Ten students from various departments under the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dhaka University (DU) have been awarded scholarships by the Japan-based Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) for their outstanding academic results.
Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor A. S. M Maksud Kamal distributed the scholarships among the students at a programme at the VC’s lounge of the university on Tuesday.
The NEF promotes nature conservation in developing countries. Under the scholarship scheme, the non-governmental organization supports those students who are pursuing higher education in environmental sciences but lack financial resources.
Recipients of the NEF Scholarship are: Nushrat Jahan Liza, Julfa Begum, and Shila Akter (Botany); Muntahina Islam Payel (Zoology); Rukya Pervin Labani (Microbiology); Nirbachita Karim Rita and Samira Akter (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology); Salim Sadman Sadat and Mst. Maseda Khatun (Fisheries); and Sadiatul Zannah (Oceanography).