Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) under the Ministry of Industries has launched its own service center at Daffodil International University (DIU) campus with the aim of finding new entrepreneurs from the students of the University creating a new trend in the country's small, cottage and medium industries through them. Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman of DIU Board of Trustees. and BSCIC Chairman Muh. Mahbubur Rahman jointly inaugurated the 'Industrial Support Center' today (07 September 2023) at the campus. DIU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman presided over the opening ceremony. Prof. Dr. Md. Masum Iqbal , Dean, Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship of DIU spoke at the program.. Abu Taher Khan, Project Director of Industrial Innovation Center of DIU delivered the welcome address on the occasion.
Addressing as the chief guest in the program, BSCIC Chairman Mahbubur Rahman said that BSCIC has been working since 1957 with the aim of development and development of small and cottage industries in the country, where traditional artisans and handicraftsmen were one of the entrepreneurs. Later, relatively big entrepreneurs of various genres were associated with it, but the educated youth who passed from the university could never become mainstream entrepreneurs. But BSCIC wants to do it this time and with that aim, the work of creating a new trend in this field has been started by supporting talented young entrepreneurs of Daffodil International University. And in continuation of that, BSCIC service center was started in DIU campus. Mentioning the cooperation of Daffodil University in this regard, he said that DIU is advising its graduates to become entrepreneurs without pushing the students towards the conventional job market and providing important resources like capital, training etc., is undoubtedly commendable. He also described the setting up of BSCIC's Industrial Support Center on the DIU campus as an excellent example of mutual cooperation between the public and private sectors.
Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman of Board of Trustees of DIU in his speech said that since its inception, Daffodil International University has been striving to make it an entrepreneurial higher education institution. And as a result, a large number of DIU graduates are now established entrepreneurs in business and economic sectors and some of them are quite famous.
Thanking BSCIC for setting up BSCIC's Industrial Support Center at Daffodil University campus, he said that as BSCIC is working with micro entrepreneurs, Daffodil student-entrepreneurs are also starting their journey as micro entrepreneurs. Therefore, if these two organizations work together, then it is bound to have a positive impact on the small, cottage and medium industries of the country.
DIU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. M Lutfar Rahman said in his presidential address that if a large part of the educated youth of this country can be developed as entrepreneurs, then it is capable of bringing revolutionary changes in the economy of this country. In fact, keeping this idea in mind, Daffodil University is making various efforts to develop its students. In that regard, the Industrial Support Center of BIC established at DIU campus is expected to be of great help.
Sources from both BCIC and Daffodil said that all the services that entrepreneurs normally get from BCIC district and head offices will also be available from the BCIC Industrial Support Center set up on the DIU campus.
It should be noted that the mentioned services provided by BCIC include industrial registration, training, industrial plot allotment, loan, recommendation for getting tax and duty waiver benefits, recommendation for import rights (entitlement), preparation of project profile, preparation of marketing survey, organization of fairs and exhibitions etc. Details will be given. Entrepreneurial students will now have the opportunity to enjoy these benefits through BCIC's Industrial Support Center in their own campus.
Caption: Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Daffodil International University. and BSCIC Chairman Muh. Mahbubur Rahman jointly inaugurating the 'Industrial Support Center' at Daffodil International University the campus. Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Md. Masum Iqbal , Dean, Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship of DIU were also present during the inauguration.