Southern University, Bangladesh

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Southern University, Bangladesh
Southern Logo.jpg
"Committed to Academic Excellence"
Motto Education for All
Established 1998
Type Private University
Chancellor President Abudl Hamid
Academic staff 300
Students 5000
Undergraduates Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, Information Technology, Law, Marketing, Management, Pharmacy, Religion
Location Chittagong, Bangladesh
Campus Urban
Colors Navy blue
Nickname SUB
Affiliations University Grants Commission
Website [

Southern University Bangladesh (Bengali: সার্দান বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or (SUB) is a private university in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Southern was established as an Institute in 1998. Under the Private University Act.The University founded by Sarwar Jahan and Ishrat Jahan. in the year 2003 got approval from Ministry of Education. Southern University is accredited by the University Grants Commission Bangladeshis the highest controlling authority for Government and Non-Government Universities in Bangladesh.


1998: The Institute was established with joint enrollment program with American and UK universities to offer Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programs.

2000: Institute became an affiliated institute of UK, USA.

2001: The institute sponsors (Sarwar Jahan and Ishrat Jahan) formed a non-profit organization called AJ Foundation under which Southern University was established. AJ Foundation has been registered under the Societies Regulation Act XXI of 1860, Issue 574, CHC 151, 2001

2002: Southern University Bangladesh absorbed the Institute under the guidelines of University Grants Commission (UGC) Bangladesh (the highest accredited body for Bangladeshi universities). UGC and the Ministry of Education of the Government of Bangladesh approved Southern University as a legal private university in Chittagong, Bangladesh, under the Private University Act.1992 & 1998.

Southern University Bangladesh originated from the establishment of an institute in 1998 as an affiliated higher educational center of USA and UK universities. After successful operation for a number of years, the promoters of the institute Sarwar and Ishrat Jahan conceived the idea of establishing a private University at Chittagong to cater to the increasing higher education needs of the port city. On the recommendation of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Education the Government of Bangladesh accorded approval to this private University on January 14, 2003. The university is administered by Southern University Trust.


  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
  • Faculty of Arts, Social Science & Law


  • Institute of Management & Information Technology (IMIT)
  • Southern University Research Center
  • Southern University Legal Advice & Mediation Center
  • Southern's Professional Education for Executive Development (SPEED)


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