Students of DU Chemistry Department Achieved Record Number of Scholarships in US Universities

31 Jul,2013

Staff Correspondent:


A number of 22 students of Chemistry Department of Dhaka University have got full fund and scholarship from different US universities in the Fall-2013 session.


This is the highest number of students of the department getting scholarships in foreign universities in a one academic session.


The department enrolls 90 students in an academic year.


Samiul Azam, a student of the department, has managed scholarship at University of Massachusetts Amherst for PhD program.


“I want to continue research and enrich academic faculty. I envision working for Bangladesh in future with the best expertise learned from the best institutions”, he said to BdChronicle.



Photo- Samiul Azam, enjoying a cricket match in Bangladesh



Among the scholarship awarded students Shaifqu Islam is taking admission at Auburn University, Shankar Mandal at Kent State University, Nazmul Hasan Bhuyian at University of Iowa, Kamal Kanti Ray at University of Iowa, Farjana Rashid Jhumur at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Shamim Iqbal at Auburn University, Sariful Sazib at  Central Michigan University, Mitra Nirmal  at Auburn University, Mohammad Fakrul Islam at University of Texas at Arlington, Shahidul Isalm at University of Connecticut, Shamima Nasreen Shimu at  University of Connecticut, James Barai at Marquette University, Robiul Islam  at  University of South Carolina and Shawtik Chandra Das at  Middle Tennessee State University.


Tazmeri S Islam, professor of the department, observed the increasing number of scholarship awarded students as inspiring sign.


“The students are pacing with the time. They are aspiring for the best research opportunities. They have available information about how other young people are getting engaged in research and academia. It is a good trend”, she said.


“Students will have to work hard more than that of any time as they are exposed to global competitions”, she also emphasized.


Dr. Omar Ahmed, another professor of the department, emphasized on upgrading syllabus and motivating students in more research works.


“We need to encourage students from the early years of undergrad to strive for research works. They will enjoy learning and, in future, they will be contributing in enriching academia”, he opined.


Recently, the number of Bangladeshi students going overseas for higher study is increasing gradually.


A Facebook group ‘Higher Study Abroad’, a nonprofit academic advising network, finds that some 124 students are taking admission, with scholarships and funds, in several American universities in the Fall-2013 Session. The group shared that some 54 students took admission during the Fall Session- 2011 and 53 students were admitted in Fall-2012 session.


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