A bankrolled governmental fund between the Bangladeshi government and an Indian line of credit has culminated into a great future for Bangladeshi graduates below the age of 32. Through the program, Bangladesh will send over 300 of its graduates to learn more about cybersecurity, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. The latter is the government’s way of boosting its number of professionals in the mentioned sectors.
The graduates will go as students but come back trained professionals who will drive the above sectors in Bangladesh. Although the project was launched to foresee the creation of 12 ICT districts and hi-tech parks, now graduates stand to gain from the association. The latter project is worth $208 million, which is 17.96 billion Bangladeshi takas. The project kicked off in July 2017; however, it will come to an end on June 2020.
The first batch of 100 graduates will be drawn from the IT sector and will go to further their education in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and blockchain field. Later on, 200 graduates from 2 sectors will follow their counterparts. For the last batch, they will be drawn from the electrical and electronic engineering, and the computer science and software sector.
How Graduates can enlist into the program
While the above depicts a tremendous opportunity not to let go, for those interested, the first requirement is one must not be more 32 years of age. After that, one has to apply via the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division website www.bhtpa.gov.bd, but that’s not all. Interested parties will have to prepare themselves for an exam with successful applicants getting the green light.
“In the next few years, a huge number of professionals will be needed in the emerging sectors such as blockchain and internet of things. However, for us, we have selected key topics which we think will lead the world’s economy in the coming days. To prepare ourselves for that, we will send our very best to further their education.” Project Director, Md Golam Mostafa.
While Bangladesh sends it’s brightest to study, the world is also taking initiatives to help in education these group of individuals. It’s only recently that Ripple’s organization partnered with two universities in Japan. Besides that, Canada-based University of British Columbia fronted a blockchain and distributed ledger technology training program for students doing their Ph.D. and Master.