Uttara University

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Uttara University
Motto Quality Education at Affordable Tuition
Type Private
Established 2003 (2003)
Parent institution
DAR Trust (Dr Azizur Rahman Trust)
Chancellor President Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor M Azizur Rahman
Academic staff
Students 12,000+[1]
Undergraduates 8,000+
Postgraduates 4,000+
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
23°52′12″N 90°24′09″E / 23.8699°N 90.4025°E / 23.8699; 90.4025Coordinates: 23°52′12″N 90°24′09″E / 23.8699°N 90.4025°E / 23.8699; 90.4025
Campus Uttara Model Town, Dhaka
Colors Blue
Website uttarauniversity.edu.bd

Uttara University (Bengali: উত্তরা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or UU is a private university at Uttara, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. UU has eight campuses in a one-kilometer radius in Uttara and is based in the satellite upscale town in Dhaka North.


Campus locations are:

  • Main: House #04, 05 & 06, Road #15, Sector #06, Uttara Model Town, Uttara, Dhaka-1230 are three adjacent buildings which houses all the Administration Units & Offices.
  • Business Campus: House # 05, Road #12, Sector #06, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka-1230 is also owned by Uttara University and serves the School of Business. Several other building including Moushumi Building on the same road houses the law school, banga language Department, etc. These buildings and few other are mostly in sector 06 while only three other own buildings are in sector 04, 07 & 12. Uttara University also has set aside acres of land in Bhatulia, Uttara where work for state of the art modern campus is going on.
  • Mirpur Campus: Robiul Tower, Mirpur Housing State, Plot No #C-1/Kh, Section #1, Mirpur-1, Dhaka.


Dr. M. Azizur Rahman, founder of Uttara University, was a former economic advisor to the US Embassy (Dhaka) and USAID, an academician, a business individual, philanthropist, poet, an eminent professor and economist of international repute, is an alumnus of Vanderbilt University.

Uttara University began its journey through the hands of DAR TRUST (Dr Azizur Rahman Trust) under which ran many of Dhaka's renowned specialised colleges of the 90's including the now-defunct IMIT (Institute of Management and Information Technology) headquartered in Farmgate, EDI (Education Development Institute) approved by National University of Bangladesh and OIPE (Olympia Institute of Physical Education). The members of DAR TRUST are educationists, industrialists, economists and businessmen who believe in providing education free of cost for a brighter future. Dr Eaysmin Ara Lekha is pro-Vice Chancellor and co-founder of the university, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustee. Dr M. Azizur Rahman is the Government approved Vice-Chancellor of Uttara University for the second term while Mr Abdul Hamid, President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh serves as the Chancellor. Mr Nabid Aziz and Mr Abid Aziz are amongst the Board members of the Trustee.

Uttara University is approved by the government of Bangladesh and by University Grants Commission. The university was established under the private University Act of 1992 and the amendment to this act in 1998 and 2010. UU is recognized by the University Grants Commission. The university has been in operation since 2003 and has been very popular amongst the lower and middle income families because of its renowned faculties, quality of education and low tuition structured to maintain smooth running only. Affordable Tuition and Quality Education standards are the two main motives of Uttara University set out by the founding committee members of DAR TRUST and the tuition is amongst the lowest in Bangladesh. A vast majority of the students come from cities outside of Dhaka.


The first convocation of Uttara University was held on 16 June 2009. The chancellor of Uttara University and the president of Bangladesh Md. Zillur Rahman presided over the convocation program, when 1088 graduate and undergraduate students received their certificates. Professor A. A. M. S. Arefin Siddique, vice chancellor of Dhaka University was scheduled as the convocation speaker.

The Second convocation of Uttara University was held on 4 July 2011.

The Third convocation was held in 2014 for students who completed their degree between 2010-2014.

The Fourth convocation took place in 2016 at BICC.

Academic structure[edit]

Uttara University is organized into five schools and fourteen departments. The university offers 25 programs in undergraduate and postgraduate levels while faculties often a visited by international PhD researchers. Its academic structure is as follows:

School of Business[edit]

School of Arts and Social Sciences[edit]

School of Science and Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
    • B.Sc. (Engg.) in Computer Science & Engineering
    • B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science
    • M.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering
  • Department of Physics
    • M.Sc (Preli) in Physics
    • M.Sc (Final) in Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
    • M.Sc (Preli) in Mathematics
    • M.Sc (Final) in Mathematics
    • B.Sc (Hons) in Mathematics
  • Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • B.Sc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering
    • B.Sc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

School of Education and Physical Education[edit]

Civil, Environment & Industrial Engineering[edit]

Uttara University

Financial and academic facilities[edit]

Scholarships are provided for meritorious students and financial support to poor students.

UU has three libraries, various state of the art computer laboratories, Digital engineering laboratory, English language audio-visual studio lab, and a physics laboratory.

Student activities[edit]

Co-curricular activities include clubs and student forums:

  • Business Club
  • English Language Club
  • Debating Club
  • Cultural Club
  • UU ICT club
  • Young Entrepreneurs Club
  • Legal Advocacy and Awareness Club
  • Computer Club
  • Sports Club
  • Public Speaking Club


  1. ^ Uttara University Prospectus.

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