StanChart provides 'Governor Scholarship' to DU students

StanChart provides ‘Governor Scholarship’ to DU students


Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh has recently provided scholarships to top students of Dhaka University’s Department of Development
Studies and Department of Economics.   Chairman of the Department of Development Studies Prof Dr Niaz Ahmed Khan, Chairman of the
Department of Economics Prof Mohammad Ali Taslim,  Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed and Head of Corporate
Affairs of Standard Chartered Bank Bitopi Das Chowdhury were present at the ceremony held at Prof Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium of
the Social Sciences Faculty Bhaban, said a pres release on Monday.
Addressing on the occasion, Bitopi Das said: “Standard Chartered Bank has always been here to support the pursuance of excellence – be that
in business or in education– as long as it results in making our community better.”   She went on: “This opportunity to facilitate
better access to formal education through the Governor Scholarship is another proof of our commitment.   We believe that contributing in
skill development; specially education will help economic growth and alleviate poverty for Bangladesh.”   Thirty students from Department
of Development Studies and 10 from the Department of Economics were awarded the “Governor Scholarship”.   Standard Chartered Bank signed
agreements with Dhaka University Department of Development Studies (DDS) and Dhaka University Economics Department Alumni Association
(DUEDAA) in 2009 to provide financial assistance to meritorious students.   This scholarship was named ‘Governor Scholarship’ to
recognise the contribution of the Central Bank Governor in economic development of the country. – UNB


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