The "Mujib 100Idea Contest 2021", organised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), is going to foster innovation in education, speakers at a discussion said yesterday.
Boasting prize money for winners totalling Tk1 crore 20 lakhs, the contest will help bridge the gap between industry and academia.
The comments came on Wednesday at a virtual discussion titled "Ecosystem of Innovative Education through Industrial Collaboration" organised by the UGC, a press release says.
Addressing the discussion as the chief guest, Deputy Minister of Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury said if an ecosystem of innovative education was created through industrial cooperation, knowledge-based education in Bangladesh would progress to great heights.
He said the contest was open for all citizens, especially students, to win prizes by sharing innovative ideas.
Responding to questions from the participants, special speaker Shibli Rubayat-ul-Islam, chairman, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission, said the idea competition would help bridge the gap between industry and academia, while creating an environment of cooperation.
Md Sajjad Hossain, organising chair, IC4IR 2021 and a member of the UGC, in his speech, called upon students, teachers and academicians to use the ecosystem of industrial collaboration to make innovations in education, giving importance to building a technology-dependent Bangladesh.
Rubana Haque, chairperson, Mohammadia Group and former president, BGMEA; Engineer Abubakar Hanip, chancellor, Innovative Global University, USA and NM Zeaul Alam, senior secretary, Department of Information and Communication Technology were present as speakers at the session moderated by Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, chair, Mujib 100Idea Contest 2021 and M Shamim Kaiser, technical secretary, IC4IR 2021.
The deadline for submission of ideas is October 10, 2021.
For detailed information, one can visit https://www.ic4irb.org/mujib100ideas