Universities in Bangladesh are mainly categorized into three differential types: public (government owned and subsidized), private (private sector owned universities), and international (operated and funded by international organizations such as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation). Bangladeshi universities are affiliated with the University Grants Commission, a commission created according to the Presidential Order (P.O. No 10 of 1973) of the government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.^{[1]}
Most universities focus on general studies, mixing together such areas of study as business, engineering and technology. Twenty-two universities have specialized curricula. Two of these are focused on Islamic studies, four on health science, six on agricultural science, six on engineering, one on textile engineering, one on Veterinary medicine, one on Aeronautical science, one on ocean science and one on women's studies.^{[2]}
Bangladesh has 55^{[3]} public universities to the bulk of higher studies students. These universities are funded by the government while managed as self-governed organizations.
Dhaka Division is home to 14 public universities, among which 9 are in Dhaka City. There are 9 public universities in Chittagong Division,The Khulna Division has Seven , Rajshahi Division has Six, Each of Mymensingh Division , Rangpur Division and Sylhet Division has four. And Barisal Division has three. As of 2022 the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh has introduce the cluster system for students enrollment. According to this system all public universities in Bangladesh should be sorted in five clusters i.e. one for agricultural universities; one for science and technology universities, one for engineering universities, one for medical universities and the last one for general studies universities.^{[4]}^{[5]}^{[6]}
University^{[a]} | Acronym | Established^{[b]} | Location | Division | Specialization | Ph.D. granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
University of Dhaka^{[7]} | DU | 1921 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
Jahangirnagar University^{[8]} | JU | 1970 | Savar, Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
University of Rajshahi^{[9]} | RU | 1953 | Rajshahi | Rajshahi Division | General | Yes | link |
University of Chittagong^{[10]} | CU | 1966 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | General | Yes | link |
Islamic University, Bangladesh^{[11]} | IU | 1979 | Kushtia | Khulna Division | General | Yes | link |
Khulna University^{[12]} | KU | 1991 | Khulna | Khulna Division | General | Yes | link |
Jagannath University^{[13]} | JnU | 2005 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
Comilla University^{[14]} | CoU | 2006 | Comilla | Chittagong Division | General | Yes | link |
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University^{[15]} | JKKNIU | 2006 | Mymensingh | Mymensingh Division | General | Yes | link |
Bangladesh University of Professionals | BUP | 2008 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
Begum Rokeya University^{[16]} | BRU | 2008 | Rangpur | Rangpur Division | General | Yes | link |
University of Barisal^{[17]} | BU | 2011 | Barisal | Barisal Division | General | Yes | link |
Rabindra University, Bangladesh^{[18]} | RUB | 2017 | Sirajganj | Rajshahi Division | General | Yes | link |
Sheikh Hasina University^{[19]} | SHU | 2018 | Netrokona | Mymensingh Division | General | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University | BSMRU | 2020 | Kishoreganj | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
Mujibnagar University | MU | 2022 | Meherpur | Khulna Division | General |
University | Acronym | Established^{[b]} | Location | Division | Specialization | Ph.D. granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Bangladesh Agricultural University^{[31]} | BAU | 1961 | Mymensingh | Mymensingh Division | Agricultural Science | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University^{[32]} | BSMRAU | 1998 | Gazipur | Dhaka Division | Agricultural Science | Yes | link |
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University^{[33]} | SAU | 2001 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Agricultural Science | Yes | link |
Sylhet Agricultural University^{[34]} | SylAU | 2006 | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | Agricultural Science | Yes | link |
Khulna Agricultural University^{[35]} | KAU | 2019 | Khulna | Khulna Division | Agricultural science | Yes | link |
Habiganj Agricultural University | HAU | 2020 | Habiganj | Sylhet Division | Agricultural science | Yes | link |
Kurigram Agricultural University | KuAU | 2022 | Kurigram | Rangpur Division | Agricultural science |
University | Acronym | Established^{[b]} | Location | Division | Specialization | Ph.D. granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology^{[36]} | BUET | 1962 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology^{[37]} | KUET | 2003^{[38]} | Khulna | Khulna Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology^{[39]} | CUET | 2003^{[40]} | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology^{[41]} | RUET | 2003^{[42]} | Rajshahi | Rajshahi Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
Military Institute of Science and Technology|^{[43]} | MIST | 1998 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology^{[44]} | DUET | 2003^{[45]} | Gazipur | Dhaka Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
University | Acronym | Founded | Location | Division | Specialization | Ph.D. granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University | BSMMU | 1998 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Medical | No | link |
Chittagong Medical University | CMU | 2017 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | Medical | No | link |
Rajshahi Medical University | RMU | 2017 | Rajshahi | Rajshahi Division | Medical | No | link |
Sylhet Medical University | SMU | 2018 | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | Medical | No | link |
Sheikh Hasina Medical University | SHMU | 2020 | Khulna | Khulna Division | Medical | No |
University | Acronym | Founded | Location | Division | Specialization | Ph.D. granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University^{[46]} | CVASU | 2006 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | Veterinary Science | Yes | link |
Bangladesh University of Textiles^{[47]} | BUTEX | 2010 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Textile Engineering | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University^{[48]} | BSMRMU | 2013 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | Maritime transport | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University^{[49]} | BDU | 2018 | Kaliakoir | Dhaka Division | ICT in education | No | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University^{[50]} | BSMRAAU | 2019 | Lalmonirhat | Rangpur Division | Aeronautical Science | Yes | link |
The following are the public universities that operate through a number of colleges all over Bangladesh instead of a localized campus.
