Southeast University (Bangladesh)


Southeast University (Bangladesh)

Infobox_University
name = Southeast University


image_size = 113px
motto = "Making the Leaders for tomorrow"
established =
type = Private, Coeducational
faculty = 85
chancellor =
vice_chancellor = Professor Dr . M . Shamsher Ali
dean = Professor Dr. R. I. Sharif, School of Science
students = > 6,000 [cite web|last=Introduction|url=http://www.seu.ac.bd/|title=Number of SEU student|accessdate=2007-01-17]
city = Dhaka
campus = Urban
country = Bangladesh
nickname = SEU
affiliations = University Grants Commission Bangladesh
footnotes =
website = [http://www.seu.ac.bd www.seu.ac.bd]
address =
telephone = 880-2-8860456-7 or, 880-2-9893205

Southeast University ( _bn. সাউথ ইস্ট বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or (SEU) is a non-profitable private university located at Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The university was established under the Private University Act, 1992 approved by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Southeast University is pledged to create a knowledge-based society. Understanding the need and value of higher education to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh, a group of dedicated educationists and enthusiasts discussed the prospects of establishing a private university that would uphold the torch of knowledge and would pursue quality education in a quiet, trouble-free and congenial academic environment. Ultimately a university named "Southeast University (SEU)" started its journey in the month of June 2002 as a private university under the 'Private University Act 1992'. The Honorable President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of SEU. From the very beginning till now SEU has been following the policy of not treating education as a commercial product, and is firmly committed to serve the society without having any commercial motive, whatsoever. Creation of SEU was a visionary decision in the face of ever increasing demand for updated specialized education in Bangladesh. With the phenomenal rise in enrolment coupled with quality of education, SEU is now comparable with the best of universities in Bangladesh and abroad.

Vision:The vision of Southeast University (SEU) is to flourish as a prestigious seat of learning in the South Asian region. As a center of excellence, it aims at attracting students from all countries of the region.

Mission:The mission of (SEU) is to provide higher education to students of Bangladesh at an affordable cost, keeping in view the challenges of the twenty first century. And this mission will be achieved by imparting world class education and providing research facilities so that the students can attain their full intellectual, social, and personal potentials. SEU is committed to developing human capital by cultivating creative thinking in individuals. It offers education through both campus and ICT-based online modes of teaching.

Goal and Scope:The goal of the University is to provide excellent modern education for students with a view to equipping them with the skill and knowledge necessary to lead the country in its quest for development. Along with this, the University also aims at producing students of high moral standard in its students. Southeast University (SEU) has the authority, under its charter, to provide instruction to confer Undergraduate and Post Graduate degrees. It has plans to offer MPhil. and PhD programs in all branches of higher studies including engineering, agriculture, law and medical sciences. It has also the authority to grant diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions. It has also the authority to open new Schools of studies and new institutions in its own campus.The University is run by a number of statutory bodies as required under the provisions of the Private University Act, 1992. It was awarded the best school of business award by the Financial EXpress in 2006. It is still renowned as the fastest growing business school. [ [http://www.sai.uni-heidelberg.de/workgroups/bdlaw/1992-a34.htm Private University Act, 1992] ]

Programs

South East University offers the following Undergraduate & Post graduate programs and diploma courses:;School of Science
*Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering
*Bachelor of Science in Information & Communication Engineering
*Bachelor of Textile Engineering
*Bachelor of Pharmacy
*MSc in Medical & Radiation Physics;School of Business Studies
*Bachelor of Business Administration
*Master of Business Administration (Regular)
*Master of Business Administration (Executive)
*Master of Business Administration (Only for BBA students);School of Arts and Social Science
*1 year Master of Laws: 1 year LLM
*2 year Master of Laws: 2 year LLM
*4 year Bachelor of Laws: LLB(Hons)
*2 year Bachelor of Laws: LLB(Pass)
* Bachelor of English (Hons)
*Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies
*Master of Arts in Islamic Studies
*Diploma courses
*Diploma in Communicative English
*Postgraduate Diploma in World Trade Organization

DISTANCE PROGRAMS

Welcome to Southeast University Distance Programs. You might be aware that Southeast is the first university in private sector to offer a comprehensive e-based virtual learning program to benefit those students who could not come to campus due to various constraints.

What are the basic requirements to attend our distance MBA program?•To be able to learn through our distance learning program you will need to have access to multimedia computer system. You need not to own a multimedia computer system, but you must have to be able to work on such a system average three hours uninterrupted a week.• You will also need to have an internet & e-mail access to communicate to your teachers.

