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Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh

Executive Summary
While employers are one of the most important stakeholders of universities, there is limited research in Bangladesh in employer satisfaction with the quality of private university graduates and on the key capabilities of graduates for employers in various professions. Such research is critical as governments in many countries are enhancing quality assurance of higher education with a focus on academic standards and the extent to which student have achieved learning outcomes. This paper outlines the findings of a survey undertaken with 32 employers and professional on their satisfaction with selected top eight private university graduates with respect to the key capabilities in graduates employers seek. There is some area where improvement is needed. The paper also looks at the employer's views about the key skills and attributes needed in private university graduates to meet changing industry trends in various professions. Further, an area that will be important to investigate is the designing of curricula to include assessment of core attributes highlighted in employer surveys.

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Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh

1.0 Introduction
1.1Problem Statement
Inadequate number of quality higher educational intuitions’ lead thousands of Bangladeshi students goes abroad in cost of valuable foreign exchange. Over the last two decades, a total of 54 private universities have been established in the country. Some of the universities have established a strong position on providing quality education. The establishment of private
university is relatively a new phenomenon in this country. In early 1990s, private sector came forward to establish universities. Since then country experienced a spectacular growth in private universities– they were mostly in and around Dhaka. After deregulation program, private sector participation is increasing significantly in Bangladesh, especially in some area of service sector. As a reform initiative of public sector management, government shifted its policy in early 1990s in higher education sector. This program makes a pressure to public university and creates a competitive environment in country higher education. Though 81 universities are (including National University and Open University) providing higher education but it is widely saying that the quality of higher education has declined steadily. Public university is the best options of the students for higher education and then comes private university. With a few exceptions, public universities are failing to meet the market demand and suffering from low governance. Private university emerged as an alternative to cope up with the expanded demand of higher education. Only a few of them are maintaining standard but a huge allegation are being raised against the rests. It was hoped that Higher Education Quality (HEQ) will be ensured with the competition of both the sectors. But it is commonly saying that the quality of higher education is declining rapidly, in some areas quite alarmingly. According to academicians, researchers, various committee (UGC led High Powered Committee, 2003) or commissions report (UGC, PSC), newspapers report and public perception, are the quality of education of the private university is deteriorating sharply. So this research is aimed to measure the perception of employers about

the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh. That means the problem statement of the study is: “The Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh”.

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Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh

1.2 Objective of the study
The main objective of this study is to “investigate the perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh.” Other than this major objective, this paper has three more specific objectives. These are: 1. To trace the most preferred private university by employers. 2. To find their preferences to recruit the graduates from this universities. 3. Acquiring employer feedback on the university's graduate skills and attributes that employers consider as most important.

1.3 Literatures Review:
In Bangladesh, only a few studies have been done to explore the education quality of private universities. UNESCO and IIEP have conducted a research in 2006. This study analyzes growth and expansion of the private sector and discusses the financing, management and administrative control, and regulation of quality control measures. In that study, the researchers took into account the indicators among others, those are selected for this study. Syed Saad Andaleeb (2003) conducted another study in 2003 used 9 factor model to explain the satisfaction of alumni with their education. These factors include teacher quality, method and content, peer quality, facilities and resources, the effectiveness of the administration, campus politics, gender and year of graduation. A study by Jamal (2002) explored the role of private universities in human resource development. The aim of the study is to analyze the effectiveness of private universities in promoting quality higher education in Bangladesh and their contribution to human resource development (HRD) in the country. He argued that despite many shortcomings, private universities provide a global flavor to their students. Some of their facilities are of a very high standard. In fact, taking advantages of shortcomings of the Private University Act (PAU) 1992, many universities have been established that lack essential academic infrastructures. These universities are likely to bring bad name to others who are providing high quality education in the country. Finally he argued that though at a high cost, private universities in Bangladesh definitely have contribution in human resource development. Ewis and Smith (1998) in their book Total Quality in Higher Education focused four pillars of Quality. According to them 4 pillars are serving the customer, continuous improvement, managing with facts, and respect for people. All are distinct, but equal in potential strength. All four must be addressed; minimizing one weakens the others. By not addressing one, the entire house of quality will fail.

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infrastructure. teaching resources. In his book he tried to explore the status of governance in Public and Private Universities in Bangladesh. International workshop on the development of measurements for higher education quality assurance in Bangladesh (2007) proposed indicators/measures of higher education quality in Bangladesh. They have failed to meet the minimum requirements of physical infrastructures. library. a large number of private universities are operating in makeshift arrangements in hired accommodation. report focused on the infrastructure. more education facilities should be provided. Ehsan expressed his concern. Every area has some factors or items those are explained by various indicators. expenditures. Input aspect: Student quality. Those areas are. research. retention rate. student service. It says. the workshop proposed some areas with specific parameter. financial resources. Process Aspect: Teaching quality. unless campus facilities are upgraded largely. personnel. Page 4 . faculty. UGC prescribed rules must be followed at the faculty selection. The study concluded with 18 important evaluation items and 84 indicators through the Delphi Method. Another conference on higher education in the Asia-Pacific Region was organized by UNESCO in Macao held in 25-26 September. we cannot expect vibrant academic atmosphere in the private universities. tutorship result. and development target. and 3. In conference report highlighted some key issues.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Andrea Bonaccorsi et. 2. Strategic Planning for Higher Education in Bangladesh: 2006-2026 (2006) talked about the infrastructure and faculty quality of private universities with other relevant issues. process and output aspect. According to Shun-Hsing Study the factors are 1. teaching aids and other facilities that are essential for imparting proper education. general information on HEIs. such as. laboratories. al (2007) in their book University: Strategic Knowledge Creation identified variables in six broad areas to analyze the quality of higher education. This report pointed out. Mohammed Ehsan (2008) in his book Higher Education Governance in Bangladesh focused that qualified full time faculty members must be recruited in the private universities. equity and participation. curriculum planning. more transparent and legitimized. Shun-Hsing et. research results. statements of intent. al. etc. In this report UGC recommended that student intake should be merit-based. faculty resources. instruction. quality faculty. full time qualified faculty. teaching and service. at least 80 percent faculty members should be full time. In working paper-2. Moreover. They divided the areas in input. student structure. UGC recently published its Annual Report 2011. education production and research and technology production. 2008. purpose and objective. Some of the areas are. financial donation. research culture. institutions and policy. Output Aspect: School reputation. revenues. establish performance evaluation indicators for higher education. curricula. etc.

Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 2. Thus. Thus. the study is going to conduct a descriptive research.0Methodology The study is done as a project/thesis paper under MBA program of University of Dhaka. The way in which the study is conducted and finalized is described below: 2. the descriptive research is of a single cross-sectional design. Respondents are drawn from the entire population and information is obtained from this sample only once. Figure 1: Research Design Page 5 . boxes with paste color represent the way in which the research is designed.1 Research Type: The research is undertaken to investigate the perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh. In the following diagram.

qualitative data is obtained to get the independent variable. and in other cases qualitative data is converted into quantitative data based on statistical tools needed in the study. published in journal found in internet. secondary data source includes articles. For this paper 32 samples were taken.2 Sampling Frame: The sampling frame for this study includes Employees of Human resource Department from different industries including Banks. Pharmaceuticals and Consumer goods Company etc. the majority of the numbers are often found to be clustering around the mean or the central value. There is hardly any work conducted or published in Bangladesh related to this topic. To get a symmetrical and bell-shaped normal curve for the distribution. The rationale behind choosing this frame is that people from human resource department are mostly the responsible person to recruit employees.4 Sampling Technique The samples in the sampling frame did not have the equal chance to get selected for the study. The rationale behind choosing this technique is that it requires less time and it is easy to measure. 2. publications. everyone is an either an upper level employee of Human Resource department of their respective organization or member of top level management who are involved directly in the recruitment process. etc. Page 6 . In this study.5 Source of Data The study mostly depends on primary data. Quantitative data is obtained directly in some cases. Among the samples. 2. columns.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 2. it is necessary to have at least 30 samples. The samples in the study were selected in a non-probability basis.6 Data Type Descriptive research requires both qualitative and quantitative data for better analysis. blogs.3 Sample Size: In any population distribution. Judgmental sampling technique was used for this. 2. So they know better the criteria a good employee should posses and among them how many qualities the private university students have. 2. Thus. This occurs due to the central tendency.

