List of the Universities in Bangladesh (2020 Update)

University is one of the best institutions for higher studies to every student. In Bangladesh, there is a large number of the university around the eight division in the country. Generally, all of the universities in Bangladesh have categorized into three different parts. That is:

  • Public Universities (Government Owned and Subsidized)
  • Private Universities (Private Sector Owned)
  • International Universities (Funded and Operated by International Organization)
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Public Universities in Bangladesh

According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), There are top 45 public universities have in Bangladesh. All the universities are affiliated with the UGC and funded by the government while managed as self-governed organizations. They have a specialized curriculum and focus on general studies, business studies, engineering and technology studies.

Here is the complete list of Public Universities in Bangladesh:

Name of UniversitiesWebsiteAcronymEstablishedLocation
University of
University of
University of
Jahangirnagar Universitywww.juniv.eduJU1970Savar, Dhaka
Islamic University
Begum Rokeya
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman Agricultural University
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib
Medical University
Bangladesh University of Engineering &
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science
& Technology University
Mawlana Bhashani Science
& Technology University

Shahjalal University of Science
& Technology
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural
Chittagong University of Engineering &
Patuakhali Science And Technology
Khulna University of Engineering
and Technology
Dhaka University of Engineering &
Rajshahi University of Engineering
& Technology
Sylhet Agricultural
Sylhet Medical
Noakhali Science & Technology
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Science & Technology University
Bangladesh University of
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam
Rangamati Science and Technology
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman Maritime University
Chittagong Veterinary and
Animal Sciences University

Islamic Arabic
Chittagong Medical
Jessore University of Science &
Rajshahi Medical
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman Digital University
Pabna University of Science and
Rabindra University, Bangladeshwww.rubd.orgRUB2017Sirajganj
Sheikh Hasina Universityhttps://shubd.netSHU2018Netrokona
Bangladesh University of
Khulna Agricultural
Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa
Mujib Science and Technology University U2018Jamalpur

Private Universities in Bangladesh

Private Universities in Bangladesh was established after the institution of the Public Univesity Act of 1992. According to the Government maintained a website of Bangladesh, there are more than Hundred of private universities in Bangladesh. Most of the private universities are in Dhaka Division. All of the private universities have a special curriculum and focus on different fields. Some of them are good for general studies & business studies And some of them are very good at engineering & technology studies.

Here is the complete list of Private Universities in Bangladesh:

Name Of UniversityWebsiteAcronymEstablishedLocation
International University of Business Agriculture and Technologywww.iubat.eduIUBAT1991Dhaka
University of Science &
Technology Chittagong
North South Universitywww.northsouth.eduNSU1992Dhaka
Independent University,
Central Women’s
American International University-Bangladeshwww.aiub.eduAIUB1994Dhaka
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technologywww.aust.eduAUST1995Dhaka
Dhaka International Universitywww.diu.acDIU1995Dhaka
The University of

UNIC1995Uttara, Dhaka- 1230
East West Universitywww.ewubd.eduEWU1996Dhaka
Asian University of
People’s University of
The University of Asia Pacificwww.uap-bd.eduUAP1996Dhaka
Chittagong Independent
BGC Trust University Bangladeshwww.bgctub-edu.netBGCTUB2001Chittagong
Premier University,
Southern University,
Manarat International
Pundra University of Science and
Sylhet International
City University,
Daffodil International
Green University of
Manarat International
Northern University,
Southeast University
Stamford University
State University of
University of Development
Bangladesh University of Business and
Eastern University,
Royal University of
Shanto-Mariam University of Creative
United International
University of Information Technology and
University of South Asia, Bangladeshwww.southasia-uni.orgUSAB2003Dhaka
Victoria University of
World University of
Atish Dipankar University of Science and
University of Liberal Arts
East Delta
Asa University
Britannia Universitybritannia.acBU2010Comilla
Khwaja Yunus Ali
Enayetpur, Sirajgonj
Hamdard University
Port City International
North Western University,
European University of
North East University
Z H Sikder University of Science &
First Capital University of
Ishakha International
Bangladesh University of Health
Exim Bank Agricultural University
Coxs Bazar International’s Bazar
Notre Dame University
Fareast International
Rajshahi Science & Technology
North Bengal International
Ranada Prasad Shaha
Bangladesh Army University of Science and
Bangladesh Army International University of Science &
CCN University of Science &
Bangladesh Army University of Engineering &
Global University

University of Creative Technology
Canadian University of
Northern University of Business & Technology,
Central University of Science and
University of Global
Anwer Khan Modern
ZNRF University of Management Sciences (ZUMS)

International Universities in Bangladesh

There are only two International Universities in Bangladesh. These international universities are not managed or funded by the Bangladesh Government, like Public Universities. They also neither establish under the Private University Act of 1992 nor managed by a private governing body, like Private Universities. These two universities are

  • Islamic University of Technology
  • Asian University of Women

The Islamic University of Technology was established by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in 1981 and is located in Gazipur, Dhaka Division. This University is specialized in Engineering and Technology (Muslim students only).

The Asian University of Women was established by the Asian University for Women Support Foundation (AUWSF) in 2008. Usually, it’s United States-based non-profit corporation and specializes in international, liberal arts and sciences studies.

Final Words

These are all lists of the Universities in Bangladesh (2020 Update). From this discussion, you will get the full list of all Universities with their Name, Website, Acronym, Establish Year and Location. As a student and education information lover, hope this will be very helpful and effective for you.

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