Industry 4.0 has made a significant impact on Bangladesh’s textile sector, contributing to the “Made in Bangladesh” initiative. The textile and garment industry is Bangladesh’s largest manufacturing sector, contributing significantly to the country’s GDP. In recent years, the industry has accounted for more than 84% of Bangladesh’s overall export revenues, playing a critical part in the country’s economic development.
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Textile engineering colleges are critical to maintaining and expanding this contribution. These textile colleges provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to innovate, enhance efficiency, and adapt to changing technology in the textile sector.
Located at the corner of Bangladesh’s Rangpur District, Dr. M. A. Wazed Miah Textile Engineering College, abbreviated as DWMTEC, is a leader in the field of textile education. This textile college, which was founded in response to the increasing need for qualified workers in the textile sector, has overgrown to become a major hub for both academic excellence and hands-on training.
The Rangpur textile was officially opened in Pirganj in November 2018, with Sheikh Hasina, the honorable prime minister of Bangladesh, as the major guest. The Dr. M A Wazed Miah Textile was build under the supervision of the Bangladesh Army. Settled along the quiet banks of the Korotoa Waterway, the constructed complex of Dr. M A Wazed Miah Textile College combines modern architecture in harmony with the breathtaking natural surroundings.
The grand structure proudly stands, featuring well-appointed buildings, laboratories, and other facilities, creating a splendid oasis that commands admiration.
History of DWMTEC
The National Economic Council’s executive committee authorized the college’s construction at a cost of Tk 1.746 billion in Bangladeshi taka, or $20.8 million in 2018. Dr. M. A. Wazed Miah Textile Engineering College operates under the Ministry of Textiles and Jute in Bangladesh. It is a government textile college, one of eight textile college that are affiliated with the Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX).
Rangpur textile college offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering program. The institution, which occupies an 11-acre area, was built with pride in Bangladesh in memory of prominent nuclear scientist Dr. M. A. Wazed Mia, the late husband of the prime minister.
Candidates of Dr. M A Wazed Miah Textile Engineering College are first selected for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering program based on their GPA in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams, as well as subject-specific HSC test scores.
120 students are then granted admission to four distinct departments—apparel engineering, wet process engineering, fabric engineering, and yarn engineering—after passing the admission exam. Scholarships are awarded to approximately 60% of students, depending on their academic performance during the academic year.
Academics and Seats:
The B.Sc in Textile Engineering program at Dr. M A Wazed Miah Textile, each with a total of 30 seats. In total, there are 120 seats available across all departments. Additionally, the college allocates 01 seat for the Freedom Fighter Quota and 02 seats for the Tribal quota.
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The Rangpur textile campus is equipped with cutting-edge machinery sourced from major countries such as Thailand, China, and Germany. These cutting-edge tools are strategically utilized in various laboratories to comply with current technological requirements. The international-level equipment not only improves the learning experience, but it also plays an important role in developing students into skilled textile engineers.
The well-equipped labs, which are run by professional specialists, cover a wide range of topics, including physics, chemistry, garments, computers, quality control, testing, weaving, knitting, yarn manufacturing, fashion design, wet processing, etc.
- Chemistry Lab: This lab is outfitted with a variety of chemical substances, burners, test tubes, measuring scales, pipettes, burettes, and funnels, ensuring that all necessary equipment for investigations is available.
- Computer Lab: The full lab is temperature-controlled and has approximately 60 machines.
- Textile Testing & Quality Control Lab: This Lab employs specialist equipment for fiber quality, color fastness, and fabric inspection.
- Apparel Manufacturing Lab: This lab is well-equipped with cutting, stitching, and finishing machinery.
- Weaving Lab: There are power looms, handlooms, and automated looms at the weaving lab.
- Knitting Lab: This lab has flat knitting machines and V-bed knitting machines for making knit materials.
- Yarn Manufacturing Lab: Carding equipment, blow room machines, combing machines, and different yarn testing machines are available in this lab.
- Fashion Design Lab: The lab is furnished with dress forms, sewing machines, and other necessary equipment.
- Wet Processing Lab: Modern machines such as washing machines, plate singeing machines, roller singeing machines, and gas singeing machines are available in this lab.
Additionally, there is a mechanical lab, an apparel lab, a jute spinning lab, a cotton spinning lab, an engineering drawing lab, and more.
Dr. M A Wazed Miah Textile Engineering College Campus Facilities:
Dr. M A Wazed Miah Textile College provides various facilities to its students beyond academic excellence. This educational institution focuses not only on producing skilled textile engineers but also on shaping competent citizens. The significance of Bangladeshi talent and hard work on a global scale has been highlighted since its establishment.
Amidst the natural environment, this educational platform encompasses numerous advantages, emphasizing technological advancements and fostering a high level of innovation. Every year, students from various areas of Bangladesh come to this learning center to study.
