Eastern University (Bangladesh)
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|Motto||Distinction in Education|
|Chancellor||President Abdul Hamid|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Dr. Abdur Rab|
|Academic staff||2048 (130 are full time)|
|Location||Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh|
|Affiliations||University Grants Commission Bangladesh|
Eastern University (Bengali: ইস্টার্ন বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or EU is a private university located in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Eastern University was established in 2003 under the Private University Act 1992, as amended in 1998. It was also approved by the People's Republic of Bangladesh and University Grants Commission. The University was set up by Eastern University Foundation - a non-profit, non-political and philanthropic organization. Its founders include academics, chartered accountants, engineers, industrialists and retired civil servants. At present, the Foundation has 30 members. The governance of Eastern University is carried out as per the Private Universities Act of 2010 by several bodies: Board of Governors, Syndicate, Academic Council, Curriculum Committee, Finance Committee, Teacher Selection Committee and Disciplinary Committee.
The vision of Eastern University is to become a leading University in South Asia in its chosen fields of higher education.
Its mission is to be a "Center of Excellence" by setting a new standard of quality teaching and quality education in Bangladesh, keeping in view the challenges of the 21st century.
Its goal is to produce future leaders with knowledge and skills essential for leadership in country's private and public sector enterprises in the increasingly competitive and globalized environment.
Faculties and departments
The University currently has four Faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Faculty of Law. The Faculty of Arts has two Departments – Department of English and Department of Applied Linguistics and ELT (English Language Teaching). The Faculty of Business Administration has four major areas, namely, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management and Human Resource. A few social science courses are also offered by this Faculty . The Faculty of Engineering and Technology has two Departments, namely, Department of Computer Science & Information Technology and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Approval of the Department of Textile Engineering is under consideration by UGC. The Faculty of Law is having undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Eastern University follows North American model of curriculum in the fields of Business Administration, Computer Science and Electrical and Electronics Engineering; the UK model in Law and English. The academic program is pursued through a framework of curriculum that includes splitting up of an academic year into three semesters: the Fall, the Spring and the Summer,
- BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) Program
- MBA (Master of Business Administration) Program:
- MBA Regular - MBA Executive
- B.Sc. CSE (Computer Science and Engineering)
- B.Sc. CSIS (Computer Science and Information System)
- M.Sc. CSE (Computer Science and Engineering)
- B.Sc. EEE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
- B.Sc. ETE (Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering)
Approval for B.Sc. in Textile Engineering is currently under consideration by UGC. Other programs to be launched next include B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, B.Sc. in Pharmacy and Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Climate Change
- Bachelor of Law (Hons.)
- Master of Laws (1 and 2 year programme)
Faculty of law in Eastern university is considered one of the best among all private university in Bangladesh.
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English
- Master of Arts in English Language and litareture
- Masters in ELT (1 and 2 year programme)
The students admitted in the Eastern University come with a very good academic background. As many as 860 students have been admitted till Fall 2010 since the beginning of the University. Out of these about 12 have graduated. Other students are at various stages of their study.
Eastern University hires top-of-the class, talented graduates as junior faculty, experienced teachers and researchers as senior faculty and professionally accomplished teachers and experts as part-time faculty. As of Fall 2010, the University has over 2110 full-time faculty members including a visiting professor from USA. In addition, there are 155 part-time faculty members.
The University campus consists of six large and spacious buildings - all located in the prime area of Dhanmandi and are easily accessible from any part of Dhaka and outskirts by public transportation as well as taxi cab, auto-rickshaw and rickshaw. EU has purchased 9 Acres of land in Uttara & Ashulia, Dhaka for constructing a permanent campus. Full-scale initial planning and designing is going on to build a state of the art permanent campus within the next few years.
The university has signed MOUs with several renowned universities abroad for credit transfer of students with financial support, student exchange, faculty exchange, research collaboration and assistance in setting up new programs. Following is a list of such universities and institutions:
- Franklin University, Ohio, USA
- AIS, St Helen, Auckland, New Zealand
- London Premier College affiliated with London University, UK
- Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
- Fen Liang (International) Art College in Jiang Xi province of China
- Global Talent Track, India
The signing of MoUs with the following universities/ institutions is in the final stage:
- Prairie View School of Business- Texas A & M University, USA
- Liverpool Hope University, U.K
- City & Guilds, UK
The proposal of cooperation with several universities in USA, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Sweden and Japan are under consideration.
The academic session of EU comprises with three semester cycle: Spring, Summer and Fall.