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.

Summer 2015 Course Folder Links

FIN254 FIN440

Alternate Folder Links FIN254 FIN440

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


Friday, July 17, 2015

FIN Project Files Uploaded!

Please be advised that all necessary files have been uploaded to initiate your project work. If you have any question/query please email me. Thanks.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Make-up Class for FIN254!

Due to unavoidable circumstances, I will be missing the class scheduled on the 13th June, 2015. To make that up, a class has been arranged to be held on the 4th of June (Thursday). Timing details are given in the following. Students may attend any class according to their convenience. Please inform all your classmates about this annoucement.

1. Room NAC214 @ 11:20 am and
2. Room NAC502 @ 2:40 pm.

Thanks.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Seminar on "Introduction to CFA Program"!

There will be a seminar on "Introduction to CFA Program" on May 27th (organized by CFA Institute & CPDS). All Finance and Accounting major students are encouraged to attend the seminar. Following are details of the event:

Seminar on "Introduction to CFA Program" by CFA Institute
Venue: Faculty Lounge (Opposite to CPDS)
Date: 27th May, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 

Speakers:
1. NEIL GOVIER, CFA, HEAD, EDUCATION, ASIA PACIFIC, CFA INSTITUTE
2. Md Moniruzzaman, CFA (CEO, IDLC Investments Limited)
3. Khandakar Safwan Saad, CFA (Deputy Head of Research, BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage)
4. Asif Khan, CFA (Associate Director, Exotix Partners LLP)

Thanks.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Welcome to Summer 2015!

Today is the first class day of Summer 2015. I would like to welcome all of you to this new semester. Please feel free to browse through this blog. Please visit this blog from time to time for important course updates and notification of general academic/extra-curricular events.

As you already have noticed, there are two folder links above to access resources of respective courses. You may get hold of course outlines, assignments, power-point slides, and other resources using the course folder links shown under the heading "Summer 2015 Course Folder Links" above. You may also visit the old blog posts to get ideas about the types of posts, resources shared, announcements, grading statistics etc.

You may leave a comment, ask me a question, or share any academic or non-academic issues using the 'comments' link found toward the end of each post. If it is unique/personal in nature, please provide your email address so that I may give you a feedback to your email. Otherwise, you may leave an anonymous comment.

Hope you would have a wonderful time. Get hold of the text books as soon as possible and start reading! Best of luck for the semester. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Grades Posted!

Grades have been posted into the system today. Following is the summary of course grades for the semester (Spring 2015).

Unfortunately nobody got qualified to be placed in the Hall of Fame section. If you want to know your grade, you may check it during advising/re-advising or you may email me (or send a message in facebook!) to know your grade.

Thanks.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Marksheets Uploaded!

Marksheets (except project marks for FIN courses - will upload the updated marksheets with project marks as soon as all projects have been checked) have been made available in the respective course folders. Inform all your classmates about this. Check your marks carefully. If you see any problem in recording your marks, please inform me immediately through both of my email addresses. You may check your scripts tomorrow (Sunday, 10th May, 2015) from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Grades would be assessed after necessary curving based on these marks on Monday, 11th May, 2015. I will notify you through a blog post once grades have been posted.

Thanks.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

FIN440 Project!

Please download the Project Guideline from the course folder and note the following:



Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015 (from 9 am to 12 pm)

Submission Guideline: You need to submit both a hardcopy (in my office on above date/time) and a softcopy (both your essay in word file and the chosen journal article in pdf) by emailing to both shahzada.imran@northsouth.edu and imran.edu@gmail.com addresses with the following subject format.

151 FIN440 Essay Project [Your Name] [Your NSU ID]

Let me know if you have any confusion or question. Best of luck!

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.