Maqsudul Alam Memorial Trust Fund’ has been established at microbiology department of Dhaka University.
The late scientist Maqsudul Alam’s sister Niru Shamsunnahar and brother former dean of the faculty of science Professor M Yousuf Ali Molla handed over a cheque of Tk 15 lakh to DU treasurer Professor Md Kamal Uddin at the vice-chancellor’s office on Thursday to set up the trust fund, a DU press release said.
Dhaka University vice-chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman, dean of the biological sciences faculty Professor M Imdadul Hoque, microbiology department chairperson Sabita Rezwana Rahman and acting registrar Md Enamuzzaman, among others, were present on the occasion.
Every year, a teacher of biological science faculty will be awarded the ‘Scientist Maqsudul Alam Gold Medal’ from the trust fund for his/her research paper published in the particular year.
Besides, two meritorious students, who will secure first and second positions in Bachelor of Science final examinations from the microbiology department, will be awarded the scholarship every year.
Thanking the donors of the trust fund, DU vice-chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman said that the gold medal and the scholarship will inspire teachers and the students in their academic endeavours.
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