Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on Monday.
DCCI President Rizwan Rahman and Buet Vice Chancellor Prof Satya Prasad Majumder signed the document on behalf of their respective organisations during a virtual event, reads a press release.
According to the cooperation agreement, both DCCI and Buet will work together for skill development to meet up the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution as well as to arrange joint research, seminars, webinars, job fairs, business meet and model development.
DCCI President Rizwan Rahman said that industry-academia collaboration like this one will foster skill development as per the needs of the industries.
Considering the need of 4IR, it is the best time to take the initiative of reskilling and upskilling our workforce, he added.
Buet VC Prof Satya Prasad Majumder said Buet will focus on industry driven research. For this he requested for sharing the Chamber's business related database with buet. Moreover, he underscored the importance of proper implementation of this cooperation.
There is a need for students' integration with the industry for their skill up gradation, he also added.
DCCI Senior Vice President N K A Mobin, Vice President Monowar Hossain, BUET's Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Abdul Jabbar Khan, Deans from different Faculties and different Head of the departments also joined the signing ceremony among others.