The University of Rajshahi, commonly referred to as Rajshahi University (RU) is a public higher studies institution in Bangladesh. It is situated in Rajshahi, which is a city in northwest Bangladesh. The University of Rajshahi was founded in 1953. It is the second Bangladeshi University that was established in what was then East Pakistan. The sixty departments of the University are organized into ten faculties. It is the Second-largest University in terms of academic activities and also the second oldest University in Bangladesh. Researchers of this University have put effort and played a crucial role in bringing back Bangladeshi Muslin fiber. Presently, Rajshahi University is the best research University in Bangladesh.
The Rajshahi University is among the top-rated, dynamic, and renowned Universities in Bangladesh. At this University, the students are provided with all-inclusive, in-depth knowledge in their chosen disciplines. Notably, the University of Rajshahi provides a low-cost fee structure that enables students to pursue an MBBS Course at a reasonable rate. The University is highly favored for its medical programs. The University of Rajshahi is recognized by MCI & WHO. After independence, a new act regarding the administration of the University came into force that is the Rajshahi University Act of 1973. The post-independence years witnessed a steady growth in the University, its student enrolment, and a number of the academic staff. It is the premium university in Bangladesh that has an online subscription of famous journals across different countries. All colleges of the northern and southern regions of the country used to be affiliated with the University of Rajshahi.
The main course programs offered by the University of Rajshahi are:
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Engineering
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Agr.
Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS)
Bachelor of Law (LLB)
Master of Engineering (M. Engg.)
Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc. Engg.)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Law (LLM)
Master of Social Sciences (MSS)
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Rajshahi University is located in a 305-hectare (753-acre) campus in Motihar, 3 km from the Rajshahi city center. The campus contains many mango orchards and some litchi trees. The University of Rajshahi has a well-developed Infrastructure. It has eleven large academic buildings—five for the arts, business studies, and social sciences domain; four for the science domain; and two for agricultural studies. The central area of the Rajshahi University accessible by the main gate, dominated by the administrative building. The Senate House is a modern mini-parliament house that has 206 fully air-conditioned rooms. It is commonly used for meetings of the senate of the University, yet it hosts national and international conferences, seminars, and symposiums. Also, a multi-treatment hospital is situated at the University campus helps students for clinical practice purposes.
For student accommodation, the University has 18 residential halls, six for females, eleven for males, and one International Dormitory. The halls are named after prominent Bangladeshi historical and cultural figures. The university authorities provide subsidized meals at the residential halls.
The University of Rajshahi embraces a multi-cultural environment. The Teacher-Students Center was designed to be the hub of cultural activities of the University. Orientation of newcomers, the celebration of national holidays, and the annual cultural competition are key cultural events at the university campus. Besides, the physical education department of the University has 27 instructors and is equipped with a 25,000-seat stadium, two gymnasiums, one swimming pool, four football grounds, one hockey ground, four tennis courts, two basketball courts, and a squash court. The students can indulge themselves in their favorite sport.
During the three main national days — Language Movement Day (21 February), Independence Day (26 March), and Victory Day (16 December), the University hosts public meetings, cultural programs, and political activities. Also, the main Hindu festival celebrated in the University is Saraswati Puja. The goddess of knowledge is worshiped in a central location as well as separately in many residence halls.
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