The Bangladesh Garment Management Institute (BGMI) was established in 2011 with the aim of producing highly competent human resources with requisite levels of technical proficiency for Bangladesh’s burgeoning garment industry. It is operated by experts having relevant educational backgrounds and professional experience in the industry. The primary objective of BGMI is to serve the garment industry of Bangladesh by providing them with a workforce that is well-versed in state-of-the-art concepts and techniques for the industry that is necessary for it to continue competing and thriving internationally in the post-MFA era.
BGMI provides specialized services to the ready-made garments industry that helps those who avail these services to maintain modernized factories where the latest innovations in production techniques prevail under the auspices of international-standard Codes of Conduct. Through BGMI, various factories have already received international certifications such as SA 8000, ISO 9001, AA 1000, ISO 14001 as well as others, and BGMI endeavours to continue tailoring its curriculum in line with the evolution of these certifications or ethical codes.
BGMI enjoys a prime location in Uttara Model Town, one of the suburbs of Dhaka City that is able to reap the full benefits of the Bangladeshi communications network. As well as having a rail and bus station, the entrance to Uttara is marked by the country’s main international airport. Expecting the garment industry to continue to thrive, BGMI plans to continue expanding in line with the industry in the future, both academically and in terms of infrastructure. As part of its academic expansion, BGMI is actively engaged in preparing a four-year B.SC Honours course in Textile Technology & fashion designing that will be government-approved through the academic council of the National University and provide the benchmark for this field.
Since its inception, BGMI has continued to maintain a high standard of academic excellence that has helped it to build a strong reputation in front of employers in the garment industry as well as those looking to find work in the industry. Almost all BGMI students manage to find work in the garment industry even before publication of their final results after completing the course requirements.