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BAAU starts academic activities soon

DHAKA, March 27, 2017 (BSS) - Bangabandhu Aviation and Aerospace University (BAAU) would start its academic activities soon with 10 departments under three faculties.

Officials today informed at a meeting that was held on formulating law and syllabus and constructing infrastructures of the BAAU at the ministry office with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon in the chair, said a ministry release.

The departments would offer world class curriculum in under graduate and post graduate programmes. At the beginning, BAAU as part of education exchange programme would offer education exchange and credit transfer with Middlesex University and City University of London, Georgia University and Jacksonville University of USA and University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

In the meeting, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar, Aviation and Tourism Secretary S M Ghulam Farooque, CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal Ehsanul Gani Choudhury, Biman Bangaldesh Airlines Managing Director Mosaddique Ahmed and representatives from Ministry of Education, UGC and other stakeholders were present.

Air Commodore Yazdani made a power point presentation at the meeting.

BAAU would be turned into a leading university in South Asia by 2025 and in Asia by 2030. Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation has allocated 12 acres of land to the BAAU in capital Ashkuna to set up the campus.

Assuring to provide all necessary support from the ministry, Menon directed the authority concerned to expedite the procedures of BAAU for starting academic activity.

Mentioning that Air Force has a good number of trained officials while many retired officials are working as trainers at home and abroad, Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar hoped with the help of those people, it would be possible to turn BAAU into a world class institution.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)