Barisal University History, World Ranking, Departments, Admission Info 2019

Last Updated on August 19, 2019 by Aminul Haque Shahin

Barisal University or simply BU is a public university in Bangladesh. The university is situated in Barisal which is a central district town in southern Bangladesh, having a long historical and cultural legacy. Officially accredited and recognized by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, BU is a very renowned education institution in Bangladesh and the country’s 33rd public university. Barisal University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as an associate or foundation degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

History of Barisal University (BU)

In 1973, the then-Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stated he wished to establish a university in Barisal. After three decades of a strong plea from the people of Barisal, the plan was passed in ECNEC on 20 November 2008. On 22 November 2011, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the construction of the university. The educational activities of this university started on 24 January 2012. The university campus covers an area of 50 acres including academic buildings, administration building, auditorium, library, computer center, workshop, research laboratories, halls of residence, teachers’ quarter, mosque, etc.

Ranking of Barisal University

BU is one of the most popular public universities of Bangladesh, and it has been a pioneer in offering higher education in Bangladesh. They maintain a high standard of education, and it reflects on their ranking both country and worldwide.

  • Country Rank: 56
  • World Rank: 9471

Faculties and Departments of BU

There are 6 faculties and 24 departments at Barisal University. Here are the details of all the departments:

Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Geology and Mining
  • Department of Statistics

Faculty of Bio-Sciences and Agriculture

  • Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Coastal Studies and Disaster Management
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of English
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Mass Communication & Journalism
  • