BRAC University has announced the renaming of its engineering school as the BSRM School of Engineering.
It made the announcement in an event held recently on the campus and attended by engineering faculty, students and alumni, as well as representatives from the BSRM Group of Companies, the university and the company said in a joint statement.
“The Board of Trustees approved the renaming to recognise BSRM Group for their generous donation that will fund critical academic initiatives to support advanced research and modern pedagogy,” said Tamara Hasan Abed, chairperson, Board of Trustees, BRAC University.
The BSRM School of Engineering will use the donation to recruit world-class faculty over the next several years, fund cutting-edge research in key impact areas and promote curriculum innovation, according to the statement.
The contribution by the BSRM Group to the university’s endowment will also provide for a number of merit-based scholarships, including several full-tuition grants for engineering students, the statement said.
“Following our longstanding tradition of giving that was established by the founders of BSRM Group, we continually seek meaningful ways to impact key drivers of sustainable development in Bangladesh. We are pleased to make this gift to enable a new generation of engineers to be ready to accept the challenges for designing and building sustainable solutions,” said Aameir Alihussain, managing director, BSRM Group.