Contact Guidelines For Students

If you have any specific question/issue that is unique/personal in nature, please let me know your email address while posting a comment so that I can get back to you. Alternatively, you may directly email me [TO: shahzada.imran@northsouth.edu; CC: imran.edu@gmail.com] with an appropriate subject. It is not practical to post hundreds such student-specific issues in my blog.

However, if you have a question/issue that is general in nature, you are welcome to leave anonymous comments. Thank you.

Spring 2015 Course Folder Links

BUS172 FIN254 FIN440

Alternate Folder Links BUS172 FIN254 FIN440

If you face any problem accessing above folders, please inform me immediately.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Updated Final Exam Schedule!

As many students were having problems with my schedule and I was also requested by the Dept. not to follow my own personal schedule to avoid such problems, I have arranged the final exam schedule for my courses/sections in the following manner as per respective class time/slot. As it corresponds to the original official schedule, nobody should have any conflict or time-clash now!

FIN440.2 => 26th Apr. (Sun) @ 2:40 pm

BUS172.21 => 27th Apr. (Mon) @ 2:40 pm

BUS172.15 => 30th Apr. (Thu) @ 9:40 am

FIN254.22 => 4th May (Mon) @ 8:00 am


Thank you.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Final Exams: My Courses!

My dear students: Please find below the final exam schedule for my courses. If you have time clash or any other issues regarding the timing of your final exam, just let me know well in advance and I will arrange alternative setup for you!

FIN254.22 => 26th Apr. (Sun) 10am to 12pm @ NAC517

BUS172.15&22 => 27th Apr. (Mon) 10am to 12pm @ NAC517

FIN440.2 => 29th Apr. (Wed) 10am to 12pm @ NAC517

Thank you and best of luck!

Final Exam Schedule!

The Controller of Examinations Office has published the following final exam schedule (undergraduate) for Spring 2015.

As you may understand, it is not clear from the above schedule when the final exams will be held for my courses/sections. I'll let you know about that in another post and will discuss in class. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

True Meaning of Education!

Yesterday afternoon I was going up to level-7 using the elevator#9. When the elevator stopped at level-5, a good number of students (may be about 10 of them or even more) got into the elevator who wanted to go down to level-1. Some of them were so desperate to get down to level-1, they used the emergency stop switch and changed the direction of the elevator to go down. Nobody even bothered to ask me or anybody else in the elevator if that was okay to do.

I was in a hurry and did not bother to stop them and gave them a lecture on their action. I just decided to get out of the elevator and walk two stories up to help burn my fat a little. But later realized that I should have stopped them and made them realize whatever they had done was wrong. I have done such things before but yesterday for some reason I just let it go! Now the problem is, after that incident, the memory of my ignorance/inaction is bothering me and it has kept coming back to me. The feeling is so strong and adamant that when I woke up from sleep in the middle of the night minutes ago (which is so rare that I cannot recall when such a thing happened to me in recent past), I have decided to let you guys know about this. This tiny write up is an attempt to console my soul that I am doing something positive by spreading this message or sharing my feelings.

The message is very simple but yet may be not easy enough to comprehend the deeper consequence. We have failed or have been failing to give our students education in true sense. The purpose of education is not only to give them a tertiary degree certificate, or make them a better manager who would make a right business decision, but also to make them a better person to bring a positive change to our society at large, to make us proud by contributing to our nation/world positively.

Their action revealed a manipulative character which is abundantly found around us in a society full of corruption where people are busy misrepresenting facts proving false to be true and true to be false. So, may be it’s high time we should realize and do something positive to change our system for the better and re-orient ourselves differently. May be instead of mass intake (garbage in garbage out) we should be more selective and also may be we should pay more attention in instilling integrity inside our students by building ethical & moral side of our students.

Thank you for your time who have bothered to stop by and read this message. I am sorry if I have inadvertently hurt anybody’s feelings in any way.

Monday, March 23, 2015

ST Classes on 28th March (Saturday)!

Please note that the regular ST classes of Saturday, 04 April 2015 will now be held on Saturday, 28 March 2015 due to the shifting of UG admission test of Summer 2015 fromSaturday, 28 March 2015 to Saturday, 04 April 2015.

Thanks.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

My Facebook Account - SZM NSU!

Please note that I have opened up an account with Facebook (SZM NSU) for my students. Those of you who are interested to add me, send me a request!

Thanks.

Google Apps for Education!

Google Apps for Education is a suit of free productivity tools (such as, NSU email through gmail platform, google calendar, google drive, google docs, etc.) for classroom collaboration. As indicated in the class, you should all be aware of the recent initiative taken by NSU to use Google platform for education purposes.

Please follow the instructions given below:
# Get your "@northsouth.edu" email account from NSU IT Dept.
# Sign in to Classroom at classroom.google.com
# On the Home page, click "+" [add]
# Enter the class code (see below for your class & section)
# Click Join.

Class Codes:
BUS172.15 => ia3vj7
BUS172.21 => ursynt
FIN254.22 => nqb1vp
FIN440.2 => 0k28y94

As I initiated the process earlier, for some sections you might see yourself invited into the classroom already. In that case you wouldn't need to enter the code. If you face any problem, email me.

