Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University

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)
University of Saskatchewan

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.



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.


Scenic Beauty Around The Pir Shah Zamaan Dighi in MBSTU Campus
MBSTU Entrance
MBSTU New Academic Building
MBSTU Administrative Building

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.

Mawlana Bhashani's Mazaar (Shrine)



President Md. Zillur Rahman, President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh


Professor Dr. M. Nurul Islam

Pro Vice-Chancellor

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

Faculty of Life Science

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

Academic Calender

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.

Campus life

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.


MBSTU Central Library

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

The New Female Hall of MBSTU

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:

Male halls

  • 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)

Female halls

  • 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)

Alumni Association

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

External links



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mawlana Bhashani Science and technology university — Infobox University name = Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU) established = 1999 chancellor = Iajuddin Ahmed vice chancellor = Prof. Dr. Md. Monimul Huque city=Santosh,Tangail country=Bangladesh type = Public website= [http …   Wikipedia

  • Noakhali Science and Technology University — Coordinates: 22°47′31″N 91°06′07″E / 22.79194°N 91.10194°E / 22.79194; 91.10194 …   Wikipedia

  • University of Science and Technology — or University for Science and Technology can refer to any of a large number of institutions of higher education, some of which have very similar names: AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland Ahsanullah University of Science and… …   Wikipedia

  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology — বাংলাদেশ প্রকৌশল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Established 1876: Dhaka Survey School 1912: Ahsanullah School of Engineering 1947: Faculty of Engineering, University of Dhaka 1962: BUET …   Wikipedia

  • University of Chittagong — চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Established 1966 Type Public Endowment …   Wikipedia

  • University of Dhaka — Coordinates: 23°44.10′N 90°23.45′E / 23.735°N 90.39083°E / 23.735; 90.39083 …   Wikipedia

  • Jahangirnagar University — Established 1970 Type Public Chancellor President Mohammad Zillur Rahman …   Wikipedia

  • Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology — The Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology Established 1968 Type Public Chancellor President Mohammad Zillur Rahman …   Wikipedia

  • Bangladesh National University — National University, Bangladesh. Jatiyo Bishwabidyalay, Bangladesh Established 1992 Type public Chancellor President Mohammad Zillu …   Wikipedia

  • Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur — ঢাকা প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, গাজীপুর Established 1980 Type Public, Coeducational …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”