Engineers from Government Textiles Engineering colleges came forth together for achieving greater success towards industry development by establishing a new organization named Association of Textile Engineers, Bangladesh (ATEB). Actually, ATEB started its journey in 2017 prior without any official formation. On 26th February they arranged a General Meeting with the title “InUnity” and officially announced their movement towards unity and success.
Alumni Association of 4 Governments Textiles Engineering colleges namely, Textile Engineering College Noakhali, Noakhali (TECN), Pabna Textile Engineering College, Pabna (PTEC), Chittagong Textile Engineering College, Chittagong (CTEC), Shahid Abdur Rab Serniabat Textile Engineering College, Barishal (SARSTEC) took this initial step of organizing such platform for ensuring better communication among graduates from these colleges. On this general meeting, running students from another 2 new established Government’s Textile Engineering Colleges Namely Sheikh Kamal Textile Engineering College, Jhenaidah (SKTEC), Dr. Wazed Miah Textile Engineering College, Rangpur (DWMTEC) also participated in this general meeting.
ATEB came together for ensuring the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) and Institute of Textile Engineers and Technologists (ITET) accreditation for all Government Textile Engineering Colleges. They are also raising their voice for Industry-Academia Collaboration and bringing Unity to all Govt. textile engineering colleges in one common Platform.
On this day of the general meeting, the ATEB selected Zohir Uddin Mohammad Babor (1st batch- SARSTEC) as Chief Coordinator and Md. Emdad (1st batch, CTEC), Saidul Karim Riaz (1st batch, TECN), & Shadat Mintu (2nd batch, PTEC) as Campus Coordinator. This team will initially take the required step for further activities. A full board of committees will be declared soon for the smooth operation of the ATEB.
Zohir Uddin Mohammad Babor (1st batch- SARSTEC), newly nominated Chief coordinator of ATEB Implementation Committee said, “All the Government Textile Engineering colleges were working together for the last couple of years. Finally, this platform became more strong with the active participation of all Graduated Engineers from these Colleges who are performing good and supporting our Textile and apparel industry. I believe this platform will make a significant impact on our industry by sharing knowledge, information, ideas and job opportunity with one another. We all are brothers from the same mother as we all are run by Ministry of Textiles and Jute.”
Many other members from the alumni association of textile engineering colleges also spoke at the event. The Meeting finally ended with cutting a cake and grand dinner.