About The Project

University Grants Commission of Bangladesh

Academic Innovation Fund

(Window 1)

Complete Proposal (CP)

 Improvement of Teaching-learning at Undergraduate and Master’s Level


  1. Sub-project Title:     Quality Enhancement of Teaching and Learning on Nutritional Sciences & Food Processing through Integration of Modern Technology

 Area/Discipline/Subject as per section 19.2 of AIFOM: Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology (ANFT), Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh.

 2   Implementation Period:  2 Years

 

  1. Commencement: 09/01/2014
  2. Completion: 08/31/2016
  1. Total cost
    1. In taka in Taka: 100.00 (Lakh)
    2. In US$: 125000.00

Sub-project Manager: Dr. Md. Abdus Samad, Professor, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003.

Deputy Sub-project Manager: Dr. Sk. Md. Abdur Rouf, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003.

Objectives

 General Objectives of the Sub-project

Mention the major objectives that are aimed to be achieved:

  1. To bring an interactive and effective change in teaching and learning quality of the department of ANFT.
  1. To improve academic and professional skills of the academic and administrative staffs of the Department.
  1. To establish modern laboratories for providing practical knowledge on Nutrition and Food Sciences.
  1. To enhance professional competency of the graduates in the field of Nutrition and Food Sciences for disseminating nutritional knowledge to build a healthy nation.

Note: Please do not write in essay form.

Specific Objectives of the Sub-project

Mention with clarity the specific objectives of the sub-project. Each specific objective will produce results and outcomes that have to be expressed in terms of milestones and be measured with performance indicators.

Modernizing and updating curricula by accumulating expertise opinion

The curricula of all theoretical and practical courses of the ANFT will be modernized and upgraded with the integration of web based recent knowledge and advanced techniques of applied nutrition, clinical nutrition and dietary management, community nutrition and public health, Food metabolism & Metabolic disorders, food processing and preservation technique,

Milestone: Upgraded course curricula.

 Performance Indicator: Digital course curricula

 Upgrading and modernizing academic infrastructures of the Department

Attractive and lecture friendly classrooms will be prepared by architectural rearrangement of seats & desks, lighting system and lecture platform. All classrooms will be equipped with computer, multimedia projector, and internet facilities in addition to white board for creating attractive and interactive environment for teaching and learning. It is also expected to setup a self-service refreshment corner.

 

Milestone: Modern academic infrastructures.

 Performance Indicator: Better teaching-learning atmosphere.

 Developing and modernizing  practical laboratories and manuals

Departmental practical laboratories (for example, Laboratory for clinical Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Microbiology, and Food Processing and Preservation) will be developed and modernized with well furnished infrastructure and appropriate scientific instruments, glass wares and chemicals. The convenient lab tables, seating arrangement and well lighting system will be renovated. Each laboratory will also be equipped with computers and multimedia projectors for better demonstration before starting the practical.

Milestone: Modern Laboratory.

 Performance Indicator: Latest practical and research.

Modernizing and digitalization of the Departmental Seminar Library

The existing Departmental Seminar Library which is very poor and lacking essential educational resources, will be refurbished & enriched with available essential books, journals and internet facilities to access online books, journals and other digital learning resources. Digital catalog will be developed for all available studying materials present in the seminar library.

Milestone: Enriched seminar library.

 Performance Indicator: More participant and resources.

 Training of the Academic and Administrative staffs and Lab technicians

The academic staffs will be trained with eminent national and international professionals to develop skill in delivering effective class lectures. Selected academic staffs will be sent for training both home and abroad.

Monthly seminar will be arranged to share latest information on Nutrition & Food Technology. Every academic staff will present their research/ knowledge to exchange experiences to others

The administrative and laboratory staffs will also be trained for maintaining office documents and modern laboratory instruments.

Milestone: Teaching quality enhancement.

