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Private Universities: Prospects And Challenges

Accreditation Council revisited

Published Date: May 29, 2014
Accreditation Council revisited

HAT is Accreditation? Accreditation is a kind of certification based on detailed peer reviews by an independent neutral high powered globally recognized agency, commonly known as Accreditation Council (AC) to the effect that the institution seeking accreditation has institutionalized a functioning academic system geared to providing, on regular basis, higher education of high quality, to advancing knowledge through faculty scholarship (research and publications), and to producing graduates who have achieved specified learning goals (working as highly skilled manpower and professional leaders). Accreditation relates to good academic standing of the...

Published Date: May 29, 2014
Our take on private universities

Our take on private universities

The growth of private universities in the country in terms of both number and quality has often been the subject of discussion amongst the literati. The concept of allowing universities in the private sector was floated by some luminaries of the educational arena in the '90s. For these visionaries it was undoubtedly a...

Published Date: May 29, 2014
We are a dream factory

We are a dream factory

In an interview with The Daily Star, Professor Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor of Independent University, Bangladesh, discussed the present and future of the institute. Replying to a question he said that the secret of IUB doing so well is the fact that they give attention to the basics:  “We take highest quality students,...

Published Date: May 29, 2014
We encourage admission of meritorious students

We encourage admission of meritorious students

What is your prime objective to achieve in the next two years as the Vice Chancellor? Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) is one of the officially recognized (By the UGC and the Government) Private Universities of Bangladesh. Since its inception it has made remarkable progress in academic matters. Now, our prime objective for the next two years is to expand the academic frontiers of the university by introducing two more departments: one is B.Sc. in Architecture and another B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. Besides this, we are taking necessary steps for arranging collaboration with some Western Universities which will contribute to raise the academic standard of BUBT. We have succeeded...

Published Date: May 29, 2014
First decade of achievement at ULAB

First decade of achievement at ULAB

As the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) approaches its tenth year, it has become one of the leading private universities in Bangladesh, offering a high quality, well-rounded learning environment to its students. ULAB's approach to learning is characterized by rigorous academic standards, active learning and opportunities for self-development. This approach to learning is reflected in the many achievements of the university to date. Dynamic Programs. All the academic programs at ULAB – BBA/MBA, English and Humanities, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, and Media Studies and Journalism – are imbued with the value of Liberal Arts. Students learn cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge, meaning they can better weather...

Published Date: May 29, 2014
International students in private universities

International students in private universities

Out of well over one hundred universities in Bangladesh, most are private institutions and a large number of tertiary level students are enrolled in the private universities of Bangladesh. A good number of universities in private sector earned confidence of students and guardians by offering satisfactory level of education and the others are in the process of improving their quality under the supervision of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh. In a word, the private universities are playing a significant role for tertiary level education in our society. With the tremendous advancements of transports and communications in the recent past, globalization has become a common word of the time, and...

Published Date: May 29, 2014
We are for our students

We are for our students

Please tell us a little about Eastern University? Eastern University was established in 2003 with the vision of being a leading university in South Asia and with a goal to produce future leaders with knowledge and skills essential for leadership. To be a leading one, a university must ensure quality of education in terms of quality of students and teachers, and right academic environment   but it should also grow in number of students, teachers and facilities. Following this strategy, Eastern University  has, over the years, grown slowly but steadily without compromising with quality of education. The University started  with 5 programs , 168 students , 28 teachers and one building....

Published Date: May 29, 2014
University Grants Commission

University Grants Commission

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh is the statutory apex body in the field of higher education in Bangladesh. The primary objectives of the UGC are to supervise, maintain, promote and coordinate university education. It is also responsible for maintaining standard and quality in all the public and private universities in Bangladesh....

Published Date: May 29, 2014
Grooming private universities through a challenging framework

Grooming private universities through a challenging framework

Students seeking higher education in the tertiary sector two decades back had their choices in either Public Universities or University Colleges under the National University and also the Open University. That scenario had started changing with the advent of Private Universities in Bangladesh which had its first footing in 1992. Nearly eighty universities in...

Published Date: May 29, 2014
Private universities in Bangladesh: An effective innovation in higher education

Private universities in Bangladesh: An effective innovation in higher education

For last 20 years the economy of Bangladesh has been growing at the rate of 5% on average. This growth has been witnessed by the changing composition of GDP in the major sectors. Currently over 50% of GDP comes from the service sector and about 30% from manufacturing industries and agriculture contributing to just under 20%. This transformation in the economy created demand for higher education in the country. Given the problem of expansion of higher education in the public sector the government was convinced to pass an Act in 1992 for establishment of universities in private sector. That matched the expectation of the entrepreneurs. By now private sector...

Published Date: May 29, 2014
The joy of teaching

The joy of teaching

Where there is formal learning there has to be teaching; and if learning is not easy can teaching entail much joy?  Learning may be difficult and the learner may face multiple challenges; but with motivation, discipline and dedication the learner can eventually overcome all obstacles to reach the goal of learning. In formal...

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