Noakhali Science and Technology University

Coordinates: 22°47′31″N 91°06′07″E / 22.79194°N 91.10194°E / 22.79194; 91.10194
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Noakhali Science and Technology University
নোয়াখালী বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Other name
Established2006; 18 years ago (2006)
AccreditationInstitution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)
AffiliationUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)
ChancellorPresident Mohammed Shahabuddin
Vice-ChancellorMd. Didar-ul-Alam

22°47′31″N 91°06′07″E / 22.79194°N 91.10194°E / 22.79194; 91.10194
CampusUrban, 101 acres (41 ha)
ColoursBlue and White

Noakhali Science and Technology University (Bengali: নোয়াখালী বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) (known as NSTU) is a public university in the coastal terrain Noakhali of Bangladesh. It is the 27th public university and fifth science and technology university in Bangladesh. Its foundation stone was laid on 11 October 2003 and academic activities started on 22 June 2006.


Former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia laid the foundation stone of Noakhali Science and Technology University on 11 October 2003.[1] Earlier the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took necessary steps to establish this university. At 15 July 2001 her government passed a law in the parliament.[2] Its construction work was formally inaugurated on 24 March 2005. Finally, it started its academic activities on 22 June 2006. It is the fifth of 12 such universities the government decided in 1997 to establish in the 12 erstwhile greater districts where there was no university.[2]


Noakhali University of Science and Technology stands on Sonapur, 8 kilometers southwest of Maijdee. It has a land area of 101 acres (0.41 km2) covering 93 Salla and 95 Noakhali Mouza. The goal of the university is to make it is one of the top tier universities in Bangladesh. Presently the campus consists of one 5 storied administrative building, three academic buildings (academic 1 is 5 storied and academic 2 and 3 are 10 storied), three male student halls, two female student halls, a 5 storied auditorium and TSC building, one 4 storied library building. The well furnished central library equipped with online library facilities has 10,000 printed books and 1500 printed journals apart from numerous e-books and e-journals. It has also four teacher's and officer's dormitories, one staff dormitories, vice chancellor's building and a mosque as well as a guest house. The construction of NSTU medical centre is also completed. There are two sport field and two big ponds in the campus area. It has a canteen for students called NSTU cafeteria. It has also a martyr monument like a fountain pen and a sculpture of liberation war. A park called Varsity park is also decorated for students leisure time with different kind of trees, benches and an octagonal cafeteria.

A view of NSTU from University's Lake


Academic building-1, NSTU
Vasha Sahid Abdus Salam Hall, Front Block
The mural of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, NSTU

Residence halls[edit]

  1. Vasha Sahid Abdus Salam Hall (ASH)
  2. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall (BSMRH)
  3. Abdul Malek Ukil Hall (MUH)
  4. Bibi Khadija Hall (BKH)
  5. Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunesa Mujib Hall (BSFMH)

List of vice chancellors[edit]

Name Duration
Prof. Abul Khair (2005-2008)[3]
Prof. Sanjoy Kumar Adhikary[4] (2008-2010)
Prof. A. K. M. Sayedul Haque Chowdhury[5] (2010-2014)
Prof. M Wahiduzzaman[6] (2 June 2015 – 15 June 2019)[7]
Prof. Md. Didar-ul-Alam (14 June 2019 – 13 June 2023)[8]

Prof. Md. Didar-ul-Alam (13 August 2023 – Present)[9]

Academic facilities[edit]

The university has 29 departments under six faculties and two institutes.[10] The faculties are:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Education Sciences
  • Faculty of Law

All above courses are undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The institutes are:

  • Institute of Information Technology
  • Institute of Information Sciences

The institutes offer undergraduate and diploma level degrees.

