Name of Hall:  Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall
Head of Office:  Dr. Mubina Khondkar
Designation:  Provost

Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall is the 3rd hall established for female students of University of Dhaka. Foundation of this hall was laid in 1989 with financial assistance from the Government of Kuwait. It was unveiled for the students on 19th May 1990. The hall is located at near the Institute of Social Welfare and Research and Begum Fajilatunnessa Mujib Hall. It is between the New Market and Gate 3 of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).
Details
At the beginning the hall had only 115 resident and 571 non-resident students. At present (May 2014) it has 600 resident and 2000 non-resident students. Alike the cases of resident students, official processing of all matters for the non-resident students are also managed and controlled by the hall administration. Provost is the chief of the hall administration body. The following table presents the names of provosts including their tenure in a sequential manner.
List of the Provosts of Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall


Sl.

Name

Tenure

1

Professor Dr. Hamida Akter Begum

19 June 1989 – 11 September 1989

2

Professor Dr. Sharifa Khatun

12 September 1989 – 1 September 1990

3

Professor Dr. Jaheda Ahmed

2 September 1990 – 1 September 1993

4

Professor Dr. Begum Jahan Ara

7 September 1993 – 21 November 1994

5

Professor Dr. Begum Akter Kamal (Acting)

22 November 1994 - 4 March 1996

6

Professor Dr. Rabeya Khatun

5 March 1996 - 31 March 2002

7

Professor Tahmina Akter

1 April 2002 - 31 March 2008

8

Professor Tania Rahman (Acting)

1 April 2008 - 19 April 2008

9

Professor Farida Begum

20 April 2008 - 19 April 2014

10

Professor Dr. Mubina Khondkar

20 April 2014 -

Facilities
The hall is established on about four acres of land which is decorated with plants and garden. It consists of two main blocks and accommodates one dining hall/canteen, one auditorium, one BNCC room, one prayer room, one indoor games room, one debating room, three guest rooms, one library, one reading room, one common room/ TV room, and one corner shop with photocopying service. There are office rooms for the provost, house tutors and administrative staffs. The hall office is equipped with IPS facility and WiFi connection. Students are also offered services by physician and psychologist. Students can avail bus service offered by the university to commute to the main campus from the hall.

Administration
The hall administration comprises of house tutors and administrative officers that is headed by the provost. There are 13 house tutors, three senior administrative officers, seven third class employees and 45 fourth class employees. Students participate in the regularly organized general meetings with the provost and the house tutors. House tutors maintain their prescheduled duty hours when all students are welcome to communicate and resolve their issues. Students’ other academic requirements are supported through the administrative officers.

List of House Tutors

Category

Name

Contact

Part-time
House Tutors

Dr. Shobnom Jahan

+8801727426191

Ms. Dilshad Noor Lira

+8801719072305

Mrs. Habiba Rahman

+8801727778329

Ms. Tumpa Das Gupta

+8801710266254

Nuzhat Nuery

+88-01717237777

Mrs. Farjana Begum

+88-01673202462

Tasneema Khan

+88-01782199720

Fulltime
House Tutors

Mrs. Lopa Ahmed

+8801726427068

 

 

Assistant
House Tutors

Ms. Nipika Rani Mitra

+8801712096838

Jesmin Rashid Gazee

+8801718271648

Khaleda Khatun

+8801718307756

List of Staffs

Category

Name

Contact

Senior Administrative Officer

Touhidur Jahan

+8801715008165

Momtaz Nargis

+8801715437084

Nazma Begum

+8801190976008

Administrative Officer

Mrs. Parvin Akter

+8801714410752

Procedures
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, three guest rooms are there to accommodate needy students who need emergency support.

Activities and Programs
The hall life is colored with different types of activities and programs that also facilitate maintaining a cultural coherence. Occasions like Eid, Pooja, Pohela Boishakh, and all national days are celebrated with festivity and enthusiast participation. Every year, a milad is arranged remembering the day of establishment of this hall. During every Ramadan iftar mehfil is organized. Students perform extracurricular activities on several occasions. Different types of indoor and outdoor games are also arranged for the students.

Hall administration and the university authority try 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.