Patuakhali Science and Technology University

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Patuakhali Science and Technology University
পটুয়াখালী বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
PSTU.PNG
Type Public
Established 2000 (2000)
Chancellor President Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Harun-Or-Rashid
Academic staff
209
Students 3000
Location Dumki Upazila, Patuakhali District, 8602, Bangladesh
22°27′58″N 90°22′57″E / 22.4661°N 90.3824°E / 22.4661; 90.3824Coordinates: 22°27′58″N 90°22′57″E / 22.4661°N 90.3824°E / 22.4661; 90.3824
Campus Dumki and Babugonj
Language English
Colours          
Green and Black
Website pstu.ac.bd

Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) (Bengali: পটুয়াখালী বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a government-financed public university in Patuakhali, Bangladesh. PSTU has given affiliation to the Barisal Government Veterinary College as its constituent faculty.[1] This is the only science and technological university and first public university in Barisal division.

History[edit]

PSTU formally started functioning after promulgation of government gazette notification on 8 July 2000 with the campus of former Patuakhali Agricultural College as its nucleus. The university started with the Faculty of Agriculture offering four-year BSc Ag. (Hons.) degrees.

Academic Building of main campus

The Patuakhali Science and Technology University was developed at the private initiative of the local people through the establishment of a higher secondary institute in 1972 as a private college. It was then turned to Patuakhali Agricultural College under the affiliation of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh in 1979 with the objective of producing agricultural graduates offering the BSc.Ag.(Hons.) degree. The college was nationalised on 1 February 1985 and was placed under the administrative control of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Ministry of Agricultural together with BAU affiliation.

The government of Bangladesh launched a project to establish a science and technology university where no such universities existed. The project advocated the transformation of Patuakhali Agricultural College into the full-fledged Patuakhali Science and Technology University that came into being through a Parliamentary Act passed on 12 July 2001.

Administration[edit]

Administrative building
Central Library pstu

Professor Dr. Md. Harun-Or-Rashid joined PSTU as its 8th vice-chancellor on 5 January 2017. Prior to joining as vice chancellor, he was serving the Department of Agronomy of the Patuakhali Science and Technology University as professor and also as the Director of Planning Division of the same university.

Shahid Minar
Campus view

Location[edit]

The PSTU campus is at Dumki Upazila under Patuakhali District. It is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Patuakhali district town and can easily be reached by public transportation.

It has a compact campus with halls of residence within walking distance of the academic building. The campus occupies 72 acres (29 ha) of land including 37.00 acres (149,700 m2) agricultural research farm. With a view to establishing a Fisheries Faculty under this university it has a plan to acquire 800 acres (3.2 km2) of land at Kuakata, the southernmost tourist resort of Bangladesh. This faculty will conduct research on fish covering both inland and marine fisheries.

Academic[edit]

Faculties

  • Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Business Administration and Management
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Fisheries
  • Faculty of Disaster Management
  • Faculty of Nutrition and Food Science
  • Faculty of Land Management.

Memorandum of understanding[edit]

Memorandum of understanding is signed between the PSTU and the following universities:

  • University of Canberra (UC), Australia
  • Boda University, Norway
  • Hohenheim University, Germany
  • Salford University, UK
  • University of Cophenhagen, Denmark
  • North Eastern Hill University, India

Residential student halls[edit]

Kobi Begum Sufia Kamal Hall
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall (PSTU)

There are six halls:

1. M.Keramot Ali Hall

2. Sher-e-Bangla Hall-1

3. Sher-e-Bangla Hall-2

4. Kobi Begum Sufia Kamal Hall

5. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall

6. Sheikh Fazilatun Nesa Mujib Hall

7. Birshestho Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir Hall (Outer campus, Barisal)

Other 2 halls at outer campus, Babugonj, Barisal

Blue bus

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