How do we design our curriculum?•You might be knowing that we run American credit hour system of education. Our each course in MBA program is having 3 credit hours, which requires a student to take 3 hour class every week for 14 weeks. We design and develop lectures in such a way where you will require an average of 3 hours to go through the lecture and conceptualizing the matters of the same. That way, if you learn one lecture each week you can complete the 3 credit hour course within 14 weeks.That means we will run around 42 hour session for each course. In case of physical campus, students have quite similar magnitude of exposure to their teachers.

SEU virtual campuses organize classes without classrooms, exam without textbooks. It is a distance learning process which involves CD, lecture sheets, audio-video system. Currently SEU is providing tuition in MBA and BA(Hons.)& MA in Islamic Studies in the Distance Mode in the Dhaka campus. Presently the University opened regional resource centers at Khulna, Jessore, Chittagong, Mymensing, Rangpur,and Kustia. SEU is also planning to open resource center at various important places of the country.

Southeast University has a well equiped Studio (Media Center) where from it can make control of Virtual campus website, can arrange video conference remotly, can prepare class lecture, CD materials, Audios, Videos, Multimedia presentation etc. Very soon it will going to broadcust educational programs in some bd TV Channel under the Program of distance Education.

Why do we call our program a virtual e-based system?• Each student will be provided with a password as well as an e-mail account. Every enrolled student will be able to access to lectures by using password. So it's very important to maintain confidentiality of your password. Your teachers will also have their respective e-mail accounts through which you can contact them whenever you need their assistance. When you have gone through the whole lecture you might have several queries in your mind. You can ask your questions to the virtual teacher through e-mail and have your queries solved. Like a classroom environment where any student's query is shared by all, similarly all enrolled students will have access to a common bulletin board where one student's interaction with the virtual teacher can be shared by all.

Current Setup for Distance Program

Chief Adviser : Prof. Dr. M Shamsher Ali (hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, SEU).Technical Team :o Mrs. Nagina Najnin Banu, coordination Officero Mr. Ashraful Islam Salim, System Officer

MBA Prgram:o Professor Dr. M. Ataur Rahman, Program Director: 0172219716o Mr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Coordinator (Rajshahi, Jessore & Bagerhat): 0176354444o Mr. M. Ashraf Uddin, Coordinator (Chittagong & Rangpur, Mymensingh): 0152-303994o Mr. Murad Hasan, Coordinator (Kushtia, Pabna & Khulna): 0171-951365o Dr. M. Ataur Rahman, (Dhaka Center)IS Program :o Mr. Md. Shah Alam (Dhk, Mymen & Ctg. RRC)o Mr. Abu Ayub Md. Ibrahim (Jessore, Khulna & Kushtia& Rangpur RRC)

>>website: The first virtual Campus in Bangladesh. www.seuvcampus.net

Facilities

Southeast University gives diffrent facilities to its students.

Credit System: Academic programs of Southeast University are based on credit system. Each academic program has a requisite number of credits to complete the degree. One credit hour indicates one lecture hour of study per week for a semester. Usually, a course is of three credit hours.

Financial AssistanceSoutheast University has a policy for financial assistance for the poor but meritorious students

Scholarship/Waiver :1. 100% tuition waiver – GPA 5.00(Golden GPA) in HSC excluding 4th subject.2. 70% tuition waiver – GPA 4.80 – 4.99 in HSC excluding 4th subject.3. 30% tuition waiver – GPA 4.50 – 4.79 in HSC excluding 4th subject.4. 15% tuition waiver – GPA 4.00 – 4.49 in HSC excluding 4th subject.5. Merit Scholarship based on semester final results for all courses.6. Course waiver also allowed.

Students have to pay admission & other fees at the time of Admission.

Accommodation Facility & Health Care:Accommodation facilities are available for women students at a reasonable cost. The University has also an experienced physician for students' health care.

Facilities for Distance Mode of Education:Audio visual studio for recording lectures.Web-based Virtual Campus for distance mode students.CD facilities to deliver lectures; audio and video lectures on CD-Rom.Facilities for Books, Guides, Modules etc.Tutorial support for students both in face mode as well as in virtual mode using e-mail services.Local Centers outside Dhaka to facilitate support to students outside Dhaka.

SPECIAL FEATURES OF SEU :American system of education. Highly qualified and distinguished faculties with foreign exposures. Modern Hardware & Software equipped computer Lab. Fully air-conditioned rooms. Multi-storied building in a sophisticated area. Rich Library with recently published books. MMP and OHP facilities. Hostel facilities for female students. Online Internet facilities. Students' Common Room. Evening classes for service holders. Reasonable and comparatively low fees. Financial assistance for brilliant students. Teaching and research assistantships for brilliant students. Job opportunities for brilliant graduates of SEU.

