Bangladesh University of Textiles

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Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX)
বাংলাদেশ টেক্সটাইল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Logo BUTex.svg
Motto Knowledge Is Power
Type Public
Established 1921 (Upgraded to current form in 2010)
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Mashud Ahmed[1]
Students 1,880
Undergraduates 1,730
Postgraduates 150
Location Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Campus Urban, 11.67 acres
Colors Magenta and white

The Bangladesh University of Textiles or BUTEX, informally known as Textile Engineering University, is the only public university in Bangladesh specialising in Textile Engineering.[2][3] It is one of the nine PhD-granting research universities of Bangladesh.


Though the university was established on 22 December 2010 by an ordinance of the Ministry of Education, government of Bangladesh, BUTEX has a long history.

British Weaving School[edit]

During the British colonial rule, in 1921 a weaving school was established in Narinda, Dhaka to provide textile technician education by offering artisan-level courses. It was named British Weaving School and later East Bengal Textile Institute, which was upgraded to offer diploma courses in textile technology and renamed East Pakistan Textile Institute in 1950. In 1960, the institute was transferred to its present campus at Tejgaon Industrial Area.

College of Textile Engineering and Technology[edit]

In 1978 the institute launched a four-year bachelor's degree in Textile Technology by affiliation with the University of Dhaka and was renamed College of Textile Engineering & Technology.

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. The institute was established in 1950 offering diploma course in Textile Technology.

In 1978, the institute was upgraded into College of Textile Engineering & Technology and degree courses in Textiles under the University of Dhaka were introduced. Initially intake was only 60 per year and since the introduction of degree course, more than 2,800 Textile Engineers graduated from this institution. One of its former students, Dr. Mashiur Rahman who did his PhD from Leeds University, UK, is now working as professor, Textile Science department of University of Manitoba, Canada.

Birth of BUTEX[edit]

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.[4])

Main Academic Building

With the facilities and infrastructure, the academic program was started in three faculties and six departments.

On the other hand, a development project had been undertaken to upgrade the College of Textile Engineering & Technology to Bangladesh University of Textiles by enhancing the physical facilities of the institution.

(A meeting of the internal project evaluation committee of the Ministry of Education chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Education held on 8 September 2010 to consider the DPP of the proposed project submitted by the Directorate of Technical Education. As per decision of the meeting the name of the project was changed to "Establishment of Bangladesh University of Textiles" and (Annexure: VI), revised DPP had been submitted to the Ministry of Education which was sent to the MoF finance and Planning Commission. As per decision of the interministral committee for finalising man-power requirement of the PIU, held on 21 March 2011 (Annexure: VII), the DPP had been revised. As the university had started functioning Directorate of Technical Education and was replaced by University Grand Commission as executing agency. The revised DPP was sent to the planning commission vide memo no. শিম/পরি শাঃ ৪/টেঃবিশ্বঃ/১৭/২০১০/৬৯৮ তারিখঃ ১১/০৭/২০১১ The planning commission vide memo no. পক/শিক্ষা/কাঃশিঃ/৯৮/২০১১/৮৮ তারিখঃ ৩১/১০/২০১১ (also DO letter from Finance Minister) informed the Ministry of Education that approval of the project was not possible in that financial year due to the shortage of funds, subject to the allocation of sufficient funds, the project may be considered in the next financial year. In that proposed DPP, the civil works had been estimated on the basis of 2008 PWD rate schedule and it was also necessary to revise the implementation period. According to advice of the Ministry of Education, the DPP had been revised with civil work estimation on the basis of PWD rate schedule Oct. 2011 and revised implementation schedule.)

At present, BUTEX offers graduate programs in 13 specialisation areas under five faculties to prepare its students for their careers.

A development project to improve infrastructure is under process for approval.


