Network of Instrument Technical personnel and User scientist of Bangladesh (NITUB)

Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 2016

Annual Report-2016

Network of Instrument Technical personnel and User scientists of Bangladesh (NITUB) is a registered [registration number: S-7887(1077)08] voluntary, non-profitable, non-political learned society dedicated to scientific education and research. NITUB is functioning since 18 August 1994. The following are the activities of NITUB in 2016:

Training Programs

One of the main objectives of NITUB is to conduct training programmes on specific group of instrument to update the knowledge of user scientists and technical personnel in instrumentation so that scientific equipment of different institutions functions properly and scientific research could be carried out effectively. In the year 2016 NITUB, organized four training programmes (60th, 61st ,62nd , and 63rd) and a joint training programme with ANFEC. The detailed of these programmes are available in NITUB office.

Instrument Repair Program

Through this programme of NITUB, ninety six (96) non-functioning scientific equipment of different educational and research organizations of Bangladesh have been repaired in the year 2016. The reported book value of these scientific instruments is approximately BD Taka 2,14,84,000/- (U.S. $ 2,75,719/-) and NITUB spent approximately BD Taka 1,80,000/- (U.S. $ 2,310/-) to repair these instruments. Detailed list of repaired instruments is available in NITUB office.

Executive Committee (EC) meetings of NITUB

The activities of NITUB are approved in the Executive Committee (EC) meetings. In the year 2016, there were five (93rd 97th) EC meetings in which the activities of NITUB for 2016 were designed, approved and monitored the progress.

Publication

NITUB used to post all its activities in its website (www.nitub.org). However, NITUB also publishes brochure, profile, manual etc. NITUB has published brochures for the five training programmes and gave hand out of training materials to the participants of the programmes of 2016. A manual on the use, maintenance and trouble-shooting of Gas Chromatography is in preparation and will be published soon.

Other activities:

Membership of NITUB

Eleven (11) scientists and technical personnel became members of NITUB in 2016. Till December 2016, NITUB has one hundred seventy four (174) members (11 founder members, 151 life members and 12 ordinary members).

AGM-2015 of NITUB

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NITUB of the year 2014 was held on 5 March 2016 at 4 p.m. at the NITUB office, Alishan Complex, 2nd floor, Room No. 309, ( 300, Elephant Road, Dhaka -1205) The meeting was presided by the President of NITUB, Professor Mesbahuddin Ahmad. Sixty nine (69) members of NITUB were present in the meeting. In the Annual General Meeting programmes and budget of NITUB of 2016 were approved.

Acknowledgement

NITUB gratefully acknowledges the financial support of International Science Programme / International Programme in the Chemical Sciences (ISP / IPICS), Uppsala University, Sweden. NITUB is also grateful for the logistic support and cooperation given by the Public and Private Universities of Bangladesh. The training programmes of NITUB of 2016 have been conducted at the Department of Chemistry, Centre for Advanced Research for Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences and Atomic Energy Centre, Dhaka.

Altaf Hussain
General Secretary, NITUB

 

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