What to do when you are a disgruntled Computer Science student

Statistically speaking, not just CS/E students but most engineering majors regret their fields of study and look for alternative career options.

Dealing with academic failure

To a student going through any sort of struggle, the world "failure" dominates their thoughts.

Transitioning from Classroom to Workplace

The pursuit of a career is far removed from that of education.

Why do CS students have to write code by hand?

Handwriting code wasn't seen as antiquated or unusual in the early days of the computing era. In fact, meticulously writing out algorithms and programme structures on paper was the standard.

Microbiology vs Biotechnology vs Biochemistry: Which major suits you best?

Biochemistry as a field is a fascinating foray into the chemical reactions of biological molecules.

Why attosecond physics won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Anne L’Huillier, Ferenc Krausz, and Pierre Agostini “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”. In short, the prize was given in the field of “attosecond physics”.

The Case for Science Communication and Science Writing

Maintaining scientific communication through science writing seems to suffer from a lack of attention.

The Studn't Episode 1

The Studn't Episode 1



Interview with Arun Rajamani, Managing Director, Cambridge University Press and Assessment, South Asia

Arun Rajamani is the Managing Director at Cambridge University Press and Assessment, South Asia. He has been responsible for building the Cambridge University Press and Assessment the brand from the over a year in its journey to becoming a not-for-profit organisation that provides world-leading academic research, learning and assessment globally.

Exploring the world of literary theory

"Get to know your people, and this way you will know yourself."

Making our city beautiful

The artists behind the Moghbazar flyover artwork.

In conversation with Professor Imran Rahman

Sitting down with the vice-Chancellor of University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh (ULAB).

In conversation with Manas Singh, CEO of STS Group

We came up with the concept of “school of life”, a school that prepares students for life, and with that ambition, we launched Glenrich International School.

In conversation with Team Bangladesh – Battle of Minds 2022

The champions of Battle of Minds 2022 tell us more about their experience throughout the competition.


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JAAGO Foundation student awarded full scholarship at UWC

Tamanna, a 17-year-old student from JAAGO Foundation School, has secured a fully-funded scholarship at United World College (UWC) in Dilijan, Armenia. The scholarship was facilitated through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

ULAB CSE Freshers’ Orientation Fall 2023 held

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organised the Fall 2023 CSE Freshers' Orientation on October 5 at the ULAB Permanent Campus. Russell T. Ahmed, the President of the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

NSU rockets to stardom in NASA Space Apps Challenge 2023

North South University's (NSU) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CSE) has soared to new heights by making a splash in the prestigious NASA SPACE APPS CHALLENGES 2023. This marks a watershed moment for NSU as the challenge is a globally recognised hackathon spearheaded by NASA itself.

AWS Startup Day Bangladesh 2023 held for the first time in Bangladesh

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Startup Day Bangladesh 2023 was organised for the first time in Bangladesh on October 5. The day-long programme taught hands-on how to transform a startup design into a billion-dollar company using the AWS platform.

Bangladesh Education Forum starts on October 14 in Dubai

Hundreds of students and parents are expected to participate at the second edition of the Bangladesh Education Forum 2023 that will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Deira, Dubai from October 14-15. It is the only international education roadshow for 163 Bangladeshi universities and 115 medical colleges where more than 14,000 foreign students and 4.6 million Bangladeshi students study in under-graduate and graduate programs. 

NSU’s MCJ program hosts seminar on gender perspectives in digital journalism

The seminar was titled "Uncovering Truth in a Digital Age: Navigating the New Frontier of Journalism – A Gender Perspective."

University of Asia Pacific successfully organised “Meet the CEO 3.0”

The event was held on October 9 at the UAP auditorium.

Campus Life

Campus Life

The importance of counselling in universities

Taking the first step in seeking help is the hardest part. But once you start, life starts getting easier as you go.

Letters from readers – July 20, 2023

This is what readers had to say this week.

The lives of medical students

Being a doctor grants you the privilege of helping fellow human beings. As rewarding and respectable as the medical profession is, the pathway to becoming a doctor is trying and tedious.

The BUET Rag Wall

Each brick on the wall tells a story of this campus.

Life in the Hallowed Halls of DU

The University of Dhaka (DU) occupies a special place in the hearts of Bangladeshis as the flagbearer of our struggle for independence, which eventually led to the birth of our nation.

The Generations of Nostalgia at Dhaka University

What was it like for our parents, who went to Dhaka University decades ago?



Why must there be a mandatory minimum university attendance?

Whilst it is not an easy task to do well in tests without attending classes, if a student somehow manages to make up for it by working hard they shouldn’t suffer for it.

Was the six-month semester a good idea for private universities?

The new system has created a looming threat of session jams, something previously unheard of in private institutes.

Why there’s a lack of English medium students applying to public universities

It’s commonly seen that participation from English medium students is comparatively much lower.

The BCS obsession of public university students

Why do many public university students abandon their majors to become BCS cadres?

Should menstrual leaves be issued in educational institutions?

Menstruation, one of the most normal bodily functions, has been branded as taboo since the beginning of time.

Are private universities ready for a two-semester system?

The scenario here has been nothing but rushed and confusing.

Do university rankings reflect reality?

Do rankings serve any purpose other than boosting institutional pride?

Off Campus

Off Campus

Letters from readers – October 12, 2023

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Letters from readers – October 5, 2023

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Letters from readers – September 21, 2023

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Blue Beetle packs a punch but lacks the knock-out blow

Blue Beetle is a thoroughly enjoyable movie which is bound to be a good time.

Letters from readers – September 14, 2023

This is what our readers had to say this week.

Beginner's guide to editing your CV

The purpose of the CV is to showcase yourself as an individual who is a good fit for the position that you are applying to.