- Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University
Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University Bengali: মাওলানা ভাসানী বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Established 12th October, 1999 Type Public, Coeducational Chancellor President Zillur Rahman Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. M. Nurul Islam Students 2500 Undergraduates 2000 Postgraduates 500 Location Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh Campus 57 acres (230670.816 m²) Nickname MBSTU Affiliations University Grants Commission (Bangladesh)
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Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (Bengali: মাওলানা ভাসানী বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a government financed public university of Bangladesh. It is named after the charismatic, legendary political leader of the country Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani. This University is the first of its kind among the public universities in Bangladesh. The medium of instruction is English. To ensure a better academic atmosphere, there is no provision for any political activities by the teachers, students and employees in the campus.
Every year, about 500 students get enrolled in undergraduate programs to study in this institution. The total number of teachers is about 80. The University has continued to expand over the last few years. This includes the construction of new academic building, several halls for the students etc.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Administration
- 4 Faculties and Departments
- 5 Academic Calender
- 6 Admission
- 7 Campus life
- 8 Alumni Association
- 9 Contacts
- 10 Photos of MBSTU
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU) was established at Santosh, Tangail in 1999 with a view to provide modern and scientific knowledge through high quality education to the students. Today's MBSTU is the outcome of the dream which had been dreamt by Maulana Bhashani long ago. The students are educated in such a way, that they would also have knowledge on life history of Maulana Bhashani and his social & political activities, ethics. In the true spirit of interdisciplinary approach, the students would, therefore, emerge as professionals with a humane outlook towards life.
On 21 November 2002 Prof. Dr. Md. Yousuf Sharif Ahmed Khan had been appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of the university and finally MBSTU started running officially with only two departments - Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) & Information and Communication Technology (ICT) under the first faculty of the university, which is the Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering. MBSTU had started its first academic activities with a total of 83 students and 5 teachers of the CSE faculty on the 25 October 2003. After about eight months of academic duration of the university, two new departments were opened - Environmental Science & Resource Management (ESRM) and Criminology & Police Science (CPS) under the second faculty of the university, which is the Faculty of Life Science.
In the 2005-2006 academic session, three more departments were opened. These newly added departments were - Textile Engineering (TE), under the Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering and Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (BGE), Food Technology & Nutritional Science (FTNS), under the Faculty of Life Science.
In the 2010-2011 academic session, four more departments were added under the two newly opened faculties - the Faculty of Business Studies and the Faculty of General Science. These departments were, Bachelor of Business Administration, under the Faculty of Business Studies; Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry & Physics, under the Faculty of General Science.
At present the university holds a total of about 1700 students and is making its way towards success and glory.
The university campus is located at Tangail. The district of Tangail belongs to the Dhaka division and is located in the north-west of Dhaka. MBSTU campus is situated at Santosh, which is in the northwestern part of Tangail. It has a modest-size campus with limited capacity for residence within walking distances of the academic buildings. At present the campus occupies almost about 57 acres (230670.816 m²) of land. This area accommodates four faculties, the administrative building, the central library, five student halls, sports field etc. The historic Darbar Hall (auditorium), built under the direct supervision of Maulana Bhashani himself, A dighi (big pond) named after the mystic guru, Pir (saint/wali) Shah Zamaan, the Mazaar (Shrine) of Maulana Bhashani, a mosque and several other institutions are also present within the university premises.
Besides these, the university also owns some land in Hradkhola, Santosh, where the residence facility for the teachers' has been proposed to be constructed.
President Md. Zillur Rahman, President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Professor Dr. M. Nurul Islam
Professor Dr. Moniruzzaman
Md. Shahadat Hossain
- Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering – Professor Dr. M. Nurul Islam
- Faculty of Life Science – Dr. A K M Mohiuddin, Associate Professor
- Faculty of Science – Professor Dr. M. Nurul Islam
- Faculty of Business Studies – Professor Dr. Moniruzzaman
Faculties and Departments
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- Textile Engineering (TE)
Faculty of Life Science
- Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM)
- Criminology and Police Science (CPS)
- Food Technology and Nutrition Science (FTNS)
- Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (BGE)
The faculty of Life science started with two departments namely Environmental Science and Resource Management and Criminology and Police Science in 2004.
