Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University

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Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU)
হাজী মোহাম্মদ দানেশ বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
HSTU Logo.png
Type Public
Established 1979 (1979) (University Started 11 September 1999)
Chancellor Abdul Hamid, Honorable President
Vice-Chancellor Dr. M. Abul Kashem
Academic staff
400
Students 10000
Location Dinajpur, Bangladesh
Campus Rural 135 acres
Website hstu.ac.bd

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (Bengali: হাজী মোহাম্মদ দানেশ বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) (HSTU) is a government-financed public university of Bangladesh. Locally it is known as Hajee Danesh University. It is situated between about 10 miles from Dinajpur city at a place known as Basherhat. A sports school named BKSP (Dinajpur) which was also established by the government of Bangladesh is situated beside the campus.

In 2015 more than 100 foreign students come from five countries.

Hajee Mohammad Danesh[edit]

Hajee Mohammad Danesh (1900–1986) was a peasant leader and politician.[1] He was born in Sultanpur village in Dinajpur District. He obtained his M.A. in History from Aligarh Muslim University in 1931 and B.L. degree in 1932. In the 1930s, Danesh became active in the communist organisations of Bengal, especially the Bengal provincial organisation of the Communist Party of India. He was arrested twice in 1938 by the government of Bengal for his participation in the Tebhaga movement, an agitation in northern Bengal against zamindars landlords for landless peasants and sharecroppers who sought a greater share of the yield, most of which was surrendered to the zamindars. Danesh was one of the few Muslim communist leaders of the struggle, and worked to mobilise the Muslim peasantry in favour of the movement. In 1945, he joined the All India Muslim League, but was later expelled for his participation in the continuing Tebagha movement, and re-arrested by the Bengal government in 1946. After the partition of India and Bengal in 1947, Danesh remained in his home district of Dinajpur, which fell in Muslim-majority East Bengal, which became part of the newly created Muslim state of Pakistan. He died in Dhaka on 28 June 1986.

Academics[edit]

The university offers 20 under-graduate degrees under 9 faculties along with several post-graduate and doctoral courses. These are

1. Faculty of Postgraduate Studies

  • PhD
  • MS
  • MBA
  • Evening MBA

2. Faculty of Engineering

  • BSc in Food and Process Engineering (FPE)
  • BSc in Agricultural Engineering (AE)
  • Bachelor of Architecture(BArch)
  • BSc in Civil Engineering(CE)
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering(ME)


3. Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering

  • BSc in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • BSc in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

4.Faculty of Business Studies

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (major in level-4)
  • BBA (major in accounting)
  • BBA (major in marketing)
  • BBA (major in management)
  • BBA (major in finance & banking)

5.Faculty of Agriculture

  • BSc(Hons.) in Agriculture
  • BSc(Hons.) in Agriculture and Argi-Business (AAB)

6.Faculty of Fisheres

  • BSc(Hons.) in Fisheries

7.Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

8.Faculty of Science

  • BSc(Hons.) in Physics
  • BSc(Hons.) in Chemistry
  • BSc(Hons.) in Mathematics
  • BSc(Hons.) in Statistics

9.Faculty of Arts & Social Science

  • B.A.(Hons.) in English
  • B.S.S.(Hons.) in Economics
  • B.S.S.(Hons.) in Social Science
Administrative Building,HSTU,Dinajpur.
Side view of administrative building
Tajuddin Ahmed Hall,HSTU,Dinajpur
One of the academic buildings
Saheed Minar at HSTU
Inner side of Administrative building
The campus
Map of Bangladesh in the campus
A gate of the university
Library building
Dormitory 2

Faculties[edit]

There are 9 faculties in HSTU with 44 departments:

Faculty of Agriculture:

  • Department of Agronomy(AGN)
  • Department of Horticulture (HRT)
  • Department of Soil Science (SSC)
  • Department of Entomology (ENT)
  • Department of Plant Pathology (PLP)
  • Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding (GPB)
  • Crop Physiology & Ecology (CPE)
  • Department of Agricultural Extension(AEX)
  • Department of Agricultural Chemistry (ACH)
  • Department of Agroforestry And Environment (AGF)
  • Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB)

Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering:

  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering(CSE)
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)

Faculty of Business Studies:

  • Department of Accounting (ACT)
  • Department of Management Studies (MGT)
  • Department of Marketing (MKT)
  • Department of Finance and Banking (FIB)

