Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology permanent campus held a new reception and cultural program for new students. Under the chairmanship of University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Md Jahangir Alam, State Minister of Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP was present as the chief guest. At the beginning of the program, the state minister inaugurated the robotics, mechatronics and automation engineering department by cutting the cake and ribbon.
Calling the students to acquire ICT-based knowledge and become skilled people, the state minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the current government is working to create smart entrepreneurs through digital centers to build a smart Bangladesh in 2041. The government is giving utmost importance to information and technology sector to continue the trend of development.
I believe that in the future information technology, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills and even new robots will help the students of Atish Dipankar University.
The State Minister said that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman chose education as the most powerful tool to transform a war-torn Bangladesh into a golden Bengal. He said that Bangabandhu reserved five basic rights - food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care - in the holy constitution on November 4, 1972. Fifty years ago, Bangabandhu had the foresight to realize that a state can become an ideal state if five fundamental rights are guaranteed to every citizen. After 50 years, those who chose the UN SDG goals follow the core philosophy of Bangabandhu and today 200 countries of the world are working towards achieving the goals, Bangabandhu left that philosophy in the holy constitution 50 years ago. Palak also said that Bangabandhu wanted to formulate an education policy to make education mass-oriented and free, as well as a tool to build a science-minded and golden Bengal and to develop golden people. He entrusted a scientist Dr. Kudrat-e-Khuda with the task of formulating that education policy, so that every golden child of Bangladesh should be skilled in science and technology education and they can build a golden Bengal.
The Minister of State for Information and Technology presented a picture of recent developments. He spoke about the various facilities provided by the ICT department for entrepreneurs. State Minister Palak shed light on the demand for human resources in all fields, including the information technology sector, and said that our garment sector will require a large number of robots in the future. Information technology will create many opportunities in the future.
Palak said Atish Dipankar University will be established as a model university. He said that out of 107 private universities, 5 universities have received permanent approval. Of which Atish Dipankar is a proud institution.
Finally, he advised the youth to use the education we have acquired as a powerful weapon in bringing about positive change in the world.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology Liakat Sikder, Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology Professor Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman and director of private university department of Bangladesh University Grants Commission. Omar Farooq.
Edust Chairman Liaquat Sikder said that we have to play a leading role in building a modern and digital Bangladesh to face the challenges of the developed world. He called for more attention to science and technology to adapt to the rapid changes in technology and science.
To be successful in career, it is necessary to choose a proper and quality educational institution. I hope that this university will provide you with higher education in the formation of moral and intellectual manpower, said Duet Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman.
Edust vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. urged not only skilled engineers or graduates but also to devote themselves to the service of the motherland by being qualified in human qualities. Md. Jahangir Alam.
In the second part of the program, the students of different batches of the university presented interesting performances including dance, song, recitation, acting, drama and comedy. Atish Dipankar University Treasurer Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Deans of various Faculties, Advisors, AMC Advisors, Heads of Departments, Co-ordinators, teachers, students, officers and employees of Atish Dipankar University were also present in this festive event. In this day-long event, the whole campus became lively with the walk of students, parents and invited guests.