Bangladesh University of Textiles

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Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX)
বাংলাদেশ টেক্সটাইল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
BUTex LOGO.png
MottoKnowledge Is Power
TypePublic
Established1921 (Upgraded to current form in 2010)
ChancellorPresident of Bangladesh
Vice-ChancellorMashud Ahmed[1]
Students1,880
Undergraduates1,730
Postgraduates150
Location
Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh
CampusUrban, 11.67 acres
ColorsMagenta and white
Websitebutex.edu.bd

The Bangladesh University of Textiles, abbreviated as BUTEX, and informally called as the Textile Engineering University of Bangladesh by its locale, is one of the ten PhD degree granting research universities of Bangladesh.

History[edit]

Though the institution was established as a fully functional university on the 22nd of December, 2010 by an ordinance of the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh, BUTEX has a very long history.

British Weaving School[edit]

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[edit]

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[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.[2]

Main Academic Building

With the facilities and infrastructural capability this freshly inaugurated university then had to offer, the academic program was started with 3 faculties consisting of 6 departments.

On the other hand, a development project was undertook to upgrade the institution's assets, facilities and overall environment for studying by enhancing the physical structure 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 inter-ministerial 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 vied memo no. শিম/পরি শাঃ ৪/টেঃবিশ্বঃ/১৭/২০১০/৬৯৮ তারিখঃ ১১/০৭/২০১১ The planning commission vied 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 14 specialised areas under five faculties to prepare its students for their future careers.

A development project to improve the institution's infrastructural facility on a large basis is currently ongoing.

Academics[edit]

Faculties and departments[edit]

Courses[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 Process 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 and Design) 40
07 BSc in Textile Engineering (Industrial and Production Engineering) 40
08 BSc in Textile Engineering (Textile Machinery Design and Maintenance) 40
09 BSc in Textile Engineering (Dyes and Chemicals Engineering) 40
10 BSc in Textile Engineering (Environmental Science and Engineering) 40
Total 600

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

Post-graduate courses[edit]

Serial Program Name Seat
01 MBA in Textiles 100
Total 100

Students[edit]

Approximately 3,200 students are enrolled each year, where around 37% of them are women.

Since the introduction of bachelor's level Honors degree program, about 17,000 students have attained the BSc in Textile Engineering, BSc in Textile Technology and BSc in Textile Management degrees from this higher educational institution.

Admission procedures and entry requirements[edit]

Undergraduate courses[edit]

Admission to BUTEX is significantly competitive and needs an overall high academic achievement at the S.S.C. and H.S.C. level examinations. Selection of students for admission is made through a written and oral test of 200 marks along with considering their acquired GPA in the S.S.C. and H.S.C. or equivalent examinations (details are published in admission notices). Students get chance to take admission according to their merit position.

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 optional subject) under any Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education in Bangladesh.
  • H.S.C. or equivalent examination Passed from Science group of current academic year and must obtaining 4.50 (without optional subject) under any Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education in Bangladesh and a total GPA of 18.00 but individual grade point not below 4.00 in Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Physics each.

Post-graduate courses (MSc in Textile Engineering)[edit]

Post-graduate (MSc in Textile Engineering) admission started from the session 2012–13 in BUTEX, which is rather highly competitive and needs at least a 1st Class or equivalent Cumulative GPA in BSc 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 are published in admission notices). Students get chance to take admission according to their merit position.

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

Post-graduate (MBA in Textiles) admission started from the session 2012–13 in BUTEX, which is also very competitive and needs at least a 1st Class or equivalent Cumulative GPA in BSc 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 are published in admission notices). Students get chance to take admission according to their merit position.

Foreign students[edit]

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

Academic year and medium of instruction[edit]

The academic sessions in BUTEX usually begin from the first week of January and proceeds through semester system. The medium of instruction is English only.

University Gold Medal[edit]

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.

Library[edit]

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 up-gradation 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]

BUTEX currently has 84,000 sq. ft area for its 18 workshops and laboratories.

Some of those 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 loom, Dobby loom and Jacquard loom, various hand operated looms, ordinary power loom, automatic power loom and modern loom with CAD system. Modern looms include Air-jet loom, Rapier loom with Electronic Jacquard loom, 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 Color systems, 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 fiber, yarn and fabric. The laboratory has testing machines including evenness testing, Classimat, single yarn strength tester, multi-functional 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 electron-pneumaticelectro-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 easily find employment in production management, design, textile testing and quality assurance, new product development, buying house, commercial banks, customs, etc. A huge 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 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
  • Shohid Aziz Hall

Student organisations[edit]

  • BUTEX Business Club[3]
  • BUTEX Film Society
  • Spinners Club
  • Ekattor Cultural Club[4]
  • BUTEX Science Club
  • Wet Process Engineering Club
  • Toru - Volunteers Club
  • Bauliana
  • Badhon (voluntary blood donor organisation), BUTEX Unit[5]
  • BUTEX Bondhushova
  • Career Club
  • BUTEX Debating Society[6]
  • BUTEX Gamer Maze
  • BUTEX Journalist Society
  • Photographic Society
  • BUTEX Shuhrid Shomabesh
  • ExCa BUTEX
  • Phothik BUTEX
  • Youth Against Hunger (YAH), BUTEX Unit

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangladeh University of Textiles". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. ^ "PM opens first textile university". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ "BUTEX Business Club Website". Facebook. Retrieved 22 Nov 2018.
  4. ^ "Ekattor cultural club". Facebook. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  5. ^ "BADHAN – A Voluntary Blood Donors' Organization". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  6. ^ "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