Sylhet Agricultural University

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Sylhet Agricultural University
সিলেট কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
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TypePublic Agricultural University
Established1995 (1995): Sylhet Government Veterinary College (SGVC)
2006: Sylhet Agricultural University
ChancellorPresident Abdul Hamid
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Dr. Md. Matiar Rahman Howlader
Academic staff
203[citation needed]
Administrative staff
195[citation needed]
Students2,000[citation needed]
24°54′33″N 91°54′07″E / 24.909221°N 91.901986°E / 24.909221; 91.901986Coordinates: 24°54′33″N 91°54′07″E / 24.909221°N 91.901986°E / 24.909221; 91.901986

Sylhet Agricultural University (Bengali: সিলেট কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a government-financed public research university in Sylhet, Bangladesh that formally started functioning on 2 November 2006.[1]


Sylhet Agricultural University started its function on 2 November 2006 following the issuance of a notification by the Government as per the requirement of the "Sylhet Agricultural University Act 2006" which was passed in the National Parliament on 3 October 2006. In fact, the faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences has come into being through the up-gradation of Sylhet Government Veterinary College (SGVC). The SGVC was established in 1995 and had been functioning as a "School of Life Sciences" under Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet Bangladesh.[1]

Presently 2501 (honours, masters and PhD) students are enrolled at the university.[citation needed]

Over 90 percent of the recurring budget and the entire development fund come from the government through the University Grants Commission (UGC).[citation needed]


As of from 2019 all agricultural university of Bangladesh conducting a cluster system admission tests where a single exam is taken for seven Universities which provide education in the field of Agricultural Sciences these are Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University , Bangladesh Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Sylhet Agricultural University, Khulna Agricultural University and Patuakhali Science and Technology University. The cluster system reduced students suffering and financial costs. Admission test is held on each campus but at a time with same question.[2][3][4]


While the Chancellor is the ceremonial head, a position held by the incumbent President of Bangladesh, the Vice-chancellor is the chief academic officer and chief executive of the university appointed by the Chancellor for a four-year term. These have been and are:

SL No. Vice-chancellor Duration
1 Professor Dr. Md. Iqbal Hossain 03.01.2007–08.03.2009
2 Professor Dr. Md. Abdul Awal 09.03.2009–08.09.2010
3 Professor Dr. Md. Shahid Ullah Talukder 09.09.2010–27.09.2014
4 Professor Dr. M. Golam Shahi Alam 28.09.2014-27.09.2018
5 Professor Dr. Md. Matiar Rahman Howlader September 2018–Present



  1. ^ a b "Sylhet Agricultural University". Retrieved 4 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Agri-varsities to begin 'cluster system' admission test".
  3. ^ "Unified admission test in 7 agricultural universities".
  4. ^ "UGC to hold uniform admission test for 7 universities "".
  5. ^ "Former Vice-Chancellors List". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  6. ^ "About Vice-Chancellor". Retrieved 30 October 2017.

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