Post Graduate Diploma in Knitwear Industry Management (PGD-KIM)

Post Graduate Diploma in Knitwear Industry Management (PGD-KIM)

The Post Graduate Diploma in Knitwear Industry Management (PGD-KIM) is designed to deliver key skills and knowledge to managers working in knitwear industries and fresh graduates from various public and private universities who are keen to explore a career in the knitwear sector.

About the Program

PGD-KIM is a 9-month, fully-funded program that focuses on the latest business technologies and hands-on knitwear business applications for executives and aspiring professionals to master their abilities and successfully lead the knitwear industries in the ever-changing economy.

The program has been offered since the formation of the Executive Development Centre (EDC) in March 2018 by the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University, with the support of Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP), Ministry of Finance.

Background

Various reports have found that there are serious skill gaps at higher levels of employment in the RMG sector of Bangladesh, especially in the roles of supervisors, mid and high level managers, trainers and entrepreneurs. Moreover, there are approximately 200,000 foreigners currently working in Bangladesh at mid and higher level managerial positions – remitting annually US$ 5 billion.

In order to address skill gaps and produce a pool of high-quality local manager who can meet the existing and future labour market needs and can gradually break the glass ceiling for progressing further in their careers, the SEIP project has established the EDC at BIGD, Brac University for the knitwear subsector with the aim of creating a pool of world class managers who could meet the demands of knitwear industries for mid and high level executives, reducing dependence on foreign managers by facilitating industry-academia collaboration.

Curriculum

PGD-KIM students need to complete 30 credits to graduate. The program is divided into three semesters. Terms 1 and 2 intent to deliver competencies by covering multi-disciplinary aspects with a blend of theoretical analyses and industrial practices. Term 3 provides students with the opportunity for students to apply and integrate learning from generic and industry-specific courses by working at various functional units of the attached industry.

Objective

The program aims to develop the thought processes and analytical abilities of participants by broadening their horizons regarding management in emerging markets and adaptability in the face of global competition, familiarize participants with the latest concepts and techniques to avoid obsolescence, and provide opportunities for participants to broaden their network.

Why You?

Be it managers working in knitwear industries or fresh graduates from various public and private universities, as long as you are keen to explore a career in the knitwear sector, PGD-KIM program can offer you an edge. The program focuses on the latest business technologies and hands-on knitwear business applications for executives and aspiring professionals to master their abilities and successfully lead the knitwear industries in the ever-changing economy.

After You Graduate

After the completion of program, graduates will be able to integrate and apply the key competencies required for each of the functional areas of knitwear industry in Bangladesh. BIGD assists graduates with career support in the form of job placement opportunities, subject to job availability, through BIGD’s network with SEIP, BKMEA and the knitwear and export garments sector.

Our Faculties

Fazlee Shamim Ehsan

Vice President, BKMEA

Abdullah Al Maher

Group CEO & Head of Business, Asrotex Group

Md. Muslim Uddin

Head of IE, EchoTex Ltd.

Md. Motiur Rahman

General Manager, IE & Lean Management, Chorka Textile Ltd

Muhammad Ziaur Rahman

Country Manager, Bangladesh & Cambodia, GCE International Inc.

Mehdi Mahbub

President, Bangladesh RMG Centre & Former Consultant, Youngone Corporation

Saad Abdullah

Sr GM (Head of the Department), MEGHNA Knit Composite

Biplob Barua

GM, Strategic HR, Urmi Group

Muhammad Mahbub Alam

FCA Head of Finance at ACI CO-RO Bangladesh Ltd.

Engr. Mohammad Abul Bashar

National Expert, EU Switch Asia Program

Mohammed Abdulla Dewan

General Manager Merchandising, Micro Fibre Group

Wahid Anwar

Head of Supply Chain, R-Pac Bangladesh

Md. Uzzal Hossain

ACA Head of Operations, Quazi Abedin Tex Ltd.

Sharmin Alam Simi

Operations Manager, region south Asia for Carhartt WIP GMBH-WIP AG private Ltd

Mohammad Shahin Akter

Sr. Merchandiser & Business Power User, Account Lead PVH Far East Ltd

A. K. M. Sajedul Arefin Khan

Head of Supply Chain Planning, DBL Group

Mohammed Didarul Alam

Manager, Manufacturing Excellence, PVH Corp (CK, Tommy Hilfiger & Heritage Brands)

Mohammad Abdur Rouf

Assistant Professor & Head, Dept. of KMT, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology

Inthaqab Wahid Ruso, MCIPS

Executive Engineer Roads and Highways Department (RHD)

Rashed Morshed FCIPS

Chartered, PMP Superintending Engineer (Procurement), Bangladesh-China Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BCPCL)

Bushra Nuzhat

Design Consultant

Muhammad Shahadat Hossain Siddiquee, PhD

Sr. Research Fellow, BIGD, Brac University & Professor, University of Dhaka

Narayan C. Das, PhD

Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Suborna Barua

Associate Professor, University of Dhaka

Mohammad Sirajul Islam

Senior Academic Coordinator

Mahreen Mamoon

Assistant Professor, Brac University

Syeda Salina Aziz

Fellow of Practice

Dr. Md. Rafiqur Rashid

Assistant Professor, Bangladesh University of Textile (BUTEX)

Sk. Nazmus Saaqib

Assistant Professor, Fashion & Design, Pabna Textile Engineering College

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What You Need to Know

Program Duration

9 months, divided into 3 terms.

Class Timing

Mon and Wed: 6.30 PM—9.30 PM
Fri: 3.00 PM—6.00 PM, 6:30 PM — 9:30 PM

Program Requirements

PGD-KIM students need to complete 30 credits and maintain 80% attendance throughout the program in order to graduate.

Eligibility

View our detailed admission requirements and eligibility below.

Application Process

Brac University follows a two-step admission process for prospective students.

Admission Test

Applicants are to sit for an admission test, consisting of a written exam and a viva. The written test will focus on the candidate’s writing aptitude, while the viva will assess the candidate’s interest in pursuing this program.

Tuition and Fees

The PGD-KIM is a fully funded, non-residential program. Additionally, students are provided allowances for transport and refreshments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have any further questions for us? View our FAQ document below or contact us at: questions.kim@bracu.ac.bd

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