Bangladesh Institute of Glass and Ceramics (BIGC) is the oldest and only institute of its kind in Bangladesh. The establishment of the institute dates back to 11th March 1951 named as “East Bengal Ceramics Institute”. In 1960 the institute was renamed “East Pakistan Institute of Glass and Ceramics”. In 1971 Bangladesh emerged as an independent nation from Pakistan, the institute was again renamed as “Bangladesh Institute of Glass and Ceramics” in 1972. With the growing demands of Glass and Ceramics sector of mid-level technical manpower home and abroad 3(three) years diploma in Ceramic technology was introduced in the year 1978 and diploma in Glass Engineering was introduced in the year 2000. Duration of the Glass and Ceramic Engineering Course has changed to 4(four) years from the year 2000. Now, this course is a part of the Diploma in Engineering curriculum under Bangladesh Technical Education Board. In 2000 SSC (Vocational) 2(two) years course was also introduced instead of 1 (one) year Artisan course in the trades of Glass and Ceramic.
The vision of The Institute
The institution aims to elevate its status of “Center of Excellence” by a conscious and consistent enhancement of its performance in keeping with the international standards. It also strives towards offering quality technical education and training programs and services that assures gainful employment of its graduates through optimum utilization of all its resources.
Mission Of The Institute
We are committed to establish and maintain a quality, relevant, cost-effective, and innovative leading-edge technical education and training system to develop skill-based technical human resources to meet the socio-economic goals as well as changing, current and future needs of Glass and Ceramic Industries home and abroad.
To create and maintain an environment within the institute which promotes congenial learning, collaborative and democratic decision making and promoting a sense of belongingness and accountability which bring out the best in our human resources.
To create the best learning environment within the institute for the students by ensuring interactive student-centered teaching-learning process with the support and best use of learning resources.
To manifest inherent fine arts and cultural capability already in the minds of the students arranging regular co-curricular programs on sports, literary and cultural activities.
To take necessary measures against socio-cultural, socio-economic
And the educational problems of the students by proper guidance and counseling.
To organize TVET week and parent’s day, national and international seminar, symposium and conference on modern technology use in the glass and ceramic sector and TVET in Bangladesh.
To develop collaborative links with local glass and ceramic industries for their planning & Development.
To commit to taking part in any initiatives to solve problems regarding Technical Vocational Education System maintaining collaborative effort with MOE, DTE, and BTEB.