The monthlong celebration of 30th Foundation Anniversary of International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) was inaugurated at 9:30 AM on January 16, 2021 at its permanent campus in Uttara through flamboyant programs. The celebration began with hoisting flags and placing floral tribute at the grave of its Founder.
Initiated in 1989 and established in 1991, IUBAT is the first private university of Bangladesh founded by Prof Dr M Alimullah Miyan, the then Professor and Director of IBA, Dhaka University. The 20 bigha river-view campus of the university is only of its kind in Uttara surrounded by lush greeneries.
Chairman Zubier Alim and Vice-Chancellor Abdur Rab have conveyed greetings to all concerned on this occasion. A discussion was held with the Vice-Chancellor in the chair. Pro VC Prof Dr Hamida Akhtar Begum, Registrar Prof Md Lutfar Rahman and others spoke on the occasion highlighting memories of Dr Miyan and IUBAT’s contribution to higher education. Following the discussions, all presents participated in a ceremonial anniversary cake cutting. The university has been colorfully decorated and illuminated on this occasion. The celebration will continue until February 14, 2021.
It deserves mentioning that IUBAT is the first university to introduce BBA and BATHM programs in Bangladesh, and is the first university to introduce agriculture, nursing and mechanical engineering degrees in the private sector of Bangladesh. Presently 11 departments under 6 colleges are offering higher education to thousands of students.