 Performance Indicator: Students satisfaction.

reating skilled nutritionist and food technologist

Expert Nutritionists and Food Technologists will be created through sending the B.Sc (4th year) and M.Sc students for field training and practices besides enriched theoretical and practical knowledge.

Milestone: Skilled Nutritionist and Food Technologist.

 Performance Indicator: Increased nutrition intervention program and practices.

Note: Please do not write in essay form.

 Sub-project Summary (maximum 250 words)

Summarize the broad components, activities, methods, expected results, outcomes and strategies to be used in accordance with the specific objectives for implementing the sub-project. The broad impact expected as a result of the activities carried out must be explicitly stated. Please try to furnish the information about the above mentioned items under individual paragraph captions.

Bangladesh is one of the densely populated countries in the Southeast Asia. A large percentage of its population is illiterate and obviously they don`t have sufficient knowledge of proper dietary practice. As a result they suffer from various types of nutritional deficiency disorders. Similarly absence of food processing and preservation knowledge and facilities further undermine the proper food storage and supply. Moreover, the increase demand of processed foods in local market as well as overseas market increases the necessity of qualified personnel in the field of Nutrition and Food technology. Aiming to create qualified nutritionist and food technologist, the department of ANFT starts it`s undergraduate program from 1998-1999 session. From the inauguration of this department we have been trying to provide qualitative education in the field of nutrition and food technology and creating expert personnel in this field. Unfortunately until now we could not have a full fledged academic and laboratory support both for the teachers and students. We are not fully satisfied to create competent nutritionist and food technologist with this limitation.

The project is design to enhance overall teaching and learning capacity of the department. It can be divided into four major components- academic infrastructural development of the department for ensuring complete modern educational supports, enhancement of teaching and research ability of the academic staffs and establishment of well equipped laboratory and field training of the graduate students. Within first six months the classrooms will be refurnished with digitalized lecture and learning facilities and the seminar library will be automated. The improvised classrooms, modern seminar library, internet facilities etc will provide a state-of-arts for the quality education system.

The teaching capability of the teachers will be enhanced through quality enhancing lectures by eminent professors, interuniversity sharing of the teaching materials with in the country and abroad. We will establish collaboration/exchange program with different national and international university. We have several qualified teachers who have been completed their PhD in various developed countries (Japan, Germany etc) and take initiatives to exchange academic staffs and materials with the respective universities. Hopefully, Prof. Takyuki K. Nemoto of Graduate School of Biomedical Science of Nagasaki University and Prof. Kyosuke Nagata of Graduate School of Medicine of Tsukuba University, Japan offers us to take initiative for collaboration. We hope to establish collaboration soon.

Within the stipulated time of this project the proposed laboratory will be established and the student will be given practical training on nutritional sciences and food technology. B.Sc (4th year) and M.Sc student will be sent for field work such as nutritional status assessment of specified vulnerable group, design and implement nutrition intervention program, detection of food adulteration and spoilage at different locations.

The project will obviously enhance the quality education in the department. Will create competencies among the graduates in Nutrition and food technology, so that they can work in the specified field to build healthy nation and it`s economy.

 Strategic Analysis

Briefly state the strategic plan (or its absence) of the university vis-à-vis the entity regarding infra-structural, financial and intellectual capacities building for teaching-learning in the proposed field(s). Also narrate the local, national and international priorities and potentials in the stated field of teaching-learning. Narrate the SWOT analysis (including the participants) performed to figure out the present state of development and its expansion possibilities using the strength and opportunity and mitigating weakness and threats. (Please consult AIFOM Annex 1 on SWOT Analysis)

As one of the oldest department in the field of Applied Nutrition and Food Science, ANFT of Islamic University should take a leadership role in creating competent professional Nutritionist and Food Technologist in the country. It has been bearing the responsibilities with it`s limited resources. The HEQEP project opens a new widow to do this in a larger scale and more effectively as describe bellow:

Strength: Traditionally ANFT of Islamic university is the second largest and oldest department in the field of Nutrition & Food Technology in the country. The department presently flourished by eighteen (18) fulltime young, energetic and qualified academic staffs. Majority of them (7) achieved PhD from abroad and country. They have experiences to attend many international conferences and presented through posters or orally. Many of them published their research achievements in renowned international journal (Such as JBC, Biochemi, FEBS, virology, IJNFS etc). Recently we are starting initiatives to establish collaboration with Nagasaki University of Japan. Three of the academic staffs now doing post-doctoral or PhD research in abroad. It also has eight (8) technical and office staffs to provide all sorts of cooperation to the students and academic members. The department has five class rooms, one seminar library, three practical laboratories and space for accommodation of interactive lecture room. The friendly atmosphere and existing team of the department is ready to embrace any modern technology concerning the teaching and learning Nutritional and Food sciences.

Weakness: The department is lacking of modern academic and laboratory facilities. Being located in the periphery of the country deprive of digitalized academic and laboratory facilities. The course curriculum was conducted by the teacher with traditional methodology. Laboratories are not well furnished and well equipped. The seminar library has very limited number of text book and unable to collect any reputed journal in the allied field. Students unable to combat with modern learning material as they remain completely unknown about the education facilities.

Opportunities: There are lots of innovative ideas accumulated among the members of ANFT, IU. They are optimist to engage in full time academic activities (such as enriching course curriculum, preparing lecture sheet, research etc) but unable to materialized due unavailability of funds. The Nutrition and Food sciences knowledge and research achievement of ANFT can directly benefitted the regional peoples as well as countrymen for maintaining proper dietary practices and food safety. The most vulnerable groups (such mother and children) who frequently suffer from various types of malnutrition diseases can be directly benefitted from the ANFT if the activities of the department be enhanced with support of the expected project.

Threats: The proposed project contains few ideas that not tested here before. Some of these ideas will require continuous supply of resources than hypothesize. There is a little possibility that only a few percentages of students may unable to combat with the new technologies due to their pre-admission lacking and mind-set.

The expected out-come of the project will certainly enrich ANFT, IU. The advanced teaching and learning capabilities will able to create competent graduates in Nutrition and Food science who can help to build a healthy nation and economic advancement of the country.

 

Activity Plan

Milestone & Performance

 

Table 1: Milestones to Evaluate Sub-project Implementation (Level 1)

 

  Milestones Reference to Specific Objectives Critical Activities Verification methods Assumptions
1. Upgrading Curricula 1 i)  Plan for the work

ii) Form a review panel

iii) Hire expert for the task

iv)Accumulation of the opinion of national       and international experts

v) Enriched curricula/ syllabus

Approval of the VC through faculty and Ac, verification of records, availability of curricula i) Active participation of all academic members

ii) Availability of digital curricula

2. Update and modernize academic infrastructure 2,3,4 i) Plan for  refurbishing

ii) Procurement of refurbishing materials

iii)Enactment of academic infrastructure development

Physical Attractive academic atmosphere
3. Furniture and Fixtures 2,3,4 i) Assessment of facilities

ii) Quantification of furniture and fixtures

iii) Prepare bidding documents

iv) Undertake Renovation

Assessment records, Official approval, procurement records and certification Comfortable class rooms, laboratories and seminar library.
4. Digitalization of  Lecture theater, lab and seminar library 2,3,4 i)  Feasibility study

ii) Procurement of IT equipments

iii) Installation of equipments

 

Feasibility records

Purchase records

Certification, physical verification

Availability of modern lecture materials, Effective and attractive lecture facilities
5. Modernization of Laboratories 3 i) Feasibility study

ii) Design of the laboratories

iii) Procurement of laboratory equipments

iv) Installation of laboratory equipments

Official approval, Procurement records,

Certification and records.

