- KUET Urban and Regional Planning Department team achieved First Runner-up position in the Inter-University Undergraduate Planning Students' Competition on Planning and Design of Compact Township
December 08, 2016
A team of six students from different batches of Urban and Regional Planning Department, KUET participated in the Inter-University Undergraduate Planning Students’ Competition on Planning and Design of Compact Township and achieved First Runner-up position. it was organized by Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET in collabration with Compact Township Foundation(CTF), Dhaka, Bangladesh on may 12, 2016. The whole program was held in URP Seminer Room, BUET. The Honorable Vice-Chancellor of BUET was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The team was received Prize from Dr. Salim Rashid Sir, Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago. A Round-table conference was held immediately after the prize giving ceremony with Teachers, Professional Urban Planners, Development Coordinators, Delegates of Civil Society, and Media Personalities.
The team was supervised by Md. Esraz-Ul-Zannat and Md. Mokhlesur Rahman. The award winning students of KUET team are Naimul Islam (2k11), Sk. Fazla Rabby (2k11), Md. Salman Ferdous (2k11), Maria Binte Edrish (2k11), Tahmid Hossain (2k12) and Md. Saiful Bashar Tipu (2k13). Two teams from RUET were awarded as Champion and Second runner up team.
Theother participants were undergraduate students of the Urban and Regional Planning Departments of BUET, Jahangirnagar University, Khulna University, KUET, RUET and CUET at the very beginning of the Competition. At last there were only 3 selected groups could participated in the final by assessing 3 different phases of the competition.
The team from this University presented here the feasibility study of Compact Township project, locational profile development, cost estimation of the project, assessment of sustainability of Compact Township, and finally, the 3D Model development of the Project.
1st Runner-up team- KUET Receiving Award from Prof. Dr. Salim Rashid Sir.
Round-table Discussion Between Participants and Co-ordinators of Compact Township Foundation
- KUET students from Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, have become the champion in "Case Study Analysis" in "Cennovation-2015" September 08, 2015
A team consisting of four students from Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, KUET have become the champion in “Case Study Analysis” in “Cennovation-2015” which was held at Islamic University of Technology (IUT) campus, Gazipur on 29th of august, 2015. The event was organized by Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) and sponsored by “LAFARAGE Surma Cement Ltd.” There were total seven segments in which about 700 students from various institutions like BUET, CUET, RUET, DU, SUST, MISTand many other universities around the whole country participated to show their innovative ideas and thoughts. Among the other segments there were Poster Competition, CAD contest, Project Showcasing, Photography Contest, Short Film Contest and Mechanics Olympiad in which students participated with much enthusiasm. In Case Study Analysis, primarily six teams were selected for the final presentation on the event day based upon the report, innovative ideas and analytical result of a given topic which was “Sustainable Transportation Mode for Dhaka City”. The six teams had to express their ideas and presentation skills on the same topic through a formal presentation before the two honorable judges from IUT and Guest judge from North South University (NSU). Dr. Shamim Z. Bosunia, President of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh was present as the chief guest. Prof. Dr. M. Imtiaz Hossain, VC of IUT was also present as the special guest. Prof. Dr. Jamilur Reza Chowdhury, VC of University of Asia Pacific was present as the chief guest and Engr. M. A. Awal was present as the special guest at the closing and prize giving ceremony. Champion team members of KUET URP are listed below: 1. K.M. MohiuddinEkram (URP_2k11) 2. GunjanBarua (URP_2k11) 3. FarhanaKabirZisha (URP_2k12) 4. RedwanKabir (URP_2k12) Presented Topic in short: “Sustainable Transportation Mode for Dhaka City” In the peak hour of offices and educational institutions we see the traffic congestion every now and then costing us valuable time and money in terms of working hours and fuel respectively. Also at closing hours of commercial and educational institutions traffic jam occur due to heavy load of passengers.
