Four engineering universities joined hands with Walton to enrich technical knowledge of their graduates, undergraduates as well as the faculty members through conducting thesis, research and internship programmes at the country's giant electronics manufacturing factory.
Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Mechanical Engineering Department of the Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) and Industrial and Production Engineering Department of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) signed separate memorandum of understanding with Walton.
On behalf of the respective individual institutions, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the IUT Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Head of the IPE Department of RUET Prof. Dr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain, Head of the ME Department of KUET Prof. Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam, Head of the IPE Department of SUST Dr. Mohammad Muhshin Aziz Khan and Managing Director of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Engineer Golam Murshed inked the MoUs while a group of 26 veteran teachers visited Walton factory at Chandra in Gazipur on March 10, 2021.
As per the MoUs, Walton and each of the individual universities will work together to foster facilities for digitalization of manufacturing in Bangladesh developing widespread advanced manufacturing facilities.
In addition, they will also conduct joint research work for industrial problems as a part of undergraduate and graduate thesis; triangular research for solving industry-related problems like productivity enhancement and quality assurance; jointly organise national and internaitonal scientific and technical seminars, symposia and conferences; internship programmes for interested students, develop training programmes upon mutual consultation and negotiation.
This is the first joint venture between the private sector and the universities in Bangladesh to work together in research and development of the world's latest technology.
In the MoUs signing ceremony, WHIL's Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed said, "The young engineers of our country have talent and also immense possibilities. They are our wealth. But, most of them have to leave the country due to not getting enough opportunities for doing research and works in Bangladesh. As a result, the country is being deprived of the contribution of its best talented people.
He added, "Walton has always strived to create research and job opportunities for the country's talented engineers. At present, more than 600 engineers from different universities of the country are working in Walton factory."