- University of Science & Technology Chittagong
name = University of Science & Technology Chittagong
motto = "Read"
type = Private
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]
Foy's Lake, Chittagong
campus = Urban
affiliations = University Grants Commission Bangladesh
Forest greenand 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 promulgationof the Private University Act,1992. It offers 12 subjects in five faculties. The faculties are:
Science, Engineeringand Technology
*Faculty of Basic
Medicaland Pharmaceutical Sciences
*Faculty of Business Administration
Social Scienceand 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 +
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, Sudanand 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] .
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.
* [http://www.ustc.edu.bd USTC official website]
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