EEE Faculty of BUET plays key role in electric and electronic sectors in Bangladesh

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Engr. Md. Shahinul Islam Khan Chairman, BPDB, I was a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and passed the degree of B.Sc Engg. in 1979.Being a student of BUET I feel proud. It plays a key role in the development of Bangladesh. If we look at engineering and technological advancement we can see there is a direct involvement of BUET and its students. Electricity, electronics, mineral resources, roads, bridges, culverts, buildings, schools, colleges, offices and other infrastructural developments, everywhere the students of BUET have pivotal roles. In the development of power, mineral resources, water sector and in different other sensitive areas of engineering and technological advancements, BUET engineers have special contributions.

There is no denial of the fact that whenever the nation or the administration faces any difficulty to find out solutions to any sensitive or emerging technical issues of challenges and developments, the BUET is offered to give the opinion or the solution. In different ways, the roles and contributions of BUET in Bangladesh are highly notable. It has been possible only due to our engineering skills. Most of the engineers working in the power and IT sectors are the students of the Faculty of EEE. So the role and contribution of this faculty as well as its graduates in these sectors are very significant.

If you think of power sector, I can say most of the engineers or even the chairmen of PDB come from the students of BUET. Electricity is the prime-mover of all developments. In this sector, whatever the development the nation has achieved is mostly the output of BUET engineers.

Importantly, in mechanical, electrical, electronic, computer and in other fields, BUET graduates are contributing remarkably. BUET engineers are playing a key role in every sector or field in Bangladesh. BUET graduates are spread across the world and even in many developed countries of the world BUET engineers are playing role in their developments and engineering and technological education. Nowa-days in Bangladesh there are a number of engineering and technological universities in both public and private sectors. They are also producing engineering graduates. By this time, CUET, RUST, KUET and DUET students are also playing some notable roles in the development of Bangladesh.

With the needs of engineering and technology education, knowledge on English, Bengali, Social Science, Economics, Management and Accounting and in general science is very important. Without knowledge on these subjects, proper planning and implementation of any projects is difficult. BUET is now teaching all these subjects. But, more emphasis should be given on all these subjects so that a technical graduate can be an all-rounder to properly handle his job as both an engineer and as a chief executive. As Bangladesh is now emerging as a tiger in South Asia, we shall require supplying more power and energy to implement this slogan in true sense of the term. I hope the EEE Faculty of BUET must play a vigorous role in this regard.

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EEE Faculty of BUET plays significant role in power

Brig Gen. Md. Nazrul Hasan (Retd.), Managing Director, Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited, I was a student at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and passed the degree  from BUET is our pride. It plays a multidimensional role in the development of Bangladesh. At wherever we look at engineering advancement we can see there is an involvement of BUET and its students. Power, mineral resources, roads, bridges, culverts, buildings, schools, colleges, offices and other infrastructural and structural developments, everywhere the students of BUET have hands. In the development of power, mineral resources, water sector and in different other sensitive areas of engineering and technological advancements, BUET graduates have special contributions.

Besides, whenever the nation or the administration faces any difficulty to find out solutions to any sensitive or emerging technical issues, the BUET is offered to give the opinion or the solution. In different ways, the roles and contributions of BUET in Bangladesh are highly notable. It has been possible only due to our engineering skills. Most of the engineers working in the power and IT sectors are the students of the Faculty of EEE. So the role and contribution of this faculty as well as its students in these sectors are very significant.

If I speak of power sector, I can say most of the engineers or the chairmen of PDB and BREB come from the students of BUET. Electricity is the prime-mover of all developments. In this sector, whatever the development we have achieved is the output of BUET engineers.

Even, in mechanical, electrical, electronic, computer and in other fields, BUET graduates are contributing remarkably. BUET engineers are playing a leading role in every sector or field in Bangladesh. Today, side by side Bangladesh, BUET graduates are spread across the world and even in many developed countries of the world BUET students are playing role in their developments and engineering and technological education.Nowadays in Bangladesh there a number of engineering and technological universities in both public and private sectors. They are also producing engineering graduates. By this time, CUET, RUET, KUET and DUET students are also currently doing notable contributions in the development of Bangladesh.