The questionnaire includes 9-points likert scale ranging from Extremely Disagree to Extremely Agree.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 2. A questionnaire was used for this purpose. data has been entered and analysis was done. a survey was conducted to collect the information. 2.8 Questionnaire Design The survey questionnaire [see appendix] includes structured questions. Demographical questions are not included here. Structured questions are the questions in which respondents have to make choice from given alternatives. Page 7 . The questions were prearranged based on the flow of information required and the ease of analysis.7 Data Collection From the sampling frame. Respondents were asked to indicate their degree of agreement with each of the series of statement given in the questionnaire. The analytical tables were modified taking those into Microsoft Excel 2010.9 Statistical Tools Once the questionnaire was prepared. After the data collection. Face to face interview was the survey method. As the preferred quality 14 specific aspects of professional capability identified in a set of national and international studies of early career graduates in nine professions (Vescio. 2005) were put on the questionnaire. The survey invited respondents to identify. a database was created using SPSS 17 software. skills and knowledge needed by graduates for effective performance in their particular profession. abilities. the most important attributes. Respondents were then asked to rate the extent to which the graduates possess each of these capabilities 2. from their perspective as an employer. The data collection process was structured.

The epoch-making Private University Act was passed in 1992.T. Bangladesh is also not an exception to this.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 3. to the rise and fall of different fields of study and to changes in the mix of skills demanded in the labor market. Islam S. efficient and competent manpower the then Government felt the need for establishing private universities and approved the Private University Act 1992. To meet the increasing demand for higher education and develop skilled. 2003). A good university must ensure quality education for its students. But to be an international standard institution of higher education it is not an easy job for a university. Therefore. Muzaffar and Khan (2004) also argued that open systems are more likely to keep pace with significant external changes. (2003) states that education was seen as the essential factors for rapid economic growth and formal education controlled by the state. now what matters in this connection is not the number but the quality.0History of Private University in bangladesh The positive role of private Universities in the higher education in Bangladesh is now undeniable (Siddique 2005). Higher education system needs to be flexible if they are to be the most effective (Muzaffar A. Page 8 . as the indispensable instrument for improving the production capacities of a population. 2004). At present there are more than 54 private universities in the country. Most countries of the world are now facing the dilemmas of having to satisfy the need of the increased demand for education (Islam S. Education systems need to be able to adapt quickly to changing enrolment levels.H. and Khan A. The true growth of an economy depends on the development of a nation and its citizens as human resources and higher education plays an inevitable role in such context.

16. Here is the list of all universities with their location and established date. 12. 5. 11. Bangladesh Daffodil International University Darul Ihsan University Dhaka International University Eastern University. 6. 17. 3. 15. University Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology American International University-Bangladesh Asian University of Bangladesh Asa University Bangladesh Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology Bangladesh Islami University Bangladesh University Bangladesh University of Business and Technology BRAC University Central Women’s University City University. 10.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 3. 4. Serial 1. 7. 9. 2.1 Number of Private Universities in Bangladesh: At present there are 54 private universities in the country. 8. Bangladesh East West University Gono Bishwabidyalay 2001 2003 2001 1993 2002 2002 1989 1995 2003 1996 1996 Established 1995 1994 1996 2006 2004 Location Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Page 9 . 14. 13.

Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 18. 26. 22. 29. 27. 25. 30. Bangladesh 2002 2002 1993 Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka International University of Business Agriculture and 1991 Technology Manarat International University Millennium University Northern University. 21. 35. 36. 20. 24. 19. 34. 33. Green University of Bangladesh IBAIS University Independent University. 31. 23. 37. 28. Bangladesh North South University People’s University of Bangladesh Presidency University Prime University Primeasia University Queens University Royal University of Dhaka Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology Southeast University Stamford University Bangladesh State University of Bangladesh United International University University of Asia Pacific (Bangladesh) 2001 2003 2002 1992 1996 2003 2002 2003 1996 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2003 1996 Page 10 . 32.

Bangladesh Uttara University Victoria University of Bangladesh World University of Bangladesh Begum Gulchemonara Trust University East Delta University International Islamic University. Chittagong Premier University. 48. 49.2 Ranking of private university in Bangladesh by UGC: Page 11 . 44. University of Development Alternative University of Information Technology and Sciences University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh University of South Asia. 54. 51. 45. 52. 39. Chittagong Southern University. 40. 41. 50.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 38. 53. 46. 43. 42. 47. Bangladesh University of Science & Technology Chittagong Leading University Metropolitan University Sylhet International University Pundra University of Science and Technology 2002 2003 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2006 1995 2002 2001 1989 2002 2003 2001 2001 Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Dhaka Chittagong Chittagong Chittagong Chittagong Chittagong Chittagong Sylhet Sylhet Sylhet Bogra 3.

classroom etc. Universities Ranking: (1) American International University ( AIUB) (2) North South University ( NSU) (3) United International University (UIU) (4) Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) (5) BRAC University (BRACU) (6) Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) (7) East West University (EWU) (8) University of Asia Pacific (UAP) 3. (5) Comparable less education cost (6) Number of universities collaborated with in abroad (7) Number of Scholarship facilities (8) Number of Graduate Scholars output (9) Well equipped modern infrastructure facilities campus. lab.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Actually there are no rankings of private universities in Bangladesh by any proper authorities or Government.3 Overviews of top ranked Eight Private Universities: Page 12 . (2) Number of PHD holders Teachers (3) Achievement of global and local endowed activities (4) After graduation students enrollment rate to multinational or brand corporate or high Entrepreneurship. faculty. (10) Governing Bodies around with number of erudite personalities. But according to the following criteria the universities ranking may sorting as follows in Bangladesh: Criteria: (1) Universities activities concentrated to students proper education parallel to international standardize.

The university is an independent organization with its own Board of Trustees. American International University . (ISSN 1683- Page 13 . The University has over 10. It was established in 1994 by Anwarul Abedin under the Private University Act.3.725 students with over 277 full-time faculty members and 8. Academics The academic programs gradually develop around the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.1 American International University (AIUB) American International University-Bangladesh AIUB Logo American International University-Bangladesh (Bengali: আেমিরকান ইনারনযাশনাল ইউিনভািসরিট-বাংলােদশ) (AIUB) is a private research university located at Banani in Dhaka. AIUB is the first university of the nation to offer the Agribusiness MBA (AgMBA) program. As of 2012. The Master of Engineering in Telecommunications (M.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 3. Faculty of Engineering.Eng. Faculty of Business Administration.608 Alumni. 1992. AIUB has been offering the program since spring 2008–09.Bangladesh (AIUB) is a government approved private university founded in 1994 by Dr. Anwarul Abedin. in Telecommunications) is a joint degree program by the Faculty of Science & IT and Faculty of Engineering. It offers several degree programs at graduate and undergraduate level from its four faculties. and Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. Bangladesh. Publications AIUB publishes two academic journals: AIUB Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE) (ISSN 1608-3679) and AIUB Journal of Business and Economics (AJBE).

AIUB has launched an online databank. economic data and HR data. Since the first publications in 2002 by the Office of Research & Publications (ORP) of AIUB. periodicals. three issues per year are published. 96 online journals and others articles. which contains historical financial data of nation's business.000 books. Infrastructure The university has the following labs: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Analog Electronics Lab Computer Hardware and Architecture Lab Computer Networks Lab Control System Lab Digital Electronics Lab Digital Signal Processing Lab Electrical Circuits Lab Electrical Machines Lab Measurement & Instrumentation Lab Microcomputer Lab Microprocessor Lab Microwave Engineering Lab Motor and Transformer Winding Repair Shop PCB Etching Room Industrial and Power Electronics Lab Telecommunications Lab VLSI Lab VHDL & Logic Synthesis Lab Switch Gear Project lab Cellular Communication Lab AIUB Library There are about 32. stock market. Page 14 .Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 8742). video covering more than 80 academic areas in the AIUB library. CDs.

Bangladesh) International Association of Universities (IAU) International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) Page 15 .Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh The auditorium serves as an activity room for extracurricular activities. AIUB provides separate male and female housing facilities for international students and outof-Dhaka students. Office of Student Affairs (OSA) looks after the extracurricular activities of the student community through student organizations like: Extra-curricular Clubs • • • • • • • • • • AIUB Business Club (ABC) AIUB Oratory Club (AOC) AIUB Drama Club (ADC) AIUB Film Club (AFC) AIUB Gaming Club (AGC) AIUB Performing Arts Club (APAC) AIUB Photography Club (APC) AIESEC in AIUB IEEE. In 2001. AIUB Branch AIUB Society for Human Resource (HR Society) Affiliations • • • UGC (University Grants Commission. The auditorium is used for seminars. AIUB also provides separate male and female prayer room for muslim students. It can hold 210 people. Extracurricular activities AIUB is one of the only five universities from Bangladesh who have participated in the maximum level of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) commonly known as ACM ICPC World Final. business presentation and the like. It is equipped with state-of-art facilities. special classes. meetings. AIUB qualified for the world final through Wild Card by securing second place in ACM ICPC Kanpur Site regional.

