Jahangirnagar University celebrated its glorious 50th founding anniversary at the university campus on Tuesday (Jan 12). Marking the day, the university authorities organized online based programmes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The daylong programme was inaugurated by hoisting the national flag and JU flag and releasing balloons in front of the Business Studies Faculty at around 10.30 a.m. JU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Farzana Islam inaugurated the event through a videoconference in the morning. Later, a virtual reminiscing programme was held with the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, former and current teachers and students of the university. At the programme, teachers and students recalled their memories of the campus life.
A virtual cultural programme jointly organized by Student Welfare and Counselling Centre and Teacher-Student Center of the university was held in evening .
The entire campus has been illuminated with colorful lights marking the day.
Jahangirnagar University was founded on Aug 20, 1970. It formally began its academic activities as a residential university on Jan 12, 1971, with four departments, 21 teachers, 150 students, and three residential halls.