However, today with the needs of engineering and technology education, knowledge on English, Bengali, Social Science, Economics, Management and Accounting is very essential. Without knowledge on these subjects, proper planning and implementation of any projects is very tough. BUET is already teaching all these subjects. But, more emphasis should be given on all these subjects so that a technical graduate can be an all-rounder to properly handle his job as both an engineer and a boss. When Bangladesh is emerging as a tiger in South Asia, we shall require supplying more power and energy to implement this slogan in real sense of success. I hope the EEE Faculty of BUET will have a vigorous role in this regard.

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EEE Faculty of BUET must produce high quality engineers to serve Bangladesh and the world

Brig General Md Shahid Sarwar, ndc, psc (Retd), Managing Director, Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) is the number one university in Bangladesh. It first started as a survey school and gradually became Ahshanullah Engineering College. Later, in 1962 it became the full-fledged University in its present name as the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

Obviously, there are lots of differences between the BUET of present-time and the BUET of our-day. At that time technological development was increasing slowly compared to that of today. In our times, there was no computer or computer department at BUET. But at present the access of computer is available for the students. They have easy access to computer within a single moment. For this they have kept a great contribution in our country and also outside the country. Today huge software and materials are available for any purpose. So, BUET has changed and the world has changed. Change happens everywhere.

As an old student of the department of EEE, BUET, I feel very proud to see that BUET achieved its glory as a university of international standard in the past, it remains same today, and it will remain so in future also. Respectable teachers  of BUET are also very committed and honest from the beginning of the university, and still they are so, and they will remain so in future too. During our student life we saw BUET graduates contributed remarkably to the devel-opment of Bangladesh and other countries across the world. And many of the BUET engineers have brought high names and fames and laurels for our country.

In our times there were huge recreational arrangements. There were cultural weeks, sports and so others. I don’t know how far these activities are performed nowadays. Whatever it be, it is true that BUET is always better and its standard is always high. I hope it must uphold its glory ahead and keep it going at par with the standard of world and try to do the best so that high quality engineers can come out from BUET to serve Bangladesh and other countries of the wor1d, especially from the discipline of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of BUET.

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BUET: The pioneer of engineering education in Bangladesh

Engr. Mohammad Hossain, Director General, Power Cell, I am a graduate of BUET, the Pioneer University in Bangladesh in technical education. It is my pride, my inspiration in the profession and my identify in the society. It is a university of excellence, enriched with world known professors and having long heritage. For most of the science students it remains a dream to be a student of BUET. But many of the students dream remain unfulfilled because of the limitation of the number of seats. I was one of those who had fulfilled the dream, thanks to Almighty and thanks to BUET.

BUET has been making tremendous contributions to all engineering professions in the country since its inception. It had been the source of technological development and engineering education for long decades. Gradually, Engineering Colleges and Polytechnic Institutes came to contribute to meet the engineering needs of the nation. Behind them, there was and are still hands of BUET. Engineering professionals are the backbone for development of a country. The efficient professionals can only contribute for the growth of the country. BUET is providing these professionals to serve the nation in the form of education, engineering and consultancy.

At present there are a lot of private universities, where the technical professionals are also graduated. But during our time, except BUET and 5 Public Engineering Colleges, there was no other University, just imagine, how tough was Engineering education at that time. BUET and other engineering universities entirely vested themselves in the engineering education. Most of the engineering graduates are performing their duties for building the nation, though a good number of graduates are leaving the country and successfully serving outside.

Engineering Technology advanced tremendously. During the last 2 decades it brought revolution in telecommunication, Textiles and ICT. To cope with the continuous technological development, BUET is also entrusted with high responsibility of making the graduates up to international standard. The technological development of ICT and TC also developed in our country. It is the need of time, which cannot be avoided. I think BUET performed the responsibility sincerely. The result will be found that Bangladeshi engineering graduates serving the nation satisfactorily in the field of ICT, TC, infrastructure, etc. In the power sector, there are a good number of successful engineers from BUET who contributed for Power Sector development along with engineers from other universities. The engineers from BUET are also serving in different parts of the world. As an EEE student of BUET and my long experience in power sector, I can say proudly that BUET graduates were involved in laying the foundation work of power sector immediate after our independence.

