The IUBAT Alumni Association (IAA) of International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT University) celebrated Alumni Day 2016. The celebration witnessed business, nursing, economics, hospitality and engineering awards to 28 most successful graduates of the university, inauguration of one million taka scholarship fund, cultural gala and grand dinner.
The programme was graced by Industry Minister Amir Hossain Amu MP as the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest deeply appreciated inauguration of the scholarship and awards for successful graduates. The scholarship will promote higher education while the awards will encourage efficiency of the graduates in their employment and entrepreneurial activities leading to development of industries in the country. This might be the first time graduates of a non-government university introduced scholarship and awards for successful graduates. The socially responsible and environment friendly industries might be a criteria for such awards in future to achieve sustainable development.
Special Guest of the ceremony was Professor Golam Mostofa, Member of Parliament and Member, Standing Committee on Ministry of Education. He highlighted the noble approach of the University for producing at least one professional graduate from each village of Bangladesh even through financing and appreciated that already 504 Upazillas have been covered by IUBAT University.
The Chairperson Professor Dr M Alimullah Miyan, Vice-Chancellor and Founder of IUBAT University drawn example of engagement of alumni of universities in the developed world in development of alma mater and appreciated creation of the scholarship and wards programmes. He congratulated the members of the IAA for such small but epoch making exemplary bold initiative.
President of IAA and Founder & Chairman of Oasis for Posterity (OfP) Mr Md. Rabiul Islam presided over the ceremony and said: “we are one of the fortunate 10.6% youths who get access to higher education in Bangladesh, so we have many social responsibilities.” He expressed optimism that the scholarship fund and award programmes introduced as small initiatives to contribute to educational and industrial development during his tenure will be taken to new heights by the future boards of the IAA. He invited all members of the IAA to participate in growing the fund size of the scholarship.
The programme was participated by members of the Board of Governors, Chairs, Directors, Coordinators, Alumni, Students and teachers of the university from home and abroad.