21st International Convention on Students’ Quality Control Circles (ICSQCC)

03-06 May, 2018
A Premier Quality Event for Excellence in Education
Theme: Quality Education for Global Peace and Sustainable Development
Bangladesh Society for Total Quality Management (BSTQM)
BSTQM
In Association with
Daffodil International University (DIU)
Come Join Us!
DIU

1. INVITATION

We cordially invite you to a prestigious international quality event, the 21st International Convention on Students’ Quality Control Circles (ICSQCC), to be held from 03 to 06 May, 2018 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This will be an excellent event where participants share innovative ideas and quality practices to widen their horizon. The convention is aimed at academicians, quality experts, teachers, administrators and students. Students Quality Control Circles (SQCC) proved to be a landmark in the history of quality education. The convention will deal with emerging issues of empowering students to identify solutions their problems, develop analytical skills, team work, channelize their creative potentials and develop attitude to serve for peace.

The convention is going to be a colorful event and widely participated by delegates from various countries. Student teams from various countries will present their case studies. International experts will present expert papers and case studies. It is a unique opportunity to enrich knowledge and understanding with the latest developments in the field.

This is an opportunity to participate in this historical event and demonstrate the unity of humanity through the spirit of quality and for the happiness of mankind. Please register your name now.

2. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

2.1 TECHNICAL PAPERS

Technical papers must be submitted on or before 31 March, 2018. Quality Practitioners, Principals, Teachers, Experts, Educationists & Students may submit proposals or papers supported the topics that can be presented in our technical sessions.

a) Topics: All technical paper presentations shall revolve around the following topics:

i) Innovation in Education, ii) Quality Prospects of Education, iii) TQM in Education: An Initiative to Develop Total Quality Person, iv) Best Practice in SQCC, v) Education and Peace, vi) KAIZEN applied in Education Management, vii) 5S in Education, viii) Teaching Methodology, ix) Evaluation of Educational Programs

b) Guidelines:

  1. Papers shall be accepted from Quality Practitioners, Principals, Teachers, Experts, Educationists & Students
  2. Maximum six pages inclusive of figures, tables, pictures etc. Alphabet font size will be 12, Times New Roman. Title of the paper and headlines will be bold, font size 14. Please use A4 size paper. Headlines and sub-headlines should be chronologically numbered
  3. Name of the author (Name of the team/circle) should appear below the title in the right hand corner in italics, font size 12
  4. Footnote of the first page must include the identity of the author with designation, institution etc.
  5. The abstract of technical papers (accompanied by soft copy) & 2 copy passport size photographs must reach the convener before 31 March, 2018, along with a 100 words resume
  6. Each presenter will get maximum 15 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for question & answer

2.2 CASE STUDIES BY SQCC

  1. Teams of Students (School/College/University) can present their case studies in teams/circles.
  2. Student teams will be classified into a) Class I-V, b) Class VI-X, c) XI-XII/Institution & d) University Level.
  3. Each team is allotted a time slot of 12 minutes for presentation excluding preparation time.
  4. A warning bell will be rung after 10 minutes and the final bell will be rung denoting the end of the presentation.
  5. Upon ringing of the warning bell, the teams should immediately stop their presentation.
  6. Maximum ten members may participate in a team/SQCC.
  7. SQCCs must send an abstract (maximum 500 words, font: 12, New Times Roman, spacing: 1) of their case study latest by 31 March, 2018 to the secretariat.

2.3 POSTER & SLOGAN COMPETITION

a) Topic: Based on the theme of the convention, topic for poster and slogan competition will be given at the spot.

b) Guidelines:

Student teams will be classified into a) For Students up to Class-VIII & b) IX – XII. Each team will be represented by two participants. The participants shall work collectively to present an attractive poster with a slogan to project the topic. Time allotted will be 2 hours. Participants must bring their own poster colors and brushes.At the venue the organisers will provide white card sheets (27”x22”). Soft boards will also be provided for display.  The poster will be judged on the basis of creativity, neatness, originality and interpretation of the theme. The Organizing Committee will retain posters.

 2.4 COLLAGE COMPETITION

a) Topic:  The exact topic shall be given on the spot and will be based on the theme of the convention.

b) Guidelines:

Student teams will be classified into a) For Students upto Class-VIII, & b) Class IX – XII. TWO participants shall represent each institution. Time allotted will be 2 hours. The team shall present one collage collectively to project the given themes. Participants are free to use any material for giving extra effects to their projects. Participants must bring all necessary items with them. At the venue, the organizers will provide only black/white card sheet (27”x22”). Soft boards will also be provided for display. Marks will be awarded for creativity, innovation, neatness and interpretation of the themes. The Organizing Committee will retain collage.