We all know power is called the prime-mover of all developments. In this case as and when the nation feels for meeting the crisis of the country in power sector and other technical matters involves BUET. BUET, as a Centre of Excellence in technical education takes endevour of its own by giving technical solution to national Problems like energy crisis, transportation network mining, road accident and so on.  BUET also contributes more to the nation for developing not only by providing engineering education but with valuable advice for utilizing the national resources to overcome the technical crisis of the country.

As we know without the qualified professionals, it is almost impossible to have a healthy and wealthy country. At present India and China are emerging as economical giant countries of the world. It has only been possible because these countries created infrastructure, professionals of different fields to face the future needs. In this context, our government should take steps to improve the quality of technical institutions as much as possible for producing the quality technical persons, who can participate in the massive development work in the country to face the challenges of the century and fulfill the government 2021 and 2041 to become a middle income and developed country respectively.

Today BUET is serving the country from different positions and different disciplines and for any technical back shopping BUET always extends cooperation. BUET has prestigious and glorious past and will have the more bright future for engineering professionals. It can pave the ways for others. In this context, the alarming situation is that most of today’s BUET graduates are migrating to the developed countries for better future, which is natural. But on the other hand it is a matter of concern, how our motherland will survive without the scholars? Though it might not be possible to repay in similar way as the developed country, still the engineering professionals have the responsibilities towards our beloved motherland as the county has invested for them. With all out efforts by the professionals I believe that Bangladesh will graduate to the developed country by 2041 as the country has got all the potentials. So, I wish BUET will grow further and further as a leader of engineering education in Bangladesh to serve the nation towards the desired development.

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EEE Faculty of BUET produces competent engineers for Bangladesh

Engr. Md. Nazrul Islam, Commissioner of Taxes, Taxes Zone-3, Ctg, NBR, I was a student in the Department of EEE at BUET . and obtained the BSc Engg in EEE. We feel proud of BUET.

In today’s age of globalization, the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) is playing a significant role in development among the developed and developing countries through its students working across the world. In Bangladesh, BUET students by their merits, intellectuality, invention and creative power are playing a leading role to keep pace with the latest trend of development with the world. For this, the BUET has already achieved the prestigious position among the universities of the world. This is, of course, an achievement and honour brought by BUET for Bangladesh. But in Bangladesh how engineers are getting liberty and scope to utilize their full talents, these need to be realized truly.

No development is possible without power. Today’s world moves on power. So, three key sectors like Power, Telecommunication and ICT need proper professional people. There is no alternative to proper professionals to make any kinds of infrastructural development, building communicational network and power plants. Alongside this, financial supports are very important to undertake and implement the development schemes in all those sectors and undertake research programme for new planning.

The time has come to bring change in thinking and planning. So, the decision makers should encourage the professional engineers to play roles with them in making plans for these sectors so that the plans can be implemented properly, professionally and practically. The Faculty of EEE is one of the largest and successful faculties in BUET. This faculty produces competent engineers for Bangladesh to fulfil national demands and implement plans.

Side by side the professional perspective, the academic side should also be made further time-congenial. In view of this, BUET should always update its curricula to match the demand of the age. We know BUET is doing that. But, to keep pace with the rapidly changing world, the authorities of BUET should set up more links with the different public and private institutions at home and abroad.

It is beyond doubt that the students of BUET have a lot of knowledge about mathematics or other subjects like English. But they have a poor knowledge about management. So, the authority of BUET should also give more emphasis on teaching management. Here, I want to say that management is such a kind of subject from where a student can learn how to make his/her per-sonality and capacity to be grown up and can be able to apply his/her knowledge properly as and when it is needed.

In our time, the student life of BUET was much disciplined and sharing with each other as well. By the by, in our period, we would have done physical exercise regularly like the students of a cadet college. At the end of exercise, we attended the class. But these rules and regulations are absence now-a-days.

Further, the relationship between the students and the teachers should be very much amicable and amiable because during a class, a teacher will be a guide and a facilitator but outside the class the teacher should be a friend, a father and a guardian. Along with that, at present, with the technological development, a student can sort out any problem by audio, video and modeling system with the teacher.

