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East West University

Motto "Excellence in Education"
Established 1996
Type Private, Coeducational
Chancellor H.E. Prof. Dr. Iajuddin Ahmed
President Jalaluddin Ahmed
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mohammed Sharif
Faculty 189
Students 6162
Undergraduates 4794(male:3591,female:1203)
Postgraduates 1368(male:1052,female:316)
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Campus 43, Mohakhali, Dhaka
Colors
 
Nickname EWU
Affiliations University Grants Commission
Website http://www.ewubd.edu

East West University (Bengali: ইস্টওয়েস্ট বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or EWU is a private university located in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It was established in 1996 by the Private University Act, 1992[1]. Built around a centralized campus in Mohakhali, the university features a range of academic and extra-curricular facilities - from a growing library visited by 2,200 users a day to 16 students clubs. Founded by eminent academic personality Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin[2], EWU offers a number of scholarship schemes, regular seminars that include discussions on subjects significant to national development, and a limited but diverse range of curriculum. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Iajuddin Ahmed (Bangla: ইয়াজউদ্দিন আহম্মেদ) (February 1, 1931) is the current President of Bangladesh and has been in office since 2002. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Ḍhākā; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh was established on 16th December, 1972. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Bengali or Bangla (IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from the Magadhi Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit languages. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Ḍhākā; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ...

Contents

History

Man behind the dream, Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Founder Vice Chancellor, East West University.
Man behind the dream, Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Founder Vice Chancellor, East West University.

During the early 90's Government of Bangladesh along with the civil society felt that existing public universities are not sufficient to meet the constantly increasing high demand of higher education in Bangladesh. Moreover, to maintain the quality education most of the reputed public universities kept themselves extremely selective and each year a large number of student failed to get admitted into the higher educational institutions. All those issues leaded them to permit private sectors to establish universities. On 9 August, 1992, the Private University Act (Act 34) 1992 was passed and with in the next five years a good number of private universities were established and started to perform successfully and East West University is one of them. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ...


East West University is established in 1996 as a non-profitable organization. This university is the first major project of the Progoti Foundation for Education and Development (PFED), a non-profit, non-political, charitable organization maintained by a group of academics, business leaders, professionals and education enthusiasts led by Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, prominent economist and former governor of Bangladesh Bank. University was launched in September 1996 with 6 faculty members and 20 students in three programs, BBA, BSc in Computer Science and BSS in English at the present campus of 45, Mohakhali Commercial Area, Dhaka. Currently, the university maintains a good number of slightly over six thousands students with a centralized campus in Mohakhali though it has a plan to shift to its permanent campus by 2009 which is now under-construction and located in Aftab Nagar near Banosri. [3] Bangladesh Bank is the central bank of Bangladesh. ... Mohakhali in Dhaka Mohakhali is a place in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ...


Campus

East West University Campus located at Mohakhali, Dhaka.
East West University Campus located at Mohakhali, Dhaka.
EWU Campus Map

East West University maintains a centralized campus consisting of six multi-storied buildings located at the heart of Mohakhali, one of the busiest commercial spot of Dhaka. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

  • Administrative Building (ADMN): Offices of different administrative personnels including registrar are located in this building. ADMN building is mainly used for class room purpose but some of the departments are also situated here including Department of Economics and Department of Social Science. University Auditorium is also located in this building on the 10th floor.
  • Foundation Building (FNDN): Offices of the top level management including Board President, Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor are located in this building. This building is used for Library and Laboratory purpose mainly. EWU library is located on 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor. Different engineering and IT laboratories including Electronics Lab, Digital Lab, Telecommunication Lab, Physics Lab and four Computer Labs are situated in this building. University's one of the oldest department, Department of Computer Science and Engineering is also located in this building on the 5th floor.
  • Academic Building (ACAD): Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Department of Applied Physics and Communication Engineering are located in this building. University cafe, MBA office, Account Section, VLSI Laboratory and MBA Computer Lab are situated on different floors of this building.
  • DDC Building (DDC): A new and small building mainly used for seminars. Department of Pharmacy and special conference rooms are located in this building.
  • Research Building (Res’rh): One of the oldest buildings of EWU mainly used for department office, Pharmacy Lab, Computer Lab and Career Counseling Centre. Department of English is located in this building.
  • Graduate Building (GRAD): Oldest building of EUW. University's largest department, Department of Business Administration was located in this building though it has been shifted and this building is declared abandon and waiting for reconstruction.

