Prime University

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Prime University
প্রাইম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
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Motto a home for rendering prime knowledge
Type Private, Co-educational
Established 2002; 16 years ago (2002)
Chairman Mir Shahabuddin
Chancellor Honorable President Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor M. Abdus Sobhan, PhD
Academic staff
220
Students 11,000 approx.
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangladesh
Campus Urban
114/116 Mazar Road, Section 1, Mirpur, Dhaka 1216
Colors           Red and Green
Nickname PU
Affiliations University Grants Commission Bangladesh, Prime Foundation
Website www.primeuniversity.edu.bd
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Prime University (Bengali: প্রাইম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or PU is one of the leading private university of the country located in Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The university was established according to the law of Private University Act 1992.[1] It is affiliated by the University Grants Commission Bangladesh. A group of educationists and philanthropist has established this institute of higher studies with an aim to create a knowledge based society in the year 2002. PU is the first venture of the Prime Foundation.[2] The main vision of this university is to create and innovative international standard education for the students of Bangladesh that can contribute to the welfare of the nation and the world. At present the University has ten undergraduate and eight graduate programs offered by the five faculties with the strict controls of its education quality. Prime University beliefs in both theoretical and practice oriented along with interactive process of education system. Moreover, there is wide scope of research for the faculties and as a result it is a place of cultivation of knowledge, creation of knowledge and exchange of knowledge.[3]

Campus[edit]

Prime University is located at 114/116 Mazar Road, Mirpur-1, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh. A huge 10 storied building having total area of 1,50,000 sq. ft is used for the accommodation of the University. Among others the University has a wide range of facilities such as spacious campus, air conditioned rooms, separate room for the teachers, rich library, common room for the students, cafeteria, prayer room, seminar room, 50 Mbps dedicated internet facilities, Wi-Fi zone, student guidance and counseling services, reasonable tuition and other fees etc.

Faculties[edit]

PU have 8 departments under 5 different faculties.

Academic programs[edit]

Permanent campus of Prime University

PU offers the following graduate and undergraduate programs:

Bachelor level[edit]

Master level[edit]

Laboratories[edit]

Prime University has built up its laboratories[4] adequately equipped with equipment to conduct and to carry out research on different aspects, which are:

Innovation Hub[edit]

A platform consisting of university teachers, students, researchers, which have been formed with the overall supervision of Innovation Lab to expand the technology research at the university level. Innovation is the introduction and creation of something new, in the form of an idea, skill, product, service or process, that helps improve an organization or society. Innovation to achieve SDG, hopes to introduce a wider view of innovation as new methods of creating value, and to focus on research that study innovative processes, organizational practices, systems, supply chain design and other mechanisms that are related to operations in practice.[5]

Library[edit]

The Prime University Library[6] has different resources like books on different subjects, reports and bound journals, CD ROMs and databases, Audio & Video cassettes etc. Presently, there are more than 30,000 books covering Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, Particularly Business, Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Computer Science and Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, History and Culture, Sociology as well as different language courses like English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean etc. The Prime University Library Subscribes International Journal like The Economist, Riders Digest, Indian Time etc. The CD ROMs containing contents of different books, matters relating to Environments, Historical Incidences, Culture, Culinary Arts etc. It has also provide a Digital Library that is a focused collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, micro-form, or other media), along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection.

Academic semester[edit]

  • Spring (February to May)
  • Summer (June to September)
  • Fall (October to January)

Research center[edit]

PU has a research center named Center for Research, Human Resource Development & Publications (CRHRDP).[7]

Journals and publications[edit]

Prime University Journal[8] is an interdisciplinary journal used to publish in January and July of each calendar year and is registered with National Serials Data Program, Library of Congress (ISSN. 1995-5332). The journal contains research-based articles on Social Science, Law, Education, Business, Arts, Science and Technology. The first journal[9] was published in July 2007 (volume I) by CRHRDP. Also it publish news letter at same calendar year.

Student activity clubs[edit]

  • English Language School
  • Drama Club
  • Debating Society
  • PU CSE Association
  • ETE Alliance
  • EEE Association
  • CSE Association
  • Blood Donor Club (a sister concern of HAB)
  • PU Alumni Association
  • PU Cricket Team

Convocation[edit]

2nd Convocation of Prime University held at BICC

Prime University held its first convocation[10] on 14 October 2008 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center. Almost 3,200 students has been achieved their graduation degrees from that ceremony. The second one has been held on 24 April 2016 at the same place. This time almost 6,000 students from different faculties has been achieved their degrees. The chief guest was honorable education minister Nurul Islam Nahid (MP).

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°47′45″N 90°21′13″E / 23.7959°N 90.3537°E / 23.7959; 90.3537