It is my immense pleasure to welcome you all to the department of Humanities of the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET). Engineers are thought to be experts in their field of interest but at the same time they need to respond to the changing needs of industries. Industry now needs engineers having ability to think in the abstract, efficiency to innovate, competency to work in multicultural environments, capability to understand the business context of engineering and an ability to adapt to changing conditions. Besides having technical skills, industry also requires engineers with interdisciplinary, communication, negotiation, time-management and leadership skills. The department of Humanities has set its goal to impart interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and values to students in order to contribute to their academic and professional development. With a view to attain the goal, this department is currently offering the following courses: Management, Accounting, Economics, Sociology, English, Psychology, Political Science, Logic, Industrial Laws, and Professional Ethics. Moreover, this department through its ‘English Communication Lab’ is conducting English lab courses to all engineering departments to build students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Furthermore, its dedicated teachers are helping students to build strong cultural and intellectual foundations through various co-curricular activities such as debate competition, photo exhibition, cultural nights and career fair among others. I believe that true emphasis on Humanities study can strengthen the abilities of engineers to meet the dynamic needs of the contemporary industries as well as to be good citizens of the nation.
Dr. Md. Rabiul Islam
Head of HUM, RUET