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BIFT NEWS

MoU between BIFT and NIFT

July - December 2011

Vol.01 Issue 02

BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT)


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Prime minister of Bangladesh opening 22nd Batexpo at BICC Dhaka.

Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique President, BIFT and Ms. Monika Garg, Director General, NIFT respectively signed the agreement at Prime Ministers office

BGMEA Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT), Dhaka Bangladesh has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Academic Cooperation with National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi, India on 6th September, 2011 at Prime Ministers Office Dhaka Bangladesh. The agreement was signed between Ms. Monika Garg, Director General, NIFT and Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique President, Governing Body - BIFT on behalf of their respective institutions. President, BGMEA and members of the Governing Body, BIFT were present on the occasion.

BIFT stall at Batexpo-2011

chairperson Khaleda Zia was present at the closing ceremony on 12th December 2011 as chief guest.

SDC Intl Design Competition 2011, Hong Kong

Winner, 1st Runner up & 2nd Runner up with Chairman, Vice-chairman and participants at SDC seen in the picture
Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique President, BIFT handing over the MOU to Ms. Monika Garg, Director General, NIFT. Indian Prime Minister Dr. Monmohab Singh & Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seen in the picture at Prime Ministers office

Batexpo 2011
The three day event Batexpo-2011 began in Dhaka on 10th December, 2011 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the event. There was a huge participation in the Batexpo-2011, although the world is passing through an economic slump. The creative designs of this Batexpo collection were endeavor of the BIFT students which was shown in Batexpo fashion show. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the exposition as chief guest at the inaugural session, while opposition leader and BNP

Afsana Ferdousi Wormey, FDT Department (081 batch) of BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT) has been awarded with the 1st Runner up in the GRAND FINALE of the SDC (society of dyers and colourists) Intl Design Competition 2011 held in Hong Kong on 02 nd December 2011. 11 countries participated in this competition.
Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique President, BIFT congratulating to Afsana Ferdous i Wormey, 1st Runner up, SDC Intl Design Competition for her brilliant achievement

Seminar on How to Improve Quality in Clothing Industry Organized by BIFT


A one day Seminar was organized by BIFT in the Center for Export and Product Development (CEPD) on 26 July 2011 to emphasize how to improve Quality in Clothing Industry at the BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT) as part of UNIDO implemented Better Work in Textiles & Garments Program (BWTG) under Better and Standard (BEST) Program funded by EU & NORAD.

Professor Dr. Marie-Louise Klotz, President, Rhine Wall University of Applied Science, Germany, the key note speaker and Prof. Rudolf Haug with BIFT faculties seen in the picture

Pattern Construction and Pattern Production Training program at BIFT


A Eight day training on Pattern Construction and Pattern Production from 06th September to 13th September 2011 was organized at the BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT) as part of UNIDO implemented Better Work in Textiles & Garments Program (BWTG) under Better and Standard (BEST) Program funded by EU & NORAD.

Mr. John T. Smith, International Coordinator & Long Term Advisor, BEST-BWTG handing over the certificate to Rusmita Alam, Head of FDT Dept, BIFT

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), India Delegates visit BIFT

Fresher Reception of B.Sc (Hons)-111 Batch Students


The Fresher Reception of B.Sc (Hons) Batch students of BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT) were held on 5th December 2011 in the BIFT Auditorium, Uttara, Dhaka.

Prof. Bibekananda Banerjee, Dept. of Fashion Technology; Prof. Pavan Godiawala, Manager, RDTC and V.P. Singh, Associate Prof. Knitwear Design Dept. visited BIFT, Uttara, Dhaka on 20 th Mr. John T. Smith, International Coordinator & Long Term Advisor, BEST-BWTG handing over the certificate July 2011.

to Rusmita Alam, Head of FDT Dept, BIFT. Prof. Eva Margarate Hillers, Germany and Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique, President, BIFT, Mis Monira Rahnan, BQSP, faculties of BIFT seen in picture.

Chief Guest, Special Guest, President of BIFT seen in the picture

Mr. Muzaffar U Siddique, President, BIFT; BIFT officials & NIFT delegates visited BIFT Campus

The visit was part of a continuing cooperation between the two institutions on academic issues for higher professional education. Visitors discussed on how to develop academic and professional excellence and exchange of faculties, students and research staff, curriculum and product design development, joint exhibition and other activities between the two institutions.

Former Presidents of BGMEA Mr. Mostofa Golam Quddus, Mr. Kazi Moniruzzaman were the chief guest and Special guests respectively. The program was chaired by Mr. Mozaffar U. Siddique, President of the Governing Body, BIFT. The chief guest and special guest appreciated to see the unique development of BIFT and assured all out cooperations to build BIFT a centre of Excellence. The program included distribution of prizes among the students in different events and cultural program. The vote of thanks was given by Col.Md. Mosharof Hossain (Retd), Principal, BIFT.

Orientation Program of MBA in Apparel Merchandising and B.Sc (Hons) 112 Batch at BIFT
The Orientation Program of the students of 112 Batch of MBA in Apparel Merchandising and B.Sc (Hons) 112 batches (July - December 2011 semester) in Apparel Manufacture & Technology (AMT), Fashion Design & Technology (FDT) & Knitwear Manufacture & Technology (KMT) BIFT were held on 24 July and 10 September 2011 respecting at BIFT. Col. Md. Mosharrof Hossain (Retd), Principal, BIFT was present as the Chief Guest. Registrar, faculties, admin officials of BIFT and new students were present on the occasions.