Academics

Foundation Building, East West University.
Administrative Building, East West University.

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Structure

East West University is organized into three faculties. Each faculty is again divided into different departments. A Dean is the head of each faculty while departments are headed by the respective department Chairpersons. Department of Business Administration is the largest and one of the oldest departments of the university. Department of Computer Science and Engineering (established as Department of Computer Science) and Department of English are other two founding departments performing since 1996. Social Science department is the only department that does not offer any degree program rather it works as a supportive department for other existing degree programs.


Academic Structure

Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Department of Applied Physics and Communications Engineering
Department of Pharmacy
Department of Business Administration
Department of Economics
Department of English
Department of Social Sciences

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Deep Blue University
Lilac Department of English
Sea Green Department of Business Administration
Blue Department of Social Science
Olive Green Department of Economics
Orange Department of Pharmacy
Golden Yellow Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Perl White Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Indigo Department of Applied Physics and Comm. Engineering

Academic terms

EWU is modeled on North American Open Credit systems. It maintains tri-semester year with an exception of Department of Pharmacy which maintains bi-semester year. EWU semesters are as follow[5]: An academic term is a division of an academic year, the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. ...

  • Spring: January - April (staring on the second Sunday of January)
  • Summer: May - August (staring on the second Sunday of January)
  • Fall: September - December (staring on the second Sunday of January)

Degrees and awards

Currently EWU offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) for English graduate, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) for Business graduate and Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) for Economics graduate. There is also an opportunity to achieve degrees in both Business and Economics together in the form of double major. University is offering Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) for Engineering and Systems Science (e.g. Computer Science) graduate and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Phrm) for Pharmacy graduate. University's engineering or pharmacy program does not have any recognition from the respective specialist authority in Bangladesh though university demands they have started application procedures. In post-graduate level EWU is offering Master of Business Administration (MBA) for business, Master of Arts (MA) for humanities and Master of Science (MS) for Science and Engineering. EWU's most of the degrees, specially business and engineering degrees are transferable to some North American, European and Australasian universities where it maintains formal collaboration with them[6][7].


EWU graduates are evaluated on Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) on a scale of 0.00 to 4.00 point. In addition, university also classified students into three classes based on their earned CGPA[8]. These are as follow: It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Grade (education). ...

  • First Class - CGPA 3.00 and above
  • Second Class - CGPA 2.50 to 2.99
  • Third Class - CGPA 2.00 to 2.49

East West University also provides following special awards[9] to its outstanding students.

  • Gold Medal: Chancellor of the University, His Excellency Honorable President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh officially awards Gold Medal to each of the students having a CGPA of 3.97 or above at the day of convocation.
  • Summa Cum Laude: Each undergraduate student with a CGPA of 3.90 or above is awarded Summa Cum Laude by the university and declared by the convocation Marshall on the convocation day.
  • Magna Cum Laude: Each undergraduate student with a CGPA of 3.75 or above is awarded Magna Cum Laude by the university and declared by the convocation Marshall on the convocation day.

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Facilities and services

EWU Library, Newspaper Section
EWU Library, Newspaper Section
Academic Building of the university. EEE and APCE department and also some of the important laboratories are located at this building.
Academic Building of the university. EEE and APCE department and also some of the important laboratories are located at this building.

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Library

East West University has a library covering four floors of the Foundation Building and approximately ten thousand five hundred square feet in area[10]. All the floors have specialty in terms of study space, special corner, maps and journal area, photocopy corner, database search corner, user friendly newspaper display section and convenient communication systems. The Library has a pigeonhole area with a capacity of supporting 450 users at a time and every day around 2,200 users visit this library. Library contains 15,704 copy books, subscription of 135 international and national journals (hardcopy), 3,293 online journals on its database, subscription of 16 national daily newspapers and around 1,300 CD-ROMs and audio cassettes.[11]


Laboratories

EWU is providing well equipped laboratory facilities for its different engineering and science disciplines. In addition to those, university is also providing seven computer laboratories with a local network of 533 PCs and personal VSAT services[12]. Universities laboratories are shared as follow[13]:

  • Computer Laboratories, shared by all the departments of the university.
  • Digital Laboratory, shared by all the engineering department.
  • Electronics Laboratory, shared by all the engineering department.
  • Electrical Machine Laboratory, used by only EEE department.
  • Network Laboratory, shared by department of CSE and APCE.
  • Pharmacy Laboratory, used by only department of Pharmacy.
  • Physics Laboratory, shared by all the science and engineering departments.
  • Telecommunication Laboratory, used by only APCE department.
  • VLSI Laboratory, shared by CSE and EEE departments.

