The country's most coveted Dhaka University (DU) observed its 102nd birth anniversary on Friday through day-long programmes.
DU Vice Chancellor Prof Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the celebration programmes by cutting a 102-pound cake at the central field of the university campus around 10am.
He then hoisted the national flag as well as flags of the country's oldest university and halls in the presence of students, teachers and other university staff.
DU pro-VC (administration) Prof Muhammad Samad, pro-VC (education) Prof ASM Maksud Kamal, proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani and registrar Prabir Kumar Sarkar were present on the occasion.
A three-day research-publication fair was also inaugurated at the central ground of the university. The fair has 10 pavilions for faculties and one for institutes.
The Vice-Chancellor also inaugurated a discussion meeting on 'Research and innovation: Industry-academy cooperation' at the auditorium of Teacher Student Center (TSC) at 11.30am.