi Marma, both from small ethnic communities based in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region, will spend the next two semesters at IUB under the first ever student exchange program in Bangladesh between a public university and a private university. CHT-based readymade garment manufacturer Lumbini Limited is funding the four-year program.
The event was moderated by Ms. Lima Choudhury, Deputy Director and Head, Admissions and Financial Aid office. Members of the IUB Music Club also performed at the program.