Effective institutional administrative support, procurement, Increased practical and research activities, dissertation and publications.
6. Enhanced quality of academic and office staffs 5 i) Training by hiring specialized persons

ii) Organize exposure visits (home & abroad)

iii) Arranging seminar, workshop, conference

Approval by the academic committee

Training materials

Publication

More attention in study and research of the undergraduate and graduate students.

More team spirit and productivity

 

7. Competency enhancement of Graduates 6 Assessment capacity of the students

Increased practical and research works

Field visit and training for capacity development

Attachment training to the professionals

 

Oral presentation and dissertation evaluation. Better results, Job achievement.

                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

Table 2: Performance Indicators to Evaluate Sub-project Impact (Level 2)

 

  Indicators Reference to Specific Objectives Calculation method Assumptions verification methods Calculation of Base Value Baseline Value  in Year 2013 Desired Standard in Year 2016
1. Improved Curricula 1 Statistical and counting Availability of syllabus & academic records Academic committee, Faculty members and academic council Existing curricula 55% 100%
2. Infrastructural improvement 2,3,4 Statistical Suitable academic environment Physical observation and official approval Existing infrastructures 50% 90%
3. Modernization of Class rooms, Laboratories and seminar library 2,3,4 Statistical/

counting

Availability of seats, desks, computers, projectors etc Official approval, Verified register and records Existing facilities 40% 90%
4. Academic staff`s and class rooms linked to high speed internet facilities 2,3,4,5 Internet availability & speed Easy access to academic resources Physical existence of internet connectivity Existing facilities 20% 100%
5. Establishment of research grade laboratories 3,4,5,6 Counting Increased number of  dissertations and publications Official approval, physical observation and certification Existing facilities 40% 90%
6. Skilled teaching staffs 5 Students confidential remarks and no of publications Students satisfaction and increased research activates class routine and attendance Existing ability of the academic staffs 70% 100%
7. Efficient  office staffs and lab assistant 5 Office and lab management Well managed office and lab equipments Approve by academic committee Existing quality 40% 90%
8. Field training and practices 6 Reports verification More competent graduates/ job engagement Oral presentation and viva vice Existing competency 70% 100%

 

Procurement

SPP Annex 4

 

Table A: Procurement Plan Summary
    Total estimated value of contract (in “000 US$) Total estimated value of prior review contract (in “000 US$) Total number of packages Total number of prior review packages Number of contract awarded up to…………… [Date of Procurement Plan as per Cover Page] Total value of contract awarded up to …………[Date of Procurement Plan as

 per Cover Page]

1 Goods 73475.00 9      
2 Works 8750.00 1      
3 Non-Consulting Services 1250.00 1      
4 Consultancy Services 1250.00 1      
84725.00 11
Project Effectiveness date: September 1, 2014
Project Closing date: August 31. 2016

 

SPP Annex 4

All dates need to be entered in mm/dd/yyyy format1                                                                                                  US$ = 80…BDT
Table-B:  Procurement Plan for Goods Contract
Sl. No. Contract Package Number Contract Description Unit Qty/ Nos. Estimated Price in  US$ ‘000 Actual Price in  contract currency Procedure Method Procurement Guidelines (PPA / BG) Prior Review    (Yes / No) Contract Approving Authority* Planned date of IFB publication Actual date of IFB publication Planned Date of Bid Opening Actual Date of Bid Opening Planned Date of Contract Signing Actual Date of Contract Signing Planned Date of Delivery/Completion Actual Date of Delivery/Completion Name of  the Supplier Progress of Implementation as of …… [Date of Procurement Plan as per Cover Page] Progress of Payment as of …………[Date of Procurement Plan as per Cover Page] Remarks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
1 G1  Computer, Laptop, IPS, Printer, Projectors Lot 1 USD 23725.00 OTM  PPA 2006 No Vice chancellor 11.01.2014 12.13.2014 01.08.2015 01.29.2015        
2 G2  Books & Journals for seminar & SPM office Lot 1 USD 3775.00 RFQ  PPA 2006 No VC 04.20.2015 05.18.2015 06.02.2015 06.25.2015        
3 G3  White board. printing  material s and office stationary Lot 2 USD