- Academic Building and Administrative Building
- Central Auditorium
- President’s Residence
- Officers’ Dormitories (2)
- Teachers’ Quarters
- Staff Quarters
- Power Plant
- Spinning Shed
- Dyeing Shed
- Central Mosque
- Weaving Shed
- Boys Student Hall (6 floors)
- Girls Student Hall (6 floors)
- Shaheed Minar
- Football Field
- Basketball Court
- Swimming Pool
- Bunon Baskorjo
Additionally, Dr. M A Wazed Miah Textile Engineering College fascinates everyone with the charm of some special places, such as:
Wazed Mia Bridge: connecting two districts, Rangpur and Dinajpur.
Riverbank: Known as Jamuneshwari or Kortowa, this river has dual names. During the rainy season, it remains filled with water. Students and local residents can cross from one bank to the other by boat. In the winter, many visitors leave the city to witness the lively activity of migratory birds.
There are separate halls for male and female students, providing a nice living environment for each. This approach keeps learners traveling long distances away from any discomfort. Anyone can use the services offered in the dorms, which are centered on academic achievement and foster a friendly environment.
There are common areas like dining rooms, reading rooms, gyms, and bike garages in each dorm. Each building also has effective Wi-Fi management and a pure water filtering system installed. This provision sets a high standard, considering the number of educational institutions in the country.
- Dimension of the library: 400.15 square meters
- No. of books: 3019
Students can actively participate in extracurricular activities by joining different clubs and volunteer organizations in addition to their educational pursuits. To improve their overall experience, they can choose to take part in various clubs and volunteer organizations. Plenty of clubs and organizations have already developed; a few of them are mentioned below:
- Rangtuli – DWMTEC Cultural Club
- DRC – DWMTEC Research Club
- DCC – DWMTEC Career Club
- Muhurto – DWMTEC Photography Club
- DDC – DWMTEC Deene Circle
- Akkhar – DWMTEC Writers Society
- DDC – DWMTEC Debating Club
- DSC – DWMTEC Sports Club
- DELC – DWMTEC English Language Club
- TES – Textile Engineers’ Society
- TEC – Textile Engineer’s Club
Motto: We Open the Sense of Beauty
Advisor: Akas Das, Al-Amin Akas
President: Mahafuzur Rahaman Rajon
Vice President: S A Shuvo, Raufir Ahmed Siam, Sadia Rahman
General Secretary: Sourav Karmokar
Joint Secretary: Ismail Hossain Arnab, Arpita Saha
Organizing Secretary: Shebli Noman
Finance Secretary: Mahmud al Hasan
Publicity & Publication Secretary: Fahim Khan
Asst. Publicity & Publication Secretary: Jarin Tasnim
Office Secretary: Maruf Hasan Russel
Chief of Digital Engagement: Md Nasim
2. DWMTEC Career Club – DCC
DWMTEC Career Club has been initiated for the career based development of the students of DWMTEC
President: Md Rashid
Vice President: Md Tasnimul Hasan Ebon, MK Hasan Sakib, Mahafuzur Rahaman Rajon, Z A Ridoy, Md Shadman Shakil
General Secretary: Monira Maula
Organizing Secretary: Bhuban Kanti Dey, Arpita Saha
Office Secretary: Apurva Mondol
Asst. Organizing Secretary: Mamun Or Rashid
Head of Human Resource: Arafat Khan Pritom
Asst. Head of Human Resource: Md. Kamruzzaman Kazol Rifat
Head of Digital Engagement: Md. Istiaque Hossain
Head of Public Relations: Israt Jahan Tuli
Asst. Head of Public Relations: Naimur Rahman
Head of Creative Department: Syed Md Siam
Asst. Head of Creative Department: Md Moniruzzaman Lelin
Head of Learning & Development: Benjir Islam
Executive Head of Learning & Development: Reyad Rasha Ahmed
Head of Marketing: Rebeka Sultana
Asst. Head of Marketing: Jeba Yasmin Borsha
Executive of Program: Saifullah Oyon
Executive of Event Management: Shebli Noman
Executive of Finance: Md. Farhad Hossain Emon, Siam Sarkar
Motto: Let’s Play
4. DWMTEC Research Club – DRC
Motto: Solving Problems to Sustain
Motto: We Debate for Right
6. DWMTEC Deen’e Circle – DDC
The textile industry is currently a vital and rapidly increasing industry in Bangladesh, generating significant contributions to the economy over time. Recognizing its crucial importance, the Dr. M. A. Wazed Mia Textile Engineering College has established itself as a forerunner in defining the fourth industrial revolution and working relentlessly to develop trained textile specialists. Every semester, the institution’s administration and teachers devote themselves to this objective by conducting industry visits to several respected industrial establishments.
Rangpur textile college is committed to providing students with an in-depth grip on the textile business in order to inculcate practical insights about the industry. In this regard, the Dr. M. A. Wazed Mia Textile Engineering College is exemplary and dependable.
Author of this Article: MD. ZUBAER JISAN
Department of Apparel Engineering
Dr. M A Wazed Miah Textile Engineering College
Jisan Zubaer is majoring in textile engineering at DWMTEC and exploring the fields of material science, wearable technology, nanomaterials, and smart textiles. a sustainability enthusiast who wants to combine the best aspects of engineering with sustainable fashion.
Presently working as a content writer, Jisan’s love of books and articles gives his diverse profile more nuance. As a project developer, he works to integrate sustainability and innovation into the future.