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University of Chittagong
চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
University of Chittagong logo.svg
Seal of the University of Chittagong
Other name
Chittagong University
Type Public, Coeducational
Established 18 November 1966
Chancellor President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury
Academic staff
Administrative staff
311 (Male 277, Female 34)[1]
Students 24,283
(Male 15,598, Female 8,685)[1]
Location Hathazari Upazila, Chittagong District, Bangladesh
22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.469928°N 91.790405°E / 22.469928; 91.790405Coordinates: 22°28′12″N 91°47′25″E / 22.469928°N 91.790405°E / 22.469928; 91.790405
Campus Rural, 2,100 acres (8.5 km2)
Nickname CU (চবি)
Affiliations University Grants Commission
Association of Commonwealth Universities
University of Chittagong wordmark logo.svg

The University of Chittagong (Chittagong University, Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, CU in short) is a public, multidisciplinary university located in Hathazari Upazila, Chittagong District, Bangladesh. The university was established in 1966.[2] It has approximately 22,000 students and 750 faculty members.[3]

University of Chittagong at a glance
Inauguration 1966-11-18
Location Fatehpur Union, Hathazari Upazila, Chittagong District, Bangladesh
22 kilometre from Chittagong city
Area 1,754-acre (7.10 km2)
Academic Faculties 7
Academic Departments 52
Research Centers 5
Affiliated Institutes 6
Affiliated Colleges 9
Degrees Awarded
Undergrad BA, MA, BEd, BSc, MSc, MS, BBA, MBA, LLB, LLM, MEd, BSS, MSS, M.B.B.S. B.U.M.S
Postgrad M.Phil., PhD, M.D., M.P.H
Hall 10
Types Male:6, Female:3, Coed:1
Teaching Staff 726
Other Staff Officer:296, 3rd Class Staff:478, 4th Class Staff:1180


University of Chittagong is located in Fatehpur Union, Hathazari Upazila about 22 kilometres north[1] of the Chittagong city around 1753.88 acres of hilly and flat land.[4]


Chittagong University in 1970.

Chittagong University was founded on 3 December 1965 by Fazlul Qadir Chaudhry in Chittagong City.[5] He was one of the main facilitators for the demand of the university.[4]

The university opened on 18 November 1966 with Master of Arts program classes for 200 students in the Departments of Bengali, English, History, and Economics. The Departments of Medicine, Engineering, Law, Forestry, Marine Science and Education were later incorporated as separate departments in colleges outside the university.[6]

List of Vice-Chancellors

Following is the complete list of the Vice-chancellors.[7]

  1. A R Mallick (01.10.1966 to 31 January 1972)
  2. U. N. Siddiqui (Acting V.C.) (21 April 1971 to 30 January 1972)
  3. M Innas Ali (01.02.1972 to 18 April 1973)
  4. Abul Fazal (19 April 1973 to 27 November 1975)
  5. Abdul Karim (28 November 1975 to 18 April 1981)
  6. M. A. Aziz Khan (19 April 1981 to 18 April 1985)
  7. Mohammad Ali (19 April 1985 to 22 May 1988)
  8. Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin (23 May 1988 to 29 December 1991)
  9. Rafiqul Islam Chowdhury (30 December 1991 to 6 November 1996)
  10. Abdul Mannan (06.11.1996 to 13 February 2001)
  11. Md. Fazle Hossain (14 February 2001 to 2 February 2002)
  12. A. J. M. Nuruddin Chowdhury (2 February 2002 to 2 February 2006)
  13. Badiul Alam (8 February 2006 to 24 February 2009)
  14. Abu Yousuf (25 February 2009 to 28 November 2010)
  15. Md. Alauddin (Acting V.C.) (09.12.2010 to 14 June 2011)
  16. Anwarul Azim Arif (15 June 2011 to 14 June 2015)
  17. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury (15 June 2015 to present)


  • Institute of Law


Central Library

The Chittagong University Library is situated on the university campus, and since 1990, has been housed in its own building of 56,700 square feet. The library is managed by a 14-member Library Committee. The library collection consists of about 350,000 books and over 40,000 bound journals.[8]

Chittagong University Museum

The Chittagong University Museum was established on 14 June 1973. The museum started with a collection of artifacts from the History Department. It collected fossils from Nasirabad hills. The museum build up a collection of historical artifacts and painting.[9][10]


Residential halls

There are currently 12 residential halls at the University of Chittagong, out of which 7 are boy's halls and 3 are girl's halls with two Under construction.[1][4]

Monuments and sculptures

Notable people

Faculty members

  • Jamal Nazrul Islam, theoretical physicist and mathematician. Ex-Professor, Mathematics Department. Ex-Professor Emeritus and founding Director of Research Center for Mathematics and Physical Sciences (RCMPS).
  • Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, 2006 winner of Nobel Prize in peace. Former professor of Economics Department; initiated a microcredit program in the adjacent area of Jobra.
  • Abdul Mannan, Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Ex-Professor, Management Department.

Honorary doctorates


See also


  1. ^ a b c d e "University of Chittagong at a Glance". University of Chittagong. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chittagong University". (in Bengali). Hathazari: Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Faculty of the University of Chittagong". University of Chittagong. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Fayezul Azim (January 2003). "University of Chittagong". In Sirajul Islam; Amirul Islam Chowdhury (online). Banglapedia (Online). Bangladesh: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. ISBN 984-32-0576-6. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ Administrator. "List of Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Details of the University of Chittagong". University of Chittagong. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Vice-Chancellors". University of Chittagong. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Administrator. "About Central Library". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Hossain, Shamsul. "Chittagong University Museum". Banglapedia. Retrieved 2017-12-03. 
  10. ^ "Treasures of Chittagong University Museum". The Daily Star. 2016-07-17. Retrieved 2017-12-03. 
  11. ^ a b সাফাত জামিল শুভ (October 9, 2015). "চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় প্রাকৃতিক সৌন্দর্যের লীলাভূমি" (in Bengali). ournewsbd. Retrieved November 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ "University of Chittagong". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  13. ^ " – Online shopping in Bangladesh". Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  • "আলোকিত পঞ্চাশ বছর". Protidiner Sangbad. Written by Mamunur Rashid. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Society for Leadership Proliferation
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