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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 Dhakawww.du.ac.bdDU1921Dhaka
University of Rajshahiwww.ru.ac.bdRU1953Rajshahi
University of Chittagongwww.cu.ac.bdCU1966Chittagong
Jahangirnagar Universitywww.juniv.eduJU1970Savar, Dhaka
Jagannath Universitywww.jnu.ac.bdJnU2005Dhaka
Khulna Universitywww.ku.ac.bdKUET1967Khulna
Islamic University
www.iu.ac.bd
IU1979Kushtia
Comilla Universitywww.cou.ac.bdCoU2006Comilla
Barisal Universitywww.barisaluniv.edu.bdBU2011Barisal
Begum Rokeya Universitywww.brur.ac.bdBRU2008Rangpur
National Universitywww.nu.ac.bdNU1992Gazipur
Bangladesh Agricultural University
www.bau.edu.bd
BAU1961Mymensingh
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman Agricultural University
www.bsmrau.edu.bdBSMRAU1998Gazipur
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib
Medical University
www.bsmmu.edu.bdBSMMU1998Dhaka
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technologywww.buet.ac.bdBSMMU1998Dhaka
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science
& Technology University
www.hstu.ac.bdHSTU1999Dinajpur
Mawlana Bhashani Science
& Technology University
www.mbstu.ac.bdMBSTU
1999

Tangail
Shahjalal University of Science
& Technology
www.sust.eduSUST1986Sylhet
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural Universitywww.sau.edu.bdSAU2001Dhaka
Chittagong University of Engineering & Technologywww.cuet.ac.bdCUET2003Chittagong
Patuakhali Science And Technology
University
www.pstu.ac.bdPSTU2000Patuakhali
Khulna University of Engineering
and Technology
www.kuet.ac.bdKUET1967Khulna
Dhaka University of Engineering &
Technology
www.duet.ac.bdDUET2003Gazipur
Rajshahi University of Engineering
& Technology
www.ruet.ac.bdRUET2003Rajshahi
Sylhet Agricultural Universitywww.sau.ac.bdSAU2006Sylhet
Sylhet Medical Universitywww.sau.ac.bdSMU2018Sylhet
Noakhali Science & Technology
University
www.nstu.edu.bdNSTU2006Noakhali
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Science & Technology University
www.bsmrstu.edu.bdBSM2011Gopalganj
Bangladesh University of Textileswww.butex.edu.bdBUTEX2010Dhaka
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam
University
www.jkkniu.edu.bdJKKNIU2005Mymensingh
Rangamati Science and Technology
University
www.rmstu.edu.bdRMSTU2011Rangamati
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman Maritime University
www.bsmrmu.edu.bdBSMRMU2013Dhaka
Chittagong Veterinary and
Animal Sciences University
www.cvasu.ac.bdCVASU2006Chittagong

Islamic Arabic Universitywww.iau.edu.bdIAB2013Dhaka
Chittagong Medical Universitywww.cmu.edu.bdCMU2016Chittagong
Jessore University of Science &
Technology
www.just.edu.bdJUST2008Jessore
Rajshahi Medical Universitywww.rmu.edu.bdRMU2016Rajshahi
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman Digital University
www.bdu.ac.bdBDU2018Gazipur
Pabna University of Science and
Technology
www.pust.ac.bdPUST2008Pabna
Rabindra University, Bangladeshwww.rubd.orgRUB2017Sirajganj
Sheikh Hasina Universityhttps://shubd.netSHU2018Netrokona
Bangladesh University of
Professionals
www.bup.edu.bdBUP2008Dhaka
Khulna Agricultural Universitywww.kau.edu.bdKAU2019Khulna
Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa
Mujib Science and Technology University
https://bsfmstu.ac.bd/MST 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
www.ustc.edu.bdUSTC1992Chittagong
North South Universitywww.northsouth.eduNSU1992Dhaka
Independent University,
Bangladesh
www.iub.edu.bdIUB1993Dhaka
Central Women’s Universitywww.cwu.edu.bdCWU1993Dhaka
American International University-Bangladeshwww.aiub.eduAIUB1994Dhaka
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technologywww.aust.eduAUST1995Dhaka
Dhaka International Universitywww.diu.acDIU1995Dhaka
The University of Comillaunicedu.ac.bd

