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The education system in Bangladesh has gone through some of the most drastic changes over the years. While education in schools and colleges fall into continuous controversies, university education is equally a blessing. All the universities are now trying their best to hold the name of Bangladesh in the international sphere. The quality of education was not improved or modernized for quite a long time in Bangladeshi universities. This scenario has been replaced by bringing in the latest technologies and incorporating the latest methods of teaching. There’s no alternative to this if Bangladesh is to survive in a highly competitive world.

This desire for change and improvement has taken Bangladeshi universities to international levels. Not one university in Bangladesh is lagging behind in this matter. The universities now provide their students with all the latest knowledge regarding their field of study and encourage research-based and work-based learning. Both the public and the private universities in Bangladesh have research papers that are cited in other people’s work. This improvement is really astonishing in a challenging and highly populated country like Bangladesh.

The professor-student relationship has also become very friendly which was unprecedented in Bangladesh. The students were used to blindly revere their teachers which enclosed many scopes of learning. With these new developments, Bangladesh has also gone from an underdeveloped to a developing country in the world.

Top 10 Public University Ranking in Bangladesh

Top 10 Public universities in Bangladesh are known for nourishing the greatest of intellectuals. These intellectuals don’t only limit themselves to Bangladesh but are now scattered throughout the world as representatives of Bangladesh. The top 10 public universities in Bangladesh are:

University of Dhaka

commonly known as the “Oxford of the East”, Dhaka University has never failed to constantly produce artists, writers, political thinkers, philosophers, businessmen, engineers, and whatnot. This has always been considered as the highest educational ground in Bangladesh and still is. Bangladesh’s very own liberation war and the Language Movement have close ties with Dhaka University. Practically all other universities look up to this monolith of an institute.

Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET)

Indubitably the greatest institute for engineering in Bangladesh is BUET. It is one of the few institutes that ranks in the world university rankings. Besides engineering, this institute also offers the greatest Architecture program in Bangladesh. The environment of BUET is truly unique and in some way similar to Dhaka University in its creative and revolutionary zeal.

University of Rajshahi

The university has been ranked as the third-best institute for higher education in Bangladesh in the latest ranking. Rajshahi University has one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in all of Bangladesh. Rajshahi University now has the highest number of international papers published in Bangladesh. It has some internationally recognized professors, some of whom are even emeritus professors.

University of Chittagong

The university is located outside of the city, in a hilly area. In this third-largest university in the country, there are 24,000 students and about 1,000 teachers. There are 52 departments under 7 faculties in this university.

Jahangirnagar University

Located in Savar, Dhaka, and established in 1970, JU is a very desired place of study for higher education. The campus is huge and never sits idle. Besides study, there are lots of cultural and extracurricular organizations dedicated to advance the creativity of its students.

Bangladesh Agricultural University

Established in 1961, this university comprises the largest area of all universities in Bangladesh. Also, it’s the first agricultural institute of Bangladesh. The university is known throughout all of Asia for its diligent research. The campus is in Mymensingh.

Khulna University of Engineering and Technology

KUET is one of the leading engineering universities in Bangladesh. KUET is famous for its research and fantastic curriculum. Every year, graduates from KUET go for higher studies in different countries which makes KUET internationally credible.

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

SUST is a research-based university in Sylhet. SUST is the first science and technology established for specialized purposes in Bangladesh. Its Architecture, CSE and both Pure and Applied Physics department are highly acclaimed. It has more than 15,000 students and 1,500 academics. The campus is very beautiful and promotes a liberal atmosphere.

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology

Situated in Raozan, Chittagong, this university is known for its wonderful natural campus in the hilly areas of Chittagong. The university is known for its very well-structured classrooms and facilities. Its research is world-known. Not only for study but the students also enjoy being in different student organizations which help them grow as fine individuals ready to take any challenge.

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology

RUET is one of the most prestigious engineering institutes in Bangladesh. It is situated in the “city of education” Rajshahi, which offers the students to study in a very calm and serene environment. The students are always engaged in different activities outside of education which add to their skills.

These public universities don’t come easy for students. The admission process is harder than both SSC and HSC examinations combined. If the candidates don’t secure a GPA of 5.00 in both SSC and HSC, they can’t even sit for the entrance examinations of the engineering institute.

Top 10 Private University Ranking in Bangladesh

Besides public universities, Bangladesh has countless private universities and the number is growing on a monthly basis. Most of these private institutes are in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Top 10 private universities in Bangladesh are:

  • BRAC University
  • Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)
  • North-South University (NSU)
  • East-West University (EWU)
  • Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST)
  • United International University (UIU)
  • Daffodil International University
  • University of Asia Pacific (UAP)
  • American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)
  • Green University of Bangladesh


Only the engineering universities require GPA 5.00 in both SSC and HSC examinations. Otherwise, the general public universities don’t require GPA 5.00. But a minimum GPA of 4.00 is highly recommended in both the board examinations.

The public universities in Bangladesh have a long reputation for quality education. However, private universities don’t lag behind in terms of quality of education. In fact, some private universities offer better facilities for their students than the public universities. What private universities lack is the enormous campuses that all the public universities have.

Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) and Dhaka University have the toughest entrance exam in all of Bangladesh. You can’t even sit for the entrance exam at BUET if you haven’t got GPA 5.00 in both SSC and HSC.

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