Basic Campus Network Establishment Contract Signing Ceremony between University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, implementing authority of Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), and country’s four prominent Universities (Dhaka University, Chittagong University, Khulna University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University) was held on 16 September 2012 at UGC Auditorium. Professor Dr. A K Azad Chowdhury, Chairman (State minister), UGC was the chief guest in the ceremony. Professor Dr. M. Muhibur Rahman, Member, UGC and Dr. Md. Mokhlesur Rahman, Senior Operations Officer, World Bank, Dhaka Office were present as the special guests. Kaniz Fatema, ndc, Project Director (Additional Secretary) of HEQEP was also present. Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Member, UGC presided over the ceremony.
For the establishment of Basic Campus Network (BCN), total grants for University of Dhaka is BDT 5,50,00,000.00, for University of Chittagong is BDT 2,60,00,000.00, for Khulna University is BDT 1,47,20,920.00 and for Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University is BDT 1,43,36,000.00. According to the contract these four Universities will establish their campus network by next six months. However, the complete design, specifications, schedule of requirements and cost estimation of Basic Campus Networks of these Universities are prepared by BdREN Consultant and Engineers. The Vice Chancellors, Pro-Vice Chancellors and Sub Project Managers of the four universities, UGC and HEQEP officials as well as BdREN Technical Team were present in the ceremony.