Jahangirnagar University is a public university in Bangladesh, located in Savar, 30 kilometers from the national capital Dhaka. It was established on 20 August 1970 as Jahangirnagar Muslim University. Although, Jahangirnagar University was formally launched on 12 January 1970, and this date is observed as University Day. In 1973, its name was changed to Jahangirnagar University. The university is residential; every student has an accommodation in one of the residential halls of the university. It is the only one fully residential university in Bangladesh. In 2010, the university had a total of 10,500 students, 672 teachers, 206 staffs and 1,200 other employees. Continue reading
Rajshahi University (Also Known as The University of Rajshahi) is the second largest Public University in Bangladesh, located near the banks of Padma River, in Matihar, Rajshahi City. Rajshahi University was established on 6th July 1953 as the second University established in East Pakistan (Present Day Bangladesh). With 25,000 students and close to 1000 academic staff, it is one of the largest universities in Bangladesh.
Rajshahi University played a pioneering role in the mass upsurge of 1969, in the liberation war of 1971 and in the anti-autocratic movement of 1990. Rajshahi University proctor and a teacher of the chemistry department Dr. Shamsuzzoha was shot dead by the Pakistani military junta in front of the University’s main gate when he tried to prevent them from shooting student demonstrators. His death sparked violent protests across the then East Pakistan, leading to the fall of Ayub Khan’s regime. This date is now observed as Zoha Day. Continue reading
Dhaka University (Also Known As the University of Dhaka) is the oldest and the largest public university with a student body of 33,000 and a faculty of 1,800 in Bangladesh. It is located at the heart of the nation’s capital, Dhaka city.
The main reason behind the establishment of Dhaka University was to adopt the modern education system introduced by British, which Indian Muslim was denied to expect before. Muslims were late to realize that their educational backwardness was a root cause of their decline in social, political and economic areas. While Indian were moved ahead at least 50 years in adopting the system of education. Continue reading