Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University
|জাতীয় কবি কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়|
|Chancellor||President Abdul Hamid|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. A.H.M Mustafizur Rahman|
|Undergraduates||BSc(Eng), BBA, BSS, BA|
|Postgraduates||MSc(Eng), MA, MBA (regular), MBA (evening), MSS, MDS|
|Location||Nama para Battala, Trishal Upazila, Mymensingh, Bangladesh|
|Campus||Urban, 42 acre|
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (Bengali: জাতীয় কবি কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a government financed public university of Bangladesh. It is also known as JKKNIU. It is located at Nama para Battala, 1.5 kilometres from Trishal Upazila, some 22 kilometres from Mymensingh district and 100 kilometres from Dhaka.
A initiative to establish the university was undertaken at a meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Commission (ECNEC) in February 2004. Former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia laid the foundation stone of the university on 1 March 2005. At a function on 25 May 2007, organised to celebrate the birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Begum Khaleda Zia inaugurated the university.
The university was originally conceived to be the first culture-based university in Bangladesh, but the University Act of 2006 made it a general university with a special focus on liberal arts education and activities.
Mohammad Shamsur Rahman was the first vice-chancellor of JKKNIU. Its first batch consisted of 185 students. The academic programme of the university started effective from 3 June 2007 with three departments under the Faculty of Arts (Bengali Language & Literature, English Language & Literature, and Music) and the single department Computer Science and Engineering under the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Two more departments were established the next year under two new faculties: the Department of Accounting and Information Systems under the Faculty of Business Administration and the Department of Economics under the Faculty of Social Science.
Two other departments were opened in the academic year 2009–2010 under two faculties: the Department of Finance and Banking under the Faculty of Business Administration and the Department of Fine Arts under the Faculty of Arts.
Four additional departments were established in the academic year 2010–11 under four existing faculties, i.e., the Department of Dramatics under the Faculty of Arts, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering under the Faculty of Science & Engineering, Department of Public Administration under the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Department of Human Resource Management under the Faculty of Business Administration.
The name of the place 'Battala' derives from the legendary banyan tree standing for years here at Namapara.
There are nineteen departments under four faculties:
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Faculty of Business Administration
- Accounting and Information Systems
- Finance and Banking
- Human Resource Management
- Faculty of Social Science
There are two students hall in Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University- Agnibeena & Dolonchapa
The Medical Center of JKKNIU name BETHAR DAN(ব্যথার দান), located near the 3rd gate, offers free medical service and free pathological examinations to students, teachers and staffs of the University and also family members of the teachers and staff.
There is a Cafeteria named 'Cafe Chokrobak'
As it is known as a Cultural University, various types of cultural events held in campus. The birthday of Nazrul is the biggest cultural program of JKKNIU.
List of vice-chancellors
|Professor Dr. Mohammad Shamsur Rahman.||May-2007||21-April-2009|
|Professor Syed Gias Uddin||22-April-2009||21-April-2013|
|Late Professor Khondakar Ashraf Hossain||22-April-2013||June-2013|
|Professor Dr Mohit Ul Alam||14-August-2013||13-August-2017|
|Professor Dr. A.H.M Mustafizur Rahman||13-November-2017|
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