3462.50

RFQ  PPA 2006 No VC 04.20.2015 05.18.2015 06.02.2015 06.25.2015        
4 G4  Furniture & Fixture (Ready Made) for SPM/Chairman & Lectures rooms Lot 2 USD 6250.00 RFQ  PPA 2006 No VC 04.10.2015 04.25.2015 05.05.2015 05.25.2015        
5 G5  Furniture & Fixture (Mehogoni/ Shishu) for Office, seminar and teacher`s rooms Lot 2 USD 6525.00 RFQ  PPA 2006 No VC 05.12.2015 05.27.2015 06.12.2015 06.27.2015        
6 G6   Air cooler Lot 1 USD 6225.00 RFQ  PPA 2006 No VC 04.15.2015 05.12.2015 06.15.2015 07.22.2015        
7 G7 Laboratory equipments Lot 1 USD. 19375.00 OTM  PPA 2006 No VC 07.23.2015 08.24.2015 09.22.2015 10.25.6015
8 G8 Glassware & Reagents Lot 1 USD. 2787.50 RFQ  PPA 2006 No VC 08.23.2015 09.12.2015 10.18.2015 11.05.2015
9 G9 IT equipments, accessories and Audio device Lot 1 USD. 2250.00 RFQ  PPA 2006 No VC 07.10.2015 08.10.2015 08.30.2015 09.20.2015
Total (All packages) (USD) 73475.00  
Total (All Prior Review Contracts)  
Total (All NCB and Shopping/ RFQ Contracts)
*as per delegation of financial power

      SPP Annex 4

All dates need to be entered in mm/dd/yyyy format 1 US$ = …80 BDT  
Table-C: Procurement Plan for Works Contract (Gradually/on demand)  
Sl. No. Contract Package Number Contract Description Unit Qty/ Nos. Estimated Price in  US$ ‘000 Actual Price in  contract currency Procedure Method Procurement Guidelines

(PPA / BG)

Prior Review    (Yes / No) Contract Approving Authority* Planned date of IFB publication Actual date of IFB publication Planned Date of Bid Opening Actual Date of Bid Opening Planned Date of Contract Signing Actual Date of Contract Signing Planned Date of Completion Actual Date of Completion Name of  the Contractor Progress of Implementation as of …………[Date of Procurement Plan as per Cover Page] Progress of Payment as of …… [Date of Procurement Plan as per Cover Page] Remarks  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23  
 1 W1 Refurbishing office  & class rooms, seminar,  laboratory and refresh room Lot 3 8125.00 RFQ PPA-2006 No Vice chancellor 04.09.2015 04.22.2015 04.28.2015 05.25.2015  
 
Total (All packages) (USD) 81250.00    
Total (All Prior Review Contracts)    
Total (All NCB and Shopping/RFQ Contracts)  
 
*as per delegation of financial power  

 

 

SPP Annex 4

All dates need to be entered in mm/dd/yyyy format 1 US$ = …80 BDT  
Table-D:  Procurement Plan for Non-consulting Services Contract (Gradually/on demand)  
Sl. No. Contract Package Number Contract Description Unit Qty/ Nos. Estimated Price in  US$ ‘000 Actual Price in  contract currency Procedure Method Procurement Guidelines

(PPA / BG)

Prior Review    (Yes / No) Contract Approving Authority* Planned date of IFB publication Actual date of IFB publication Planned Date of Bid Opening Actual Date of Bid Opening Planned Date of Contract Signing Actual Date of Contract Signing Planned Date of Completion Actual Date of Completion Name of  the Service Provider Progress of Implementation as of ….. [Date of Procurement Plan as per Cover Page] Progress of Payment as of ……  [Date of Procurement Plan as per Cover Page] Remarks  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23  
1 S1 Webpage Development and Maintenance for ANFT LS 1 USD. 1250.00 RFQ BG No Vice Chancellor (VC) 04.28.2015 05.27.2015 06.02.2015 06.20.2015  
Total (All packages) (USD.) 1250.00    
Total (All Prior Review Contracts)    
Total (All NCB and Shopping/RFQ Contracts)  
 