Labs & Hostel Facilities for Students

# Five Computer Labs.
# One Digital Lab. Two Labs. for Cyber Corner (Internet Facilities).
# One rich Pharmacy Lab. is for Phermacy Department.
# Five Ladies' Hostel.

Library

Southeast University library is a progressive, dynamic and resourceful that will support the curricula and research needs of the university. Perhaps the most important resource for students and faculty at SEU will be the SEU library. The library faculty and staff are committed to helping patrons using the library effectively and efficiently.The library will have a seating capacity of 100 students and shelf space of over 5,000 volumes. It will have a separate reference and journals section, which will be one of the most up-to-date library in the country.The library resources cover many discipline, such as business, law, management, computer science, economics, environmental studies, English language and literature, history, culture, Information Technology, psychology, religion, sociology, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Architecture, etc. The total number of books will be in the five figures and will be increasing everyday. The SEU library will subscribe substantial number of daily newspapers, magazines, fortnightly, and research journal. Different titles of news-clippings on current subjects relating to the curricula as well as socio-economic aspects, national and international affairs will also be readily available for keeping the readers up-date.To help in the use of all those resources, library faculty and staff will be available from 9:00 am. to 8:00 pm. At the SEU library, one can find a variety of print and non-print forms, such as books. CDs, journals, and magazines and also a modern customized database. Users may find research materials, slides and A/V cassettes, search a number of CD-ROM database and free access to Internet.

Southeast University is now linked with the following world renowned journal publishers through an international organisation named INASP/PERI (www.inasp.info/peri/index.shtml). Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) is acting as the coordinating body in Bangladesh . It is expected that most of the journal articles can be downloaded without username and password. This facility is IP based and work only from SEU computers. The SEU library will offer regular services such as circulation, reference, counseling, indexing, bibliographical documentation, back up services, retrospective searches etc.

Southeast University has a rich library equipped with a variety of books on the academic programs offered as well as on research and extra-curricular activities on different topics and events. At present the total collection of books and journals at library is about 6000.The total space area of the library is 3000 square feet. It is a central library of the University rendering services to the students and faculty members.The Library has special feature, that is to say, it has a modern automation system to run its day to day activities. It has also a distance corner which contains sizeable amount of books, journals, reprints, documents and booklets.

Books of the library are catalogued and classified according to Dewrey decimal classification system . All the books are shelved according to call number. Another important feature of the library is that it issues latest arrivals, such as journals and periodicals etc to the faculty members. Besides, there is a Library Committee to formulate policies and increse the modern facilities for the library users.

Library Location: SEU Library is situated at the 3rd floor of the SEU main Building (House no. 64/B, Road no. 18, Banani, Dhaka-1213).

Library services for Students/Faculties: About five hundred students come regularly to the library to study. There is also a reading corner in the library for the teachers. It has also a cyber corner which helps students and teachers to have the latest informations & references through the Internet.

Co-curricular activities

Southeast University has arrangement of co-curricular activities for its students.With regular studies the University encourages students to undertake co-curricular ativities to promote their physical, social and cultural progress. SEU students participate in voluntary blood donation program twice a year to create awareness among students in order to povide safe blood.SEU cricket Team takes part in Inter Private University Cricket Tournament Championship. Southeast University organizes Rallies for the creation of social awareness of different problems such as anti-drug and smoking etc..The university also arranges regional warm-up Contest, National Mathematics Olympiad, National Computer Programming Contest & such other events like seminar and workshop for important social and economical issues that has great impact on our life. For refreshment and gaining practical knowledge, University also arranges picnic and study tour.FEATURES OF SEU :
# The University is committed to providing quality education at a reasonable cost by disseminating knowledge reflecting the identity of our nation with its heritage, values and principles.
# The academic curricula of SEU have been carefully designed and developed with the help of distinguished experts and experienced academicians from some reputed universities at home and abroad to meet international standard in education.
# The University follows modern and American system of education.
# All students of SEU will be well-equipped with computer literacy.
# Academic calendar is strictly followed to avoid session jam.
# Academic and extra-curricular activities are conducted in such a manner that the students remain busy with these activities throughout the year.
# To remove deficiency of the students in English language remedial courses on English are offered.
# To update students' knowledge about Bangladesh and contemporary world some general courses will also be offered.
# Facilities for transfer of credits to some foreign universities will be made available.
# Financial assistance will be offered to really poor but meritorious students of SEU.
# Deserving senior and bright students of SEU will be offered teaching and research assistantships in this University.
# Job opportunities will be available for brilliant graduates of SEU.SEU has the following Clubs:
# Language Club
# Debating Club
# Computer Club
# Photography Club
# Cultural Club
# Movie Club
# Cricket Club
# Indoor Games Club
# Health Club

Footnotes

External links

[http://www.seu.ac.bd SEU official website]


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