Besides, I want to say for the present students that after completing the graduation, a student should contain not only the theoretical or mathematical based knowledge but also multilateral knowledge that can enable him or her to serve the nation practically and expectedly.

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EEE students of BUET play very significant role in our country and even abroad

Engr. Khaled Mahmood, Chief Engineer (Generation), BPDB, I feel very proud to say that the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) is the number one university in Bangladesh. Naturally, the admission test of this institution is quite different from the other universities. For admission it follows a very hard and fast rules and such a strict system has been followed for a long time.

Before the birth of BUET, it first started as a survey school and gradually became Ahshanullah Engineering College. Later, in 1962 it became the full-fledged University in its present name as the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

I had not been the student of Ahshanullah Engineering College. I was the student of BUET. I passed the B.Sc. Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of BUET in 1981 this is one of the leading and significant departments at BUET. The teachers of this department are highly qualified; almost all of them have Ph.D. degrees. Students of this department are playing very significant role in our country and even abroad.

Of course, there are lots of differences between the BUET of today and the BUET of our-day. When I went to study at BUET we saw a huge difference of opportunity existed between our senior students and us. We saw our seniors could not get opportunity to use calculators and other modern facilities. While we had been in the third year, we were given scientific calculator from the university. By seeing it our seniors were surprised. Then calculators were not available to purchase. It was a rare thing. We were very happy to get and see scientific calculators. We could never think of the use of computer at that time. Today computer is available at every room of BUET.

At that time technological development was increasing slowly compared to that of today. In our times, there was no computer or computer department at BUET. By this time a main-frame computer was purchased and was set up in the computer centre. We were very excited to see this computer though we had no opportunity to use it. But at present the access of computer is available for the students. They have easy access to computer within a single moment. For this they have kept a great contribution in our country and also outside the country. Today huge software and materials are available for any purpose. So, BUET has changed and the world has changed. Change happens everywhere.

As a student of BUET, we observed that BUET achieved its glory as a university of international standard in the past, it remains so now, and it will remain so in future too. BUET teachers were very committed and honest from the beginning of the university, and we saw them same in our times, still they are so, and they will remain so in future too. While our student life we saw BUET graduates contributed remarkably to the development of Bangladesh and other countries across the world. And many of the BUET engineers have achieved huge names and fames and laurels for the nation.

There was also politics in BUET, and it was mainly based on students’ academic issues. But it was not as is exercised in other universities. So far we came to know or saw politics was intense in pro-liberation and post-liberation periods. Gradually it becomes normal as it was before. Presently BUET is facing troubles from student politics. Today’s scenario is different from the past. This is not good for BUET. 1, however, feel that the situation of BUET is still better than other universities. Still no militants or arms were found at BUET Halls. However, this kind of politics must be stopped; otherwise its consequences will be no good for BUET in future.

In our times there were huge recreational arrangements. There were cultural weeks, sports and so others. I don’t know how far these extracurricular activities are performed today. At that time there was not so rush of cars arid vehicles. It was a rare case that a student had a car; even most of the teachers had no cars. So, today’s change or improvement is also different, when not only teachers, rather many students come by cars on the campus.

I think in our times BUET was better and every one will perhaps say in his times it was or is better. But it is true that BUET is always better and its standard is always high. I hope it must uphold its standard and keep it going at par with the world and try to do the best so that more high quality leaders can come out from the BUET to serve Bangladesh and other countries of the wor1d, especially in the field of electricity and electronics.

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EEE Dept should give a roadmap to government to enhance technology and applied science

Engr. A.S.M. Mahmudul Hoque, Project Director, Rehabilitation & Augmentation of Distribution Network Project, DPDC, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is regarded as one of the best educational institutions in the country. Only the students who show better performance in their HSC and SSC examinations are permitted to sit in the admission test of BUET. Following a fair and standard admission procedure, best students are selected as BUETIAN.