UNIC1995Uttara, Dhaka- 1230
Gono Bishwabidyalaywww.gonouniversity.edu.bdGB1996Dhaka
East West Universitywww.ewubd.eduEWU1996Dhaka
Asian University of Bangladeshwww.aub.edu.bdAUB1996Dhaka
People’s University of Bangladeshwww.pub.ac.bdPUB1996Dhaka
Queens Universitywww.queensuniversity.edu.bdQU1996Dhaka
The University of Asia Pacificwww.uap-bd.eduUAP1996Dhaka
Chittagong Independent Universitywww.ciu.edu.bdCIU1999Chittagong
BRAC Universitywww.bracu.ac.bdBRAC2001Dhaka
BGC Trust University Bangladeshwww.bgctub-edu.netBGCTUB2001Chittagong
Premier University, Chittagongwww.puc.ac.bdPU2001Chittagong
Southern University, Bangladeshwww.southern.edu.bdSUB2001Chittagong
Bangladesh Universitywww.bu.edu.bdBU2001Dhaka
Manarat International Universitywww.manarat.ac.bdMIU2001Dhaka
Pundra University of Science and Technologywww.pundrouniversity.edu.bdPUST2001Bogra
Sylhet International Universitywww.siu.edu.bdSIU2001Sylhet
City University, Bangladeshwww.cityuniversity.edu.bdCUB2002Dhaka
Daffodil International Universitywww.daffodilvarsity.edu.bdDIU2002Dhaka
Green University of Bangladeshwww.green.edu.bdGUB2002Dhaka
IBAIS Universitywww.ibaisuniv.edu.bdIU2002Dhaka
Manarat International Universitywww.manarat.ac.bdMIU2001Dhaka
Northern University, Bangladeshwww.nub.ac.bdNUB2002Dhaka
Prime Universitywww.primeuniversity.edu.bdPU2002Dhaka
Southeast University
www.seu.ac.bd
SEU2002Dhaka
Stamford University Bangladeshwww.stamforduniversity.edu.bdSU2002Dhaka
State University of Bangladeshwww.sub.edu.bdSUB2002Dhaka
University of Development Alternativewww.uoda.edu.bdUODA2002Dhaka
Leading Universitywww.lus.ac.bdLU2002Sylhet
Bangladesh University of Business and Technologywww.bubt.ac.bdBUBT2003Dhaka
Eastern University, Bangladeshwww.easternuni.edu.bdEU2003Dhaka
Millennium Universitywww.themillenniumuniversity.edu.bdMU2003Dhaka
Presidency Universitywww.presidency.edu.bdPU2003Dhaka
Primeasia Universitywww.primeasia.edu.bdPAU2003Dhaka
Royal University of Dhakawww.royal.edu.bdRUD2003Dhaka
Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technologywww.smuct.edu.bdSMUCT2003Dhaka
United International Universitywww.uiu.ac.bUIU2003Dhaka
University of Information Technology and Scienceswww.uits.edu.bdUITS2003Dhaka
University of South Asia, Bangladeshwww.southasia-uni.orgUSAB2003Dhaka
Uttara Universitywww.uttarauniversity.edu.bdUU2003Dhaka
Victoria University of Bangladeshwww.vub.edu.bdVUB2003Dhaka
World University of Bangladeshwww.wub.edu.bdWUB2003Dhaka
Metropolitan Universitywww.metrouni.edu.bdMU2003Sylhet
Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technologywww.adust.edu.bdADUST2004Dhaka
University of Liberal Arts Bangladeshwww.ulab.edu.bdULAB2004Dhaka
East Delta Universitywww.eastdelta.edu.bdEDU2006Chittagong
Asa University Bangladeshwww.asaub.edu.bdASAUB2006Dhaka
Britannia Universitybritannia.acBU2010Comilla
Feni Universitywww.feniuniversity.edu.bdFU2010Feni
Khwaja Yunus Ali Universitywww.kyau.edu.bdKYAU2010
Enayetpur, Sirajgonj
Hamdard University Bangladeshwww.hamdarduniversity.edu.bdHUB2012
Dhaka
Port City International Universitywww.portcity.edu.bdPCIU2012
Chittagong
Sonargaon Universitywww.su.edu.bdSU2012
Dhaka
North Western University, Bangladeshwww.nwu.edu.bdNWU2012
Khulna
European University of Bangladeshwww.eub.edu.bdEUB2012Dhaka
Varendra Universitywww.vu.edu.bdVU2012Rajshahi
North East University Bangladeshwww.neub.edu.bdNEUB2012Sylhet
Z H Sikder University of Science & Technologywww.zhsust.edu.bdZHSUST2012Shariatpur
First Capital University of Bangladeshwww.fcub.edu.bdFCUB2012Chuadanga
Ishakha International Universitywww.ishakha.edu.bdIIUB2012Kishoreganj
Bangladesh University of Health Scienceswww.buhs.ac.bdBUHS2012Dhaka
Exim Bank Agricultural University Bangladeshwww.ebaub.edu.bdEBAUB2013Chapainawabganj
Coxs Bazar International Universitywww.cbiu.ac.bdCBIU2013Cox’s Bazar
Notre Dame University Bangladeshwww.ndub.edu.bdNDUB2013Dhaka
Fareast International Universitywww.fiu.edu.bdFIU2013Dhaka
Rajshahi Science & Technology Universitywww.rstu.edu.bdRSTU2013Rajshahi
North Bengal International Universitywww.nbiu.edu.bdNBIU2013Rajshahi
Ranada Prasad Shaha Universitywww.rpsu.edu.bdRPSU2013Naryanganj
Bangladesh Army University of Science and Technologywww.baust.edu.bdBAUST2015Saidpur
Bangladesh Army International University of Science & Technologywww.baiust.edu.bdBAIUST2015Comilla
CCN University of Science & Technologywww.ccnust.edu.bdCCNUST2015Comilla
Bangladesh Army University of Engineering & Technologywww.bauet.ac.bdBAUET2015Natore
Global University Bangladeshwww.globaluniversity.edu.bd

GUB2015Barisal
University of Creative Technology Chittagongwww.uctc.edu.bdUCTC2015Chittagong
Canadian University of Bangladeshwww.cub.edu.bdCUST2015Dhaka
Northern University of Business & Technology, Khulnawww.nubtkhulna.ac.bdNUBT2015Khulna
Central University of Science and Technologycust.edu.bdCUST2016Dhaka
University of Global Villagewww.ugv.edu.bdUGV2016Barisal
Anwer Khan Modern Universityakmu.edu.bdAKMU2016Dhaka
ZNRF University of Management Sciences (ZUMS)zums.edu.bdZUMS2018Dhaka

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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