Jagannath University

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Jagannath University
জগন্নাথ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Jagannath University logo.png
Motto শিক্ষা, ঈমান, শৃঙ্খলা (Bengali)
Motto in English Education, Faith, Discipline
Established 1858 ,University - 2005
Type Public, Coeducational
Chancellor Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr.Mijanur Rahman[1]
Academic staff 750
Admin. staff 950
Students 21,000
Location BangladeshDhaka, Bangladesh
23°42′37″N 90°24′40″E / 23.71028°N 90.41111°E / 23.71028; 90.41111Coordinates: 23°42′37″N 90°24′40″E / 23.71028°N 90.41111°E / 23.71028; 90.41111
Campus Urban
Nickname JNU (জবি)
Website www.jnu.ac.bd
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Jagannath University (Bengali: জগন্নাথ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a Government-Financed Public University[2] in Sadarghat, Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh. Jagannath University is in the southern part of Dhaka city near the river Buriganga.

Administration[edit]

History[edit]

The university has a history that started in 1858 when Dhaka Brahma School was founded in 1858 by Dinanath Sen, Prabhaticharan Roy, Anathbandhu Mallik and Brajasundar Kaitra. The name Jagannath school was given by Kishorilal Chowdhury, the Zamindar of Baliati in Tangail, who took over the school in 1872 and renamed it after his father. In 1884, it was raised to a second grade college. Law was one of the first courses introduced. A common management committee administered the school and college until 1887, when the school section was separated to form the independent Kishore Jubilee School. It is now known as K L Jubilee School. The administration of the college was transferred to a board of trustees in 1907. In the following year, it became a first grade college.

The college started with 48 students and in five years, the roll raised to 396. In 1910, Raja Manmath Roy Chowdhury, the zamindar of Santosh, Tangail, affiliated the Pramath-Manmath College of Tangail with Jagannath College. With the establishment of Dhaka University in 1921 stopped admission to degree courses and was renamed Jagannath Intermediate College. This status was changed after 28 years in 1949, when it reopened degree classes. The college was taken over by the government in 1968.

Jagannath College opened honours and masters programmes in 1975. That year the government once again took over the college and upgraded it into a postgraduate college. In 1982, the college closed its programmes at intermediate level. The college introduced evening shifts in 1992.

It was transformed into Jagannath University in 2005 by passing a bill named Jagannath University Act-2005 in the national parliament.[3][dead link]

Academics[edit]

Jagannath University (JnU) has 31 departments under six faculties. Every department follows the semester system. At present 750+ teachers are engaged in providing quality education to around 19,000 students.

Faculties[edit]

There are six faculties in this university.[4]

Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Geography and Environmental science

Faculty of Science[edit]

Dean: Prof. Dr. Md. Kamrul Alam Khan

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering(CSE)
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics

Faculty of Arts[edit]

  • Department of Bangla,
  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Theater and Music
  • Department of Islamic History and Culture
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Department of Fine Arts and Graphics
  • Department of Drama and music

Faculty of Law[edit]

  • Department of Law

Faculty of Social Science[edit]

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Mass Communication and Journalism

Faculty of Business Studies[edit]

List of vice chancellors[edit]

  1. Professor Dr.Shirajul Islam Khan 20.10.2005 to 2008
  2. Professor Dr.Abu Hossain Siddique 2008 to 2009
  3. Professor Dr.Mesbah Uddin Ahmed 2009 to 19.03.2013
  4. Professor Dr. Mijanur Rahman 20.03.2013 to present

Cultural organizations[edit]

  • Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC)
  • Udichi Jagannath University
  • Jagannath University Cultural Center
  • JnU Film Society
  • JnU Journalists Association
  • JnU Rover Scout
  • JnU Teachers Association
  • JnU Central Students Union
  • JnU Debating Society
  • JnU Tourist Association
  • JnU Environmental Association
  • JnU Abriti Songho
  • JnU Central Cultural Center
  • JnU Business Glitz
  • JnU Economist Association
  • JnU Cyber Association
  • JnU Social Welfare Association
  • JnU Dramatic Association
  • Badhan (a voluntary blood donor organisation), JnU unit

Club[edit]

  • Jagannath University Firefox Club

Student Organizations[edit]

Bangladesh students organizations are active in the union,

  • Bangladesh Chhatra League
  • Socialist Students' Front
  • Bangladesh Student Federation
  • Bangladesh Chhatra Dol
  • revolutionary students chatramaitri
  • Chatra Union

Notable alumni[edit]

The teachers and students of the then college took active part in the Language Movement of the early 1950s, the mass movements of the 1960s and the Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971.

organiser and sports journalist,

1980s,

Channel.

Ranking[edit]

International ranking[edit]

In 2011-2012, the Jagannath University made it into the list of "Top World Universities" in the ranking carried out by the ranking agency Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds (THE–QS), UK . Out of over 30,000 universities around the world, JnU was placed as 2204.[5]

References[edit]

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