Public Universities in Bangladesh

List of Public Universities in Bangladesh

There are different kinds of Universities in Bangladesh. For example: Public University, Private University and National University. In this article, you will know about all the public universities in Bangladesh.

First of all, What is a Public University? Well, A Public University is a university that is founded and run by the government.
In Bangladesh, only a few percentages of talented students get the opportunity to study at a public university.

Here we’ve sorted all the public universities into Five different clusters, These are:

  1. General Universities
  2. Agricultural Universities
  3. Engineering Universities
  4. Science and Technology Universities and
  5. Medical Universities

List of public General Universities in Bangladesh


1) University of Dhaka (DU)

It is the oldest as well as the largest public research university in Bangladesh.
Year of Establishment: 1921
Permanent Campus: Dhaka University, Ramna, Dhaka-1000
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman
Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr A.S.M. Maksud Kamal (Academic), Prof. Dr Muhammad Samad (Administration)
Treasurer: Professor Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed
Register: Md. Anamuzzaman (Acting)
Website: www.du.ac.bd

2) University of Rajshahi (RU)

It is the second-largest and the second oldest university in Bangladesh.
Year of establishment: 1953
Permanent Campus: Motihar, Kajla, Rajshahi- 6205
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr M. Abdus Sobhan
Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Professor Ananda Kumar Saha, Professor Choudhury M. Zakaria
Treasurer: Prof. A. K. M. Mostafizur Rahman
Register: Professor M A Bari
Website: www.ru.ac.bd

3) University of Chittagong (CU)

It has the largest campus among all the universities in Bangladesh (2110 acre).
Year of establishment: 1966
Permanent Campus: University of Chittagong, Hathazari, Chittagong-4331
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr Shireen Akhter
Pro-Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Register: S. M. Monirul Hassan (in-charge)
Website: www.cu.ac.bd

4) University of Jahangirnagar (JU)

It the top and only fully residential university in Bangladesh.
Year of establishment: 1970
Permanent Campus: Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Farzana Islam
Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Nurul Alam
Treasurer: Professor Sheikh Md. Monzurul Huq
Register: Rahima Kaneez
Website: www.juniv.edu

5) Islamic University, Bangladesh (IU)

In Bangladesh, it is one of the major public research and PhD granting universities.
Year of establishment: 1980
Permanent Campus: Islamic University, Kushtia-7003
Vice-Chancellor: Shaikh Abdus Salam
Pro Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. M. Shahinoor Rahman
Treasurer:
Register: S.M. Abdul Latif (In-Charge)
Website: www.iu.ac.bd

6) University of Khulna (KU)

It is the only public university in Bangladesh where student politics is not allowed.
Year of establishment: 1987
Permanent Campus: Khulna University, Khulna-9208
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mosummath Hosna Ara (Routine Work)
Pro Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mosummath Hosna Ara
Treasurer: Prof. Sadhan Ranjan Ghosh
Register: Prof. Khan Golam Quddus
Website: www.ku.ac.bd

7) University of Comilla (CU)

Year of establishment: 2006
Permanent Campus: Comilla University, Kotbari, Comilla, Shalmanpur-3500, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Emran Kabir Chowdhury
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Register: Professor Dr. Md. Abu Taher
Website: www.cou.ac.bd

8) University of Barisal

Year of establishment: 2011
Permanent Campus: Barisal University, Karnakathi, Barisal Sadar, Barisal.
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Sadequl Arefin
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Register: Professor Dr. Md. Muhasin Uddin
Website: www.barisaluniv.edu.bd

9) Jagannath University (JnU)

Year of establishment: 2005
Permanent Campus: Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Mijanur Rahman
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer: Professor Dr Kamaluddin Ahmed
Register: Engr. Md. Ohiduzzaman
Website: www.jnu.ac.bd

10) Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University

Year of establishment: 2006
Permanent Campus: Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh-2220
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. AHM Mustafizur Rahman
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Register:

Website: www.jkkniu.edu.bd

11) Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)

Year of establishment: 2009
Permanent Campus: Bangladesh University of Professionals, Mirpur Cantonment, Mirpur-12, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Major General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan, NDC, PSC, PhD
Pro Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. M Abul Kashem Mozumder
Treasurer: Air Cdre Muhammad Belal, ndu, ndc, psc, GD (P)
Register: Brig Gen Md Mefta Ul Karim, ndc, afwc, psc
Website: www.bup.edu.bd

12) Begum Rokeya University (BRUR)

Year of establishment: 2008
Permanent Campus: Begum Rokeya University, Modern Mor Road, Rangpur-5400, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Major Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah
Pro Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Sarifa Salowa Dina
Treasurer: Prof. Dr. Md. Hasibur Rashid
Register: Colonel Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal
Website: www.brur.ac.bd

13) Rabindra University, Bangladesh

Year of establishment: 2017
Permanent Campus: Shahzadpur,Sirajganj
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Biswajit Ghosh
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer: Prof. Md. Abdul Latif
Register:
Website: www.rubd.org

14) Sheikh Hasina University

Year of establishment: 2018
Permanent Campus: Sheikh Hasina University, Netrokona
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Rafique Ullah Khan
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer: Prof. Dr. Subrata Kumar Aditya
Register: Kazi Nasir Uddin
Website: https://shubd.net/

15) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University

Year of establishment: 2020
Permanent Campus: Kishoreganj
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Z.M. Parvez Sazzad
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Register:
Website:

List of public Agricultural Universities in Bangladesh


1) Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

Year of establishment: 1961
Permanent Campus: Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Lutful Hasan
Pro Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Jashimuddin Khan
Treasurer: Md. Rakib Uddin
Register: Md. Saiful Islam
Website: www.bau.edu.bd

2) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Year of establishment: 1998
Permanent Campus: BSMRAU, Salna, Gazipur-1706
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Giashuddin Miah
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer: Professor Tofayel Ahamed
Register: Md. Shirajul Islam Talukder
Website: www.bsmrau.edu.bd

3) Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU)

Year of establishment: 2001
Permanent Campus: Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Shahidur Rashid Bhuiyan
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Register: Sheikh Rezaul Karim
Website: www.sau.edu.bd

4) Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Science University

Year of establishment: 2006
Permanent Campus: Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong-4202, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Goutam Buddha Das
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Register: Mirza Faruk Imam
Website: www.cvasu.ac.bd

5) Sylhet Agricultural University

Year of establishment: 2006
Permanent Campus: Sylhet Agricultural University, Taligor, Sylhet- 3100
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Matiar Rahman Howlader
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer: Md. Badrul Islam
Register: Md. Badrul Islam
Website: www.sau.ac.bd

6) Khulna Agricultural University

Year of establishment: 2015
Permanent Campus: Arangghata, Khulna
Vice-Chancellor: Shahidur Rahman Khan
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer:

Register: Dr. Kh. Mazharul Anwar
Website: www.kau.edu.bd

7) Habiganj Agricultural University

It is situated in Habiganj, Sylhet. Till now its under construction. Soon it will be open for students.


List of public Engineering Universities in Bangladesh


1) Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)

BUET is the country’s top-ranked university for studying engineering, architecture and urban planning.
Year of establishment: 1962
Permanent Campus: Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology,Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder
Pro Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Abdul Jabbar Khan
Treasurer: Md. Jasim Uddin Akond
Register: Professor Dr. Saidur Rahman (In-Charge)
Website: www.buet.ac.bd

2) Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET)

Year of establishment: 2003
Permanent campus: Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology, Rawjan, Chittagong-4349. Bangladesh.
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Alam
Treasurer:
Registrar: Prof. Dr. Faruque-Uz-Zaman Chowdhury
Website: www.cuet.ac.bd

3) Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology: (RUET)

Year of establishment: 2003
Permanent campus: Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi-6204, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam Sheikh
Treasurer:
Registrar: Prof. Dr. Md. Selim Hossain
Website: www.ruet.ac.bd

4) Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)

Year of establishment: 2003
Permanent campus: Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna-9203, Bangladesh.
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Quazi Sazzad Hossain
Treasurer:
Registrar: G. M. Shahidul Alam
Website: www.kuet.ac.bd

5) Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET)

Year of establishment: 2003
Permanent campus: Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur-1700, Bangladesh.
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman
Treasurer:
Registrar: Prof. Dr. Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury
Website: www.duet.ac.bd

6) Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX)

Year of establishment: 2010
Permanent campus: Bangladesh University of Textiles, 92 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Md. Abul Kashem
Treasurer:
Registrar: Prof. Md. Monirul Islam
Website: www.butex.edu.bd


List of Science and Technology Universities in Bangladesh


1) Shahjalal University of Science and Technology(SUST)

SUST is the first university who adopt the American Credit System and the 8th oldest university in Bangladesh.
Year of establishment: 1986
Permanent campus: Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Kumargaon, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Farid Uddin Ahmed
Treasurer: Professor Dr. Md. Anowarul Islam
Registrar: Mohd. Ishfaqul Hussain
Website: www.sust.edu

2) Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University

Year of establishment: 1999
Permanent campus: Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh.
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Bidhan Chandra Halder (Routine Duty)
Treasurer: Professor Dr. Bidhan Chandra Halder
Registrar: Professor Dr. Md. Fazlul Hoque
Website: www.hstu.ac.bd

3) Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University

Year of establishment: 2001
Permanent campus: Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Santosh, Tangail-1902
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Alauddin
Treasurer:
Registrar: Dr. Md. Touhidul Islam
Website: www.mbstu.ac.bd

4) Patuakhali Science and Technology University

Year of establishment: 2002
Permanent campus: Patuakhali Science And Technology University, Patuakhali-8602, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Harun-Or-Rashid
Pro Vice Chancellor: Professor Mohammad Ali
Treasurer:
Registrar: Professor Dr. Swadesh Chandra Samanta
Website: www.pstu.ac.bd

5) Noakhali Science and Technology University

Year of establishment: 2006
Permanent campus: Noakhali Science & Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali-3814
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Didar-Ul-Alam
Treasurer:
Registrar: Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Hossain
Website: www.nstu.edu.bd

6) Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST)

Year of establishment: 2007
Permanent campus: Jashore University of Science and Technology is located at Jashore Sadar. Post Code: Jashore-7408.
Vice-Chancellor: Md. Anwar Hossain
Treasurer:
Registrar: Engr. Md. Ahsan Habib
Website: www.just.edu.bd

7) Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST)

Year of establishment: 2008
Permanent campus: Pabna University of Science and Technology, Rajapur, pabna-6600
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. M. Rostom Ali
Pro Vice Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Anowarul Islam
Treasurer: Professor Dr. Md. Anowar Khasru Parvez
Registrar: Bijon Kumar Brahma
Website: www.pust.ac.bd

8) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University

Year of establishment: 2010
Permanent campus: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science & Technology University, Gopalganj Town Road, Gopalganj-8100, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. A. Q. M. Mahbub
Pro Vice Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Registrar: Prof. Dr. Md. Nuruddin Ahmed
Website: www.bsmrstu.edu.bd

9) Rangamati Science and Technology University

Year of establishment: 2011
Permanent campus: Rangamati Science and Technology University, Rangamati Sadar, Rangamat
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Pradanendu Bikash Chakma
Pro Vice Chancellor:
Treasurer:

Registrar: Mr. Anjan Kumar Chakma
Website: www.rmstu.edu.bd

10) Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science & Technology University

Year of establishment: 2018
Permanent campus: Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University, Jamalpur
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Syed Shamsuddin Ahmed
Pro Vice Chancellor:
Treasurer:

Registrar: Khandker Hamidur Rahman
Website: https://bsfmstu.ac.bd/

11) Chandpur Science and Technology University

Year of establishment: 2020
Permanent campus: Chandpur, Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Nasim Akhtar
Pro Vice Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Registrar:
Website:

12) Sunamganj Science and Technology University (SSTU)

It is located in the Sumanganj district. Still under-construction.

13) Bogura Science and Technology University

It is located in Bogura. it is under construction now.

14) Lakshmipur Science and Technology University

It is located in the Lakshmipur district. it is under construction now.


List of public Medical Universities


1) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

Year of establishment: 1998
Permanent campus: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Kanak Kanti Barua
Pro Vice Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Shahana Akhter Rahman, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rafiqul Alam.
Treasurer: Prof. Dr. Mohammad Atiqur Rahman
Registrar: Professor A B M Abdul Hannan,
Website: www.bsmmu.edu.bd

2) Rajshahi Medical University

Year of establishment: 2016
Permanent campus: Rajshahi
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Masum Habib
Pro Vice Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Registrar:

Website: www.rmu.edu.bd

3) Chittagong Medical University

Year of establishment: 2016
Permanent campus: Chittagong
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Ismail Khan
Pro Vice-Chancellor:
Treasurer:

Registrar: Dr. Hasina Nasreen
Website:

4) Sylhet Medical University

Year of establishment: 2018
Permanent campus: Mollargaon, Dakshin Surma, Sylhet.
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Murshed Ahmed Chowdhury
Pro Vice Chancellor:
Treasurer:
Registrar:
Website:

5) Sheikh Hasina Medical University

It is located in the Khulna. It is established to supervise public and private medical institutions. Also, it is responsible for the medical and dental colleges, nursing colleges, medical education institutes and institute of health technology(IHT).


Theses are all the public universities of Bangladesh. To know more about these universities you can visit their websites.

Source of Information: University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) and Wikipedia 

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