Begum Gulchemonara Trust University

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Coordinates: 22°21′37″N 91°49′40″E / 22.360157°N 91.827651°E / 22.360157; 91.827651

Begum Gulchemonara Trust University
বেগম গুল চেমনারা ট্রাস্ট বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, চট্রগ্রাম
Motto Learning for Leadership
Type Private,
Established 2001 (2001)
Chancellor President Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Saroj Kanti Singh Hazari
Academic staff
363
Students 10,600 (Year: 2016)
Undergraduates 8,500
Postgraduates 2,100
Location BGC Biddyanagar, Chandanaish, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Website bgctub-edu.net

BGC (Begum Gulchemonara) Trust University (Bengali: বেগম গুলচেমনারা ট্রাস্ট বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) also known as BGC Trust University Bangladesh is a private university in Bangladesh, established in 2001. The university is 34 km from the port city Chittagong at a place popularly known as BGC Biddyanagar by the side of the Chittagong Cox's Bazar Highway Road. The main campus in Chandanaish, spread over 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land, consists of a private university, a private medical college, a 1,000-bed hospital, a nurses' institute, a dental college, a college of physiotherapy and an IT institute.

History[edit]

BGC Trust was founded by Engr. Afsar Uddin Ahmad. BGC Trust University is approved by the Government Education and University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh.

Students[edit]

BGC Trust University began in 2001 with 500 students. Now it has grown to more than 10,600.[citation needed] There are students from Chittagong, Cox's bazar, Bandarban, Ranghamati, Khagrachari, Comilla, Dhaka, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Jessore, Mymenshingh, Sylhet, Khulna, Barishal etc.

Health services[edit]

The Medical Center of the BGC Trust University, located near the BGC Trust Medical College & Hospital, offers 50% free medical service and free pathological examinations to students, teachers and staffs of the university and also to family members of the teachers and staffs. The centre provides service round the clock, seven days a week, with 50 doctors. The centre has dental unit, eye unit, x-ray department and two ambulances. The centre has a 500-bed accommodation so that students suffering from contagious diseases as chicken pox, mumps etc. may be taken care of in isolation.

Library[edit]

The BGC Trust University library has 50,000 books, a collection of print journals and other publications, and subscriptions to international academic journals. The library location at BGC Biddayanagar Campus.

IT facilities[edit]

BGC Biddayanagar is a WiFi campus. The ICT Center of BGCTU has an Internet bandwidth (uploading & downloading) from 4Mbit/s/4Mbit/s to 30Mbit/s/30Mbit/s. This service is provided by BTCL through direct optical connectivity.

Cafeteria[edit]

There are faculty cafeterias on the campus of BGC Trust University. This place is regarded as the hub of intellectual center of the University & most famous of them is Bangha Bondhu Freedom square center.

Transport[edit]

BGC Trust University has transport services for students. Students can travel to the campus by bus from the City. It takes 50–60 minutes to reach the campus from Chittagong city, BGC own free transport facilities by bus, mini bus and micro bus services between the city and campus have been introduced.

Semesters[edit]

The academic year of the BGC Trust university has three semesters. The duration of each semester is four month.

  • Spring Session (January - April)
  • Summer Session (May - August)
  • Fall Session (September - December)

Grading system[edit]

Traditional CGPA system followed by the BGC Trust University. Letter grades indicating the quality of course work completed with their corresponding grade points are shown below.

BGC Trust University, Chittagong Grading System
Letter Grade Point Numerical (%)
A+ 4.00 80-100
A 3.75 75-79
A- 3.50 70-74
B+ 3.25 65-69
B 3.00 60-64
B- 2.75 55-59
C+ 2.50 50-54
C 2.25 45-49
D 2.00 40-44
F 0.00 < 39
I Incomplete
W Official Withdrawal

All programs[edit]

  • BBA
  • MBA (Regular)
  • MBA (Executive)
  • LL.B (Hon's)
  • LL.M
  • BSC in CSE
  • MS
  • B-Pharm (Hon's)
  • M-Pharm
  • BA (Hon's) in English
  • MA in English

Department of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

(Major in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Finance)

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering (BSc in CSE)

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers undergraduate courses in the fields of computer science and telecommunications. Course in Mathematics and Physics are also taught by members of the department.

Department of Pharmacy[edit]

The department of Pharmacy offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B-Pharm)
  • Master of Pharmacy (M-Pharm)

Department of Law[edit]

The department of Law offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

  • Bachelor of Law LL.B (Hon's Course)
  • Master of Law (LL.M Course)

Department of English[edit]

The Department of English offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hon's) in English (BA in English)
  • Master of Arts in English (MA in English)

Admission[edit]

Admission requirements are a minimum GPA must be 3.00 (both in SSC and HSC) or equivalent background. Minimum O-Level in five subjects and A-Level in two subjects.

Financial scholarships are available for deserving candidates. Apart from that, BGC Trust University waivers 10% tuition fee base on previous GPA score, and it reduce by 30% tuition fee waiver for female, tribal and freedom fighter wards.

Scholarships include the Chairman’s Scholarship and Vice Chancellor Scholarship.

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