Begum Rokeya Unversity
Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur is the only university in Rangpur divisional town. This university is the result of long days’ movement and demand of mass people of this area. This university was started in 2001 during the period of then Awami League Government in the name of ‘Rangpur Science and Technology University’. The then government laid the foundation stone of this university. Later a university in the name of ‘Rangpur University’ was established on 12th October in 2008 by the then Care- Taker Government on demand of all walks of people of Rangpur. Here, it needs to mention that Rangpur University was established on the land acquired by Awami league Government in 2001. Rangpur University was renamed as ‘Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur’ by the grand alliance government in 2009.
At present Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, BTFO, Grade-1 Professor of public administration department of Dhaka University is rendering service as fourth Vice-Chancellor of this university. Now there are twenty one departments under six faculties. Bangla, English, History & Archaeology departments under Faculty of Arts. Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Mass Communication & Journalism, and Public Administration departments under Faculty of Social Science. Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and Chemistry departments under Faculty of Science. Computer Science & Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication departments under Faculty of Engineering and Technology. Geography & Environmental Science and Disaster Management departments under Faculty of Life & Earth Science. Management Studies, Marketing, Accounting & Information Systems and Finance & Banking departments under Faculty of Business Studies.
Apart from these departments, an Institute in the name of “Doctor Wazed International Research and Training Institute” has been established as per the name of internationally renowned atomic scientist Dr. M A Wazed Miah. This institute will provide higher degrees, that is, M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees parallel to research work.
BRU and Eminence have signed a MoU to explore the scope in the field of education and research. The MoU includes the clauses of student exchange, internship opportunity for BRU students, research academy development, etc.