• PPG International Conference 2017

  • PPG International Conference 2017

  • National Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    The seminar was jointly organized by PPG Program & CPD, held at NSU Read More
  • National Seminar on “Accelerating growth and empowering citizens: perspectives on 7th Five Year Plan”

    Jointly organized by NSU and Planning Division, Government of Bangladesh. Read More
  • Public Policy and Governance (PPG) Program

    Public Policy and Governance (PPG) Program started its journey in 2008 in collaboration with University of Bergen, Norway Read More
  • Executive Master in Policy and Governance ( EMPG)

    PPG Program will offer the EMPG Program on 2017 Read More
  • MPPG Alumni Dinner 2015

    Public Policy and Governance (PPG) Program arranged an Alumni Dinner on Friday, October 9, 2015 Read More
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Training cum Exposure Visit on “Governance in Higher Education” for University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal

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An 8 member delegates from University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal visited at PPG Program of NSU for training cum exposure visit on “Governance in Higher Education”held on 11 to 16 July 2017. The training consisted of class lectures and discussions on higher education governance: theory and practice; leadership and governance process in university; quality assurance in higher education; higher education reform program, etc. The exposure visits covered University of Dhaka, University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh and North South University.

Three lecture sessions were organized as part of the training to introduce young officials with the contemporary ideas in Higher Educational Governance and Quality Assurance in Higher Education.


The sessions were conducted by Professor M. Mohibur Rahman, Former Member, UGC, Bangladesh, Dr. Ahmed Tazmeen, Department of Economics, NSU and Dr. M. Mahfuzul Haque, Faculty Member, PPG, NSU.

While visiting Dhaka University, delegates also had a briefing session in the Department of Development Studies where Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman, former Governor, Bangladesh Bank and other faculty members of the department were present.

A vibrant and lively discussion was held among the participants regarding the higher education governance, quality assurance and role of UGC where the delegates from UGC, Nepal also shared their long working experience in this field.

The delegates visited University Grants Commission, Bangladesh where discussions and exchange of views were held with the presence of Chairman of UGC, Professor Abdul Mannan, two full time members of UGC, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain and Professor Dr. M. Shah Nowaz Ali, and senior staffs of UGC, Bangladesh.

A closing ceremony was held at the PPG conference room where the certificates were awarded to the participants by the Vice Chancellor of North South University (NSU),Professor Atiqul Islam.

Digital Library:An Innovation by MPPG 5th Batch Student, Mr. Mahfuz

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Digital Library: An Innovation by MPPG 5th Batch Student, Mr. Mahfuz

Mr. Abu Saleh Md. Mahfulzul Alam, Upzila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), Niamotpur, Naogaon and former student of MPPG 5th batch under the Public Policy and Governance (PPG) Program, Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University (NSU), Dhaka has been acclaimed for his innovative idea of expanding knowledge through ‘Digital Library’ in the remote Upzila known Niamotpur in Naogaon district of Bangladesh. Mr. Mahfuz has established the digital library in Niamotpur Upzila by using information technology to illuminate the light of knowledge and education in this distant area. The idea first came in his mind when he was the student of PPG program. His work will be regarded as a brilliant example of practical application of pedagogy in higher education. The library consists of 4 pieces of e-book readers (Tab) and the 3 desktop computers. Forteen thousand of scanned PDF books have been collected for the readers. The library is open for all during 9 am to 5 pm. The library is established under the A2I program of Local Government Division of the Prime Minister's Office.

The news was published in Bonik Barta, a national daily of Bangladesh.

2017 06 24

MPPG Alumni are Awarded

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North South University (NSU), the first private university of Bangladesh, established in 1992, has observed itsThree Day Long Silver Jubilee Program. On that note, NSU has arranged ‘Alumni Day Program’ on 23rd May 2017. On that Occasion, NSU has awarded 17 of its Alumni for their outstanding performance in their professional life. We are delighted that three of our MPPG Alumni has been awarded also. The distinguished alumni of MPPG are:


  1. Ms. RojinaTamrakar, MPPG 1st Batch
  2. Ms. Syeda Nahida Habiba, MPPG 3rd Batch
  3. Mr. Towfique Ahmad Khan, MPPG 4th Batch

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          Ms. Syeda Nahida Habiba, MPPG 3rd Batch                                           Mr. Towfique Ahmad Khan, MPPG 4th Batch

National Seminar on Governance and Public Policy in Bangladesh:Contemporary Issues

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Public Policy and Governance (PPG) Program, under Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University organized a day long Nation Seminar on Governance and Public Policy in Bangladesh: Contemporary Issues on 27th May,2017 at NSU Syndicate Hall.  

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The seminar was inaugurated in the presence of Chief Guest, Ms. Ismat Ara Sadique, Honorable Minister of State, Ministry of Public Administration, Government of Bangladesh, and Guest of Honor, Mr. Azim Uddin Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of Trustee, and Chair of the Session, Professor Atiqul Islam, Vice Chancellor of NSU.

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The first Working Session was chaired by Professor Salahuddin M. Aminuzzaman, advisor Public Policy and Governance Program and Brig. Gen. (Retd.) M. Sakhawat Hussain, Former Election Commissioner was the designated discussant of the session. In this session five research papers were presented by the researchers.

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The second and last working session of the seminar was chaired by Professor M. Mahboob Rahman, Dean, School of Business and Economics (SBE), NSU. The designated discussant of the seminar was Dr. Iftekharuzzaman, Executive Director, TIB. Another five research papers had been presented by the researchers during the session.

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The aim of the seminar was to disseminate the knowledge on Governance and Public Policy of Bangladesh Government. A total of 10 research papers were presented during the sessions. The papers of the first session focused on Clentelism, Democracy and Electoral Governance in Bangladesh. While Issues and Challenges in Society and Public Policy in Bangladesh was the topic of the second and last session.

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Exposure Visit to China by MPPG 6th Batch

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The students of MPPG 6th batch, faculty and staff members of Public Policy and Governance (PPG) program went to Kunming, a province of China for exposure visit from April 6-10, 2017. The visit for each MPPG batch is usually held after the completion of two semesters (1st year). 22 students of MPPG 6th batch, 3 faculty members from Norway, Bangladesh and Nepal, and one PPG Staff took part in this visit.


During the visit two seminars were attended by the PPG team. One seminar was held at School of Public Administration of Yunnan University on “Administrative System in China” and another seminar was organized by Yunnan Social Science Academy on “China- South Asia Economic Relationship: Role of Economic Corridor/ “One belt, one Road”.


The fourth day of the tour was thrilling one, as the whole team travelled to Stone Forest for a day long visit along with a visit to the new campus of Yunnan University.


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