BUET has vast role and immense contribution in our nation building activities. Some of these I would like to mention are as follows:

w         The biggest mega structure of the country: Jamuna Bridge was built under the supervision of BUET.

w         The forthcoming mega structure Padma Bridge is also going to be built under the competent supervision and adroit consultancy of BUET

w         BUET works as consultant in any kind of cataclysm and hazardous action.

w         HATIRJHEEL, a great example of environmental and transportation engineering becomes true in sense only because of the engineering skills, imagination and farsightedness of BUET teachers and students.

w         BUET regularly arranges seminars and workshops to show the ways of adopting technology and science in our national life.

w         BUET performs research on various national and critical issues: It has Accident Research Institution (ARI), IWFM, ITN and many other institutions to have research and solution for various national, individual and fatal problems. It also plays endeavor in disaster management and rescue operation.

w         BUET gives technical support to government in many ways like CNG conversion, electrical Voting Machine, Database build up etc.

w         Dams and embankments build up and management is performed by WRE department of BUET.

Metro Rail Project, Garments evaluation, Health risk Assessment and many other international and national major projects are going on under the supervision and consultancy of BUET.

EEE department of BUET has already taken many measures for the enhancement of the country’s economy and lifestyle. But it should take many other steps to provide the nation the best solutions in technical affairs.

The country still lacks the 100% facility in electricity. Nevertheless electricity has become a manner of opaque in several parts of Bangladesh. EEE department should come forward to mitigate this electricity deficiency.

Bangladesh is no parvenu in natural resources. EEE department should set some programs for the development of renewable energy and fuel. Bio-fuel could be a very good solution to this extent. The surreptitious talent of the graduate and student should be used in this aspect.

The lab facility of the department should be increased so that students can perform research in various aspects of electronic world. EEE department should come forward to establish a lab where computers and other electronic device can be built in a very cheap rate which may make people of Bangladesh capable to buy and make their life modernized.

EEE department should give a roadmap to the government to enhance the technology and applied science in the daily life. It can be appeared as the chief technical consultant          of Bangladesh government. With the collaboration of EEE department the government can take the initiatives to overcome the electricity problem and also eradicate the impediments on the way of technical enhancement.

EEE department can also look forward to work with the collaboration of private sector to establish an effective industry where regular electronic commodities will be made. This will help the nation to serve economically.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) is one of the luminous departments of BUET which keeps its signature of excellence in different spheres of education, research, technology and innovation. Department of EEE of BUET has an immense reputation in the world of technology.

Many graduates of EEE are now working in renowned technology companies like Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, Nokia and many other technical firms. They are performing with great zeal and zest and introducing new forms of technology in the lines of modern electronics.

Department of EEE is also spreading education. Seminars and workshops are regularly organized by this department. IEEE and journal publications programs are regular activities here. Through these programs new initiatives are taken to flourish the flow of education and to illuminate the technical aspects of the country.

A huge number of graduates are performing in the electricity sector of the country. PDB, PGCB, DESCO, DPDC and many other orgranizations are served by EEE graduates. They are using their brain and talent to eradicate the electricity problem from the country. ” Illuminate the country” has become their main source of inspiration.

National projects like “electronic Volting Machine (EVM)” are run by EEE departments. It becomes the national advisor in technical affairs of the country.

Signal development and uplift of telecommunication is also run by this department. As a result, people can enjoy more fast and effective commutation system which makes the life more comfortable and amiable.

EEE department has many other programs to develop the system of electronics and electrical education and technology. It would not be an audacity of hope that one day these programs will be successful and bring glory for the nation.

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EEE Faculty of BUET has more roles to play

Engr. Ahammad Ullah, Additional Commissioner of Taxes, Taxes Zone-11, NBR, I got myself admitted in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 1984 During our times at BUET I saw the academic environment was very nice, hail environment, classroom, everything attracted us very much. Even there was no conflict regarding politics and other issues. The relationship between junior and senior students was very brotherly. Our teachers were very loving and affectionate to us all. As a first year student I became impressed with all these beautiful phenomena.

Side by side this, the preparation of class lesson, practical work, examination, all had been a heavy pressure on our minds. But, whatever it was, I gradually became fit to manage all these situations and adjusted with the environment fully. It is true that during our beginning time at BUET, we could not get time to go out or to roam around. But on different occasions, our campus buildings and halls were decorated with colorful lights and rich foods were served at halls. These were very attractive. Different cultural programmes and sports were very charming. At our times there was also political opinion or supporters, but it was not as like as today’s situation.

