The Rajshahi University authorities are going to name six its academic buildings after six eminent persons of the country.
According to the officials of the university pro-vice chancellor’s office, a committee, led by the university pro-vice chancellor Professor Choudhury M Zakaria, proposed to the authorities concerned to name the university’s four science buildings, the fine arts building and the agricultural building after six eminent persons of the country.
The committee has proposed to name the university’s first, second, third, and fourth science buildings after eminent mathematician and physicist Satyendra Nath Bose, renowned chemist Muhammad Qudrat-i-Khuda, Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, and noted mathematical physicist and cosmologist Jamal Nazrul Islam respectively.
The committee has also proposed to name the agricultural and the fine arts buildings after Bangladesh-origin American scientist Professor Maqsudul Alam and noted painter Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin respectively.
Besides, the committee has also proposed to correct the spelling of the names three academic buildings — Momtazuddin Kala Bhaban, Shahidullah Kala Bhaban and Syed Ismail Hossain Siraji Bhaban.
RU pro-vice-chancellor Professor Choudhury M Zakaria on Friday told New Age that the country had a lot of eminent scientists, writers, and cultural personalities, who were awarded nationally and internationally for their contributions to their respective fields.
He said, ‘The proposal will be finalised at the university syndicate meeting, scheduled to be held at the senate building at 4:00pm today, with RU vice-chancellor Professor M Abdus Sobhan in the chair.’
Professor Zakaria also said that they had also taken a 50-year master plan for overall development of the university with an estimated cost of Tk 3,000 crore.
‘Professor Raquib Ahmed and Professor Md Rejaur Rahman of geography and environmental science department have been assigned to design the master plan,’ the pro-VC said.
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