University | Acronym | Founded | Location | Specialization | Ph.D. granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
National University Bangladesh^{[51]} | NU | 1992 | Gazipur | General | Yes | link |
Bangladesh Open University^{[52]} | BOU | 1992 | Gazipur | General | Yes | link |
Islamic Arabic University | IAU | 2013 | Dhaka | Islamic | No | link |
There are 55 public universities, 113 private universities and 3 international universities registered under the University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).^{[53]}
University^{[a]} | Acronym | Established^{[b]} | Location | Division | Specialization | Ph.D. granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
University of Dhaka^{[7]} | DU | 1921 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
University of Rajshahi^{[9]} | RU | 1953 | Rajshahi | Rajshahi Division | General | Yes | link |
Bangladesh Agricultural University^{[31]} | BAU | 1961 | Mymensingh | Mymensingh Division | Agricultural Science | Yes | link |
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology^{[36]} | BUET | 1962 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
University of Chittagong^{[10]} | CU | 1966 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | General | Yes | link |
Jahangirnagar University^{[8]} | JU | 1970 | Savar, Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
Islamic University, Bangladesh^{[11]} | IU | 1979 | Kushtia | Khulna Division | General | Yes | link |
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology^{[20]} | SUST | 1986 | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | STEM | Yes | link |
Khulna University^{[54]} | KU | 1991 | Khulna | Khulna Division | General | Yes | link |
National University Bangladesh^{[51]} | NU | 1992 | Gazipur | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
Bangladesh Open University^{[55]} | BOU | 1992 | Gazipur | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
Military Institute of Science and Technology|^{[43]} | MIST | 1998 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University^{[32]} | BSMRAU | 1998 | Gazipur | Dhaka Division | Agricultural Science | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University | BSMMU | 1998 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Medical | No | link |
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University^{[56]} | HSTU | 1999 | Dinajpur | Rangpur Division | STEM | Yes | link |
Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University^{[57]} | MBSTU | 1999 | Tangail | Dhaka Division | STEM | Yes | link |
Patuakhali Science and Technology University^{[58]} | PSTU | 2000 | Patuakhali | Barisal Division | STEM | Yes | link |
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University^{[33]} | SAU | 2001 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Agricultural Science | Yes | link |
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology^{[37]} | KUET | 2003^{[38]} | Khulna | Khulna Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology^{[39]} | CUET | 2003^{[40]} | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology^{[41]} | RUET | 2003^{[42]} | Rajshahi | Rajshahi Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology^{[44]} | DUET | 2003^{[45]} | Gazipur | Dhaka Division | Engineering | Yes | link |
Jagannath University^{[59]} | JnU | 2005 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
Comilla University^{[14]} | CoU | 2006 | Comilla | Chittagong Division | General | Yes | link |
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University^{[60]} | JKKNIU | 2006 | Mymensingh | Mymensingh Division | General | Yes | link |
Noakhali Science and Technology University^{[61]} | NSTU | 2006 | Noakhali | Chittagong Division | STEM | Yes | link |
Sylhet Agricultural University^{[62]} | SylAU | 2006 | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | Agricultural Science | Yes | link |
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University^{[63]} | CVASU | 2006 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | Veterinary Science | Yes | link |
Jashore University of Science and Technology^{[25]} | JUST | 2007 | Jessore | Khulna Division | STEM | Yes | link |
Begum Rokeya University^{[16]} | BRU | 2008 | Rangpur | Rangpur Division | General | Yes | link |
Pabna University of Science and Technology^{[26]} | PUST | 2008 | Pabna | Rajshahi Division | STEM | Yes | link |
Bangladesh University of Professionals | BUP | 2008 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
Bangladesh University of Textiles^{[47]} | BUTEX | 2010 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Textile Engineering | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University^{[27]} | BSMRSTU | 2011 | Gopalganj | Dhaka Division | STEM | Yes | link |
University of Barisal^{[17]} | BU | 2011 | Barisal | Barisal Division | General | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University^{[48]} | BSMRMU | 2013 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | Maritime transport | Yes | link |
Islamic Arabic University | IAU | 2013 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Islamic | No | link |
