Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM)
An affiliate institute of the University of Dhaka
34, Topkhana Road, Dhaka - 1000
Orientation program of the 1st batch of the Master of Applied Finance and Capital Market (MAFCM) held
The Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM) arranged the ‘Orientation program’ of the very first batch of the Master of Applied Finance and Capital Market (MAFCM) on 3 July 2021 at 7:30 PM. Due to the outbreak of the pandemic situation and the prevailing lockdown, the program was held online using zoom platform.
Prof. Dr. Mahmuda Akter, the Executive President of BICM was the Chief Guest of the occasion while Mr. Wazid Hasan Shah, the Director (Studies) welcomed the students to the program. The program was eloquently moderated by Mr. Safaeduzzaman Khan, Assistant Professor of Economics, BICM. Dr. Akter, in her speech mentioned about the dire importance of qualified professionals in the Capital Market. Referring to the growth trend of the country and the goal of becoming a middle-income country by the year 2041, she stressed on the obligation of the capital market to flourish for sourcing of development projects and other development initiatives. She also mentioned that extended support provided to BICM by the Ministry of Finance, the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission, and other stakeholders of the institute towards its growth. ‘The contribution of Prof. Shibli Rubayat-ul-Islam, as the Chairman of BICM and as the Chairman of BSEC has been exemplary’, she added.
From among the students, Ms. Irin Perveen Binte Faruque, a graduate of the first batch of the Post Graduate Diploma in Capital Market program offered by BICM, and a first batch student of the MAFCM program, shared her expectation from the program. A graduate of Physics turned Investment Professional, Ms. Faruque detailed about her career transformation after attending the PGDCM program. She hoped that the MAFCM program would offer even advanced learning to her for becoming top level finance professional.
Mr. Minhaj Elahi Islam, the first to be admitted to the MAFCM first batch, shared his journey of getting into the MAFCM program. He hoped that the recent directive by the regulatory body, the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) regarding recognition and prioritizing the graduates of different programs of BICM would have real-life implications soon. He also conveyed his best wishes to the entire batch and to the BICM.
The session followed a brief introduction of the Faculty Members by the Executive President. Prof. Dr. Nitai Chandra Debnath, FCMA assisted in the process and the teachers got introduced to the students in a congenial atmosphere. Mr. Sifullah Khalid, Assistant Professor, BICM (Now pursuing his PhD at the Glasgow Caledonian University, UK) shared the background works and the vision with which the MAFCM program has been designed. He highlighted that the MAFCM program will have major association with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and will help students of this MAFCM program in multiple dimensions. Other faculty members wished the best to the students. Mr. Faisal Ahmed Khan, Assistant Professor mentioned that this MAFCM program is the first program launched on the occasion of the 100 year celebration of the establishment of the University of Dhaka and the program itself will have the degrees awarded by the University of Dhaka. The classes of the MAFCM 1st batch will commence on 4 July 2021.
The program ended with a vote of thanks by Mr. Wajid Hasan Shah.
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