Prof. Dr. Nizamuddin Ahmed
Vice Chancellor, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology
About Dr. Ahmed
Vice Chancellor of BUFT, Architect Prof. Dr. Nizamuddin Ahmed taught Architecture for over three decades at BUET, and is a former Dean and Head. Specialized in industrial buildings, acoustics and Means of Escape in fire, Dr. Ahmed did his PhD and postdoctoral research at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is a Commonwealth Scholar and a Commonwealth Fellow.
Freedom Fighter Dr. Nizam is a trained Scout Leader, decorated with Bangladesh’s highest award, the Silver Tiger. He is Bangladesh’s only Baden-Powell Fellow of the World Scout Foundation. A Charter President, he is a Major Donor Rotarian.
Architect Dr. Nizam’s major design works include Bangladesh University of Professionals, MIST Hostel, Kurmitola Golf Club, Apex Footwear, Rangamati Waterfront resort, and under-construction Wari-Bateswar Museum, Narsinghdi. His acoustics-cum-interior design works include Chhayanaut, Shilpakala Academy Natyashala and Art Gallery, Sena Kunjo and Golf Garden auditoriums.
He did his SSC from Dhaka Residential Model College (DRMC) 1969. His HSC was from Jhenaidah Cadet College 1972.
A keen golfer of Kurmitola Golf Club, Dr. Ahmed has played hockey for Dhaka Mohammedan SC 1968-78, of which club he is a permanent member. He has represented his school in football and hockey, and was a member of the school band. Nizam was the highest scorer when Residential Model School became East Pakistan inter-school hockey champions 1968. He was a member of his college football and hockey teams, and captain of BUET hockey 1978.
He was elected Sports Secretary of Titumir Hall Students Union 1975 as a Bangladesh Students League candidate, and General Secretary of BUET Teachers Association 1991. Dr. Nizam was elected Director of Bangladesh Cricket Board when Saber H Chowdhury was president 2001-04.
He joined The Bangladesh Times as its Sports Reporter 1974 when Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni was the Editor and continued till 1980. As Sports Editor of The Daily Star 1995-1999, he covered cricket World Cups 1996 and 1999, and football World Cup 1998. He is a Bangladesh Sports Press Association awardee 2009.
Dr. Nizam was the president of Jhenaidah Ex-cadets Association 1988-90 and of Old REMIANS Association of DRMC 2006-16. He is a founder Trustee of BUET Alumni Association 2008. He was Convener, Founding Committee, Architecture Alumni Association of BUET (ArcAAB), 2000-01.
Hailing from Sutiakati in Swarupkati UZ, Pirojpur district, Dr. Nizam’s mother Johara Ahmed was a housewife. His father Hemayetuddin Ahmed was a banker. His wife Architect Prof. Dr. Zebun Nasreen Ahmed is at BUET. His son Dr. Raasheduddin Ahmed is married to Dr. Most. Mahbuba Iasmin Rupsi, both Civil Engineers from BUET. His daughter Eeman Nasreen Ahmed is a NSU business graduate and runs “Andeem”, a designer dress enterprise, and is wife to Mushroof Ahmed, the product head of Burger King.
Message from the Vice Chancellor
I remain grateful to Allah swt for the divine blessings by which the Honourable President and Chancellor, Md. Abdul Hamid, appointed me to the position of Vice Chancellor. Thanks are also due to the Board of Trustees for forwarding my nomination and to all concerns for their support.
I expressly mention here the Founder Chairman, Muzaffar Uddin Siddique, not merely as formality, but for his tireless dedication, which forms the backbone of this university. I am especially indebted to BoT member and my longtime acquaintance of over 40 years through Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club, Salam Murshedy, for proposing my candidacy.
Such an appointment is challenging to effectuate because of the expectations of the nominating authority. As an active and trained Scout Leader and a Baden-Powell Fellow, I can only assure everyone involved of my commitment to ‘do my best’ to bring about a positive change in the University, which has so successfully graduated from an institute of repute to an institution of promise.
In delegating my responsibilities, my driving force has always been ‘truth and fairness’, which often conflicts with self-interest and humanitarian bias, predicaments we shall collectively try to overcome. Building ‘goodwill and better friendships’ among students, teachers, officers and staff shall continue to form the foundation of BUFT family and the operation of an effective Alumni Association. Any decision on my part shall be based on the principle of ‘benefits to all concerned’ within the rules, codes and morals that govern us.
As a Major Donor Rotarian, I reiterate my dedication to service, to maintain a high ethical standard, and to make efforts to further dignify this university by enhancing greater understanding among all concerns.
Our students shall mature to serve as worthy citizens,
Our teachers shall remain the lighthouses of this fraternity,
Our officers shall continue to steer the ship,
And our staff shall deliver with due diligence.
May Allah swt bless you all, always.