A delegation from Asian Development Bank led by Mr. Erik A Bloom, Senior Social Sector Specialist of Human and Social Development Division in South Asia Department met Professor Dr. Md. Yousuf Ali Mollah, Member of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh on 28 June 2018.
The meeting discussed matters related to ADB funded project for the tertiary education competitiveness in computer science, review the human resources development for IT engineers, and review joint knowledge sharing programme for the incubation centre and start up in Bangladesh.
The proposed ADB project on Information Technology will be implemented in four universities of Bangladesh. UGC has been made the implementing authority of the $250 million project.
Mr. Bloom said ADB wants to finalize the proposed project and disburse fund to the selected universities shortly after receiving the detailed project plans.
In his concluding remarks, Professor Mollah said UGC is trying its best to strengthen the relationship between industry and universities. This project will certainly play a significant role for country’s human resource development in IT sector. The universities would be able to produce quality graduates in IT and CSE disciplines.
The other members of the ADB delegation were- Dr. Mohiuddin Alamgir, Amitabh Lahiri, Professor Dr. Md Mozahar Ali, Consultants, ADB, Dr. Arun Kumar Saha, Agriculture Specialist, ADB, Md. Nasimur Rahman, Procurement Consultant, ADB and Md. Alamgir Akanda, Finance and Administrative Officer, ADB.
Dr. Md Khaled, Secretary, Abdur Rezzaque, Director, Planning and Development Division, Dr. Md. Fakhrul Islam, Additional Director, International Cooperation and Collaboration and Mohammad Maksudur Rahman Bhuiyan, Additional Director, Information Management, Communication and Training Division, UGC, assisted Professor Mollah in the discussion meeting.