Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX) celebrated its anniversary on Friday, December 22 showcasing its contributions, to the textile industry of Bangladesh. The university, known for offering a range of programs and organizing festivities was initially established as the College of Textile Engineering and Technology in 2010. Each year BUTEX commemorates its birthday by observing “BUTEX Day “. This year’s celebration was truly remarkable.
Bangladesh University of Textiles is the first & only one specialized (textile) public university in South Asia established in Bangladesh in order to meet the growing need for advanced Textile Engineering education in Bangladesh as well as in the world. Though the university was established on 22nd December, 2010 by an ordinance of the Education Ministry, it has a long glorious history. In 1921 a Weaving School was established in Narinda during the British Colonial Rule, Dhaka to meet textile technical education by offering artisan level courses. The name was changed to East Bengal Textile Institute in 1935 and started offering diploma courses in Textile Technology. Later, it was named East Pakistan Textile Institute in 1950. In 1960, the institute was transferred to its present campus at Tejgaon I/A. After Independence in 1971, it was named Bangladesh Textile Institute. In 1978, the institute launched the 4 years bachelor degree program in Textile Technology in affiliation with the University of Dhaka and was renamed as College of Textile Technology after a great students movement. Graduate Programs in Textiles Engineering was launched in July, 2011.
Now, Butex has 10 specialized departments under 5 faculty. 2 New dept. are on the way to open. Recently, an outcome-based learning system was launched from 49 batches. Professor Dr. Shah Alimuzzaman, the Vice Chancellor of BUTEX is working hard to make the varsity from session stuck. BUTEX set its goal to come in the top 1000 universities in 2030.
The day-long festivities commenced with a cake-cutting ceremony in the morning. Following that a vibrant rally took place with banners and majestic horses. Additionally, there was an event held on the university grounds where pigeons were released as a symbol of peace and harmony.
Distinguished attendees included Professor Dr. Shah Alimuzzaman, the Vice Chancellor of BUTEX alongside university professors, students, alumni, officials, employees and honored guests. Expressing his joy on this occasion Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Shah Alimuzzaman enthusiastically remarked that it was indeed a day for everyone involved. He also expressed his pleasure at witnessing engagement from BUTEX alumni while hoping for increased student participation to further enhance the celebration.
Notably present at the event were figures from the field of textile engineering such, as Professor Md. Abul Kashem (Former Vice Chancellor of BUTEX) and Engr.
Engr. Shafiqur Rahman CIP, the president of ITET emphasized the importance for the university to collaborate with textile-related organizations, like BTMC, BTMA, BKMEA and BGMEA in order to enhance its brand and reputation.
Masudur Rahman, the president of IEB TED, along with Engr. MD. Salim Reza, who holds the position of Vice President at ITET, Engr. ASM Hafizur Rahman Nixon, Executive Director of RH Corporation, Engr. Ashad Hossain, Chairman of TED IEB and Engr. Md. Ziaur Rahman Mukul are a few individuals among many others.
New batch of students were very happy attending the varsity day celebration. T shirt & lunch were provided to all attending students & staff. A concert was held at night at butex auditorium for celebrating the day.