Central Women's University
Central Women's University (Bengali: কেন্দ্রীয় মহিলা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is one of the first private universities in Bangladesh, established in 1993. It was the first university in Bangladesh established exclusively for the purpose of female education.
Following mismanagement on the part of the original governing body, it was one of the eight universities the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh recommended for shutting down due to poor quality of academic standards. The university was also served with show-cause notice by judicial authorities asking why it would not be closed down.
As of August, 2010, the University has received legal permission from the court to continue its educational activities under a new governing body and with new academic faculty and expanded academic offerings.
Degrees currently offered are:
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration
- Executive Master of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
- Bachelor of Social Science in Political Science and Governance Studies
- Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology and Gender Studies
- Bachelor of Social Science in Geography and Environmental Studies
- Ali, Tawfique (2004-10-19). "40-45 varsities way behind prerequisites". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2007-03-17.
- Khan, Siddiqur Rahman (2005-03-01). "Ministry serves notice on six private universities". New Age. Retrieved 2007-03-17.
- As per the court judgement on Writ Petition number 3873, filed on 16 April 2007.
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