Jumbangla desk: Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CHUET) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Alam said, ‘CHUET has been working continuously since its inception to build Smart Bangladesh following the vision of the government-2041. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently inaugurated the country’s first Sheikh Kamal IT Business Incubator at university level in Chuet. We hope that Chuet’s young generation will be able to lead the fourth industrial revolution by taking advantage of this incubator.
The Vice-Chancellor said these things in the speech of the chief guest at the discussion meeting organized on the occasion of the 20th University Day at Chuet today. The event was held in the central auditorium of the university at around 11 o’clock.
Rafiqul Alam also said that creating new knowledge and public welfare research is the main work of the university. Chuet is contributing from its own position in the field of research. He said, ‘I am grateful to all those who have played various roles in the progress of Chuet since its inception and who are helping to continue this progress relentlessly.’
Ekushey medalist poet and journalist Abul Momen was the main speaker on the occasion. He said, ‘We are getting separated from nature. Family ties are also loosening. Technology has subjugated us. Our society is being disrupted. Social interaction is decreasing. It is having a negative impact on our social thinking and psyche.’
Abul Momen also said, ‘Not only have we entered the era of the fourth industrial revolution, but at the same time our global temperature has increased, climate change has become more pronounced, droughts, epidemics and floods have increased. Agriculture and food production have suffered. Mankind and civilization are now facing a major crisis.’ He said, ‘We have to think about it in the present reality. Work on future technology and sustainable development. We must not only be consumers of knowledge and innovation. We also have to come into the role of creator. For that, the engineering society and scientists have to play a major role. I believe Chuet has the potential to produce such skilled human resources.’
In the meeting, the director of Chuet’s student welfare department, Professor Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim presided. The special guest was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. Professor Sunil Dhar, Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering. Md. Moinul Islam, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Mohammad Moshiul Haque, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning. Mohammad Kamrul Hasan.
Dean of Mechanical Engineering Faculty and University Registrar (Additional Duty) Professor Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Humayun Kabir. Conducted by Professor of Civil Engineering Department. Ayesha Akhtar, assistant professor of city and regional planning department ATM Shahjahan and assistant professor of EEE department. Wealth declaration.
At the beginning of the discussion, Mohammad Fazlur Rahman, deputy director of information and publication department of the World University, showed a documentary on Chuet. Later, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Alam presented the memento to Abul Momen on behalf of Chuet.
After the meeting, a blood donation program was held at Chuet Medical Center. Later teacher vs student and officer vs staff friendly football matches and prize distribution were held.
Before this, the national flag and the university flag were hoisted in front of the administrative building-2 of the university at 11:15 am. Later, Vice-Chancellor Rafiqul Alam inaugurated the day-long program by flying balloons and doves as symbols of peace. After that a joy rally was held. The teachers, officers, employees and students of Chuet participated with colorful placards and festoons. Later, trees were planted on the north side of the EME building as a commemoration of the University Day.
On September 1, 2003, Chuet was established as the only higher education institution for engineering and technology education and research in the southeastern region of the country. About 6,200 students are currently studying in Chuet against 931 seats in 12 departments. The university has around 340 teachers, 160 officers and 435 employees including 100 PhD degree holders.