Dhaka University


A delegation lead by Nabab Sir Salimullah, Nabab Syed Nawab ali Chowdhury and  Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Haque demanded a University in this region for the Muslims of East Bengal to the Viceroy Lord Hardinze  when he came to Dhaka on 31st January, 1912. Mr. Hardinze could realize the fact and declared to establish a University in Dhaka.


The Bengal Government organized a 13-member committee chaired by Barrister Robert Nathan. The remarkable recommendations of this committee were:

  • The University will be controlled by the Government and will be managed by the Govt. Officers.
  • It will be a residential academic University.
  • Islamic studies and research will be included in its syllabus.


The Viceroy Lord Chamesford made a committee for designing the academic functions of Dhaka University; Dr. M.E. Saddler, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Leads was appointed as the Chairman of this committee. It was known as “Kolkata University Commission” .The Commission gave 2 important recommendations:

  • Dhaka University would not have any authority of affiliations; it will be a unique educational institution.
  • The University will be an autonomous body.


After a lot of discussions and planning, it was decided in the Indian Parliament that the Dhaka University Bill would be sent to the select committee on 12 February, 1920 and it was unanimously converted into an act on 18th March. The Honorable Governor General approved “The University Act” on 23rd March, 1920; this decision made the way easier for establishing the University. As a result, Dhaka University officially started on 1st July, 1921.


In course of time, Dhaka University has become one of the best Universities in South Asia. Dhaka University has played a very important role in our Language movement, Liberation war and Anti autocracy movement. This university has also successfully rendered a lot of contributions in the fields of social and cultural affairs, sports, research, science and technology.


At present, Dhaka University has 12 faculties, 52 departments, 8 institutes, 34 research centres, 1545 students, 30000 students, 18 residential halls and 2 hostels.

701 teachers are PhD holders in Dhaka University.


The faculties and institutes of Dhaka University are listed below:




  1. Faculty of Business Studies
  2. Faculty of Arts
  3. Faculty of Science
  4. Faculty of Pharmacy
  5. Faculty of Biological Science
  6. Faculty of Law
  7. Faculty of Medicine
  8. Faculty of Education
  9. Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  10. Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine and Research
  11. Faculty of Social Science
  12. Faculty of Fine Arts

1. Institute of Education and research

2. Institute of Business Administration

3. Institute of Statistical Research and         


4. Institute of Nutrition and Food Sciences

5. Institute of Social Welfare and Research     

6. Institute of Health Economics

7. Institute of Modern Languages

      8. Institute of Information Technology



There are 62 subjects at Bachelor’s Program, 75 in Master’s and 51 subjects in M Phil/ PhD program in this University.



BRAC University

BRAC University started its endeavor in 2001 to meet the increasing demands of quality higher education in our country in this modern age of competition. There are 17 subjects under 4 departments in this leading private University.


Address and Location:

66, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212

Ph: 02-24051, Ext-4003, 8853948-9

E mail: [email protected], [email protected] (General information), [email protected]


This University is located in Mohakhali area.  It stands 50 yards ahead of Mohakhali wireless on the left side of the main street. The University has 2 campuses.


Who can apply?

Candidates having a minimum GPA of 3 in both S.S.C and H.S.C examinations can apply for admission in this University. For candidates from English medium background, the requirement is GPA 3 in minimum 5 subjects in O-levels and in minimum 2 subjects in A-levels.


Admission procedure:

Candidates have to collect an admission form worth tk600 from the admission office; they have to fill up the form properly and submit it to the same office. It is also possible to collect the form through online. Photocopies of S.S.C and H.S.C mark sheets and 3 copies of passport size photograph should be attached along with the form. Admission fee is tk12000.


Semester Fee:

For each semester a student has to pay the following fees:

  • Credit fee-tk4500
  • Computer Lab fee-tk1500
  • Student Activity fee-tk600
  • Library fee-tk750


Credit Transfer Facility:

If a student has a 3.50 GPA, he/she can transfer credit to any other Universities of the country; the Varsity does not have a credit transfer system. But students can transfer their credit on their own.



There is a nice library on the 2nd floor of the Admission Building in this University. The library has 40000 books; it remains open from 8a.m. to 9p.m everyday. Only library card holders can enjoy the library facilities. Different Text Books, Journals, Reference Books and Maprare Collection Books are available in this library. The library can accommodate 100-120 students at a time.


EMBA Program:

BRAC University offers an Evening MBA course which is called EMBA.


Food Corner:

There is a canteen in this University which provides hygienic snacks; the price is also reliable.



Bangla Academy

Bangla Academy was established in1953 as a consequence of our great language movement. The old building where Bangla Academy started its activities is named ‘Bardawan House’. The 1st Director of Bangla Academy was Dr. Muhammad Enamul Haque and the 1st Director General of the organization was Dr. Majharul Islam. National Professor Mr. Kabir Chowdhury was the 1st Chairman of Bangla Academy. It is an autonomous institution.



Bangla Academy is located at Bardawan House, Nazrul Sharak, Dhaka-1000

Ph: 9660933, 8619577(DG), 8619546, 8628440 (Director), 8619715(Chief Librarian), 8619364(DD),



Museum and Archives:

Bangla Academy has set up the language movement museum, national literature and authors’ museum and Bangla Academy archives during 2010-2011; the project is still going on. The main purpose of this project is to preserve the history of our language movement, the biography of our language martyrs, the important records of the evolution of our language and ancient manuscripts etc.



Bangla Academy has achieved a great reputation in publication sector by publishing research based manuscripts and different types of dictionaries throughout the last 50 years. Besides, Bangla Academy has some regular publications which are gias follows:

  • Bangla Academy Potrika (quarterly)
  • Uttaradhikar (monthly)
  • Dhan Shaliker Desh (half yearly)
  • Mukhpatro (quarterly)
  • Bangla Academy Bigyan Potrika (half yearly)
  • Bangla Academy Journal



Bangla Academy has a very good library. There are plenty of literary books and different newspapers and journals in this library.


Bangla Academy Awards:

Bangla Academy gives a few awards to the deserving authors and researchers to encourage their creativity. The awards are as follows:

  • Bangla Academy Literature Award
  • Rabindra Award
  • Sarder Joinuddin Memorial Award
  • Chittoronjon Saha Memorial Award
  • Palan Sarker Memorial Award
  • Mohammad Nurul Haque Grontho-Shurid Award


Omor Ekushey Gronthomela (Book Fair):

Bangla Academy Book Fair is one of the largest national festivals of our country. It is a month long book fair which lasts throughout the month of February. It was first organized in 1978; now it has become the biggest union of students, teachers, media activists, publishers, researchers and authors. Every year this fair starts on 1st February in the Bangla Academy premises.



Bangla Academy has several departments for conducting its research and training activities. These departments are:

  • Research, compilation and folklore department
  • Language, culture and journal department
  • Planning and training department



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