Begum Rokeya University

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Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur
বেগম রোকেয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, রংপুর[1]
Logo of Begum Rokeya University.svg
Former names
University Of Rangpur
Motto জ্ঞানই শক্তি[2]
Motto in English
Knowledge is Power
Type Public
Established 2008 (2008)
Endowment Publicly Funded by Government (1 Billion BDT per year excluding Development funds)
Budget 1 Billion BDT per year
Officer in charge
Vice Chancellor
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah
Academic staff
203 (December 2015)
Administrative staff
623 (December 2015)
Students 7,120 (December 2015)
Undergraduates 4,834 (December 2015)
Postgraduates 2,286 (December 2015)
Location Rangpur, Bangladesh
25°43′04″N 89°15′33″E / 25.7179°N 89.2592°E / 25.7179; 89.2592Coordinates: 25°43′04″N 89°15′33″E / 25.7179°N 89.2592°E / 25.7179; 89.2592
Campus Urban , 75 acres (30 ha), Adjacent to Carmichael College and Rangpur Cadet College
Language Bengali,English
Affiliations University Grants Commission of Bangladesh
Sports Cricket,Football,Kabaddi
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Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR), formerly Rangpur University,[3] is a government-financed public state university in Bangladesh. It is the only general categorised university in Rangpur Division and also the second public university in the region. The university has been named after the feminist writer and social worker Begum Rokeya. It is the 30th public university of Bangladesh. It was established on 8 October 2008 under Begum Rokeya University Act, 2009(2009–29).


The university is located between Rangpur Cadet College and Carmichael College in Rangpur. It covers an area of 75 acres (30 ha). The university has constructed four academic building and started class from August 2011 in the main campus. Currently, the university has twenty-one departments and amount of student is almost seven thousand. It contains three student halls (including two male and one female). There is a library and a cafeteria in the campus.

Campus Rear of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur
Campus of Begum Rokeya University in Night, Rangpur


Since 1947, a university in this region has been a long cherished dream. A popular demand for a kind of university which can reach out to a large number of students desiring higher education in this vast region has always been intensely felt but has never been fulfilled. In 2001, the then Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina laid the foundations of Rangpur University of Science and Technology. However, later on the establishment was cancelled. It was not until August 2007 when Fakhruddin Ahmed, Chief Advisor of the Caretaker Government, agreed in principle to establish a full-fledged university in Rangpur.[4] Finally, Fakhruddin Ahmad, in a historic cabinet meeting held in Rangpur on 2 February 2008, took the decision to establish a University in Rangpur. The Rangpur University Ordinance was approved by the cabinet on 15 June 2008.[5] M. Lutfar Rahman was appointed the first vice-chancellor on 20 October 2008. Two days later Hossain Zillur Rahman, the then Education and Commerce Advisor to the Caretaker Government formally inaugurated the university.


  • The Chancellor of the University

Md. Abdul Hamid
President, The People's Republic of Bangladesh.

  • The Vice-Chancellor of the University

Professor Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah

  • The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University


Administrative Officers[edit]

  • Registrar of the University

Md. Ibrahim Kabir[6]

  • Treasurer of the University


  • Proctor of the University

Mir Tamanna Siddika

  • Provosts of the University

1.Komolesh Chandra Sarkar
Provost,Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall.

2.Md. Amir Sharif
Provost,Sohid Mukhtar Ali Hall.

3.Tuhin Wadud
Provost, Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall.


Academic Building 1 & 2 of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur
Academic Buildings of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur

Courses offered[edit]

Undergraduate programs

  • BSc(Hons.)
  • B.A.(Hons.)
  • B.B.A.(Hons.)
  • B.S.S.(Hons.)
  • BSc(Engineering)

Graduate programs

  • MSc
  • M.A.
  • M.B.A.
  • M.S.S.

Other Programs

  • M.B.A.(Evening)

Faculties and departments[edit]

BRUR has 21 departments under 6 faculties.

Faculty of Arts

  • Department of Bangla
  • Department of English
  • Department of History and Archaeology

Faculty of Social Science

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Women and Gender Studies
  • Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Department of Public Administration

Faculty of Business Studies

  • Department of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Department of Management Studies
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Finance and Banking

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics

Faculty of Engineering & Technology

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences

  • Department of Geography and Environmental Science
  • Department of Disaster Management


BRUR enrolls undergraduate students. Students who want to get admission into BRUR need to pass and compete on the merit list in the admission test which is highly competitive. Admission tests are arranged by the University under authority of admission council for all faculties.

Statistics Based on Academic Year 2014–15 Admission :

Total application : 90,402[7] Total Seats Available : 1,258 Average applicant to seat ratio is 72:1. Acceptance rate : 1.39%

Grading system[edit]

The academic year consists of two semesters. Academic courses are based on credit system. Resuit scale is out of 4. 80℅-100%= 4. Per course includes 3.00 credits and at last semester there is also a compulsory thesis for each student including 6 credits.

Central Library and Information Center[edit]

The Central Library and Information Center (CLIC) of Begum Rokeya University was established on 12 October 2008 with an aim to support the instructional and research programs of the University. The vice-chancellor of the University opened all activities of CLIC on 19 November 2009. Initially, CLIC started functioning at the temporary campus of the University (Teachers' Training College, Rangpur). It was shifted to the permanent campus on 19 March 2011. This library & Information centre has large reading rooms with huge resources such as books, journals, periodicals etc.


Dr. Wazed Research Institute

Organizations and clubs[edit]

  • Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigosthi-Begum Rokeya University Sangsod [8]
  • Ronon
  • Gungun
  • Charan Sangskritik Kendro
  • Begum Rokeya University Film Society (BRUFS)
  • Biggan Andolon Moncho
  • Bangladesh Open Science Organization
  • Bitorko Chorcha Kendro
  • Begum Rokeya University Debating Association (BRUDA)
  • Begum Rokeya University Geographers Association (BRUGA)
  • Badhon
  • Marketing Eye
  • Management Club
  • Begum Rokeya University Photographers Club (BRUPC)
  • GES Sports Club
  • Agnisnan [Musical Band]
  • Life is Beautiful
  • English Cultural Society (ECS)
Bengali New Year Celebration Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur

Political organisations[edit]

Residential halls[edit]

Halls for male students[edit]

  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall
  • Sohid Mukhtar Elahi Hall
Male Student Halls of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur

Halls for female students[edit]

  • Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall
  • Sheikh Hasina Hall (Under Constriction)



  • Liberation Monument
  • Sohid Minar


  • 4 Academic Buildings
  • Central Library
  • Wazed Mia Research Institute


  • 1 Administrative Building


  • Only full fledged Public University in Rangpur Division, Very low tuition fees
  • In campus medical facilities
  • Residential male & female halls
  • Own Bus Transportation Service
  • Central library with Computer lab & seminar libraries in departments
  • Cafeteria
  • Central Mosque

List of vice-chancellors[edit]

Name From To
M. Lutfar Rahman 20 October 2008[5] 7 May 2009
"Mohammad Abdul Jalil Miah 8 May 2009[9] 7 May 2013
A.K. M. Nurun Nabi 8 May 2013[10] 5 May 2017
Professor Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah 1 June 2017[11] Present


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