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BGMEA University starts its journey in Chattogram

The journey of a specialized private university under the management of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), ‘Chattogram BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology’ (CBUFT) has started its journey. On Saturday (January 21), CBUFT was officially inaugurated by Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni in Navy Convention Hall in Chattogram.

Figure: Chattogram BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology’ (CBUFT) has started its journey. 

The education minister said that the journey of this institution started as a diploma institute. Then graduate course. Finally started the journey as a university.

She said, BGMEA has a fashion and technology university in Dhaka. Secondly, it is set up in a place like Chattogram which is very logical. It is sad but true that we cannot provide skilled manpower in this growing industry from our universities. That is why specialized universities are being created.

Earlier on Thursday, chairman of the board of trustees Nasir Uddin Chowdhury announced the commencement of the university’s activities in a press conference held at the temporary campus of the university at BGMEA building in Chattogram.

The student admission program is going to start in four departments in the academic year 2023 and admission process will start from February and academic teaching is planned to start from March.

In the first phase, four departments are being opened namely BSc in Textile and Clothing Technology (TCT), Fashion Design and Technology (FDT), Bachelor of Apparel Merchandising and Management (AMM) and Bachelor of Fashion Design (FD). A total of 140 students will get admission in 4 departments of 35 each.

Two more departments namely B.Sc in Textile Engineering (TE) and B.Sc in Textile Engineering and Management (TEM) are scheduled to be introduced later.

Before this, six months and one year diploma and certificate courses in apparel merchandising were started through ‘The BGMEA Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT)’ in Chattogram in 2002. Considering the importance, the institution has been awarding honorary degrees under the National University since 2013. In the meantime, more than 500 students have participated in the management of the ready-made garment industry after obtaining their bachelor’s degree from BIFT.

Nasir Uddin said, “The expansion of apparel sector in the country is increasing. But that syllabus cannot be ‘moderated’ due to which we felt the need to have a separate university. From this we worked to establish the university.”

The university received permission to set up and operate on October 24 last year and expects to shift to its own campus within the next five years. Nasir Uddin claims that its program will be separate from the government textile university.

Education Deputy Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Naufel, UGC Member Biswajit Chand, FBCCI President Md. Jasim Uddin, BGMEA President Faruque Hassan and Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees Nasir Uddin Chowdhury spoke in the inaugural ceremony.

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