The Department of English at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organises its Inter-University Students’ Conference and Cultural Competition for the third time. The two-day event began today at the ULAB auditorium commemorating the 200th death anniversary of British novelist Jane Austen and will end tomorrow, April 22, 2017, according to a release. The event is featuring students’ paper presentations on the first day and cultural competition on the second day. Students from 14 public and private universities, including Dhaka University, North South University, BRAC University, East West University, and ULAB, are participating in the event. Professor Fakrul Alam of Dhaka University, Professor Kamaluddin Ahmed of Chittagong University and Professor Mobasshera Khanam of National University were the judges of the academic papers on the first day of the event. Renowned actress Suborna Mustafa and Professor Sudip Chakraborty of Theatre and Performance Studies department of Dhaka University will be the judges of the cultural competition to be held on the second day of the event. Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Chowdhury of Dhaka University attended the opening ceremony of the programme as the chief guest, while the Country Director of British Council Barbara Wickham will be attending the closing ceremony as the chief guest, the release read.