"Jantrakoushal Shangshod" or "Mechanical Engineering Association
(MEA)", is the official student-teacher forum of the
Department of Mechanical Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering &
Technology (BUET). All the current and previous students and the faculty
members of the department are general members of the association.
We believe that in addition to formal technical education - development of
personality, practice of self expression, leadership and
organizational skills and socio-cultural sensitivity can play a big role in
producing good responsible engineers. Mechanical Engineering Association is
working with this goal. The association arranges occasions and activities,
which make such practices possible. These activities also allow to enhance
good relationship between - the students themselves, the teachers and
the students and with the alumni as well.
Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA) has a history of over 40 years. It was named as "Jantrakoushal Shangshod" in the year 1986.
The monogram of MEA
comprises 4 small gears and one large gear. The four small gears indicate the 4 current batches studying in BUET. These four gears
combindly run the bigger gear, which is the BUET itself.
According to the present constitution, each and every student of Mechanical Engineering Department is the
member of the MEA. Two students from each section of each class represent the student
body of the association. Other than the departmental Head, a teacher-in-charge or moderator controls
The full administration structure can be found here.
Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA) organizes various types of programs, some have academic purpose and some have cultural. Especially mentionable programs are -
The most exciting program, which is arranged in BUET is Mechanical Engineers' Festival, popularly known as the ME Day. Itís a whole day program comprising of several parts. In the year 1990, the
first whole day "Mechanical Engineers' Festival" was arranged. The festival begins with a talk show, where the prospect of Mechanical Engineers in the practical life is discussed. Teachers of our University, High
officials and executive from several companies and students take part in the talk show. Again, the drama and the evening cultural show is the most adorable part of this program.
The MEA publishes a yearly souvenir named "OJANTRIK" each year usually on the occassion of ME Day. "OJANTRIK" was first published in the year 1990.
It was a regular publication at that time. After a couple of years, the publication was stopped. It again started to
publish from the year 2005. It is the official spokes-media of "Mechanical Engineering Association". Teachers and students of the department publishes their thoughts
through this souvenir.
Online version of this publication is available here.