Bangladesh Agricultural University

Coordinates: 24°43′26″N 90°25′48″E / 24.72389°N 90.43000°E / 24.72389; 90.43000
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Bangladesh Agricultural University
বাংলাদেশ কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Other name
Former name
East Pakistan Agricultural University (EPAU)
MottoKnowledge, Efficiency, Moral Character
TypePublic agricultural university
Established18 August 1961; 62 years ago (1961-08-18)
AffiliationUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)
ChancellorPresident Mohammed Shahabuddin
Vice-ChancellorEmdadul Haque Chowdhury[1]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
24°43′26″N 90°25′48″E / 24.72389°N 90.43000°E / 24.72389; 90.43000
CampusUrban, 1,261 acres (5.10 km2)
ColoursBlue, Green and Gold

Bangladesh Agricultural University (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, Bangladesh Krishi Bishshobiddalôe), abbreviated as BAU, was established in 1961. It is the first agricultural university and also the second largest public university of Bangladesh.[2] This university is located in Mymensingh city. The university has 44 departments.

BAU was the second highest budgeted public university in Bangladesh for the year 2013–2014. It is ranked number one university of Bangladesh according to the webometrics university ranking 2017.[3][4] BAU has been ranked 2nd in the Bangladesh in the Times higher education world university ranking 2022.


Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) is the second largest public university in Bangladesh. Its expansive campus, covering an area of 5.10 square kilometers (1.97 sq mi), is situated in rural surroundings, approximately 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) south of the district town of Mymensingh.

Nestled in the picturesque landscape, the campus comprises academic, administrative, and residential buildings, extensive farms, lush gardens, and a multitude of related facilities.

To the east of this remarkable campus, the mighty Brahmaputra River flows, adding to the natural beauty and significance of the university's location.

Two national research institutes, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA)[5] and Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI)[6] are housed in this campus.


  • Two administrative buildings
  • Six faculty complexes
  • Fifteen halls for students
  • three-storied central library
  • modern auditorium (Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Auditorium, 2,000 seats)
  • conference hall
  • central laboratory
  • Research field for every faculty
  • gymnasium
  • stadium
  • sports complex
  • healthcare centre (free care service for students, university staff and their families)
  • project complex
  • 657 units of residential facilities for teachers, officers and employees
  • TSC
  • Botanical garden
  • Fish museum & Biodiversity centre
  • Agriculture museum
  • GTI complex
  • Computer lab & wifi zone
  • Horticulture farm
  • Agriculture university school & college
  • Farmer auditorium
  • Community centre
  • Guest house
  • Central mosque
  • Bank & ATM booth
  • KR market

Halls of residence (student dormitories)[edit]

Boys' halls[edit]

  • Isha Khan Hall ( First Hall of BAU)
  • Shahjalal Hall
  • Shaheed Shamsul Haque Hall
  • Shaheed Nazmul Ahsan Hall
  • Ashraful Haque Hall
  • Shaheed Jamal Hossain Hall
  • Hossain Shaheed Shuhrawardy Hall
  • Fazlul Haque Hall
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hall

Girls' halls[edit]

  • Sultana Razia Hall
  • Taposhi Rabeya Hall
  • Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib hall
  • Begum Rokeya Hall
  • Roji Jamal Hall
  • Sheikh Hasina Hall


Partial list of the vice-chancellors of the university:

List of Vice-Chancellors[edit]

  1. M Osman Ghani (2 September 1961 – 1963)[7]
  2. S.D. Chaudhuri (1963–1973)[8]
  3. Quazi Mohammad Fazlur Rahim (January 1971 – July 1971 and January 1972 – November 1973)[9]
  4. Mosleh Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury (24 November 1973 – October 1980)[10]
  5. AKM Aminul Haque (1980–1988)[11]
  6. Kamaluddin Ahmad[12]
  7. Mohammad Hossain (14 November 1996 – 5 February 2000)
  8. (18th) M Musharraf Hossain Mian (2006 – )[13]
  9. Md. Akhtar Hossain ( – October 2008)[14]
  10. MA Sattar Mandal (15 November 2008 –)[15][16]
  11. (22nd) Rafiqul Haque (11 August 2011 – 8 April 2015)[17][18][19]
  12. (23rd) Md. Ali Akbar (24 May 2015 – 23 May 2019)[20]
  13. (24th) Lutful Hassan (30 May 2019 – 29 May 2023)[21]
  14. (25th) Emdadul Haque Chowdhury (12 July 2023 – present)

Faculty and departments[edit]

There are 44 departments under 6 faculties and 3 institutions.