EEE Faculty of BUET has already produced a large member of high quality graduates, post graduates and doctorates as well. All these graduates spread at home and abroad and are contributing to the development of our nation building activities and the other nations of the world. Today BUET graduates are contributing not only to the physical infrastructure development but also to the spread of knowledge and science, engineering and technology and IT education at home and abroad.

Currently, Bangladesh is facing serious problems in power, gas, water, transportation and etc. For resolving crisis to all these issues of challenges and developments, EEE Faculty of BUET has more roles to play. Keeping all this in view, this faculty should work to guide the government and all the development agencies and also to put into its course curriculum some relevant guidelines and lessons for its present and future students.

In the end, I would say that I feel very proud of BUET as its student and hope all the students of BUET must work in a way that BUET never loses its credibility rather its image must spread across the world to new heights. Let us all hope for the best.

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EEE Dept of BUET and  my dream

Engr. Md. Abdul Halim, Divisional Engineer (Deputy Director, Procurement), BTCL, After passing HSC in 1983 I was qualified in BUET’s traditional Admission Test for the then celebrated department EEE. As a future proud student of EEE, I was admitted in the last day of 1983. Many of our friends became saddened for not getting chance in EEE Dept. We were inspired to get admission in EEE as most of the academic feat “Placed holders” students of different Education Boards of our era “— want to be Electrical Engineer”.

After 9 months’ breakless free time, victim of system loss due to political instability, our class started at last on September, 1984. Total 120 Electrical students were grouped into 2 section each consisting of 60 students. Hailing from a mofussil I joined as student of prestigious dept, I became a fish out of water. In our section A, I was alone from my college, actually alone from my college in the whole university at that time. I found others talking one another as they were from the same college. Only a few, like me, came close to each other. In my college life, I was the centre of all discussion, everybody would come to me, felt proud talking to me. But scene is different here, nobody cared me at all. First thrust made me helpless.

In our first class, perhaps the class was physics with Dr. Ghyas Uddin as teacher. He did not want to spare even a single moment, asked the whole class “who did not get double asterisk marks?” Only a single student stood up, but he got star marks in HSC but not in SSC.

In our time only around 180-200 students all around the country got asterisk marks. Fortunately I was within this prestigious group. About 60 merit position holders including 4 first raked boys/girls of 4 boards admitted into our dept.

In our 1st / 2nd year classes some  CE & ME courses were compulsory. Most of extra-EEE teachers were a little bit jealous of us. Some of them tried to make EEE student fool by creating very tough questions on their subjects. We faced awful situation in Model-Lab viva arranged by some junior ME lecturers. Though during their introductory classes they showed disappointing performance, but at next day viva class, they used to assume a terrible aspect. They used to anticipate the whole ME syllabus in a single class from EEE students. Ordinary EEE students like us got ashamed at the brutal and pitiless behavior of those vindictive lecturers. Sometimes some unkind senior teacher of ME also felt pride by mortifying our EEE students. Consequently, some students were compelled to leave the university to save their previous standing.

Math-syllabuses of 1st year of all depts. were almost same. But one of our math teacher told us during a special class for EEE that they were to make questions paper at least two times harder  for EE Dept than other depts. Otherwise all EEE students would get 100% marks. Consequently, after 1st Semester exam we found the toughest reality.

After completing my graduation from EEE dept of BUET I got a job in BPDB, the most befitting job for an Electrical Engineer. My job place was a power station. Firstly I found myself in midst of uncertainty, neither equipment nor environment is familiar with my study. To me, practical Bangladesh is far advanced than the academic environment. BUET stressed primarily on the theoretical and mathematical part rather than current status of practical demand. Though with this theoretical background, it was not so hard to work in the practical field. Syllabus and teaching style is designed only for a handful front bench students who would work or study for higher education in American or European countries.

Another consumer of EEE graduates from BUET was BTTB (presently BTCL). It was the only user of the modern telecommunication technology. Fortunately I got my 3rd job here. The study material for a course named “Telecommunication & Information’ in 4th year was 25 years’ back. But at that time BTTB was using the world’s latest telecom equipment.