Rangamati Science and Technology University^{[28]} | RMSTU | 2014 | Rangamati | Chittagong Division | STEM | Yes | link |
Rabindra University, Bangladesh^{[18]} | RUB | 2017 | Sirajganj | Rajshahi Division | General | Yes | link |
Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science & Technology University^{[29]} | BSFMSTU | 2017 | Jamalpur | Mymensingh Division | STEM | Yes | link |
Chittagong Medical University | CMU | 2017 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | Medical | No | link |
Rajshahi Medical University | RMU | 2017 | Rajshahi | Rajshahi Division | Medical | No | link |
Sylhet Medical University | SMU | 2018 | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | Medical | No | link |
Sheikh Hasina University^{[19]} | SHU | 2018 | Netrokona | Mymensingh Division | General | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University^{[49]} | BDU | 2018 | Kaliakoir | Dhaka Division | ICT in education | No | link |
Khulna Agricultural University^{[35]} | KAU | 2019 | Khulna | Khulna Division | Agricultural science | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University^{[50]} | BSMRAAU | 2019 | Lalmonirhat | Rangpur Division | Aeronautical Science | Yes | link |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University | BSMRU | 2020 | Kishoreganj | Dhaka Division | General | Yes | link |
Habiganj Agricultural University | HAU | 2020 | Habiganj | Sylhet Division | Agricultural science | Yes | link |
Chandpur Science and Technology University | CSTU | 2020 | Chandpur | Chittagong Division | STEM | Yes | link |
Sheikh Hasina Medical University | SHMU | 2020 | Khulna | Khulna Division | Medical | No | link |
Sunamganj Science and Technology University^{[30]} | SSTU | 2020 | Sunamganj | Sylhet Division | STEM | Yes | |
Bogura Science and Technology University | BSTU | 2020 | Bogura | Rajshahi Division | STEM | Yes | |
Lakshmipur Science and Technology University | LSTU | 2020 | Lakshmipur | Chittagong Division | STEM | Yes | |
Kurigram Agricultural University | KuAU | 2022 | Kurigram | Rangpur Division | Agricultural science | ||
Mujibnagar University | MU | 2022 | Meherpur | Khulna Division | General | ||
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University, Naogaon | BSMRUN | 2022 | Naogaon | Rajshahi Division | General | ||
Thakurgaon University | TU | 2022 | Thakurgaon | Rangpur Division | General | ||
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Pirojpur | BSMRSTUP | 2022 | Pirojpur | Barishal Division | STEM | ||
Satkhira Science and Technology University | SASTU | Proposed | Satkhira | Khulna Division | STEM | ||
Jatir Janak Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University | JJBSMRSTU | Proposed | Narayanganj | Dhaka Division | STEM | ||
Dr. M A Wazed Miah Agricultural University | WMAU | Proposed | Natore | Rajshahi Division | Agricultural Science | ||
Sheikh Hasina Agricultural University | SHAU | Proposed | Shariatpur | Dhaka Division | Agricultural Science | ||
Rangpur University of Science and Technology | RUST | Proposed | Thakurgaon | Rangpur Division | STEM | ||
Marine Science University of Barisal | MSUB | Proposed | Barishal | Barishal Division | Maritime studies | ||
Michael Madhusudan Cultural University | MMCU | Proposed | Jashore | Khulna Division | Cultural studies | ||
Mymensingh Medical University | MMU | Proposed | Mymensingh | Mymensingh Division | Medical | ||
Mymensingh University of Engineering and Technology^{[64]} | MUET | Proposed | Mymensingh | Mymensingh Division | Engineering | ||
Bangladesh University of Juridical Sciences | BUJS | Proposed | Legal education | ||||
Bangladesh University of Educational Planning and Administration | BUEdPA | Proposed | Educational management |
Colleges | Acronym | Founded | Affiliation | Location | Division | Specialization | Ph.D. granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Sylhet Engineering College.^{[65]} | SEC | 2008 | SUST | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | Engineering | No | link |
Mymensingh Engineering College.^{[65]} | MEC | 2009 | DU | Mymensingh | Mymensign Division | Engineering | No | link |
Faridpur Engineering College.^{[65]} | FEC | 2014 | DU | Faridpur | Dhaka Division | Engineering | No | link |
Barisal Engineering College.^{[65]} | BEC | 2018 | DU | Barisal | Barisal Division | Engineering | No | link |
Colleges | Acronym | Founded | Affiliation | Location | Division | Specialization | Ph.D. granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Textile Engineering College, Chittagong.^{[66]} | CTEC | 2006 | BUTEX | Zorargonj, Mirsharai Upazila,Chittagong | Chittagong Division | Textile Engineering | No | link |
Pabna Textile Engineering College .^{[66]} | PTEC | 2006 | BUTEX | Pabna | Rajshahi Division | Textile Engineering | No | link |
Textile Engineering College, Noakhali.^{[66]} | TECN | 2007 | BUTEX | Begumganj Upazila, Noakhali District | Chittagong Division | Textile Engineering | No | link |
Shahid Abdur Rab Serniabat Textile Engineering College.^{[66]} | SARSTEC | 2010 | BUTEX | Barisal | Barisal Division | Textile Engineering | No | link |
