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Rajshahi University (RU)

Rajshahi University (RU)
Motihar, Rajshahi 6205
Establish Year: 1953

Permanent Address : Motihar , Rajshahi City Corporation , Rajshahi
Main Campus Address : Motihar , Rajshahi city corporation , Rajshahi
Phone : 4001,750783
Fax : (0721)750064
Website : www.ru.ac.bd
VC's Name : Professor Dr. M Abdus Sobhan
VC's Address : Vice-Chancellor, Rajshahi University , Rajshahi
Registrar's Name : Professor M A Bari
Registrar's Address : Registrar (In Charge), Rajshahi University , Rajshahi
Registrar's Email : rajucc@citechco.net
Treasurer’s Name : Professor M. Abdur Rahman
Treasurer’s Address : Treasurer, Rajshahi University , Rajshahi
Number of Students

Male Students: 19133

Female Students: 7776

Total Students: 26909
Hall/Hostel/Dormitory Facility

Male Hostel Facility: 4924

Female Hostel Facility: 2806
Number of Teachers

Full Time Teachers: 1032

Part Time Teachers: 0

Total Teachers: 1032

* This University has 510 PhD Holder Teachers.



Rajshahi University (RU) offers
Bachelor Programs
UGC approved and currently offered 50 Subjects
Masters Programs
UGC approved and currently offered 51 Subjects
PhD/MPhil Programs
UGC approved and currently offered 50 Subjects

History of The University of Rajshahi

University of Rajshahi being the second largest University in Bangladesh is the highest seat of learning in the Northern region of the country. The necessity of a University in the Northern part of ers while East Pakistan was felt immediately after the creation of Pakistan. These areas were comparatively lagging behind in higher education and the University of Dhaka then only of its kind in the country, being situated in the capital was not very easily accessible to the students of this part. Following a popular demand for a University in this region, the government prepared a feasibility report and Rajshahi was found suitable for establishing the same. Rajshahi University act 1953 (East Bengal Act XV of 1953) was passed by the East Pakistan provincial assembly on March 31, 1953. The assent of the then Governor to establish a University at Rajshahi was first published in the Dhaka Gazette. Extraordinary dated 16th June 1951 and consequently the University started functioning. "Bara Kuthi", 18th century's Dutch trading house was made the administration building. Dr. Itrat Hossain Zeberi was the first Vice-Chancellor of the University. Its normal academic activities began in 1954. During the early days of inception classes were held at Rajshahi Government College. In 1961 the University moved to its present campus.
 
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