Fashion Forward: BUFT and NIFT Renew MoU to Boost Academic and Research Collaboration

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BUFT and NIFT Renew Memorandum of Understanding to Expand Collaboration

A recent event held in New Delhi witnessed the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) of Bangladesh, and the National Institute of Fashion and Technology (NIFT) of India, according to our sources. This renewed pact seeks to facilitate cooperation in educational endeavors, training, and scholarly activities, based on a platform of equality and mutual benefit.

Key Figures at the Signing Ceremony

The agreement was endorsed by Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, Chairman of the BUFT Board of Trustees, and Tanu Kashyap, IAS, Director-General of NIFT. The ceremony was graced by other notable individuals such as Faruque Hassan, President of BGMEA and founding member of BUFT, and Rachna Shah, Secretary of India’s Textile Ministry.

The History of the MoU

The initial MoU between BUFT and NIFT was set up on September 6, 2011, in Dhaka, under the aegis of influential political personalities from both nations.

BUFT’s Expanding International Collaborations

  • BUFT continues to foster collaborations with educational institutions on a global level. The evidence of this trend is a recent academic partnership with Namuna College of Fashion and Technology, located in Nepal.
  • This new association signifies a continued expansion of international scholastic alliances in the fashion tech sector.
  • These connections facilitate valuable exchanges of knowledge and ideas, thereby promoting educational growth and innovation in fashion technology.


Overall, the renewal of this MoU asserts a commitment to nurturing academic collaborations and fostering innovation. The future of fashion technology education seems promising, with significant international collaborations set to shape the next generation of industry leaders.


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