Dr. Ummul Khair Fatema
Professor & Head, Dept. of ESE
The production of textile materials is associated with tremendous environmental pollution, mainly to the discharge of insufficiently treated wastewater. Being aware of the burning environmental problem, the Government sees the need that the envisaged growth will only be achieved if also corresponding efforts are undertaken to better protect the environment as a whole and if the entire nation strives for “sustainable development”. Currently, many of the industries do not truly comply with existing social and environmental standards such as for occupational health and safety, chemicals management, minimization of water consumption, wastewater discharge to natural waters and proper disposal of sludge. Furthermore, the qualified enforcement of existing regulation as well as the proper implementation of techniques to minimize pollution at source (process optimization) as well as end-of-pipe (emission mitigation) requires well educated staff in top management level. We are trying to improve the education of BUTEX graduates with respect to environmental protection and sustainability along the entire textile value-added chain as well as with offering courses to improve the qualification of future managers in the factories. To meet the challenge of the time BUTEX has started a new academic program in session 2018-2019 “B. Sc in Textile Engineering (Environmental Science)” from newly established Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DoESE). The program has reflected huge opportunity that has opened up for textile graduates with specialized knowledge in environment in the national and international job markets.
Due to its multidisciplinary curriculum with wide-ranging courses, DoESE graduates will be able to avail higher study opportunity abroad in fields of Textile Engineering, environmental science and engineering; environmental policy and sustainable development; urban planning and environmental management; natural resource management; ecology, toxicology; environmental and natural resource economics; environmental law or disaster management.
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (does) has established in 2018 to meet the global challenge of the present time.