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Workshop on “Scopes of E-commerce in Bangladesh”

The Department of Business Administration organized a successful workshop entitled “Scopes of E-commerce in Bangladesh” for the students of Business Administration on 22nd August 2023, from 1.00 PM to 3.00 PM in Room – 414. The facilitator of this workshop was the E-commerce Development Centre (EDC). A few members of EDC along with some E-entrepreneurs had joined with the students. The main objective of this workshop was to encourage the students to consider e-entrepreneurship as a career option while enlightening them with some practical knowledge about the opportunities and challenges of e-commerce in Bangladesh.

The workshop started with the welcoming speech of Prof. Dr. Parimal Chandra Datta, Chairman of the Department of Business Administration. Afterward Dr. Fr. Leonard Shankar Rozario, CSC, Registrar, Notre Dame University Bangladesh, Fr. Adam S. Pereira, CSC, Treasurer, Notre Dame University Bangladesh, and Fr. Charles B. Gordon, CSC, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Notre Dame University Bangladesh had shared their reflection about the Scopes of E-commerce in Bangladesh.

Kakoly Talukder, President of the e-Commerce Development Center (EDC), and Razib Ahmed, Founder President of the e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-Cab) enlightened the students about the opportunities of E-entrepreneurship in Bangladesh. Two E-entrepreneurs, S.A.M. Dilruba Alam Nipa, Founder and CEO of Bishuddhotay, and Jenish Farzana Tania, Founder of Alia’s collection shared their experiences and journey of becoming an E-entrepreneur. Khatuna Jannat Esha, a Student in the Master’s program at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Dhaka shared her observation regarding E-entrepreneurship as a Postgraduate student.

Thirty (30) students of the Department of Business Administration, all faculty members of the department, and twenty (20) E-entrepreneurs participated in this workshop. The workshop was divided into lecture & presentation, experience sharing, participatory activities, and question-answer sessions. At the end of formal sessions snacks and certificates were distributed among the participants. The workshop ended with a vote of thanks given by Afrista Birjis, Assistant Professor of the Department of Business Administration.

Lastly, it can be said that in this era of digitalization, the students of Business Administration are not only very much interested in participating in these types of workshops, but also it can help them to relate their academic knowledge to practical circumstances.