November 11, 2019

Very Heartiest Congratulations to H.E. Professor Dr. Major Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, BNCCO, Vice-Chancellor, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Bangladesh for establishing the Campus Online Radio for Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Bangladesh.

Campus Online Radio of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, following aims and objectives:

bring life skills and educational information, development motivation & entertainment programming to the universities students.

To provide a platform to the students to build their communication skills and give them exposure to a
working media environment.

Campus Radio also acts as a Community Broadcasting center addressing community issues and building awareness about them.

The Campus Radio Station also provides hands-on training to students and teachers engaged in media. It trains them in
various aspects of broadcasting programs like, sound production, editing, scriptwriting, and anchoring.

University Campus Radio broadcasting has three primary purposes:

• To provide quality on-air programming for the university and its coverage areas.

• To involve the community members (student/teacher/faculties and communities) it seeks to serve through activities, programs,
special events, and community services;

• To provide training and experience to its community members so they can involve themselves in program production and skills
about the state of art of broadcasting.

It shall promote dialogue for driving progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), incorporate interrelated works mentioned in the National Five Years Plan, and other policies.

It would also focus on Creating inclusive knowledge societies and empower university communities by increasing access to information and knowledge in line with protecting human rights, freedom of expression; universal access to information and
knowledge; respecting cultural and linguistic diversity; gender equity and quality education for all.

It shall reinforce rights & obligation, countering radicalization and extremism through the various programs run by University Campus Radio Station.

Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur is the only university in Rangpur divisional town. This university is the result of long days’ movement and demand of mass people of this area. This university was started in 2001 during the period of then Awamileague Government in the name of ‘Rangpur Science and Technology University’ .The then government laid the foundation stone of this university. But the next BNP- Jamat alliance Government stopped the activities of Rangpur Science and Technology University. As a result this prospective university has not got its practical form. Later a university in the name of ‘Rangpur University’ was established on 12th October in 2008 by the then Care- Taker Government on demand of all walks of people of Rangpur. Here, it needs to mention that Rangpur University was established on the land acquired by Awamileague Government in 2001. Rangpur University was renamed as ‘Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur’ by grand alliance government in 2009.

At present Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, BNCCO, Professor of public administration department of Dhaka University is rendering service as fourth Vice Chancellor of this university. Now there are twenty one departments under six faculties. Bangla, English, History & Archaeology departments under Faculty of Arts. Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Mass communication & Journalism and Public Administration departments under Faculty of Social Science. Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and Chemistry departments under Faculty of Science. Computer Science & Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication departments under Faculty of Engineering and Technology. Geography & Environmental Science and Disaster Management departments under Faculty of Life & Earth Science. Management Studies, Marketing, Accounting & Information Systems and Finance & Banking departments under Faculty of Business Studies.

Apart from these departments, an Institute in the name of “Doctor Wazed International Research and Training Institute” has been established as per name of internationally renowned atomic scientist Dr. M A Wazed Miah. This institute will provide higher degrees, that is, M.Phil and Ph.D degree parallel to research work.

Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur is situated near Modern More called gateway of Rangpur town on seventy five acres of land. Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the permanent campus on 8th January in 2011. Now 9574 students are reading in this university. There are 145 Teachers, 112 Officers and 406 Employees in this university.

The basic objective of the Campus Radio broadcasting would be to serve the cause of the campus and community in the service area of the University Campus Radio!

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