Sheikh Kamal Textile Engineering College, Jhenaidah.^{[66]} | SKTEC | 2016 | BUTEX | Jhenaidah | Khulna Division | Textile Engineering | No | link |
Dr. M A Wazed Miah Textile Engineering College.^{[66]} | DWMTEC | 2018 | BUTEX | Tukuriya, Pirganj Upazila,Rangpur | Rangpur Division | Textile Engineering | No | link |
Sheikh Rehana Textile Engineering College, Gopalganj.^{[66]} | SRTEC | 2021 | BUTEX | Gopalgang, Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Textile Engineering | No | link |
Sheikh Hasina Textile Engineering College, Melandaha, Jamalpur.^{[66]} | SHTEC | 2022 | BUTEX | Bhabki Bazar, Melandaha Upzila, Jamalpur District | Mymensigh Division | Textile Engineering | No | [link] |
University | Acronym | Established^{[b]} | Location | Division | Specialization | PhD granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
North South University^{[67]} | AORIU | 2024 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
International University of Business Agriculture and Technology^{[68]} | IUBAT | 1993 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Independent University, Bangladesh^{[69]} | IUB | 1993 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
American International University-Bangladesh^{[70]} | AIUB | 1994 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Dhaka International University^{[71]} | DIU | 1995 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
International Islamic University, Chittagong | IIUC | 1995 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
Asian University of Bangladesh^{[72]} | AUB | 1996 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
East West University^{[73]} | EWU | 1996 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Gono Bishwabidyalay^{[74]} | GB | 1996 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
People's University of Bangladesh^{[75]}^{[76]} | PUB | 1996 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Queens University | QU | 1996 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
University of Asia Pacific (Bangladesh)^{[77]} | UAP | 1996 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Chittagong Independent University (CIU)^{[78]} | CIU | 1999 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
Bangladesh University^{[79]} | BU | 2001 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
BGC Trust University Bangladesh^{[80]} | BGCTUB | 2001 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
BRAC University^{[81]} | BRAC | 2001 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Manarat International University^{[82]} | MIU | 2001 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Premier University, Chittagong^{[83]} | PU | 2001 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
Southern University, Bangladesh^{[84]} | SUB | 2001 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
Sylhet International University^{[85]} | SIU | 2001 | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | General | No | link |
University of Development Alternative^{[86]} | UODA | 2002 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
City University, Bangladesh^{[87]} | CUB | 2002 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Daffodil International University^{[88]} | DIU | 2002 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Green University of Bangladesh^{[89]} | GUB | 2002 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
IBAIS University^{[90]} | IU | 2002 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Leading University^{[91]} | LU | 2002 | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | General | No | link |
Northern University, Bangladesh^{[92]} | NUB | 2002 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Prime University^{[93]} | PU | 2002 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Southeast University^{[94]} | SEU | 2002 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Stamford University Bangladesh^{[95]} | SU | 2002 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
State University of Bangladesh^{[96]} | SUB | 2002 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Eastern University, Bangladesh^{[97]} | EU | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Metropolitan University^{[98]} | MU | 2003 | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | General | No | link |
Millennium University^{[99]} | MU | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Primeasia University^{[100]} | PAU | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Royal University of Dhaka^{[101]} | RUD | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
United International University^{[102]} | UIU | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
University of Information Technology and Sciences^{[103]} | UITS | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
University of South Asia, Bangladesh^{[104]} | USAB | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Presidency University^{[105]} | PU | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Uttara University^{[106]} | UU | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Victoria University of Bangladesh^{[107]} | VUB | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
