BRAC University

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BRAC University
BRAC University Logo
Established 2001
Type Private
Chancellor Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Professor Syed Andaleeb
Students 9000(approx.)
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
23°46′48.70″N 90°24′25.83″E / 23.7801944°N 90.4071750°E / 23.7801944; 90.4071750Coordinates: 23°46′48.70″N 90°24′25.83″E / 23.7801944°N 90.4071750°E / 23.7801944; 90.4071750
Campus Urban
Nickname BRACU,ব্র্যাক বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Affiliations University Grants Commission Bangladesh

BRAC University (Bengali: ব্র্যাক বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a private university in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The university was established by BRAC in 2001 under the Private University Act 1992.[1] BRAC University had its first convocation in January 2006. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of BRAC University.

In 2011, Webometrics ranked this university first among private universities, fourth in Bangladesh and 76th in the Indian subcontinent in their World Universities Ranking[2] based on electronic publication, scientific results and international activities.[3]


BRAC University's main campus is on 66 Mohakhali C/A in Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh. The Residential Campus at Savar is called TARC (Training and Resource Center). The new campus is on its way. The construction will finish by 2018 at Badda Dhaka.

Library: The Ayesha Abed Library at BRAC University aims to provide support for the university’s learning, teaching and research activities.Brac University has well-equipped library adorned with required books for students.It also has lots of other books for general information. There are reading rooms for students inside the library.

Faculty Members: Faculty members of BRACU have higher degrees from well-known foreign universities.Mostly from North American Universities.

Clubs For Students: BRAC University runs several clubs for the recreation of students.These clubs enable students to improve their creativity and practice extra-curricular activities.

Institutes, Schools and Centres[edit]

BRAC University includes the following Schools, Institutes and Centres:

  • BRAC Business School (BBS)
  • BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) (merged BDI & IGS)
  • BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL)
  • Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER)
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED)
  • Centre for Gender and Social Transformation (CGST)
  • Institute of Educational Development (IED)
  • James P. Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH)
  • School of Law (SoL)
  • School of Engineering & Computer Science (SECS)

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Musa Ibrahim


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