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BUET teachers receive Tk2cr research grant

Staff Correspondent
18 Feb 2024 18:35:06 | Update: 18 Feb 2024 19:26:48
BUET teachers receive Tk2cr research grant
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Teachers of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on Saturday received a research grant of Tk 2 crore, with the aim of showcasing innovative research projects and increasing collaboration with industry.

The grant was distributed at an event titled "Internal Research Grant (Call ID: 2023-02) Distribution and Research Exhibition" held at the seminar room of BUET’s ECE Building. The event was organised by BUET's Research and Innovation Center for Science and Engineering (RISE), reads a press release.

The Prime Minister's Office SDG Affairs Chief Coordinator Md Akhtar Hossain was the chief guest while BUET Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Satya Prasad Majumdar chaired the ceremony.

In addition, for bringing the highest grants from external sources for the fiscal year 2021-22, the Mechanical Engineering Department (Tk 202.95 lakh), Civil Engineering Department (Tk 46.33 lakh), Professor Dr Md Ehsan (Tk 198.56 lakh) from the Mechanical Engineering Department, and Professor Dr Muhammad Anisuzzaman Talukder (Tk 42.46 lakh), Director of the RISE, and for the fiscal year 2022-23 the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) (Tk 220.95 lakh) and the Chemical Engineering Department (Tk 67.36 lakh), IWFM Professor Dr AKM Saiful Islam (Tk 167.53 lakh), and IWFM Professor Dr Mashfiqus Salehin (Tk 845.42 lakh) were awarded crests.

Special guests at the event were Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority Director GSM Zafarullah and Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC) Member Professor Dr Hasina Khan. The guest of honour was DBL Group Managing Director MA Jabbar and the attendees were welcomed by RISE Director Professor Dr Muhammad Anisuzzaman Talukder.

It's noteworthy that BUET Rise issued a call for research proposals in 2023, receiving a total of 29 submissions. Among these, 12 projects were chosen for funding to tackle the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Each project will include at least one research assistant selected from undergraduate or postgraduate students.

The event saw a significant turnout, including deans, directors of various departments, heads of departments, senior officials from various industrial establishments, students, and notable individuals from BUET.