What is your prime objective to achieve in the next two years as the Vice Chancellor?
Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) is one of the officially recognized (By the UGC and the Government) Private Universities of Bangladesh. Since its inception it has made remarkable progress in academic matters. Now, our prime objective for the next two years is to expand the academic frontiers of the university by introducing two more departments: one is B.Sc. in Architecture and another B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. Besides this, we are taking necessary steps for arranging collaboration with some Western Universities which will contribute to raise the academic standard of BUBT.
We have succeeded in bringing about qualitative improvement in various areas of our academic activities. In 2009 the number of regular teachers of the university was about 113 and the number of students was 3623. During the last 5 years the university continued to grow and the number of teachers rose to about 200 in 2014, including a good number of foreign trained senior teachers, and the number of the students to about 8000. The university consistently maintains a good standard of teaching imparted by a competent set of teachers. The quality of our students is indeed remarkable. Our students took part in many national and international competitions. Recently, our students have become champion in the inter-university 'Roborace 2014'where 17 universities, both private and public, participated with their 67 teams.
In BUBT we do not concentrate our efforts only on providing and acquiring theoretical knowledge from the books through traditional lectures. Rather, we make our students familiar with their total environment so that after completion of their study they are transformed into human resources to meet the needs of the modern society. We work hard to prepare our students for good results and at the same time make them good human beings.
We have met all of the requirements of the Private University Act 2010. We have been maintaining the quality of education, transparency in admission and examination systems, updating academic progress, physical infra-structures, research facilities both for the faculties and students, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, modern facilities needed for effective teaching and learning in a disciplined environment. Both the Campuses of this university are free from Smoking, Drugs, Politics, Adapting Unfair Means in the Examinations, Indiscipline, Immoral Activities and Terrorism.
What steps as the VC do you plan to take to scale up the performance of BUBT?
As the Vice Chancellor I am very hopeful for and ambitious of the future of BUBT. By now, BUBT has succeeded in equipping all the departments, both old and new, with competent teachers and necessary facilities. The two departments (B.sc. in EEE & B.Sc. in Textile Engineering) introduced lately have been performing very well in respect of imparting quality education. The two new departments we are planning to introduce will further contribute to expand the scope for imparting quality education to learners.
What benefits do you offer to meritorious students who come from poor families?
We encourage the admission of meritorious students to all the departments consistently. At the moment we are offering 100% fee waiver to meritorious students who come from poor families. In addition, 100 percent fee waiver is available for the sons and daughters of the Freedom Fighters. For undergraduate students special tuition fee waiver from 250% based on total GPA of SSC and HSC Examinations results, is also given for the first semester. In the subsequent semesters tuition fee waiver is also given on the basis of the examination results of each semester in BUBT. 50% tuition fee waiver is available for sibling and spouse. We have plans to introduce some other benefits for the students consistent with our academic policy.