Bangladesh University of Professionals

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Bangladesh University of Professionals
BUP বাংলাদেশ ইউনিভার্সিটি অব প্রফেশনালস
BUP logo.jpg
Motto Excellence Through Knowledge
Established 5 June 2008
Type Public
Academic staff
95
Students 5000
Undergraduates 4000
Postgraduates 1000
50
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Campus Mirpur Cantonment, Mirpur-12, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh
Nickname BUP
Website http://www.bup.edu.bd

Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) (Bengali: BUP বাংলাদেশ ইউনিভার্সিটি অব প্রফেশনালস)is one of the newest Public Universities of the country established on June 5, 2008. It is the only public university in Bangladesh supported by the Armed Forces. BUP welcomes those students who will dedicate their total attention and devotion to serious academic pursuits to build up better tomorrows for the nation. BUP is the only educational entity in the country where there is an opportunity of blending between civil students and uniformed Armed Forces students with diversified skills, exposure, experience and outlook.

BUP with its own unique features set up in a green landscape away from the busy life of metropolitan city. The university promises to provide the best possible congenial academic atmosphere.

History[edit]

The establishment of a university for the armed forces educational and training institutes was a long felt need. National security, war strategy, medical, engineering and technology related to higher studies are in high demand at present. To keep pace and to be at par with the fast developing world, national higher studies, research enabling modern knowledge and creating scope for education and studies are the obligations to be fulfilled. In order to expand and integrate the existing educational and training institutes of the armed forces, they were needed to be brought under a single umbrella or authority. Thereby, the establishment of the Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) took place in that process. BUP came into being as the 30th public university of Bangladesh on 5 June 2008. It is a unique public university run by the armed forces, and also the youngest ever university.

Mission[edit]

The aim of BUP in to impart higher education in the field of national security, operations of war, medical, engineering and technology with a view to acquire and maintain the equivalence of progressive modern world standard of knowledge in the scientific field and there by creating a scope for studies and research under a single university (BUP) for the educational and training institutes of the armed forces where both military and civil students can pursue their career.

Affiliates[edit]

There are nine institutions (formerly run by the Bangladesh Military) that are affiliated [1] with BUP. These institutions are:

Other affiliated institutes with BUP under the BoDS (Bachelor of Defense Studies) & BoSS (Bachelor of Security Studies) programs are:[2][3]

  • Proyash (Special Education School)
  • Artillery Center & School (AS&S)
  • Combined Military Police Centre & School (CMPC&S)
  • Armed Core Centre & School (ACC&S)
  • The East Bengal Regimental Centre
  • BNS Haji Mohsin
  • Bangladesh Infantry Regimental Centre
  • EME Centre & School (EMEC&S)
  • Artillery Records
  • Army Service Core Centre & School (ASCC&S)
  • Signal Training Centre & School (STC&S)
  • Combined Military Police Centre & School (CMPC&S)
  • Ordnance Centre & School (OC&S)
  • Engineering Centre & School of Military Engineering (ECSME)
  • School of Military Intelligence (SMI)
  • Armed Core Centre & School (ACC&S)
  • School of Infantry & Tactics (SI&T)
  • Army School of Education & Administration (ASEA)
  • School of Maritime Warfare & Tactics (SMWT)
  • School of Logistic & Management (SOLAM)
  • Special Warfare Driving & Salvage (SWADS)
  • Fighter Controllers’ Training Unit (FCTU), BAF
  • Flying Instructors’ School (FIS), BAF
  • Officers’ Training School (OTS), BAF
  • 205, Maintenance Unit, BAF
  • Flight Safety Institute (FSI), BAF
  • Command & Staff Training Institute (CSTI), BAF

Before establishment of BUP, these institutes were affiliated with University of Dhaka, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Chittagong University and Bangladesh National University.[4] Details of all affiliated institutions are available on their respective websites and also on the BUP website.[5]

Academic Program[edit]

The five faculties are:

  • Faculty of Security & Strategic Studies
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Science
  • Faculty of Science & Technology
  • Faculty of Medical Studies and
  • Faculty of General Studies
  • Faculty of Business Studies

It awards Bachelor's degrees in 10 categories. It awards Master's degrees in 25 categories in Engineering, Business, Medicine as well as Military & War studies. It also awards M. Phil degrees.[4]

Bachelor of International Relations (IR) Program[edit]

