Established under the Private University Act (1992) and approved by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Bangladesh University has been successfully carrying out its noble mission since 2001. The University maintains close collaboration with the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Ministry of Education, Govt of Bangladesh and American, British, Netherlands and other universities. Bangladesh University decided to provide the lowest fees in all fields of studies in comparison to other private universities of Bangladesh to encourage and enable the middle class students to pursue higher modern and scientific studies.
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology
The Ahsanullah University (AUST) was founded by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission in 1995. Dhaka Ahsania Mission is a non-profit voluntary organization in Bangladesh. The Mission was established in 1958 by Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, an outstanding educationist and social reformer of undivided India. With his own vision of a better society, characterized by a wealth of moral and spiritual values of the highest humanism that are universally acclaimed through ages and manifested in every sphere of life–social, economic and cultural; and access to education and resources, he established the Mission. His remarkable educational reforms include among others introduction of roll number system in the public examination and creating equal opportunity for education of all groups of people in the society
Asian University of Bangladesh
Asian University of Bangladesh (AUB) is the largest university in Bangladesh in the private sector with respect to student population. The President of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of AUB. It is a private university in its legal entity, especially financially. Otherwise its academic programs are approved, supervised and constantly monitored by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (a Government office to guide, supervise and monitor all the universities of the country, both in the public and private sectors).
University of Dhaka
On the first day of July 1921 the University of Dhaka opened its doors to students. The University was set up in a picturesque part of the city known as Ramna on 600 acres of land. Before the university was declared formally open. Vice Chancellor Sir P.J. Hartog, and some newly appointed teachers, put in their best efforts so that the institution could begin on the right note. In the beginning there were three faculties Arts, Sciences, and Law. These consisted of 12 departments Sanskrit and Bengali, English, Education, History, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Persian and Urdu, Philosophy, Economics and Politics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Law. In the first academic year, the total number of students was 877. There were sixty teachers, including distinguished scholars of the humanities such as Haraprasad Sastri. F.H. Turner, Mohammad Shahidullah, G.H. Langley, Haridas Bhattacharya. Ramesh Chandra Majumder. A.F Rahman and Naresh Chandra Sengupta. Truly Dhaka University can be proud of them as well as its distinguished teachers of science. A few of them have been considered among the creators of modern science, and did much of their best work while teaching in Dhaka University. The name of Satyandranath Bose( Bose-Einstein Quantum Statistics fame) must be mentioned in this context. In fact, as any student of Physics anywhere in the world knows. The universe consists of two types of fundamental particles, namely Fermion (obeying Enrico Fermi's Statistics) and Boson (obeying Satyandranath Bose's Statistics). The other physicists of international stature are KS. Krishnan (Dhaka University 1928-35) and S.R. Khastgir (Dhaka University 1931-48). The contributions of Gyanchandra Gosh and Mokarram Hossain Khundker in Chemistry. Quazi Motahar Hossain in Statistics, and Kamaluddin Ahmed in Biochemistry, Pharmacy & Nutrition Science, must also be mentioned.
North South University
North South University (NSU), the first private university in Bangladesh, was established by a group of philanthropists, industrialists, bureaucrats and academics. The government of Bangladesh approved the establishment of North South University in 1992 under Private University Act (PUA) 1992. The university was formally inaugurated on 10 February 1993 by Begum Khaleda Zia the then Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The honorable President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of NSU. The University is run by a number of statutory bodies as required under the provisions of the Private Universities Act 1992. At the apex is the Board of Governors (BOG) of NSU Foundation, which provides policy guidelines and approves the university budget. The BOG is headed by the Chairman elected by its members. Mr. Iftekharul Alam who was the founder Chairman of the Board of Governors (1992). Mrs. Rehana Rahman is the current chairman. Mr. M.A. Awal, Mr. M.A. Kashem Mr. Azim Uddin Ahmed, Mr. A B M Kamal Uddin Khan, Mr. Mohammed Shajahan, Mr. M. A. Hashem, Mr. Iftekharul Alam, Mr. Ragib Ali were the subsequent Chairmen in chronological order. Mr. Benajir Ahmed is the immediate past Chairman. The Porichalona Porshod (Syndicate) is the second highest body. It runs the administration of the University within the policy guidelines provided by BOG. The Porichalona Porshod consists of BOG members, Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor, Treasurer, Deans and representatives of the faculty and university administration.