World University of Bangladesh^{[108]} | WUB | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Asa University Bangladesh^{[109]} | ASAUB | 2006 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Bangladesh Islami University^{[110]} | BIU | 2006 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
East Delta University^{[111]} | EDU | 2006 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
Northern University of Business and Technology Khulna | NUB | 2010 | Khulna | Khulna Division | General | No | link |
Britannia University^{[112]} | BU | 2010 | Comilla | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
Feni University^{[113]} | FU | 2010 | Feni | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
Khwaja Yunus Ali University^{[114]} | KYAU | 2010 | Sirajgonj | Rajshahi Division | General | No | link |
European University of Bangladesh^{[115]} | EUB | 2012 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
First Capital University Of Bangladesh^{[116]} | FCUB | 2012 | Chuadanga | Khulna Division | General | No | link |
BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology | BUFT | 2012 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Hamdard University Bangladesh | HUB | 2012 | Munshiganj | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Ishakha International University^{[117]}[1] | IIUB | 2012 | Kishoreganj | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
North East University Bangladesh | NEUB | 2012 | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | General | No | link |
North Western University, Bangladesh | NWU | 2012 | Khulna | Khulna Division | General | No | link |
Port City International University^{[118]} | PCIU | 2012 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
Varendra University^{[119]} | VU | 2012 | Rajshahi | Rajshahi Division | General | No | link |
Sonargaon University^{[120]} | SU | 2012 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Cox's Bazar International University^{[121]} | CBIU | 2013 | Cox's Bazar | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
Fareast International University^{[122]} | FIU | 2013 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
German University Bangladesh^{[123]} | GUB | 2013 | Gazipur | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
North Bengal International University^{[124]} | NBIU | 2013 | Rajshahi | Rajshahi Division | General | No | link |
Notre Dame University Bangladesh | NDUB | 2013 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Ranada Prasad Shaha University | RPSU | 2013 | Narayanganj | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib University^{[125]} | SFMMU | 2013 | Jamalpur | Mymensingh Division | General | No | link |
Times University Bangladesh^{[126]} | TMUB | 2013 | Faridpur | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Canadian University of Bangladesh^{[127]} | CUB | 2015 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Global University Bangladesh^{[128]} | GUB | 2015 | Barisal | Barisal Division | General | No | link |
NPI University of Bangladesh^{[129]} | NPIUB | 2015 | Manikganj | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Rabindra Maitree University^{[130]} | RMU | 2015 | Kushtia | Khulna Division | General | No | link |
The International University of Scholars^{[131]} | IUS | 2015 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
University of Creative Technology Chittagong^{[132]} | UCTC | 2015 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
Anwer Khan Modern University^{[133]} | AKMU | 2016 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
University of Global Village^{[134]} | UIGV | 2016 | Barisal | Barisal Division | General | No | link |
Trust University, Barishal^{[135]} | TUB | 2018 | Barisal | Barisal Division | General | No | link |
University of Brahmanbaria^{[136]} | UOB | 2018 | Brahamanbaria | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
University of Skill Enrichment and Technology | USET | 2018 | Narayanganj | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
International Standard University^{[137]} | ISU | 2018 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
ZNRF University of Management Sciences^{[138]} | ZUMS | 2018 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | General | No | link |
Bandarban University^{[139]} | BU | 2019 | Bandarban | Chittagong Division | General | No | link |
RTM Al-Kabir Technical University^{[140]} | RTM-AKTU | 2020 | Sylhet | Sylhet Division | General | No | link |
University | Acronym | Established^{[b]} | Location | Division | Specialization | PhD granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
University of Science & Technology Chittagong^{[141]} | USTC | 1992 | Chittagong | Chittagong Division | STEM | No | link |
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology^{[142]} | AUST | 1995 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | STEM | No | link |
Pundra University of Science and Technology^{[143]} | PDUST | 2001 | Bogra | Rajshahi Division | STEM | No | link |
