University of Chittagong


University of Chittagong
University of Chittagong
চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Established 1966
Type Public
Endowment US$1.53 crore
Chancellor President Mohammad Zillur Rahman
Vice-Chancellor Professor Anwarul Azim Arif
Academic staff 726
Admin. staff 1900
Students 22000
Location Chittagong, Bangladesh
Campus Urban, 1,754 acres (7.10 km2)
Affiliations Association of Commonwealth Universities
Website www.cu.ac.bd

The University of Chittagong (Chittagong University) (Bangla: চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a public university situated at the suburban area of Hathazari, Chittagong district, Bangladesh. The university was established in 1966. The campus is at 22 km north to the Chittagong city. It has a shuttle train service from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM for the students. There are bus services for the teachers and staff as well. The University of Chittagong is surrounded by hills, and bisected by a small stream which made this university a famous tourist spot across the country.

Dr. Muhammad Yunus [1], who used to be a faculty member of this university, the founder of Grameen Bank, the pioneering figure in Microcredit theory of Economics, and the 2006 winner of Nobel Prize in peace, started his first microcredit experiments from this very campus at the neighbouring village of Zobra. Dr. Jamal Nazrul Islam, a notable mathematician and physicist.

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University of Chittagong at a glance

Established 1966
Inauguration 18 November 1966
Location Zobra village, Hathajari upajila, Chittgong district; 22 kilometer from Chittagong city
Area 1,754-acre (7.10 km2)
Faculty 7
Department 35
Institute 3
Research Center 5
Affiliated Faculty 1
Affiliated Institute 2
Affiliated College 8
Degree Awarded BA, MA, BSc, MSc, MS, BBA, MBA,LLB, LLM, BSS, MSS, M.B.B.S.
Higher Degree M.Phil., Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H
Hall 10 (male-6, female-3 and Both Male & Female-1)
Student 22000 odd (male-14,000, female-8,000)
Teacher 726
Officer 296
3rd class staff 478
4th class staff 1,180

Degrees offered

The university offers 4 Year Bachelor of Science (Honours) (B.Sc.), 1 Year Master of Science (M.Sc.), both thesis and course work based, under the faculty of Science. Also, Post Graduate Degrees (PGD) in Computer Science and Information Technology are offered.

It offers 4 Year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and 1 Year Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees under the faculty of Business Administration, 4 Year Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) and 1 Year Masters of Social Science (MSS) degrees under the Faculty of Social Science, 4 Year Bachelor of Arts (BA) and 1 Year Masters of Arts (MA) degrees under the faculty of Arts, 4 Year LLB and 1 Year LLM degree under the Faculty of Law. The university also offers 2 Year MS, 2 Year MPhil and 3 Year PhD degree by research. Chittagong University is the pioneer to offer 4 year BBA, BSc(Hons) in Forestry, Environmental Sciences, and Marine Science in Bangladesh.

Medium of instruction

The medium of instruction here in this university is English Except for the departments such as Bengali, Arabic etc. Some faculties approve both English and Bangla as medium of instruction. In this respect it is up to the students to choose any of the languages they feel comfortable with in their studies.

Faculty and departments

With a modest beginning of 4 departments in 1966, the University of Chittagong has grown to 8 individual faculties, 35 departments, 3 institutes and 3 research centres. It has 3 affiliated Medical colleges under the Faculty of Medicine and 1 Veterinary Medicine College under the faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The veterinary medical college has recently been upgraded into a separate University. As such the number of faculties at present is 7. Current student enrollment is more than 19,050. Following is a list of faculties and the related departments.

  • Faculty of Science
    • Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Chittagong
    • Department of Applied Physics, Electronics & Communication Engineering
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Statistics
    • Department of Physics
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences
    • Department of Botany
    • Department of Zoology
    • Department of Microbiology
    • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Department of Geography and Environmental Science
    • Department of Soil Science
    • Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
    • Department of Psychology
  • Faculty of Arts
    • Department of Bangla
    • Department of English
    • Department of History
    • Department of Philosophy
    • Department of FineArts
    • Department of Islamic History & Culture
    • Department of Arabic & Farsi
    • Department of Pracchovasha
    • Department of Communication & Journalism
    • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Social Science
    • Department of Public Administration
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Sociology
    • Department of Anthropology
    • Department of International Relations (IR)
    • Department of Home Economics
  • Faculty of Business Administration
    • Department of Accounting and Information System
    • Department of Management Studies
    • Department of Marketing studies and International Marketing(MSIM)
    • Department of Finance and Banking

Research Centers

RCMPS

Research Centre for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (RCMPS) in 1989 opened by the Nobel Prize winner scientist Professor Abdus Salam [1]

Nazrul Research Centre

Bureau of Business Research

Institutes

Institute of Modern languages

Bengali, English, French, German, Arabic,Japanese and many other language courses are offered in this institute. One year certificate courses and one and a half year diploma courses are conducted at low costs.

Other Activities

University have Bangladesh National Cadet corps and Rover Scout for students to develop students' leading and social service capability.

Students' Organizations

At present, various organizations are running their activities.Chittagong University Debating Society(CUDS),is a organization of debate,Chittagong University Abritty Moncha is an recitation organization, Nikkon is organization of recite, presentation. These organizations conduct relevant courses. Chittagong University Astronomic Association is an organization of astronomic news, documentaries etc.

There are some other department wise student organizations in the university. Mention may be made of FBDA (Finance & Banking Debating Association) of the Department of Finance & Banking and SLP (Society for Leadership Proliferation) of the Department of Marketing. Both of the organizations are doing a lot.

