Innovative lab inaugurated at IBA

An innovative lab for developing the skills of the students for taking challenges of the forthcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution was inaugurated at the Institute of Business Administration of Dhaka University on Thursday.

Education minister Dipu Moni inaugurated the lab set up by the mobile operator Robi.

IBA director Syed Farhat Anwar, Robi’s chief executive officer Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, among others, were present at the programme.

Appreciating the initiative, Dipu Moni said that the academia and institutes of the country should come up more such programme for developing skills of the students to prepare them for the contemporary job market.

‘We see a huge gap between the skills of the job seekers and the demands of the employers in the job market,’ she said.

Suggesting capitalise the forthcoming innovative digital technologies in the fourth industrial revolution, Mahtab said, ‘What we need now is human resources who are adequately skilled to make the most of the opportunity.’

He expressed desire to collaborate more with the institute for conducting the market research projects on new products, brand and personal identification to help the company determine the best ways to serve digitally savvy customers.

The lab would help the students get experiences in practical business solutions for addressing various needs of the people of the country in the forthcoming industrial revolution, the Robi official said. (Source: New Age)

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