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, 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

Make-up Class Schedule: New NSU Official Directives!

There have been new arrangements for making-up missed classes on Fridays and Saturdays. Please watch out for more detailed information in the NSU website. I am giving you some relevant parts of the directives I have recently received. As you can understand my personalized schedules are no longer valid. So, please ignore my last two posts about make-up classes. Do inform all your classmates and friends about this new arrangement as soon as possible.



As you can understand some drastic measures have been taken considering current turbulent situations. Please find below relevant timing for my courses.



BUS172 (for Sections 15 & 21)
Date & Day
Section
Class Timing
6th February (Friday)
15
9:00 am – 11:30 am
21
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
14th February (Saturday)
15
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
21
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
28th February (Saturday)
15
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
21
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
13th March (Friday)
15
9:00 am – 11:30 am
21
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
28th March (Saturday)
15
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
21
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

FIN254 (for Section 22 only)
Date & Day
Class Timing
13th February (Friday)
6:30 am – 9:00 am
27th February (Friday)
6:30 am – 9:00 am
7th March (Saturday)
7:00 am – 9:30 am
27th March (Friday)
6:30 am – 9:00 am

FIN440 (for Section 2 only)
Date & Day
Class Timing
7th February (Saturday)
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
20th February (Friday)
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
6th March (Friday)
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
14th March (Saturday)
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm


I understand that for FIN254 students starting classes at 6:30 am or 7 am could be really challenging. However, if we don't have any student who has class in the immediate next time-slot (that is at 11 am on R regular/original schedule), then we could start our classes at 8:00 am as usual. Please inform me if any of you have class at 11 am on regular R/Thursday according to the earlier original schedule.

Thanks.

BUS172: Make-up Classes!

As previously indicated in the class, there will be make-up classes for BUS172.15 from 2:40 pm to 4:10 pm and for BUS172.21 from 4:20 pm to 5:50 pm on the 6th of February (Friday) in NAC503. If you have time conflicts with any other class, you may attend alternate section. Please inform all your classmates about it.

I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any query, you may email me. Thank you.

FIN254: Make-up Class!

As previously indicated in the last class, there will be a makeup class for FIN254.22 from 8 am to 11 am on the 6th of February (Friday) at NAC504. Please also note that there will be a quiz on chapters 1 & 2 that day. Please inform all your classmates about it.

I am sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any query, you may email me. Thank you.

Friday, January 30, 2015

FIN440: Quiz 1

First quiz on chapter 1 would be held on the next available class. So, students are advised to be prepared accordingly.

Thanks.