University of Science & Technology Chittagong


University of Science & Technology Chittagong

Infobox_University
name = University of Science & Technology Chittagong


motto = "Read"
established = 1989
type = Private Coeducational
faculty = 148
vice_chancellor = National Professor Dr. Nurul Islam
students = > 2,000cite web|last= About USTC|fist=|url=http://www.ustc.edu.bd/aboutustc/aboutustc.html|title=Relevant Informations|accessdate=2006-12-25]
city = Foy's Lake, Chittagong
country = Bangladesh
campus = Urban
affiliations = University Grants Commission Bangladesh
colors = Forest green and Pale Blue
nickname = USTC
website = [http://www.ustc.edu.bd www.ustc.edu.bd ]
telephone = 880-31-659233,659069-71

University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC) ( _bn. বিজ্ঞাণ ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, চট্টগ্রাম) is one of the premier private universities in Bangladesh. The university was established with the sponsorship of a private charity in May 13, 1989. Previously it was started as Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS), later it was upgraded to USTC as a full phased university after the promulgation of the Private University Act,1992. It offers 12 subjects in five faculties. The faculties are:
*Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
*Faculty of Medicine
*Faculty of Basic Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
*Faculty of Business Administration
*Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

USTC Central Library

USTC owns seven-storied library building and considered to be one of the largest library in Bangladeshcite web|last=About USTC|fist=|url=http://www.ustc.edu.bd/aboutustc/aboutustc.html|title=Relevant Informations|accessdate=2006-12-25] . The library has three sections comprised by modern technology and has accommodation for 150 readers at a time. USTC provides well-stocked resources for its students in the library. They are as follows:
*Books 6791 +
*Journals 5021 +
*Books supplied by the British council Library on long-term loan, Chittagong 50 copies (renewable).
*Audio and Video Cassettes 100 +
*Reference resources 190 +

Accommodation

The university has Gulmeher Hall for female students. It can accommodate both foreign and non-local female students. There are two halls available for male students. Syedur Rahman International Hall for foreign students and Prof. Siddiquilah Hall provides partly accommodation for local students. All of them are located in campus premises.

Teachers and Students

When USTC began its journey in 1989, it had only two professors and nine lecturers. But now the total number of full time teachers are 148. USTC has 2000 students and among the students, over 30 percents of foreign students are studying in USTC, including India, Nepal, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Norway, Sudan and Palestine [cite news |last=Hasan Jahid Tusher |first=Back from Chittagong |url=http://www.thedailystar.net/2005/04/27/d50427070472.htm
title=An institute with a vision
publisher=The Daily Star|date=2005-04-27|accessdate=2006-12-19
] . The average ratio of teacher-student is 1:8 [cite web|last=Background of USTC|fast=|url=http://www.ustc.edu.bd/history.html|title=History of USTC|accessdate=2006-12-24] .

Auditorium

One of the unique feature of USTC is about its auditorium. It is fully air conditioned and accommodating 450-500 audiences. There is also a gallery available for 100 audiences. The auditorium is ideally suited for conference and seminar.

Extra curricular activities

The university has an arrangement of extra curricular activities for its students. Such as sports and games, debates, seminars and cultural activities. All extra curricular activities are held by Student Welfare Council of USTC.

References

External links

* [http://www.ustc.edu.bd USTC official website]


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