2003. 2009. Bangladesh (IEB) IAB (Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) • • 3. 2010. 2001. 2002. 2008.2North South University (NSU) North South University Page 16 .3.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh • • • • • • • American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) Association of Universities in the Asia & the Pacific (AUAP) Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) Score recipients of GMAT and TOEFL with code 7067 AIUB is listed in the International University Handbook. 2004. 2006. 2011 editions by UNESCO Institute of Engineers. 2007. 2005.

Masters in English was launched in spring 2005. In its 12th Convocation Ceremony in 2009.074 students were awarded degrees in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Computer Science.000 students are currently enrolled at North South University. Electrical and Electronic Engineering. About 10. all of whom. Zillur Rahman. Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering. President of Bangladesh. offers a number of undergraduate and master’s degrees in the fields of Business Administration. Computer Science. Bachelor in Architecture was introduced in fall 2004. English. United Kingdom and Canada. Siddiqi is serving as Vice Chancellor. 1.A. Hafiz G. etc.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Seal of the North South University North South University (Bengali: নথরসাউথ িবশিবদযালয) or NSU is the first governmentapproved private university of Bangladesh. BS in Biotechnology. as requirementpossess postgraduate qualifications from abroad: most of them from the United States. Dr. Environmental Management. The university. The MBA Program was launched in summer 1997. Pharmacy. and Economics. English and General and Continuing Education (GCE) were founded later. The Masters in Development Studies and Bachelor in Computer Engineering were introduced in 2002. It also offers courses for general and continuing education. Architecture. NSU currently has around 200 full-time and 150 parttime faculty members. where the language of instruction is English. BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Page 17 . The departments of Environmental Studies (DES). The Masters Program in Economics was introduced in 1994. An MS in Computer Science was introduced in summer 2003. History of NSU The first cohort of freshman intake of January 1993 had 137 students enrolled in three departments: Business Administration. is the Chancellor of the university. Life Sciences. Economics. BS in Microbiology and BS in Biochemistry programs were introduced in spring 2007. Pharmacy (undergraduate) and Executive MBA (EMBA) program launched in spring 2006 and Masters in Biotechnology and Masters in Public Health program launched in summer 2006.

Computer Science & Engineering. School of Life Sciences 3. Finance and Accounting.EEE) was introduced in spring 2009.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh (Bs. Lifo Tower. Sher Tower. Vice Chancellor is the Chief Executive of the University. Abul Quasem. It had five buildings: Star Tower. 2. Human Resource Management.M. Dhaka. 2. and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Computer Engineering. Academics 1. The Department of Architecture offers a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree in architecture. The school offers degrees in Business Administration having concentrations in Marketing. The GMQ Tower was named in honor of the late proctor. School of Business The School of Business has the largest number of students. 3. Old campus of North South University was in Banani. G. International Business. culture. Computer Science. It is considered one of the largest business schools in Bangladesh.1 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science The department offers specialized degrees on Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Business Policy and Strategy.1 Department of Environmental Science & Management Page 18 .2 Department of Architecture The architecture department pivots on local tradition. BTA Tower and GMQ Tower. building materials and modern means. On top of the administration. headed by a chairperson who oversees policy matters. Administration The President of the Republic is ex-officio Chancellor of the university. Each academic department has its own head. Management Information Systems. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2. there is the Board of Governors (BoG). Each academic department has a program director for every academic program.

4.A and B. Upon UGC's approval the name of DES was changed to the Department of Environmental Science and Management (DESM). 4. Development Studies. Etc. For Masters. School of Arts and Social Sciences 4. The syllabus has been changed to reflect the changing curricula in the field over the last decade.2 Department of Economics North South University established the Department of Economics the department is offering Bachelor of Science in Economics & Master of Science in Economics. Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh The Department of Environmental Studies (DES) as a multi-disciplinary program was established in spring 1994. The total credit offered is 155.Sc. DESM now offers the degree of BS either in Environmental Science or in Environmental Management. Masters in Biotechnology. 3.1Department of English The Department of English offers graduate and undergraduate programs in English.4 Department of Public Health This department is conducting a Masters in Public Health (MPH) program. candidates may specialize in English Literature. 4.3 Department of General and Continuing Education Page 19 . English Language and Linguistics or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Instead of the earlier degrees of B. 3.2 Department of Pharmacy The Bachelor of Pharmacy offered by the Department of Pharmacy is a four-year degree program. 3.3 Department of Life Sciences The department offers Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.

Open Theater Building. This campus is capable of serving 12. The department is offering a Masters program in Public Policy and Governance (MPPG).000 students with modern amenities and facilities.ft. Campus The university's campus is in Bashundhara. The School of Business and the School of Arts and Social Sciences are located in North Academic Building (NAC) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Life Sciences are located in South Academic Building (SAC). Dhaka. of floor space. It comprises six buildings with 3 basements on 6 acres of land having 125. Applicants are admitted as non-degree students on a semester-by-semester basis without any obligation to continue. The units are Administrative building. the only language institute in Bangladesh which offers only Chinese Language Training.000sq. Classes started in the permanent campus from June 9. Library and the Auditorium. North Academic Building (NAC). Such students may apply at any time for transfer to a degree program with or without the credits earned as non-degree students. Page 20 . Environment and Strategic Studies (IDESS) Center for Information & Communication Technology (CICT) Confucius Institute: The Confucius Institute at NSU was established in February 2006. The foundation of the current campus was laid on January 30.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Individuals who have not participated in formal education for some time or who do not intend to become candidates for a degree may register for credits in undergraduate courses in this department as non-degree students. 2009. 2003 by Begum Khaleda Zia. Some 600 students have been enrolled and nearly 100 Bangladeshis are learning Chinese at the Institute now. South Academic Building (SAC). Institutes • • • • English Institute Institute of Development.

796 books. The North South University Shangskritik Shangathan (established in fall 1994) organizes cultural programs celebrating major national events. Wireless Forum.000 square feet (5. full-text e-books and online journal article services. 1.000 students use the library each day. 103 videos.000 journals from Blackwell. and print full-text articles from over 10. English Club. The library subscribes to 15 local journals. AIESEC in North South University is a local chapter of AIESEC Bangladesh. On average 2.200 students in its reading rooms. Young Economists' Forum.277 CD-ROM databases and books. The library can accommodate over 1. Debate Club. and NSU Canvas. As of March 2010. Young Entrepreneurs Society. This is the first fully automated university library in Bangladesh using self-developed library management software. Computer Club. IEEE. The NSU Debate Club is the first student activity club at NSU. Jstor. Games and Sports Club. OARE. Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES) is an organization for fostering entrepreneurship. HINARI. 18 foreign and 12 local magazines. the library holds over 31. Springer online databases etc. Cine and Drama Club. download. Shangskritik Shangathan. 5. AGORA. Photography Club. Publications The university publishes the journal Panini. and 62 DVDs. Earth Club. Oxford University Press. Wiley Interscience. In addition to this. Media Club. two foreign dailies and most of the leading national dailies published from Dhaka.700 bound journals and magazines. which supports web-based online circulation system. Student Activity Clubs The university has the following clubs: AIESEC. MBA Club. In 2007 NSU Debating club won the bid of All Asians 2008 and got to be the first South Asian University to host this particular tournament. 159 audio-cassettes. Pharma Society. Social Service Club. the library ensures easy access to the Internet for users to browse.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Library NSU Library consists of six floors with over 60. NSU Wireless Forum and NSU Computer Club organize technology-related events. Page 21 .600 m2) floor area at the southeast side of the campus.

Sc in CSE) Bachelor Science of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (B. Road # 8/a.Sc in EEE) Bachelor Science of Computer Science and Engineering (B. Dhanmondi Dhaka-1209.Sc in ETE) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting & Information System (BBA in AIS) Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSECO) Master of Business Administration (MBA) School of Business • • • • School of Business & Economic Research Page 22 . Campus The academic campus is House # 80. Academic programs School of Science & Engineering • • • • • Bachelor Science of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (B. Bangladesh.Sc in CSE) Master of Science of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (M.Sc in ETE) Master of Science of Computer Science and Engineering (MSCSE -> M. It was established with the support of United Group.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 3. The university was established in 2003 under the Private University Act. The University Grants Commission approved the academic program of UIU on 10 October 2003 and the Government permission was granted on 2 June 2003.3 United International University (UIU) United International University United International University (Bengali: ইউনাইেটড আনজরািতক িবশিবদযালয) or UIU is a private university located in Dhaka. Bangladesh. (Old 15) Satmasjid Road.3.

