Bangladesh National University

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Bangladesh National University
বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
(Bangladesh Jatio Bishshobiddalôy)
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Established 1992
Type public
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
President Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Professor Harun-or-Rashid[1]
Academic staff 2,000
Admin. staff 1,800
Students 1,000,000 (2013)[2]
Location Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Campus Urban area
Nickname NUB
Website http://www.nu.edu.bd/
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Bangladesh National University (Bengali: জাতীয় বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, বাংলাদেশ ) is a parent university of Bangladesh which was established to affiliate all the colleges nationwide. It is the 5th largest university in the world according to enrollment. The headquarters is located at Gazipur, on the outskirts of Dhaka

Organization[edit]

The university is a postgraduate teaching and research university as well as an affiliating university. It is a state-run public university. It has already a school and a centre and has established a number of institutes. The institutes provide courses of higher level leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees.

The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (IHS) was opened in 1997 to offer two-year M.Phil. following modern American credit hour and semester system including course work, two-month internship and thesis guided by supervisor. The M.Phil. is an interdisciplinary degree which is intensive enough to help the students to pursue Ph.D. courses. The course is open to faculty members who are employed at universities and colleges. Four more institutes — the Institute of Liberation and Bangladesh Studies (ILBS), Institutes of National Science (INS), Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), and Institute of Business and Management Studies (IBMS) — have all the formalities complete toward their constitutions and are soon to provide higher courses related to science, needs of life, and national heritage.

Very few of the teachers teaching at honors and masters level have higher training. The training programme of the university is designed to augment the knowledge of the college teachers, enhance their skill in teaching and get them an exposure to higher ideas. Eminent educationists and scholars of the country are associated with the academic programmes provided on campus.

The university has four academic units: School of Under Graduate Studies, Centre for Post Graduate Education, Training & Research, Centre for Curriculum Development and Evaluation, and Institute of Post-Graduate Studies.

The school and centers organize education in colleges and improve the standard. The university provides bachelors, honors and masters degrees in ten disciplines: languages, humanities, social science, commerce and business administration, physical sciences, mathematical sciences, biological science, education, law and computer technology.

Apart from the units providing campus teaching at Board Bazar, Gazipur, the university has about 1,688[3] component/affiliated colleges. These colleges under its academic control cater for courses leading to Pass, Honours and Masters degrees. The university exercises academic control over the colleges according to the National University Act 1992 mandated by the National Parliament of Bangladesh and the statutes of the university. It provides the curricula and syllabi, arranges admission test, gives guidelines for admission, arranges inspection, holds examination, publishes results and awards certificates.

The curricula and syllabi of the colleges are being standardized and modernized in consonance with national ideology. The new syllabuses came into effect from the last academic session.[when?]

The National University of Bangladesh is now 5th largest university in the world after its 17-year history by its number of registered students at affiliated colleges.[4] It is also one of the largest universities in the world by number of affiliated colleges and number of expanding subjects and courses.

Academic Departments[edit]

  • Faculty of Arts
    • Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
    • Department of Bengali
    • Department of English
    • Department of History
    • Department of Philosophy
    • Department of Islamic history and Sanskrit
  • Faculty of Business Studies
    • Department of Accounting
    • Department of Finance
    • Department of Management
    • Department of Marketing
  • Faculty of Science
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Botany
    • Department of Zoology
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Statistics
  • Faculty of Social Science
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Sociology
    • Department of Social Work
    • Department of Geography
    • Department of Psychology

Prominent University College Institutions[edit]

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Coordinates: 23°57′00″N 90°22′51″E / 23.9499°N 90.3808°E / 23.9499; 90.3808