ABSTRACT

Prof. Dr. M.A. Miyan established IUBAT with wide success where he developed two concepts regarding IUBAT and KBAD and published those materials in two reports and referred in the references. On the basis/guideline of the reports, concepts, mission, vision and philosophy of IUBAT and KBAD are developed for future generations. Fig. 1. showed the KBAD’s summary as mission and vision.

Key words: P IUBAT, KBAD, concepts, mission, vision, philosophy.

BACKGROUND, MISSION, VISION AND OPERATIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF IUBAT

IUBAT-International University of Business Agriculture and Technology is the first Nongovernment university in Bangladesh. Prof. Dr. M. Alimullah Miyan was the founder of IUBAT as well as the pioneer regarding the building/development of private university in Bangladesh.In 1980s there were only six universities like Dhaka University, Rajshahi University, Chittagong University, Jahangirnagar University, BAU and BUET where admission capacity covered only 10000-12000 students although there were several lakh good students (better SSC and HSC results) failed to proceed for higher studies. Then thousands of students moved to India and that was the great business for many universities of India. It was really bad days regarding higher education in Bangladesh. Prof. Dr. Alimullah Miyan, Director of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University with wide depth of national and international latest knowledge, observed the university education crisis of the children came forward with private university concepts. With World Bank sponsor, he visited Kansas State University (KSU), Manhattan, Kansas, USA for 3 weeks where he faced a lot of discussions with 40 Academicians regarding role of universities of USA relevant to society and tried to discover the application of such role of university to the society in Bangladesh. Dr. M.A. Miyan is basically rich is Business Administration and KSU is rich in Agriculture. Moreover, for food security, agriculture is important for Bangladesh. So, Dr Miyan finally took two major issues covering business and agriculture in his concepts, mission and vision and then developed a proposal on “Proposal for establishing a university of business, agriculture and technology at Dhaka, Bangladesh with academic collaboration and recognition of Kansas State University” on April 3, 1989 under his guideline on “Non-government University movement in Bangladesh”. The proposal widely and excellently covered under proper headlines like Introduction, Background, Objectives, Scope of the university, Organization, Resources, Conclusions and a Structure of the University (model). His presentation and discussions with KSU Academician’s were widely fruitful and successful and finally KSU authority came forward to help him in all aspects of academic matters and gave him a letter by Verman C. Harson on April 27, 1989 covering “letter of intent to participate in a new university in Bangladesh”. That was the great success of Dr. Miyan to develop a University of Business Agriculture (UBA) in Bangladesh.