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University of Chittagong
চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
University of Chittagong logo.svg
Seal of the University of Chittagong
Other name
Chittagong University
Established 1966
Type Public, Coeducational
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Professor Anwarul Azim Arif
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 22000
Location Chittagong, Bangladesh
22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.469928°N 91.790405°E / 22.469928; 91.790405Coordinates: 22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.469928°N 91.790405°E / 22.469928; 91.790405
Campus Rural, 1,754 acres (7.10 km2)
Nickname CU

University Grants Commission, Bangladesh

Association of Commonwealth Universities

The University of Chittagong (Chittagong University, CU, Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a public research university located in the suburban area of the Hathazari, Chittagong district, Bangladesh. Established in 1966, the campus is located 22 kilometers north of Chittagong City. It is a multidisciplinary research university and one of the largest universities in Bangladesh with about 22,000 students and about 750 faculty members.[1]

University of Chittagong at a glance
Inauguration 18 November 1966
Location Zobra village, Hathajari upajila, Chittgong
22 kilometer from Chittagong city
Area 1,754-acre (7.10 km2)
Academic Faculties 7
Academic Departments 52
Research Centers 5
Affiliated Institutes 6
Affiliated Colleges 8
Degrees Awarded
Undergrad BA, MA, B.Ed, BSc, MSc, MS, BBA, MBA, LLB, LLM, M.Ed, BSS, MSS, M.B.B.S.
Postgrad M.Phil., Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H
Hall 10
Types Male:6, Female:3, Coed:1
Teaching Staff 726
Other Staff Officer:296, 3rd Class Staff:478, 4th Class Staff:1180


Chittagong University was founded on December 3, 1965 by Professor A R Mallick (1918–97), Project Director, and two other employees in a house in Chittagong City.[2] The Chittagong University Ordinance was enacted on 25 September 1966 and Professor Mallick was made Vice Chancellor simultaneously, a role which he assumed on 9 October 1966.[3]

The university opened on 28 November with Master of Arts program classes for 200 students in the departments of Bengali, English, History, and Economics under its College of Arts. Medicine, Engineering, Law, and Education were later incorporated as separate departments in colleges outside the university.[3]

Academic Faculties and Departments[edit]

View from the Arts Faculty
Faculties 7[4]
Departments 41[5]
Institutes 5[6]
Research centers 5[7]
Halls 20

Faculty of Science[edit]

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Applied and Environmental Chemistry

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Applied Physics, Electronics & Communication Engineering (APECE)
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Faculty of Biological Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Science
  • Department of Soil Science
  • Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Arts[edit]

  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of English
  • Department of Pali
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of Islamic History & Culture
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Department of Arabic & Persian
  • Department of Linguistic

Faculty of Social Science[edit]

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Communication & Journalism
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Information Science & Library Management
  • Department of International Relations (IR)
  • Department of Home Economics
  • Department of Urban & Rural Development

Faculty of Business Administration[edit]

  • Department of Accounting and Information System
  • Department of Finance and Banking
  • Department of Management Studies
  • Department of Marketing studies and International Marketing
  • Department of Human Resource Management
  • Department of Banking

Faculty of Law[edit]

  • Department of Law

Affiliated colleges[edit]


  • Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries
  • Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences
  • Institute of Fine Arts
  • Institute of Modern Language
  • Social Science Research Institute
  • Institute of Modern Languages


Central Library[edit]

The Chittagong University Library is situated on the university campus and has been housed in its own building since 1990, providing a total floor area of 56,700 square feet. The library is managed by a 14-member Library Committee. The library collection consists of about 350,000 books and over 40,000 bound journals.[8]

The Central Shaheed Minar

Notable faculty members[edit]

  • Jamal Nazrul Islam, theoretical physicist and mathematician. Ex-Professor, Mathematics Department. Ex-Professor Emeritus and founding Director of Research Center for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (RCMPS).
  • Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, 2006 winner of Nobel Prize in peace. Former professor of Economics Department, initiated his project on micro credit in the adjacent area, Jobra.

Honorary doctorates[edit]

See also[edit]


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