Military Institute of Science and Technology

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Military Institute of Science and Technology
মিলিটারি ইনস্টিটিউট অব সায়েন্স অ্যান্ড টেকনোলজি
Crest of MIST
প্রগতির জন্য প্রযুক্তি
Motto in English
Technology for Advancement
TypePublic Engineering, Research
Established1998; 26 years ago (1998)
AffiliationBangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)
ChancellorPresident Mohammed Shahabuddin
SuperintendentBangladesh Armed Forces
CommandantMajor General Mohammed Saidul Islam, rcds, ndc, psc
Academic staff
Administrative staff
CampusUrban, 50 acres (20 ha)

Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) is a public engineering university in Bangladesh, located at Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka. MIST is a government engineering and technological research institution under the Ministry of Defence. Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh established MIST in 1998 for providing B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil. and PhD degrees in engineering. MIST is a PhD granting Public Research University in Bangladesh specialized in Engineering [2]

MIST is the only Government Engineering University of the Ministry of Defence of Bangladesh. MIST conducts twelve engineering and architecture departments under four faculties. All departments have achieved accreditation from the Board of Accreditation for Engineering & Technical Education (BAETE), Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB).

A large number of MIST alumni are active in notable engineering, research and non-engineering roles in Bangladesh and abroad.

A student has to go through a rigorous written admission test examination to get a chance of admission into MIST. A shortlisted number of candidates are selected each year based on the results of Secondary (SSC) and Higher Secondary (HSC) board examinations for participating in the admission test. The eligible candidates for written admission test are selected on the basis of top GPA and marks obtained.


MIST is a Government Engineering Institution of the Ministry of Defence. Despite its name suggesting an institution, all the activities (academic curriculum, teacher's recruitment, result publishing, research activists, club, etc.) carried out within it resemble those of a university.The academic programs of MIST was previously affiliated with the University of Dhaka. However, at present all academic programs of MIST are affiliated with Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). All examinations are conducted as per the schedules approved by BUP. It also publishes the results and awards certificates to the qualified students. MIST is a part of the Ministry of Defence and not a part of BUP. The academic programs are only affiliated with BUP.

Procedure of admission[edit]

The undergraduate admission process at MIST has several steps. First, students are screened based on their grade point average (GPA) in HSC or equivalent examinations and SSC or equivalent examinations.[3] Students who have passed in minimum five subjects in GCE O-Level and three subjects (mathematics, physics and chemistry) in A-Level, obtaining minimum C-grades in all subjects are also eligible for the admission test.[3] Prior to 2020, almost 10,000 candidates are selected from approximately 20,000-20,500 applicants to sit for the MIST written admission test.[4] However, in recent years, the approximately 22,000-23,500 applicants among the total applicants have been allowed to sit for the admission test based on the best GPA & marks holder in HSC exam in the above-mentioned subjects (Math, Physics, Chemistry and English). Afterward, the distribution of 810 seats is based on their merit positions in the written exam and students' subject choice list. For Bangladeshi undergraduate students, 40% seats are allotted for children of Military personnels (Military Quota) and rest of seats (60%) are available for general students, freedom fighter quota, and trivial quota. The acceptance rate at MIST for general students (not from military family) in undergraduate level is 2.43%. This calculation assumes a total of 20,000 applicants (general students) allowed to take part in the admission test against 60% of 810 available seats. This highly competitive acceptance rate (2.43%) positions MIST as one of the leading public engineering universities in Bangladesh. Moreover, foreign students may be admitted against a reserved quota of 3% of overall vacancies available (6% of civil seats). Vacancies will be offered to countries through Armed Forces Division (AFD), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), of the Government of Bangladesh.[5] Admission to Ph.D. and M.Phil. programs requires a master's degree from relevant branch from a recognized university. Admission to a Master's program requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from a recognized institution with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00. Admission is based on written admission test & interview/viva voce on the relevant departments.[6] Admission is highly competitive in postgraduate programs as only few aspirants are selected every year from a large pool of applicants.[7]


Faculties and departments[edit]

Academic activities are undertaken by twelve departments under four faculties. Twelve departments offer undergraduate programs.[8]

Faculty of Civil Engineering Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Civil, Environmental, Water Resources & Coastal Engineering
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Petroleum & Mining Engineering
  • Department of Electrical, Electronic & Communication Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Aeronautical Engineering
  • Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Department of Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering

Postgraduate programs[edit]

Eight departments of MIST offer postgraduate courses(M.Sc./M.Engg., Ph.D.) and other three departments of Science and Engineering Faculty offer M.Phil.[9]

  1. Civil Engineering [Structure/Transportation/Environment/Water Resource/Geotechnical Engineering] (M.Sc./M.Engg., Ph.D.)
  2. Electrical, Electronics & Communication Engineering [Power/Electronics/Communication] (M.Sc./M.Engg., Ph.D.)
  3. Computer Science & Engineering (M.Sc./M.Engg., Ph.D.)
  4. Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc./M.Engg., Ph.D.)
  5. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (M.Sc./M.Engg., Ph.D.)
  6. Aeronautical Engineering (M.Sc./M.Engg., Ph.D.)
  7. Nuclear Science & Engineering (M.Sc./M.Engg., Ph.D.)
  8. Biomedical Engineering (M.Sc./M.Engg.)

Diploma courses[edit]

  • Certificate Course on GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Diploma courses in surveying & mapping
  • Diploma & Certificate courses in CSE.
  • Professional advance courses.


  1. ^ "IEB – The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh". Archived from the original on 15 December 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST)". Military Institute of Science and Technology.
  3. ^ a b "Circular 2013" (PDF). Military Institute of Science and Technology. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-01.
  4. ^ "Eligibility to Admission test" (PDF). Military Institute of Science and Technology. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-01.
  5. ^ "Prospectus 2013" (PDF). Military Institute of Science and Technology. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-08.
  6. ^ "M.Sc. Admission Result 2013" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-03.
  7. ^ "M.Sc. Circular 2015".
  8. ^ "List of Departments". Military Institute of Science and Technology. Archived from the original on 2014-09-21.
  9. ^ "Postgraduate Admission Circular 2020" (PDF). MIST.

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