Name of Hall: Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall
Head of Office: Dr. Sabita Rezwana Rahman
Welcome to Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall !
The dawn of educational excellence saw the emergence of a new star on the horizons of University of Dhaka-Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall; the Hall is not just another residence, but a premiere institution by itself, having a glorious legacy. Carving a niche for itself, it is preparing to give the nation a galaxy of luminaries who will excel themselves at national as well as international fora. Spread over more than 7 acres, Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall boasts of a rich infrastructure. The red brick building surrounded by sprawling lawns and colourful garden provide an idyllic setting for academic pursuit in a comfortable affairs.
The Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall for Women is by and large a self-sustaining residence for women. It was inaugurated on 14Th November 2012 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh along with Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddqiue, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka. Dr. Nilufar Nahar, Professor of Chemistry, University of Dhaka was present as the first Provost of this Hall. This women hall was named after Begum Sufia Kamal (20 June 1911 – 20 November 1999) who was a Bangladeshi poet and activist. She was an influential icon for women empowerment in the independent Bangladesh.
The House with extensive lawns can accommodate upto 2000 residents and is existing its own glory with two spacious multi-storeyed student residence namely – (1) ‘Pradipto’ and (2) ‘Prottoy’. It has a separate administration building namely ‘Prottasha’ and house tutor residence called ‘Profullo’.
1. Professor Dr. Nilufar Nahar (27th April 2010 to 26th April, 2016)
Description: Administrative Structure
Professor Dr. Sabita Rezwana Rahman (27/04/2016 - )
House Tutors Joining Date
1. Shamim Banu (26/07/2012 - )
2. Fahmida Sultana (26/07/2012 - )
3. Shaonti Haider (03/04/2013 - )
4. Afroza Bulbul (07/04/2013 - )
5. Dr. Mohsina Akhter Khanom (26/04/2016 - )
Assistant House Tutor
6. Tahmina Yeasmin Shova (26/07/2012 - )
7. Sayma Khanom (26/07/2012 - )
8. Manika Chakraborty (13/12/2012 - )
9. Sharmin Akhter (03/04/2013 - )
10. Dr. Gawsia Wahidunnessa Chowdhury (03/04/2013 - )
11. Asmita Alam Sammi (23/09/2013 - )
12. Rebeka Sultana (23/09/2013 - )
13. Munira Sultana (12/06/2014 - )
14. Chinmoye Sikder Popy (15/06/2014 - )
15. Dr. Tahmina Islam (21/10/2015 - )
16. Sadia Afrin Chhanda (21/10/2015 - )
17. Elora Sharmin Ela (26/04/2016 - )
Part time Physician
Dr. Razia Rahman
Ms. Jannatul Ferdous
Total Staff (43 Persons):
Number of class III (Non-technical staff) -- 08
Number of class III (technical staff) -- 04
Number of fourth class employees -- 30
Students (July 2014 to June 2015)
Number of Students:
Resident students: --2000
Non-resident attached students: --1300
Total number of students attached to the Hall =3300
Students, who are attached to this hall and need a seat to live in the hall, need to apply following a formal procedure. Seats are allotted every year, after thorough scrutiny of applications following the established rules and regulations set by the university. Students are allocated seats on the basis of merit. However, four guest rooms and one sick room are there to accommodate needy students who need emergency support.
The hall is governed by the dynamic Hall Provost through an exceptional team of House Tutors/Asstt. House tutors. However, the Hall Provost distributes most of the administrative duties among the house tutors, assistant house tutors, but it is habitually accomplished by teamwork of all. The overall responsibility of each floor in the Hall is distributed among the House Tutors/Asstt. House tutors based on number of students. House Tutors/Asstt. House tutors visit their respective floor frequently and also sit in House Tutors office thrice in a week to perform desk work
Kabi Sufia kamal hall library has inaugurated officially on 27th April, 2016 by Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddqiue, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka. Hall administration always tries to keep the library up-to-date as far as possible with its limited resources. Every year, hall purchases new books in consultation with all the House Tutors/Assistant House Tutors, as well as keeping in view the requirements of the students of various disciplines.
Hall reading room:
The reading room of the hall is very helpful for the students. Daily, weekly and monthly Bengali and English newspapers and other magazines are kept here for the students.
Hall lounge/Television room
Kabi Sufia kamal Hall has a well-furnished lounge with television for the entertainment of the students.
Annual sports competition
Each year, Annual sports competition is held on regular basis in the Dhaka University play ground. Annual Sports of the Hall was first held on 25th Janary 2013 in a befitting manner. It was inaugurated by Honorable Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique and prizes were distributed among the winners by Pro-Vice Chancellor (Adminastration) Prof. Dr. Shaheed Akhter Hossain.
Indoor sports Competition
The indoor sports competition is organized by the hall in the hall lounge each year.
