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Country's largest e-Library opened at Dhaka University

Report: Staff Report
Published : Tuesday 11 August, 2015 03:05 PM
Country\'s largest e-Library opened at Dhaka University

The largest e-Library in Asia has been opened at the Faculty of Business Studies of Dhaka University (DU). DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated it as chief guest at a function held today August 10, 2015 at the Business Studies Faculty Conference Room.

Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies of DU Prof. Shibli Rubayat-Ul Islam presided over the function while Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof.Dr. Nasreen Ahmad, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Dr. Shahid Akhtar Hossain, Treasurer Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin and Chief Operating Officer of Robi Axiata Ltd. Mahtab Uddin Ahmed addressed it as special guests.

DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique in his speech urged the students to make themselves as world-class graduates by utilizing the eLibrary facilities properly.

He also called upon the students to prevent themselves from misusing of IT facilities. The VC paid glowing tributes to the memory of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the month of mourning.

He also quoted the Bangabandhu’s advice and said, ‘investment in the education sector is the best one’. He thanked the Robi Axiata Ltd. authorities for providing financial support in establishing e-Library at DU.

He hoped that this initiative would play an effective role to make Bangladesh a prosperous country.

It may be mentioned that this e-Library has been established at the Faculty of Business Studies with the financial assistance and technical support from Robi Axiata Ltd., Dell, Orion group and Logic Software.

This advanced level eLibrary will be connected with 35 internationally renowned libraries and publication houses in the world. DU teachers, students and researchers will be able to read all journals, books research papers and articles of these leading libraries of the world including Dhaka University, Oxford University and Cambridge University libraries by using the e-Library facilities. 

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