On 18th July 2018, IEEE AIUB Student Branch in collaboration with Erasmus Mundus Association successfully organized a seminar on “Road to Erasmus+ Scholarship” at American International University – Bangladesh. This seminar focused on the standard of applications for Erasmus+ scholarship, proving to be an asset for those who are looking to pursue higher education in Europe and accomplish their future goals. The seminar was conducted by Md. Ashiqur Rahman, Country Representative (CR) of Bangladesh, Vice-President, South Asian (SA) Chapter, Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA), which aims to enhance quality in higher education. More than 250 participants from various universities attended this seminar.
The venture was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch, who talked about the unity that Europeans share and he strongly believes that Bachelor’s degree, is not enough to pursue a career as a successful engineer. He also believes that is high time students start preparing to gain leadership skills to become more productive.
The speaker of the seminar, Md. Ashiqur Rahman, Country Representative (CR) of Bangladesh, Vice-President, South Asian (SA) Chapter, Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA), took the stage and initiated his presentation discussing the application procedure for Erasmus+ scholarship which includes curriculum vitae (CV), motivation letter, recommendation letter, and language usage. He talked about how the success rate of students from Bangladesh getting into the program drastically increased, building more opportunity in the program. He discussed the important aspects to focus on when applying for the program and provided pointers on how to improve the chances of getting in. The speaker further motivated the participants to thrive towards success, keeping a vision and also properly utilize time to enrich themselves. The speaker concluded his talk with an interactive question and answer session with the participants.
For the concluding speech Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Associate Dean & Director, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch, thanked the speaker for sharing his ideas and thoughts and addressed the success that Students of AIUB had in getting in the program. He also urged the participants to show more avidity and also seek advice from him regarding matters of scholarship.
Later Mr. Ashiqur Rahman was provided crest and a token of appreciation by Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman on behalf of IEEE AIUB Student Branch. The venture was graced by the presence of Chowdhury Akram Hossain, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Special Assistant, Office of Student Affairs, AIUB, Safayet Ahmed Siddique, Motivator, AIUB Community of Engineering Students; Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, Kawhsik Shikder, Advisor, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society AIUB Student Branch Chapter; Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB.