County’s first ever e-library was opened at the University of Dhaka (DU)with the assistance of cellular phone operator Robi, BSS reports. Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique today inaugurated the library at the premise of University’s Faculty of Business Studies. A total of 35 overseas universities and international publishers will be affiliated with the e-library and these facilities will directly benefit 6092 students and 208 teachers of the Faculty.
The e-library is the result of a tripartite agreement among Dhaka University, University Grants Commission (UGC)and Robi Axiata Limited. Students from other universities of the country will also be able to have access to this state-of-the-art facility. Furthermore, free access to e-books, scientific journals and research papers through this e-library is expected to vastly contribute in raising the standard of education in the university.
Apart from sponsoring the establishment, Robi will also be maintaining the facilities for the next 15 years. Robi’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mahtab Uddin Ahmed along with other high officials of the company were present at the programme. University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Dr. Nasreen Ahmad, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Administration) Professor Dr. Shahid Akhtar Hossain, Treasurer Professor Dr. Kamal Uddin and Dean of Faculty of Business Studies Professor Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam along with other faculty members and students were also present at the inauguration ceremony.
This facility is envisioned to be helpful in creating the business leaders for the Digital Bangladesh. Given the unfettered access ensured by the e-library for the students, the country’s future leaders will be properly equipped to deal with the challenges of the modern world. Speaking on the occasion, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed expressed his gratitude to the University authority for allowing Robi to be part of this great initiative.
Professor Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam thanked the Vice-Chancellor, Robi, University Grant Commission, his Colleagues and Students associated with the initiative for their relentless efforts in bringing international standard educational facility at the faculty. He remarked the e-library will facilitate the faculty to be able to create business leaders who can lead the country in the digital era.
Dr Arefin Siddique expressed his delight in inaugurating the e-library. Terming this initiative as the pioneering venture of the country, he felt the e-library will place the faculty as well as the university to a new level of academic excellence in the world of learning.