‘Curriculum Development Workshop’ for BSS program of Institute of Information Sciences was held at Noakhali Science and Technology University
Institute of Information Sciences (IIS), Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) organized a workshop on curriculum development on Friday 10 December 2018 at Department Virtual Classroom- 1 in Noakhali Science and Technology University. As a chief guest, Professor Dr M Wahiduzzaman, Vice-Chancellor of Noakhali Science and Technology University inaugurated the daylong workshop. Professor Dr Mohammed Faruque Uddin, Treasurer, Noakhali Science and Technology University was also present as a special guest in that workshop. The workshop was presided by Dr Abdullah-Al Mamun, Director of Institute of Information Sciences, Noakhali Science and Technology University.
The aim of the workshop was to develop a model curriculum for the undergraduate program of the Department of Information Studies under the Institute of Information Sciences, NSTU. It’s been the 2nd phase of curriculum development after the 1st workshop held on 12 January 2018 at the University of Dhaka. Development of the curriculum to improve the skill of the students as per professional requirements, and to bridge the gap between industry and academia was also objectives of the workshop. Dr Md. Ashraful Alam, Director, Institutional Quality assurance Cell (IQAC), Noakhali Science and Technology University, faculty members from University of Dhaka, Noakhali Science and Technology University, National University Bangladesh, East West University, Rajshahi University were present in the workshop. Dr Naresh Agarwal, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, USA was present through online and gave his valuable insights regarding the proposed curriculum of IIS, NSTU. Indeed, the Technical session of the workshop was followed by a presentation, a series of open discussions and recommendations by the participants of the working sessions. Possible courses for the proposed undergraduate degree program were finalized. It was agreed that a detailed proposal based on the recommendations of the workshop will be formulated at an early date by the curriculum development committee and communicated to the stakeholders.