The Journalism Alumni Forum of Rajshahi University (JAFRU), an association of former students of Mass Communication and Journalism department organized the seminar at RU senate vobon on Saturday.
Rajshahi University (RU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr.M. Abdus Sobhan inaugurated the programme as chief guest while Pro-VC Prof. Dr.M. Nurullah and Dean of Social Science Faculty Prof.M Sadekul Islam were present as the special guests .The inauguration programme was chaired by department chairman Prof. Moshihur Rahman .President of JAFRU M Sazzad Hossain presented welcome speech on the session .
Former department chairman Prof. Dulal Chandra Biswas presented a keynote paper titled Writing the mind of the curricula: Re-visioning Mass Communication and Journalism Education in Bangladesh”. Former student and the reporter of The Daily Star Md. Mahamudul Haque presented a keynote paper on Job Market for Communication and Journalism Graduates in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects. There also held an open discussion programme after then keynote paper presentations .The present students and about one hundred former students of the department attended on the seminar.
Speakers on their speech said that, though the journalism discipline has not introduced long days ago in education sector of Bangladesh, the discipline has established as attractive and challenging career building arena. Speakers also urged the authority to introduce more improved syllabus to gain internationally recognized in the journalism education sector of Bangladesh.
The programme was supported by Centre for Communication and Development (CCD Bangladesh) and Watchdog Bangladesh.