Page 23 .Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh • • • Master of Science in Economics (MSECO) Master in Development Studies (MDS) Post Graduate Diploma In Research Methodology For Business And Economics Academic system The academic session of UIU is on a trimester system: • • • Spring: February–May Summer: June–September Fall: October–January Schools and institutes • • • • • • School of Science & Engineering School of Business English Language Institute Institute of Natural Sciences Institute of Business & Economic Research Cisco Network Academy Scholarship The university provides several scholarships to students including the eLINK Scholarship which was established with the support of the European Union. Fields covered by the scholarship: • • • • • • • • • Business Studies and Technology Teacher’s Training Electronic Engineering & Telecommunication Informatics & Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Robotics and Control Engineering Mobile computing and Communication Industrial Engineering Economy/Management and Logistics Training The university provides several training and internship program with TalhaTraining.

Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 3. Bangladesh (IEB). University Grants Commission (UGC). Bangladesh. It is widely considered to be the best private university in Bangladesh as the demand for a seat in this university is at a record-high each year.3. University Campus Page 24 .4 Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (Bengali: আহসানউলাহ িবজান ও পযুিক িবশিবদযালয) (AUST) is a private technical university located in Dhaka. Bangladesh and many other national and international education institutions and professional bodies. AUST has the privilege of taking in the most students with perfect results in SSC. The university was founded by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission in 1995. It maintains close collaboration with the International Association of Universities (IAU). The Mission was established in 1958 by Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah. Dhaka Ahsania Mission is a non-profit voluntary organization in Bangladesh. • It is the only Private Engineering University with accreditation for all departments from Institute of Engineers. HSC and parallel exams.

The 10-storied building including 2-level basement with a total floor area of more than 4 lac sq. indoor game rooms. ft. The land use in this area is quickly changing from an industrial area to a commercial area. each of 1000 KVA. cafeteria. The spacious campus also provides facilities for co-curricular activities like common rooms( male & female). etc. 2500 KVA sub-station and 4 inch dia. Faculty of Education • 5. office rooms. as well as enough space for car parking and heavy machinery labs in the basements. seminar hall are air-conditioned. library. Faculty of Business and Social Science • 4. Wi-fi internet is available in the whole campus. conference rooms. deep tube-well. teachers rooms. Continuous power and water supply is ensured by its own two generators. Faculty of Engineering • • • • • • Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Department of Computer Science and Engineering Department of Textile Engineering Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering Department of Arts & Science School of Business Department of Education Diploma in Engineering in: 3. multipurpose hall. laboratories/workshops. The class rooms. Institute of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ITVET) • Laboratories Page 25 . Faculty of Architecture and Planning 2. Faculties and Departments The university has the following faculties and departments: 1. is equipped with modern amenities and facilities required to impart quality education.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh The permanent Campus of the University has been built on 5-bighas of land at Tejgaon Industrial Area which is located in the heart of Dhaka City.

Web Application & Multimedia Lab 3. Auto CAD Lab 3. Microprocessor & Interfacing Lab 7.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh The Laboratories of the Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology in different department are as follows: Department of Architecture There are three laboratories in this department which are as follows: 1. Software Engineering Lab 6. the core Network and Internet Service System of the University are also maintained under the guidance of the Department. and the major servers are located at the 'University Server room'. Auto CAD lab 2. Data & Knowledge Engineering Lab 5. Network & Data Communication Lab 2. Surveying lab 2. Environment Engineering Lab 4. Strength of Materials Lab 5. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering There are thirteen laboratories in this department which are as follows: Page 26 . Digital Electronics & Design Lab 4. Photographic Lab 3. Building Materials Lab Department of Civil Engineering There are nine laboratories in this department which are as follows: 1. Operating System Lab Besides. Geotechnical lab 7. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics lab 6. Soil Mechanics Lab Department of Computer Science and Engineering There are seven laboratories in this department which are as follows: 1. Transportation lab 8. Concrete Lab 9.

BTMC. Control lab 4. Project Lab 10. Simulation Lab 3. Textile Testing and Quality Control Lab-2 5. Fabric Manufacturing Lab-1 (Weaving) 8. Yarn Manufacturing Lab-1 2. Machine Tools and Machining Lab Page 27 .Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 1. factories and commercial laboratories. Electrical Circuit Lab-1 13. Yarn Manufacturing Lab-2 3. Machine Lab 7. Power System Lab 8. Digital & Microprocessor Lab 9. Garments Lab Some of the practical classes are held at Jute & Textile Product Development Center (BJRI). Wet Processing Lab (Dyeing. Printing & Finishing) 7. Textile Testing and Quality Control Lab-1 4. Electrical Circuit lab-2 Department of Textile Engineering There are nine laboratories in this department which are as follows: 1. Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering 1. Telecom Lab 6. Computer Lab 6. Fabric Manufacturing Lab-2 (Knitting) 9. VLSI & DSP Lab 2. Microwave & Optical Communication Lab 5. TTTC and some other private textile mills. Electronics Lab 12. Power System & Switchgear and protective Relays Lab 11.

Bangladesh) IAU (International Association of Universities). Tejgaon. Dhaka (TTTC). Dhaka -1215. Department of Arts & Science There are five laboratories in this department which are as follows: 1. The university library has more than 20. Chemistry Lab-2 5. DUET (Bangladesh. BUET. Chemistry Lab-1 4. DUET. CUET. Physics Lab-2 3. & Tech. Khulna. RUET. Rajshahi. Dhaka University of Engg.) IEB (The Institute of Engineers.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 2. Physics Lab-1 2. Accreditation The academic programs of the university are recognized by the following organizations: • • • UGC (University Grants Commission . Technical Teachers’ Training College. Foundry Laboratory 3. KUET. Manufacturing Process lab Some of the practical classes are held at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). Welding Lab 4. Newly constructed Academic Building of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology at Plot No.000 volumes of books. Chittagong. 141 & 142. The main campus of the university is built on a five-bigha plot of land acquired in Tejgaon Industrial Area which is in the central area of Dhaka. Tejgaon I/A. Language Lab School of Business This department has one Computer Lab. Bangladesh) IAB (Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) ITET (Institute of Textile Engineers & Technologists. Bangladesh) EMMA (The Erasmas Mundas Mobility with Asia) • • • • Memoranda of understanding Page 28 .

Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh A number of memoranda of understanding have been signed between this university and:[ • • • • • • University of Wyoming.5 BRAC University (BRACU) Page 29 . Thailand 3. USA Drexel University . USA University of Houston. USA Washington State University. Republic of Korea Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). USA Sejong University .3.

In 2011. Bangladesh. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. Institutes. scientific results and international activities. fourth in Bangladesh and 76th in the Indian subcontinent in their World Universities Ranking based on electronic publication. The Residential Campus at Savar is called TARC (Training and Resource Center). Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) School of Law (SoL) School of Engineering & Computer Science (SECS) Centre for Languages (CfL) Departments • • Department of Architecture (ARCH) Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Page 30 . Campus BRAC University's main campus is on 66 Mohakhali C/A in Dhaka 1212. schools and centre BRAC University includes the following schools: • • • • • • • • BRAC Business School (BBS) BRAC Development Institute (BDI) Institute of Governance Studies (IGS) Institute of Educational Development (IED) James P. BRAC University had its first convocation in January 2006. KCMG is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of BRAC University. Bangladesh. Web metrics ranked this university first among private universities.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh BRAC University BRAC University (Bengali: বযাক িবশিবদযালয) is a private university in Dhaka. The university was established by BRAC in 2001 under the Private University Act 1992.

Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh • • • • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) Department of Economics and Social Science (ESS) Department of English and Humanities (ENH) Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNS) Academic programmes The university offers the following undergraduate programmes: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bachelor of Architecture Bachelor of Arts in English Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Electronics Bachelor of Computer Science Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering Bachelor of Electronics and Communication Engineering Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Bachelor of Science in Microbiology Bachelor of Science in Physics Bachelor of Social Science in Economics Bachelor of Pharmacy Master of Arts in English Master of Science in Biotechnology Master of Science in Applied Economics(MSAE) Master of Business Administration (MBA) Master of Development Studies (MDS) Master of Arts in Governance & Development Master of Public Health (MPH) Master of Science in Biotechnology Master in Bank Management (MBM) Executive MBA (EMBA) The university offers the following postgraduate programmes: • • • • • • • • • • Page 31 .

