Leading University

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Leading University
Leading University Logo.png
Motto A Promise to Lead
Established 2001
Type Private, Educational
Chancellor Hon'ble President Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Kismatul Ahsan
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 4,500
Location Sylhet, Bangladesh
Campus Main Campus: Surma Tower, Taltola, Sylhet. City Campus 2: Rabgmahal Tower, Bandar Bazar, Sylhet. Permanent Campus: Ragibnagar, Kamal Bazar, Sylhet.
Colors Red and green
Nickname LU
Affiliations University Grants Commission
Website [1]

Leading University (Bengali: লিডিং বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or LU is a private university of Bangladesh. It was established in 2001 by the Private University Act 1992.[1] The outreach campus of LU is located in Surma & Rangmahal Tower, Sylhet. Sylhet.

Board of Trustees[edit]

  • Dr. Ragib Ali, Founding Chairman, Ragib-Rabeya Foundation
  • Abdul Hye, Senior Vice-Chairman, Ragib-Rabeya Foundation
  • Sadika Jannth Choudhury, Member, Ragib-Rabeya Foundation
  • Rafey Hye, Member, Ragib-Rabeya Foundation
  • Rezina Kadir, Member, Ragib-Rabeya Foundation
  • Abdul Kadir, Member, Ragib-Rabeya Foundation
  • Abdul Hannan, Member, Ragib-Rabeya Foundation
  • Maj. Gen (Retd) Prof. Dr. Md. Nazmul Islam, Principal, Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College
  • Sabrina Kadir, Member, Ragib-Rabeya Foundation
  • Sumayyah Kadir, Member, Ragib-Rabeya Foundation
  • Prof. Dr. A.N.M. Meshquat Uddin, Pro-Vice Chancellor, North South University, Dhaka
  • Professor Kismatul Ahsan, Vice-Chancellor, Leading University

Academic departments[edit]

Leading University has eight academic departments:

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Leading University
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
  • Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)
  • Department of English & Modern Language
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Department of Law

Academic programs[edit]

The university offers the following undergraduate programs:

  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Law

The university offers the following postgraduate programs:

  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Masters of Science in Computer Science & Engineering
  • Masters of Arts in English (Preliminary and Final)
  • Masters of Arts in Islamic Studies
  • Masters of Law

Academic session[edit]

The university has three semesters available in a year: Spring semester (starts in January), Summer semester (starts in April), Fall semester (starts in October). The duration of each semester is thirteen weeks. But the academic calendar for the architecture department consists of two semesters each year.

Department of Architecture[edit]

Architecture is called the mother of all arts. The department of architecture of Leading University was started in 2007. It is the first architecture school in sylhet among all private universities . Recently second batch has successfully completed their 5 years course Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch).

Department of Islamic Studies[edit]

Divine knowledge is the source of All knowledge and ISLAM is the most popular field among divine studies. The department of Islamic Studies of Leading University has started recently in 2014. It is the best Institute for studying Islam in sylhet region. the Department provides both traditional and contemporary knowledge on different subjects of Islam such as- Study of Quran, Hadith, Fiqha, Islamic Histrory, Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Economics, Islamic Finance, Islamic Banking, Social Welfare in Islam, Political Views of Islam, Comparative Religions and so on.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

LU provides activities designed by its own particular club, such as Debating Club, Sports Club, Cultural Activities Club, Social Services Club and Computer Club, Creative Club, BNCC. Leading University Social Services Club run a school named "Aloo" [Light] for children. The delegate of this university won the Sylhet divisional championship of "Abar 71", a national convention organized by BRAC University Moot Court Society, Bangladesh Muktijudda Sangsad Command Unit, and Ministry of Liberation War.


Leading University awarded gold medal to best student speakers at an international conference on Applied Mathematics and Mathematical physics (ICAMMP) 2004.[2] The event was held from 4 to 7 January 2005 at Sylhet.

Notable faculty[edit]


  1. ^ Private University Act, 1992
  2. ^ Campus news. "ICAMMP 2004". Retrieved 2006-12-23. [dead link]

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