Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University

Coordinates: 22°57′58″N 89°49′02″E / 22.9661°N 89.8171°E / 22.9661; 89.8171
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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University
বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Other name
BSMRSTU
MottoLearn, Think, Innovate
TypePublic university
Established8 July 2001; 22 years ago (8 July 2001)
FounderSheikh Hasina
Academic affiliations
UGC, Bangladesh
ChancellorPresident Mohammed Shahabuddin
Vice-ChancellorA. Q. M. Mahbub
Academic staff
306
Studentsc. 10,989
Location,
8100
,
Bangladesh

22°57′58″N 89°49′02″E / 22.9661°N 89.8171°E / 22.9661; 89.8171
Campus55 acres (0.22 km2)
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.bsmrstu.edu.bd

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) (Bengali: বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a public university located in Gopalganj, Bangladesh. It was established in 2011 and named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[1] Every year, around 1,505 students enroll in undergraduate programs.

History[edit]

Plans for the creation of the university began in 1999. Awami League government took the plan to set up 12 science and technology universities in 12 large districts lacking universities. In the first phase, six development project proposals were prepared. Among the six, BSMRSTU was one of the tops. On 15 November 1999, M. Khairul Alam Khan, professor of Department of Applied Physics and Electronics Engineering of Rajshahi University was appointed project director and sent to Gopalganj.

The project director completed the work of university selection, land acquisition (about 55 acres) and land-preparation work. On 8 July 2001, the BSMRSTU Act was enacted. On 13 July, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally commenced the foundation. On 14 July, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recommended that Khan become vice-chancellor. The recommendation was approved by the president on 19 July.

In the 2001 election the four-party alliance government of Jamaat-BNP came rose to power and closed the project on 15 April 2002. Khan returned to his previous institution. Seven employees were simply discharged.

Awami League won the ninth parliamentary elections held on 29 December 2008. In November 2009, the project was revived. On 5 January 2010, Hasina reappointed Khan as project director. On 14 December 2010, he was appointed vice-chancellor for a four-year term. On 2 February 2015. Khondakar Md Nasiruddin, professor of Biotechnology Department of Bangladesh Agricultural University was appointed as the new vice-chancellor by President Abdul Hamid.[2]

Administration[edit]

Chancellor[edit]

Mohammad Shahabuddin, President of Bangladesh[3]

Vice-Chancellor[edit]

  • M Khairul Alam Khan ( December 2010 - December 2014 )
  • Khondoker Md. Nasiruddin ( February 2015 – February 2019 )
  • Khondoker Md. Nasiruddin ( February 2019 – September 2019 )[4]
  • Md. Shahjahan (In-Charge) ( October 2019 – September 2020 )
  • A. Q. M. Mahbub ( September 2020 – present )

Faculties and departments[edit]

There are 33 departments under 8 faculties.

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (ACCE)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Food Engineering (FE)
  • Architecture (ARCH)

Faculty of Science[edit]

Faculty of Life Science[edit]

Faculty of Arts[edit]

  • English (ENG)
  • Bangla (BAN)
  • History (HIS)

Faculty of Social Science[edit]

  • Economics (ECO)
  • International Relations (IR)
  • Political Science (PS)
  • Public Administration (PAD)
  • Sociology (SOC)

Faculty of Business Studies[edit]

  • Accounting and Information System (AIS)
  • Finance and Banking (FB)
  • Management Studies (MS)
  • Marketing (MKT)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM)

Faculty of Law[edit]

Compliments for Dept. Of Law

• Law is the fastest Department of BSMRSTU.

Faculty Of Agriculture[edit]

  • Agriculture (AGRI)
  • Fisheries and Marine Bioscience (FMB)
  • Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (ASVM) [5]

Academics[edit]

Admission and total seats[edit]

BSMRSTU enrolls undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. Applicants must pass the competitive admission test. Tests are arranged by each faculty under the authority of the admission council. The university enrolls 1505 undergraduates in every year.[6]

Total seats at BSMRSTU
Faculty Department Acronym Seat
Faculty of Engineering Computer Science and Engineering CSE 40
Electrical and Electronic Engineering EEE 40
Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering ACCE 40
Civil Engineering CE 40
Food and Agroproccess Engineering FAE 40
Architecture ARCH 35
Faculty of Science Physics PHY 40
Chemistry CHEM 40
Mathematics MATH 40
Statistics STAT 40
Environmental Science and Disaster Management ESDM 40
Faculty of Life Science Pharmacy PHR 40
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering BGE 40
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology BMB 40
Botany BOT 40
Psychology PSY 40
Faculty of Agriculture Agriculture AGRI 40
Fisheries and Marine Bioscience FMB 40
Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine ASVM 40
Faculty of Arts English ENG 50
Bangla BAN 50
History HIS 50
Faculty of Social Science Economics ECO 60
Sociology SOC 60
Public Administration PAD 60
International Relations IR 60
Political Science PS 60
Faculty of Business Studies Management Studies MGT 50
Accounting and Information System AIS 50
Marketing MKT 50
Finance and Banking FIN 50
Tourism and Hospitality Management THM 50
Faculty of Law Law LAW 50

Campus[edit]

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj

BSMRSTU has three campuses.

Administrative Building of BSMRSTU
Sir Achrja Jagadish Chandra Bose Academic Building

The main campus is situated in Gobra. The Faculty of Agriculture used to be taught in Sheikh Hasina Agriculture Institute which is located in Kusli, Tungipara. The third campus was Sheikh Hasina Institute of ICT and is in Shibchar, Madaripur that used to host the Faculty of Engineering,s Department : CSE, EEE, ACCE, FAE and Civil. Later both Faculty of Agriculture and Engineering were shifted to the main campus.[7] The main campus consists of five halls for students,[8] the central library,[9] an academic building, and an administrative building.[10]

Library[edit]

Ekushee February Library Center is the central library.[9] At present it is two-storied (four-storied building) 1100 sq.m. In the northern part of the campus it is located with beautiful design. It was inaugurated on 21 February 2014. Its construction cost is 2 crore 46 lakh 74 thousand taka. It has a collection of books, journals and newspapers. The library is open during academic hours (Generally from 9:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M)

Residential student halls[edit]

Campus hosts five residential halls, each of which has five-stories with a capacity of 250 students. The halls are:

For Boys -

  • Bijoy Debash Hall
  • Swadhinata Debash Hall
  • Sheikh Rasel Hall

For Girls -

  • Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall
  • Sheikh Rehana Hall[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM for time-befitting job-oriented edn". The Daily Star. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় পরিচিতি ইতিহাসঃ. BSMRSTU (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 17 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Authority and Administration". BSMRSTU. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020.
  4. ^ "BSMRSTU: VC finally steps down". The Daily Star. 1 October 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Faculties and Departments". BSMRSTU. Archived from the original on 4 November 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Admission Circular 2017-18". BSMRSTU. Archived from the original on 2 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Faculties". BSMRSTU. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Residence Halls". BSMRSTU. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Library". BSMRSTU. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  10. ^ "VC Office". BSMRSTU. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.