Message from President
BGMEA had a dream to establish a fashion institute in accordance with BUFT in Chittagong which came true with the establishment of CBIFT in 2013. Personally, I feel proud to be a part of the success of this rapidly growing institution. The prime objective of establishing this institute is to meet the growing demands of the manpower related to fashion and apparel industries home & abroad.
CBIFT was sponsored and established by BGMEA on 25th February in 2013 in affiliation with National University, Bangladesh and currently is offering B.Sc (Hon’s) in Apparel Manufacture & Technology (AMT) and B.Sc (Hon’s) in Fashion Design & Technology (FDT).
Earlier, the garment technologist’s job was concerned with garment fit, conformance to specification, supply chain and retailing. Now, the technologist’s role has been expanded to new product development process, ensuring products conform to legislation, and addressing manufacturing issues. Besides, checking the product over the whole size range and helping to resolve any issue arises, they have to be uniquely equipped with the requirements of designer and buyers, who typically do not have technical vocabulary. Technologists can be found assessing proto-type garments alongside the buyer, appraising make-up, fit and product presentation. Any decisions arising from these have to be communicated with the manufacturer by the technologist. CBIFT takes up arms to produce those types of technologists to meet the market demand.
All that is said above would not have been possible without dedicated teaching staff along with administrative team. I strongly believe that CBIFT graduates will be able to contribute effectively & efficiently in the RMG industry and make our economy more plangent.
Finally, I would like to thank BGMEA for its long term vision in establishing CBIFT. My best wishes to all who are giving their relentless effort to make CBIFT as a center of excellence.
Nasir Uddin Chowdhury