Khulna University of Engineering & Technology

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Khulna University of Engineering & Technology
খুলনা প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Former names
Khulna Engineering College (1967-1986)[1]
Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Khulna (1986-2003)[1]
প্রভু! আমায় জ্ঞান দাও
Motto in English
Oh Lord! Bestow me with Knowledge
TypePublic, Engineering, Research
Established1967; 57 years ago (1967)[2]
AffiliationUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)
BudgetBDT 991.80 million (2022)
ChancellorPresident Mohammed Shahabuddin
Vice-ChancellorDr. Mihir Ranjan Halder[3]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Other students
Teligati, Fulbarigate, Khulna 9203
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22°54′00″N 89°30′07″E / 22.900°N 89.502°E / 22.900; 89.502
CampusSuburban, 117.48 acres (0.4754 km²) [4]

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (Bengali: খুলনা প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়), commonly known as KUET, formerly BIT Khulna, is a public technological university located in Khulna, Bangladesh. It emphasizes education and research in engineering and technology. It was founded in 1967 as an engineering college before gradually converting into a university.


Academic structure[edit]

The academic division of KUET is organized in 20 departments under three faculties.[5] Sixteen departments offer undergraduate courses. Among the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management ( IEM ) provides an Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE) degree to the undergraduate students.

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Civil Engineering ( CE )
    • Department of Urban and Regional Planning ( URP )
    • Department of Building Engineering & Construction Management ( BECM )
    • Department of Architecture (ARCH)
    • Department of Mathematics ( MATH )
    • Department of Chemistry ( CH )
    • Department of Physics ( PH )
    • Department of Humanities ( HUM )
  • Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering ( EEE )
    • Department of Computer Science & Engineering ( CSE )
    • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering ( ECE )
    • Department of Biomedical Engineering ( BME )
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering ( ME )
    • Department of Industrial Engineering and Management ( IEM )
    • Department of Leather Engineering ( LE )
    • Department of Textile Engineering ( TE )
    • Department of Energy Science and Engineering ( ESE )
    • Department of Chemical Engineering ( ChE )
    • Department of Mechatronics Engineering ( MTE)

Number of students[edit]

Mechanical Engineering Building, KUET
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Building, KUET
Department No. of Student Freshman Year
Civil Engineering 120
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 120
Mechanical Engineering 120
Computer Science & Engineering 120
Electronics and Communication Engineering 60
Industrial Engineering and Management 60
Building Engineering and Construction Management 60
Biomedical Engineering 30
Materials Science and Engineering 60
Architecture 40
Urban and Regional Planning 60
Leather Engineering 60
Textile Engineering 60
Energy Science and Engineering 30
Chemical Engineering 30
Mechatronics Engineering 30
Total 1060


There are three institutes at KUET for advanced research:

  • Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT, KUET).
  • Institute of Disaster Management (IDM, KUET).
  • Institute of Environment and Power Technology (IEPT, KUET).

KUET journals and research bulletins[edit]

  • Journal of Engineering Science

KUET in World University Rankings[edit]

KUET has ranked in a number of reputed University rankings. The 2023 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 110[6] in Southern Asia, 451-500[6] in Asia and 1201-1400 [6] in the world. The 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked the university 401-500[7] in the asia, 1201-1500[7] in the world, and 801-1000[7] in Engineering subject ranking.

University rankings
Global – Overall
QS World[6]1201-1400 (2023)
THE World[7]1201-1500 (2023)
Global – Science and engineering
THE Engineering[7]801-1000 (2023)
Regional – Overall
QS Asia[6]451-500 (2023)
THE Asia[7]401-500 (2023)


34 teachers from different faculties of KUET have been ranked among world's best scientists in the AD Scientific index published in October 2021.[8]

List of vice-chancellors[edit]

  1. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir (2010~2018)
  2. Professor Dr. Quazi Sazzad Hossain (2018~2022)
  3. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Halder (2022~Present)


The admission process in KUET is highly competitive. Each year it opens about 1065 seats for undergraduate programs. About 10,000 applicants are invited to appear on an admission test. This preliminary filtration is done based on H.S.C. grade points in physics, chemistry, mathematics and English. The admission test is standardized to evaluate student ability to understand concepts of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and English language. Admission is offered to successful applicants on a merit basis, based on their scores in the admission test.

Students are admitted to a specific undergraduate academic program specializing in any of the 16 engineering tracks (e.g., CSE, EEE, ME, ECE, CE, IEM, BECM, TE, LE, URP, BME, Arch, ESE, MSE, ChE, MTE). Students may not change their track (major) once a few weeks of classes are passed.

Admission is open to mainly to Bangladeshi nationals. There are 5 reserved seats for "small ethnic group" students who have to undergo the same admission process. A few seats are also open to international students. The international admission process is separate from local admissions


Front of Administration Building
KUET Auditorium

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) is at Fulbarigate, the northwest part of Khulna City (the third-largest south-western divisional city in Bangladesh). The campus is about 15 kilometers from the zero point of Khulna City.