- KUET URP students have become runner up in ?Smart City Challenge? in ?International Engineering Innovation Summit Bangladesh ? 2015?June 24, 2015
A team of four students from URP department, KUET participated and achieved runner up position in the ‘Smart City Challenge’ in ‘International Engineering Innovation Summit Bangladesh – 2015’. The event was organized by Engineering Students’ Association of Bangladesh (ESAB). The summit took place in 11 June, in Krishibid Institution Bangladesh, Dhaka. There were total 11 contests in this event including Robotics competition, Smart City Challenge, App. fest etc. Students from Engineering Universities including BUET, KUET, RUET, SUST, CUET, IUT, and different private Engineering Universities participated in this event. The Smart City Challenge was among the Civil, Architecture, and URP Departments of the Engineering Universities of Bangladesh. The team from URP department of KUET participated in the Smart City competition. The team was mentored by Md. Salaha Uddin, Assistant Professor, URP Department, KUET.Teams from BUET, KUET, CUET, and RUET showed their model and presentation at the day of the event. The adjudicator panel for this competition consisted teachers from Civil Department, BUET. The guests of the prize giving ceremony included Nasrul Hamid Bipu, M.P, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Power; Kabir Bin Anwar, DG(Admin), Prime Minister's Office Project (A2I project) Director; Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, A2I Program Prime Minister's Office and Md. Shahid Uddin Akbar, CEO, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development, Jon Pineau, Aerospace Engineer, Stellar Solutions, NASA.NASRUL HAMID BIPU, M.P, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Power, KABIR BIN ANWAR, DG(Admin), Prime Minister's Office Project Director, A2I project , ANIR CHOWDHURY, Policy Advisor, A2I Program Prime Minister's Office and MD. SHAHID UDDIN AKBAR, CEO, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development. We were honored to have among us the Jon Pineau, Aerospace Engineer, Stellar Solutions, NASA for his engaging session.NASRUL HAMID BIPU, M.P, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Power, KABIR BIN ANWAR, DG(Admin), Prime Minister's Office Project Director, A2I project , ANIR CHOWDHURY, Policy Advisor, A2I Program Prime Minister's Office and MD. SHAHID UDDIN AKBAR, CEO, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development. We were honored to have among us the Jon Pineau, Aerospace Engineer, Stellar Solutions, NASA for his engaging session. The guests awarded the winning teams in the competition.
Award winning students of KUET, and their presented topic in the competition:
Sunzid Hassan (URP 2k12)
Tasnima Fahmin (URP 2k12)
Prince Mondal (URP 2k12)
M. Abrar Rubaiyat Islam (URP 2k12)
Presented topic: Corporate Bus Service.
Public transportation service can improve the mobility and environmental condition of Dhaka. But the quality of Public bus service in Dhaka is very poor. This project introduces the idea of ‘Corporate Bus Service’. It is a bus service ran by the Private institutions for carrying their workers in and out of workplace.
The study area in this project was UCBL Bank, Gulshan Branch. After conducting survey and analysis on the study area,6 buses with their route, and schedule were proposed for the selected employees.
Impact: Corporate Bus Service requires 10 times less initial investment, 15 times less monthly cost, takes 20 times less space in road, and emits 30 times less pollution than car. And if all the banks of Dhaka run this service, 40km space in road can be saved and carbon emission will reduce in Dhaka. The result will be better mobility and environment that can make Dhaka a ‘Smarter City’.
- KUET URP students have become runner up in "Brainstorming: IT based Business Idea Contest" in "DUITS 4th National Campus IT Fest 2015"June 07, 2015
A team of two students from URP department, KUET participated and achieved runner up position in the ‘Brainstorming: IT based Business Idea Contest’ in ‘DUITS 4th National Campus IT Fest 2015’. The event was jointly organized by Dhaka University IT Society (DUITS) & ICT Division, MoPTIT. The theme of this festival was “IT Enabled Campus for Better Education”. TheVice Chancellor of Dhaka University, AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the event. The competitions of this event were Altercation Debate, Mobile Application Development, IT based Business Idea Contest, Gaming, IT Quiz, and Project Showcasing. Students from different public and private schools, colleges, universities participated in this event. A team of two students of URP department of KUET participated in this event. They competed with more than 12 universities including Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Dhaka University, BRAC University, AIUB, North South University etc. The teams were judged based on their presentation related to IT based Business Idea Model.The adjudicator panel for this competition consisted of two teachers from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University. The prize giving ceremony was held at TSC Auditorium, University of Dhaka on 31st May. The chief guest of the prize giving ceremony was Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Member of Parliament, and honourable State Minister of ICT Ministry. He awarded the winning teams in the competition.
