At present there are 129 public and private universities in Bangladesh. The numbers of public universities are 37 while private universities are 92. The first public university is The University of Dhaka, established in 1921. The establishment of private university is relatively a new phenomenon in this country. In early 1990s, private sector came forward to establish universities. Since then country experienced a spectacular growth in private universities– they were mostly in and around Dhaka.
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North South University or NSU is the first private university of Bangladesh. The government of Bangladesh approved the establishment of North South University in 1992 under the Private University Act 1992. Wikipedia Address: Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh Phone: +880 2-55668200 Total enrollment: 22,000 (2016) Administrative staff: 223 (2015) Chancellor: Abdul Hamid Affiliation: University Grants Commission Vice-chancellor: Atiqul Islam Notable alumni: Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Sabila Nur, Ziaul Faruq Apurba
BRAC University was established in 2001 through accreditation from the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh while its curricula and programs have been approved by the University Grants ... Wikipedia Address: BRAC University UB01, Mohakhali, 66 Bir Uttam AK Khandakar Road, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh Vice-Chancellor: Syed Saad Andaleeb Phone: +880 2-9844051 Founded: 2001 Affiliation: University Grants Commission
Asian University for Women is an independent, international university in Chittagong, Bangladesh seeking to educate a new generation of leaders in Asia. Wikipedia Address: Mohammed Ali Rd, Chittagong Founded: 2008 Phone: 312854981 Chancellor: Cherie Blair Total enrollment: 600 (2016) Administrative staff: Vice Chancellor Professor Nirmala Rao Architect: Moshe Safdie
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology or commonly known as AUST is the first private engineering university to be established in Bangladesh. The university was founded by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission in 1995. Wikipedia Address: 141 & 142 Love Road, Dhaka 1208, Bangladesh Undergraduate tuition and fees: 667,600 BDT (2016) Phone: +880 2-8870422 Founded: 1995 Vice-chancellor: Abul M.M. Safiullah
Premier University, also known as PU, is a private university in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It was established in 2001. Wikipedia Address: Academic Building#4, HazariLane, Chittagong, Bangladesh Total enrollment: 12,255 Phone: +880 312869926 Vice-chancellor: Anupam Sen
American International University-Bangladesh, commonly known as AIUB is an accredited and renowned private university located at Kuratoli Road, Kuril in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The university is an independent organization with own Board of Trustees. Wikipedia Address: 58/b Road No 21, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh Phone: +880 2-8815386 Total enrollment: 10,252 (2010) Founder: Dr. Anwarul Abedin Founded: 1994 Color: Dark blue Vice-chancellor: Carmen Z. Lamagna
The University of Information Technology & Sciences is a university in Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Its vice chancellor is Muhammad Samad. Wikipedia Address: GA-37/1 Progati Sarani, Baridhara J-Block, Gulshan-2, Baridhara J Block, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh Phone: +880 1938-832755 Number of students: 10,000 (approximately) Founded: 2003 Motto: Future will be better than thy past Academic staff: 225 (approximately)
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