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Rajshahi University Rajshahi University is one of the largest universities of Bangladesh and the highest institution for education

in the northern region of the country. It is situated in the green backdrop of Matihar, which is in the eastern part of the Rajshahi city and only a mile away from the mighty river Padma. It has become a leading learning institute for research and spreading higher quality education in Bangladesh. The institution was established in 1953 due to a strong movement for a university in the northern region during the West Pakistan rule. The university embarked upon its journey with 20 professors, 161 students and six departments. Since then it has evolved profoundly and now has 25,000 students, about 1040 academic staff and 47 departments under nine faculties, namely- Engineering, Arts, Law, Science, Medicine, Business Studies, Social Sciences, Life and Earth Sciences, and Agriculture. In addition, there are a number of institutes for higher studies. Every year thousands of students sit for the highly competitive admission test to enroll for the four year undergraduate program. Most departments also offer masters programs. The university has a research program concerning the arsenic problem of Bangladesh. Moreover, the university houses institute of Bangladesh Studies and Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR), an independent research organization. The university has a modern library with remarkable quantity of books and journals with the distinction of being the first university to have online subscription to reputed journals across the world. The university has 16 residential halls to provide accommodation facilities to students. There are a number of architectural landmarks within its premises. One of the most significant structures is the Shahid Minar, adorned with a mural. One of the largest war sculptures of the nation called Shabash Bangladesh is also located in the campus. The teachers and students of Rajshahi university have always been conscious to oppose all forms of discrimination and oppression. During the mass revolution in 1969 and the liberation war in 1971 the students and many teachers were in the frontier of the movement for freedom. The university not only focuses on achieving academic excellence but also on co curricular activities and competitions. On the Language Movement Day, Independence Day and Victory Day the various programs are held to commemorate the occasions. Traditional festival and cultural event such as Pohela Baishakh, the first day of the Bengali month are also celebrated by the students with great enthusiasm. In the last 57 years, many students entered the university and came out obtaining their undergraduate and masters degrees and eventually established themselves in various professions. Many have gone on to become prominent figures of the

society not only gaining national recognition but also bringing international fame to the country through their intellect and accomplishments.

PG Hospital

Situated in the heart of the capital Dhaka, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) popularly known as PG hospital is the only medical university in Bangladesh. It is near the Dhaka university campus at Shahbag area. The university was established in 1965, as a Government-controlled postgraduate institute named Institute of Postgraduate Medicine and Research (IPGMR) by Government of Pakistan in then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) Since then it has been one of the most prominent medical institutions in Bangladesh, contributing immensely to the public health sector of the country. It was renamed as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) after the first President of Bangladesh, Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. At present, BSMMU functions autonomously and is governed by a syndicate consisting of 24 members. The university has 36 departments organized into 4 faculties. The campus consists of 5 multistoried buildings recognized as Block A, B, C, D and Cabin block. There is a modern university library named BSMMU central library as well as a separate digital library in the university. Block A (an eight-story building) accommodates the library along with the lecture theatre, auditorium, students hostel, dental faculty and blood transfusion services. Block B is a six story building that holds the administrative offices and the nursing quarters. The 10 story building of Block C encompasses the 1500 bedded hospital. Block D houses various laboratories and emergency units. Lastly, the cabin block is allocated for casualty patients and some other out patient departments. The university offers MD, MS, MPhil, MDS, Diploma and FCPS Courses. Recently Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has started its residency program. It is a skill-based and patient-oriented learning program to enhance the quality of doctors. BSMMU or PG hospital has remained a prominent institution in the field of medicine in Bangladesh by offering higher education and providing health care service to the public relentlessly.

BUET The benchmark for technological education in the country, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is one of the oldest and most esteemed institutions for higher education in Bangladesh. Since its inception it has been a pioneer in engineering education in our country. It was found in 1947, then known as Ahsanullah Engineering College. After independence of Bangladesh in 1971, it was finally renamed as BUET. The medium sized campus of BUET is situated in the Dhaka University area. Every year around 900 students enter the institution out of thousands of candidates after qualifying in a rigorous admission test. BUET has limited residential halls for students which are close to the academic buildings. There are five faculties and three institutes within the campus. The major faculties are- architecture, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and engineering. Also there is an administrative building, the central library, main sports facilities, the auditorium complex, the BUET club and 82 small units for accommodation for teachers and staffs. There are also several student organizations and clubs through which students partake in a range of extra-curricular activities. The academic buildings are built imposingly, surrounded by green landscape. The campus evokes a sense of respect for this long-established institution and inspires many to be a part of its regular life. The student life in BUET is equally frantic and exciting. Students from BUET regularly participate in international competitions representing our nation and earn recognition for the country by their brilliant performances. Up to last year, BUET has produced around 25000 graduates who have gone on to become established professionals in Bangladesh as well as different parts of the world. The expertise of the teachers and technical facilities are utilized to generate solutions to technological problems and provide advanced engineering knowledge to various organizations in the country.

Dhaka University

Dhaka University holds an indispensable place in the history of Bangladesh due to its active role in various movements for freedom and human rights in the past. It has enormous contribution in achieving the sovereign and independent nation that we are the proud citizens of today. It is the largest university in Bangladesh and is considered the highest institution of knowledge in the country. The deep cultural and historical significance of the institution combined with its role in defining education in Bangladesh has made it the top educational brand in the country. Driven by social, political and economical forces, the University was found in 1921 when Bangladesh was part of India under the British colonial rule. The first vice-chancellor of the university was Dr., later Sir Philip Joseph Hartog, a former academic registrar of the University of London and a member of the University of Calcutta Commission. Today, there are 13 faculties, 66 departments, 9 institutes, 34 research centres, 1,600 teachers, about 30,000 students, 18 residential halls and 2 hostels. The university is often the top preference for students as it provides the best quality education in the country. Two-thirds of the present faculty holds degrees from universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Many of them attained international acclaim for their research in various academic fields and have been faculties in well known universities abroad. The university itself has been partner in collaborations with various institutes worldwide. The university is committed to achieve academic excellence and endorses research in all academic areas on a regular basis. It has been the one of the prevailing research institutes in Dhaka for the past few decades. The university has vast resources and programs to assist the students and provide them with advanced learning. Talented students have the opportunity to avail scholarships. There is a counseling and guidance center to assist students in adjusting with the university life and engage in both curricular and co curricular activities. The university also has a medical center and several facilities to facilitate sports and extra curricular activities. There are some cafeterias in the university premises which also function as hubs for socialization and discussion among students. The most famous cafeteria is Modhur canteen, which is a place of national interest. In fact, there are many such places within the campus that bear similar historical and cultural significance. The university is eminent for its celebrations and observations during traditional occasions. The most notable is the time honored commemoration of the language movement day on 21st February when people from all walks of life come to pay tribute at the Shahid Minar to the language martyrs situated at the university premises. Celebrations of other festivals such as Pahela Baishakh, Pahela Falgun and religious occasions are also quite vibrant and full of exuberance.

The university is the alma mater of many brilliant minds of the nation. Many alumni of the university are presently in leadership positions in various areas of the society.