BUP runs the BSS (Hon's) in International Relations (IR) program from 2015 under the Faculty of Security and Strategic Studies. The course includes: International Relations; English Language; Moral Philosophy; Political Science; Economics; Sociology; Political History; Geopolitics & Strategic Studies; International & Regional Institutions; Int. Law; Foreign Policy; Peace & Conflict Studies; Human Rights; Peacekeeping & the World System; Research Methodology (quantitative & qualitative); Int. Terrorism; Global Environmental Politics; Gender; Int. Negotiation & Diplomacy; Int. Political Economy; State, Ethnicity & Nationalism; Int. Affairs etc. Admission: Each student has to pass through a rigorous selection procedure to secure a place from the prestigious 90 seats. Only students with good academic past records are allowed to apply for a seat and this record accounts for the 25% of the total admission test score. Students who apply for a seat have to seat for a written test of 100 marks which takes place once in every year. The written test consists of 4 subjects. English: 25, Bangla: 25 and General Knowledge: 50 (Bangladesh: 25 & International Affairs: 25). Questions are generally tricky and thought provoking and test is very competitive as well. A student has to score 40% in each of the three sections of the written test to pass it. After passing the test, one has to face a viva-voce which plays an important role for the admission. Finally 90 students are selected from the candidates who have successfully passed all the three stages. Prospectus can be found in BUP website. [1]

B.S.S. in Economics And Disaster & Human Security Management Programs[edit]

BUP runs the BA (Hon's) in Economics and Bachelor (Hon's) in program from 2015 under the Faculty of Arts and Social science. Admission: Each student has to pass through a rigorous selection procedure to secure a place from the prestigious 90 seats of each department (separate admission tests for each department: Economics & DHSM). Admission procedures are similar to the Bachelor of IR program. Prospectus can be found in BUP website. [2]

B.Sc in ICT program[edit]

Bangladesh University of Professionals(BUP) introduced a new department named "Information and Communication Technology"(ICT) from Academic year 2014-15.Bangladesh University of professionals offers B.Sc in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) under Faculty of Science & Technology (FST). This department offers 90 seats for Undergraduate program. Admission: As Faculty of Science & Technology (FST) offers B.Sc in ICT Program to Only 90 Student. So it is very competitive. First of all Students have to apply through online for admission In B.Sc in ICT program.Authority will allow eligible candidate for sit before a written exam for 100 minutes.After appering in Written exam selected candidate have to viva-voce exam.After viva-voce exam final result will be published.

  • Selection Process- B.Sc in ICT program:

Admission test will be MCQ. Total Marks 100, and syllabus will include topics from

   Math (40) 
   Physics (30) 
   Chemistry (20)
   & English (10)

from HSC or equivalent examinations. Minimum qualifying marks for the written test is 50%. Final selection criteria will also include GPA/ grade obtained in SSC/OLevel/ Dhakhil or equivalent and HSC/A-Level/Alim or equivalent examinations.

  • Eligibility Criteria- B.Sc in ICT program

Minimum GPA 4.5 out of 5.0 in SSC/ Dhakhil, or “A” grade average in 5 subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & English in O-Level. And Minimum GPA 4.5/5.0 in HSC/Alim, or, “B” grade separately in at least 3 eligiblity in admission subjects including Math, Physics & Chemistry in A-Level.

MBA, BBA & MDHSM Program[edit]

Faculty of Business Studies is the only direct teaching faculty of the university & considered as one of the best institutes for Business Studies in Bangladesh. The Business Faculty of BUP has gained popularity within few years of its establishment.[6] This faculty runs three programs. These are:

  • MBA Program (Evening)
  • MBA Program (Day)
  • BBA Program (Day)

There are 55 seats in MBA batch & 110 in BBA batches. Admission tests generally takes place once a year in September–October. The students are generally civilian in EMBA, MBA and BBA programs, but the authority reserves the right to keep vacancies for Military students. Details of all programs including prospectus can be found on the BUP website.[7] There are 90 seats in B.S.S in International Relations(IR. Admission Tests usually take place in January. For details visit BUP Website Notice Board. Master of Disaster and Human Security Management (MDHSM) is another newly started degree program under BUP.[8]

Admission Procedure - BBA Program[edit]

Each student has to pass through a rigorous selection procedure to secure a place from the prestigious 110 seats. Only students with good academic past records are allowed to apply for a seat and this record accounts for the 25% of the total admission test score. Students who apply for a seat have to seat for a written test of 100 marks which is 50% of the total admission test score. The written test consists of 40-marks mathematical questions, 30-marks English questions and other 30-marks critical reasoning questions. Questions are generally tricky and thought provoking. A student has to score 40% in each of the three sections of the written test to pass it. After passing the test, one has to face a viva-voce which carries 25% of the admission test score. Finally 110 students are selected from the candidates who have successfully passed all the three stages. There is a 33% quota to take special students.[9]

Contact[edit]

Mirpur Cantonment,Dhaka- 1216 Tel:88-02-8000368 PABX: Civil Number: (8802) 8000261-4 Fax: 88-02-8035903

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangladesh University of Professionals(BUP)". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bangladesh University of Professionals(BUP)". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bangladesh University of Professionals(BUP)". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Staff Correspondent, University of Professionals inaugurated, The Daily Star, 18 October 2008
  5. ^ "Bangladesh University of Professionals(BUP)". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bangladesh University of Professionals(BUP)". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Bangladesh University of Professionals(BUP)". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Blogger". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  9. ^ BUP Admission. "How to get chance in the BBA program of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)?". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 

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