Chittagong Independent University organized an orientation program for the newly admitted ungergraduate students of autumn semester at the auditorium of the university on Saturday, 3 September 2016. The program was presided over by Dr. Mahfuzul Hoque Chowdhury, Vice Chancellor, Chittagong Independent Unversity, while Mr. Md Aminuzzaman Bhuiyan, member Board of Trustees, Managing Director, Uni Group of Industries was the chief guest of the program. Dr. Syed Serajul Huq, Vice Chairman, ESTCDT, IUB and CIU and Engr. Ali Ahmed, member Board of Trustees, were also present in the programme.
The chief guest said 'Bangladesh has made a significant progress towards a more prosperous society and the young generation should take the responsibility of leading this society.' Mr. Md Aminuzzaman Bhuiyan also urged that students should prepare themselves for the challenges of this present world and come out as best professionals through hardworks and dedications.
Welcoming the new students Dr. Syed Serajul Huq, Vice Chairman, ESTCDT, IUB and CIU, declared that the TRUST would always provide all kinds of support to the development of this university. He also mentioned that Chittagong Independent University would become one of the leading universities in Bangladesh for its teaching quality. In his speech Engr. Ali Ahmed, member, BOT, stated that CIU could attain its success in convincing parents to prefer this university over other private universities in Dhaka. He also declared that CIU would have its permanent campus very soon.
Dr. Mahfuzul Hoque Chowdhury, the chairman of the programme stated that although the idea of private higher education being actually developed from social responsibility and driven by considerations of excellence rather than profit was not yet common here, owners of some private universities in Bangladesh had changed the concept and turned them into profit making institutions. Chittagong Independent University had been directed by Board of Trustees with the vision of social development and no profit was received by the members of trustees.
M Ayub Islam, Advisor , Independent Business School, Prof. M Zakir Hossain, Dean, School of Law, Prof. Quazi Mostain Billah, Advisor, School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and Prof. Dr. M. Nuruzzaman, Dean, School of Engineering & Computer Science informed the new students of academic and campus life as well as gave guidance on how to make the most out of their university education. Sarker Kamrul Mamun, Acting Registrar, CIU assured extending all kinds of support and cooperation to the newly admitted students alongside their parents.
Brent Richardson, existing student, Independent Business School, and Chowdhury Maisha Kamal, new student, Department of English, shared their experience in the programme.
The Orientation Program was conducted by Ms. Robaka Shamsher, Assistant Professor, Independent Business School and Ms. Rifat Tasnim, Assistant Professor, Department of English. The orientation programme ended after a lively performance of the students of CIU.