East West University
The idea of establishing a private university to provide quality education at an affordable cost in Bangladesh was first mooted by a group of prominent academics, business leaders, professionals and education enthusiasts led by Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin. With this end in view, this group formed a non-profit, non-political, charitable organization called Progoti Foundation for Education and Development (PFED). East West University is its first major project. Members of the Board of Directors of East West University are: Mr. Jalaluddin Ahmed, Mr. S.M. Nousher Ali, Mr. Farooque B. Chaudhury, Dr. Rafiqul Huda Chaudhury, Mr. Syed Manzur Elahi, Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Mr. Mohammed Zahidul Haque R.Ph., Dr. Saidur Rahman Lasker, Dr. Muhammad A. Mannan, Professor M. Mosleh-Uddin, Mr. Shelley A. Mubdi, Mr. M.A. Mumin, Dr. Khalil Rahman, Mr. H.N. Ashequr Rahman and Mrs. Razia Samad. After being accorded permission by the Government under the Private University Act (Act 34) of 1992, East West University was launched in 1996. Classes started in September, 1996 with 6 faculty members and 20 students in the present campus of 45, Mohakhali Commercial Area, Dhaka
American International University-Bangladesh
American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB) is a government approved private university founded in 1994 by Dr. Anwarul Abedin. The university is an independent organization with its own Board of Trustees. American international university-Bangladesh (AIUB) envisions to promote and create a learning environment through state-of-the-art facilities and tools; highly competent faculties and staff; expanded frontier of research-based knowledge; and international standards supportive of the new horizons in the diverse fields of disciplines and the enunciated development perspectives of the country.
World University of Bangladesh
This means that all considering higher education will want to assure themselves of two things before they set foot on a campus: firstly the university of their choice will provide the program that they require coupled with teaching of the highest standards and secondly, that it will contribute to future enhancement in the career . Considering these two criteria, the World University of Bangladesh (WUB) is deemed to be most appropriate place for students to pursue their higher education. The World University of Bangladesh (WUB) is a private university, created under the Private University Act, 1992 (amended in 1998) & approved by the Government of Bangladesh and the University Grants Commission
Islamic University of Technology
Islamic University of Technology is an educational and research institution in the fields of engineering and technology and technical and vocational education. The students from the Member States of the OIC are provided with scholarship in the form of free Tuition, Boarding, Lodging, Medicare, Games and Sports Facilities. In addition, a monthly pocket allowance is also given. For the 4-Yr degree programmmes in Engineering and Computer Science, students are to pay a small portion of the total expenses. All travel expenses to and from IUT must be borne by the students or their nominating authorities. For all admissions, nominations are required from the respective governments of the OIC Member States. Islamic University of Technology (IUT) at Dhaka, Bangladesh is a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) representing fifty-six Islamic countries. It was initially established as the Islamic Centre for Technical and Vocational Training and Research (ICTVTR) on the recommendation of the Ninth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) held in Dakar, Senegal in 1978. The foundation stone of ICTVTR was laid on 27 March 1981 on the 30-acre land donated by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. It was renamed to "Islamic Institute of Technology" in the twenty-second ICFM held in Casablanka, Kingdom of Morocco in 1994. The current name, Islamic University of Technology, was approved by the twenty-eight ICMF held in Republic of Mali on 25-27 June 2001
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, abbreviated as BUET, is one of the most prestigious institutions for higher studies in the country. About 5500 students are pursuing undergraduate and postgradute studies in engineering, architecture, planning and science in this institution. At present, BUET has sixteen teaching departments under five faculties and it has three institutes. Every year the intake of undergraduate students is around 900, while the intake of graduate students in Masters and PhD programs is around 1000. A total of about five hundred teachers are teaching in these departments and institutes. There are additional teaching posts like Dr. Rashid Professor, Professor Emeritus and Supernumerary Professors. The BUET campus is in the heart of Dhaka - the capital city of Bangladesh. It has a compact campus with halls of residence within walking distances of the academic buildings. The physical expansion of the University over the last three decades has been impressive with construction of new academic buildings, auditorium complex, halls of residence, etc.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is the premier postgraduate medical institution of the country. It bears heritage to Institute of Post-graduate Medicine Research established (IPGMR) that was established in December 1965. For expanding higher Medical education and research in the country, the Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh has upgraded the IPGMR into a Medical University which is named as “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University” (BSMMU) by the Act (No. 1, 1998) of Parliament. It has an enviable reputation for providing high quality postgraduate education in different specialties. The university has strong links with other professional bodies at home and abroad. The University is expanding rapidly and at present, the University has many departments equipped with modern technology for service, teaching and research. Besides education, the university plays the vital role of promoting research activities in various disciplines of medicine. Since its inception, the University has also been delivering general and specialized clinical service as a tertiary level healthcare center.
