Md. Mashud Ahmed, the last principal of College of Textile Technology is working as acting Vice Chancellor of first Textile University of the country Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUT). As per the information from the university authority it’s expected that within the month of December prime minister inaugurate this university but the schedule is not finalized yet. The first autonomous Textile University in Bangladesh “Bangladesh university of Textiles” bill was passed on 27th September at national parliament. A new era began in Textile education in Bangladesh. After the announcement, students celebrated the day with enthusiastically. Textile University is being demanded for the upgrading of textile education.
After the inauguration the university activities will run fully. Many research facilities will be launched at this campus and it will help for the development of Bangladesh. University authority told that this year the number of seats is increasing from 225 to 270.the admission test was held for the session 2010-2011 on 26th November. New subject “fashion design” is launched from this session. The number of seats of this subject is 45. Next year university will offer the masters program in textile engineering. Some modification is already done about the syllabus & departments. Practical equipments in different labs will enrich & campus area will also is being modified the process of extend the campus is going on. It’s proposed to extend the campus with the surrounding area of tejgaon. It’s on going process to separate the departments to faculty for education & research smoothly. Government gives the budget for the university activities. Its hope that the educational & research facility will increase rapidly & it’ll boost up textile sector in Bangladesh.