Premier University, Chittagong

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Premier University, Chittagong
প্রিমিয়ার বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Premier University, Chittagong logo.jpg
Seal of Premier University
Type Private
Established December 5, 2001 (December 5, 2001)
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Anupam Sen
Location Chittagong, Bangladesh
22°21′44″N 91°50′03″E / 22.36219°N 91.83427°E / 22.36219; 91.83427Coordinates: 22°21′44″N 91°50′03″E / 22.36219°N 91.83427°E / 22.36219; 91.83427
Campus Urban
Affiliation University Grants Commission of Bangladesh
Sports Football, cricket
Website puc.ac.bd
PU campus-03

Premier University (Bengali: প্রিমিয়ার বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়), also known as PU, is a private university in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It was established in 2001.[1]

History[edit]

Students enjoying the first convocation of Premier University

The ex-mayor of Chittagong City Corporation, ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury, conceived the idea of establishing a center of excellence for higher education and learning in Chittagong and initiated a needs assessment in 1998. A project proposal for Premier University was submitted to the Ministry of Education of Bangladesh in May 2001. The proposal was approved by the Government of Bangladesh under the Private University Act (1992), and the University Grants Commission (Bangladesh) (UGC) approved the curricula of Premier University.

The university came into being on December 5, 2001 and launched its academic programs in January 2002.

During the first years, the university offered a four-year Bachelor's and two-year Master's degrees in only a few subjects.

Campus[edit]

PU campus

Chittagong is a city adjacent to the Bay of Bengal. Premier University is in the city centre near Chittagong Medical College and close to Chittagong Railway Station and the central bus depot.

Premier University has five buildings: two of them form the main campus, with the other ones (Business department building, Law department building) set off. Premier University started its functions at its own four-storied building at Probortak Circle northwest of Chittagong Medical College. Adjacent to it, construction of the seven-storied Arts and Engineering Faculty (including Architecture) building in Probortak and another huge multistoried building for Business Faculty in WASA have been completed.

The construction of another multistoried building for Law & Social Science Faculty in Hazari Lane is being completed. Premier University has build a new permanent campus at O.R. Nizam Road on about 1.668 acres of land area. The acquisition of premises near Foy's Lake is planned. Premier University has procured 40 acres of land from Bangladesh Railway at Kumira popularly known as BR Sanitarium, for its permanent campus. Premier University has procured another piece of land (4.56 acres) at Pahartali.

Accommodation[edit]

Premier University has a hall for female students at Chadu Chowdhury Road, Sagorika.

Library[edit]

The departments of Law, English and Economics have the Seminar Library in addition to the Central library. The faculty of Business Studies has a library that can accommodate more than 200 readers at a time. All libraries are online-accessible and air-conditioned.

The university library was established in 2002 There are 1,00,000 books covering the subjects relating to the academic programmes and other co-curriculum disciplines.

There are journals, periodicals, research and thesis papers, reports, conference proceedings, handbooks, manuals, encyclopedias, dictionaries, CD, VCD etc. for the users which are treated as reference collections. These can only be used in the library. The collections are arranged by an automated cataloging system so that a user can find any book. The Central Library building is in its own administrative campus at Probartok Circle.

Premier University library uses open source library software, known as KOHA. It offers Wi-Fi run internet service. The students can easily collect information using Wi-Fi. It is a fully air-conditioned and highly secured zone (it contains many old and valuable journals, thesis papers, documents, books etc.).

Laboratories[edit]

  • Computer Labs
  • Circuits and Electronics Lab
  • Machines Lab
  • Communication and Microprocessor Lab
  • Design Studio

Organization and administration[edit]

Campus
PU campus-2

Anupam Sen is the vice-chancellor of the university[2] and has served since October 2006.

There are five faculties: Faculty of Business Study, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Arts, and Faculty of Social Science.[3]

Academics[edit]

Faculty of Business Study[edit]

The faculty has five departments: Department of Accounting, Department of Finance, Department of Human Resource Management, Department of Management, and Department of Marketing. It offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate degrees:[4]

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Faculty of Law[edit]

Department of Law[edit]

The department of Law offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate degrees:[4]

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • Master of Law (LLM)

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

The faculty offers a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in mathematics.[4]

Department of Architecture[edit]

The department offers a Bachelor of Science in architecture.[4]

Department of Computer Science and Engineering[edit]

The department was established in 2002.[5] It offers a Bachelor of Science in computer science and engineering.[4]

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering[edit]

The department offers a Bachelor of Science in electrical and electronic engineering.[4]

Faculty of Arts[edit]

Department of English[edit]

The department of English offers the following degrees:[4]

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in English (BA in English)
  • Master of Arts in English (MA in English)

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]

Department of Economics[edit]

The Department of Economics offers the following degrees:[4]

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) in economics
  • Master of Social Science in economics

Student life[edit]

Pu campus-05

Students' participate in:

  • Premier University Cultural Club.[6]
  • Premier University Business Club
  • Premier University Debating Society (PUDS)
  • Language Club
  • Photography Club
  • Programming Club
  • Robotics Club[7]
  • Premier University Networking Club (PUNC)
  • Premier University Computer Society
  • Blood Collection Club

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.puc.ac.bd/
  2. ^ "Students agitate for 'efficient' teachers". The Daily Star. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "List of Faculty of Premier University". Premier University. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Admission Test Schedule". Premier University. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to department of Computer Science & Engineering". Premier University. 
  6. ^ তরুণেরাই স্বপ্নের বাংলাদেশ. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 2016-10-08. 
  7. ^ প্রিমিয়ার বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে রোবট দৌড়. banglanews24.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 

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