Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni yesterday said Bangladesh and India should work together to enhance research work, in order to improve the quality of education in the two countries.
“Both Bangladesh and India will advance in the education sector, if the two countries strengthen their bonding on different disciplines of education, particularly science and technology,” she said.
The minister was speaking at the inauguration of “International Convention of Vice Chancellors” at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust).
Chairman of University Grants Commission Prof Abdul Mannan; Sust VC Md Farid Uddin Ahmad; Gauhati University VC Dr Mridul Hazarika; and Meghalaya Science and Technology University Chancellor Mahbubul Haque, among others, addressed the event.
Prof Dr Abul Mukid Mohammad Mukaddes, dean of the school of applied science and technology at Sust, chaired the programme.
The minister said, “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman established a historical relationship between Bangladesh and India. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is following his footsteps to further strengthen bilateral relations of the two countries.”
Welcoming the knowledge-sharing gathering among VCs of Bangladesh and India, the minister said this convention of vice-chancellors will produce better outcomes for improving quality of education at higher level.
There is no alternative to sharing and exchanging knowledge, particularly on science and technology, she said. “A joint collaboration between Bangladesh and India should be developed in education sector for keeping up with the technologically advanced world.”
Vice-Chancellors of 23 universities from Bangladesh and India took part in the convention.