Rajshahi University is the second largest University in the country and the highest seat of learning in the northern region. The University has crossed 53 years of its foundation opening its door for the students with a solemn promise to spread quality higher education an research on July 6, 1953. Situated at the green square of Motihar, the main campus of the varsity is very close to the river Padma and three miles east from the Rajshahi City.
Daffodil International University
With the approval of the Ministry of Education under the Private University Act of 1992 and its amendment in 1998 the Daffodil International University came into being on 24th January 2002. The prime initiative of country's leading conglomerate Daffodil Group is Daffodil International University. This is a social commitment to the nation for their further education in higher education. Daffodil International University is accumulation of core educationists of the country to build future Bangladesh. Daffodil International University's mission is defined by its IT-based traditions of service and access. The University will serve the citizens of the country through its instructional, research, and outreach programs and prepare Bangladesh to respond successfully to the challenges of global economy. The University will provide students broad access to the institution's educational resources. In the delivery of educational programs on campus and beyond, the University will draw heavily upon the new instructional and outreach technologies available in the emerging information age.
The government of Bangladesh accorded permission to IBAIS (International Business Administration and Information System) University in August 2002 to function under the Private University Act of 1992 and its amendment of 1998. Graduates from this University have already made a mark in the job market at home and abroad. Prof. M. Maniruzzaman Miah, former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University is the First Vice-Chancellor of IBAIS University. Its Founder President Dr. Zakaria Lincoln is responsible for overseeing the activities of this University. He has already earned recognition as a successful organizer of many educational institutions including Stamford College Group (Stamford University) and Bangladesh Institute of Business Administration and Information System. Dr. Lincoln is the Pioneer Educational Organizer who introduced MBA Program in the private education sector and makes it prevalent in Bangladesh. We pledge to make IBAIS University an ideal center of higher learning providing education at par with internationally recognized standard.
University of Chittagong
University of Chittagong started operations in the industrial and commercial city of Chittagong as the third oldest public university on 18 November, 1966 through formal inauguration of academic activities by the then Governor of East Pakistan Mr. Md. Abdul Monem Khan. After the selection of site, its foundation stone was laid on a small hill-top at the northern part of the campus in 1964 by Field Marshal Mohammed Ayub Khan, former President of Pakistan. It is located at Fatehpur, 22 k.m. away from the Chittagong city and about one kilometer away from Chittagong-Nazirhat highway. It initially started its academic activities on 28 November, 1966, with only four departments: namely, Economics, History, Bangla and English. In these four departments, 200 students were admitted. Professor Azizur Rahman Mallick joined Chittagong University in 1965 as Project Director. The Chittagong University Ordinance was promulgated on 25 September 1966. Professor Mallick was made the first Vice-Chancellor on 9 October, 1966. At present, thirty one departments, three institutes and one research centre have been operating in this University in different branches of knowledge.
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), started functioning from September 2003, is one of the five technological Universities in Bangladesh having an objective of achieving excellence in higher education, research and development in engineering and technology. This university was established as Khulna Engineering College in 1974, the college was later converted to a degree awarding autonomous institution called Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Khulna in July 1986 through an ordinance (No. XXI, 1986) of Government of Bangladesh. With a view to providing more opportunity and autonomy for the improvement in the quality of higher education and research in engineering and technology, the Institute was upgraded and renamed as Khulna University of Engineering and Technology in September 2003 under the “Khulna University of Engineering and Technology Act, 2003
United International University
United International University started its journey in 2003 with the enlightened vision and divine promise of providing an international standard education. This institution has been established with a view to making significant contributions to the development of education in the country. Since the beginning of its journey UIU has been conducting its educational programs with great enthusiasm and success. The University Grants Commission evaluated and approved the Academic program of UIU on 10th October, 2003 and the Government permission was granted on 2nd June, 2003
CHITTAGONG UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Former Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Chittagong, abbreviated as BIT Chittagong is presently Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET). It is one of the prominent and prestigious autonomous self-degree-awarding institute in the engineering education of Bangladesh. This Institute was created out of Engineering College, Chittagong that was established in 1968. The Chittagong Engineering College functioned as the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Chittagong. Through a Government ordinance in 1986, the college was converted into an Institute of Technology. In 2003 this institute of technology was converted into a public university. The honorable President of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of the University. Chittagong University Of Engineering & Technology abbreviated as CUET, is one of the prominent and prestigious degree awarding institute in the engineering education of Bangladesh. This University was created out of Engineering College, Chittagong, that was established in 1968. The Engineering College , Chittagong , functioned as the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Chittagong. Though a Government Ordinance in 1986 the college was converted into an institution (BIT, Chittagong).The honorable President of Bangladesh is the visitor of the institute . A Board of Governors headed by a Chairman appointed by the President is the policy making and administrative authority. There were three other similar Institutes of Technology in the country namely BIT Khulna, BIT Rajshahi and BIT Dhaka that are converted to Khulna University Of Engineering, Rajshashi University Of Engineering & Technology(RUET) & Technology(KUET),Dhaka University Of Engineering & Technology(DUET)
Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur
Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur is one of the reputed universities for the study of Engineering in Bangladesh. The University originated in 1980 as a Faculty of Engineering under the University of Dhaka offering four years ' Bachelor degree in Civil ,Electrical and Electronic and Mechanical Engineering ' to help meet the growing need for advanced engineering education in Bangladesh. With new technologies appearing faster than developing countries can absorb them, the technology gap between developing and industrialized nations continue to widen at an alarming rate. A major reason for this widening gap is the lack of skilled engineers capable of integrating new technologies into existing, systems and networks. To alleviate this situation by educating engineers with the ability to plan, administer and manage the latest technologies, in June, 1986, under its name of Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Dhaka, the Institute became an autonomous institution empowered to award degrees. From 1st September 2003, the Institute has started its journey as a full-fledged University named as Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur. Till today, it has produced around 2500 graduates in different branches of engineering and has established a good reputation all over the world for the quality of its graduates. The curricula of DUET,Gazipur address the regions' practical needs, present and future, through undergraduate and graduate programs.
University of Information Technology & Sciences
On the basis of the foregoing analysis a new university, University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS) is launched with a new vision to meet the challenge of “redefining” scientific and technology education. The vision is, therefore, to establish a university in Bangladesh that shall be a “world class nucleating centre of achievement”. It strives to remain at the cutting edge of building useful knowledge and skills so as to be a pace–setting institutions for the development of similar institutions in the country. It is a science and technological knowledge based centre and at the same time provides marketable skills for the younger generations who may be gainfully employed both nationally and internationally. The Mission of the new university is to achieve the redefined goals of higher education and sustainable economic growth of the country through a tripartite relationship between itself, industries and reputed universities and institutions at home and abroad. The Goal is to develop a skilled, innovative pool of youth who can exploit emerging opportunities and invent new technologies in selected fields of development, and at the same time remain employable at home and abroad. To fulfill the mission and the goal, the UITS pursues the following strategies: i) equip students with practical technological skills and knowledge to be at the cutting edge of technology to compete in the global market; ii) promote the practice of lifelong learning;
Bangladesh Open University
The need for an Open University in Bangladesh was felt long ago. The history of distance education in Bangladesh dates back to 1956, when the education Directorate was assigned with the responsibility for distribution of 200 radio receivers to educational institutions. This led to the creation of an Audio-Visual Cell and later the Audio-Visual Education Centre (AVEC in 1962). No further progress in distance education was made till 1971. After Independence Bangladesh faced the challenge of meeting the educational needs of mass people. To meet this challenge the necessity for a new mode of education was widely felt. As a sequel to that feeling, the School Broadcasting Pilot Project (SBP) was launched in 1978 and this was initiated under the visionary leadership of the then President Ziaur Rahman. Later in 1983, the project was transformed into National Institute of Educational Media and Technology (NIEMT). NIEMT was later replaced by the Bangladesh Institute of Distance Education (BIDE) in 1985. Apart from producing audio-visual materials, BIDE offered the Bachelor of Education (B Ed) program in distance mode. The success of BIDE encouraged policy makers to take up a major plan for establishing an open university. The plan became a reality in October 1992 when the Bangladesh Open University Act 1992 was passed in the Parliament. The then Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia was the founder Chancellor of the University. Objectives of the University :: Top :: Bangladesh Open University (BOU) is the only public institution in the country that imparts education in distance mode. In place of campus based teaching, this university uses technology including electronic devices to reach people in different corners of the country. The learner in this system is not restricted by time, space or age. A learner can think and learn at his own will, at his own place and at any time whenever he/she feels free to learn
Noakhali Science and Technology University
A dream is coming to reality. Inshallah. A new university in Bangladesh does not attract its people particularly when there are twenty seven universities in the public sector and about fifty five in the private. But founding a science and technology university in a coastal terrain like Noakhali is significant. A newly accrued coastal system may render this university a versatile field station to study the pattern of changes in the seashore and to harness its opportunities. Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia laid the foundation stone of Noakhali Science and Technology University, NSTU, on 11 October 2003. It is the fourth in the row of twelve such universities the government has decided in 1997 to establish in the twelve erstwhile greater districts where there was no university. Academic activities have already started in the first three -- Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University at Dinajpur and Moulana Bhashani Science and Technology University at Tangail.
