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University of Chittagong
চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
University of Chittagong logo.svg
Seal of the University of Chittagong
Other name
Chittagong University
Type Public, Coeducational
Established November 18, 1966
Chancellor President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury
Academic staff
Administrative staff
311 (Male 277, Female 34)[1]
Students 24,283
(Male 15,598, Female 8,685)[1]
Location Chittagong, Bangladesh
22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.469928°N 91.790405°E / 22.469928; 91.790405Coordinates: 22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.469928°N 91.790405°E / 22.469928; 91.790405
Campus Rural, 1,754 acres (7.10 km2)
Nickname CU

University Grants Commission, Bangladesh

Association of Commonwealth Universities
University of Chittagong Wordmarklogo.svg

The University of Chittagong (Chittagong University, Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, CU in short) is a public, multidisciplinary, research university located in Hathazari Upazila, Chittagong District, Bangladesh. The university was established in 1966.[2] It is one of the largest universities by campus area in Bangladesh,[3] and has approximately 22,000 students and 750 faculty members.[4]

University of Chittagong at a glance
Inauguration 18 November 1966
Location Zobra village, Hathajari upajila, Chittgong
22 kilometer from Chittagong city
Area 1,754-acre (7.10 km2)
Academic Faculties 7
Academic Departments 52
Research Centers 5
Affiliated Institutes 6
Affiliated Colleges 8
Degrees Awarded
Undergrad BA, MA, B.Ed, BSc, MSc, MS, BBA, MBA, LLB, LLM, M.Ed, BSS, MSS, M.B.B.S.
Postgrad M.Phil., Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H
Hall 10
Types Male:6, Female:3, Coed:1
Teaching Staff 726
Other Staff Officer:296, 3rd Class Staff:478, 4th Class Staff:1180


University of Chittagong is located in Fatehpur Union, Hathazari Upazila about 22 kilometers north[1] of the Chittagong city around 1753.88 acres of hilly and flat land. The university was officially launched on 18 November 1966.[3]


Chittagong University was founded on 3 December 1965 by Fazlul Qadir Chaudhry in Chittagong City.[5] He facilitated the foundation of the University Of Chittagong.

The university opened on 28 November 1966 with Master of Arts program classes for 200 students in the Departments of Bengali, English, History, and Economics. The Departments of Medicine, Engineering, Law, and Education were later incorporated as separate departments in colleges outside the university.[6]


Monuments and sculptures[edit]



View from the Arts Faculty
Faculties 7[7]
Departments 41[8]
Institutes 5[9]
Research centers 5[10]

Faculties and Departments[edit]

Faculty of Science[edit]

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Applied and Environmental Chemistry

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Applied Physics, Electronics & Communication Engineering (APECE)
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Faculty of Biological Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Department of Soil Science
  • Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Arts[edit]

  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of English
  • Department of Pali
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Institute of Fine Arts
  • Department of Islamic History & Culture
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Department of Arabic & Persian
  • Department of Linguistic

Faculty of Social Science[edit]

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Communication & Journalism
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Information Science & Library Management
  • Department of International Relations (IR)
  • Department of Home Economics
  • Department of Urban & Rural Development

Faculty of Business Administration[edit]

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Marketing studies
  • Department of Human Resource Management
  • Department of Banking & Insurance

Faculty of Law[edit]

  • Department of Law

Affiliated colleges[edit]


  • Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries
  • Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences
  • Institute of Fine Arts
  • Institute of Modern Language
  • Social Science Research Institute
  • Institute of Educational Research & Training


Central Library[edit]

The Chittagong University Library is situated on the university campus, and since 1990, has been housed in its own building of 56,700 square feet. The library is managed by a 14-member Library Committee. The library collection consists of about 350,000 books and over 40,000 bound journals.[11]

Notable faculty members[edit]

  • Jamal Nazrul Islam, theoretical physicist and mathematician. Ex-Professor, Mathematics Department. Ex-Professor Emeritus and founding Director of Research Center for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (RCMPS).
  • Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, 2006 winner of Nobel Prize in peace. Former professor of Economics Department; initiated a microcredit program in the adjacent area of Jobra.
  • Abdul Mannan, Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Ex-Professor, Management Department.


Honorary doctorates[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "University of Chittagong at a Glance". University of Chittagong. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chittagong University". (in Bengali). Hathazari: Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Azim, Fayezul (January 2003). "University of Chittagong". In Sirajul Islam. Banglapedia. Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. ISBN 984-32-0576-6. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Faculty of the University of Chittagong.". University of Chittagong. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Administrator. "List of Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Details of the University of Chittagong". University of Chittagong. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Faculties". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Departmets". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Institutes". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Research Centers". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Administrator. "About Central Library". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "University of Chittagong". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  13. ^ " - Online shopping in Bangladesh". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 

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