13th Convocation

    Date : January 31, 2013, Thursday
    Venue : Bangladesh Army Stadium
    Speaker : His Excellency Mr. Dan Mozena, Hon’ble U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh
    Special Guest : Nurul Islam Nahid, M.P, Minister, Ministry of Education
    Number of Graduates
    Total Number Graduates : 2562
    Undergraduate Program : 1766
    Graduate Program : 796
    Chancellor Award : 03
    Vice Chancellor Award : 13
    Chairman’s Award : 11
    Academic Award
    Summa Cum Laude : 72
    Magna Cum Laude : 132
    Cum Laude : 75

    The 13th Convocation of the American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) was held on Thursday, the January 31, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Bangladesh Army Stadium.  His Excellency Mr. Md. Zillur Rahman, Honorable President of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh & Chancellor of the University has kindly delegated Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid M.P the Honorable Minister, Ministry of Education of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to preside over the ceremony and confer the Degrees to the graduates. His Excellency Mr. Dan Mozena, Honorable Ambassador of the United States of America in Bangladesh was present as 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 2563 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 Honorable Education Minister Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid M.P in his speech stressed on the quality of higher education in the country so that Bangladesh can face the global competition. He drawn the attention of the young graduating students to the life and ideals of Late Dr. Anwarul Abedin, the Founder Chairman of AIUB who dedicated his life at the service of mankind as a physician both home and abroad and later establishing AIUB to promote quality education.  He has also given emphasis on Science education which is now a global concern and it needs a thorough review at the national level.

    Congratulating the graduating students for their achievement, the Education Minister advised that knowledge and skill earned by them should be used for their own development and try to contribute to the national development and the society. He also hoped that the graduates will always maintain leadership quality with a view to focus their University and the Country at the International arena. Finally he thanked the AIUB authority for taking step to build their permanent campus at Kuril, Bashindhara.

    The Convocation speaker Mr. Dan Mozena, Honorable Ambassador of the United States of America in Bangladesh congratulated the new graduates for their remarkable achievement and to AIUB for reaching the milestone of the 13th Convocation. He said that the degrees earned by the students from AIUB will make them leadership guidance by which they will be able to serve the nation as well as their family. He advised them to overcome the challenges they face in the near future.

    He believed that the graduates ted from AIUB will be a head to give the leadership in all development activities of the country. The necessary co-operation from USA will remain all the time for Bangladesh.

    The Vice Chancellor of AIUB urged the students to follow their dreams whether; “good or bad – and turn every dream into solutions, cures and new knowledge”. Know that wherever in the world your fate take you, you will forever remain a part of us, and we of you.

    Mr. Ishtiaque Abedin in his speech congratulated the graduates for their remarkable achievement. He hoped that the fresh graduates have been endowed with sufficient knowledge and skill to venture out into the world and confidently face any challenge that our society and the world face today.

    The Founder & Vice Presidents of AIUB Dr. Hasanul A. Hasan (Treasurer), Ms. Nadia Anwar along with the Members of the Board of Trustees Dr. Abdus Samad Alim abd Mrs. Sabrina Abedin, Registrar, Vice Chancellors of other Universities, UGC Officials, AIUB Faculty members, parents and guardians, Syndicate and Academic Council members, Deans and officers graced the Ceremony. Along with the graduating students and their families a large number of local and foreign dignitaries and members of the print and electronic media also attended the convocation Ceremony.