*as per delegation of financial power  

 

 

SPP Annex 4

All dates need to be entered in mm/dd/yyyy format 1 US$ = ……BDT
Table-E: Procurement Plan for Consultancy Services Contract (Gradually/on demand)
Sl. No. Contract Package Number Contract Description Unit Qty/ Nos. Estimated Price in  US$ ‘000 Actual Price in  contract currency Procedure/ Method Procurement Guideline

(PPA / BG)

Prior Review    (Yes / No) Contract Approving Authority* Planned date of REOI publication Actual date of REOI publication Planned Proposal Submission Deadline Actual Proposal Submission Deadline Planned Date of Contract Signing Actual Date of Contract Signing Planned Date of Completion Actual Date of Completion Name of  Consultant/ Firm Progress of Implementation as of ……[Date of Procurement Plan as per Cover Page] Progress of Payment as of …… [Date of Procurement Plan as per Cover Page] Remarks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
1 NCS1 Digitalization of class rooms, seminar, laboratory and curriculum improvement LS 1 USD 1250.00 IC BG No VC 04.28.2015 25.27.2015 06.02.2015 06.20.2015
Total (All packages) (USD.)1250.00
Total (All Prior Review Contracts)
*as per delegation of financial power

 

Activity

  • Seminar
  • Workshop
  • Training
  • Study Tour

Committees

TOC

SL. No. Name & Designation Cell Number
1 Dr. Md. Abdus Samad

Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Chairman, TOC.

 
2 Dr. Sk. Md. Abdur Rouf

Associate Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Member, TOC.

 
3 Md. Mokbul Hossain

Chief Engineer

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Member, TOC

 

 

TEC (High Value)

SL. No. Name & Designation Cell Number
1 Dr. Md. Abdus Samad

Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Chairman, TEC (High Value).

 
2 Dr. Sk. Md. Abdur Rouf

Associate Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Member, TEC (High Value).

 
3 Dr. Bably Sabina Azhar

Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Member, TEC (High Value).

 
4 Md. Toufiq Elahi

Assistant Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Member, TEC (High Value).

 
5 Md. Mokbul Hossain

Chief Engineer

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Member, TEC (High Value).

 
6 Doctor Aiyub Ali

Junior Consultant

Kushtia Sadar Hospital.

Member, TEC (High Value).

 
7 Doctor Md. Rasedul Haque

Upozilla Live-Stock Officer

Kumarkhali, Kushtia.

&

Member, TEC (High Value).

 

 

 

PEC

SL. No. Name & Designation Cell Number
1 Dr. Md. Abdus Samad

Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Chairman, PEC.

 
2 Dr. Ahsan-Ul Ambia

Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

&

Member, PEC.

 
3 Dr. Sk. Md. Abdur Rouf

Associate Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Member, PEC.

 
4 Md. Abdul Mazid

Senior Officer

Agrani Bank Limited

Islamic University, Branch, Kushtia.

&

Member, PEC.

 

 

Purchase

SL. No. Name & Designation Cell Number
1 Dr. Md. Abdus Samad

Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Chairman, (Purchase Committee).

 
2 Dr. Md. Abul Kashem Talukdar

Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Member, (Purchase Committee).

 
3 Md. Toufiq Elahi

Assistant Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Member, (Purchase Committee).

 
     

 

TIAC

SL. No. Name & Designation Cell Number
1 Dr. Md. Abdus Samad

Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Chairman, (TIAC).

 
2 Dr. Md. Abdus Samad

Professor

Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology

Islamic University, Kushtia.

&

Member, (TIAC).