Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University

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Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University
মাওলানা ভাসানী বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Mbstu logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 12 October 1999
Chancellor President Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Alauddin
Academic staff
169
Administrative staff
190
Students 5000
Address Santosh, Tangail, 1902, Bangladesh
24°14′07″N 89°53′30″E / 24.2352°N 89.8918°E / 24.2352; 89.8918Coordinates: 24°14′07″N 89°53′30″E / 24.2352°N 89.8918°E / 24.2352; 89.8918
Campus Urban, 57 acres
Language English
Website mbstu.ac.bd

Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU) (Bengali: মাওলানা ভাসানী বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is the 13th government-financed public university and 3rd science and technology specialized public university in Bangladesh specializing in science, technology, and business. It is named after the charismatic political leader Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani. The medium of instruction is English. Every year, almost 800 (currently 795) students are enrolled in undergraduate programs to study in this institution. The number of teachers is about 169. The University has continued to expand over the last few years. This includes the construction of new academic buildings, library building, teachers dorm, VC house, several halls for the students etc.

History[edit]

The Prime Minister of The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina founded the foundation-stone of MBSTU at Santosh, Tangail in 1999. Md. Yousuf Sharif Ahmed Khan was appointed as its first vice-chancellor on 21 November 2002. Classes began 25 October 2003 with 5 teachers and 83 students.[1] Initially the university had two departments, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The following year two more departments were added, Criminology and Police Science (CPS) and Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM).[2]

In the 2005-2006 academic session, three more departments were opened: Textile Engineering (TE), Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (BGE), and Food Technology & Nutritional Science (FTNS).[3][4][5] In the 2010-2011 academic session, four more departments were added: Business Administration,[citation needed] Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics. In 2012, Mathematics and Statistics split into two departments.[6][7][8]

Between 2013 and 2015, MBSTU was the scene of several violent clashes allegedly involving the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL). University staff were beaten, payments were extorted, buildings were vandalized, classrooms were set on fire, and in May 2015 a student was killed, which caused Vice Chancellor Mohammad Alauddin to temporarily close the university.[9][10][11]

Campus[edit]

MBSTU Library and Cafeteria

The university campus is located at Tangail , a city about 75 kilometres (47 mi) north-west of the capital, Dhaka. MBSTU campus is situated at Santosh, which is in the southwestern part of Tangail. It has a modest-size campus with limited capacity for residence within walking distances of the academic buildings. The campus occupies about 57 acres (0.23 km2) and a budget of approximately 3.66 billion BDT has been approved for the enlargement of the university .[citation needed][12] This area accommodates five faculties, the administrative building, the central library, cafeteria, VC house, five student halls, teachers dorm, medical centre, sports field, monuments etc. The historic Darbar Hall (auditorium), built under the direct supervision of Mawlana Bhashani himself, a dighi (big pond) named after the mystic guru, Pir (saint/wali) Shah Zamaan, the Mazaar (Shrine) of Mawlana Bhashani, a mosque and several other institutions are also present within the university premises.

Besides these, the university also owns some land in Hradkhola, Santosh, where the residence facility for the teachers' has been proposed to be constructed.[citation needed]

Academics[edit]

The academic departments of the university offer degree programs in different engineering and science disciplines under five faculties - the faculty of Engineering, faculty of Life Science, faculty of Science, faculty of Business Administration and Faculty of Social Science. All the departments offer undergraduate degree programs and currently 7 departments offer graduate program. These are the following fifteen departments.

Statue located in MBSTU Campus depicts the heroes of Bangladesh Liberation War

Undergraduate degree programs[edit]

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) B.Sc (Engg.)
  • Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) B.Sc (Engg.)
  • Department of Textile Engineering (TE) B.Sc (Engg.)

Faculty of Life Science[edit]

  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)
  • Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (BGE)
  • Department of Criminology and Police Science (CPS)
  • Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM)
  • Department of Food Technology and Nutrition Science (FTNS)
  • Department of Pharmacy (Pha)

Faculty of Science[edit]

  • Department of Chemistry (Chem)
  • Department of Mathematics (Math)
  • Department of Physics (Phy)
  • Department of Statistics (Stat)

Faculty of Business Studies[edit]

  • Department of Business Administration (BBA)

Faculty of Social Science[edit]

  • Department of Economics (Econ)

Graduate Degree Programs[edit]

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Department of Textile Engineering (TE)

Faculty of Life Science[edit]

  • Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM)
  • Department of Criminology and Police Science (CPS)
  • Department of Food Technology and Nutrition Science (FTNS)
  • Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (BGE)

Academic calendar[edit]

The academic year and session is generally divided into two semesters. One semester is composed of 18.4 weeks. Classes run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm five days a week (Saturday through Wednesday).[13] Thursday and Friday are the weekend. The session usually starts after completion of the second semester. A full-time undergraduate course consists of four sessions or eight semesters. A regular examination is held at the end of each semester as semester final examination besides class tests, assignments, project works for continuous assessment of progress.

