The two-day Agro Career Expo began in Dhaka yesterday to provide the students of agricultural universities with the opportunity to meet and interact with potential employers.
About 1,500 students from seven agriculture universities attended the show where the private companies collected curriculum vitas, took spot interviews and recruited graduates.
The first ever national level career expo structured solely for agricultural university students was organised by the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) in collaboration with Katalyst, a project under the commerce ministry, on the premises of KIB.
Around 100 companies from agribusiness and other sectors took part in the fair for which 3,500 graduating students have registered.
“Bangladesh has made tremendous progress in agriculture as the country is now self-sufficient in food production,” Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said after opening the show as the chief guest.
“This expo is a great initiative to strengthen the bond between agriculture university students and agro-based organisations and businesses.”
The expo will also focus on knowledge sharing among students, experts, academia and private sector companies.
AFM Bahauddin Nasim, a lawmaker; Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah, senior secretary to the agriculture ministry, and Kamal Uddin Ahamed, vice chancellor of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, were also present.