BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) signed MoU with National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Ahemedabad, Gujarat on July 1, facilitating an academic exchange and faculty training programme. The MoU will extend the current agreement between the two universities for another five years.

The agreement was signed by Founder Chairman, Board of Trustees of BUFT Muzaffar U Siddique and Textile Minister of Gujarat. The objective of this agreement is to encourage international cooperation, and strengthening two institutes in the following areas: NIFT will provide a semester study for BIFT students while BIFT will facilitate NIFT students to carry out Internship and Graduation Project/ Research Project in Apparel Industry at Bangladesh.

Exposure to workshops, exhibitions and conducting special lectures, joint industrial projects and joint research activities. BIFT faculty / faculty groups may go to NIFT for training or NIFT may send experienced faculty members to BIFT to train the faculties of BIFT. NIFT will offer a semester input to BIFT Students at NIFT India and BIFT will facilitate NIFT students to carry out Internship, Graduation Project and Placement in Apparel Industry in Bangladesh.

Special arrangements for groups of students from one institute to another for the purpose of short-term visit (workshops, exhibitions, industries exposure) may be negotiated in a separate agreement. Founder trustees of BUFT Faruque Hassan, S M Mannan Kochi, Zarina Siddique and Pro-VC of BUFT Prof Dr. Engineer Ayub Nabi Khan were present on the occasion.