Faculty of Fisheries:

  • Department of Fisheries Biology & Genetics (FBG)
  • Department of Fisheries Management (FMG)
  • Department of Fisheries Technology (FTL)
  • Department of Aquaculture (AQC)

Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Science:

  • Department of Microbiology (MIC)
  • Department of Pathology and Parasitology (PPS)
  • Department of Dairy and Poultry Science (DPS)
  • Department of Anatomy and Histology (ANH)
  • Department of General Animal Science and Nutrition (ASN)
  • Department of genetics and Animal breeding (GAB)
  • Department of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MSO)
  • Department of Physiology &Pharmacology (PPH)


Faculty of Engineering:

  • Department of Agricultural & Industrial Engineering (AIE)
  • Department of Food Processing & Preservation (FPP)
  • Department of Food Engineering & Technology (FET)
  • Department of Food Science & Nutrition (FSN)
  • Department of Architecture (ARC)
  • Department of Civil Engineering (CVE)
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEE)


Faculty of Science

  • Department of Chemistry (CHE)
  • Department of Statistics (STT)
  • Department of Mathematics (MAT)
  • Department of Physics (PHY)

Faculty Of Arts & Social Science

  • Department of Language (LAN)
  • Department of Economics (ECN)
  • Department of Social Science (SOC)

Institute[edit]

Science For advanced RESEARCH the Institute of Research and Training (IRT) has been established.

Halls of residence[edit]

  • Male halls

1. Dormitory −1 (Shekh Rasel Hall) Shekh Rasel Hall east(Extended Hall) 2. Dormitory −2 (Shaheed Rastrapati Ziaur Rahman Hall) 3. Dormitory −4 (Tajuddin Ahmed Hall) 4.Bangabondhu Hall(under construction)

  • Female halls

1.Dormitory −3(Shekh Fajilatunnesa Mujib Hall) Ladies Hall Extension −1(Ivy Rahman Hall) Ladies Hall Extension −2(Pritilota Hall) An extended area for foreign students.

Student organisations[edit]

Students at HSTU are involved in extra-curricular activities. The student organisations are:

  • EEE CLUB OF HSTU
  • IEEE HSTU Student Branch
  • HSTU LIGHT FOLLOWERS
  • ESA (Engineering Student's Association)
  • Debating Society of HSTU
  • Programmers Arena
  • HSTU-OSN(OPEN SOURCE NETWORK)
  • এসো গণিত শিখি(CSE Faculty)
  • ABS (Association of Business Studies)
  • SAFF (Student's Association Of Fisheries)
  • BSWF (Business Studies Welfare Fund)
  • CSEA(Computer Science and Engineering Association)
  • Orko Shangskritik Jote
  • Senjuty Sangskritik Oikko (Senjuty on Facebook)
  • HSTU Model United nation
  • Rotaract club of HSTU (www.rotaracthstu.org)
  • HSTU Film Club
  • ElOmElO-11 Production (Musical & Film Making Group)
  • Prothom-alo Bondhusobha
  • Bondhu protidin
  • Turbo Crater (A Music Band & Music School)
  • HSTU Contest Programmer
  • Programming Resource (Programming Resource in Facebook)
  • Networking Clab, HSTU

Sports and extracurricular activities[edit]

The university organises sports and other extracurricular and recreational activities. It provides intramural and extramural programmes.

Internal and external programmes (games and sports)[edit]

The directorate organises and conducts interdepartmental and inter-hall tournaments, individual hall athletics, university athletics, and inter-university games and sports. Students participate in national championships in games and sports for which training and coaching are offered.

Library[edit]

The university Library contains a collection of more than 25,000 volumes, including bound volumes of periodicals. It subscribes to over 50 foreign journals. A complete automation of the system is in the process. The Confined Section of the library contains rare books.

Medical centre[edit]

The medical centre offers free medical service to students, teachers, staff and family members of the teachers and staff. The centre provides service round-the-clock, seven-days-a-week, with four doctors with ambulance facility. The centre has 12 bed accommodation so that patients suffering from contagious diseases may be cared for in isolation.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mahfuzur Rahman Sarker (2012), "Danesh, Haji Mohammad", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°41′49″N 88°39′06″E / 25.6970°N 88.6517°E / 25.6970; 88.6517