BIFT Celebrates 40th Victory Day


BIFT celebrates the 40th anniversary of its glorious victory over the Pakistani occupation forces, paying rich tributes to three million martyrs for their supreme sacrifice. The student of BIFT published a black & white Wall Magazine Muktir Kotha on the occasion of Victory Day.

A view of the orientation Program

A View of the Orientation Program

Fashion Exhibition held at BIFT


BGMEA Institute of fashion & Technology (BIFT) organized very special type of Exhibition called Fashion Retailing & Visual Merchandising was held on 26th September, 2011. The students of the Department of Fashion Design Technology (FDT) participated and shown their creativity with their visual fashion products
Col. Md. Mosharrof Hossain (Retd), Principal, BIFT inaugurating Wall Magazine Muktir Kotha

Principal of BIFT inaugurating Wall Magazine. Registrar, faculties and students were present on the occasion.

Sr. Teachers & Students of FDT Dept. seen in the picture

European Union delegates visit BIFT campus

SHELTECH CAMPUS HERO-2011

Mr. Muzaffar U Siddique, President, BIFT and Mr. Douglas McLure, seen in the picture

Mr. Douglas McLure, Independent EU Monitoring Programme Asia and central Asia, Ms. Monira Rahman, representative from UNIDO and Mr. Lutfur Kabir, Senior Advisor, giz visited BIFT main campus, Uttara, Dhaka on 25th October, 2011. The visit was part of monitoring for proper utilization of the EU funded project in BIFT. Mr. Muzaffar U Siddique, President and Mr. Reaz-BinMahamood, Vice-President of BIFT briefed them about the overall activities of BIFT.

Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, Honble Minister for Education and other distinguished guests seen in the picture

Md. Afsid Yamin of KMT Department (082 batch) of BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT) has been awarded with the Championship Trophy in the GRAND FINALE of the SHELTECH CAMPUS HERO competition held recently in the Open Gallery of North South University. The competition was organized by CHANNEL-i in which 7000 students of different universities (Public and Private) have participated at various stages of the competition to present their feat in better work for the society. Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, Honble Minister for Education was present as the Chief Guest at the Grand Finale. Prof. Abdullah Abu Sayed, Columnist Selina Hossain, Prof. Jamilur Reza Chowdhury and Dr. Prangopal Datta were present as Special Guests. Columnist & Prof. Sirajul Islam, Sayed Monjurul Islam of Dhaka University and Former Ambassador Mr. Humayun Kabir were judges for the competition.

Mr. Douglas McLure with Mr. Reaz-Bin-Mahamood, Vice President of BIFT seen in the picture

Exciting Football Match BIFT Faculties / Officers Vs Students


An exciting Football match between faculties / officials and students of BGMEA Institution of Fashion & Technology (BIFT) was held on 24th November, 2011 at Uttara Kalyan Shomitee play ground, Uttara, Dhaka organized by the students of 092 batches. The match was inaugurated by Col Md. Mosharrof Hossain (Retd), Principal, BIFT. Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique, President, BIFT was present as chief guest in the football match. The 092 batch became winner by beating faculties / officials of BIFT in the tiebreaker.

A view of the Exciting Football Match

Bunka Gakuen University, Japan Delegates visit BIFT


Professor Yasuhiro Shoda and Emeritus Professor Tsuyoshi Otani of Bunka Gakuen University, Japan and Mr. Akhtauzzaman Akhter, former M.P & Managing Director, Pacific Quality Control Centre Ltd (PQC), Bangladesh along with other members of PQC visited BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT) on 19th November, 2011. The purpose of their visit was to get oriented with BIFT and also discuss on issues about likely cooperation in future between the two institutions on academic issues.
Prof. Rudolf Haug, Dean Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology conducting training program

Workshop on Sewing Technology held at BIFT

BIFT officials and visiting Japanese delegates seen in the picture

Training Program at BIFT


A fourday long training on Productivity Improvement by adopting new Techniques of Production & Clothing Technology was held at the BIFT from 17th July to 21st July, 2011. Expert from Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Moenchengladbach, Germany Prof. Rudolf Haug, Dean Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology conducted the four day training program. A total of forty participants including BIFT faculties & officials; technical experts from the different garment industries attended the training program.

Col.Md. Mosharof Hossain (Retd), Principal of BIFT addressing in the workshop

Organ Needle Company Ltd., Japan a renowned manufacturer of Organ brand industrial sewing machine needles whose exclusive agent in Bangladesh is General Business Co. organized a workshop on Sewing Technology for final year AMT, KMT and FDT students held on 16th November, 2011 at BIFT auditorium. From this workshop the students of BIFT could learn about the various types of sewing problems and counter measures for them and how to use the perfect needle for various fabrics, design, so that they could utilize their knowledge in the professional field.

Advisor: Muzaffar Siddique, President, Governing Body of BIFT Editor: A. K. M. Shafiqur Rahman, Sr. Asst. Prof. & Proctor; Asst. Editor: Md. Atikur Rahman, Sr. Asst. Librarian; Members: Shahriar Parvin, Sr. Lecturer & Farhana Jannat, Lecturer.

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