Professor in the department of CSE
Stamford University, Dhaka
In the twenty first
century women of Bangladesh try to go forward with courage
to perform and study many difficult subjects and various
works .women are putting their step everywhere with their
successful achievement. Shoily Kabir has been able to make a
place successfully in the ICT global studying in computer
science and involving herself in teaching profession. She is
the second child of her parents. Her father, Shamed Kabir is
a professor of Bengali Department in Dhaka University and
her mother, Lilufer Kabir is also a professor of City
College in the same department. Among her sisters, Upoma
Kabir is now an assistant professor of computer science in
Dhaka University and her younger sister is studying
computer. Shoily Kabir informed, she has completed her S.S.C
from Agroni Girls’ School, H.S.C from Holy Cross College,
graduation and masters from Dhaka University as a professor
from 2003 and till now she is teaching. In our conversation
we asked some questions to her.
Q: What was your main reason for
studying in computer science?
When I completed the
course on computer, it had value at that time .All my senior
brothers and sisters had more eagerness on it .They would
feel proud of studying in this subject, because in future
they will not have to face problem for finding any kinds of
job. Upoma, my elder sister studied in computer science and
my family also wanted either I would take admission at Buet
or Dhaka University. But fortunately I got a chance in
electrical section in Buet. Actually I thought computer
science is better than electrical one. It was a dream to me
not only for the IT market but also for earthy pleasure in
the field of better job as I noticed that our senior
brothers or sisters of our department got better job.
Q: What is the purpose for doing
this job? What is your role to spread the idea of computer
I want to spread out my
scintillating thought blazing fire, flaming passion of
knowledge among my students. I will engage myself with an
NGO named “Muslim Adds”. There Muslim women will be taught
about computer without cast.
Q: what is the reason of girls
going backward to take this subject?
Actually I think that,
after getting married women struggle more. If she takes easy
subject, she can easily maintain her life and job. If I cast
my eyes on S.S.C or H.S.C result sheet, can easily remark
that girls are doing better than boys. But now girls are
going forward with the boys. In near future more girls will
take this subject, its number may be equal to those boys.
Girls will be successful because they can do something with
Q: How many girls are studying in
your institution in this subject?
At the beginning when I
joined at Stamford University, a few girls got their
admission in this subject. Actually these three girls have
acted as an advertisement to increase their number. After
three years we notice that the number has been 10 or 12. In
future the number will increase.
Q: How will you judge the
intelligence of students of private and public university?
The students of a
Private University cannot make a competition with the public
ones. The brilliant students only go to public institution.
But I think that, Computer science is a technical subject.
After completing this course from both institutions, the
students can get very close knowledge about their related
subject. That’s why some brilliant students are interested
to study in any Private University.
Q: Computer for all “But not for
particular students” what is your opinion on it?
Our thought is changing
gradually. Not only the computer students but also the
students of BBA, Law and other departments are operating
computer in their daily life. Previously the computer would
be accounted as a subject of fear, but that concept has
changed. Now a child of three or four years old can operate
computer. To spread computer knowledge among common people
in our country, we need computer workshop. That will be
opened for all classes of people. This important task will
not be possible to fulfill with the help of the few
universities. Government and NGO should take the attempt to
arrange the workshops, from where people can know about the
uses of computer and other facilities.
Q: Tell about the success of this
In this year our 1st
and 2nd batch has come out. I want to mention the students
who are able to put their place in the merit list, they are
appointed in this university as a teacher according to their
competence. Beside in IT section there is an option of STB
where we can help our students to get a suitable job.
Otherwise they are getting change in different software
farms and telecommunication companies.
Q: How is the educational
standard of private university?
Here we have congenial
environment, good academic environment, good relationship
between teachers and students, good result, no section jam
and it is free from politics.
intelligent why has our country remained back, if we compare
We remain back for our
lacking of effort, may be we will fail at first. The Indian
are more industrious. Our country’s students do not want to
earn achievement with great difficultly. Actually private
students are little bit weak in programming section. But in
future they will overcome. One thing I have to mention that
now in several computer fairs they exhibit their invented
software that we could not see last 5 years but can see now.
In India there is no problem of money when one invents any
thing related with computer but here has no eagerness for
marketing that. Our government and NGO should take activity.
India is quite different than our country in this section.
They love their country very much but we don’t have.
Q: In this point what’s your
My opinion is that the students who
invent software by hardship should give chance to come
forward. Seeing them, others will be inspired; we need help
both government and non-government organization.
by Suchitra Roy
Contributors ICT Magazine
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