Faculty of Business Studies
Faculty of General Science
Head of the Departments
- Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) – Mostofa Kamal Nasir, Assistant Professor
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – Md. Ahsan Habib, Assistant Professor
- Textile Engineering (TE) – Mohammad Abdul Jalil, Assistant Professor
- Food Technology and Nutrition Science (FTNS) – Rokeya Begum, Assistant Professor
- Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) – Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam, Associate Professor
- Criminology and Police Science (CPS) – Md. Asaduzzaman Saadi, Assistant Professor
- Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (BGE) – Md. Imam Hossain, Assistant Professor
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Professor Dr. Moniruzzaman
- Physics – Md. Anwar Hossain, Assistant Professor
- Mathematics and Statistics – Mohammad Mokaddes Ali, Assistant Professor
- Chemistry – Dr. Mohammad Khademul Islam, Assistant Professor
The academic year and session is generally divided into two semesters. One semester is composed of 18.4 weeks and each week consists of 5 working days. The session usually starts after completion of the second semester. A full-time undergraduate course consists of four sessions or eight semesters. A regular examination is held at the end of each semester besides class tests for continuous assessment of progress.
B.Sc. admission in MBSTU is very competitive, determined in part through a highly competitive admission test. After completion of the higher secondary level (HSC) education, a student can submit an application for undergraduate admission if he or she fulfills the minimum requirement. Students with a minimum grade in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English of their higher secondary examination are allowed to appear in the admission test.
For admission to M.S. and PGD programs, candidates are required to appear in admission test or interviews. Detailed admission information can be found on the Admission Section and on the Homepage of the Official University Website.
Students have classes from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during the weekdays, i.e. Saturday to Wednesday. The students get the opportunity to visit interesting places on educational tours every now and then.
The students live in five halls. Three of the halls are for the gents and two are for the ladies. Several multistory halls with all kinds of modern facilities are under process of deployment.
The official activities are maintained by the Administrative Department of MBSTU, which is divided into several sub-departments. MBSTU has a health care center to provide care to the students. There is a Physical Education Department, which organizes departmental sporting events and runs the gymnasium to facilitate the students to keep sound health.
Cultural activities such as Ekushey February (International Mother Language Day), Shwadhinota Dibosh (Independence Day), Bijoy Dibosh (Victory Day), Maulana Bhashani's Birth & Death Anniversary, Pohela Boishakh (the first day of the Bengali calendar), Boshonto Boron (the first day of spring in the Bengali Calender) etc., are celebrated annually.
Besides these, the university also arranges seminars, symposia, workshops etc., with local and international experts aiming at exchanging views and upgrading knowledge.
The central library is in a significant point of the campus with a calm and relaxing environment, essential for the readers to engage themselves in their studies. A vast collection of course-oriented books along with reference books as well as books that are beyond the courses offered by the university. The library collection is sufficient enough for any student of any department to acquire knowledge on his subjects. The central library is equipped with photocopying machines.
The central library is proposed to emerge into an electronic library soon so that it can run more flexibly and the students can get the chance to take the advantage of the library to the fullest.
Besides the Central Library, every department has its own seminar library to fulfill the demands of the students and teachers. Every department's Seminar Library has a vast collection of books on topics within and beyond the academic courses of that department.
Halls of residence
There are five halls to provide residential accommodation and non-residential attachments for MBSTU students. A provost/superintendent and an assistant provost is appointed for every hall administration. The halls are listed below:
- Students' Hall 01 (also known as Dormitory 1 or D-1)
- Students' Hall 03 (also known as Dormitory 3 or D-3)
- Shahid President Ziaur Rahman Hall (also known as SPZRD or Zia Hall or Ziaur Rahman Dormitory)
- Alema Khatun Bhashani Hall (also known as Dormitory 2 or D-2)
- Students' Hall 04 (former residence of the Zamindar of Santosh during the British Raj, now MBSTU property)
Student organizations/clubs and societies
- Central Cultural Club of MBSTU
- MBSTU Debating Society
- MBSTU Film Society
- Society of Crimimnology and Police Science (SCPS)
- Bangladesh Society of Criminology (BSC)
- Biotechnology Club of MBSTU
- MBSTU Open Source Network
- Society of ICT, MBSTU
- Computer Club of MBSTU
- Rotaract Club of Mawlana Bhashani, Tangail (Rotary International District 3280, Bangladesh)
- Dhrubotara Techno Cultural Club
- Leo Club of MBSTU
- MBSTU Photographic Society (MBSTUPS)
- MBSTU Science Club
- MBSTU Central Dramatic Club (CDC)
To organize its former students, MBSTU has its own Alumni Association like the all other universities. Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University Alumni Association (MBSTUAA) started its official journey in 2010. Detail information on the Alumni Association can be found on the Alumni Section of the official MBSTU website.
- Campus Address
Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail - 1902. Phone: +880921 55399 ; Fax: +880921 55400
- Dhaka Liaison Office
Subastu Novonil, Flat No. 1-A(1st floor), House No. 36, Road No. 14/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka - 1209 (Opposite to Bangladesh Medical College).
Photos of MBSTU
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