Faculty of Veterinary Science[edit]

Veterinary Science faculty is the leading faculty of the university which established in 1961. This faculty has gifted quality Veterinarian for the country and contributed to animal reproduction to enhance profitability in farm level. The graduates are working in reproduction & Production diversified field (Farm Animals, Pet Animals, Avian and wildlife) of livestock by applying knowledge of clinical science like Theriogenology, Obstetrics, clinical physiology, pathology. Veterinarians has huge scope in research organization, commercial breeder farms, agro-industries, milk and meat processing industries, private clinics. Along with these, Faculty of Veterinary Science is contributing on research for diseases, zoonoses, health improvements, livestock reproductive health and development. Besides, this faculty has huge contribution in poultry and dairy industry.

Degree offered by the faculty-

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Master's of Science.
  • PhD

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

The Faculty of Agriculture was established in 1961. It has the following departments:

Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology[edit]

Faculty of Animal Husbandry[edit]

Faculty of Animal Husbandry at Bangladesh Agricultural University was established in 1962.

Currently the faculty of Animal Husbandry is offering the following degree programs:

  • BSc A.H. (Hons)
  • M.S.
  • PhD

Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology[edit]

Faculty of Fisheries[edit]

  • Department of Fisheries, Biology and Genetics
  • Department of Aquaculture
  • Department of Fisheries Management
  • Department of Fisheries Technology
  • Department of Marine Fisheries


Undergraduate programme[edit]

Undergraduate admissions in BAU are competitive. Admission related information is available on this website[22]

As of 2016–2017 session, the general distribution of seats for admission into Level 1, Semester 1 of the undergraduate courses as offered by six faculties BAU will be as follows:

  • Faculty of Veterinary Science: 191
  • Faculty of Agriculture( Agriculture- 402 + Food Safety Management- 30): 432
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry: 191
  • Faculty of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology: 133
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology (BSc Agri. Engg. 100 + BSc Food Engg. 50): 150
  • Faculty of Fisheries: 133

This is including all Freedom fighters quota and other quotas.

Total enrollment per year = 1230.

Bangladeshi all Agriculture University association has decided that undergraduate admission test will be combined from academic session 2019–2020. After admission test merit list, students will admit according to the merit score of seven Agriculture University. All seven Agriculture University has available seats 3551 including Bangladesh Agriculture University.[23]

Every students must have minimum HSC and SSC requirements to appeared on the Admission Exam

MS/PhD program[edit]

M.S. and PhD programs are available as follows:

  • Faculty of Veterinary Science: Anatomy & Histology, Microbiology & Hygiene, Parasitology, Medicine, Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Surgery & Obstetrics.
  • Faculty of Agriculture: Agronomy, Soil Science, Crop Botany, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Entomology, Agricultural Extension Education, Agricultural Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Physics, Chemistry, Languages, Agroforestry, Biotechnology and Environmental Science.
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry: Animal Breeding & Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Animal Science, Poultry Science, and Dairy Science.
  • Faculty of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology: Agricultural Economics, Cooperation & Marketing, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Statistics, and Rural Sociology.
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology: Irrigation & Water Management, Farm Power & Machinery, Farm Structure, Food Technology & Rural Industries and Computer Science & Mathematics.
  • Faculty of Fisheries: Fisheries Biology & Genetics, Aquaculture, Fisheries Management, and Fisheries Technology.


The Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University (ISSN 1810-3030) is published in June and December on behalf of the Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System (BAURES). Original research papers, review articles and short communications are published.

Bilateral collaborations[edit]

The university signed five memoranda of understanding with the Texas A&M University, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey,[24]




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