The Academy in collaboration with BRAC University organized the
Bangladesh INASP-PERI Consortium (BIPC) Training Program on Use and
was held at the computer laboratory of the BBS Department of the BRAC University. Professor M. Shamsher Ali, President, BAS was the Chief Guest andÂ Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Fellow BAS and Vice Chancellor, BRAC University was the Special Guest in the inaugural ceremony. Prof. Dr. Naiyyum Choudhury, Secretary, BAS spoke on background of the formation of the BIPC and how it helped in availability of a huge number of journals and other publications on line to different universities and research organization and the need ofÂ training for use of e-resources.Â A total of 45 Primary Contact Officers, mostly, library staff and IT personnel from 30 universities and R&D organizations participated in the Training Program. Council Members National Professor Dr. Nurul Islam and Dr. KMS Aziz, were present in the inaugural ceremony. Prof. Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Pro-Vice Chancellor, BRAC University was the Chief Guest of the concluding ceremony and distributed certificates among the trainees. Prof. Dr. Naiyyum Choudhury chaired the concluding session and thanked the BRAC University for their all out cooperation. The participants were highly satisfied with the academic and logistic support and arrangements made for the training programme and requested the Academy to continue such training programmes for user scientists as the programme will be very useful for the young scientists as well. Dr. Abdullah Shams Bin Tariq, Associate Professor of the Physics Department, Rajshahi University, Ms. Hasina Afroz, Librarian, BRAC University, Mr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain, Librarian, Ahsanullah University of Sciences and Technology, Dr. M. Mostafizur Rahman, Librarian, North South University, Mr. Md. Hoosain Haider Choudhury, Librarian, Independent University and Dr. M A Mazed Director, BAS were the resource persons during the training programme.