America Bangladesh University
|America Bangladesh University (ABU)|
|আমেরিকা বাংলাদেশ ইউনিভার্সিটি|
|Motto||Pathway To Endless Opportunities|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Dr. Mustofa M. Kamal|
|Campus||54/1, Progoti Sarani, Baridhara-Nodda, Dhaka-1212 (Main and only Campus)|
|Affiliations||University Grants Commission Bangladesh|
America Bangladesh University (Bengali: আমিরকা বাংলাদেশ ইউনিভার্সিটি) or ABU is a private university located at 54/1, Progoti Sarani, Baridhara-Nodda, Dhaka-1212,main and only Campus of the university, Bangladesh. The university established by the Private University Act 1992 and affiliated by the University Grants Commission Bangladesh.
America Bangladesh University was established in the year 2003 with a view to provide American Standard curricula in Bangladesh. Prior to that, America Bangladesh University started its endeavor signing a 2+2 credit transfer program with University of Houston Clear Lake in the year 1997. America Bangladesh University is committed to transferring the knowledge of past generations to succeeding generations for their mental, moral and cultural growth. Its dedication to human achievement, academic, personal, and vocational-predicates awakening and strengthening the intellect, character, and practical abilities of all students.In 1997, America Bangladesh University signed an agreement with the University of Houston–Clear Lake to establish an American model private university in Bangladesh. Under the program, the America Bangladesh University will conduct first two years of the four year degree program and the final two years will be completed in USA and the students will obtain the degree from the University of Houston–Clear Lake. The University Grants Commission (UGC) approved the course curriculum and the course plan that was developed with American University and recommended to the Ministry of Education to establish and operate the university in January 1997.
Dr. Mustofa M. Kamal is the Honorable Vice-chancellor and Chairman of Board of Trustees.
Objective and Purpose
The purpose of university education is to contribute to the intellectual development of the individual, to promote personal enrichment and growth opportunities, and offer preparation for careers. America Bangladesh University, as a privately supported university, seeks to provide an excellent teaching/ learning environment in meeting the educational needs of the citizens.
The vision of America Bangladesh University (ABU) is to become a leading university and remain as a top center of excellence in higher education and research. It aims at attracting good students, faculty and staff from all over the world.
The mission of ABU is to produce highly skilled labor force, visionary professional leaders and responsible and enlightened citizens. This mission is achieved by imparting high quality higher education, and training, and by conducting useful research so that individuals can achieve their intellectual, social, and personal potentials.ABU is committed to developing human capital by sharpening creative thinking. In addition to creation and dissemination of knowledge, its mission includes promotion of humanism and peace through higher education. As a social institution, ABU endeavors to induce changes for betterment of the society as a whole through public services, and through promotion of ethical behavior and social justice
To fulfill its mission, ABU applies five basic strategies: (1) it offers socially relevant academic programs which meet the changing needs of the students coming from different backgrounds and seeking different career goals; (2) it hires highly qualified and internationally trained academics to teach the courses or programs it offers; (3) ABU, through a rigorous selection process, admits only those students who demonstrate the potential to pursue and complete the programs of study they select; (4) it provides appropriate physical and electronic infrastructural facilities, logistic supports and an environment conducive to teaching, learning and research; and (5) it practices the principles of good governance that ensure best management practices and encourage academic freedom and faculty governance
Faculties and Departments
Academic activities are undertaken by Five departments under Three faculties.These departments offer undergraduate courses.
- Faculty of Applied Engineering Science & Engineering
- Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, ABU|Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)
- Department of Computer Science & Engineering, ABU|Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
- Department of Civil Engineering, ABU|Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)
- Faculty of Business Studies
- MBA plus
- Executive MBA
- Faculty of Liberal Arts
- Department of English
America Bangladesh University has 30 acres of land in Daulatpur, Nawabgonj, Dhaka. These lands are going under steady development process.