Student activities BRAC University has a growing extracurricular environment through its number of clubs and forums.000 books. Ethiopia. Bolivia and USA. Sri Lanka.. the Netherlands. Now. i. there are 30 clubs and forums in the university BRAC University’s mission is to achieve excellence in all-around education. The library has two branches: one at Mohakhali Campus and another at Savar Campus. Nepal. The components of all-around education. The university student population includes foreign students from Japan. The most active clubs and forums are BRAC University Cultural Club (BUCuC). BRAC Page 32 . Planning and Management Master of Disaster Management Postgraduate Certificate in Disaster Management Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Management Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Development Postgraduate Diploma in Macroeconomic Analysis Postgraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Development Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership. a collection of print journals and other publications. learning. Australia. Planning and Management The university offers the following postgraduate diploma and certificate programmes: • • • • • • Students BRAC University began in 2001 with fewer than 100 students. Canada. Library The BRAC University library — the Ayesha Abed Library — has more than 35. The students can experience all of these by participating in co curricular activities along with regular studies. Afghanistan.e. Pakistan. and subscriptions to international academic journals.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh • • • • • Master of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Masters in Early Childhood Development (ECD) Master in Educational Leadership. The Student Affairs Office (SAO) provides full support in this respect. it has grown to more than 7000. India. development and identity formation are interactive and add to each other.

BRAC University Business Club (BIZBEE). BRAC University Economics Club-BUEC. Finance Committee. Committees assist the Board in matters essential to the smooth functioning of the university: Syndicate. MBA Forum-BRACU. The Board of Trustees is the highest policy-making body of BRAC University and is responsible for ensuring the highest level of education and administrative standard at BRAC University. The director of research is responsible for research. human resource management. BRAC University Photography Club (BUPC). BRAC University Computer Club (BUCC). The director of student affairs co-ordinates and supports all extracurricular activities. Media and Journalism Forum (MJFBU). Course Committee. BRAC University Heritage Forum (BUHF). Entrepreneurship Development Forum (EDF).Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh University Electrical and Electronic Club (BUEEC). BU Student Newsletter. BRAC University Electronic & Engineering Club (BUEEC). The academic wing consists of the deans of faculties/schools. Football Club (FCBU). BRAC University Adventure Club (BUAC). Perecon. BRAC University Debate Club (BUDC). technological services and records. MONON. BRAC University Natural Sciences Club (BUNSC). BU Environment Awareness Forum (BUEAF). Disciplinary Committee. Audit Committee. Organizational structure The Honorable President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is the chancellor of BRAC University. Academic Council. Global Affair Forum BRAC University (GAFBU). advisory services and publications. BRAC University Art Society. BRAC University Indoor Games Club (BUIGC). Hov-BRACU. International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) | BRAC University. BRAC University Rural Development Club (BURDC). AIESEC BRACU. chairpersons of the departments and faculty members. Selection Committee. BRAC University Drama and Theater Forum (BUDTF). Oikos Dhaka-BRACU. Cricket BRAC University (CBU). The registrar with deputy registrar. BRAC University Film Club (BUFC). assistant registrar and officers are responsible for day-to-day administration. The vice chancellor is the chief executive and academic officer of the university. The librarian who is assisted by a deputy librarian and assistant librarians head the university library. Notable alumni • Musa Ibrahim Page 33 . and Committee on Student Affairs. Committee on University Development and Committee on Medical Facilities.

Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Department of Architecture celebrated 10 years anniversary. Ainun Nishat and many other respected guests with cutting of a cake to celebrate the birthday of the university 3.3.6 Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) Page 34 . The competition is going to take place at the NASA Kennedy Space Center. Florida from May 23 to 28. a Bangladeshi team is going to compete at a NASA robotics competition. BRACU Chonrobot For the first time ever in history. The BRACU Chonrobot team has been invited by NASA to compete at the onsite world finals of the prestigious NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition (LMC) 2011. 2011. KCMG. We inaugurated our ChondroBot in 15 May 2011 and demonstrated in front of Chief Guest Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. Prof.

Schools and departments School of Business The School features: • • • • • • • • Dept. of Management Information System Dept.Its main campus is in Bashundhara. Dhaka. of Finance Dept. of Human Resource Management Dept. Bangladesh (Bengali: ইনিডেপেনন িবশিবদযালয) or IUB is a private university in Bangladesh. It has two campuses. one at Dhaka and other at Chittagong. The middle flame in the IUB logo represents the synthesis of the eastern and western traditions.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Independent University Independent University. of International Business School of Engineering and Computer Science The School features: • • • • Dept. It also conveys the idea of purity. of Accounting Dept. of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering School of Environmental Science and Management (SESM) Page 35 . of Economics Dept. of Computer Science Dept. 1992and the outreach campus in Chittagong was opened in 1999. of General Management Dept. of Computer Engineering Dept. The university was established in 1993 by the Private University Act. of Marketing Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Dept.

USA join IUB students and stay with them for two weeks in villages to study rural life. of Public Health Institutes and centre • • • • Centre For Health. of Media & Communication Dept. of English Dept. of Modern Languages School of Public Health (SPH) The School features: • Dept. of Population Environment School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS) The School features: • • • • Dept. of Social Science & Humanities Dept. Page 36 . of Environmental Management Dept.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh The School features: • • • Dept. of Environmental Science Dept.Every year American students under the sponsorship of Higher Education Consortium of Urban Affairs (HECUA). Bengali language programme About 15-20 US students come annually to study Bengali language for a nine-week programme at IUB. Population and Development (CHPD) International Centre for Climate Change and Development(ICCCAD) Bangla Language Institute (BLI) Bangla Summer Institute (BSI) Study programmes for foreign students Live-in-Field Experience (LFE) The programme is the annual participation of students from the United States. The Bangla learning programme for US students has been started under the sponsorship of American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS).

. Its computer center provides online facilities to all students which is under fibre-optic network system. Independent Economic Society. Club of Engineering & Science. co-curricular activities organized by the Division of Student Activities (DoSA). The student community has numerous clubs such as Literary Society. Academic facilities IUB Central Libraries in Dhaka and Chittagong campuses are a gateway to information for students. All books and journals titles can be accessed through IUB library online databases. Film & Drama Club. Jstor. Business Students’ Society. faculty and staff. Social & Welfare Society. AIESEC. Cricket Club and Bangla Club. The libraries contain over 30. Green Sphere. Environmental Science and Geographical Information Service (GIS) Lab. The library has online access to Emerald.3. The Chittagong campus has an American Corner for information on USA. Oxford University Press Journal and Hinari.IUBDC.000 volumes and subscribes to over 100 journals and periodicals. Environment Club of IUBC.Its laboratory consists of five units: Physics. Student activities In IUB. Art Club. Chemistry.org).7 East West University (EWU) East West University Page 37 .Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Internship programme The university has a regular internship programme for foreign students on health and development. Science Society. 3. Debating Club (www. Biology.

This university is the first major project of the Progoti Foundation for Education and Development (PFED). the Private University Act (Act 34) 1992 was passed. 1992 by Dr.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh East West University (Bengali: ইসওেযস িবশিবদযালয) (EWU) is a private university located in Dhaka. most of the reputed public universities in Bangladesh kept themselves extremely selective and as a result each year a large number of students failed to get admitted into higher educational institutions. The university was launched in September 1996 with 6 faculty members and 20 students in three programs. In 2007. BBA. The East West University campus. It features a centralized campus in Mohakhali. Within the next five years. Mohammed Farashuddin. History Dr. Web metrics ranked EWU third in all universities of Bangladesh (first among private universities in Bangladesh) and 64th in the Indian subcontinent in their World Universities Ranking based on web visibility of electronic publication. prominent economist and former governor of Bangladesh Bank. Mohakhali Commercial Page 38 . BSc in Computer Science and BA in English at the present campus of 45. to maintain their quality of education. a non-profit. and on 9 August 1992. The culture of private universities in Bangladesh started in the early 1990s. professionals and education enthusiasts led by Dr. East West University was established in 1996 as a non-profit organization. Founder and Vice Chancellor. charitable organization maintained by a group of academics. These issues led the government to permit the establishment of private universities. Mohammed Farashuddin. Mohammed Farashuddin. the government and the intellectual and civil society in Bangladesh started to feel that the existing public universities were not sufficient to meet the high. scientific results and international activities. a good number of private universities were established and started to perform successfully. Dhaka. and East West University has been one of them. Moreover. non-political. East West University. Bangladesh. It was established in 1996 by the Private University Act. business leaders. constantly increasing demand for tertiary education in the country. During that period. located at Mohakhali.

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Area, Dhaka. Currently, the university maintains a good number of slightly over six thousands students with a centralized campus in Mohakhali though it plans to shift to its permanent campus in Aftab Nagar near Banosri by the end of 2011. East West University maintains a centralized campus consisting of six multi-storied buildings located at the heart of Mohakhali, one of the busiest commercial spot of Dhaka.

