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36 DU students receive Dean's Award

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  • 27th February, 2023 08:13:42 PM
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36 DU students receive Dean's Award

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A total of thirty six meritorious students from different departments under the Faculty of Social Sciences of Dhaka University (DU) were given Dean's Award for their excellent academic results in BSS (Hons.) examinations of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman handed over the awards to the students as the chief guest at a function held at Mozaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium of the university on Sunday.

Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Zia Rahman presided over the event while Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Administration) Prof Dr Muhammad Samad, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Prof Dr ASM Maksud Kamal and Treasurer Prof Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed spoke as special guests.

Chairpersons of various departments announced the names of the awardees and eminent economist and Director General of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) Dr Binayak Sen spoke as the Dean's Award speaker.

In his speech, DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman said the departments of the faculty have been established in view of the needs of the time and are playing a role in the socio-economic development of the country.

"All the students of this faculty get an opportunity to look at all the issues of the society from a critical point of view, which helps them develop as liberals. We expect students to grow up with a better, humane and liberal outlook and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030," he said.

Economist Binayak Sen said it is important to be close to the teacher even after completing the university studies.

He said, "To work on social science, one must first know the history of the country. Whatever profession you go for, do not be self-centered and work for society and people."

Congratulating the awardees, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Zia Rahman said, "Despite our lack of capacity, we have tried to honour the meritorious students of the faculty."

Among the awardees, 5 students from Political Science, 5 students from Public Administration, 3 students from Economics, 3 students from Criminology, 3 students from Peace and Conflict Studies, 3 students from Women and Gender Studies, 3 students from Development Studies, 2 students from International Relations, 2 students from Sociology, 2 students from Population Sciences, 2 students from Television, Film and Photography, 1 student from  Mass Communication and Journalism, 1 student from Anthropology and 1 student from Communication Disorders department received Dean's Award.