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‘Collaboration between industry and academy is needed in higher education’

A modified curriculum is needed to provide skilled manpower in RMG sector. Speakers opined at a workshop on ‘Development of Outcome-Based Curriculum’ organized by the Textile Engineering Department of Daffodil International University (DIU) on 14 May 2018.

Md. Siddiqur Rahman, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), was present at the workshop as chief guest while Engr. MS Zaman, Managing Director of Micro Fiber Group, was present as special guest. Presided over by Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of Daffodil International University, the program witnessed the presence of Professor Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Vice-Chancellor of DIU, Professor Dr. SM Mahbubul Haque Majumder, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of DIU, Dr. Md. Mahbubul Haque, Professor & Head, Department of Textile, Professor Dr. AKM Fazlul Haque, Director of IQAC, Abu Taher Khan, Director of CDC and other industry leaders from garments sector.

'Development of Outcome-Based Curriculum' organized by the Textile Engineering Department of Daffodil International University (DIU) on 14 May 2018
Figure 1: Md. Siddiqur Rahman, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) spoke as the chief guest at the workshop.

While addressing as chief guest, Siddiqur Rahman said, “We have lots of public and private universities in the country and a large number of graduates are graduating from those universities but industries don’t get properly skilled manpower equipped with quality education as it required.” He also stated that “The reason behind this is that there is no collaboration between industry and academy. That is why in spite of a huge number of graduates, the industry cannot find their required skilled person.”

“It’s very necessary to bring change on course curriculum to overcome the present scenario,” he added.

Dr. Md. Sabur Khan said, “Daffodil International University is doing various activities to change the course curriculum and make the course curriculum time befitting. Today’s work is one of the endeavors of those activities.”

“DIU regularly organizes industry academia lecture series where successful entrepreneurs share their knowledge and experiences among the students. DIU helps the entrepreneurship minded students through providing Venture Capital facilities and has introduced Department of Entrepreneurship,” he added.

Engr. MS Zaman, Managing Director of Micro Fiber Group
Figure 2: Engr. MS Zaman, Managing Director of Micro Fiber Group, highlighting way outs of a modified curriculum.

Emphasized on research work MS Zaman said, “We should conduct more and more research on dementia. Public and private universities, as well as other research organizations, should come forward to fulfill research works on dementia.”

He also said, “To create awareness and new knowledge about dementia is the responsibility of a university. To create new knowledge, it needs to conduct research.”

Dr. Md. Mahbubul Haque said, “Factory owners should participate in the curriculum process and the teaching process should come from the UGC.” He also added that “Foreigners are taking over 5 billion dollars every year from this sector which is concerning.”

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