Global Center for Innovation and Learning on Wednesday conferred research fellowships on undergraduate students of Dhaka University aiming to encourage students to conduct research in different field and expand the research opportunities.
The fellowships were conferred on the students at a ceremony titled Freshers Reception and 1st Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award Ceremony-2018 held at the Teachers Students Center auditorium on Dhaka University campus.
Dhaka University Research Society, a research based organisaton of university students, in association with GCFIL, organised the programme.
This year, three research teams of DURS received Tk 7000 each as part of their fellowship programme.
While addressing the function as chief guest, DU pro-vice chancellor (education) Nasreen Ahmad said that the universities were expected to play vital roles in producing knowledge and developing the country through research.
‘Such kind of initiative will encourage our undergraduate students to engage themselves in research activities.’
In his keynote speech, Professor Imtiaz Ahmed, DU international relations department teacher and also the director of DU Center for Genocide Studies, said that the state of research work in Bangladesh had not been noteworthy.
‘But, in order to change the fate of the country and human history, there is no alternative of research works,’ he said.
Sayyedul A Nakib, country director and private sector advisor of GCFIL, said that they would continue the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award along with their other core activities in Bangladesh and South Asian countries.
Presided over by Saifullah Sadiq, Ayman Sadiq, founder of 10 Minute School, Manjurul Karim, Professor of microbiology department, Fazrin Huda, associate professor of world religions and culture department, and Kanok Monirul Islam, founder and convener of Open Access Bangladesh, also attended the programme, as special guests.