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 Universities Website Acronym Established Location
University of Dhaka DU 1921 Dhaka
University of Rajshahi RU 1953 Rajshahi
University of Chittagong CU 1966 Chittagong
Jahangirnagar University JU 1970 Savar, Dhaka
Jagannath University JnU 2005 Dhaka
Khulna University KUET 1967 Khulna
Islamic University
IU 1979 Kushtia
Comilla University CoU 2006 Comilla
Barisal University BU 2011 Barisal
Begum Rokeya University BRU 2008 Rangpur
National University NU 1992 Gazipur
Bangladesh Agricultural University
BAU 1961 Mymensingh
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman Agricultural University BSMRAU 1998 Gazipur
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib
Medical University BSMMU 1998 Dhaka
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology BSMMU 1998 Dhaka
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science
& Technology University HSTU 1999 Dinajpur
Mawlana Bhashani Science
& Technology University MBSTU

Shahjalal University of Science
& Technology SUST 1986 Sylhet
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University SAU 2001 Dhaka
Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology CUET 2003 Chittagong
Patuakhali Science And Technology
University PSTU 2000 Patuakhali
Khulna University of Engineering
and Technology KUET 1967 Khulna
Dhaka University of Engineering &
Technology DUET 2003 Gazipur
Rajshahi University of Engineering
& Technology RUET 2003 Rajshahi
Sylhet Agricultural University SAU 2006 Sylhet
Sylhet Medical University SMU 2018 Sylhet
Noakhali Science & Technology
University NSTU 2006 Noakhali
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Science & Technology University BSM 2011 Gopalganj
Bangladesh University of Textiles BUTEX 2010 Dhaka
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam
University JKKNIU 2005 Mymensingh
Rangamati Science and Technology
University RMSTU 2011 Rangamati
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman Maritime University BSMRMU 2013 Dhaka
Chittagong Veterinary and
Animal Sciences University CVASU 2006 Chittagong

Islamic Arabic University IAB 2013 Dhaka
Chittagong Medical University CMU 2016 Chittagong
Jessore University of Science &
Technology JUST 2008 Jessore
Rajshahi Medical University RMU 2016 Rajshahi
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman Digital University BDU 2018 Gazipur
Pabna University of Science and
Technology PUST 2008 Pabna
Rabindra University, Bangladesh RUB 2017 Sirajganj
Sheikh Hasina University SHU 2018 Netrokona
Bangladesh University of
Professionals BUP 2008 Dhaka
Khulna Agricultural University KAU 2019 Khulna
Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa
Mujib Science and Technology University MST U 2018 Jamalpur

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 University Website Acronym Established Location
International University of Business Agriculture and Technology IUBAT 1991 Dhaka
University of Science &
Technology Chittagong USTC 1992 Chittagong
North South University NSU 1992 Dhaka
Independent University,
Bangladesh IUB 1993 Dhaka
Central Women’s University CWU 1993 Dhaka
American International University-Bangladesh AIUB 1994 Dhaka
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology AUST 1995 Dhaka
Dhaka International University DIU 1995 Dhaka
The University of Comilla

UNIC 1995 Uttara, Dhaka- 1230
Gono Bishwabidyalay GB 1996 Dhaka
East West University EWU 1996 Dhaka
Asian University of Bangladesh AUB 1996 Dhaka
People’s University of Bangladesh PUB 1996 Dhaka
Queens University QU 1996 Dhaka
The University of Asia Pacific UAP 1996 Dhaka
Chittagong Independent University CIU 1999 Chittagong
BRAC University BRAC 2001 Dhaka
BGC Trust University Bangladesh BGCTUB 2001 Chittagong
Premier University, Chittagong PU 2001 Chittagong
Southern University, Bangladesh SUB 2001 Chittagong
Bangladesh University BU 2001 Dhaka
Manarat International University MIU 2001 Dhaka
Pundra University of Science and Technology PUST 2001 Bogra
Sylhet International University SIU 2001 Sylhet
City University, Bangladesh CUB 2002 Dhaka
Daffodil International University DIU 2002 Dhaka
Green University of Bangladesh GUB 2002 Dhaka
IBAIS University IU 2002 Dhaka
Manarat International University MIU 2001 Dhaka
Northern University, Bangladesh NUB 2002 Dhaka
Prime University PU 2002 Dhaka
Southeast University
SEU 2002 Dhaka
Stamford University Bangladesh SU 2002 Dhaka
State University of Bangladesh SUB 2002 Dhaka
University of Development Alternative UODA 2002 Dhaka
Leading University LU 2002 Sylhet
Bangladesh University of Business and Technology BUBT 2003 Dhaka
Eastern University, Bangladesh EU 2003 Dhaka
Millennium University MU 2003 Dhaka
Presidency University PU 2003 Dhaka
Primeasia University PAU 2003 Dhaka
Royal University of Dhaka RUD 2003 Dhaka
Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology SMUCT 2003 Dhaka
United International University UIU 2003 Dhaka
University of Information Technology and Sciences UITS 2003 Dhaka
University of South Asia, Bangladesh USAB 2003 Dhaka
Uttara University UU 2003 Dhaka
Victoria University of Bangladesh VUB 2003 Dhaka
World University of Bangladesh WUB 2003 Dhaka
Metropolitan University MU 2003 Sylhet
Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology ADUST 2004 Dhaka
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh ULAB 2004 Dhaka
East Delta University EDU 2006 Chittagong
Asa University Bangladesh ASAUB 2006 Dhaka
Britannia University BU 2010 Comilla
Feni University FU 2010 Feni
Khwaja Yunus Ali University KYAU 2010
Enayetpur, Sirajgonj
Hamdard University Bangladesh HUB 2012
Port City International University PCIU 2012
Sonargaon University SU 2012
North Western University, Bangladesh NWU 2012
European University of Bangladesh EUB 2012 Dhaka
Varendra University VU 2012 Rajshahi
North East University Bangladesh NEUB 2012 Sylhet
Z H Sikder University of Science & Technology ZHSUST 2012 Shariatpur
First Capital University of Bangladesh FCUB 2012 Chuadanga
Ishakha International University IIUB 2012 Kishoreganj
Bangladesh University of Health Sciences BUHS 2012 Dhaka
Exim Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh EBAUB 2013 Chapainawabganj
Coxs Bazar International University CBIU 2013 Cox’s Bazar
Notre Dame University Bangladesh NDUB 2013 Dhaka
Fareast International University FIU 2013 Dhaka
Rajshahi Science & Technology University RSTU 2013 Rajshahi
North Bengal International University NBIU 2013 Rajshahi
Ranada Prasad Shaha University RPSU 2013 Naryanganj
Bangladesh Army University of Science and Technology BAUST 2015 Saidpur
Bangladesh Army International University of Science & Technology BAIUST 2015 Comilla
CCN University of Science & Technology CCNUST 2015 Comilla
Bangladesh Army University of Engineering & Technology BAUET 2015 Natore
Global University Bangladesh

GUB 2015 Barisal
University of Creative Technology Chittagong UCTC 2015 Chittagong
Canadian University of Bangladesh CUST 2015 Dhaka
Northern University of Business & Technology, Khulna NUBT 2015 Khulna
Central University of Science and Technology CUST 2016 Dhaka
University of Global Village UGV 2016 Barisal
Anwer Khan Modern University AKMU 2016 Dhaka
ZNRF University of Management Sciences (ZUMS) ZUMS 2018 Dhaka

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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