Southern Student Welfare
Southern University Bangladesh is committed to academic excellence, emphasizes moral and ethical issues. Student welfare includes services that promote the mental and social wellbeing of students. The services advance the balanced growth and development of the young, foster a culture of caring and positive interaction in the community, and ensure equal learning opportunities. With the help of student welfare, Southern aims to identify learning difficulties and other issues early on and intervene in time. Student welfare aims to create a safe and healthy learning and working environment. Student welfare looks after students. It is something each and every staff member at Southern University does as part of their everyday duties, but different staff members have different roles.
- Arranging scholarship for the faculty members in the foreign universities.
- Providing financial assistance and scholarship for the meritorious and poor students.
- Arranging training programs to develop the morality of the students.
- Assisting students on choosing career and job placement.
The office basically works for the development of the students. At present, twenty-six (26) regular faculty members of various departments are pursuing their higher education in various reputed universities of different countries. Among them, some are enjoying full scholarship and some partial financial assistance. They are committed to serving this University after their completion of higher education.
The function and programs of Student Welfare:
Special academic support
The aim of special academic support is to help students meet the general basic education objectives by providing them the support they need. To meet this aim, we tailor education to the students’ needs. We support the students’ learning in their own classroom by offering individual instruction, small group teaching, or classroom co-teaching. Special needs education targets the following areas:
Providing consultation; students’ who have difficulties with reading and writing, in mathematics, languages and other subjects, to promote emotional and social skills, students with learning difficulties, study and social skills, confidence, and motivation, and aims to address students’ special needs as early as possible.
Student welfare provides scholarships to the limited students of various categories per month every semester. The eligibility of getting the scholarship is measured by the morality and practice in the real life of the student. Besides, the minimum GPA of winning the scholarship is 3.75. If the scholarship receiver students fail to maintain the desired GPA the scholarship would be withdrawn. The scholarship is primarily given for one year. The list of the scholarship receiver is renewed/altered according to the result every semester.
The office is continuing its efforts to create opportunities for higher education in reputed universities for the meritorious and ideal students of Southern University. Southern send the best students of the postgraduate level to abroad for pursuing higher studies each year. It should be noted that Southern aims to appoint some of them as faculty members considering their academic excellence as well as the commitment to the community.
The financial assistance is given as follows :
- Considering the problem and academic performance of an individual student.
- Exemption of full tuition fee for the students in the Merit List of the Board. (who hold A+ at SSC & H.S.C. or Alim level).
- Exemption of full tuition fee for the student obtaining GPA of 4.00 in the semester final examination.
- Exemption of 25% to 50% tuition fee for obtaining GPA 3.90-3.99 in the semester final examination.
- Exemption of half the tuition fee for two students from the same family (same parents).
Application is called prior to the Mid-term examinations. Eligibility to Apply for Financial Assistance and certain rules:
a) Only the enrolled students should apply for financial assistance.
b) After successful completion of the first semester, students can apply.
c) The diploma program and Executive will not be entertained.
e) Students must have a 3.00 CGPA to apply for financial assistance.
Career planning & Job Placement Unit:
Career planning & job placement unit to help the students getting jobs in the competitive job market. The function and responsibilities of the job placement unit may be summarized in the following ways :
- To provide group and individual counseling.
- To assist students in choosing career and job placement.
- To take necessary steps with the industrial sector.
- Keep close contact with prospective companies.
- Preserve the C.V. of the graduates and other information.
- Arranging job fair.
- Arranging mock interviews to make the students fit for the real one.
- Advice and assist students to solve their problems.
Psychiatric therapy aims to support the study and general wellbeing of students through psychological methods. The university psychologist is available to meet students and parents for consultation and counseling. The university psychologist collaborates with teachers and other staff members and conducts psychological tests, interviews, and observations if necessary.
The Psychologists may be consulted in issues involving studying, emotional life, relationships, or life changes. Students can freely contact the psychologist, preferably when the issue is still minor. Guardians can also contact the psychologist if they are worried about their children or want to discuss matters that relate to their child’s life.
Southern health services support the growth and development of the young and promote healthy and safe methods of doing academic work. The services include providing health education, monitoring and assessing the health of southern students, and if necessary, directing students to further examinations. Southern also provides first aid to anyone injured or suddenly taken ill at the campus. Please note that actual medical treatment is not included in University health services.