Administrative Building (ADMN): Offices of different administrative personnels including registrar are located in this building. ADMN building is mainly used for class room purpose but some of the departments are also situated here including Department of Economics. University Auditorium is also located in this building on the 10th floor.

Foundation Building (FNDN): Offices of the top level management including Board President, Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor are located in this building. This building is used for Library and Laboratory purpose mainly. EWU library is located on 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor. Different engineering and IT laboratories including Electronics Lab, Digital Lab, Telecommunication Lab, Physics Lab and four Computer Labs are situated in this building. University's one of the oldest departments, Department of Computer Science and Engineering is also located in this building on the 5th floor.

Academic Building (ACAD): Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Department of Applied Physics and Communication Engineering are located in this building. University cafe, MBA office, Account Section, VLSI Laboratory and MBA Computer Lab are situated on different floors of this building.

DDC Building (DDC): A new and small building mainly used for seminars. Department of Pharmacy, Department of Business Administration, Department of English and Department of Social Sciences are located in this building.

Research Building (Res’rh): One of the oldest buildings of EWU mainly used for department office, Pharmacy Lab, Computer Lab and Career Counseling Centre. Department of English is located in this building.

Graduate Building (GRAD): Oldest building of EWU. University's largest department, Department of Business Administration was located in this building though it has been shifted. After reconstruction this building is being used from Spring-2010.

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Academics
Structure East West University is organized into three faculties. Each faculty is again divided into different departments. A Dean is the head of each faculty while departments are headed by the respective department Chairpersons. Department of Business Administration is the largest and one of the oldest departments of the university. Department of Computer Science and Engineering (established as Department of Computer Science) and Department of English is other two founding departments performing since 1996. Social Science department is the only department that does not offer any degree program rather it works as a supportive department for other existing degree programs. Academic terms EWU is modeled on North American Open Credit systems. It maintains tri-semester year with an exception of Department of Pharmacy which maintains a bi-semester year. EWU semesters are as follow:
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Spring: January - April (starting on the second Sunday of January) Summer: May - August (starting on the second Sunday of May) Fall: September - December (starting on the second Sunday of September)

Degrees and awards Currently EWU offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) for English graduate, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) for Business graduate and Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) for Economics graduate. There is also an opportunity to achieve degrees in both Business and Economics together in the form of double major. University is offering Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) for Engineering and Systems Science (e.g. Computer Science) graduate and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Phrm) for Pharmacy graduate. The B.Sc. in EEE program at East West University has recently been granted accreditation from the Board of Accreditation for Engineering & Technical Education (BAETE). In post-graduate level EWU is offering Master of Business Administration (MBA) for business, Master of Arts (MA) for humanities and Master of Science (MS) for Science and Engineering, Master of Pharmacy (M.Phrm) for Pharmacy. EWU's B.Phrm and M.Phrm programs are accredited by the Pharmacy Counsel of Bangladesh. EWU's most of the degrees, specially business and engineering degrees are transferable to some North American, European and Australasian universities where it maintains formal collaboration with them. EWU graduates are evaluated on Cumulative

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Grade Point Average (CGPA) on a scale of 0.00 to 4.00 point. In addition, university also classifies students into three classes based on their earned CGPA. These are as follow:
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First Class - CGPA 3.00 and above Second Class - CGPA 2.50 to 2.99 Third Class - CGPA 2.00 to 2.49 Gold Medal: Chancellor of the University, His Excellency Honorable President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh officially awards Gold Medal to each of the students having a CGPA of 3.97 or above at the day of convocation.

East West University also provides following special awards to its outstanding students.

Summa cum Laude: Each undergraduate student with a CGPA of 3.90 or above is awarded Summa Cum Laude by the university and declared by the convocation Marshall on the convocation day.

Magna cum Laude: Each undergraduate student with a CGPA of 3.75 or above is awarded Magna Cum Laude by the university and declared by the convocation Marshall on the convocation day.

Library East West University has a library covering four floors of the Foundation Building and approximately ten thousand five hundred square feet in area. All the floors have specialty in terms of study space, special corner, maps and journal area, photocopy corner, database search corner, user friendly newspaper display section and convenient communication systems. The Library has a pigeonhole area with a capacity of supporting 450 users at a time and every day around 2,200 users visit this library. Library contains 21,713 copy books, subscription of 135 international and national journals (hardcopy), 3,293 online journals on its database, subscription of 16 national daily newspapers and around 1,500 CD-ROMs and audio cassettes.

Laboratories EWU is providing well equipped laboratory facilities for its different engineering and science disciplines. In addition to those, university is also providing seven computer laboratories with Page 41

Electronics Laboratory.800 per credit) compare to other leading private universities in Bangladesh.000 BDT to 35. Each semester top 10% students of each batch having a CGPA of 3. All other students from the Dean's List are also eligible to receive Medha Lalon Fund Scholarship ranging from 500. Network Laboratory.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh a local network of 533 PCs and personal VSAT services. VLSI Laboratory shared by CSE and EEE departments. Financial aid Each semester university provides a large number of Financial Aids. shared by all the departments of the university. that student whole complete at least 30 credits last three semesters) can apply with proper evidence only once a year for this support. Pharmacy Laboratory. shared by the entire engineering department. used by only EEE department. it maintains a low tuition fees rate (BDT 3. Student facing financial difficulties (with a CGPA of 3. Besides. Digital Systems Laboratory. shared by only CSE and departments. It varies from 18. Research Page 42 .000 BDT.7 and above. Apart from this support. EWU provides 50% tuition weaver for any one of a sibling pair studying simultaneously in the university which worth around 45.000 BDT in postgraduate level. Software Engendering Laboratory.000 BDT) are available each year for the meritorious students with exceptional case. • • • • • • • • • Financial support Merit scholarships East West University provides a wide range of scholarship starting from full funding to partial tuition weavers. Electrical Circuits and Machine Laboratory. shared by department of CSE and APCE. Universities laboratories are shared as follow: • Computer Communications Laboratories. used by only department of Pharmacy. Physics Laboratory. Besides.97 or above are awarded EWU Merit Scholarships which worth 90. there are 28 directorial scholarships (25.000 BDT in undergraduate level and 75. Telecommunication Laboratory. shared by the entire engineering department.000 BDT to 25.000 BDT. used by only APCE department. shared by all the science and engineering departments.20.000 BDT per year.

Under the supervision of 16 wide-range clubs.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh East West University has its own resourceful Center for Research and Training (EWUCRT). Asia. in the year 2002 EWU organized International Conference on Computer and Information Technology which is a series of Computer Science and Information Technology based conference is being hosted in Bangladesh since 1997 by a different university each year. CRT works with government and private institutions at national and international levels to facilitate academic exchanges. Occasional Papers and Annual Research Abstracts to publicize and record the academic contributions of EWU. Europe and the Americas and also active in the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economists (SANDEE). University regularly provide financial support through a faculty research program to promote research culture in the campus. Enamul Haque. CRT also publishes Working Papers. Faculty members and senior students of the university produce a good number of academic papers each year and publish them on different journals and conference proceedings. Deans and Chairs of the Academic Department. Rafiqul Huda Chaudhury and the current Executive Director is Dr. a collaboration of research institutions in developed and developing countries located in Africa. Dr A. http://www. Barua. The current Chairperson of the Center is Dr.K. The primary objective of the center is to create knowledge through academic and applied research and disseminate acquired knowledge through training and publication. Link of EWUCRT publication is. Bijoy P.edu/ewu/showDocument. Professor of Economics is the currently member of the Management and Advisory Committee of SANDEE. Now. In addition. EWU is a member of Trade Knowledge Network. EWU has a growing research culture at all of its departments. a bi-annual publication of multi-disciplinary research papers following a rigorous process of strict reviews. Some Backgrounds of EWUCRT are. students use to take part in competitions and exhibitions starting from cultural and debating activities to intellectual programming and software developing task. Page 43 . In 2006. CRT operates through a Research Committee composed of representatives from the Board. Student clubs East West University has a growing and strong culture of student extracurricular activities. EWU faculty members had 39 appearances in international journals and conferences. Besides these.php?documentid=1118 CRT publishes the EWU Journal. many Ex-EWU students are currently working as a researcher or doing their higher studies on research in world recognized Universities and Research Institutes.ewubd.

