Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) celebrated its 13th founding anniversary and University Day 2016 on September 01, 2016 through a series of colourful programmes. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid MP inaugurated the day-long elaborated program as the chief guest Chaired by Vice-Chancellor of KUET Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir. After that a grand rally was brought out by the students, teachers, officers, staff, ex-students, persons from civil societies and many others paraded at the University campus as well as Fulbarigate area of Khulna city with colourful banner, festoon and placard, carriage drawn by horses, drum music etc. at around 10:30 am. To mark the day various colourful programmes were taken such as hoisting national and university flags, bringing out procession, holding discussion, innovative projects exhibition, technical poster exhibition, technical papers presentation, tree plantation, inauguration ceremony of newly built buildings, opening laboratories of different departments, charity football match, doa mahfil and cultural events. The key buildings of the university will be decorated with colourful lights on the occasion.
Earlier, the chief guest Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid MP inaugurated the programme by hoisting the National Flag and releasing balloons & pigeons. Vice-Chancellor of KUET Professor Dr. Muhammed Alamgir hoisted the university flag. Dean of ME Faculty and the president of university founding anniversary committee 2016, Prof. Dr. Tarapada Bhowmick delivered address of welcome.
The Chief Guest said that Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) has been playing its role very significantly and contributing in the field of Science & Engineering and Research. Speaking as the Chief Guest on the University Day of KUET at 1st September 2016, he expressed his warm gratitude and shared his highly satisfactory feelings after coming here at KUET. Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir, Vice-Chancellor of KUET, presided over all the events on this prestigious Day of KUET hoped that KUET will soon be turned into the ‘Centre of Excellence’ in the field of Engineering education and research of Bangladesh.
In the seminar & discussion meeting preside over Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid MP spoke as the Chief Guest. Prof. Dr. Md. Mahbub Alam, Dean of Faculty of CE, Prof. Dr. Tarapada Bhowmick, Dean of Faculty of ME, Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rafiq, Dean of Faculty of EEE were present as the Special Guests while President of Teachers Association Prof. Dr. Shibendra Shekher Sikder and Director (Students’ Welfare) Prof. Dr. Sobahan Mia spoke in the meeting.
Established as Khulna Engineering College in 1967, the institution started its academic activities on June 03 in 1974 with a total of 120 students under three departments on the special direction of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Later, it was remodeled as Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT) in 1986 and was upgraded to a university on September 01 in 2003 with the name 'Khulna University of Engineering and Technology'.