Important note: The above instructions are only relevant for the students who got advised/registered into my classes this semester. So, if you are not enrolled into any of my classes this semester, it's not for you!

Thanks.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Revised Class Timing!

I am sorry to notify you that the Registrar's Office has yet again changed the class timing. Mysteriously they removed the earlier notice. It seems that from now onwards it would give us week by week schedule because according to the latest announcement, next week classes would follow the schedule shown below.

Class Timing!

Some of you asked me about class timing for Saturday classes. Please note that the Registrar's Office has made an announcement to follow normal class timing of one hour and thirty minutes (three hours for 'R' classes) with ten minutes break between classes for all future classes including weekend classes. Check the following link for details.

Thanks.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Revised Academic Calendar!

Please have a look at the revised academic calendar for Spring 2015 as of 3rd March, 2015.

REVISED SPRING 2015 CALENDAR!

Thanks.

BUS172.21 Class Room Change!

Please note that the class room of BUS172.21 has been changed to NAC203 for the rest of the semester.

Thanks.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Classes Resume from Tomorrow (1st March)!

A decision has been made at a high-level meeting to resume classes from tomorrow in accordance with a decision made by Association of Non-Government Universities of Bangladesh (ANUB). Please find the press release as follows.


Please be advised that the following class timings have been scheduled.

Thanks.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Update!

Many students have been inquiring about the latest situation. Here is the update. No class on hartal days until further notice. And we will still follow the earlier Friday-Saturday schedule.

Keep watching my blog for further updates. Thanks.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

FIN254: Revision in SLOs!

Please note that instead of three Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) for the course, we now have 5 SLOs as mentioned below.

SLO 1: Financial Statement Analysis - Chap. 3
SLO 2: Time Value of Money - Chap. 5
SLO 3: Securities Valuation - Chap. 6 & 7
SLO 4: Risk and Return - Chap. 8
SLO 5: Cost of Capital and Capital Budgeting Techniques - Chap. 9 & 10 

Thanks.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Seminar on Business & Innovation!

The Student Engagement and Support Committee of the Department of Marketing & International Business, under School of Business, have organized a Seminar on Business and Innovation. The objective of this seminar is to make our students learn more about technological innovations and their significance to achieve superior business performance. This seminar will inspire students to think out of the box, embrace technology and also do something productive for their community.

The Seminar will be conducted by The Tech School and is scheduled on February 20, 2015 (Friday) from 2:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. at OAT 801.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Special Consultation Hours!

Some students have inquired about my office hours during the special make-up classes on weekends. As different days are allocated differently, my consultation hours would be as follows according to the latest make-up class arrangements scheduled by the Registrar's Office.


Spring Festival 2015!

North South University is organizing the Spring Festival 2015 on the 14th of February (Saturday). It will be a day long event exclusively for the current NSU students, faculty, and staff. People with valid NSU ID card will only be allowed in the program on that day. No guests of students will be allowed under any circumstances. The program will be broadcasted LIVE on SATV.

Thanks.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

New Email Platform in NSU!

All students (enrolled for Spring 2015) must collect their new email address and temporary password from IT department.

This is just not an email system rather it’s a state of the art collaborative and interactive educational platform offered by Google.  

It’s whole new ways of communication between the teacher and the students and the peers. 

Obtaining the email is the first step to realize that goal.
  1. You will be able to interact with your trencher and your fellow students in a virtual class room.
  2. You will be able to collect assignment information, it’s due date, comments from your peers, comments from your teachers etc. 
  3. You will be able to download necessary materials provided by your teacher; you will be able to upload your homework, project etc.
  4. You will be able to check your grade in the same virtual class room. 
  5. You will be able to use Google drive, will be able to share your file, or will be able to download files from your teachers, provide links, comments etc.
  6. You will be able get notification in the virtual class room about the class schedule or any information about any makeup class etc.
  7. You will be able to check the calendar of your teacher for the day. 
  8. There are whole lots of other interactive tools available in this platform. NSU technology team will unveil them one after another.
And all of the above can be done from the comfort your home. 

Please do not forget to fill up the attached new email request form and singed properly before you come to IT department.

New Email Reqest Form....

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Latest Make-up Schedule!

NSU Registrar's Office published the latest make-up schedule. As such, please ignore the earlier post! So, class timing/schedule for my courses will be as follows accordingly.



BUS172 (for Sections 15 & 21)
Date & Day
Section
Class Timing
6th February (Friday)
15
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
21
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
14th February (Saturday)
15
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
21
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
28th February (Saturday)
15
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
21
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
13th March (Friday)
15
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
21
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
28th March (Saturday)
15
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
21
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

FIN254 (for Section 22 only)
Date & Day
Class Timing
13th February (Friday)
8:00 am – 10:00 am
27th February (Friday)
8:00 am – 10:00 am
7th March (Saturday)
8:00 am – 10:00 am
27th March (Friday)
8:00 am – 10:00 am

FIN440 (for Section 2 only)
Date & Day
Class Timing
7th February (Saturday)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
20th February (Friday)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6th March (Friday)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
14th March (Saturday)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm