List of universities in Bangladesh


University Acronym Established[a][b] Location Division Specialization Website
University of Rajshahi[3] RU 1953 Rajshahi Rajshahi division General website
University of Dhaka[2] DU 1921 Dhaka Dhaka division General website
University of Chittagong[5] CU 1966 Chittagong Chittagong division General website
University of Barisal BU 2011 Barisal Barisal division General website
Sylhet Agricultural University[19] SAU 2006 Sylhet Sylhet division Agricultural science website
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University[15] SAU 2001 Dhaka Dhaka division Agricultural science website
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology[8] SUST 1986 Sylhet Sylhet division Science & technology website
Rangamati University of Science & Technology[28] RUST 2014 Rangamati Chittagong division Science & technology website
Patuakhali Science and Technology University[14] PSTU 2000 Patuakhali Barisal division Science & technology website
Pabna University of Science and Technology[23] PUST 2008 Pabna Rajshahi division Science & technology website
Noakhali Science and Technology University[21] NSTU 2006 Noakhali Chittagong division Science & technology website
Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University[13] MBSTU 1999 Tangail Dhaka division Science & technology website
Khulna University[9] KU 1991 Khulna Khulna division General website
Jessore University of Science & Technology[22] JUST 2008 Jessore Khulna division Science & technology website
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University[17] JKKNIU 2005 Trishal Dhaka division General website
Jahangirnagar University[6] JU 1970 Savar Dhaka division General website
Jagannath University[16] JnU 2005 Dhaka Dhaka division General website
Islamic University, Bangladesh[7] IU 1980 Kushtia Khulna division General website
Islamic Arabic University IAU 2013 Dhaka Dhaka division Religious website
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University[12] HSTU 1999 Dinajpur Rangpur division Science & technology website
Comilla University[20] CoU 2006 Comilla Chittagong division General website
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University[18] CVASU 2006 Chittagong Chittagong division Veterinary sciences website
Begum Rokeya University[24] BRU 2008 Rangpur Rangpur division General website
Bangladesh University of Textiles[26] BUTex 2010 Dhaka Dhaka division Textile engineering website
Bangladesh University of Professionals[25] BUP 2008 Dhaka Dhaka division General website
Bangladesh Agricultural University[4] BAU 1961 Mymensingh Dhaka division Agricultural science website
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University BSMRSTU 2011 Gopalganj Dhaka division Science & technology website
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University[27] BSMRMU 2014 Chittagong Chittagong division Maritime website
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University[11] BSMRAU 1998 Gazipur Dhaka division Agricultural science website
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University [10] BSMMU 1998 Dhaka Dhaka division Medical website

Public engineering universities and engineering colleges[edit]

University Acronym Established[c][d] Location Division Specialization Website
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology[29] BUET 1962 Dhaka Dhaka division Engineering website
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology[30] RUET 2003 Rajshahi Rajshahi division Engineering website
Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology[31] CUET 2003 Chittagong Chittagong division Engineering website
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology[32] KUET 2003 Khulna Khulna division Engineering website
Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology[33] DUET 2003 Gazipur Dhaka division Engineering website
Military Institute of Science and Technology MIST Dhaka 1998 Dhaka Dhaka division Engineering website
Military Institute of Science & Technology MIST BMA Campus 1998 Chittagong Chittagong division Engineering website
Military Institute of Science & Technology MIST BAFA Campus 1998 Jessore Khulna division Engineering website
Military Institute of Science & Technology MIST BNA Campus 1998 Chittagong Chittagong division Engineering website
Mymensingh Engineering College MEC 2008 Mymensingh Mymensingh division Engineering website
Sylhet Engineering College SEC 2007 Sylhet Sylhet division Engineering website
Textile Engineering College, Noakhali TECN 2006 Noakhali Chittagong division Engineering website
Pabna Textile Engineering College PTEC 2006 Pabna Rajshahi division Engineering website
Textile Engineering College, Chittagong CTEC 2006 Chittagong Chittagong division Engineering website
Faridpur Engineering College FEC 2007 Faridpur Dhaka division Engineering website
Barisal Engineering College BEC 2015 Barisal Barisal division Engineering

Private universities[edit]

Establishment of private universities in Bangladesh was initiated after the institution of the Private University Act 1992.[34] There are 80[35] such universities that are operational in five out of seven divisions of the country.

Most of the private universities are in Dhaka Division, totaling 45. All of them have their campuses in Dhaka city, concentrated mostly in the Gulshan, Dhanmondi, Panthapath and Uttara regions of the city. Two private universities in Dhaka specialize in science and technology, one specializes in women’s studies, and the others are general universities. Six private universities are located in Chittagong Division. All six have their main campuses in Chittagong city. One has its urban campus in Kumira, outside the main city. Five of them are general universities, while one specializes in science and technology. The only private university in Rajshahi Division has its campus in Bogra. In Sylhet Division there are three private universities, all having their main campuses in Sylhet city. There is no private university in Barisal Division and Rangpur Division.

University Acronym Established Location Division Specialization Website
International Islamic University, Chittagong[36] IIUC 1995 Chittagong Chittagong General website
Chittagong Independent University (CIU)[37] CIU 1999 Chittagong Chittagong Division General website
University of Science & Technology Chittagong[38] USTC 1992 Chittagong Chittagong Division Science and technology website
Begum Gulchemonara Trust University Bangladesh[39] BGCTUB 2002 Chittagong Chittagong Division General website
East Delta University[40] EDU 2006 Chittagong Chittagong Division General website
Premier University, Chittagong[41] PU 2002 Chittagong Chittagong Division General website
Southern University, Bangladesh[42] SUB 2001 Chittagong Chittagong Division General website
Port City International University[43] PCIU 2012 Chittagong Chittagong Division General website
Coxs Bazar International University[44] CBIU 2013 Cox’s Bazar Chittagong Division General website
Notre Dame University Bangladesh NDUB 2013 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology[45] AUST 1995 Dhaka Dhaka Division Engineering website
American International University-Bangladesh[46] AIUB 1994 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Asian University of Bangladesh[47] AUB 1996 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Asa University Bangladesh[48] ASAUB 2006 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology[49] ADUST 2004 Dhaka Dhaka Division Science and technology website
Bangladesh Islami University[50] BIU 2006 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
America Bangladesh University[51] ABU 1997 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Bangladesh University[52] BU 2001 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Bangladesh University of Business and Technology[53] BUBT 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division Science and technology website
Bangladesh Institute of Science & Technology[54] BIST 1999 Dhaka Dhaka Division Science and technology website
BRAC University[55] BRACU 2001 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Central Women’s University[56] CWU 1993 Dhaka Dhaka Division Women’s studies
City University, Bangladesh[57] CUB 2002 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Daffodil International University[58] DIU 2002 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Darul Ihsan University[59][60] DIU 1992 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Dhaka International University[61] DIntU 1995 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Eastern University, Bangladesh[62] EU 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
East West University[63] EWU 1996 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Gono Bishwabidyalay[64] GB 1996 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Green University of Bangladesh[65] GUB 2002 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
IBAIS University[66] IU 2002 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Independent University, Bangladesh[67] IUB 1993 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Sonargaon University[68] SU 2012 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
International University of Business Agriculture and Technology[69] IUBAT 1992 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Manarat International University[70] MIU 2001 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Millennium University[71] MU 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General
Northern University, Bangladesh[72] NUB 2002 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
North Western University, Bangladesh NWU 2012 Khulna Khulna Division General website
North South University[73] NSU 1992 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
People’s University of Bangladesh[74][75] PUB 1996 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Presidency University[76] PU 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General
Prime University[77] PU 2002 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
European University of Bangladesh[78] EUB 2012 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Primeasia University[79] PAU 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Queens University QU 1996 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Royal University of Dhaka[80] RUD 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology[81] SMUCT 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division Creative technology website
Southeast University[82] SEU 2002 Dhaka Dhaka and Sylhet Division General website
Stamford University Bangladesh[83] SU 2002 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
State University of Bangladesh[84] SUB 2002 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
United International University[85] UIU 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
University of Asia Pacific (Bangladesh)[86] UAP 1996 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
University of Development Alternative[87] UODA 2002 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
University of Information Technology and Sciences[88] UITS 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh[89] ULAB 2004 Dhaka Dhaka Division Media studies and journalism website
University of South Asia, Bangladesh[90] USAB 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General
Uttara University[91] UU 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Victoria University of Bangladesh[92] VUB 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Varendra University[93] VU 2012 Rajshahi Rajshahi Division General website
World University of Bangladesh[94] WUB 2003 Dhaka Dhaka Division General website
Leading University[95] LU 2002 Sylhet Sylhet and Dhaka Division General website
Metropolitan University[96] MU 2003 Sylhet Sylhet Division General website
Sylhet International University[97] SIU 2001 Sylhet Sylhet Division General website
Khwaja Yunus Ali University[98] KYAU 2010 Enayetpur, Sirajgonj Rajshahi Division General website
Global University Bangladesh[99] GUB 2015 Barisal Barisal Division General website

International universities

There are only two international universities in Bangladesh. They are neither managed nor funded by the government, like public universities, nor established under the Private University Act and managed by a private governing body, like private universities.

International Culture University, established by civil society organization and branded by United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)[100] and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC),[101] is an internationally accredited-affiliated and an active partner of different international organizations working for internationalization of education and international quality. Islamic University of Technology was established by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and is located in Gazipur, Dhaka division, while another is located in Chittagong division and funded by the Asian University for Women Support Foundation (AUWSF), a United States based non-profit corporation.[102]

University Acronym Founded Location Specialization Website
Islamic University of Technology[103] IUT 1981 Gazipur Engineering and technology (male students only) website
Asian University for Women[104] AUW 2008 Chittagong (Female students only) website

Special universities

Following are the public universities that operate through a number of colleges all over Bangladesh instead of a localized campus. Both have headquarters in Gazipur.

University Acronym Founded Location Specialization Website
Bangladesh National University[105] NU 1992 Gazipur General website
Bangladesh Open University[106] BOU 1992 Gazipur General website

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