2.5 SKIT COMPETITION

a) Topics: Quality Education for Global Peace

b) Guidelines:

Primary & Secondary School level students are eligible to participate in the competition.  Each team will be represented by a miximum of Ten participants. Each team will be given 10 minutes for actual presentation and maximum 5 minutes to arrange the stage. The participants are advised to use the least number of props. Only commonly available props shall be provided by the organisers on prior notice. The teams are advised to restrict themselves to the allotted time.  Participants are requested to arrange for their costumes themselves.  Organisers will provide hand mikes, collar mikes and standing mikes as per the requirement of the teams on prior notice of one day. Marks will be awarded for innovation, acting, originality and dialogue delivery.

2.6 QUALITY QUIZ COMPETITION

a) Topics:

  • Quest for the right word
  • Universe and cosmos
  • Arts and literature
  • Legends and sports
  • Invention
  • Technology and science
  • Your choice

b) Guidelines:

Only students of classes’ ix, x, xi and xii can participate in the competition.  In all there shall be seven rounds, one each of the above topics. This shall finally lead to the buzzer round.  Each team will be represented by two participants.  A preliminary qualifying Written Round shall be conducted prior to the final Quiz. Marks of this round will not be added to the final tally. The best Eight Teams will be selected on the basis of this Written Round. The exact schedule for the written round will be intimated at the time of registration.  The final quiz will comprise oral questions with audio and visual rounds. The questions of the written round will also relate to the above topics. Marks shall be awarded to the team for correct answer. No marks will be deducted for incorrect answer or no response. The question will be passed on to the next team. The buzzer round will be the last round. Here, each question will be open to every team. The team that presses the buzzer first will have the privilege to answer the question. Marks will be awarded for the correct answer. Negative marking shall be done in case of an incorrect answer.

2.7 DEBATE COMPETITION

a) Topic: Only Quality Education May Ensure Sustainable Development.

b) Guidelines:

Student teams will be classified into a) class VI -VIII, & b) class IX – XII.  Two speakers will represent each team, one for the motion and the other against. Maximum Three minutes will be allowed to each speaker to present his/her views.  A warning buzzer will be sounded after two and half minutes. A final buzzer will be sounded indicating the end of the stipulated time.  A lively refutation for approximately 2 minutes will follow each speech with injection from the participants. Marks will be deducted if a speaker exceeds the time limit of 3 minutes. Marks will be awarded on the basis of content, diction, delivery and arguments.

2.8 PARTICIPATION IN STUDENT PARLIAMENT

a) Theme: Theme will be given before commencement of the parliament and will revolve round the theme of the convention.

b) Guidelines:  Participants (students) must wear uniforms in Student Parliament session. They must be prepared to deliver their ideas on prior given topics. Participant must bring their school flags (2’ x 3’) feet.

2.9 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING COMPETITION

Competitive programming is a mind sport that will be held over the Internet or a local network at the venue of the convention involving participants trying to develop a program according to the specifications to be provided by the judges at the spot. Contestants are referred to as sports programmers. A set of logical or mathematical problems will be provided to the contestants, and contestants are required to write computer programs capable of solving each problem.

Teams will be provided access to parallel computing resources and will receive a variety of interesting computational science problems to address in the programming contest. A team may also bring their own laptop which will be checked by the judges before starting the contest. There will be at most five members in a team (high school and undergraduate). Performance will be judged considering creativity, quality of solutions/ output, and good coding practices of the team, number of problems solved, teamwork and time spent. Maximum allowable time will be daylong (six hours).

3. EVALUATION

All case studies, poster & slogan, collage, debate, skit will be evaluated by a panel of international judges. Performance will be rated into “Excellent”, “Extra-Ordinary” and “Meritorious” category. Based on the evaluation all participants will be recognized with individual and group certificate, and crest. Where relevant, copies of evaluation sheet will be provided so that the participants can make effort for improvement.

Besides there will awards to recognize best school participation, most well behaved country delegates etc which will base standard criteria.

4. NOMINATION FOR PARTICIPATION

All nominations for participation in any event or as delegate must reach the secretariat latest by 31th of March 2018 in prescribed form. While selecting participation in various events please consider time schedule for concurrent sessions which may limit participation in multiple events. Invitation letters will be sent after completion of registration.

