May 26, 2019

BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology contributing to Bangladesh higher education


By Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT). Dhaka Bangladesh

BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) was set up in March 2012 under the Private Universities Act of 2010 and is dedicated to the development of human resources for the readymade garment, textile and allied sectors of Bangladesh. The aim is to develop this university as a centre of excellence for the study, research and development to serve the nation. It was functioning from 1999 named as BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT), a pioneer and leading educational training institute specialized in the apparel sector of Bangladesh with a noble mission to produce skilled manpower for the local 100% export oriented readymade garments (RMG) sector.

BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) has been making a significant contribution to higher education since its inception. As a centre of excellence, this university imparts quality and modern education to the students so that they can confidently face global challenges and also our students will contribute towards building their acquired knowledge and skill imbued with the spirit of patriotism. With the current global economic down turn the world has changed and along with it the ways to practice trade and commerce. A changing environment demands new technology and services. Customers have diversified and the buyers and vendors are constantly under pressure for quality products and good working conditions. Growth depends on fulfillment of social compliance and our RMG sector must be capable of facing such challenges to meet international standards. BUFT is always there to help bring about the changes to sustain our growth and achieve target 50bn US dollar export.

In order to cater the needs of the RMG and textile sector, BUFT offers following academic and skill development on post graduate, under graduate, diploma and certificate courses under the faculties: Faculty of Apparel & Textile Engineering (FTE): Department of Apparel Manufacturing & Technology (AMT), Knitwear Manufacturing & Technology (KMT), Textile Engg (TE) and Textile Management (TM), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (RMBA & EMBA) & MBA in Apparel Merchandising and Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS): Department of English, Economics and Law- 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree, 4-year Bachelor of Social Science degree.

BUFT is equipped with the state-of-the Art, RMG & Textile laboratories, Computer lab and Computer Aided Design (CAD) Lab, Product Development Lab, Broadband Internet facilities and Modern Library. BUFT graduates with their skills, training and knowledge would be able to build their chosen career and contribute effectively towards the overall development of the nation. BUFT students get benefit from high quality teaching and learning combined with industry standard facilities as well as professional input into our courses through live projects, industry placement and other lectures delivered by leading RMG and Textile professionals. Our faculty members are not only familiar with theories and academic aspects but also have extensive professional experience and practice. They highly qualified and experienced teachers are capable to disseminate their knowledge to the students in order to extend horizons and open up new prospects and perspectives. BUFT students participate in national and international level fashion show and competitions. Society of Dyers and Colorists (SDC) International Design Competition TESCO Graphic Design competition and IFFTI Design Competition are examples. BUFT students have been awarded with 1st and 2nd places in those competitions.

At present academic programs are carried out in Uttara at prime location of Dhaka city with 125,000 sq feet area. Currently construction of mega structure is going on in full swing for new permanent campus of 450,000 square feet area with State of –the –Art laboratories, Modern Library with WiFi facility, Class Rooms and other modern facilities for the students. It’s expected to start all present academic programmes by the end of 2016 in new permanent campus.

Projects named BQSP and BTWG under UNIDO were successfully completed. Presently a project titled “Corporate Social Responsibility, SRHR and Innovative Leadership in the RMG in Bangladesh” is running in BUFT under collaborative partnership with the Kingdom of Netherlands in order to create more CSR in terms of socio economic development and environmental protect in RMG sector of Bangladesh to achieve international compliance. This is said to be first of its kind in Bangladesh.

EU funded SMART Project title `Life –cycle based sector study on readymade garments’ has started in BUFT to conduct research on supply chain management in RMG sector of Bangladesh.

BUFT is a permanent member of the International Federation of Fashion Institute (IFFTI) and corporate member of the Textile Institute, UK.






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