The KUET campus covers 117 acres. It is divided into four functional zones: residential zone for students; residential zone for faculty and staff; academic zone for academic buildings and workshops; and cultural-cum-social and recreational zone for students. Being square in shape, the third zone is midway between the two residential zones to reduce walking distances.

The main academic building accommodates the teaching and research facilities. Each department is a separate entity with a courtyard around, and all the departments constitute an integrated complex. Heavy engineering laboratories are on the ground floor or other separate workshops. Light laboratories, classrooms and project rooms are on the upper floors. Separate offices for every member of the teaching staff are next to his/her laboratory.


KUET central library runs in two sections: the General Library and the Reference Library. The General Library provides in-house reading and short-time borrowing of books and other reference material. The Reference Library provides an in-place reading.

The General Library system has 50,635 books, journals and periodicals. A library automation project to modernize and to improve administrative control over the collection of books, journals, proceedings, theses, etc. has recently been completed under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project.[9] Moreover, the library is enriched every year by collecting recent books and journals.

Besides the general library system, each academic department maintains a rent-based library from which students can borrow textbooks at a nominal rate for the semester. Recently, KUET library has entered into a full automation system.

Medical center[edit]

KUET Medical Center

The on-campus, two-storied KUET Medical Center provides primary and basic health care facilities to its students free of charge. 8 full-time MBBS doctors, 2 nurses, 1 Medical Technologist, and 2 staff provide the care. For specialized consultation on complicated cases, medical center refers the patients to specialists through ambulance.


For the convenience of the students, faculties, officers, and staff KUET operates its own Shuttle Bus Service between Khulna City and the campus. On weekends special services are also provided for meeting the weekend recreational and other needs.

Central computer center[edit]

The central computer center (CCC) of KUET was established in 1988 under the supervision of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with six IBM desktop computers donated by BEXIMCO. To provide a fully integrated set of information support to the teaching, research and administrative functions, in 2006 it became us on independent center of KUET in a newly decorated building under the supervision of a nominated chairman from the university.

The CCC has served over the years as the hub for computer-related services in the campus with the commissioning of the university-wide network.

It has strong IT infrastructure with around 256 Mbit/s broadband line from BTCL and BdREN with 1 Mbit/s from other ISP as backup for Internet facility, routers for routing, a firewall for internet security, five high configuration server as mails server, proxy server, database server, seven midlevel configuration of workstations for other servers and backup server, a core switch, several manageable and unmanageable switches for intranet connectivity. It is planned to increase the bandwidth and to expand and renovate the optical backbone network including student halls of residence and teacher residential area secure access of the academic and research materials very soon.

Recently KUET has started a WiFi network in its Director of Student Welfare (DSW) and CCC arena for students and at the departments of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Electronics, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Communication Engineering (ECE) for teachers.

Student life[edit]

Halls of residence[edit]

There are seven residential halls (one female, six male). The administrative heads of a hall are its provost and assistant provosts. Usually, the halls have a single provost and one or more assistant provosts.

The residential halls provide facilities for the students, for example, hall library, prayer room, TV and recreational room including daily newspapers and magazines, etc. Generally, four students live in a room except for the two-seat rooms in Amar Ekushey Hall arranged for graduate students. These halls have dining rooms (Amar Ekushey Hall has two dining rooms) where monthly prepaid lunch and dinner are offered to the students.

Sports facilities[edit]

KUET has a large playground at the eastern periphery of the main academic campus. It is used as venue of annual athletics competition of the university as well as cricket, football competitions. Students can access the facility all year round. KUET has tennis court in the main academic area. It also has a gymnasium near halls of residence where students can do gymnastics.


  • KUET Excellence Scholarship
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
  • Arif Ahmed Scholarship
  • KUETian@Qatar Scholarship
  • Dr. Naseem Uddin Scholarship
  • Dr. Ramiz Uddin Mollah Scholarship
  • KCC FSM Scholarship Programme
  • Scholarship for PhD students from "Prime Minister's Research and Higher Education Fund"
  • Scholarships from Indian Government 2019
  • New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship, 2019
  • Teaching Assistantship or Fellowship

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About KUET". Khulna University of Engineering & Technology. Archived from the original on 6 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  2. ^ "History". Khulna University of Engineering & Technology.
  3. ^ "Administration". Khulna University of Engineering & Technology.
  4. ^ Hossain, Md. Sazzad, ed. (October 2023). "49th Annual Report 2022" (PDF). UGC Publication (in Bengali). Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207: University Grants Commission (Bangladesh): 94. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2024.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  5. ^ "Departments of KUET". Khulna University of Engineering & Technology. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Khulna University of Engineering and Technology". Top Universities. Retrieved 2023-07-22.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET)". Times Higher Education (THE). 2023-06-23. Retrieved 2023-06-23.
  8. ^ Khulna University of Engineering & Technology Scientist and University Rankings 2021, AD Scientific Index, October 2021
  9. ^ (HEQEP)