University of Chittagong

Coordinates: 22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.4699°N 91.7904°E / 22.4699; 91.7904
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University of Chittagong
চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Crest of University of Chittagong
Latin: Universitas Chittagong
Other name
Chittagong University
TypePublic, research
Established18 November 1966; 57 years ago (18 November 1966)
AccreditationAssociation of Commonwealth Universities
AffiliationUniversity Grants Commission
ChancellorPresident Mohammed Shahabuddin
Vice-ChancellorMd. Abu Taher
Academic staff
974[1]
Administrative staff
311 (male 277, female 34)
Students
  • 27,550 (est.)
  • [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; 91.7904
CampusRural, 2,312.32 acres (9.3576 km2)[2]
Websitecu.ac.bd

The University of Chittagong (also known as Chittagong University, abbreviated as CU; Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a public research university located in Hathazari, Chittagong, Bangladesh. It was established on 18 August 1966. It is one of the oldest universities in Bangladesh.[3] Its 2,312.32 acres (935.76 ha) campus is the largest among universities in Bangladesh.[4] It is also known for providing quality education to its students. It is one of the four autonomous by the act universities of Bangladesh.

Chittagong University, 1970.

Facilities[edit]

Library[edit]

Chittagong University Library

Chittagong University's collection of about 350,000 books, and over 40,000 bound journals is housed in a 56,700 square feet (5,270 m2) library built in 1990.[5]

Chittagong University Museum[edit]

Chittagong University Museum was established in 1973 with artifacts from the History Department including fossils found amongst the Nasirabad hills. It has subsequently accumulated an extensive collection of historical artifacts and painting. In 2016, The Daily Star donated a Chittagong history archive to the museum.[6][7][8]

University shuttle train[edit]

Faculty of Science

The university shuttle train is operated by Bangladesh Railway eastern division and monitored by university authority.[9] Trains leave Chattogram railway station and Sholoshohor railway station, and city-bound trains leave Chattogram University railway station.

Shuttle graffiti[edit]

Chittagong University shuttle train have a long history of graffiti art but there were allegations it was being used by rival political groups to assert influence over train compartments. After April 2011 clashes between five compartment-based gangs left at least eight students injured, the university expelled 11 students and banned all types of compartment-based organisational activities, including sticking posters, leaflets and graffiti on the trains.[10] Eleven years after that incident, German artist Lukas Zeilinger, accompanied by Livia, his wife, and Arup Barua, a teacher at the Department of Dramatics of the university, painted the carriages once again. The project was self-funded by the Zeiligers as part of their art project.[11][12]

Campus[edit]

Residential halls[edit]

As of 2022, there are 14 residential halls at the university of which 9 are for male and 5 for female students.[1][13]

List of vice chancellor[edit]

[13]

University of Chittagong vice chancellors[15]
A R Mallick 1966-1972
U N Siddiqui[a] 1971-1972
M Innas Ali 1972-1973
Abul Fazal 1973-1975
Abdul Karim 1975-1981
M A Aziz Khan 1981-1985
Mohammad Ali 1985-1988
Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin 1988-1991
Rafiqul Islam Chowdhury 1991-1996
Abdul Mannan 1996-2001
Fazle Hossain 2001-2002
A J M Nuruddin Chowdhury 2002-2006
Badiul Alam 2006-2009
Abu Yousuf 2009-2010
Alauddin[a] 2010-2011
Anwarul Azim Arif 2011-2015[16]
Emran Hossain[a] 2013-2013[17]
Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury 2015-2019
Shireen Akhter 2019-19 March 2024
Md. Abu Taher 20 March 2024 - present
  1. ^ a b c Acting

List of Pro vice Chancellors[edit]

University of Chittagong pro vice chancellors[18]
Md. Ali Imdad Khan 1987-1989
M. Badiul Alam 1991-1996
Abu Yousuf 1996-2001
Md. Anwarul Azim Arif 2001-2001
Mohammad Shamsuddin 2001-2005
Md. Alauddin 2009-2013
Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury 2013-2015
Shireen Akhter 2016-2019
Benu Kumar Dey 2019-2024
M. Sekander Chowdhury 2024-Present

The Chittagong University Act 1973[edit]

The Chittagong University Act, 1973 ( ACT NO. XXXIII OF 1973 )

[ 4th October, 1973 ] An Act to repeal the Chittagong University Ordinance, 1966, and provide for reconstitution and reorganisation of the University of Chittagong.

The Chittagong University act

Notable people[edit]

Notable alumni and faculty members[edit]

Faculty[edit]

Alumni[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Main entrance
Faculty of Biological Science
Teachers' dormitory
Marine Science building

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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