Other clubs are also taking part in national-level events. Programming Club In 2008.NDDC National Debate Championship 2006 (Inter University Bangla) and became runner-up in the same event's English debate. India and 12th at Kanpur. Canada. regularly participates in World Universities Debating Championship and United Asian Debating Championships and maintains 146th world rank according to World Debate website. named Dreams of Twilight. In 2007 they became runners up in the first UU Inter University Debating Championship (Bengali IV). EWU Programming club became fourth in ACM ICPC held at Coimbatore. 100 universities from all over the world qualified for the event. with very rare exception. a team from East West University.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Debating Club EWU Debating Club. Club list • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Creative Marketing Club (CMC) Environmental and Social Club Business Club (EWUBC) Financial Analysis & Research Club Debating Club (EWUDC) Photography Club (EWUPC) Computer Club Cultural Club Sports Club MBA Club English Conversation Club Pharmacy Club EWU Natural Science Club EWU Computer Programming Club (EWUCoPC) Rotaract Club of East West University (EWURC) EWU Electronics Club Programming Club Page 44 . India in 2006. A total of 9000 teams competed for the ticket to the final event. EWU Debating Club won the championship title in the 18th Prime Bank . qualified for ACM ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) World Finals that was hosted by University of Alberta.

Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh • • East West University Club for Performing Arts (EWUCPC) Telecommunication club (EWUTC) 3.8 University of Asia Pacific (UAP) University of Asia Pacific Page 45 .3.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering. Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities. The buildings are just off the main Road. Bangladesh. Dhaka. Department of Law and Human Rights. The campus consists of ten rented premises in Dhanmondi Residential Area. Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Bachelor of Arts in English.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh University of Asia Pacific (Bengali: ইউিনভািসরিট অফ এিশযা পযািসিফক) is a private university located in Dhanmondi. Page 46 . Dhaka. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Department of Civil Engineering. Department of Pharmacy. Bachelor of Pharmacy. Construction of the permanent Campus of UAP has already started in Green Road and is expected to be completed by 2014. • • • • • • • • • • Department of Architecture Department of Business Administration. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Department of Mathematics. Undergraduate programs of study • • • • • • • • Bachelor of Architecture. Bachelor of Business Administration. Department of English.

Master of Science in Computer Science & Engineering (MCSE). UAP is currently running 3+1 degree programmes. This enables the graduates to be members of the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB). Graduate programs of study • • • • • • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MCE).).. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program has been accredited by the Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education in Bangladesh (BAETE). LL. etc. Page 47 . University of Canberra Ireland: Griffith College of Dublin Japan: Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI). which indicate the quality of teaching and research at this University. institutions of higher education and research in foreign countries. Master of Business Administration (MBA & EMBA). students can complete their first three years at UAP and the final year at one of these universities. a highly prestigious and the only government-approved professional body for engineers.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh • Bachelor of Laws (Regular & External). The program has also been approved by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) for pursuing their Msc courses. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Tech. Purdue University. De Vry University. the first batch of BBA students has completed graduation at the University of Baltimore and batches of CE students have completed research programmes at PARI. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. • • • • Canada: The University of Windsor Australia: The University of Western Sydney. • USA: The University of Baltimore. Japan Concrete Institute (JCI) Under these collaborations. M (Regular) LL. They can be awarded the degree from either of these institutions.e. MS in Pharmaceutical Technology (MS Pharm. M (External) Academic and research collaboration UAP enjoys collaborative ties with a number of reputed foreign and national universities. i.

Dhaka 4. Dhanmondi. Bangladesh Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh UAP is the first Bangladeshi private university which has become a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Dhaka 6.7. the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific and International Association of University Presidents (IAUP). Road No. University of Asia Pacific Region. Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB). Moreover. • • • In fact. Dhaka 2. 49/C Road No. Block "D" Department of Computer Science and Engineering Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities House No.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Membership in national and international bodies Several departments of UAP have been accredited by relevant professional bodies of the country and international institutions: • • Institute of Architects (IAB) Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE). Campuses The campuses of this university spreads from Road#3/A to Road#7/A in Dhanmondi. The campus consists of nine rented premises 1. Block "B" Department of Business Administration & Exam Contoller Office House No. UAP is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). 51 Road No. Block "C" Departments of Civil Engineering House No. 73. Dhanmondi. 84. Dhanmondi. the Pharmacy and Civil Engineering departments of UAP were the first among private universities to earn such accreditations. UK. Dhanmondi. Block "A" Department of Pharmacy & Admission Office House No. Pharmacy Council. Dhanmondi. 5/A. Dhaka 5. 7/A. Dhanmondi. Dhaka Page 48 . and several of them have already earned their memberships in these prestigious bodies. 1209. Road No. Road No. 8. 4/A. Road No. Block "F" Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Administration Office Accounts Section House No. Dhaka 3. Dhaka. 3/A. 52/1. UAP graduates are therefore eligible to be members of professional bodies like Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB). 4/A. Block "E" Department of Architecture House No.

0 Results and Findings Model Fit: Model 1 R . 74.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 7. Road No. 5/A.966 . Dhaka The buildings are just off the main Satmasjid Road and have lake site views. Dhanmondi. Road No. Dhanmondi. The permanent City Campus is under construction at 74/A Green Road. Error of the Estimate .983a Model Summary Adjusted R R Square Square . 4. Block "I" Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering House No. Dhaka 8. Dhanmondi. Road No. Dhaka 9. 4/A. Plenty of open spaces are available around the campus for the students to move about for the rest and recreation. Block "G" Department of Law and Human Rights (L&HR) House No. The campus offers idyllic environment for an academic institution. 6/A.310 Page 49 .934 Std. 51/1. 69/B. Block "H" Central Library House No.

392 .011 .238 2.202 . Error .075 . (Constant) Education quality Course curriculum Communication skill Adapt in different environment Academic knowledge regarding their respective courses Present ability Posses strong leadership quality Work under extreme pressure Willing to face and learn from errors and listen openly to feedback Team players Aware of social responsibilities Intellectual and practical skill Command over English language Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world Listen to different points of view before coming to a decision .779 2.455 . which should be bellow 0.549 .049 .065 .047 .206 1.223 3.047 .030 .066 .009 .051 .051 .036 .150 .Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh R2 indicates the strengths of association among the independent and dependent variables.355 . To determine this.609 . significance level needs to be taken into consideration.130 .834 . the higher the strength of association among the dependent and independent variables.044 .047 .061 .048 . Because the confidence level is 95%.092 .583 . R2 shows how much the variation in the independent variables is correlated with the variation in the dependent variables.046 .029 .522 2. Coefficient: Coefficients Model Un standardized Coefficients B -.006 .110 . In other words this helps in finding out the perception of employers about employees from private university.008 .060 .213 2.966 which implies that 96% variation in dependent variables is due to the variation in the independent variables.383 .280 .034 .022 .898 .032 .638 .024 .092 .097 Std.815 .178 .526 2.145 .021 t Sig.039 . The value of R2 in this case is .606 .049 . which Page 50 .021 .165 .004 .098 .198 .100 .213 .035 .042 .215 .05.141 .038 Standardized Coefficients Beta -.287 .928 .025 .568 This table of coefficient indicates the relation between the dependent and independent variable.964 . The higher the value of R2.480 2.050 .012 .013 .056 .

8 3.8 0 0 AUST 6.8 9.5 49.4 25 0 6.6 46.3 0 NSU 62.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh means up to 5% error is tolerable.3 12. Rankings according to the respondent’s perception are given below: Ranking: First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth AIUB 18. Others are “Present ability” (0.8 12.006).9 18.6 0 18.5 25 6.6 15.5 15.042.030). “aware of social responsibilities” (0. that indicates that the relation between the dependent and independent variable is accountable. it is clear that seven variables are imperative here.”Intellectual and practical skill” (0. So if the value is below .036). “willing to face and learn from errors and listen openly to feedback” (0.3 9.3 6.4 25 0 6. These are the variables that worked as most important factor in identifying the perception of employers about employees from private university.4 Page 51 .1 18.3 40.1 18.6 BRAC 0 0 53.6 18.3 0 6.4 0 0 IUB 0 9.8 18.021. One is “Education Quality” where significant level is 0.8 0 0 UAP 0 0 0 0 0 6.009). “Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world” (0. thus those are the most vital factors behind finding out the perception of employers about employees from private university By observing the table.1 34.05.3 0 0 0 0 UIU 0 6.013).5 3.3 65. Next one is “academic knowledge” where the significant level is 0.8 0 EWU 12.3 0 0 6.4 84.

