Teachings

 

  1. The first teaching is: serve God.
    • “Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.”” [Matthew 22:37-38]
  2. The second teaching: serve others.
    • “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” [Matthew 22:39]

Entrepreneurship Development

 

Information Flow & Community

To make Free Market Economy work properly free flow of information and access to information about market has to be ensured. #FreeMarketEconomyForNations
We look at the importance of information from both supply and demand side.

Looking from the demand side:
If the customer has Market information – the buyer can know where to buy a product at the lowest cost. When buyers have information about price, vendors compete with themselves on price, and the most appropriate price is determined by the Market.

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Above Article in Bengali: Entrepreneurship Development (উদ্যোক্তা উন্নয়ন)

Outline of Reform and Development plan in Education Sector (of Bangladesh) 2: Fundamental changes in Education System, Primary and Secondary Education

 

Fundamental changes in Education System

  • Education is the most important force. There is vast latent power hidden in every human being. Through education, each one can become a huge force by awakening one’s latent power. It is possible to achieve everything in life with knowledge and education. Anyone can to do anything starting at almost any age if tried in the right way – this belief has to be woken up in everyone. If people can wake up, they will not need anything else. Whereas a single person can become a huge force, we would not have to look back, if we can raise this latent potential in 160 million people.
    • Education is not limited to academic institutions only, we can learn from everything around us at each moment of life.
    • Our generation has the highest scope to raise itself compared to any time in history. Modern technological inventions have given us unique discoveries and opportunities – people can now learn anything at any point of time, communicate with anyone, reach out to millions of people, work, and earn money.
  • Budget allocation for education sector will increase.
  • Education Commission will be formed with educationists and experts. On the basis of the commission’s suggestions, with input from students, parents, a radical reform will be brought in every stage of education from primary to higher education.
  • Creative, problem solving based and practical life applicable education system will be introduced.
    • Methods to see the world through knowledge gained from books will be taught.
    • “Learning by doing” will be introduced. This will create a synthesis of book world and real life.
  • Students will learn by using modern Information Technology. They will learn through mutual communication using information technology.
  • From engineers to peasants, the opportunity of “lifelong learning” will be available to all utilizing information technology.

 

Primary and Secondary Education

  • Modern libraries will be built in each school of the country.
    • Those libraries will be the center of knowledge acquisition and knowledge sharing.
    • Books, computers with high speed internet and necessary equipment will be provided.
    • School libraries will always be open. Students will be able to spend time in the library as long as their hunger for knowledge isn’t satisfied.
  • Changes in the curriculum will be brought about to build up good citizens. Ethics education will be included.
  • Reforms in the method of testing (examination) and assessment system will take place.
  • Students will participate in merit based competitions. A meritorious nation will be developed through various Olympiads, competitions and other initiatives.
    • Students, teenagers, young people will solve problems during their leisure time. Intellectual wisdom will grow. A new culture will prosper. Everyone will be thoughtful, meritorious, intelligent.
    • From national up to the village level, Mathematical Olympiad, culture of science projects will be spread.

 

Above Article in Bengali: Outline of Reform and Development plan in Education Sector (শিক্ষা খাতে সংস্কার ও উন্নয়ন পরিকল্পনার রূপরেখা)

Outline of Reform and Development plan in Education Sector (of Bangladesh) 1: Universities and Higher Education

 

Universities and Higher Education

  • Several world-class research universities will be established in Bangladesh.
    • With the initiative of building world-class universities, research institutes and industries in the country, and ensuring investment, Bangladeshi PhD Degree recipients from top universities of the world will be brought back to the nation.
    • It is possible to establish BUET, DU and CUET as world class universities now. If the wind of change takes place it will spread to all the universities. NSU, MIST, CU, SUST, RU, KUET, RUET, KU and other universities will come up top at rankings. Just like we are grabbing top positions in ICPC or TopCoder rankings.
    • Quality research will start in universities – funding and allocation will increase, research culture will change. Faculty members will do research, publish papers not only to get promotions, but to solve problems of the industry, establish new scientific theories.
    • Collaboration between the University and Industry will increase.
      • Considering demand of the industry, changes in the curriculum of universities will take place.
      • Universities and Industries will work together in product development and research.
      • A student project will become an industrial product.
      • Faculty members will apply for funding for product development and Research to Industry.
    • Transparency will be ensured in giving approval to private universities and their branches – minimum quality will be ensured.
  • Ranking system for universities of Bangladesh maintaining international standards will be introduced.
    • Various “objective measures” will be used in the ranking system – which cannot be debated upon: Points for paper publication in journals and conferences, Points for impact factor of papers, Points for success at national and international competitions, Points for percentage of employment within 3 months of passing, Points for teachers’ educational qualifications and research profiles, Points for student-teacher ratio – and other such measures.
    • Private universities will compete for meritorious students among themselves and with government universities – and as a result, the quality of all the universities will increase.
    • Subject / Department-based ranking system will be introduced.
    • A university student might proudly say: you know what, our University’s Computer Science and Engineering department is the best! Another student will declare: our University’s Mechanical Engineering department is the best and one of the top 10 in Asia!
  • Among the 3 dreams that were determined by Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad Committee were: A Bangladeshi Mathematician winning the Fields Medal by 2022 and by 2030 a Bangladeshi scientist winning the Nobel Prize. World-class research institutes will be established and a new awakening in research culture will be ensured to make sure these dreams of winning the Fields Medal and the Nobel Prize by 2030 are realized.
  • Appropriate steps will be taken so that the educational activities of higher education institutions are not obstructed due to ill politics, and corruption (such as recruitment irregularities).
    • Reasons for session jam (violence on campus, teachers’ and students’ politics, etc.) will be identified and appropriate steps will be taken. Undergraduate students will complete their bachelor’s degree in 4 years.
    • We want to see the practice of healthy politics, innovative initiatives in the education sector – students will work together to solve various problems of colleges and universities, and also solve problems of people.
  • Public universities will be established in those districts where there is no university. Districts which have their own universities will have their seats increased.
    • If given opportunity many people will want to do good jobs with a degree from colleges, universities. Some colleges and universities can not be confined to HSC or equivalent students only. Education is the surest possible way to get established in society – many understand this after being a little older!

