Co-curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities
3.1 First Year Orientation
As per the tradition of the Department, on 14th May 2014 at Dr. M.I. Patwari Auditorium, the Department of Pharmacy arranged a first-year orientation program with a cultural program in the end. Among the respected guest Vice-Chairman Professor Dr. K. M. Mohsin was present in the program as a chief guest. Dr. S. Quadir Patwary, chairman BOT, gave his significant speech to the upcoming students. Senior faculties of different Departments were also inspiring the oriented batch.
3.2 Farewell Programs
3.2.1 Farewell program-1
Department of Pharmacy of Dhaka International University organized a farewell program on the honour of the 12th batch students on 20th November, 2015 1 at M. I. Patwari Conference Room (Satarkul). The program was presided over by Prof. Dr. K.M. Mohsin, honorable Vice Chancellor of DIU, honorable Dean of faculty of science was present as the chief guest in the program. Honorable Chairman of Pharmacy Department was the special guest. Associate Professor Dr. Shah Alam Chowdhury along with other teachers was also present. The outgoing students on the occasion shared their feelings regarding Pharmacy Department of the University.
3.2.2 Farewell Program-2
Department of Pharmacy of Dhaka International University organized a farewell program on the honour of the 13th batch students on 25 November, 2016 at M. I. Patwari Conference Room (Satarkul). The program was presided over by Prof. Dr. K.M. Mohsin, honorable Vice Chancellor of DIU, honorable Dean of faculty of science was present as the chief guest in the program. Honorable Chairman of Pharmacy Department was the special guest. Associate Professor Dr. Shah Alam Chowdhury along with other teachers was also present. The outgoing students on the occasion shared their feelings regarding Department of Pharmacy of DIU.
3.3 Seminar, Symposium, Workshop & Training
We glad to inform that Department of Pharmacy, DIU arrange seminar and symposium in every month on different aspect to enrich student as well as faculty members.
In that consequence, Department of Pharmacy of Dhaka International University (DIU) arranged a seminar on “Awareness about prevention of Cervical Cancer” with cooperation of Center for Cancer Prevention and Research (CCPR) on 20th January, 2017 at M. I. Patwari Conference Room where officials from CCPR presented different aspects on cervical cancer and showed how to prevent it. The Additional Registrar, Dr. Shah Alam Chowdhury, Professor Dr. Shawkat Ara Hussain, honorable Dean of arts and social sciences, Professor Dr. Sazzad Hossain of Department of English were present.
3.3.2 In-plant Training
After completion of the 8th Semester final Examination every student shall be required to undergo a practical training program for at least 200 hours in a pharmaceutical industry or a hospital or a dispensary as may be arranged by the authority. Several pharmaceuticals have been contacted and students had been sent over there. At the year of 2015 and 2016 students were sent to Square, Biopharma Limited, Opsonin Pharma Limited, Popular Pharmaceuticals Limited, Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd, etc. for training program.
3.3.3 Training in Basic Biotechnology
Two students from 13th batch were sent for a training program on basic biotechnology at the National Institute of Biotechnology at 02-04-2016. The span of the program was six days which was concluded at 07-04-2016.
3.4.1 Industrial Tour
For the practical knowledge development in industrial pharmacy, students of 7th visit industry every year. The latest visit was at Techno Drugs Ltd., on 30 January 2017.
3.4.2 Visit in National Institute of Biotechnology
For the complete and theoretical knowledge development in biotechnology, students were taken to National Institute of Biotechnology at 21 March 2016 for a one day long tour.
3.4.3 Study Tour
The Department of Pharmacy of Dhaka International University is well-known for arranging various co-curricular activities throughout the year. The study tour is such an activity which is believed and nurtured by the department apart from gaining academic knowledge. Refreshment and relaxation are necessary as well as to prepare and motivate the students. As a continuation, it has arranged its last study tour in 2017 at Kuakata Sea Beach. It is situated at Patuakhali District, it is about 320 kilometers (200 miles) south of Dhaka, the capital, and about 70 kilometers (43 miles) from the district headquarters. It bears a lot of significance for a pharmacy student because there are a lot of marine medicinal plants there.
3.5 Debate Program
Dhaka International University Debating society (DIUDS) carries the vision of enlightenment through the logical argument. Since the very first day of this movement, Department of Pharmacy has been assisting DIUDS to enlighten a logical society. It’s a society which is one of the parts of extra-curricular activities. The main object of this society is to equip the students with the skill of logic and oratory. Dhaka International University Debating Society (DIUDS) was established at the beginning of the year 2014.
DIUDS became The Champion in ATN Bangla National Debate Championship 2013 where 24 public and private universities participated. DIUDS participated in National Debate Championship 2014, organized by Jahangirnagar University Debating Organization (JUDO) and Azizur Rahman Khan, the debater of DIUDS became the second runner up of Public Speaking Debate Competition. DIUDS also participated in the National Debate Championship 2014, organized by Fazlul Haque Muslim Hall, University of Dhaka. It also participated in the English Debate Championship in Chittagong, Organized by DRISTY. DIUDS has organized its 1st and 2nd Inter-department debate competition very successfully.
3.6 Poster Presentation
Posters on scientific theme related to the discipline of pharmacy are often presented within the department as well as in various scientific seminars.
3.7 Health Campaign
On 19 August 2015, a health campaign program has been held at Rahmatullah Degree College with an intention to raise awareness about the importance of blood grouping as well as to promote the activities of the department. Blood group of the students of the college was determined for free under this program.
3.8 Inter-department Football Tournament at the University
It is important for the students to be equally active in extra-curricular activities apart from academic ones. Dhaka International University believes in this notion as well. Keeping this in mind, an inter-department football match was organized at the university. All the departmental football teams including Pharmacy department participated in the tournament. The students enthusiastically participated and gave the whole occasion a new taste and dimension. Following the match, prizes were distributed among the players. Both the students and the faculty members thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony.
3.9 Pitha Utshab
On February 20, 2016, the department of pharmacy, Dhaka International University has arranged a “Pitha Utshab” which was inaugurated by Professor Dr. K.M. Mohsin, the honorable vice chancellor of this university. The program was blessed by the presence of the Honorable Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. S Quadir Patwary and also the Vice-Chairman Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary. Among others, all the faculty members and students from various semesters were present.
On this occasion, favourite cakes of village such as vapa-pitha, puly-pitha, chitoy-pitha, dudh-chitoy, patishapta etc. were served. Pharmakon and Root Bangladesh were the associated partners to make the festival successful.
3.10 Formation of Pharmacy Alumni Association
The former students of the department formed an alumni association on 16th February, 2015. A lot of former students were present in this program. In this program, Dr. S. Quadir Patwari, Chairman, Board of Trustees, DIU was present as a chief guest. Barrister Shamim Haider Patwary, Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees, DIU, Professor Rofiqul Islam, Registrar, DIU was also present as guests in this program.
3.11 Annual Cricket Tournament
The students of department of pharmacy, DIU has organized an Annual Cricket Tournament and Indoor Games on April, 2015.
3.12 Annual Meeting of “Pharmacy Alumni Association”
On August 25, 2016, the first Annual Meeting of “Pharmacy Alumni Association” was held in the auditorium of the permanent campus of Dhaka International University. A new committee of “Pharmacy Alumni Association” was declared in the meeting.
A reunion program was held on August 25, 2016 in the auditorium of the permanent campus of Dhaka International University. All the students from first to currents batches attended this program. Reminiscence and cultural program were the main attraction.