TEACHER-STUDENT CENTRE (T.S.C.)
TEACHER-STUDENT CENTRE (T.S.C.)
The Teacher-Student center (TSC) of the University
came into being in 1961. It is certainly historically
important, known to render service to the student
and teacher as well as to other communities of the
society with its facilities.
Teacher-Student Centre, the only one of its kind in Bangladesh, is an all-campus activity centre designed for relaxation and guidance. It has its value as community centre unifying the life of the university and serves as a sponsor of self-directed activity in which students learn that they are responsible for the welfare of their university and their country. The Centre seeks to foster a type of campus community life which supplements the formal academic programme of the University.
The Centre brings together under one roof dining rooms and meeting rooms, library and reading rooms, art and music rooms, stage and multipurpose hall, games rooms, etc. These form the social and cultural heart of the campus. Students and faculty members mingle in the cafeteria and the bookstore lounges, sports and recreational areas. Recognized campus organizations hold their meetings and functions, lectures, and arts exhibitions here. Discussion sessions are frequently scheduled, journals and bulletins published, and competitions held, giving the university a varied and interesting programme of cultural and social events. TSC, in the meantime, designated and fixed few dates for some events. For example, Basanta Utshab (13-14 Feb), Boishaki Utshab (15-19 April), Fete de la Musique (02 July) and Friendship Day (First Sunday of August). TSC created a working field by the formation of the Dhaka University Cultural Team with a new approach which reflected a great impact amongst the student community.
T.S.C. is resounded by the teachers, students of different halls, activists of socio-cultural organizations with various programmes of educational, co-curricular and entertainments; national and international seminars, symposia, fresher's and fare-well receptions and orientation programmes of different Departments and Institutes.
The Centre also houses the office of the Dhaka University Debating Society, Dhaka University Film Society, Dhaka University Tourist Society, Dhaka University Journalists Association, Dhaka University Chess Club, different Socio-Cultural Groups of the students, Rover Scout, Dhaka University Publication Centre, Bank, Utilityshop, Food Corner, and also the facilities of a voluntary blood donation organization, called Badhan, organized by the students of the University.
Organizations associated with T.S.C :
Badhan: With an honest and sincere intention of establishing voluntary blood donation as a social movement, the organization named 'Badhan' was established on October 24, 1997 by a group of students of Shahidullah Hall, University of Dhaka. At present, the movement has spread out in 27 institutions of Bangladesh. All the residential Halls of the University have their unit of 'Badhan'. Dhaka University students donated more than nine thousand bags of blood in the year 2007. 'Badhan' also provides vaccines at low cost to the students and works for the afflicted humanity during national calamities.
Dhaka University Journalists Association (DUJA):
DUJA is an organization of the students of the University of Dhaka who work as University Correspondents of different newspapers, news agencies and electronic media. Established in 1985, the organization has been contributing to boost the day-to-day activities of the university in the national and international arena.
Dhaka University Tourist Society (DUTS):
DUTS, established in 1995, is a voluntary students' organization that aims at creating interest in tourism and involving the students of the university in developing the tourism sector of Bangladesh and also creating social awareness for the same. DUTS organizes tours, national rallies to mark World Tourism Day, youth awareness campaigns, documentary film shows, tourism fairs and festivals, cultural programmes, tourism related workshops etc. It also provides all kinds of information about tour and tourism sector.
Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS):
DUFS, a voluntary students' organization of the university, is one of the pioneers of film society movement in Bangladesh. With great success it still holds the reputation of being one of the most active film societies of the country. Considering Films as tools to change the society and with a motto of Better Film, Better Viewers, the Society organizes series of shows of films of national and international repute for students of the University.
Dhaka University Photographic Society (DUPS):
DUPS, a voluntary students' organization of the university, organizes training programmes in photography for the students of the university.