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  • PTE Academic

    A common trend among Bangladeshi students and young professionals is to attain higher studies at universities abroad or settle in developed countries. Many reasons exist behind their choices. Education system, job security, or hope for a better life drives them in a quest to the Western frontiers.

  • Do's and Don'ts of a CSE Student

    Computer Science and Engineering can be a challenging major to deal with. The topics discussed and the lessons imparted here are mostly difficult. By knowing what to do and what not to, one can handle this subject with a bit more ease. The difficulties may not level down, but one can at least overcome them completely or by a long way.

  • The real benefits of tutoring

    Tutoring is no child's play. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication if you're to teach your pupils. Giving your all when it comes to tutoring does have its benefits. In return, you will get to have a lot more than just money.

  • Teach For Bangladesh Fellows work tirelessly to address educational inequity

    Teach For Bangladesh Fellows are working tirelessly inside and outside the nation's classrooms to address educational inequity. Join the movement.

  • Unexpected moments of happiness you get as a university student

    Stressful, tiring and at times unbearable to the point where you would just want to give up. University is definitely the most important and difficult stage of you academic life.

  • Curiosa VS Hot Topic

    Over the summer holidays last year I had the good fortune of vacationing in Toronto, Ontario. As a Potterhead, there was no way I was going to let this chance of getting my hands on some exclusive merchandise slip by.

  • Dealing with rejection from your dream university

    University admission tests are around the corner, and all of us have our heart set on a particular university, along with our parents who sometimes get even more anxious than we do. Most of the students of our country dream of making into public universities. Considering the colossal number of students that are going to compete for the somewhat few seats available, it is like a life-and-death moment for the students and their families. Hereby, a rejection can be life-shattering.

  • Panic at HSC Examination 2018

    HSC 2018: Panic at the examination centre

    The question leak issue has been at play over the past several years and has been rotting the core of our education's assessment system—board examinations. This year however, after the question leaks in the Secondary School Certificate examination (SSC), the authorities have taken stricter measures to prevent question leaks, including social media surveillance and better security around exam centres. It was also announced that all district boards will supply the same question paper, choosing amongst 4 sets of previously prepared question papers, which will be done 25 minutes before the exam. This policy has given birth to a new set of problems.

  • What not to do during your thesis

    I just graduated, hurrah. I managed to sail through my courses and internship pretty smoothly, but my thesis phase was nothing short of a terror. Thus, I have compiled some useful advices on what NOT to do during your thesis, which I wish I had gotten earlier.

  • A student's guide to scripting an audiovisual

    In recent years, AVs have transcended beyond just the commercial sphere. Students are more and more involved in making AVs for academic purposes. Applying for higher studies abroad often requires video essays. Furthermore, the rise of student-level branding competitions ushers in creative submissions which more often than not require making ads, team videos or campaign videos.

  • Anthropology

    Anthropology: It's more than just old bones

    As an undergraduate student of Anthropology, I've spent the past 4 years explaining to countless people what my major is. It's not an easy task because Anthropology is the result of some dissatisfied thinkers believing existing

  • Board Exam

    Expectation vs Reality: Board Exams

    Board exams are a very big deal for almost every Bangla medium student. We grow up hearing that our JSC/SSC/HSC results will define our self-worth for the rest of our lives. We take year-long preparations in order to have a certain number stamped to our identity.

  • New hub for book lovers

    New hub for book lovers

    Are you bored of hanging out at overpriced restaurants and dingy cafes? Are you tired of judgmental gazes of the shopkeepers everytime you linger around in a bookstore? I surely am. As a bookworm, I have always dreamt of a place with shelves after shelves where I could just grab a book, a steaming cup of coffee and forget about the rest of the world.

  • SSC exam result 2018

    SSC exams begin Feb 1

    The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent exams are scheduled to begin on February 1 next year.

  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

    Prepping for the SAT subject tests

    Most of the Ivy League institutions, along with some other high calibre universities recommend or require the SAT Subject Tests. For example, Cornell University requires the test in two subjects for most Arts and Science majors.

  • The art of taking class notes

    Taking hand-written notes is a lost art in the current digital era. Thankfully, owing to our “digital” country's reluctance in converting our classroom into a digital ecosystem, the art is not yet obsolete in this part of the world.

  • Self-learning business through YouTube videos-01

    Self-learning business through YouTube videos

    YouTube is one platform that provides education and information through the means of entertainment. If you're like me, you're most likely to put off a semester worth of syllabus until the night before exam and then regret doing so, only to repeat the whole agonising process all over again.

  • Economics CGPA

    How to raise your Economics CGPA. For real.

    From the moment I had stepped into the chapters of a university, life has firmly fastened itself to the tracks of a rollercoaster and not just any regular rollercoaster, but the sort that causes a boom and a recession.

  • Thoughts of a soon-to-be graduate

    I remember when being a 90's kid used to be cool.

  • Scrum for comfortable collaboration

    Scrum is a very popular software development method used by software engineers that prioritises project planning and team management.

  • NU postpones Aug 26-29 exams

    National University has postponed fourth-year honours examinations of 2016 and degree pass and certificate examinations of 2015 (old syllabus) scheduled from August 26 to August 29 due to flood.

  • Teaching through Tech

    Smallfoot, a youth-driven initiative for educating underprivileged children, inaugurated its new social project titled "Smallfoot-Teach through Tech" on August 12, 2017. "Teach through Tech" is a technological education programme that aims to provide children from slums with training on necessary skills based on their passion.

  • For the love of imagination

    Under the joint initiative of United International University (UIU) and The Daily Star (TDS), the latest workshop of Imagine Write Creatively was held at Sir John Wilson School on August 7, 2017.

  • Redundancy And How It's Redundant

    One of the main issues that writers should seek to eliminate is redundancy. How many times have you written something like this?

  • 6 things to note for your first year at law school

    As I await my graduation from Law school, which is supposed to happen within 2 months, I look back at the memorable journey which started with me having no idea what in the world a “plaintiff” was.

  • Debate vs MUN

    Two of the most common forms of co-curricular competitions at school and university alike – debate and MUN – might seem more or less similar from the outside.

  • An Academic Pilgrimage to Bhutan

    A few weeks back, I had the tremendous good fortune to participate in an international academic conference.

  • How do you show a story?

    On a fine, sunny (too sunny for my liking) Thursday (April 27), I made my way to Bashundhara in order to observe the latest installment of Imagine


    You go home after a long day at your educational institution, eagerly anticipating nap time.

  • ULAB organises Inter-University Students’ Conference and Cultural Competition

    The Department of English at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organises its two-day Inter-University Students’ Conference and Cultural Competition for the third time.