Bangladesh, Sept. 21 -- The Zoology Department of Dhaka University on Sunday handed over smartphones with data packs to its underprivileged students, to help them join virtual classes from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In the first phase, fourteen students received the gadgets, facilitated by the alumni, through an event at the department.

Addressing the occasion as chief guest, DU Pro-VC (education) Dr ASM Maksud Kamal appreciated the initiative and thanked the teachers for conducting academic activities through virtual platforms as per decision taken by the university authority.

Dr M Niamul Naser, chairman of Zoology Department, presided over the handover ceremony. He said teachers of the department have been taking classes vir...