AIUB’s 14th Convocation

The 14th Convocation of the American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) was held on Thursday, the February 27, 2014 at the Bangladesh Military Museum, Bijoy Sharani, Dhaka.  His Excellency Md. Abdul Hamid, Honorable President of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh & Chancellor of the University has kindly presided the ceremony and conferd the Degrees to the Graduating students. Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid M.P the Honorable Minister, Ministry of Education of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as Special Guest and Prof. A. K. Azad Chowdhury was the Convocation Speaker. On behalf of the AIUB Trustee Board Mr. Ishtiaque Abedin and the Vice Chancellor of AIUB Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna also spoke on the occasion. A total number of 2730 graduates were conferred degrees for successfully completion of all the academic requirements in various disciplines of the Bachelors and Masters Degree Programs of the University. The following Medals were awarded in different categories to the meritorious students for their academic and other excellence:
1. Chancellor’s Gold Medal                          - 3 4. Summa Cum Lau-De         - 89
2. Dr. Anwarul Abedin Leadership Award  - 11 5. Magna Cum Lau-De - 134
3. Vice Chancellor’s Award                            - 15 6. Cum Lau-De - 66
Congratulating the Graduating students, the President said, “National development specially depend on education and research. To ensure this development we need to spread our education program me to towards all corner of the country. He emphasized that Priority should be given to science and Information Technology, Engineering and technical education to fulfill the commitment of present Govt. to build digital  Bangladesh Programme. Accordingly curriculam should be uptodated and designed so that students can earned practical knowledge. He is happy that AIUB is playing a vital role in this respect. All other University should also follow the same and create such manpower who can contribute to the socio economic development of the Country keeping on our cultural sprit. To maintain the Administration, Academic and financial; system in the Private University. Properly he urged all authority to obey the newly promoted Act-2010 for the Private University. He also remember those persons who sacrificed their life for the cause of mother tongue. Mentioning the ancient European university such as Nalanda, Bikramshila and Thakhashila etc. the Hon’ble President said that these Universities established on personal initiative of the Subcontinent. Keeping this in the mind our universities will devote their activities in the same way. He also highlighted about the number of students in the higher education which increased from 11 lac in 2005 to 22 lac in at present. So Bangladesh is in 4th position compare to China, India and Indonesia.   
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