Message from the Founder Chairman
Welcome to BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology – also known by its acronym BUFT. This university started functioning as BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT) from 1999, a pioneer and leading training institute specialized in the apparel sector of Bangladesh. It started functioning in 2000 and was affiliated with the National University until it was declared as an independent private university in March 2012. BUFT is dedicated to train and develop skilled manpower for the readymade garment, textile and allied sectors of Bangladesh. The aim is to develop this university as a centre of excellence for producing technically competent human resources through higher education, research and development to serve the nation.
With the current global economic down turn the world has changed and along with it the ways to practice trade and commerce. A changing environment demands new technology and services. Customers have diversified and the buyers and vendors are constantly under pressure for quality products and good working conditions. Growth depends on development of social compliance and our RMG sector must be capable of facing such changes to meet international standards. BUFT will be always there to help bring about the changes to sustain our growth.
With huge demand for qualified human resources and advanced technical knowledge, BUFT has been collaborating closely with various reputed international educational organizations such as Nottingham Trent University UK, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Germany and London College of Fashion (LCF) UK. These partnerships have enabled BUFT to provide international standard courses to its students. Added with this list, BUFT has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Academic Cooperation with National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), India for mutual benefit in terms of credit transfer, exchange training program for students/faculties, faculty development program etc.
With a dedicated teaching staff along with a logistics support team there is no room for doubt that here we are at work to train and develop human resources which will in turn work for our national growth and a prosperous economically strong Bangladesh.
BUFT strives to produce knowledgeable, skilled and excellent employable graduates and encourages excellence in all its activities upholding high academic standards. Our graduates continue to enjoy the best success rate in gaining full employment. We all are proud to be a part of the success of this rapidly growing institution. The dedication and commitment of our faculties and staff to guide the students to accomplish their goals will definitely ensure the continued success of BUFT and help achieve increased academic excellence.
Muzaffar U. Siddique
Board of Trustees, BUFT