I don’t know what is going on now. There is a big gap between BUET Teachers and other Engineering department Engineers. Most meritorious proud teachers of BUET always hesitate to contact their mediocre fellow working in government organizations and industries. If they check current industrial environment and change their syllabus accordingly it will be helpful for the future work force.

In our engineering society we are licensed to say proudly that we are from BUET EEE.

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EEE Dept of BUET and the demand of BUET students at home and abroad

Engr. Md. Majharul Islam, Managing Director, Dexterous Engineering, I am  working with environment friendly energy saving products since 1999, after passing from the Department of Electrical and Electronics (EEE) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Most of our classmates are working in different sectors in the country and abroad skillfully. Somehow, I got involved with heating, cooling and power sector after joining in a multinational organization Thermax Limited.  Two years deal with Micro turbine and then working for Co-generation products as Vapour Absorption chillers, Exhaust Gas Fired Boilers, Heat Recovery units, etc. It is really a pleasure for me to see when we recover waste heat from captive power generators.

For example, 1 MW Gas Generator can convert only 30 to 35 % into Electrical energy from the internal combustion process. Rest of the 65 % thermal energy goes away as waste. From that, we can recover 13% from Engine Jacket water to produce Hot water for the process, which is equivalent heat of 550 Kg/hr steam. Otherwise, we can generate 80 Ton of Refrigeration by Hot water fired Vapour Absorption Chiller. Payback of this kind of project is less than 1.5 years.

35% heat goes through engine exhaust flue gas. This can be recoverd by passing hot flue gas through a multiple tubes boiler called Exhaust Gas Fired Boiler (EGB). This can give directly 750 kg/hr steam at 10 bar pressure which can be use from production process and can be add in the common header of the factory distribution line. Payback of the project will be 2.5 years maximum. Rest of the 15% thermal energy cannot be recoverd.

So, overall thermal efficiency can be improved from 35% to 80% by doing co-generation properly, efficiency is almost double. This reduces the Natural Gas (NG) consumption and reduce the carbon emission, which is the main concern of environmental impact.

Energy crises are major problem in our country for the economical growth. Most of the factories are unable to start up, expansion could not be done due to lack of NG connection. Existing NG availability and the distribution system cannot support to feed the current as well the new demand properly.  This scenario could be changed, if the utilization of natural gas would improve. Our gas utilization is much more bellow the international benchmark. Awareness in the industries, Tax benefit, financial benefit, NG price increase and government enforcement will help to implement the co-generation system. Hence, specific energy consumption (SEC) will reduce significantly and the overall production in the country will increase.  Economy will grow and the employment will increase significantly.

By this time, I got an opportunity to do survey for energy usage and its savings on behalf of Petrobangla. Have done three number pilot demonstration program. One was Condensing Economizer for Boiler. Another one was Hot water generator from engine jacket water. The other one was Recuperated for a re-rolling mills. Saved NG 5%, 10%, 30% respectively.

Overall the working experience in Bangladesh is good and still has lots of opportunity to develop the country by our indigenous technology and knowledge.

I am grateful to have a degree from BUET and got basic knowledge on all dimension of engineering and technology. As a Electrical Student, we learned Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Economics and Accounting. This multi directional knowledge helps us to work in real field. Quality of knowledge we got is very good compared to international benchmark. This helps us to start up my own business as a engineering firm, Dexterous engineering. Mostly dealing with heat recovery Chillers, Boilers, Recoperators, Heat Exchangers, Water treatment chemicals, Pumps, Cooling Towers, Generators, Low voltage items, PLCs, etc.

I would like to suggest each department of BUET to organize seminar for 4th year students by inviting experienced old students from different field to share their knowledge.  Moreover, 3rd year students should do internee for a month in between the term finals at different industries to have practical experience on industrial machineries. Communication skills have to develop by frequent class presentation and organizing cultural program. Group study keeps vital role in this case.

Over all I love my BUET very much and its teachers, who dedicated their life for welfare of students honestly. Still have very good market demand of BUET students in the country as well as abroad.  BUET students are working with reputations in different sectors. The respect level and the relationship among the BUET students are extraordinary and we trust to keep it up forever.