Financial support

Merit scholarships

East West University provides a wide range of scholarship starting from full funding to partial tuition weavers. Each semester top 10% students of each batch having a CGPA of 3.97 or above are awarded EWU Merit Scholarships which worth 90,000 BDT in undergraduate level and 75,000 BDT in postgraduate level. All other students from the Dean's List are also eligible to receive Medha Lalon Fund Scholarship ranging from 35,000 BDT to 25,000 BDT. Besides, there are 28 directorial scholarships (25,20,000 BDT) are available each year for the meritorious students with exceptional case.


Financial aid

Each semester university provides a large number of Financial Aids. Student facing financial difficulties (with a CGPA of 2.7 and above,those student whole complete at least 30 credits last three semester) can apply with proper evidence only once a year for this support. It varies from 18,000 BDT to 35,000 BDT. Apart from this support, EWU provides 50% tuition weaver for any one of a sibling pair studying simultaneously in the university which worth around 45,000 BDT per year. Besides, it maintains a low tuition fees rate (BDT 3,000 per credit) compare to other leading private universities in Bangladesh.


Research

East West University has a growing research culture at all of its departments. Faculty members and senior students of the university produce a good number of academic papers each year and publish them on different journals and conference proceedings. In 2002, EWU organized International Conference on Computer and Information Technology which is a series of Computer Science and Information Technology based conference is being hosted in Bangladesh since 1997 by a different university each year. EWU is also a member of Trade Knowledge Network[14], a collaboration of research institutions in developed and developing countries located in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas[15]. International Conference on Computer and Information Technology or ICCIT is a series of Computer Science and Information Technology based conference is being hosted in Bangladesh since 1997 by a different university each year. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... The Trade Knowledge Network (TKN) is the collaboration of research institutions in developed and developing countries located in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. ...


Student life

Student activities

East West University has 16 clubs in different activity fields. These clubs are taking part in different competitions national and international wide and also organizing national level events. EWU Debating Club won the championship title in 18th Prime Bank - NDDC National Debate Championship 2006 (Inter University - Bangla) and became runner's up in the same event's English debate. EWU Programming club became 4th in ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest held at Coimbatore, India and 12th at Kanpur, India in 2006. Other clubs are also taking part in different national level events.

A concert performed by EWU Cultural Club
Student on the campus
Student on the campus
Student on the campus
Student on the campus

EWU Club List
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  • Creative Marketing Club
  • Environmental and Social Club
  • Business Club
  • Financial Analysis & Research Club
  • Debating Club
  • Cine and Photography Club
  • Computer Club
  • Cultural Club
  • Sports Club
  • MBA Club
  • English Conversation Club
  • Pharmacy Club
  • Natural Science Club
  • Rotaract Club of East West University
  • EWU Electronics Club
  • Programming Club
  • Photography club
  • The English Poetry and Drama Club
  • Telecommunication club

Notes and references

  1. ^ Private University Act, 1992
  2. ^ Profile from Boston University Page as an Alumni
  3. ^ Location, EWU Convocation Brochure 2007, pp-112
  4. ^ Explanatory Note, EWU Convocation Brochure 2007, pp-17
  5. ^ EWU Undergraduate Prospectus 2002-2003, pp-16
  6. ^ Collaboration list
  7. ^ Credit Transfer info to Uni. of Wollongong
  8. ^ EWU Undergraduate Prospectus 2002-2003, pp-15
  9. ^ EWU Convocation Brochure 2007, pp-17
  10. ^ EWU Newsletter, Vol. VI, ISSUE III, Fall 2006, pp-7
  11. ^ EWU Newsletter, Vol. VI, ISSUE III, Fall 2006, pp-8
  12. ^ University Profile, EWU Convocation Brochure 2007, pp-113
  13. ^ List of Laboratories, EWU Convocation Brochure 2007, pp-113,114
  14. ^ EWU's profile as a member at TKN site
  15. ^ About Trade Knowledge Network

External links

  • East West University Homepage

 
 

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