Metropolitan University, Sylhet

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Metropolitan University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
MU Logo.svg
Motto Enter to Learn, Exit to Lead
Type Private, Engineering
Established 3 May 2003
Chairman Toufique Rahman Chowdhury
Chancellor President Md. Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Md. Saleh Uddin
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 3,697
Postgraduates 421
Location Sylhet
24°53′50.00″N 91°52′5.00″E / 24.8972222°N 91.8680556°E / 24.8972222; 91.8680556Coordinates: 24°53′50.00″N 91°52′5.00″E / 24.8972222°N 91.8680556°E / 24.8972222; 91.8680556
Campus Zindabazar, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh
Colors                Blue, Red & Gray
Nickname MU
Affiliations University Grants Commission Bangladesh,
Association of Commonwealth Universities

Metropolitan University (Bengali: মেট্রোপলিটন ইউনিভার্সিটি) or MU is a private university in Sylhet and was established in 2003 by a social worker, Toufique Rahman Chowdhury with the approval of the Ministry of Education under the Private University Act, 1992 (amended in 1998).


Metropolitan University has been approved and accredited by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh.[1]

Besides, Metropolitan University is an Institutional Member of the Association of Management Development Institution in South Asia (AMDISA) and the Member of Association of Management Development Institution in Bangladesh.

The Chairman of Accreditation Service of International College (ASIC),[2] Moris Dimok inspected Metropolitan University on 6 October 2014 and expressed satisfaction by observing the atmosphere of University. On 19 December 2009, Ataul Karim, Vice President (Research), Old Dominion University, US paid a visit to Metropolitan University. Prof. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Head of the Department of Computer Science & Technology of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet also visited the Project Fair of Metropolitan University.[3]

The university has four schools and six departments. These are:[4][5]

School of Science & Technology[edit]

There are two engineering departments. Both department are currently offering B.Sc.(Engg.) degree. The dean is Md. Nazrul Haque.


  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

School of Business & Economics[edit]

This is the business school of the university. Currently two departments are running under the school. The dean is Md. Taher Billal Khalifa.


  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Economics

School of Humanities & Social Sciences[edit]

The dean is Suresh Ranjan Basak.


  • Department of English

School of Law & Justice[edit]

The dean is M. Rabiul Hossain.


  • Department of Law


Undergraduate course[edit]

University offers the following undergraduate programmes:[6]

  • B.Sc. (Engg.) in Computer Science & Engineering.
  • B.Sc. (Engg.) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics
  • B.A. (Hons) in English
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • LL.B

Graduate course[edit]

The following degree programmes are available for graduate students:[7]

  • M.Sc. in Management Information System
  • M.A. in English
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • LL.M

Short course[edit]

Metropolitan University offers two short course. These are:[8]

  • Android Application Development [9]
  • Micro-controller Programming [10]

Academic calendar[edit]

MU runs three semesters in an academic year. These are as follows:

Semester Duration
Spring January - April
Summer May - August
Autumn September - December


Convocation Year
1st Convocation [11] 2010
2nd Convocation [12] 2015



  • Institute of Business & Information Technology (IBIT) [14]

Research and publication[edit]

Almost all the departments of the university are active in research oriented works and projects. Both the teachers and students frequently published various kind of research article in various international journals and conferences. The university also published a journal called Metropolitan University Journal in every two year. Metropolitan University has its own online news portal MUnews24 [15]

Affiliation & collaboration[edit]

Metropolitan University is a member of and has active collaboration with the following institution/ organization:[16]

  1. Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
  2. University Grant Commission
  3. Association of Commonwealth Universities
  4. Accreditation Service for International Colleges
  5. Birmingham City University
  6. British Council
  7. Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
  8. Association of Management Development Institutions in Bangladesh (AMDIB)


Metropolitan University offers various scholarship schemes to financially support the meritorious students. A student may avail the scholarship by his/her previous performance or current performance.[17]

Metropolitan University offers the following scholarships to the meritorious students:

  • University Gold Medal
  • University Merit Scholarship
  • Chairman's Scholarship
  • Vice Chancellor's Scholarship


  1. ^ "List of Private Universities". University Grants Commission. Retrieved 2015-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities - ASIC". Retrieved 2015-11-28. 
  3. ^ "Achievements". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Metropolitan University, Sylhet". University Grants Commission. 
  5. ^ "Academic Council". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  6. ^ "Undergraduate Course". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  7. ^ "Graduate Courses". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  8. ^ "Short Courses | Course Categories". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  9. ^ "Android Application Development". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  10. ^ "Microcontroller Programming". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  11. ^ "1st-convocation". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  12. ^ "2nd Convocation". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  13. ^ "Convocation". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-11-28. 
  14. ^ "Faculty of * Business & Information Technology (IBIT)". University Grants Commission. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  15. ^ "MUNEWS24". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-11-28. 
  16. ^ "Affiliations". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  17. ^ "Scholarships". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 

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