University of Science and Technology Chittagong
|বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, চট্টগ্রাম|
Seal of the university
Motto in English
|University of Chittagong|
|Chancellor||President of Bangladesh|
|355 (includes 70 part-time) (2014)|
|Affiliation||University Grants Commission of Bangladesh|
University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC) (Bengali: বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, চট্টগ্রাম) is a private university in Bangladesh. The university was established with the sponsorship of a private charity on May 13, 1989. Previously it was started as Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS), later it was upgraded to USTC as a full phased university after the promulgation of the Private University Act, 1992.
When USTC began its journey in 1989, it had only two professors and nine lecturers. Now the number of full-time teachers is 285. USTC has 4,200 students. Among these, over 30% are foreign students, from India, Nepal, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Jordan, Palestine, and the United States, among others.
Organization and administration
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (FSET)
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Basic Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Faculty of Business Administration
- Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
- Faculty of English
- Faculty of Biochemistry & Biotechnology
USTC owns seven-storied library building. The library has three sections comprised by modern technology and has accommodation for 150 readers at a time. USTC provides well-stocked resources for its students in the library. They are as follows:
- Books 6791 +
- Journals 5021 +
- Books supplied by the British council Library on long-term loan, Chittagong 50 copies (renewable).
- Audio and Video Cassettes 100 +
- Reference resources 190 +
The university has Gulmeher Hall for female students. It can accommodate both foreign and non-local female students. There is one hall available for male students - Syedur Rahman International Hall for foreign students. There is a separate hostel for internees.
One of the unique feature of USTC is about its auditorium. It is fully air conditioned and accommodates 1000. There is also a gallery available for 1000 audiences. The auditorium is ideally suited for conference and seminar.
Extra curricular activities
The university has an arrangement of extra curricular activities for its students. Such as sports and games, debates, seminars and cultural activities. All extra curricular activities are held by Student Welfare Council of USTC.
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- "University Grants Commission of Bangladesh". ugc.gov.bd.
- Bangladeshdir. "University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC)". Bangladesh Directory.
- Hasan Jahid Tusher (2005-04-27). "An institute with a vision". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2006-12-19.
- About USTC. "Relevant Informations". Retrieved 2006-12-25.