MarEngr. Sajid Hussain
Bangladesh Marine Academy is a full-governmental maritime educational institution managed by the Ministry of Shipping, Government of Bangladesh. It offers courses of all levels of sea-services from Pre-Sea Cadet Training up to Master Mariners & Marine Chief Engineers.
Established in 1962, the Academy bears 57 years’ long reputation of producing professionally skilled, environmentally aware, prudent and polite Marine Cadets. It grooms the young Cadets (after schooling of 12 years with HSC [A-Level]), currently 150 per year, through a regimental and residential education and training programme with English as the working language, in accordance with the competence standards (Nautical Science and Marine Engineering) as required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO – a UN Agency) STCW Convention.
Our cadets are smart, alert and lively at all times; ready to receive any responsibility anytime on board. Particularly they are professionally sound, good in Mathematics & English and polite in behaviour with strong leadership capabilities.
BMA Campus is spread over 100 acres of lush green land over the hills & valleys of Juldia beside the river Karnafuly and the Bay of Bengal offers excellent educational environment and facilities and imparts quality maritime education and training.
Since establishment in 1962 till 2018, we have produced nearly 4,600 smart, skilled and disciplined Cadets. In almost every corner of the globe you will find a Bangladesh Marine Academy Graduate at some key-role maritime position. Our milestone step was to open our door for Female Cadets in 2012 as well. We also have commenced research & maritime consultancy for national & international organisations.
The Academy is committed to the mission ‘developing world-class maritime leaders’ and provides 4-years’ Pre-Sea Nautical Science and 4-years’ Pre-Sea Marine Engineering. In parallel, the Cadets are also provided with 4-years Bachelor of Maritime Science (Honours) Degree under an affiliation with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh.
Our Graduates enjoy spontaneous employment opportunities in various national and foreign-flagged merchant ships. Any reputed national and international ship management company may well consider making due-use of our Graduates’ smart and skilled professionalism.
Let’s go hand in hand – Bon Voyage!
MarEngr. Sajid Hussain DSc MSc CEng CMarEng FIMarEST
IMO Maritime Ambassador
Governor, Board of Governors, World Maritime University, Sweden
Council Member, IMarEST London
Maritime Expert (IMO & GlobalMET)
COMMANDANT, Bangladesh Marine Academy
15 March 2019, London
The IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology) Council events (AGM, Conference etc.) took place on 14-15 March 2019 at Trinity House and at Guildhall in London.
The IMarEST 116th Annual Dinner held on 15 March in Royal British tradition. This dinner is the Institute’s century-old flagship event, bringing together over 400 industry leaders and marine professionals from across the sector. In the formal part of the grand occasion, Commandant Sajid Hussain CEng CMarEng FIMarEST of Bangladesh Marine Academy (BMA) has been decorated with the ‘Outstanding Contribution Award in Marine Education 2019’ by the IMarEST President Dr Andrew Tyler CBE and David Loosley, IMarEST Chief Executive. Remarkably, Sajid Hussain has achieved the highest status ‘Chartered Engineer’ of UK Engineering Council in 2017.
The citation on Sajid’s recorded performance in transforming BMA from ‘Traditional to Digital during 2009-2019’ attracted the associated guests, mainly British, who applauded and highly praised such recognition by the IMarEST. Sajid’s life-time mentor Prof. Ken Rotter FIMarEST (ex-Chief Engineer, BMA: 1975-80) has commented ‘IMarEST has duly noticed and recognized what Sajid Hussain has been doing in Bangladesh’. Commandant Sajid mentioned that his inspiration begun from his own cadetship training in 1978-80 at BMA with the teachings of Capt E J Coolen (ex-Commandant, BMA: 1975-80 and Prof. Ken Rotter – both are British.
Commandant SAJID HUSSAIN CEng CMarEng FIMarEST is receiving the “Outstanding Contribution Award in Marine Education 2018” from the IMarEST’s 117th President Dr Andrew Tyler CBE at the 116th Annual Dinner 2019, held on 15 March 2019 at Guildhall, London.
BMA Commandant Sajid Hussain (15E) elected as a TRUSTEE of IMarEST London
Five new Trustees for the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST London), including Dr. MarEngr. Sajid Hussain (15E), Commandant of Bangladesh Marine Academy, have been elected for 3 years’ term in the IMarEST Council AGM (held on 2 April 2020) through tele-conference from London.
Thereafter, the Induction Session for the New Trustees (Matt Bolton – UK, Barry Brooks – UK, Sajid Hussain – Bangladesh, Alan Mills – USA, Parviz Sangin – Iran) has been held on 24 April through video-conference from London.
The Board of Trustees (BoT) is the IMarEST’s “Governing Body” and has responsibility for policy and strategic matters. Being in the BoT is honour, dignity & responsibility and we would like to share it with our loving Cadets, respected Colleagues, ex-Cadets, IMarEST/NI Members and Well-wishers.
Commandant Sajid is a Council Member of the IMarEST since 2017. From now on, he will perform as a Trustee & a Council Member both for IMarEST London HQ.
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) is a professional body, headquartered in London having 21,699 Members from 120 countries including Bangladesh.
Votes of all Council Members were given by emails and the result has been published on 3 April 2020.
Commandant Sajid is seeking cooperation of all professional well-wishers, Mariners, ex-Cadets and the blessings of Almighty Allah
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