University of Chittagong

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University of Chittagong
চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
University of Chittagong logo.svg
Seal of the University of Chittagong
Other name
Chittagong University
TypePublic, Research
Established18 November 1966; 55 years ago (18 November 1966)
AccreditationAssociation of Commonwealth Universities
AffiliationUniversity Grants Commission
ChancellorPresident Abdul Hamid
Vice-ChancellorShireen Akhter[1]
Academic staff
872[2]
Administrative staff
311 (male 277, female 34)[2]
Students27,550
[male 18,000 (est.)],
[female 9,500 (est.)][2]
Location
22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.4699°N 91.7904°E / 22.4699; 91.7904Coordinates: 22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.4699°N 91.7904°E / 22.4699; 91.7904
CampusRural, 1,754 acres (7.10 km2)
NicknameCU
Websitecu.ac.bd
University of Chittagong wordmark logo.svg

The University of Chittagong (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, romanizedcaṭṭagram bishwabidyalay) is a public research university with multidisciplinary faculties situated across a 1754-acres hilly landmass in Fatehpur Union of Hathazari Upazila, 22 km (14 mi) north of Chittagong city of Bangladesh. This university has the largest campus among Bangladeshi universities. The academic activities of the university formally began on 18 November 1966. It has about 27,500 students and more than 900 faculty members.[3]

Location[edit]

University of Chittagong is located in Fatehpur Union, Hathazari Upazila about 22 kilometres north[2] of the Chittagong city around 1754 acres of hilly and flat land.[3]

History[edit]

Chittagong University in 1970.

Chittagong University was founded on 3 December 1965 by Fazlul Qadir Chaudhry in Chittagong City.[4] He was one of the main facilitators for the demand of the university.[3]

List of vice-chancellors[edit]

Following is the complete list of the vice-chancellors.[5]

  1. A R Mallick (01.10.1966 to 31 January 1972)
  2. U. N. Siddiqui (Acting V.C.) (21 April 1971 to 30 January 1972)
  3. M Innas Ali (01.02.1972 to 18 April 1973)
  4. Abul Fazal (19 April 1973 to 27 November 1975)
  5. Abdul Karim (28 November 1975 to 18 April 1981)
  6. M. A. Aziz Khan (19 April 1981 to 18 April 1985)
  7. Mohammad Ali (19 April 1985 to 22 May 1988)
  8. Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin (23 May 1988 to 29 December 1991)
  9. Rafiqul Islam Chowdhury (30 December 1991 to 6 November 1996)
  10. Abdul Mannan (06.11.1996 to 13 February 2001)
  11. Md. Fazle Hossain (14 February 2001 to 2 February 2002)
  12. A. J. M. Nuruddin Chowdhury (2 February 2002 to 2 February 2006)
  13. Badiul Alam (8 February 2006 to 24 February 2009)
  14. Abu Yousuf (25 February 2009 to 28 November 2010)
  15. Md. Alauddin (Acting V.C.) (09.12.2010 to 14 June 2011)
  16. Anwarul Azim Arif (15 June 2011 to 14 June 2015)[6]
  17. Dr. Emran Hossain (Acting V.C.) (01 June 2013 to 25 June 2013)[7]
  18. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury (15 June 2015 to 12 June 2019)
  19. Shireen Akhter (13 June 2019 to present)

Facilities[edit]

Library[edit]

The Chittagong University Library is situated on the university campus, and since 1990, has been housed in its own building of 56,700 square feet. The library is managed by a 14-member Library Committee. The library collection consists of about 350,000 books and over 40,000 bound journals.[8]

Chittagong University Museum[edit]

The Chittagong University Museum was established on 14 June 1973. The museum started with a collection of artifacts from the History Department. It collected fossils from Nasirabad hills. The museum build up a collection of historical artifacts and painting. In 2016 The Daily Star (Bangladesh) handed over some rare exhibits featuring Chittagong to the museum. [9][10][11]

University Shuttle Train[edit]

The university shuttle train is operated by Bangladesh Railway eastern division and monitored by university authority.[12] Trains leave Chattogram railway station and Sholoshohor railway station, and city-bound trains leave Chattogram University railway station.

Campus[edit]

Residential halls[edit]

There are currently 14 residential halls at the University of Chittagong, out of which 9 (1 under construction) are for male students and 5 (1 under construction) for female students[2][3]

Notable people[edit]

Faculty members[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Honorary doctorates[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Residential halls[edit]

Monuments and sculptures[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DU VC reappointed; CU, BU get new VC". The Daily Star. 3 November 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "University of Chittagong at a Glance". cu.ac.bd. University of Chittagong. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
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  6. ^ "Date".
  7. ^ "Death of former University of Chittagong's Professor Dr. Emran Hossain". bdnews24.
  8. ^ "About Central Library". University of Chittagong. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Star gives precious gifts to CU". The Daily Star.
  10. ^ Hossain, Shamsul. "Chittagong University Museum". Banglapedia. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Treasures of Chittagong University Museum". The Daily Star. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Transportation". University of Chittagong. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
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  14. ^ "Muslim Chowdhury made CAG". Muslim Chowdhury made CAG | theindependentbd.com. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
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  17. ^ "FINAL LIST OF PARTICIPANTS" (PDF). unesco.org. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Prof Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury appointed Chittagong University VC". bdnews24.com. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
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  20. ^ "Rezaul Karim Elected Chittagong City Mayor". Dhaka Tribune. 28 January 2021.
  21. ^ "Annisul Huq gets mandate to become first mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation". bdnews24.com. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Fazle Kabir to be made new BB governor: Muhith". The Daily Star. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  23. ^ "Khāna, Hāphija Raśida". WorldCat. Archived from the original on 8 November 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  24. ^ "47-member new cabinet announced". The Daily Star. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  25. ^ "Seven litterateurs get Bangla Academy Award 2017". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  26. ^ "Hon'ble Chief Justice of Bangladesh". Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  27. ^ প্রাক্তন সচিব,অভ্যন্তরীণ সম্পদ বিভাগ,জনপ্রশাসন মন্ত্রণালয়,জন বিভাগ, রাষ্ট্রপতির কার্যালয়,বস্ত্র ও পাট মন্ত্রণালয়, গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার. Bangladesh National Portal (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 3 May 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
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