 

Above Article in Bengali: Outline of Reform and Development plan in Education Sector (শিক্ষা খাতে সংস্কার ও উন্নয়ন পরিকল্পনার রূপরেখা)

উপলব্ধিতে বাংলাদেশ [২০.০৩.১৯]

 

নিরাপদ সড়ক আন্দোলন (Safe Road Movement)

New Kinds of Sciences and Engineering

 

New Kinds of Engineering Sciences: 

  • Electrical Science
  • Mechanical Science: Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Theory of Machines, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Waves and Sounds, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Biomechanics, Propulsion and Energy Sciences, Electromagnetism, Dynamics and Control, Computational Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Science
  • Optics and Photonics

New Branches of Engineering:

  • Planetary Engineering

New Branches / Sub branches of Science:

  • Particle Science
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Neuroscience of Music
  • Science of Taste

New Branches of Applied Mathematics / Computational Science and Engineering:

  • Modeling Research: Study of integrated mathematical models of real world and conceptual objects

Catholic Teachings IV

 

Catholic Teachings IV:

God, God on earth:

  1. “There is no covering up before God. He knows who we truly are.”
  2. Jesus announces the good news of salvation.”
  3. “God’s love is a perfect kind of love; he loves us in a way that none on earth ever can.”

Living:

  1. “A Christian prays not just for themselves but also for others.”

Technology as work of God:

  1. Uses of artificial intelligence for the common good“.

Signs:

  1. “… heals (miraculous intercession).”
  2. “… sends his angels.”

Artificial Intelligence and its impact on Jobs, Employment

 

Artificial Intelligence and its impact on Jobs, Employment

In the hands of a sufficiently smart inventor, AI can replace any job, even ‘creative’ ones.
Employment has to be and will be protected through government regulation.
As we look into the future, we see manual work gradually getting replaced by AI & automation, leaving intellectual pursuits that are core to human life and happiness behind for humans.

Distinction between Biotechnology, Biomedical Industry and Software Industry

 

Important distinctions between Biotechnology, Biomedical Industry and Software Industry

  • Software industry is mostly concerned with meeting consumer / business needs with rapidly developed software. Biotechnology, Biomedical products are usually based upon years of research efforts.
  • Venture capital firms involved in Biotechnology, Biomedical industry keep close connection with Academic research partners & research labs.
  • With long term research & subsequently costly government approval process, Biotechnology, Biomedical industry products demand larger investment.

Development of Manufacturing Industry

 

Development of Manufacturing Industry

 

  • Thailand, Malaysia: Both countries have size-able Automotive & Electrical / Electronics industry.
    • Competence: Power, Infrastructure, Required low cost labor, Government support.
    • Mostly developed and licensed by foreign producers. Local producers depend on foreign engineering. Local experts lack skills required for producing quality marketable Cars / Electronic products.
  • India: Power, Infrastructure roadblock to development of manufacturing sector.
  • Japan: Education system capable of producing engineering, business experts.

Recipe for growing new Silicon Valleys

 

Recipe for growing new Silicon Valleys

Visionary engineer-entrepreneurs created the first success stories of Valley.
But over time: Venture Capital (plus early stage investors, startup incubators), Universities & Research Labs, Government support played vital roles.

Any place wanting to be the next Silicon Valley:

  • 1a. Venture Capital ecosystem with their technical, business growth & management support: Google/Alphabet’s growth into one of the largest companies in United States in terms of market capitalization
  • 1b. IPO support, Stock Market
  • 2. University & Research Labs (providing minds & talents, training, employees and ideas; DIY education)
  • 3. Government Laws; Tax cuts and subsidies
  • 4. Infrastructure
  • 5. Big Market
  • 6. Entrepreneurial, risk-taking culture; Success Stories

Bolstering Market Economy in USA

 

Bolstering Market Economy in USA

Current recipe:

  1. Tax cuts
  2. Deregulation (“Deconstruction of the Administrative State”)

What’s to be done:

  1. Easy to access ‘Information’ about Market, opportunities
  2. Easy Finance: Investors, Bank loans, Venture Capital
  3. Ease of starting business; Administrative complexity elimination
  4. Workforce development; Education modernization

Distinction between Politics of Developed and Emerging Nations

 

Distinction between Politics of Developed and Emerging Nations

In emerging nations, national systems: economic, financial, educational, industrial, are far behind currently available technology & human knowledge frontiers. This leaves room for improvement. So in those nations, political debate centers around “development”. Political parties distinguish themselves with manifesto or propaganda of better development models.

In developed nations like United States and United Kingdom, nation’s systems are close to possibility frontiers. Debate (in US, UK) centers around policies / issues, legal or economic choices:

  • Equality or Pro-market
  • Immigration
  • Tax
  • Climate change
  • Foreign policy
  • Healthcare expansion or contraction

Development (Growth) in developed nations require (in many cases) revolution in human knowledge and understanding

  • Infrastructure for flying cars & self driving cars
  • Smart Cities
  • Revision of our current understanding of Finance