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Royal University of Dhaka's Education Department: Leading the Way in Teacher Training for Smart Education

Royal University of Dhaka's Education Department: Leading the Way in Teacher Training for Smart Education

The Department of Education at the Royal University of Dhaka conducts one-year B.Ed. and M.Ed. programs with a strong reputation. Admission is available in three semesters each year, requiring a minimum of a Graduate Degree for eligibility. After completing the B.Ed. program, students can pursue admission in the M.Ed.program. Both programs encompass a total of 36 credit hours. The Department of Education plays a pivotal role in the country by offering high-quality teacher training program.

It's worth noting that graduates of the university's education department are not only in demand within the country but also internationally. Mastering the art of quality education and teaching is essential to support the government's initiatives for smart education and smart citizens, involving proficiency in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and the integration of digital technology into education.

However, a significant portion of teachers in Bangladesh still lack formal teaching training, posing a challenge to achieving smart education. The Royal University of Dhaka's Department of Education operates as a non-profit department, driven by the vision of the late Dr. Momtaz Begum, the former chairman of the board of trustees of the university, and the kind support of Dr. HBM Iqbal, the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Its primary objective is to cultivate a society of trained and effective teachers who will lead in educating the future generation of smart students in the country.

The department is overseen by a dedicated team of well-educated and skilled teachers within the field of education. Welcome to our Education Department and join our movement to equip  teachers with modern teaching techniques, enabling them to excel on the international stage. The core aim of the Education Department is to nurture students based on moral values, preparing them to become exemplary citizens of the future through the provision of quality education.

The Royal University of Dhaka has taken a significant step towards supporting underprivileged yet talented students, recognizing the vital role they play in realizing the vision of a smarter Bangladesh. In response to this imperative, the Premier Bank Foundation and Premier Group Foundation have jointly announced a scholarship program. These two esteemed foundations have committed to providing scholarships to students seeking admission in various programs, including BEd, MEd, English BBA, MBA, EMBA,CSE, HMT and LMS.

The announcement of this scholarship was made official by Dr. HBM Iqbal, the Chairman of the Royal University of Dhaka and a former Member of Parliament of Dhaka. In a heartfelt tribute to the memory of Dr. Momtaz Begum, the founder of the Royal University of Dhaka, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees expressed that the youth are the nation's future. It is indeed undesirable for deserving students to forfeit higher education due to financial constraints.

Furthermore, the Chairman highlighted his commitment to improving the education system, mentioning the establishment of the Sheikh Hasina Science and Technology University in Bhairab as a testament to this commitment. The Royal University of Dhaka has already erected a permanent campus in Tejgaon, Dhaka, with the aim of fostering a culture of happiness and research-oriented thinking among both students and faculty.

To further enhance the educational landscape, construction has begun on a state-of-the-art, 30-storey Royal University campus in Tejgaon, Dhaka, equipped with cutting-edge technology. The inauguration of this campus is anticipated within the next three years. Simultaneously, construction is progressing on the Sheikh Hasina Science and Technology University in Bhairab, set to provide educational opportunities for 60,000 to 70,000 students.

These universities are not only characterized by modern infrastructure but also boast renowned professors and educators from across the nation, dedicated to imparting quality education. The institutions are committed to implementing an international standard educational framework.

A noteworthy appointment is that of Prof. Dr. Gias U Ahsan as the Vice-Chancellor of the Royal University, which stands as a beacon of modernity. His dynamic leadership has ignited enthusiasm among faculty, students, and staff. In a short span, he has charted a visionary path for the institution, organizing seminars and symposia to align educators with modern technology and international teaching methodologies.

However, the appointment of Dr. Jamil Ahmed, a renowned media personality and former director of the media wing at North South University, as the registrar, has brought a groundbreaking shift in the university's administration.

Under his leadership, there is a strong focus on curriculum modernization, effective classroom management, class schedules, credit-hour systems, research initiatives, and hands-on learning experiences. These initiatives have invigorated the teaching community, fostering an environment of eagerness and dedication.

The collaboration between the Royal University of Dhaka and the Premier Bank Foundation marks a significant stride towards inclusivity in higher education, empowering students to achieve their aspirations and contribute to the development of a smarter Bangladesh.

Author :  Dr Md Abu Bakar Siddique widely known as Dr Dipu Siddiqui , Dean,FASS and VP of Vice-Chancellor - Deans Forum, Royal University of Dhaka. [email protected]