Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) today celebrated its 12th founding anniversary amid enthusiasm and festivity.
Member of University Grant Commission Professor Dr. Mohammad Mohabbat Khan inaugurated the day-long program as the chief guest.
Students, teachers and staff of the KUET brought out a colorful procession from KUET administrative building that paraded through the campus with Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Muhammed Alamgir leading.
Earlier, the chief guest inaugurated the program by releasing balloons and pigeons and hoisting the National Flag. Dean of Civil Engineering Faculty, who is also the president of university founding anniversary committee-2015, Professor Dr. Shebendra Shekhar Shikder, hoisted the university flag. Administrator of Khulna District Council Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid attended the program as special guest.
Tree plantation, blood donation, discussion , technical seminar, football charity match, poster exhibition, cultural program and a doa mahfil took place at the KU campus marking the day.
Established as Khulna Engineering College in 1967, the institution started its academic activities on June 3 in 1974 with a total of 120 students under three departments on the special direction of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Later, it was remodeled as Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT) in 1986 and was upgraded to a university on September 1 in 2003 with the name 'Khulna University of Engineering and Technology'.