5 0 0 441 0 409.5 4592 936 6914 0 4779 1504 1316 564 0 0 8163 799 2125 0 409. Page 52 .5 564 5486 6459.5 4712 0 1504 186 1316 0 0 8843 0 0 0 0 409.5 2924 1875 0 346.5 232.5 0 0 1125 0 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Total 1062.5 0 8226.5 From the above table. the final score has been calculated where NSU secured the 1st position whereas UAP secured the last one.5 1000 0 3752 1316 0 0 6540.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh The above table shows the percentage of ranking selected by the respondents. By the above equation the following table is formulated: 1st AIUB NSU UIU AUST BRAC IUB EWU UAP 1786 6250 0 535.5 3045 1222 0 7600. all W’s are the weighted score and all x’s are the percentage. On this percentage a weighted score is put to rank the universities: Highest 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 100 95 90 85 80 75 70 65 2nd Highest 95 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 3rd Highest 90 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 4th Highest 85 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 5th Highest 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 6th Highest 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 7th Highest 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 Last 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 Score of a university is measured by the following equation: Here.5 2250 441 441 0 0 0 0 9382 472.

4 31.6 68.3 12.5 9.4 6.5 21.1 65.5% strongly agreed on the mentioned statement.0 Valid Percent 12. It is seen that employers tend to somehow agree (31%) on the statement that employees having educational background form private universities have good educational quality.6 100.1 84.0 Cumulative Percent 12.5 3.3 12. the rank of these universities: North South University East West University AIUB BRAC IUB AUST UIU UAP First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Perception About the students of Private University: Education Quality of private university students is good Frequency Strongly Agree Agree Somewhat Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Extremely disagree Strongly Disagree Total 4 3 10 4 1 3 2 5 32 Percent 12.1 9.3 15.4 6. It is clear from the situation that employers are not highly confident but somehow satisfied about the educational qualification of their employees from private universities.3 15.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh That’s why.0 The above table indicates the perception of employers about the educational quality of employees having educational background of private universities. only 12.5 9.4 100. On the other hand.8 78.9 53.5 3. Page 53 .6 100.4 31.1 9.

Following are the limitations of this study:  The study is based on the general view of employers.  Page 54 .Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 5. That is why variation is found to be higher and existence of extreme values makes the results contradict with on-going scenario. But shortage of time compelled to use this. Limitation & Caveats The limitations of the study will encourage others for further study in order to overcome those.  Convenient sampling is not recommended for descriptive research. Discipline specific areas were not investigated. It is hardly a representing group to recommend suggestions for all the employers.  The research is conducted considering employers of some selected organizations. The sample size is only 32.

Posses strong leadership quality. universities. equity and meeting the needs of the industry and professions. Some of the key areas identified in the survey where such gaps exist include communication skills. that: a. in general. Competencies required by the industry need to be aligned in educational programmes. there is a need to have a clearer understanding of essential generic and professional attributes needed in the workplace. Listen to different points of view before coming to a decision. The research findings could be used in curriculum reviews to ensure that course design. Working under extreme pressure. Clearly. Conclusions & Recommendations The results of the employer survey shows a gap between what employers see as most important in terms of the skills. c. the employer's survey falls within this scope where institutions of higher education must act on the results to ensure that their graduates are at the forefront in the recruitment process. The findings of this research with employers and professional related to improving the quality. Command over English language. Page 55 .Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh 6. b. knowledge and attributes of recent graduates and their satisfaction. need to work more closely with industry so that graduates were better equipped for employment. Team players . and. Adapt in different environment . student assessments and teaching methods enable students to attain generic skills rated by employers as most important in early career graduates. standard. The results of the employer survey highlighted three key areas relevant to universities more broadly in relation to graduate attributes.

Private University Act 1992. Specialization and performance in Europe.. there is little in research literature of the use of data to effectively change or design curricula. The findings of this survey and other research conducted with employers in Bangladesh could be used by the government to design a generic skills survey or assessment to measure the extent to which final year student have achieved the generic skills rated as most important by employers. Skills for Graduates in the 21st Century. M. Massachusetts: Edward Elgar publishing ltd. Dhaka: Centre for development governance. Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) (1995). Cambridge: AGR. J. Higher Education in Europe. Government of Bangladesh. Revitalizing Higher Education in Bangladesh: Insights from Alumni and Policy Prescriptions. Understanding what we mean by the generic attributes of graduates.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh This paper also highlights that though data is easily collectable. 'Soft Skills' Versus 'Hard' Knowledge: A European Study. 16. 411-422. 4 (December). Higher Education.. (1997). Cinzia. S. Dhaka: Bangladesh Gazette. H. Bonaccorsi. Cheng. & Higson. C. Multi-models of Quality in Education. References Andaleeb. No. 2007. 7. Mohammad. Ehsan. Universities and strategic knowledge creation. (2008). Higher education governance in Bangladesh: the public private dilemma. (2003). GOB. (2006). 2008. Further. 215-41. Quality Assurance in Education. 1992.C. Vol. 33. Graduate Employability. there is a need to use the data for effective change.. Barrie. However. & Tam. Y. Andrea and Daraio. Andrews. 9th August. Syed Saad. 51. Page 56 . Higher Education Policy. W. an area that will be important to investigate is the designing of curricula to include assessment of core attributes highlighted in employer surveys.

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USA. 9 Extremely Agree 8 Strongly Agree 7 Somewhat Agree 6 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q2. DC. Higher Education in Developing Countries: Peril and Promise. Name Designation Organization Address Contact Number : : : : : Q1. 8. Rank the following universities according to your preference. Strategic Planning for Higher Education: 2006-2026. Dhaka: University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Washington. (2000) The Task Force on Higher Education and Society. (1) American International University ( AIUB) (2) North South University ( NSU) (3) United International University (UIU) (4) Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology(AUST) (5) BRAC University (BRACU) 4 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Extremely Disagree Page 58 . World Bank.0 Appendix To investigate the perception of employers about the quality of the students of some selected private universities. Students of private universities are good as an employee. 2006.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh UGC.

Students of private universities follows a Good course curriculum. Students of private universities can present themselves better than public university student. 9 Extremely Agree 8 Strongly Agree 7 Somewhat Agree 6 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q6.Education Quality of above private university students is good. Students of private university have limited academic knowledge regarding their respective courses. 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 6 Disagree 7 Somewhat Disagree 8 Strongly Disagree 9 Extremely Disagree 6 Disagree 7 Somewhat Disagree 8 Strongly Disagree 9 Extremely Disagree 4 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Extremely Disagree 4 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Extremely Disagree 4 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Extremely Disagree Page 59 . 9 Extremely Agree 8 Strongly Agree 7 Somewhat Agree 6 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q5. 9 Extremely Agree 8 Strongly Agree 7 Somewhat Agree 6 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q4. Students of private universities cannot adapt themselves in different environment.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh (6) Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) (7) East West University (EWU) (8) University of Asia Pacific (UAP) Q3. Students of private universities possess strong communication skill. 1 Extremely Agree 2 Strongly Agree 3 Somewhat Agree 4 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q7. 1 Extremely Agree 2 Strongly Agree 3 Somewhat Agree 4 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q8.

Students of private universities have limited Intellectual and practical skill. Students of private universities are team players. Students of private university possess strong leadership quality. 9 Extremely Agree 8 Strongly Agree 7 Somewhat Agree 6 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q10. 1 Extremely Agree 2 Strongly Agree 3 Somewhat Agree 4 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree 6 Disagree 7 Somewhat Disagree 8 Strongly Disagree 9 Extremely Disagree 4 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Extremely Disagree 4 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Extremely Disagree 4 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Extremely Disagree 6 Disagree 7 Somewhat Disagree 8 Strongly Disagree 9 Extremely Disagree 4 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Extremely Disagree Page 60 . 1 Extremely Agree 2 Strongly Agree 3 Somewhat Agree 4 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q11.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Extremely Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Agree Neither Agree nor Disagree Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Extremely Disagree Q9. Students of private university cannot work under extreme pressure. 9 Extremely Agree 8 Strongly Agree 7 Somewhat Agree 6 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q12. 9 Extremely Agree 8 Strongly Agree 7 Somewhat Agree 6 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q14. Students of private universities are aware of social responsibilities. Students of private university are willing to face and learn from errors and listen openly to feedback. 9 Extremely Agree 8 Strongly Agree 7 Somewhat Agree 6 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q13.

Students of private universities have limited Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world.Perception of employers about the quality of some selected private university students in Bangladesh Q15. 1 Extremely Agree 2 Strongly Agree 3 Somewhat Agree 4 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q17. Students of private universities are willingness to listen to different points of view before coming to a decision. 9 Extremely Agree 8 Strongly Agree 7 Somewhat Agree 6 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree Q16. 9 Extremely Agree 8 Strongly Agree 7 Somewhat Agree 6 Agree 5 Neither Agree nor Disagree 4 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Extremely Disagree 6 Disagree 7 Somewhat Disagree 8 Strongly Disagree 9 Extremely Disagree 4 Disagree 3 Somewhat Disagree 2 Strongly Disagree 1 Extremely Disagree Thank you Page 61 . Students of private universities have good command over English language.