Kabi Sufia kamal Hall Debating Club (SKDC) is the official organization of Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall. The debating club has launched its journey on 7th March, 2013. SKDC is powered by a number of talented, enthusiastic, devoted and hard working members and coordinators. SKDC has been continuously participating in various debate championships inside the country. From the very beginning of its journey in 2013, it has been established as one of the most progressive and popular debate club in the debate arena of the country.
Kabi Sufia kamal Hall Debating Club (SKDC) is the leading student Club of Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall and it is strongly supported by its Provost and club moderator Mrs. Shaonti Haider.
Literary and cultural activities
Along with the educational curriculum, the Hall authority renders much emphasis in literature, culture and sports for the students of Kabi Sufia kamal Hall. Each year the residential and non-residential students of Kabi Sufia kamal Hall participate in the literary and cultural week. Prizes and certificates are distributed amongst the winners. Well known celebrities also increase the exhilaration of the occasion.
Observance of National Days:
International Mother Language Day (21st February), Independence Day (26th March), the Bangla New Year on 1st Boishakh, National Mourning Day (15th August), Intellectuals Martyr Day (14th December) and Victory Day (16th December) are observed each year in this Hall in befitting manner with proper dignity and solemnity.
Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall regularly observes the religious programs such as Sab-e-Barat, Sabe-e Kadr, Eid-E-Milladunnabi etc. in befitting manner, maintaining religious sanctity. A Milad mahfil is observed on the occasion of Holy Eid-E-Milladunnabi. Improved quality of food is also supplid to the students on Eid days. During the month of holy Ramadan, special care is taken in order to ensure better quality food for those who are fasting. Apart from this, Saraswati puja is also celebrated and the Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Treasurer, Provosts of different halls and the university teachers visit the idol at the hall premises and enjoy the cultural activities.
There is a room for offering Salat. The students can offer Salat here at their convenient time.
Laundry and tailoring facility
Hall authority has arranged laundry and tailoring facilities keeping in mind the needs of the students.
There are one co-operative store, one medicine corner, one cyber cafe, photocopy facility, one beauty parlour inside the Hall. Student can purchase necessary items at the time of emergency.
Every year various seasonal flowers and other trees are planted in the Hall garden.
Food and Canteen facility
There are two canteens run on private/individual initiative. The Hall Authority also takes care of those canteens on regular basis to maintain the hygiene and quality of food.
Ranger unit of Dhaka University has been established in 1973. The ranger unit was established comprising of the enthusiastic students of two Women’s Halls of that time. Ranger unit of Kabi Sufia kamal Hall is serving in various programs for the welfare of the social development.
The contribution of the students of Kabi Sufia kamal Hall in the development of the society is praiseworthy. Ranger unit, being a voluntary welfare organization, participates in various cultural functions of the Hall and University. There is an Executive Committee of the Ranger in the Hall. And there are four members of the Advisory Committee among the guiders.
The activities of Ranger are as follows:
1. To participate in camps.
2. To participate in Vaccination Programs.
3. To conduct Mass-Education Projects.
4. To participate in Educational Tours (Home and Abroad).
5. To take part in the Plantation programs.
6. To perform leading role in maintaining discipline in different functions/ceremonies of the University.
By participating in the above mentioned activities, the Ranger can have the training for social, leadership and self development.
Badhan Unit of Kabi Sufia kamal Hall has been established in collaboration with Badhan Central Committee. This unit is always active. The main function of the unit is to serve the ailing humanity. The members of Badhan donate blood voluntarily. Blood groups of the members are displayed in the Notice Board so that appropriate donors can be found easily at the time of need. Bedsides these, seminars and symposiums are being held to educate the students on how to test blood group, how to inject Hepatitis Vaccine and grow awareness about AIDS & Breast Cancer.
Trust fund and scholarship
Recently a trust fund titled "Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall Trust Fund" has been set up at Dhaka University (DU). Provost of the Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall Prof. Dr. Nilufar Nahar handed over a cheque for Tk. 50 lac to DU Treasurer Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin on 24th January 2016 at the Vice-Chancellor's office to set up this Trust Fund. DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Dr. Shahid Akhtar Hossain, Acting Registrar Syed Rezaur Rahman and House Tutors of the Hall were present on this occasion.
Forty students of the Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall of Dhaka University have received the "Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall Trust Fund Scholarship-2016" for their excellent academic performances.
The residential students are selected from the top of the merit list of the University of Dhaka. In each academic session, scholarship is given to the poor and meritorious students. Besides, other scholarships are granted from the Board, hall fund and University as well.
Like the past, a good number of students of the Hall have achieved scholarly results in their academic life in the year 2014-2015.
Hall administrations along the university authority are trying their best to keep a peaceful and congenial stay of the students so that they can pursue their academic and hall stay in a meaningful way.