Faculties and departments[edit]


Undergraduate courses[edit]

Serial Program Name Seat
01 BSc in Textile Engineering (Yarn Engineering) 80
02 BSc in Textile Engineering (Fabric Engineering) 80
03 BSc in Textile Engineering (Wet Processing Engineering) 80
04 BSc in Textile Engineering (Apparel Engineering) 80
05 BSc in Textile Engineering (Textile Engineering Management) 80
06 BSc in Textile Engineering (Fashion & Design) 40
07 BSc in Textile Engineering (Industrial & Production Engineering) 40
08 BSc in Textile Engineering (Textile Machinery Design & Maintenance) 40
09 BSc in Textile Engineering (Department of Dyes & Chemicals Engineering) 40
Total 560

Post-graduate courses[edit]

Serial Program Name Seat
01 MSc in Textile Engineering (Yarn Engineering) 15
02 MSc in Textile Engineering (Fabric Engineering) 15
03 MSc in Textile Engineering (Wet Process Engineering) 15
04 MSc in Textile Engineering (Apparel Engineering) 15
05 MSc in Textile Engineering (Textile Engineering Management) 15
Total 75


Approximately 1,380 students are enrolled, of which around 25% are female.

Since the introduction of the degree program, about 4,000 students have passed the BSc in Textile Engineering from this institution.

Admission procedures and entry requirements[edit]

Undergraduate courses[edit]

Admission to BUTEX is highly competitive and needs a high academic attainment at the S.S.C. and H.S.C. level. Selection of the students for admission is made through an admission test of 200 marks and considering GPA of S.S.C. and H.S.C. or equivalent examinations (details in admission notice). Students get chance to take admission according to merit.

The requirements for admission test are:

  • Students must be Bangladeshi by birth or legal immigration.
  • S.S.C. or equivalent examination Passed from Science group and must obtaining 4.50 (without 4th subject) from any Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board.
  • H.S.C. or equivalent examination Passed from Science group of current academic year and must obtaining 4.50 (without 4th subject) and at least total GP 19.00 but individually not below grade point 4.00 in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Post-graduate courses (M.Sc. in Textile Engineering)[edit]

Post-graduate (M.Sc. in Textile Engineering) admission started from the session 2012–13 in BUTEX, which is highly competitive and needs at least a 1st Class or equivalent CGPA in B.Sc. in Textile Engineering from any recognised university (Public/Private). Selection of the students for admission is made through an admission test of 100 marks (Details in admission notice). Students get chance to take admission according to merit.

Post-graduate courses (MBA in Textiles)[edit]

Post-graduate (MBA in Textiles) admission started from the session 2012–13 in BUTex, which is also highly competitive and needs at least a 1st Class or equivalent CGPA in B.Sc. in Textile Engineering from any recognised University (Public/Private) with at least 9 (nine) points through S.S.C to Master's level. Selection of the students for admission is made through an admission test (Details in admission notice). Students get chance to take admission according to merit.

Foreign students[edit]

Foreign students must apply to the Ministry of Education, Govt. of Bangladesh through Bangladeshi embassies in their own countries.

Academic year and medium of instruction[edit]

The academic sessions in BUTEX begin on 1 July and ends on 30 June. The medium of instruction is English.

Honours and University Gold Medal[edit]


Students are awarded the degree with Honours if he/she has obtained cumulative GPA 3.75 or above.

University Gold Medal[edit]

The University Gold Medal is awarded to the students who secure the 1st position with cumulative GPA not below 3.75 in each department.


The university has a very rich collection of about 150,000 books and journals. These books and journals include technical and non-technical books. The library is open every working day from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Access is open to all but only teachers, students and staff of the university can borrow books.

Research and consultancy[edit]

The university offers a large range of consultancies focusing on the industry need. It allows testing, suggestion, research and upgradation of any textile raw materials or machinery. Mechanical instruments and textile automation related testing and support is also provided with high quality assurance. The university has a decade old fame for providing a huge number of textile industries with solutions and technical support.

Students' welfare[edit]

BUTex runs a strong Students' Welfare Council that aims to protect students' right as well as helps the authority to form a well-organized student campus. The council is responsible for raising students' awareness towards their responsibilities, control any unwanted incident and help students build their career as industry leaders.

Workshop and laboratory[edit]

BUTes has 15 workshops and 84,000 sq. ft area for laboratories.

