Country’s four engineering universities joined hands with Walton to enrich technical knowledge of their graduates, undergraduates as well as the faculty members through conducting thesis, research and internship programmes.
In this context, Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Mechanical Engineering Department of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) and Industrial and Production Engineering Department of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) signed separate memorandum of understanding with Walton.On behalf of the respective individual institutions, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the IUT Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Head of the IPE Department of RUET Prof. Dr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain, Head of the ME Department of KUET Prof. Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam, Head of the IPE Department of SUST Dr. Mohammad Muhshin Aziz Khan and Managing Director of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Engineer Golam Murshed inked the MoUs.
A group of 26 veteran teachers visited Walton factory at Chandra in Gazipur on Wednesday.
As per the MoUs, Walton and each of the individual universities will work together to foster facilities for digitalization of manufacturing in Bangladesh developing widespread advanced manufacturing facilities.
In addition, they will also conduct joint research work for industrial problems as a part of undergraduate and graduate thesis; triangular research for solving industry-related problems like productivity enhancement and quality assurance; jointly organise national and internaitonal scientific and technical seminars, symposia and conferences; internship programmes for interested students, develop training programmes upon mutual consultation and negotiation.
This is the first joint venture between the private sector and the universities in Bangladesh to work together in research and development of the world's latest technology.
In the MoUs signing ceremony, WHIL’s Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed said, “The young engineers of our country have talent and also immense possibilities. They are our wealth. But, most of them have to leave the country due to not getting enough opportunities for doing research and works in Bangladesh. As a result, the country is being deprived of the contribution of its best talented people.IUT’s VC Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam said, “Walton is a giant and impressive industry. We were amazed to visit the Walton factory. Walton is the country’s giant industry. Evan in abroad, I have never seen such a biggest industry like Walton.”
Among others, IUT’s Pro VC Dr. Omar Jah, FTE Faculty’s Dean Prof. Dr. Md. Ashraful Hoque, FSTE Faculty’s Dean Prof Dr Mohammad Rakibul Islam, Chief of Establishment Md. Golam Salek, Registrar Dr. Mwebesa Umar, Head of EEE Department Prof. Dr. Md. Ruhul Amin, Head of MPE Department Prof. Dr. A U Patwari, Head of REASP Prof. Dr. Hossain Md. Shahin, Head of IEE Prof. Dr. Md. Hamidur Rahman, KUET’s Prof. Dr. Md. Kutub Uddin, Prof. Dr. Khandkar Aftab Hossain, Prof. Dr. A. N. M. Mizanur Rahman, Prof. Md. Golam Kader, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mashud and Associate Professor Dr. Md. Abdullah Al Bari, RUET’s Prof. Dr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain, Prof. Dr. Mhia Md. Zaglul Shahadat, Prof. Dr. Md. Faruk Hossain, Prof. Dr. Md. Emdadul Hoque, Dr. Mohammad Nurur Rahman, SUST’ Prof. Dr. Md Abu Hayat Mithu, Prof. Dr. A.B.M Abdul Malek and Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sayem also visited the Walton factory.