Social service of students

Students join local and international organizations to serve society. Some local organizations are rotaract club of Chittagong University, Red crescent, quantum foudation. Some international organizations are Bangladesh youth Leadership Center (BYLC), United Nations Youth Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB).

Art and Architecture

The Central Shaheed Minar

List of Vice chancellors[5]

Name From To
Professor Dr. Azizur Rahman Mollik Daniel 01-10-1966 31-01-1972
U. N. Seddiqui (in charge) 21-04-1971 30-01-1972
Professor Dr. Innas Ali 01-02-1972 18-04-1973
Professor Abul Fazl 19-04-1973 27-111975
Professor Dr Abdul Karim 28-11-1975 18-04-1981
Professor Dr. M. A. Aziz Khan 19-04-1981 18-04-1985
Professor Mohammad Ali 19-04-1985 22-05-1988
Professor Dr. Alamgir Mohammad Shirajuddin 23-05-1-88 29-12-1991
Professor Dr. Rafiqul Islam Chowdhury 30-12-1991 06-11-1996
Professor Abdul Mannan 06-11-1996 13-02-2001
Professor Mohammad Fazlee Hossain 14-02-2001 02-02-2002
Professor A. J. M. Nuruddin Chowdhury 02-02-2002 02-02-2006
Professor Dr. M. Badiul Alam 03-02-2006 24-02-2009
Late Professor Dr. Abu Yousuf Alam 25-02-2009 28-11-2010[6]
Professor Dr.Muhammad Ala-ud-din (Acting) 09-12-2010[6] 14-6.2011
Professor Md. Anwarul Azim Arif 15-06-2011 present

List of Pro Vice chancellors[5]

Name From To
Professor Md. Ali Imdad Khan 01-11-1987 14-11-1989
Professor Dr. M. Badiul Alam 30-12-1991 26-08-1996
Professor Dr. Abu Yousuf Alam 26-08-1996 13-02-2001
Professor Md. Anwarul Azim Arif 10-07-2001 13-11-2001
Professor Dr. Muhammad Shamsuddin 13-11-2001 13-11-2005
Professor Dr.Muhammad Ala-ud-din 25-02-2009[7] Present

Students Residence

There are 7 halls for male and 3 halls for female students. Male halls are 1. Shah Amanat Hall, 2. Shahjalal Hall, 3. Alaol Hall, 4. F. R. Hall, 5. Sohrawardi Hall 6. Abdur Rab Hall 7. Masterda Surjasen Hall(For both male & female). Female halls are 1. Shamsun Nahar Hall, 2. Priti Lata Hall and 3. Khaleda Zia Hall. The campus also hosts a Buddhist temple named Bishwa Shanti Pagoda, which also serves as a residence hall for the university's Buddhist students. There is also another tourist spot named: Forestry Helipad & Administrative Building.

Famous alumni

Famous faculty

  • Jamal Nazrul Islam, physicist and mathematician. Ex-professor, Mathematics Department. Present professor emeritus and founding director of Research Centre for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (RCMPS).
  • Dr. M. Abul Mansur Chowdhury, mathematical physicist, director, Research Centre for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (RCMPS).
  • Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, 2006 winner of Nobel Prize in peace. Former professor of Economics Department, initiated his project on micro credit in the adjacent area, Jobra.
  • Md. Hanif Seddiqui, computer scientist, founder, Semantic Knowledge Engineering and Intelligent Mining[8][9][10]
  • Moinul Haque Meaze, particle physicist, CERN, INFN
  • Dr. Mohammad Samsujoha, professor (supernumerary) of Management Studies, founder of Business Administration Faculty (deceased)
  • Dr. Anupam Sen, well-known sociologist, writer and philosopher
  • Dr. Salma Khan, former professor, Department of Economics and Chairperson, CEDAW
  • Dr. M. Abu Saleh, former professor, Department of Chemistry (deceased)
  • Dr. Abdul Karim, famous for his writing on history. ex vc. (deceased)
  • Professor Alamgir Mohammad Serajuddin, eminent historian and researcher on Sharia Law
  • Professor Rashid Chowdhyr, renowned artist (deceased)
  • Professor Murtaza Baseer, renowned artist
  • Professor Devdas Chakroborty, renowned artist (deceased)
  • Professor Abdullah Khalid, sculptor who created 'Aporjeyo Bangla' in front of Dhaka University

Honorary Doctorate Holders

References

  1. ^ http://www.cu.ac.bd/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85
  2. ^ http://www.cu.ac.bd/index.php?option=com_cudata&task=Institute%20of%20Fine%20Arts
  3. ^ http://www.cu.ac.bd/index.php?option=com_cudata&task=Institute%20of%20Modern%20Language
  4. ^ http://www.cu.ac.bd/index.php?option=com_cudata&task=Social%20Science%20Research%20Institute
  5. ^ a b Page 19, Diary of University of Chittagong, 2008
  6. ^ a b "Dr Alauddin made CU acting VC". BDBews24.com. 2010-12-09. http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=181191&cid=2. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  7. ^ New Age, Wednesday, February 25, 2009
  8. ^ http://http://jp.linkedin.com/pub/md-hanif-seddiqui/14/9aa/880/
  9. ^ http://http://www.skeim.org/
  10. ^ http://skeim.org/publicationshow.php/
  11. ^ http://www.cu.ac.bd/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85
  12. ^ http://www.student-wish.com/campus_latest_nov5.htm

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