Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology

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Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology
চট্টগ্রাম প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
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Former names
  • Engineering College, Chittagong (1968-1986)
  • Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Chittagong (1986-2003)
Established 2003 (converted to University)
Type Public, Engineering
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Md. Rafiqul Alam
Academic staff
195
Administrative staff
275
Students 2400+[1]
Location 22°27′43.50″N 91°58′22.60″E / 22.4620833°N 91.9729444°E / 22.4620833; 91.9729444Coordinates: 22°27′43.50″N 91°58′22.60″E / 22.4620833°N 91.9729444°E / 22.4620833; 91.9729444
Raozan, Chittagong
, BangladeshBangladesh
Campus Sub-urban, 163 acres (0.66 km2)
Language English
Nickname CUET
Affiliations University Grants Commission, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh
Website www.cuet.ac.bd

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Côṭṭôgrām Prôkôuśôl Ō Prôyukti Biśbôbidyālôẏ) commonly referred to as CUET (Bengali: চুয়েট), located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is renowned as one of the most prominent and prestigious public engineering universities in Bangladesh. The university maintains a special emphasis on research.

The university offers degrees in engineering disciplines in undergraduate and post-graduate levels and also conducts research and provides degrees in basic sciences in post-graduate level. There are eleven academic departments under five faculties emphasizing teaching and research of Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Planning.

Location[edit]

University Entrance

CUET is situated in the district of Chittagong under Chittagong Division. It is in the Pahartali union under Raozan sub-district, by the north side of the Chittagong-Kaptai road about 25 kilometers from the center of Chittagong City. The 420 Megawatt Raozan Thermal Power Plant is situated just beside the campus. Karnaphuli Hydroelectric Power Station, the largest source of hydroelectricity of the country, is situated in Kaptai, about 25 kilometers from CUET.[2][3]

History[edit]

Language Movement Monument at CUET

To meet the increasing demand of professional engineers for the national development, the National Economic Council of the Government of Pakistan decided to establish The Engineering College, Chittagong on August 28, 1962. The Engineering College, Chittagong, started functioning on December 28, 1968 by admitting 120 students in its first academic session under the faculty of Engineering, University of Chittagong. On 1 July 1986, through a Government Ordinance (No. XXI, 1986) the college was converted into an autonomous institution called Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Chittagong. There were three other similar BITs in Khulna, Rajshahi and Dhaka. The President of Bangladesh was the visitor of these institutes. A Board of Governors headed by a Chairman appointed by the President was the policy making and administrative authority which had its head office at Tejgaon, Dhaka. Though the BIT, Chittagong was said to be an autonomous institution there were various complexity in the administration, control, budget, admission, development and other processes of the institution. On September 1, 2003 it was a historic moment when the BIT, Chittagong was converted into a fully autonomous public university & named Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology or CUET for short, after the teachers and students of BIT, Chittagong started huge movement demanding university status for all four BITs.[4] The honorable President of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of the University. BIT, Khulna; BIT, Rajshahi and BIT, Dhaka have been converted to Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), and Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) respectively.[3]

Now the university is a fully autonomous statutory organization of the Government of Bangladesh which awards degrees itself to the graduates. There are various statutory bodies like Syndicate, Academic Council, Finance Committee, Planning and Development Committee, Academic Committees, etc. for policy and decision-making on aspects of the university under the framework of the Act.

Campus[edit]

The university campus covers an area of 163 acres.[5] The campus of CUET is remarkable for its natural beauty, it is landscaped around a valley with hilly areas, plants and precious varieties making the campus a natural arboretum. Facilities include academic buildings, administration building, auditorium, library, computer center, workshop, research laboratories, halls of residence, teachers' quarter, canteens and central mosque. The university has inside its boundaries a bank, a post office, three canteens, a DRMASS telephone exchange, two card-phone booths, a PABX, a phone and fax caterer, a large auditorium, two galleries for holding conference, a central mosque having a floor area of 560 square meters, and two mini-mart for general needs.

Central Road

Medical Center[edit]

The University Medical Center is equipped for primary care but serious cases are referred to a local hospital 10 kilometers away or to the city hospital.

Transportation[edit]

The university runs its own regular bus service to and from the city for benefit of the students residing there, every alternate day. Friday and Saturday are weekly holidays.Two BRTC bus of CUET also ply to and from the city. All kinds of mechanized transport ply between Kaptai and the city.

Sports and entertainment[edit]

The university provides facilities for football, hockey, cricket, volleyball, basketball, table tennis etc. The students play tennis, badminton and other games as well. Sports meets and games competitions are features of campus life. The students arrange debate, cultural show, indoor games competition etc.

Cuet Library

Library[edit]

The library stands in the center of CUET campus. The ground floor of the library is dedicated for individual study and group discussion. Multiple copies of text books are available at the counter. The library has more than 48,000 books and thousands of journals and periodicals in its collection. Approximately 200 students can use these facilities at a time. The daily newspaper and monthly magazines are also available.

University school and college[edit]

CUET has a university school and college named Chittagong Engineering University School and College inside its campus, intended to provide secondary and higher secondary education for the children of university staffs which also receives general students.