Admission[edit]

Martyred Intellectuals Memorial, MBSTU

B.Sc. admission in MBSTU is now very competitive, determined in part through a highly competitive admission test. After completion of the higher secondary level (HSC) education, a student can submit an application for undergraduate admission test if he or she fulfills the minimum requirement. Students with a minimum grade in the subjects related to the respective departments in their higher secondary examination are allowed to appear in the admission test. There are four units in the admission test program - A unit for Engineering faculty, B unit for Life Science faculty, C unit for Science faculty and D unit comprises Business Studies and Social Science faculty. For the admission of the undergraduate programs in session 2016-17 at MBSTU, 66730 candidates competed against 795 seats; approximately 85 students competed for each seat. The most competitive unit is A unit as the most significant number of student opt for the engineering departments. In the 2016-17 session approximately 23 thousand students competed for 165 seats in A unit making it the most competitive one as almost 140 students competed for each seat.

For admission to M.S. and PGD programs, candidates are required to appear in admission test or interviews.

Campus life[edit]

Piir Shahjaman Dighi, MBSTU

Various cultural activities such as Ekushey February (International Mother Language Day), Shwadhinota Dibosh (Independence Day), Bijoy Dibosh (Victory Day), Mawlana Bhashani's birth and death anniversaries, Pohela Boishakh (the first day of the Bengali calendar), Boshonto Boron (the first day of spring in the Bengali calendar) etc., are celebrated annually. Apart from these national events many other festivals such as programming contests, seminars, workshops, symposiums, debating competitions, quiz contests, cultural functions, etc. are organized throughout the year.

Library[edit]

MBSTU Library and Cafeteria

The central library is situated in a significant point of the campus with a calm & relaxing environment, essential for the readers to engage themselves in concentrating in their studies. A vast collection of course oriented books along with a variety of reference books as well as books that are beyond the courses offered by the university. The collection of books of the library is sufficient enough for any student of any department to acquire knowledge on his particular subjects. The central library is equipped with several Xerox machines to facilitate the students to photocopy any book or journal that he needs to study at home.

The central library is proposed to emerge into an electronic library soon so that it can run more flexibly & the students can get the chance to take the advantage of the library to the fullest.

The university library has been marching forward keeping pace with the motto "Digital Bangladesh". There is a digital library corner functioning in the library premises. Along with the advancement the university is also committed to enlighten the students with the knowledge of history and culture and so there is a "Liberation War Corner" in the library building enriched with books about the bloody liberation war of 1971 of our beloved. Students can study those scriptures to gain knowledge about our nations heritage, culture and sacrifice.

Besides the Central Library, every department has its own seminar library to fulfill the demands of the students and teachers. Every department's Seminar Library has a vast collection of books on topics within and beyond the academic courses of that department.

Halls of residence[edit]

There are five halls to provide residential accommodation and non-residential attachments for MBSTU students. A provost/superintendent and an assistant provost is appointed for every hall administration. The halls are listed below:

Male halls[edit]

  • Muktijoddha Abdul Mannan Hall (also known as MAMH )
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall (also known as BSMRH )
  • Shahid President Ziaur Rahman Hall (also known as SZRH )

Female halls[edit]

  • Alema Khatun Bhashani Hall (also known as AKBH )
  • Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam Hall (former residence of the Zamindar of Santosh during the British Raj, now MBSTU property)

Currently there are some academic halls that are under construction and soon to be fully functional to meet the demands of the students residential affairs.

Medical Center, MBSTU

Health services[edit]

The medical center of MBSTU offers free medical services and medicines to students, teachers and staff of the university, and to family member of the teachers and staff. It has its own ambulance service ready round the clock for any serious need.

Student organizations/clubs and societies[edit]

  • Bangladesh Society of Criminology (BSC)
  • Biotechnology Club of MBSTU
  • Central Cultural Club of MBSTU
  • Computer Club of MBSTU
  • Dhrubotara Techno Cultural Club
  • Leo Club of MBSTU
  • MBSTU Central Dramatic Club (CDC)
  • MBSTU Chatro Kollan Parishod
  • MBSTU CHETONA Association
  • MBSTU Debating Society
  • MBSTU Film Society
  • MBSTU Open Source Network
  • MBSTU Photographic Society (MBSTUPS)
  • MBSTU Science Club (MBSTUSC)
  • Neerman Theatre MBSTU
  • Prothom Alo Bondhushava, MBSTU
  • Raising Awareness for Conserving Environment - RACE
  • Rotaract Club of Mawlana Bhashani Tangail[14]
  • Society of Crimimnology and Police Science (SCPS)
  • Society of ICT, MBSTU
  • Society of Textile Engineering, MBSTU

Alumni association[edit]

To organize its former students, MBSTU has its own Alumni Association like all other universities. Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University Alumni Association (MBSTUAA) started its official journey in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MBSTU | History". mbstu.ac.bd. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  2. ^ "History of MBSTU". Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University. 
  3. ^ "Department of TE". Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University. 
  4. ^ "Department of BGE". Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University. 
  5. ^ "Department of FTNS". Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University. 
  6. ^ "Department of Chemistry". Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University. 
  7. ^ "Department of Mathematics". Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University. 
  8. ^ "department of Physics". Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University. 
  9. ^ "Chhatra League and staff collide in MBSTU". Dhaka Tribune. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "BCL men vandalise MBSTU over Facebook status". Dhaka Tribune. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Mawlana Bhashani university closed after a student dies in 'Chhatra League' clash". bdnews24.com. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "News Details". www.bssnews.net. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  13. ^ "Campus Life". Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University. 
  14. ^ "Home". Rotaract Club of Mawlana Bhashani Tangail. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. 

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