School workshops and laboratories are:

  • The Yarn Laboratory provides knowledge of yarn preparing and engineering technology both short staple (cotton) and long staple (jute). The laboratory facilities includes conventional and modern machinery with new technology like open-end spinning and air-jet spinning.
  • The Fabric Laboratory has facilities for weaving cotton, synthetic and jute fabric including tappet, dobby and jacquard loom, hand operated loom, ordinary power loom, automatic power loom and modern loom with CAD system. Modern looms include air-jet loom, rapier loom with electronic jacquard, projectile looms.
  • The Knitting Laboratory is equipped with warp and weft knitting machinery. Warp knitting machinery includes raschel and tricot machines and weft knitting machines include circular (single jersey, interlock, rib, jacquard) and flat knitting machines.
  • The Wet Process Laboratory includes machinery for singeing, desizing, mercerising, dyeing, printing and finishing. The laboratory can dye material as fibre, yarn and fabric form and style of printing. The laboratory has a computerised data colour system, gas chromatography and mass spectrophotometer, light fastness and other quality control equipment required to ensure dyeing and finishing qualities.
  • The Apparel Laboratory is equipped with cutting, sewing and finishing machinery used in garments industry. The laboratory is equipped with Lectra CAD-CAM system for computerised marker making and cutting and garments dyeing, washing and embroidery machine.
  • The Testing Laboratory can test fibre, yarn and fabric. The laboratory has testing machines including evenness testing, Classimat, single yarn strength tester, multifunctional Superba tester, HFT and electronic microscope.
  • The Computer Laboratory provides a facility for 40 students at a time. There are facilities to use the internet for teachers and students.
  • The Electronic Laboratory is also equipped with pneumatic and electro-pneumatic control systems.
  • The Physics Laboratory is equipped with machinery and equipment for graduate students.
  • The Chemistry Laboratory provides for 40 students at a time.
  • The Mechanical Workshop has lathes, universal strength tester, shaping machine, cutting machine, drill machine, welding machine, circular saw, tools for carpentry and many other common and heavy industrial machines.

Career prospects[edit]

The majority of the universities textile graduates take posts in the textile manufacturing industries as process or plant managers, development engineers or technologists. Graduates have found employment in production management, design, textile testing and quality assurance, new product development, buying house, commercial banks, customs, etc. A large number of BUTex alumni are working in the industries and academia both in Bangladesh and around the world.

Student life[edit]

G M A G Osmani Hall
Shohid Aziz Hall

Halls of residence[edit]

There are three residence halls to provide housing for BUTex students. Administrative head of a residence hall is its 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 eminent figures (except the Sheikh Hasina Hall) in the history of Bangladesh. These 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
  • Shohid Aziz Hall

Student organisations[edit]

  • Wet Processing Club,BUTEX
  • Ekattor Cultural Club[5]
  • BUTEX Science Club
  • BUTEX Spinners club
  • BUTEX Entrepreneurship Development Club
  • Toru Volunteers Club
  • Bauliana
  • Badhon (voluntary blood donor organisation), BUTEX unit[6]
  • BUTEX Anime & Comic Club
  • BUTEX Bondhushova
  • BUTEX Chess Club
  • BUTEX Cyclists Circle
  • BUTEX Debating Club[7]
  • BUTEX Drama Society
  • BUTEX Film Society
  • BUTEX Gamer Maze
  • BUTEX Journalist Society
  • BUTEX Photographic Society
  • BUTEX Science Club
  • BUTEX Shuhrid Shomabesh
  • ExCa BUTEX
  • KhaddoShikari Goshthi of BUTEX
  • Megamind Invention Club
  • Phothik BUTEX
  • Youth Against Hunger (YAH), BUTEX unit

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bangladeh University of Textiles". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "First and only textile university of Bangladesh". 
  3. ^ "PM opens first textile university of Bangladesh". 
  4. ^ "PM opens first textile university". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ekattor cultural club". Facebook. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "BADHAN – A Voluntary Blood Donors' Organization". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Log into Facebook – Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°45′37″N 90°24′00″E / 23.760367°N 90.400053°E / 23.760367; 90.400053