Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka. It is Bangladesh's oldest university. The institution originally opened its doors to students on July 1, 1921. With 37,018 students and 1,992 faculty members, Bangladesh's largest public research university. Asia week named it one of the top 100 universities in the region. Nawab Bahadur Sir Khwaja Salimullah, who was instrumental in the founding of Dhaka University, gave 600 acres of his estate for this purpose. It has made important contributions to Bangladesh's modern history. It became the focal centre of progressive and democratic activities in Pakistan after India's partition. Its students and faculty were instrumental in the growth of Bengali nationalism and Bangladesh's independence in 1971. Muhammad Yunus (Pioneer literature, Theatre & Cultural Doyen; who was both an early student and teacher of DU), Muhammad Shahidullah (educator, philologist, and linguist), Serajul Islam Choudhury (country's leading public intellectual and writer), Rehman Sobhan (social democratic economist), Mohammad Ataul Karim (physicist), Abul Fateh (one of the country's leading public intellectual (the founding father of Bangladesh). It has ties to Satyendra Nath Bose, Vijayaraghavan, and Kazi Nazrul Islam, among others.
University of Dhaka Ranking
The University of Dhaka was named to QS World University Rankings' list of "Top World Universities" in 2011–12. DU was ranked 551st out of over 30,000 universities worldwide. QS World University Rankings (previously Times Higher Education–QS World University Rankings) placed the University of Dhaka 701 in 2014–15. Times Higher Education, in collaboration with Elsevier, placed the university 654th out of 800 internationally renowned universities in 2015–16. QS World University Rankings announced its 2015 edition of World University Rankings for 2015/16 in September 2015, ranking DU 126th in Asia and 701–750th globally. The University of Dhaka is ranked 1001+ among the world's universities in the Times Higher Education 2018 Global University Ranking.
Asian level rankings
In 2016-17 Dhaka's University of Dhaka has been listed at 109 by QS Asian University Rankings in Asia. Times Higher Education placed Dhaka's University of Dhaka 191-200 in its 2016. Asia University ranking.In one of the top Asian (and Australian) universities ranking, AsiaWeek ranked the University of Dhaka 37th in 1999 and 64th (overall and multi-disciplinary category) out of 77 institutions in the year 2000.The University was ranked higher in student selection (23rd); however, it was ranked lower in rankings in the Academic Reputation (74th) Faculty resources (59th) and researching (65th) in addition to financial resources (74) categories. According on the subject-specific ranking of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 - English Language & Literature, there were only 2 South Asian universities, including the University of Dhaka (ranking 251-300) and the University of Dhaka (ranked 251-300) was included on the list of.
University of Dhaka Student life
The University of Dhaka is a sports center and also organizes extracurricular and leisure activities. The office Director of Physical Education offers three kinds of programmes:
- Obligatory Physical Education
- Course in coaching of major games and sports, as well as
- Extramural and intramural programs.
University of Dhaka ground is the official stadium of the University of Dhaka. It is home to many inter-collegiate sporting events at the inter-city and national levels.
University of Dhaka services
The Medical Center of the University of Dhaka close to the Science Annex Building, offers the medical facility for free and exams for pathological issues to students staff, teachers, and parents of instructors and employees. The center is open 24/7 7 days a week and has 30 doctors working shifts. The center houses an the eye department, an X-ray section and two ambulances.
The University Library, housed in three distinct buildings, is one of the biggest libraries in Bangladesh. The library has an extensive collection of over 67,000 volumes, which includes bound periodicals. Additionally, it houses an extensive collection of more than thirty thousand manuscripts in different languages, as well as a vast collection of microfilms and microfiche and CDs. It is a subscriber to more than 300 different foreign journals.The Dhaka University Library comprises three buildings: the administrative building as well as its main library in addition to the library for sciences. The administrative building is home to administrative offices and a book acquisition section and a book processing section as well as a reprographic area, the bookbinding section and a manuscript section and the seminars section.Besides there is the Faculty of Business Studies of the university, it also has an E-Library that is the biggest in Asia of its type. The advanced E-Library is linked to 35 world-class publications and libraries across the world. Students, teachers as well as researchers are able to access all the journals, books, research papers and research articles of these renowned libraries, including Dhaka University, Oxford University along with the Cambridge University libraries, by making use of the E-Library facilities.This E-library was created in conjunction together with Robi Axiata Limited in August 2015. It is capable of accommodating around 1400 students at a time. The library of 12,000 square feet comprises three areas that include a computer area, a quiet zone and a discussion area. Around 7,000 students and 208 faculty members are directly benefiting by the library
University of Dhaka History
When Dhaka University was established, nearby were the old buildings that were Dhaka College affiliated to the University of Calcutta. In 1873, the college was moved into Bahadur Shah Park. Later, it was moved to Curzon Hall, which was to be the first institution of the university. The institution of the school was in compensation for the cancellation from the 1905 Partition of Bengal. The partition had established the Muslim majority of Eastern Bengal and Assam as an independent province, with Dhaka as the capital. All India Muslim League was recently established in Dhaka and a large majority of its members supported the move. However, the partition was dissolved in 1911 because of the ferocious opposition from the Indian National Congress and Bengali Hindus. In deep pain over the decision to annul the Bengal partition in 1911, the Muslim delegation headed by Nawab Khwaja Salimullah Bhadur, the at the time Nawab Dhaka called for a university to be established in Dhaka. To please the majority Muslim people in East Bengal, Lord Curzon accepted the request and announced that a university to be an academic center would be set up in Dhaka. Nawab Sir Salimullah who was a pioneer in establishing the university at Dhaka and who gave 600 acres his land to serve the purpose.In 1913, the public's opinion was sought prior to the plan was finally given its form. Secretary of State endorsed the plan on December 19, 1913. The first vice-chancellor of the university, Dr. Philip Joseph Hartog, formerly academic registrar of the University of London for 17 years was appointed. Established in 1921 under the Dacca University Act 1920 of the Indian Legislative Council, it is modelled after British universities. Lord Ronaldshay, Governor of Bengal between 1917 and 1922, was its first chancellor. He appointed Nawaab Syed Shamsul Huda as a permanent member of the university. Based on Huda's advice Lord Ronaldshay named Ahmad Fazlur Rahman as a provost.