Faculty/Institute Department Seat
Faculty of Engineering & Technology Computer Science and Telecommunication Engineering 46
Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 46
Information and Communication Engineering 46
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 30
Institute of Information Technology Software Engineering 35
Faculty of Science Fisheries and Marine Science 50
Pharmacy 46
Microbiology 42
Applied Mathematics 46
Environmental Science and Disaster Management 41
Food Technology and Nutrition Science 27
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering 37
Agriculture 50
Statistics 50
Oceanography 37
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 37
Zoology 27
Institute of Information Sciences Information Sciences and Library Management 37
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities English 45
Economics 58
Bangladesh and Liberation War Studies 45
Bangla 46
Sociology 45
Social Work 46
'Faculty of Business Administration Business Administration 63
Tourism and Hospitality Management 44
Management Information Systems (MIS) 44
Faculty of Education Sciences Education 45
Educational Administration 39
Faculty of Law Law 49


Bangladesh ranking[edit]

In the local universities ranking, Noakhali Science and Technology University was placed as 14th overall and multi-disciplinary category out of 136 ranked universities (public and private) and also placed as 2nd science and technology university out of 09 in 2016 while in 2006.

Web ranking[edit]

In 2018, the NSTU was placed as 6271 into the top list of World Universities[11] and placed as 621 into the top list of "South Asian Universities" in the ranking carried out by the web ranking.

International ranking[edit]

In 2011–2012, the Noakhali Science and Technology University made it into the list of "Top World Universities" in the ranking carried out by the ranking agency Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. Out of over 30,000 universities around the world, NSTU was placed as 11203.

Co-curricular activities[edit]

Coastal Environment Network[edit]

Coastal Environment Network, also known as ("কোয়েন" in Bengali), is a departmental club from the department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management of the Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) that is concerned with various environmental issues.[12] It was established in 2014.[13] After one year of establishment, it was officially inaugurated by M Wahiduzzaman, Vice Chancellor of the Noakhali Science and Technology University.[14] The club has celebrated many environmentally days with the coordination of the Department of Environment including World Environment Day. It also organizes various environmental workshops, Olympiads, and programs concerning the recent environmental issues.[15][16] The Coastal Environment Network (CoEN) facilitates networking among environmental organizations and others who share its mandate to protect the Earth and promote ecologically sound ways of life. The CoEN works directly with concerned citizens and organizations striving to protect, preserve, and restore the environment.[17] Its motto is "Move Towards Sustainable Development".


NSTUMUNA regularly hosts MUN conferences focusing on diplomacy, leadership & negotiations.[18]


Some other organisations such as NSTUDS, Royal Economics Club,[19] SILSWA-NSTU, Dhropad, NSTU Adventure Club, Cholo Paltai etc. are working in the campus and beyond.


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  6. ^ "Appointment of NSTU VC legal: HC". The Daily Star. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  7. ^ "An academician with a vision". The Daily Star. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Prof Didar-ul-Alam new VC of NSTU". Daily Sun. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
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  10. ^ "Faculties". NSTU. Archived from the original on 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
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  13. ^ কোয়েন-এর প্রথম বার্ষিক সাধারণ সভা অনুষ্ঠিত. (in Bengali). Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Noakhali Science and Technology University - Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Dr. M Wahiduzzaman". Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Department of Environment-Government of the People of Bangladesh | পরিবেশ অধিদপ্তর-গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার". Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  16. ^ নোবিপ্রবিতে বিশ্ব পরিবেশ দিবস উপলক্ষে ফটোগ্রাফি প্রতিযোগিতা. Bangla Tribune (in Bengali). Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  17. ^ কোয়েনের ২য় বার্ষিক সাধারণ সভা অনুষ্ঠিত. (in Bengali). Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  18. ^ "NSTUMUN 2017: Rays of Hope". Daily Sun. 11 February 2017.
  19. ^ নোবিপ্রবিতে রয়েল ইকোনোমিক্স ক্লাবের নতুন কমিটি গঠন. Dhaka News 71 (in Bengali). Retrieved 8 December 2020.

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