Victoria University of Bangladesh
Victoria University of Bangladesh (VUB) is designed to provide education to prepare students for assuming greater responsibilities as administrators, teachers, business professionals and specialists. VUB, by producing highly qualified, efficient and technical manpower, intends to establish a vital link with the government, business, social welfare organizations and other institutions to help increase productivity and standard of living of our nation.
Sylhet Metropolitan University, Bangladesh
Metropolitan University (MU) is situated at Sylhet, Bangladesh. It came into being on 3rd May, 2003. MU is working to make properly educated, technologically efficient, highly productive class citizens to attain glorious careers and to make direct contribution to the people of the country. MU ensures professionally sound faculty members dedicated to students. The prime motto of the Metropolitan University is to provide its students with more coaching and less teaching. It is established to be a unique destination for those who want to get quality university education at an affordable cost in Sylhet. Metropolitan University is accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh.
The National University was established in 1992 under an act of Parliament of the Government of the people's republic of Bangladesh with features distinct from those of the traditional Universities of the country. The National University caters the general education at graduate and post-graduate level in colleges/institutions which were affiliated to different public universities since independence. About one million students are studying in more than 1600 colleges/institutions affiliated to this university. The National University is expanding in terms of number of students, courses and institutions day by day. To day this university plays the most significant role to provide opportunities for higher education among the students living especially in rural and semi-urban areas. The university has taken a lot of important steps to improve the standard of education by formulating a modern uniform curriculum, providing training of the teachers and supplying teaching materials to the affiliated institutions.
Green University of Bangladesh
Green University of Bangladesh (GUB) is established under the private University Act 1992, as amended in 1998. GUB is a modern, dynamic and innovative academy which provides state of the art knowledge skills and attitude (KSA) in every branch of education. GUB strives to produce professionals with self confidence, versatile skills and ethical standards to meet the challenge of the corporate world and sow the seeds of economic, spiritual and cultural growth. The principal goal of GUB is to provide quality education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels relevant to the needs of a dynamic society. The courses and curricula are so designed as to prepare the students with sound academic background so that they can enter into the competitive professional job market or can continue further higher academic studies at home and abroad. The overall academic goal at the University is to equip its students with the means to become skilled and productive resources of the community, so that they can provide leadership in the country’s private and public sector enterprises in an increasingly competitive and global environment.
Sher-e-Bangla Agriculture University
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University has the uniqueness of the teaching & learning. The University provides bachelors and masters degree that are compatible with the times to all qualified, capable individuals who are interested in further to develop their technical, professional, & scholastic skills and competencies. It operate in the three-fold function of teaching, research, and public service, including extension. A center of substance and excellence, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University provides a setting for the emergence of scholars, leaders, thinkers, and other contributors to society.
Nazrul Islam, Professor, University of Dhaka
I graduated from Syracuse University, NY, in 1982 with a Ph.D. in sociology and resumed my teaching immediately thereafter at the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh), where I began my teaching career as a lecturer in 1974 and was appointed as a Professor of Sociology in 1991. I served my term as the Chairperson of the Department of Sociology from 1994 to 1997 and continue to teach there to date. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the National University (Bangladesh) and have taught as a visiting Professor at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Bangladesh). I worked as a teaching assistant at McMaster University (Canada) and Syracuse University (USA) during my graduate days and have taught in various capacities at different institutions outside the universities. Thus, my teaching life extends over a period of 27 years under varied conditions.
Royal University of Dhaka
Royal University of Dhaka is located in the posh area of Banani which is easily accessible from any part of the capital city of Bangladesh. It is close to Dhaka Cantonment, Gulshan, Baridhara, Uttara, and Motijheel. The main campus is located at 42 Kemal Ataturk Avenue (Iqbal Centre, 11 th Floor), Banani, Dhaka-1213. The second campus is located in a three-storied building at House # 17, road # 17, Block-D, Banani, Dhaka 1213. The 3 rd Campus is located in a four-storied building at House # 82, Road # 17A, Block-E, Banani, Dhaka 1213. Royal University of Dhaka envisions a future where individual citizen, public group and agencies by virtue of the quality of their educational attainments at the University shall establish themselves as contributors to comprehensive development of their immediate and extended environments and take leadership positions in all of their endeavors.