What is CSB? CSB is the Alumni Association of those scholars who were awarded Chevening Scholarship by the British High Commission through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the British Government. In Bangladesh CSB was formed formally in the year of 2004 with an aim of developing networking with brotherhood and fellowship among its members and associated partners. It is to work as a central orgnaisation through which the members may keep and maintain contact among them and associated partners both socially and professionally. The Affairs of the Alumni is run by a 7 member executive committee called CSB EC Committee.
Membership: Membership is open to those who have been awarded Chevening Scholarship. A member is to pay Tk. 1000.00 as membership fee per year. A member shall cease to be a member of the Society if his subscription fee is in arrear by three years consecutively.
Chevening Scholarship: On the other hand, Chevening is the UK Government’s International flagship scholarship programme. It attracts from around the world candidates with the potential to be future leaders. There are over 40,000 Chevening alumni in total, from over 150 countries in the world.
Aims and Objectives of CSB:
According to section 3 of the Constitution the aims and objectives of CSB are as follows:
The objects of the Society are as follows:
(i) To act as a central organisation through which the members can keep and maintain contact both socially and professionally;
(ii) To provide a forum fot the Chevening Scholars for the exchange of ideas, information etc through research in development related issues and to have the research disseminated to the members and interested bodies or organisations;
(iii) To adevelop a communication bridge with other Chevening Societies;
(iv) To assist members to do all that may be necessary to maintain and protect the interests and dignity of the Society;
(v) To organise social and cultural functions such as games, sports and recreational facilities for creating fraternal relationship and for the well-being of members;
(vi) To do all such other activities and things as may be necessary to promote further and secure all or any of the above objectives