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Knowledge Sharing Programme workshop on Startup and Business Incubation at UGC
A Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP) Workshop on Startup and Business Incubation was held at UGC auditorium on 05 August 2018. The programme was organized by Asian Development Bank (ADB) with the financial assistance from Export Import Bank of Korea. This was the Final Dissemination Workshop for higher education project in IT sector in Bangladesh for developing Startup and Business Incubation to produce skilled IT manpower. The ultimate goal of KSP is to assist the Government of Bangladesh for developing business incubation in the IT Park, academic-industry linkage and capacity building of IT professionals.
Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, UGC graced the workshop as the Chief Guest. Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Member, UGC presided over it. Mr. Md. Abdullah Al Hasan Chowdhury, Additional Secretary, Secondary and Higher Education Division, Ministry of Education, Mr. Manmohan Parkash, Country Director, ADB Bangladesh Resident Mission were Special Guests. Mr. Kyeong-gu Kim, Chief Representative, Export Import Bank of Korea, Bangladesh Office was Guest of Honor on the occasion. Dr. Md. Khaled, Secretary, UGC delivered address of welcome on the occasion.
The Chairman of UGC, in his speech said that the forthcoming IT project is highly needed for capacity building of IT professionals to materialize the dream of Digital Bangladesh.Referring to skills and knowledge in all branches of human science, he observed that graduates will not rush for jobs rather job will look for graduates.
Professor Yousuf Ali Mollah, in his presidential speech, observed that the concept paper leading to this KSP addressed almost all issues related to the development of IT/ ITEs education in Bangladesh. He opined that ADB has conducted field level surveys and had many meetings with the Vice-Chancellors and focal points of nine proposed universities where the project will invest for IT education.
High officials from UGC and Ministry of Education, representatives from public and private universities and private sector and also development partners attended the workshop.