The 10 Best Public Universities in Bangladesh 2023

By Ana Maria | Updated on

All those universities are run by the government and receive financial support from the government; they are called government universities or public universities. Bangladesh has a large number of students who cannot afford higher education. The government has undertaken massive development to alleviate the suffering of those huge numbers of students and their parent’s in Bangladesh.

The government established the university with government funding to provide higher education. So the dream of all students is to study at a government university. Because there are many costs of private universities this cannot be borne by many students. At present, there are 48 government universities in Bangladesh.

Here the list of Top 10 Public Universities in BD:

01. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is the country’s top and the first university in the field of engineering and technical education. The university is located in the palashi area of Dhaka city. It was established in 1876. This s a small campus. The area of the campus is 6.75 acres.

If you want to get a job as soon as you complete your graduation and post-graduation then you should choose BUET University. But it offers only engineering degrees and the BUET admission test is the hardest among all of the universities. There are very low costs for this university. So, anyone get a chance to study here and complete their degree easily.

02. Dhaka University (DU)

The oldest university in Bangladesh is Dhaka University, in short it is called DU, it was established in 1921 according to the British Rule. DU started its journey with the motto of “The highest echelon of academic excellence”. It has a great specialty that is a special contribution to make Bangladesh Independent.

Dhaka University campus is the dream of all of the students. To be a student in DU, the fun is different. Everybody wants to get a chance here. However, the calculation of the admission war here is a different way. After a lot of sacrifice and sacrifice, you can become a student of Dhaka University. It is the largest government university in Bangladesh.

03. Khulna University of Science and Technology (KUET)

Khulna University of Science and Technology (KUET) is one of the best research facilities university in Bangladesh. According to their several researchable activities, KUET was published in several newspapers headlines in 2013.

Khulna University of Science and Technology was established in 1967 in Khulna City. It is a public, coeducational, engineering technological university. It was started its journey with the motto of “Oh Lord! Bestow me with knowledge”.

04. Jahangirnagar University (JU)

Jahangirnagar University (JU) is one of the only and full-fledged residential public universities in Bangladesh. It is located in the Savar area near Dhaka with an area of about 696.56 acres.

Although the university was established in 1970, it started its activities in 1982. The environment and biodiversity of the JU University are extremely amazing.

05. Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET)

The level 3rd engineering university in Bangladesh is CUET. It was established in 1968, in Raozan Upazila under Chittagong District. There are five faculties and seventeen academic departments. The number of present students of this university is 4500.

06. Rajshahi University (RU)

Second largest government university in Bangladesh is a Rajshahi University briefly known as RU was established in 1953, in Rajshahi city, to be established in what was then East Pakistan. The area of this university is 753 acres.

There are 59 departments into 10 faculties. There are 38,495 students of this university with undergraduate and postgraduates. It is also the largest government university in Bangladesh. There are six housing residential halls for women and eleven for men. The main campus of the university is located in Motihar that was far away in the river Padma.

07. Shahajalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)

The level 4th engineering university in Bangladesh is Shahajalal University of Science and Technology shortly known as SUST. It is the first university that achieves the American credit system.

It was established in 1986 in Sylhet city and also the most exalted university In Bangladesh. There are more than 10,000 numbers of students. The campus of SUST is the natural beauty.

08. Chittagong University (CU)

Chittagong University (CU) is the third-largest university amongst all of the universities in Bangladesh that was established in 1986 in Hathazari Upazila of Chittagong District. There is the largest campus size in CU in the country’s government university.

09. Bangladesh Agriculture University (BAU)

The name of the first agricultural university in Bangladesh Agriculture University briefly known as BAU was founded in 1961 Mymensingh city. It is a higher educational institute in the field of agriculture in Bangladesh that covers all branches of agronomy.

The main motive of this university is to development of skills about many agricultural things including agronomists, zoologists, and technologists with practical and theoretical knowledge.

10. Khulna University (KU)

Khulna University (KU) is one of the first political free universities amongst all of the government universities in Bangladesh. It is founded in 1991 in Gollamari, Khulna City. Primarily, it started its journey with 60 students in 4 subjects.

The environment of this university is fully politics unsanctioned. So, the students of KU University fully enjoyed to studing here. The educational activity of Khulna University started on November 25, 1991.