Jahangirnagar University

Welcome to Jahangirnagar University

Syeda Tasneem Rumy
Syeda Tasneem Rumy
Mar 12, 2010
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Jahangirnagar University (Bengali: à¦à¦¾à¦¹à¦¾à¦à§à¦à§à¦°à¦¨à¦à¦° বিশà§à¦¬à¦¬à¦¿à¦¦à§à¦¯à¦¾à¦²à¦¯à¦¼ JahaÅgirnôgor Bishshobiddalôe) is a public university of Bangladesh. It is the one and only residential university in the country.

Jahangirnagar University established as a residential public university in 1970 has now 27 departments and four institutes, with more than ten thousand students, and almost five hundred academics devoted to teaching and research. The sprawling picturesque campus is situated 30 kilometres from the capital Dhaka, well linked with a national highway. The first parliament of Independent Bangladesh granted the university its Charter in 1973 under which the university is being operated.

The university was established in 1970 by the government of Pakistan by the Jahangirnagar Muslim University Ordinance, 1970. During the first two years, it operated as a project.

Its first Vice-Chancellor took up office on September 24, 1970. The first group of students, a total of 150, was enrolled in four departments: Economics, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics. Its formal inauguration was delayed until January 12, 1971, when the university was formally launched by Rear Admiral S. M. Ahsan, the Chancellor. The university was formally launched on 12 January 1970.

In 2008 the university had a total of 7,000 students, 672 teachers, 206 staffs and 1,200 other employees.

The insignia of the university bears the national flower ‘white lily’ (Lilium condidu) with three petals bordered by strips of a traditional floral design with the name of the university in Bangla ensconcing in a semi-circle like a wreath of flowers.

Location and campus

The university stands on the west side of the Asian Highway, popularly known as the Dhaka-Aricha Road, and is only 32 kilometers away from the capital. Spread over a land area of 697.56 acres (2.8 km²), the campus lies between the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) and the Savar Cantonment, on the north of which is the National Monument (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho). The topography of the land, with its gentle rise and plains, is soothing to the eye. The bodies of water sprawling around the campus make an excellent habitat for the winter birds that flock there every year by the thousands, making bird-watching a favorite pastime for many visitors, students and staff. Jahangirnagar is the only residential university of Bangladesh. The beauty of this university campus attracts tourists. The university is completely residential, every student has an accommodation in one of the dormitories of the university.


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