The world today, runs on numbers. And while accounting can indeed be a complex concept for some, it is essential for businesses, economies, and people, in general, in order to sustain and grow in the future.
Focused on “Cost & Management Accounting – Scope & Applications in the Economy”, the American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB), together in collaboration with the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), India, co-organized a webinar on the 27th of September 2021 through the Zoom platform. The joint webinar brought together perspectives and practices from both institutions, presented by Mr. Roomee Tareque Moudud FMCA, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting from the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) and the Director of the Office of Placement & Alumni (OPA) at AIUB, and Mr. Chaksh Sharma, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and the Coordinator for the Department of Commerce at PCTE, as the esteemed speakers for the program. With almost 300 participants from both institutions, the session highlighted in-depth theories and real-life examples of the cost & management accounting in the local contexts of Bangladesh and India, as well as the relatively evolving global landscape. The presentations were followed by an interactive Q&A session, moderated by Ms. Shama Islam, an Assistant Professor of the Department of Marketing in FBA and the Special Assistant in the Office of the Vice Chancellor and Student Affairs at AIUB, where the discussion furthered into the scope of the core ideas of how cost & management accounting can be adapted, applied, and augmented onto our daily lives, as students, professionals, and citizens. The Welcome Address was presented by Ms. Aishwariya Khanna, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management of PCTE, with the Vote of Thanks provided by Dr. Mohammad Faridul Alam, the Associate Professor and Head-In-Charge for the Department of Accounting & Finance in FBA at AIUB. Dr. KNS Kang, the Director General of the PCTE Group of Institutes, Dr. Gautam Bansal, the Director of the Department of Business Management in PCTE, and Mr. Himanshu Sood, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Management and the Coordinator of the MBA International Business Program at PCTE also shared their remarks and expressed their gratitude to the participants of both institutions.
The program marked a positively successful collaboration between AIUB and PCTE, paving the way for developing the partnership for the mutual benefit of the institution and its students in the long run.