Award winning students of KUET, and their presented topic in the competition:
Sunzid Hassan (URP 2k12)
K.M.NabiulHaque (URP 2k12)
Presented topic: Ecommerce based on Land Information System.
The process of land buying and selling land in Bangladesh is full of complexities. People have to depend on others and need to check many data to ensure the ownership of land. A solution to this problem can be an e-commerce platform based on Land Information System that automates, and integrates authorized land data with other locational data. People can find if anyone is buying or selling land, authorized land data, locational data like elevation, soil type etc. in the same platform. So no matter where the customer is, they always can find and compare the land of his need.
- KUET URP Students Clinch Top Positions in Undergraduate Students Planning case Competition December 24, 2014
KUET URP Students’ Clinch Top Positions in Undergraduate Students’ Planning case Competition
Students of Department of Urban Regional Planning (URP) of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) achieved outstanding success in a nation-wide planning case competition arranged for undergraduate planning students. The competition was organized by the department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET as a part of project title, “Engaging Young Minds to Understand and Communicate Urban Problems”. EMK (Partnership Organization of Liberation War Museum and American Center of US embassy) –Aronno small grant-2014 funded the project. The project aimed at identifying various urban problems by university students of URP departments throughout the country and how they can be solved by promoting small scale but significant behavioural changes by the citizens themselves. Student of URP Departments of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Khulna University (KU), Jahangirnagar University (JU), Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) participated in the competition. Submissions for the competition were received in four phases. In the first call of the competition 53 entries were submitted. Top ten submissions were selected for the final phase. Finally, three submissions by the students of URP, KUET were awarded the first, second and third positions. The adjudicator panel for this competition consisted of two Project Coordinators Dr. Md. Musleh Uddin Hasan and Dr. Afsana Haque from URP, BUET and one faculty from each of the rest planning schools. Mr. Muhammad Salaha Uddin, Assistant Professor, URP, KUET, represented in the adjudicator panel. The prize giving ceremony was arranged on December 19, 2014 at ITN conference room of BUET. Prof. Khaleda Ekram-Vice-chancellor of BUET; Anne McConnel-Public Affairs officer US Embassy; M.K Aaref- Director Emk Center adorned the prize giving ceremony as chief guest and special guests respectively. Dr. Shakil Akter-Head Dept of URP, BUET chaired ceremony.
List of award winning students and their presented topics in the competition:
1st Place: Sourav Bhadra (URP 2K10)
Tanbir Sazid (URP 2K10)
Presented Topic: Pedestrian Insecurity
2nd Place: K.M. Mohiuddin Ekram (URP 2K11)—
A.H.M Mainul Islam (URP 2K11)
Presented Topic: Urban Water Logging; Who is to Blame?
3rd Place: Gunjan Barua (URP 2k11)
Anindya Sundar Mridha (URP 2k11)
Presented Topic: Absence of Community Participation in Urban Problem Solving Process
- DURP debate team,KUET has become runner up in Young Planners' Day debate competition.September 30, 2012
A debate team from URP department, KUET participated in a debate competition organized by Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) on the occassion of Young Planners's day(29 Sep),2012. The team has become runner up in the competition. They have defeted DURP of CUET and JU on the way of their journey. In the final, their opponent was DURP,BUET. Gunjan Barua won the crown of the debator of the day from the runner up team. The team was mentored by Muhammad Salaha Uddin, Lecturer, DURP, KUET. The other two debetors were Khandokar Mohiuddin Ekram and Tahsin Hossain. The all of the debators belong to URP 2k11 batch. As a very fresehers in planning education this is one of the milstone achievements of DURP as well as KUET.
Renowned Civil Engineer Prfessor Dr. Jamilur Reza Chowdhury and Eng. Nurul Huda, Chairman RAJUK adorned the prize giving ceremony as chief and special guest respectively.The ceremony was presided over by the renowned planner, Professor Dr, Golam rahman, President of BIP 10th executive board.