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EWU holds 'Nehreen Khan Memorial Speech'

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Dr Fakrul Alam, former professor of the Dhaka University and ex Pro-Vice Chancellor of East West University delivers lecture on "The Idea of a University in our Time" in the 3rd Nehreen Khan Memorial Program held at EWU Campus, Aftabnagar in the city on

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Dr Fakrul Alam, former professor of the Dhaka University and ex Pro-Vice Chancellor of East West University (EWU) delivered a lecture on "The Idea of a University in our Time" in the 3rd Nehreen Khan Memorial Program held at EWU Campus, Aftabnagar in the city on Thursday. He stated that the university as a center for the pursuit of truth and the cultivation of knowledge for its own sake and the generation of ideas and the diffusion of thought and moral values must remain guiding principles.
According to researchers, Dr Alam also mentioned about the recent ranking decline of Bangladeshi Universities which can be traced to three factors: the "governmentalization" of the institution, the shift from the initial goal of it is a center of "teaching and research" to one that now focused mainly on teaching, and the "mass production of interpreters instead of innovators.
The lecture was organized in the memory of a former student of EWU, Nehreen Khan, late daughter of Dr Akbar Ali Khan, former adviser to the caretaker government of Bangladesh.
On this occasion, Prof Dr Fakrul Alam was honored with a crest and a cheque amounting to One Lac Taka. He donated the honorarium to Nehreen Khan Scholarship Fund in the Department of English of EWU.   
Dr Mohammed Farashuddin, Chief Adviser of EWU, presided over the program. Syed Manzur Elahi, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Prof Dr MM Shahidul Hassan, Vice-Chancellor, AZM Shafiqul Alam,  Treasurer, of EWU and Afsana Begum, a classmate of late Nehrin Khan also spoke on the occasion.  Dr Akbar Ali Khan was present at the lecture, along with faculty members, students and other dignitaries.   

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