Study Abroad Program in Bangladesh
SIMEC Institute of Technology, Established in 2018, has designed a curriculum, both short and long term, for Japanese students’ Study Abroad Programs in Bangladesh. Being an academic platform for research and innovation in a wide array of topics, and bringing youth-intellectuals from diverse backgrounds together, SIMEC invites graduate and post-graduate students for a study visit in Bangladesh. SIMEC Institute of Technology, a project of SIMEC Foundation, is a prime platform for technical education and interdisciplinary research in Bangladesh. It is currently operating from its Main Campus in Uttara, Dhaka, adjacent to the International Airport (Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka). Our outer campus is located in Mymensingh within the premises of SIMEC Palli (a village named after SIMEC, established by SIMEC Foundation) which is a 3-hours highway drive from Dhaka city. Students under this internship program will have an opportunity to visit and stay in the village and gain extraordinary insights. The Internship program is devised in a manner that the young participants learn from first-hand experiences, under the supervision of local experts, enrich themselves, and become empowered to take the challenges of the new world order. The program at SIMEC will help them to comprehend the interactive dynamic and aspirations for globalization, development, and innovation. Interns will contribute to building a strong bond between Japan and Bangladesh.
Introduction of board of directors
Engr. Sardar Md. Shaheen
Prof. Dr. Md. Monirul Islam
Md. Abul Hossain
Engr. Md. Abu Musa
The meaning of SIMEC is “System Improvement and Modifying Engineering Company”. The motto “Improve the possibilities…”, is our prime objective for the services. Since 2000, SIMEC has been offering high-standard services and business dealings between Japan and Bangladesh on a global scale. It has earned a good reputation for being one of the most respected, and reliable organizations in Japan and Bangladesh. It has the professional skills and experience to provide the services you need by utilizing its selected quality staff and customer service.
Message from President
I am very much delighted to be the President of the SIMEC Institute of Technology which is built through the concerted efforts of Japan and Bangladesh to improve the level of research, training, and technology-based education. Students and researchers get many kinds of facilities including scholarships and jobs in Japan after the completion of the courses from the SIMEC Institute of Technology. The outstanding researchers have been visiting from Japan to the Institute to provide the extra facility to the researchers in their purpose of research. I believe that the level of technical education has been improved through training, research, and education. The Institute has been providing real education and training to make humans into resources. In the SIMEC Institute of Technology, we aim to make our graduates self-confident so that they will be able to realize their potential. We believe that after getting the appropriate education with us they will undoubtedly enhance prospects of employment at home and abroad. I wish the best success of the student and researchers in their future careers.
Post Doc Fellow at Japan and NUS, Singapore,
Ph.D. and M.Sc - Japan,B.Sc in Civil Engg.(BUET)
President, SIMEC institute of Technology
The Japanese government has taken landmark initiatives to increase the number of students studying abroad to gain multicultural understanding and skills in foreign languages. Since the past couple of years, many universities and institutes have launched special internship programs and short-term study tours abroad as guided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan. Policymakers and educationists in Japan have emphasized the need of active participation of the young and talented individuals in the globalizing world of learning and knowledge exchange. Many Japanese universities have launched overseas study programs for graduate and post-graduate level students. SIMEC Institute of Technology offers an exciting internship program for Japanese students and young talents in Bangladesh.In this program, Japanese students will not only be able to enhance their linguistic proficiency and communication in English but also be able to boost their confidence by gaining deep cultural knowledge and real-life experiences. Sharing knowledge and exchange of ideas about society, culture, tradition, and practices would be the prime focus of this program. Major components of the program are outlined below:
- Communication practices and exercises in English
- Introductory class and instruction about Bangladesh society and culture
- Dedicated guide and supervisors for instructing and explaining the realities
- Field visit: Living with the native family, learn the lifestyle of the local people
- Visit historically and archeologically significant places
- Exploring nature: Trips to see the landscape (river or mountain, knowing the flora and fauna)
- Guidance facilities on diverse sets of research and study topics
- Become part of a global network of researchers/scholars at SIMEC
Life in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is located in the Southern region of Asia. It is one of the most populous countries in the world, with a population exceeding 163 million people. The land area of Bangladesh is about 148,560 square kilometers (57,360 square miles). Bangladesh shares land borders with India to the west, north, and east, Myanmar to the southeast, and the Bay of Bengal to the south. It is narrowly separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the Siliguri Corridor and from China by the Indian state of Sikkim in the north, respectively. Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation's economic, political, and cultural hub. Chittagong, the largest seaport is the second-largest city.Bangladesh is a beautiful country with our most humble welcoming population. We ensure you the blissful experience of encountering six majestic seasons, the homely streets of our own, and the traditional foods of our motherland, in a happy and smiling manner. Hence, we invite you to our country to see just how enchanted life can be here.
Annual festival in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is well-known for its colorful festivals. People celebrate their faith, life, liberty, nature, joy, and successes all year long in a variety of fairs and festivals, which are meticulously organized with unwavering enthusiasm. Some Bengali festivals and fairs date back over 2000 years.
Language Movement Day
This day is a national holiday of Bangladesh taking place on 21 February each year to commemorate the Bengali language movement and its martyrs.
Independence Day of Bangladesh is a national holiday. It commemorates the country's declaration of independence from Pakistan in the early hours of 26 March 1971.
This day is celebrated on the 1st day of the Bengali calendar (Bangla New year) and summer festival; It is celebrated with the festive “Mangal Shobhajatra”, which is declared as a cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
Ekushey Book Fair
This festival is the national book fair of Bangladesh. It is arranged each year by Bangla Academy and takes place for the whole month of February in Bangladesh.
This day is an annual festival celebrated on the first day of Spring of the Bengali month Falgun. Girls are dressed in 'bashonti' (yellow or orange) colored sarees while boys wear colorful panjabis to welcome the Falgun.
This day is a national holiday in Bangladesh celebrated on December 16 to commemorate the victory of the Bangladesh forces over the Pakistani forces in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
Facilities and Services for the Japanese Students
Expertise in Japanese Language
A set of staff fluent in Japanese, who can help in communication and translation of local languages.
Our Institute have different Research Center with the supervision of both national and international professors and researchers.
We have global standard Research Labs and Technical Experts. Our Computer Lab contains high specification computers dedicated to CAD Design and Simulation experiments.
A large library with a wide range of books and research materials. Thousands of e-books and various research articles are available in our Digital Library, collected from all over the globe.
Ongoing SDGs Projects
Opportunity to work with ongoing projects related to implementation of SDGs in Bangladesh under the supervision of experts from the Honorable Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh
Visitors will get the chance to visit SIMEC Institute of Technology's outer city campus and see the genuine beauty of Bangladesh, with excellent accommodation and a wonderful research atmosphere to study in rural areas of Bangladesh.
Scopes and Areas for the Japanese students
Japanese students who will join the Study Internship Program at SIMEC Institute of Technology can undertake short- or long-term courses, research, and studies on a wide array of subjects including humanities and social sciences, development and economics, education and environment, industry and agriculture, etc.