14th Convocation

    Date : February 27, 2014, Thursday
    Venue : Bangladesh Military Museum
    Speaker : Prof. Dr. Azad chowdhury
    Special Guest : Nurul Islam Nahid, M.P, Minister, Ministry of Education
    Number of Graduates
    Total Number Graduates : 2730
    Undergraduate Program : 1943
    Graduate Program : 787
    Chancellor Award : 03
    Vice Chancellor Award : 14
    Chairman’s Award : 11
    Academic Award
    Summa Cum Laude : 89
    Magna Cum Laude : 139
    Cum Laude : 68

    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.

    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.

    The Hon’ble President also stressed on quality higher education in our University. Without this Bangladesh won’t be able to face the competitive market of the world. The only way to save the densely populated country by trained manpower in accordance with global demand and ready for exporting. He also advised the graduating students to remember that they are not only citizen of Bangladesh but also of the world.

    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, Bashundhara.

    The Convocation speaker Prof. A. K. Azad Chowdhury (State minister), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh congratulated the new graduates for their remarkable achievement and to AIUB for reaching the milestone of the 14th 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 from AIUB will be a head to give the leadership in all development activities of the country. Also they will probe themselves as a prefect citizen of the country in order to serve human and society. (copy of his speech is attached)

    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 welcome 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 Mrs. Sabrina Abedin, Dr. Abdus Samad Alim 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.