Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University
|Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam university|
|জাতীয় কবি কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়|
|Chancellor||President Abdul Hamid|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Dr Mohit Ul Alam|
|Location||Nama para Battala, Trishal Upazila, Mymensingh, Bangladesh|
|Campus||Urban, 35 acre|
|Affiliations||University Grants Commission (Bangladesh)|
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (Bengali: জাতীয় কবি কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a government financed public university of Bangladesh. It is located at Nama para Battala, 1.5 kilometers from Trishal Upazila, some 22 kilometers from Mymensingh district and 100 kilometers from Dhaka.
This is the first and only public university established in memory of great national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam of Bangladesh. It is in a place popularly known as Battala (shade of banyan tree) at Trishal Upazilla headquarters in the district of Mymensingh. The name Battala derives from the legendary banyan tree under which the poet passed his childhood playing flute and developing a poetic mind amidst the benign nature during his one-year stay at Trishal. The campus of the university still holds that the beauty of nature affects of inculcating among its dwellers imaginative-innovative mindsets.
The university was established by the government of Bangladesh on 1 March 2005, though the initiative was taken some years before firstly by a non-official group of socio-cultural local elites: Greater Mymensingh Cultural Forum. The university was originally conceived to be the first culture-based university in Bangladesh, but the University Act of 2006 made it a general university with a special focus on liberal arts education and activities. The academic programme of the university started effective from 3 June 2007 with four departments under two faculties: the three departments of Bengali Language & Literature, English Language & Literature, and Music under the Faculty of Arts and the single Department of Computer Science and Engineering under the Faculty of Science & Engineering. Two more departments were established the next year under two new faculties: the Department of Accounting and Information Systems under the Faculty of Business Administration and the Department of Economics under the Faculty of Social Science.
Two other departments were opened in the academic year 2009-2010 under two faculties: the Department of Finance and Banking under the Faculty of Business Administration and the Department of Fine Arts under the Faculty of Arts. The university possesses a duly-qualified and productive band of youthful faculty members and officers/staffs who are deeply committed to the university’s mission to produce world-class graduates in academic disciplines of social science, humanities, science and business administration whose services and dedications are urgently needed for the reconstruction of Bangladesh.
The university has just started, still miles to go to attain its vision and mission. It is therefore most important that everyone should work together to transform this university into a ‘Centre of Academic Excellence’ for promotion and enrichment of this country’s cultural heritage and human values for which the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam relentlessly fought through his writings and songs.
A project to establish the university was taken at a meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Commission (ECNEC) in February 2004. Former prime minister, Begum Khaleda Zia, laid the foundation stone of the university on March 1, 2005. At a function organised for the birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia inaugurated the functions of the two faculties On 25 May 2007 .Its first batch class was started on 3 June 2007. Professor Dr. Mohammad Shamsur Rahman was the first vice-Chancellor of JKKNIU. The first batch consisted of 185 students in Bangla language and Literature department and English language and Literature department under arts faculty and Computer Science and Engineering department under science faculty.  On 23 June 2009, a bill was placed in the parliament to assign the president as chancellor replacing the prime minister.
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- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Business Administration
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Faculty of Social Science
- Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
- Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
- Accounting and Information Systems
- Finance and Banking
- Human Resource Management
- Bangla Language and Literature
- English Language and Literature
- Fine Arts
- Public administration
Economics department started on 20 April in 2008, the second academic year of the university, with 58 students and two faculty members, Rehnuma Ferdous, assistant professor (B.S.S and M.S.S and in Economics from Islamic University), and Md. Bakhtiar Uddin lecturer (B.S.S and M.S.S in Economics from Dhaka University). Founding chairman of the department was the founding vice chancellor, Dr. Prof. Shamsur Rahman. The department offers B.S.S degree in Economics and has a plan to run an M.S.S program in near future. The department follows an up-to-date syllabus which includes Macro, Microeconomics, International Trade, Health Economics, Labor Economics, Environmental Economics, Developmental Economics, Public Economics. Recently two lecturers (Md. Tanjil Hossain and Md. Shahnewaz Khan) and one associate professor (Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman) were added to the faculty. Now students of five batches are studying here. 2007-08 Bathes completed their BSS program. And from them Abdullah Al Mahmud participate an inter university debate competition.
The music department began on 3 June 2007, academic year 2006-07 with 50 students and two faculty members: Prof. Dr. Musharrat Shabnam, Ahmed Shakil Hahsmi (lecturer), Soma rani (lecturer), Arifur Rahaman (lecturer), Sosanta Sarkar(lecturer), Sobir Chakruborty(lecturer). Mr Zahidul Kabir is founder head of the department. Mr. Rashidunnaby )(associate professor) is the head of the department. Music practical and theoretical education is available, like Nazrul, Rabindra, folk, classical music, etc. Students can complete four-year (Hons) and one-year MA degree. Music department is the football champion team for two times (2008 & 2011) in inter departmental football champions league.
Accounting & Information Systems
Department of Accounting & Information Systems under the faculty of Business Administration has started from 20 April 2008(session 2007-2008) with 57 students. Now this department offers four-year BBA program, major in accounting. In future, MBA in Accounting & Information Systems will be offered. At present five batches are running. There are eight faculty members: Prof. Dr. Subrata Kumar Dey [PhD from University of Rajshashi,B.com(Hons),M.com(Accounting) from University of Dhaka], Assistant Professor Shakhawat Hossain Sarkar [BBS(Hons) & MBA(Accounting) from the University of Rajshahi (Continuing Mphill at University of Rajshahi)], Assistant Professor Razu Ahmed [BBA & MBA in Accounting from Islamic University,Kushtia], Assistant Professor Mollah Aminul Islam [BBA & MBA in Accounting from University of Dhaka], Assistant Professor Riad Hassan [BBA & MBA in Accounting from University of Dhaka], Lecturers: Prahallad Chandra Das[Jagannath University], Safiqul Islam[BBA from Patuakhali Science & Technology University & MBA from IBA-Rajshahi University & Nazrul Islam[BBA & MBA from RU]
Computer Science and Engineering
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering under the faculty of Science and Engineering has started from session 2006-2007 with 31 students. Now this department offers four-year Bachelor's degrees of Computer Science and Engineering. M Sc in Computer Science and Engineering is also offered. At present five batches are running.
The Fine Arts department started on 12 December 2009 with 35 students and four faculty members: Md. Safin Omar (assistant professor), Dulal Chandra Gain (assistant professor), Mohammad Emdadur Rashed Sukhon (lecturer), Topon Kumar Sarkar (lecturer). Drawing and Painting and Design group are available in this department.
List of Vice chancellors
|Professor Dr. Mohammad Shamsur Rahman.||May-2007||21-April-2009|
|Professor Sayed Gias Uddin||22-April-2009||21-April-2013|
|Late Professor Ashfaquzzaman||22-April-2013||June-2013|
|Professor Dr Mohit Ul Alam||14-July-2013||Present|
Residential student halls
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