Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

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SAU=Shahjalal Agricultural University but here it's Sher e Bangla Agricultural University which might be SBAU instead of SAU in my opinion.

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
শেরেবাংলা কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Logo SAU.jpg
Motto গবেষণা, শিক্ষা, সম্প্রসারণ (Bengali)
Motto in English
Research, Education, Extension
Type Public university
Established 2001 [Estd. in 1938 as Bengal Agricultural Institute]
Chancellor Abdul Hamid
President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahamed
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students ~3300
Location Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Campus Urban, 87 acres
Nickname SAU

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (Bengali: শেরে বাংলা কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, Sher-e-Bangla Krishi Bishshobiddaloy) or SAU is the oldest agricultural institution in Bangladesh and South Asia. It is situated in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. It was established on 11 December 1938 as Bengal Agricultural Institute (BAI) and later upgraded to university in 2001 renaming it as Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University.[1]

Since its establishment, the university plays a role in agricultural research and development (R&D) of the region through creation of knowledge, agricultural technology generation and transfer, crop diversification and intensification for the benefit of farming communities. SAU offers undergraduate , post graduate and PhD degrees through course credit system.


Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

SAU was established as Bengal Agricultural Institute (BAI) on 11 December 1938 by Sher-e-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq, the chief minister of undivided Bengal. The Bengal Agricultural Institute was renamed East Pakistan Agricultural Institute in 1947. After the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country in 1971, the name of the institute was spontaneously changed to Bangladesh Agricultural Institute (BAI).

Since its inception in 1938, the BAI had been functioning as a Faculty of Agriculture under Dhaka University. After the establishment of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) at Mymensingh in 1961 its academic function was transferred to BAU in 1964 until its upgrade to Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in 2001.

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

SAU became the 17th public university of the country in 2001. The Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Act 2001 was passed in the Parliament of Bangladesh on 9 July. The foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 15 July 2001 and inaugurated the university activities through the appointment of the first vice-chancellor: Professor Md. Shadat Ulla.

SAU functioned as a university from 2001 with a single faculty: the Faculty of Agriculture following the issuance of a notification by the government as per requirement of the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Act 2001.[1] On 22 June 2009, a bill was placed in the parliament to assign the president as chancellor. The Agribusiness Management , Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries and Aquaculture faculties started in 2007, 2012 and 2017.

Nearly 5,700 graduates plus 600 postgraduates have been produced by the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University. Presently about 3,300 undergraduate and postgraduate students are enrolled and are taught by faculty members.[1]


Campus infrastructure[edit]

  • 1 administrative building
  • 3 faculty building & complex
  • Library [1]
  • Auditorium
  • 5 halls for students
  • Poultry farm
  • Machinery farm
  • Research field (Agronomy, Horticulture, Genetics and plant breeding, plant pathology, etc.)
  • Moshjid (mosque)
  • Temple
  • Cyber café
  • Gymnasium
  • Medical Center
  • Cafeteria


Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Library is in a separate three-storied building at the east wing of the administrative building. This library has a glorious history. It was established in 1938. Most probably, it is the first special library of Bangladesh.

The library has a collection of around 38,712 books (as of 31 December 2014) comprising the major subjects of agriculture and related subjects. It also collects popular national journals related to agriculture and a few international journals. Students and teachers can borrow books; they use its reference books/journals during the opening hours. The library has 24 administrative personnel. It has been providing Internet service facilities to its users.

Recently the library has interest in e-Resources. As a result, it subscribed to JSTOR, HINARI, AGORA, OARE, Oxford Scholarship Online, Pearsons and it has an institutional repository. The university has built a Digital Archive on Agricultural Theses and Journals (DAATJ) under the funding of UGC-HEQEP.[2]

Halls of residence[edit]

The Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University has three halls for male and two for female students. Students either reside in or are attached to a hall of residence. A provost and an assistant provost looks after the administration of a hall.

Boy's dormitories[edit]

  • Sher-e-Bangla Hall
  • Nabab Siraj-Ud-Doula Hall
  • Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam Hall

Girl's dormitories[edit]

  • Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall
  • Krishokrotno Sheikh Hasina Hall



  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Agribusiness Management
  • Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Fisheries and Aquaculture


  • Institute of Seed Technology

Research organisation[edit]

  • Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Research System (SAURES)
  • Wazed Mia Research Centre

Research programs[edit]

New technologies are developed by potential researchers through Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Research System (SAURES). The Genetics and Plant Breeding Department has a major research thrust on development of new varieties of crops; identification of parental lines for hybrid development; molecular characterisation of crops and germplasm characterisation, documentation and preservation.



The first convocation of the university took place on 16 November 2015. The President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid Khan was the chief guest of the convocation.[3]


  • SAU Barta
  • Journal of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°46′17″N 90°22′31″E / 23.7714°N 90.3754°E / 23.7714; 90.3754