BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) is a prime University of Bangladesh aimed to produce technically competent human resources for the RMG sector of the country. It was established by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) in 1999 as BGMEA Institute of Fashion & Technology (BIFT). It started functioning in 2000 and was affiliated to the National University, Bangladesh in 2001. Now BUFT is a fully flagged privet university. BUFT is conducting 2 years MBA course in Apparel Merchandising and 4 years B.Sc (Hons) course in Apparel Manufacture & Technology (AMT), B.Sc (Hons) in Knitwear Manufacture & Technology (KMT) and B.Sc (Hons) in Fashion Design & Technology (FDT). BUFT is also conducting 1 year Diploma courses in Apparel Merchandising (APM), Apparel Manufacture Technology (AMT) and Apparel Engineering & Production Planning (AEPP). Besides, it is also conducting 6 months certificate courses in Woven Garment Merchandising (WGM), knitwear Merchandising (KWM), Sweater Merchandising (SWM), Fashion Design Technology (FDT), Quality Control & Compliance in Apparel Industry (QCCA), Production Management (PM), Enterprise & Resources planning (ERP) and 3 months short courses in Sewing Machinery Maintenance (SMM), Computer Aided Design (CAD-I & CAD-II), Modern Dying-Printing & Finishing Technology (MDPFT), Pattern Cutting (PC), Production Management (PM). The MBA and B.Sc. Honors Courses are governed by the rules and regulations of BUFT approved by the academic council of the National University.
BUFT is situated in a prime location of Uttara Model Town of Dhaka Metropolitan City, having a good communication network with all areas of Bangladesh. It occupies about 50,000 sft of floor space of classrooms, laboratory, library, faculty rooms, auditorium, students' common room, and office rooms. The laboratories include computer lab, CAD lab, sewing lab, knit lab, textile testing lab, pattern lab, product development lab, etc. All labs are equipped with state of the art equipments. There are about more than 4000 books and journals in BUFT library, Students have the Broadband Internet facilities free of cost. All classroom, library, laboratory, faculty rooms, office, auditorium are fully air conditioned and classrooms are fitted with overhead projectors, multimedia and other teaching aids. BUFT has also rented another building for campus-2 in Azampur where regular classes are being taken occupies approximately 8000 sft because of the huge demand of the students for studying in BUFT.
Beside formal academic activities BUFT students regularly participate in different extra-curricular activities; such as sports, cultural program and co-curricular activities. BUFT students organize regular fashion shows with their created dresses and act as model in the fashion shows, actively participates in the BATEXPO and contributes BATEXPO fashion shows by providing self-designed dress for the models. BUFT faculties and students are also contributing BATEXPO fashion show management in every year.
Considering the future demand, BUFT is planning for academic and infrastructural expansion. As part of the academic expansion we are also planning to organize 4 years B.Sc. Honors course the Textile Technology. Diploma in Leather Design, Certificate in Fashion Photography and Fashion Modeling Course in near future. BUFT in collaboration with many international organizations, such as, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), European Union (EU), German Technical Co-operation (GTZ), South Asia Enterprise Development fund (Sedf) is working for further growth and development. BUFT maintains high academic standard since its inception. It has a good market reputation. All of the BUFT graduates normally enter the job market before publication of their results.