BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) organized a seminar on “Interaction between University & Industries –RMG and Textile Sector” followed by a signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BUFT, aamra Resources Ltd. and Lectra held on Monday at Lakeshore Hotel in the capital.
Prof Engr Mashud Ahmed, Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Textile (BUTex), David Hasanat, Chairman of Viyellatex Group and Engr Md. Shamsuzzaman, MD, Micro Fibre Group and President, ITET were present as special guests. The program was chaired by Prof Dr Syed Masud Husain, Vice Chancellor of BUFT.
Muzaffar U Siddique, Founder Chairman, Board of Trustees of BUFT, distinguished guests from different garments and textiles industries, high officials from Netherlands Embassy and NUFFIC attended the seminar and the MoU signing ceremony. Heads of the Departments, faculty members and high officials of BUFT and aamra Resource Ltd were also present.
The keynote speaker was Prof Dr Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor of BUFT. In his speech Prof Nabi highlighted the importance of the Interaction and partnership between Universities and Industries. The collaboration approach is must for the sustainable development of RMG and Textile Industries of Bangladesh. This will benefit the academics, students and also the industries as a whole.
As lead discussants Md. Mohiuddin, CEO, Silver Line Group and Engr Ehsanul Karim Kaiser, Executive Director, Esquire Group (Textile Division) emphasized on the need for creating effective linkage between Academic institutes and Industries.
At the end of the seminar an Education Partnership Agreement was signed between BUFT, aamra Resources Ltd. and Lectra. On behalf of BUFT Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Masud Husain signed the MoU with Shohel Ahmed, COO of aamra Resources Ltd.