Bangladesh University of Textiles
বাংলাদেশ টেক্সটাইল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
|Motto||Knowledge Is Power|
|Established||22 December 1921(latest upgradation in 2010)|
|Budget||৳190 million (per year)|
|Chancellor||Mohammad Abdul Hamid|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Engr. Md. Abul Kashem|
|Campus||Urban, 11.67 acres (4.72 ha)|
|Sports||Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Athletics|
Bangladesh University of Textiles, commonly referred to as BUTEX (Bengali: বুটেক্স), is a state-funded autonomous research university in Bangladesh that emphasises on technological education in textiles while entrepreneurial industrialisation stays as its core subject of interest.
It has seven constituent college affiliated with it, all of which are textiles based institutes of technology. The colleges are centrally regulated by the university in a totalitarian manner while the fundings are provided by the department of textiles, under compliance with an MoU signed by the ministry of education.
The university itself offers academic and professional degrees in various fields of textiles technology, fashion designing, advanced business and marketing strategies and in several more disciplines on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As of November 2018,[update] it offers graduate programs in 10 different specialised areas under its five faculties.
The institution was established as a fully functional university on 22 December 2010 by an ordinance of the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh.
British Weaving School
During the British colonial rule, in 1921, a weaving school was established at Narinda in the city of Dhaka to provide specialised technical education in the field of Textiles by offering artisan-level courses. It was named as British Weaving School and later East Bengal Textile Institute which was upgraded to offer diploma courses in Textile Technology. In 1950, it was once again renamed as East Pakistan Textile Institute. The institute was transferred to its present campus at Tejgaon Industrial Area in Dhaka in 1960.
College of Textile Engineering and Technology
In the year of 1978, the institute launched a four-year period bachelor's degree program in Textile Technology by affiliation with the University of Dhaka and was upgraded into a college renaming it as College of Textile Engineering & Technology. Initially, intake was only 60 per year and since the introduction of bachelor's degree course, more than 2,800 textile engineers and technologists had graduated from this institution.
The erstwhile College of Textile Engineering & Technology had been an economically important institute under the administrative control of the Ministry of Education through Directorate of Technical Education which offered BSc in Textile Technology/BSc in Textile Engineering/BSc in Textile Management courses as a constituent college of the University of Dhaka.
Birth of BUTEX
The Bangladesh textile industry is the most important industrial sector as more than 83% of export earnings comes from this sector. Equipping the textile industry with qualified manpower with updated technical knowledge, expertise and skill is essential in building the appropriate backward linkages at the shortest possible time to face the challenges of quota-free post-MFA period.
Considering the importance of textile education and research, the government of Bangladesh took initiatives to upgrade the College of Textile Engineering & Technology to a university. For this purpose, "Bangladesh Textile University Act, 2010" (Act no. 49, 2010) was passed by the Bangladesh National Assembly and the Honorable President gave consent to the act on 5 October 2010. The Act was made effective from 22 December 2010 as per SRO No. 395-law/2010 date 20 December 2010 of the Ministry of Education. The Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina officially inaugurated BUTEX on 15 March 2011.
Faculties and departments
- Faculty of Textile Engineering
- Faculty of Textile Chemicals Engineering
- Faculty of Fashion Design & Apparel Engineering
- Faculty of Textile Management & Business Studies
- Faculty of Science & Engineering
Halls of residence
There are four residence halls to provide housing for BUTEX students. Administrative head of a residence hall is its respective provost. The Sheikh Hasina Hall is for female students, and the remaining two halls are for male students studying in the undergraduate level. The halls are named after historical eminent figures of Bangladesh (except the "Sheikh Hasina Hall"). They are listed below:
- G M A G Osmani Hall (named after M. A. G. Osmani commander-in-chief of the Mukti Bahini during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War)
- Sheikh Hasina Hall
- Syed Nazrul Islam Hall
- Shahid Aziz Hall
- BUTEX Shahitto Shongshod
- BUTEX Business Club
- BUTEX Career Club
- BUTEX Debating Society
- BUTEX Film Society
- BUTEX Journalist Society
- BUTEX Science Club
- BUTEX Photography Society
- BUTEX Shuhrid Shomabesh
- BUTEX Spinners Club
- BUTEX Wet Process Engineering Club
- Ekattor - A cultural club of BUTEX
- Toru - A Welfare Organization
- ARTex - Art Society of BUTEX
- Badhon (voluntary blood donor organisation), BUTEX Unit
- BUTEX Bondhushova
- BUTEX Gamer Maze
- ExCa BUTEX
- Phothik BUTEX
- Youth Against Hunger (YAH), BUTEX Unit
BUTEX has a playground at the middle of the campus. It is used as venue of annual athletics competition of the university as well as Inter departmental cricket, football competitions.
- Mozaffar Hossain, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, Jamalpur-5 , Jamalpur, Bangladesh Awami League and Founder of SIM GROUP
- "Message from the Vice Chancellor". Bangladesh University of Textiles.
- "'মেইড ইন বাংলাদেশ' গল্পের চরিত্ররা" [Heroes of 'Made in Bangladesh' story]. প্রথম আলো (Prothom Alo) (in Bengali). Bangladesh. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
- Staff correspondent at 'Star Youth' (18 May 2018). "Dysin Texbiz (2018) Launched". The Daily Star. Bangladesh. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
- Staff correspondent (7 July 2009). "Form industrial police to protect RMG sector — Textile engineers urge government". The Daily Star. Bangladesh. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
- Star Business Report (28 April 2009). "RMG sector needs better technology — Says French business team leader". The Daily Star. Bangladesh. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- "PM opens first textile university". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "BUTEX Business Club Website". Facebook. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
- "Ekattor cultural club". Facebook. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "BADHAN – A Voluntary Blood Donors' Organization". Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- Professor Md. Abul Kashem appointed as BUTEX VC
- Official website of BUTex
- Textile Based Magazine
- PM opens first textile university