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34 university teachers to get UGC Gold Medal
34 teachers (18 teachers for the year 2016 and 16 teachers for 2017) from different public and private universities of the country will get UGC Gold Medal for their outstanding contribution to the fundamental research and publications on higher education. The decision was taken at UGC Advisory Committee meeting held on 01 August 2018 with UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan in the chair. Besides, it was decided in the meeting that UGC Award will be renamed as UGC Gold Medal from now.
The UGC Gold Medal ceremony under the auspices of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh is expected to be held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital in September 2018. President Md. Abdul Hamid may hand over this prestigious Gold Medal among the university teachers in recognition of their fundamental research works as the Chief Guest.
University Grants Commision introduced UGC Award (now UGC Gold Medal) in 1980 to encourage fundamental research and publications of university teachers. Each of the selected teachers will get 50 thousand taka for their book and 30 thousand for their article as honorium including the certificate and Gold Medal.
Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Professor Dr. M. Shah Nowaz Ali; Members, UGC, Professor Dr. A K Azad Chowdhury, Ex-Chairman, UGC & Emeritus Professor, Dhaka University, Professor Nazrul Islam, Ex-Chairman, UGC, Professor Dr. M Abdus Sobhan, Vice-Chancellor, Rajshahi University, Professor Dr. Saiful Islam, Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor, Chittagong University, Professor Dr Mizanur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, Jagannath University, Professor Dr. Goutam Buddha Das, Vice-Chancellor, Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Professor Dr. Farid Uddin Ahamed, Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Chittagong Universit and Dr. Ferdous Zaman, Director, Research Support & Publication Division, UGC, among others, were present at the meeting.