University of Development Alternative

University of Development Alternative
University Of Development Alternative (UODA)
Motto Education for Human Development
Established 2002
Type Private, coeducational
President Mujib Khan
Vice-Chancellor D. Emaz Uddin
Academic staff Recent best faculty is Law and Human Rights
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Campus Urban
Nickname UODA
Affiliations University Grant Commission Bangladesh

The University Of Development Alternative (UODA) (Bengali: ইউনিভার্সিটি অব ডেভেলপমেন্ট অল্টারনেটিভ) is a private university in Bangladesh. It offers four-year honours degrees in ten subjects under four faculties and several master's programmes. Its campuses are in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh.



A group of individuals formed a non-profit and non-political social organization, the Student Welfare Organization of Bangladesh (SWOB) in 1978 for guiding youth. To achieve SWOB's mission, the College of Development Alternative (CODA) was founded in 1992 and the School of Development Alternative (SODA) in 1996. The University of Development Alternative was opened in 2002. The three institutions embody the original vision of a system of Complete Education for Alternative Development (CEFAD), imparting technical and social education from childhood to maturity.

In 2002 the government of Bangladesh approved the University Of Development Alternative (UODA). Under four faculties, UODA offers four-year honors degrees in 11 subjects. The students can also get Master's degrees.


School of Arts

  • Department of English offers a Bachelor's degree
  • Department of Fine Arts offers a Bachelor's degree and an MFA
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Bengali (Bangla)
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Law and Human Rights

School of Life Science

The School of Life Science is the largest faculty. The departments are:

  • The Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
  • Department of Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics (MMB)
  • Department of Pharmacy

School of Engineering and Communication

School of Business Administration

The school offers a Bachelor of Business Administration BBA and a Master in Business Administration MBA.

Sister programs

  • The College of Development Alternative (CODA), is a full-day college for teenagers with more than 25 units at Dhaka, Bangladesh established under CEFAD. The education system of this college is based on semester. Students wear uniforms.
  • School of Development Alternative (SODA) is a school for children at Dhaka having many units in Dhanmondi.
    • SHOMOTA is one of the concerns of this group working for poor children's education. The students of UODA work there to educate poor children.
    • Alternative Baby Care is a baby care center established by the education group.


Bangladesh Universities Grants Commission (UGC), Dhaka, Bangladesh, accredits UODA.


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