Electrify in Revealing your Excellence
|4th Season of|
Country's first ever Competition for Textile, Garment & Fashion Design Students
4th session of Textile Talent Hunt (TTH 2013) has just been concluded successfully by an impressive occasion of Grand Finale & Award Giving Ceremony at CIRDAP Auditorium on 21st June, 2014. Mr.Jahangir Alamin, President, Bangladesh Textiles Mills Association (BTMA) has given awards, crests and certificates to the winner as he was present there as chief guest. Engr. M.S. Zaman CIP, President, Institution of Textile Engineers and Technologists (ITET), Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro-VC, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology and Dr. Engr. Md.Humaun Kabir, Principal, National Institute of Textile Engineering &Research (NITER) was also present as special guests.
` With the flourishing export growth, Bangladesh is now the world's second largest apparel exporter. But our vision is becoming the number one in world textile & apparel market. But we have lack of available gas facilities and skill manpower. So to make our dreams in reality we have to overcome these two things. I believe that Textile Talent Hunt have been playing vital role in improving these lacking’, said Mr.Jahangir Alamin in his cherished speech. ITET president Mr. Zaman stated that ‘I feel proud as a textile engineer because we textile engineers as it gives us a wide spectrum to contribute to the country. TTH will help the students to choose which discipline they like most and it is a platform to explore his/him competency.’
Prof. Nabi thanked all students and teachers of different universities for their support extended to TTH. He enlarged the importance of purpose oriented research and mentioned that research should not only be done for doing publication, getting scholarships & getting promotions in professional life, rather research should be conducted to solve practical problems and to make real life impacts. Principal of NITER Dr. Kabir assumed that, TTH successfully has been associating the students with the industry, introducing them with research methodology, showing them practically the way of doing research, making them outspoken and making them smarter to face the challenges of their professional life.’ Among other Prof. Syed Fakhrul Hassan, Chairman & Dean, Department of Textile Engineering, Southeast University and Country Manager of Asutex Mr. Monowar Hossain Polash was delivering their speech.
Previously Top five talents presented their project work in the grand finale in front of local & foreign delegates. Afterwards the judges’ panel decided Champion, 1st runners up & 2nd runners up. Md Neaz Morshed from Southeast University acquired the Championship and awarded BDT 50,0000/-. Jahid Hasan from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology and Rejwan Alamgir from Begumgonj Textile Engineering Collage has been declared as 1st runners up & 2nd runners respectively and prized BDT 30,000/- & BDT 20,000/- respectively. Among other student of Pabna Textile Engineering College Sadia Afrin Salma has got a scholarship of BDT 10,000/- as a female researcher. Beside these best 15 students has been valued along with crest, certificates, different gifts, training packages etc.
TTH 2013 was launched on 25th September 2013. After the launching, organizer A&J started promotional campaigns in at least 19 universities and colleges where textile, garments & fashion designing undergrad level courses has been offered. There were different seminars and promotional programs in those campuses to encourage students for participating in the only talent hunting competition for the students studying textile and apparel engineering in the country. Similar to the previous three seasons, 50 best students selected through a comprehensive written test from participants all around the country and they received intensive training and grooming sessions to do research projects. Best 50 students worked in different industries and institutes for around three months under selected supervisors to produce article, design or software. The judges’ panel analyzed the papers and selected best 15 papers for paper defense. After assessment of the thesis/project paper finally best five were selected those who will be presenting their thesis work in the grand finale. Spain based chemical company Asutex is the title sponsor for this session, Dysin-chem is the diamond sponsor, Microgenix is the prize money sponsor and Sameet Dye Chem & Brazil based CAD CAM software company Audaces are the sponsors while National Institute of Textile Engineering & Research (NITER) is the Research Partner of the program.
Textile Talent Hunt(TTH)is the country’s first ever competition for textile, garments & fashion designing students. Textile Talent Hunt is an example how a narrow river can change the life style in the dessert and how a ray of light can make a difference in sheer darkness. It is basically an initiative of Amin & Jahan Corporation Ltd.(Integrated Research, Development & promotion service providing company) and is being organized in association with United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO), Bangladesh University of Textile (BUTEX), Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) & The Textile Institute (TI).
The focal intend of TTH is to change the thinking, targets and learning process of the textile-garment & fashion designing degree level graduate students. The competition jolts a huge community of students and is changing their approach towards their future life. They have started to love the techno trade changes and developments as they were introduced with those in a very interesting systematic way. Textile professionals of tomorrow are going to rock the industry with this changed approach. Number of students has got the right method of research and is undergoing research or dealing their study activities with a very new approach.
Earlier the organizer successfully completed 1st, 2nd & 3rd seasons of Textile Talent Hunt in 2009, 2010 & 2012 and now those talents are working in the sector with great reputation. From previous three seasons more than 100 research papers have been received and 15 of them have been published in renowned international magazine ‘Bangladesh Textile Today’. Some of them are still under development process for publication.