University of Chittagong

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University of Chittagong
চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
University of Chittagong logo.svg
Seal of the University of Chittagong
Other name Chittagong University
Established 1966
Type Public, Coeducational
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Professor Anwarul Azim Arif
Academic staff 726
Admin. staff 1900
Students 22000
Location Chittagong, Bangladesh
22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.469928°N 91.790405°E / 22.469928; 91.790405Coordinates: 22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.469928°N 91.790405°E / 22.469928; 91.790405
Campus Rural, 1,754 acres (7.10 km2)
Nickname CU

University Grants Commission, Bangladesh

Association of Commonwealth Universities

The University of Chittagong (Chittagong University, CU, Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a public research university located in the suburban area of the Hathazari, Chittagong district, Bangladesh. Established in 1966, the campus is 22 km north of Chittagong city and is surrounded by hills and bisected by a small stream, which makes this university a famous tourist spot across the country.[citation needed] It is a multidisciplinary research university which ranks among the top public and private universities of Bangladesh.[citation needed] It is the third largest university in Bangladesh with about 22,000 students and about 750 faculty members.[1]

University of Chittagong at a glance
Inauguration 18 November 1966
Location Zobra village, Hathajari upajila, Chittgong
22 kilometer from Chittagong city
Area 1,754-acre (7.10 km2)
Academic Faculties 7
Academic Departments 52
Research Centers 5
Affiliated Institutes 6
Affiliated Colleges 8
Degrees Awarded
Undergrad BA, MA, B.Ed, BSc, MSc, MS, BBA, MBA, LLB, LLM, M.Ed, BSS, MSS, M.B.B.S.
Postgrad M.Phil., Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H
Hall 10
Types Male:6, Female:3, Coed:1
Teaching Staff 726
Other Staff Officer:296, 3rd Class Staff:478, 4th Class Staff:1180


The university was founded in December 3, 1965 by Professor A R Mallick (1918–97), Project Director, and two other employees in a house in Chittagong City.[citation needed] The Chittagong University Ordinance was enacted on 25 September 1966 and Professor Mallick was made Vice Chancellor simultaneously, a role which he assumed on 9 October 1966.[2]

The university opened on 28 November with Master of Arts program classes for 200 students in the departments of Bengali, English, History and Economics under the department of Arts. Medicine, Engineering, Law, and Education were later incorporated as separate departments in colleges outside the university.[2]


Central Library[edit]

The Chittagong University Library is situated on the university campus and has been housed in its own building since 1990, providing a total floor area of 56,700 sq ft. The library is managed by a 14-member Library Committee. The library collection consists of about 350,000 books and over 40,000 bound journals.[3]

The Central Shaheed Minar

Notable faculty members[edit]

  • Jamal Nazrul Islam, theoretical physicist and mathematician. Ex-Professor, Mathematics Department. Ex-Professor Emeritus and founding Director of Research Center for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (RCMPS).
  • Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, 2006 winner of Nobel Prize in peace. Former professor of Economics Department, initiated his project on micro credit in the adjacent area, Jobra.

Honorary doctorates[edit]

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