Academic programs[edit]

The Degrees that are offered by various departments of the university are given below
Name of Faculties Deans Departments Heads Abbrev. Degrees offered
Faculty of
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Khan

Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering

Dr. Mahmud Abdul Matin Bhuiyan
Dr. Kaushik Deb.
Dr. Quazi Delwar Hossain

EEE
CSE
ETE

B.Sc Eng, M.Sc, Ph.D
B.Sc Eng, M.Sc, Ph.D
B.Sc Eng

Faculty of
Civil Engineering
Dr. Md. Saiful Islam

Civil Engineering
Disaster & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Md. Rabiul Alam
Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan

CE
DEE

B.Sc Eng, M.Sc, Ph.D
M.Sc, Ph.D

Faculty of
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Bodius Salam

Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum & Mining Engineering

Dr. Md. Abdul Wazed
Dr. Md. Mahbubul Alam

ME
PME

B.Sc Eng, M.Sc, Ph.D
B.Sc Eng

Faculty of
Architecture & Planning
Dr. Swapan Kuman Palit

Architecture
Urban & Regional Planning
Humanities

Dr. Moinul Islam
Sultan Mohammad Farooq
Dr.Md. Mostafa Kamal

ARCH
URP
HUM

B.Arch
B.URP
Non Degree Awarding

Faculty of
Engineering & Technology
Dr. Md. Abdur Rashid

Physics
Mathematics
Chemistry

Dr. Faruque-Uz-Zaman Chowdhury
Dr. Sunil Dhar
Dr. Rezaul Karim

PHY
MATH
CHEM

M.Phil, Ph.D
M.Phil, Ph.D
M.Phil, Ph.D

Administration[edit]

Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Building

Chancellor[edit]

Vice-Chancellor[edit]

  • Professor Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam[7]

Pro Vice-Chancellor[edit]

  • Professor Md Rafiqul Alam

Academic calendar[edit]

After the publication of admission test result, selected students are admitted in Level-1 (academic year). Each Level is divided into three terms. Term-I and Term-II is composed of 18 weeks and Short Term composed of 3 weeks. Each week consists of five working days. A student can register for the next Level after completion of all three Terms. A Bachelor course in Engineering consists of four Levels and a Bachelor of Architecture course consists of five Levels. A Term final examination is held at the end of Term-I and II besides class tests examination for continuous assessment of progress. Students can clear any backlog or incomplete courses in the Short Term exam.[8]

At least 155 credit hours must be earned to be eligible for Bachelor's degree in Engineering. Candidate is awarded Honors if he/she obtains CGPA above 3.75 or higher and awarded Chancellor's award if CGPA is 4.0.

Medium of instruction[edit]

The medium of instruction is English, which is the official language for examinations.

Admissions[edit]

University Central Auditorium
Central mosque

The Undergraduate admission test is one of the most intensive written examinations in Bangladesh. After completion of higher secondary education or A level, a student can submit her or his application for undergraduate admission if he/she fulfills the minimum requirements. Students with the best grades in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English of their higher secondary examination are allowed to sit in the admission test. The screening process allows 7000 students to sit for the admission test, based on the cumulative sum of grade points in these four subjects. Students have to sit for both a written and an MCQ test for admission. They have to seat for an additional free-hand drawing test in order to get admitted in Architecture. After the admission test, only about 641 students get admitted.[9] However, for admission to M.S. and Ph. D. programs candidates are required to appear in interviews and/or written tests.

Expenses[edit]

It is one of the public universities of The People's Republic of Bangladesh. Major part of the expense is subsidized by the government through University Grants Commission. A little amount of total expense like hall dues and registration fees per semester is to be paid by the Bangladeshi students. For international students $500 is to be paid per semester as registration fees. The university also provides scholarship on the basis of their merit.[10]

ICT incubator[edit]

The Bangladesh High -Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) is going to build the country's first ICT incubator in Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology.[11] The officials from the Ministry of Communication Technology and Bangladesh High -Tech Park Authority have selected a section of land of about 25 acres in the university campus.[11] On 21 November 2013, Bangladesh High -Tech Park Authority inaugurated the office of the ICT Business incubator in CUET campus.[12] The project was approved by the economic department of BHTPA on 8 November 2012.[11] It will create an opportunity for the students of this institution to be self-dependent and export software to the foreign countries.

Engineering Laboratories[edit]

Halls of residence[edit]

Bangabandhu Hall
Sufia kamal Hall

There are four men's and one women's dormitories.

Language Center[edit]

CUET launched the foreign language learning center in January 2011. The center has an air-conditioned classroom equipped with audio visual systems, multimedia projectors, and computers. Japanese and German language courses are offered.

First convocation[edit]

The first convocation of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) was held on 8 April 2008. President Dr. Iazuddin Ahmed, also chancellor of the university, presided over the programme, while former chief adviser of the caretaker government Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman was present as the convocation speaker. Education and Commerce Adviser Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman was also present on the occasion as the special guest.

A total of 1,403 graduates and post-graduates from four departments received certificates in the convocation. Of them, 1,398 graduates were from Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical and Electronics departments of 1996 to 2002 sessions and Computer Science and Engineering Department graduates of 1998 to 2002 sessions. Seven students from the 1999-2000 to 2005-2006 sessions were awarded gold medals for their outstanding academic feats in the convocation.

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