Bangladesh University of Business and Technology^{[144]} | BUBT | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | STEM | No | link |
Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology^{[145]} | ADUST | 2004 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | STEM | No | link |
ZH Sikder University of Science & Technology^{[146]} | ZHSUST | 2012 | Shariatpur | Dhaka Division | STEM | No | link |
Rajshahi Science & Technology University^{[147]} | RSTU | 2013 | Natore | Rajshahi Division | STEM | No | link |
Bangladesh Army International University of Science & Technology^{[148]} | BAIUST | 2015 | Comilla | Chittagong Division | STEM | No | link |
Bangladesh Army University of Science and Technology^{[149]} | BAUST | 2015 | Saidpur | Rangpur Division | STEM | No | link |
CCN University of Science & Technology^{[150]} | CCNUST | 2015 | Comilla | Chittagong Division | STEM | No | link |
Central University of Science and Technology^{[151]} | CUST | 2016 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | STEM | No | link |
University | Acronym | Established^{[b]} | Location | Division | Specialization | PhD granting | Website |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Central Women's University^{[152]} | CWU | 1993 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Women's studies | No | link |
Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology^{[153]} | SMUCT | 2003 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Creative technology | No | link |
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh^{[154]} | ULAB | 2004 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Media studies and journalism | No | link |
Bangladesh University of Health Sciences^{[155]}^{[156]} | BUHS | 2012 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Health Sciences | No | link |
Exim Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh^{[157]} | EBAUB | 2013 | Chapainawabganj | Rajshahi Division | Agricultural Science | No | link |
Bangladesh Army University of Engineering & Technology^{[158]} | BAUET | 2015 | Natore | Rajshahi Division | Engineering and Technology | No | link |
Tagore University of Creative Arts^{[159]} | TUCA | 2016 | Dhaka | Dhaka Division | Creative | No | link |
There are only three international universities in Bangladesh according to UGC. 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)^{[160]} and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC),^{[161]} 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, another is located in Chittagong division and funded by the Asian University for Women Support Foundation (AUWSF), a United States–based non-profit corporation.^{[162]} later one is South Asian University.^{[163]}
University | Acronym | Founded | Location | Specialization | Ph.D. granting | Website |
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Islamic University of Technology^{[164]} | IUT | 1978 | Gazipur | Engineering and Technology (Muslim students only) | Yes | link |
Asian University for Women^{[165]} | AUW | 2008 | Chittagong | (Female students only) | No | link |
In 2016 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced bringing out Higher Educations reforms to establish at least one university or sub-campus at district level across the country for promotion of higher education.^{[166]}^{[167]}^{[168]}
University | Acronym | Location | Division | Specialization | Reference |
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Rangpur Science and Technology University | RSTU | Rangpur | Rangpur Division | STEM | ^{[169]}^{[170]}^{[171]}^{[172]} |
Sheikh Hasina Agricultural University | SHAU | Shariatpur | Dhaka Division | Agricultural Science | ^{[173]}^{[174]}^{[175]}^{[176]} |
Dr. M A Wazed Miah Agricultural University | WMAU | Natore | Rajshahi Division | Agricultural Science | ^{[177]}^{[178]}^{[179]}^{[180]} |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University, Naogaon | BSMRUN | Naogaon | Rajshahi Division | General | ^{[181]}^{[182]}^{[183]}^{[184]} |
Mymensingh Medical University | MMU | Mymensingh | Mymensingh Division | Medical | ^{[181]}^{[182]}^{[185]} |
Mymensingh University of Engineering and Technology | MUET | Mymensingh | Mymensingh Division | Engineering University | ^{[186]}^{[187]} |
Thakurgaon University | TU | Thakurgaon | Rangpur Division | General | ^{[181]}^{[182]}^{[183]}^{[184]} |
Thakurgaon University of Science and Technology | TSTU | Thakurgaon | Rangpur Division | STEM | ^{[188]} |
Jatir Janak Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University | JJBSMRSTU | Narayanganj | Dhaka Division | STEM | ^{[189]}^{[190]} |
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Pirojpur | BSMRSTUP | Pirojpur | Barishal Division | STEM | ^{[191]}^{[192]}^{[193]} |
Marine Science University of Barisal | MSUB | Barishal | Barishal Division | Maritime studies | ^{[194]} |
Michael Madhusudan Cultural University | MMCU | Jashore | Khulna Division | Cultural studies | ^{[194]} |
Bangladesh University of Juridical Sciences | BUJS | Legal education | ^{[194]} | ||
Bangladesh University of Educational Planning and Administration | BUEdPA | Educational management | ^{[194]} |