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JU golden jubilee countdown begins


Published : 24 Nov 2020 09:20 PM | Updated : 29 Nov 2020 09:20 AM

Jahangirnagar University is going to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary on January 12 in 2021. In this regard, a countdown ceremony was organised on the campus on Monday. 

JU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Farzana Islam inaugurated the countdown ceremony as the chief guest.  

The countdown clock was set up on the central cafeteria premises of the university.

Pro-VC (Academic) Prof Dr Nurul Alam, Pro- VC (Administration) Prof Dr Amir Hossain, registrar, president of provost committee, deans of various faculty were present at the programme, among others. The programme was conducted by the director of JU Teacher-Student Center (TSC) Professor Md. Alamgir Kabir.

Besides, former and current students, officers, employees, and well-wishers of the university also joined the countdown programme  through a virtual programme. 

It is mentionable that Jahangirnagar University was founded in 1970. It formally started its academic activities as a fully residential university on  January 12 in 1971, with four departments, 21 teachers, 150 students, and three residential halls. 

Currently, the university has 34 departments, 4 institutions, more than seven hundred teachers and more than14 thousand students.