5. SCHEDULE
Day Morning Afternoon Evening
  Arrival of international delegates, Registration
03 May, 2018 Arrival of international delegates Registration Registration Inauguration/Welcome Reception/opening ceremony/Welcome Dinner
 

04 May, 2018

09:00 am – 12:30 pm 13:30 pm – 5 pm  

5:00 pm: CCM Meeting,

6:30 pm: Cultural Show,

8:00 pm: Dinner

Tech Paper Presentation  
Case Study Presentation (5 streams) Case Study Presentation (5 streams)
Skit Competition Poster & Slogan Competition
Quality Quiz Competition  
Computer Programming Competition
05 May, 2018 Case Study Presentation (5 streams) Networking  

6:00 pm Awarding,

7:00 pm Cultural Show,

8:00 pm Farewell Dinner

Collage Competition
Debate Competition
Student Parliament
Breakfast: 6- 8 am, Refreshment: 10:30 am, Lunch:12:30 -13:30 pm, Afternoon Tea: 3:00 – 3:15 pm
06 May, 2018 Educational Tour (Voluntary)/ Shopping/ Departure
07 May, 2018 Departure (Optional Sightseeing Tour)

6. REGISTRATION FEES
Foreign Participants USD $250 per person Includes Registration Kit, Certificate, meals, shared Accommodation, pick up and drop to the airport.

Payable in favour of “Bangladesh Society for Total Quality Management.”

Account Number: 12731080045248, Prime Bank Limited, Satmasjid Road Branch, Dhaka, Bangladesh. SWIFT Code: PRBLBDDH023. E-mail: icsqcc2018@gmail.com or bstqmsecretariat@gmail.com,        Phone: +8801811 426335, +8801611426335

7. TRAVEL TO BANGLADESH

Bangladesh is easily accessible by air at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Dhaka by most airlines. Those travelling by air will be received at the airport.  One may also travel through India and enter by land through its eastern and northern borders. Those who will be travelling through land need to reach to the venue at their own accord.

Visa is a requirement for entering Bangladesh.

8. HOST & VENUE

8.1 Daffodil International University (DIU) is the host of this Convention. Ashulia Campus of the University will be the Venue of the Convention.

Daffodil International University, Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka

Daffodil International University is a top graded University in Bangladesh. The University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement. Its Campus at Ashulia within the vicinity of Dhaka City is known for its service beauty.

8.2 WCTQEE

The World Council for Total Quality & Excellence in Education (WCTQEE), is an Association of 13 countries are engaged in promoting quality in educational institutions through promotion of Students Quality Control Circles (SQCC) and many other activities. Under the auspicious of WCTQEE an international convention is organized by a member country every year. In 2018, 21st ICSQCC will be held in Bangladesh from 3 to 6 May 2018.

8.3 BSTQM

Bangladesh Society for Total Quality Management (BSTQM) is a non-profit voluntary organization registered with the Directorate of Social Welfare of the Government of Bangladesh organizes National & International Conventions, Awareness Programs, Facilitators Skill Training Program (FST), Training of Trainers (TOT), Training on Teaching Methodology, etc. The society runs by the members. It is a platform of Quality practitioners from Government, Academic & Business Sectors. BSTQM is a promoter member of WCTQEE.

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh is a country of natural beauties. Bangladesh, officially it is known as People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is a deltaic region of three mighty rivers the Ganges, the Brahamaputra and the Meghna. Much of the country’s land area has been built up from alluvial deposits brought down by the major rivers. The country is mostly flat except for a range of hills in the south-east. It is mainly characterized by wooded marshy lands and jungles with forest regions in Sylhet, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban Hill Tracts, Sundarbans, Mymensingh and Tangail. Bangladesh is renowned for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities and friendly people.

From the 15th century, the Europeans, Namely, Portuguese, Dutch, French and British traders exerted an economic influence over the region. British political rule over the region began in 1757 A. D. when the last Muslim ruler of Bengal was defeated at Plessey. After the end of the British rule in 1947 the country was partitioned into India and Pakistan.

Present Bangladesh became the Eastern Wing of the then Pakistan. But the movement for autonomy for East Pakistan started within a couple of years because of linguistic and cultural difference and economic disparity between the two wings. The seeds of independence were sown through the Language Movement of 1952 to recognize Bangla as a state language. The then East Pakistan emerged as the sovereign and independent state of Bangladesh in 1971 after nine month long War of Liberation (starting on 26 March, 1971), under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in which 3 million people courted martyrdom.

At present, Bangladesh has achieved noticeable progress as evidenced by development indexes. We already achieved major goals of MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) and are considered top eleven countries in the world that has the highest possible growth as emerging markets. The dependency on foreign aid has been reduced dramatically since the last decade, and continuous rise in Human Development Index is observed. The current economic growth is expected to continue in foreseeable future.

 

For more information please contact BSTQM Secretariat: 20/6 (3rd floor), West Panthapath, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh. Phone: +8801811426335, +8801611426335. Email: icsqcc2018@gmail.com or bstqmsecretariat@gmail.com   Website: www.icsqcc2018.bstqm.org.bd