The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) of United International University (UIU) organized a Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design competition titled “VLSI Day 2022”. The award-giving ceremony was held on October 26, 2022 (Wednesday) at 10:00 AM at UIU Campus, United City, Madani Avenue, Dhaka.
Hon’ble Mr. NM Zeaul Alam PAA, Senior Secretary, ICT Division, Government of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest and handed over the Champion trophy to the winning teams. Mr. Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, Hon’ble Chairman & Managing Director, United Group, Mr. Malik Talha Ismail Bari, Member, BoT of UIU, Prof. Dr. M Rezwan Khan, Former VC of UIU and Prof. Dr. A.B.M. Harun ur Rashid, Dept. of EEE, BUET were present as the Special Guests in the program. The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor (In-Charge) of UIU Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Kashem Mia presided over the ceremony.
Among others, Mr. Md Shakhawat Hossain, Chief Executive Officer, Neural Semiconductor Ltd., Mr. Abdul Mubin Ahmed, Senior Director, Ulkasemi Ltd. and Mr. Mojahedul Hoque Abul Hasanat, Chief Technology Officer & Chairman, Dynamic Solution Innovators spoke in the program.
A total of 26 teams from 09 public and private universities in the country participated in the competition. Only 15 teams were selected for the final round. Team ID # 05 from BUET won the first prize of 2,00,000 BDT, Team ID # 02 from UIU got the second prize of 1,00,000 BDT and Team ID # 01 from UIU received the third prize of 50,000 BDT.
The Chief Guest said – As far as I know, VLSI Design Competition organized by UIU is the first of its kind in Bangladesh. “At present VLSI Global is an essential subject. For this, the government, academics and industries should jointly work together. If it is implemented, the economy of Bangladesh will be more prosperous, which will play an important role in building a smart Bangladesh by 2041. He assured all kinds of cooperation from the Government of Bangladesh in the development of the VLSI sector.
Deans of different faculties, Heads of Departments, Faculty Members, Officials, Students, participants, and distinguished guests were present in the program.