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Textile Talent Hunt in its 2nd Season

Every year Integrated Research, Development and Promotion Service provider “Amin and Jahan Corporation” organises the competition called Textile Talent Hunt for undergraduate students studying textile, garment or fashion designing. Recently the second season of this competition has been launched. This year, UK based multinational, Intertek Consumer Goods, was the title sponsor of the competition. International publication of the organiser Amin and Jahan Corporation, “Bangladesh Textile Today (BTT)”, was another title sponsor of the competition. This one of a kind competition was titled “Intertek-BTT Textile Talent Hunt 2010” under the slogan “Electrify in Revealing Your Excellence”.

Textile Talent Hunt is an example of how a ray of light can trigger an entire movement. It is an initiative of Bangladesh Textile Today, which is organised in association with Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), The Textile Institute (Manchester,UK) and College of Textile Technology. It has changed the targets and learning process of the textile-garment students. The competition welcomes a huge community of students and is changing their lives and their approach towards their career. They have been introduced to the techno trade changes and developments in a very systematic, interesting way. Textile professionals of tomorrow are going to rock the industry with this changed approach. A number of students are undergoing research and dealing with their academic activities with a new approach. The great success of Textile Talent Hunt 2009 has led the organisers to begin the 2nd season with a bigger coverage and a far more superior focus. The 2nd season of Textile Talent Hunt 2010 was inaugurated in the College of Textile Technology on July 15, 2010.

The Principal of the college, Prof. Md. Mashud Ahmed, was present as the chief guest while Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Judges panel Chairman, TTH 2010 was present as the special guest of the programme. TTH 2010 organizing committee chairman Mr. Monirul Islam chaired the launching programme. Mr. A.S.M Tareq Amin, Member Secretary, TTH 2010 organizing committee presented the facts and figures of this year's programme, highlighting the first season of Textile Talent Hunt.

Prof. Md. Mashud Ahmed emphasised the importance of research and publication. He hailed the initiatives of Bangladesh Textile Today and mentioned that the effort will help the students to be acquainted with research methodology and the current state of the industry. He encouraged all to read and also to write in the local and international journals. Prof. Nabi mentioned that Bangladesh Textile Today has brought out a forum for the graduate level students. He informed that Textile Talent Hunt and Bangladesh Textile Today are well recognised in both local and international arenas. Launching programme chair, Mr. Monirul Islam mentioned the success of TTH 2009 participants in getting the best jobs in the industry. He informed that different companies are directly recruiting them as they are already trained to tackle challenges.

This year almost 250 participants from 19 universities and institutes are participating in this competition. They sat for the written test on August 6, held in the Government Science College.

The organisers will select 50 best students for the main competition. These students will be groomed and trained for conducting research or preparing projects on textile, garment & fashion. These students will work under the direct supervision of renowned persons from both universities and the industry. Twenty best submissions (papers, designs or softwares) will be selected after which interviews will take place. Five participants will ultimately be selected and they will present their work in the grand finale, which will be held in December 2010. The chosen threethe winner, and the first and second runner-ups will be awarded lucrative financial and scholarship packages.


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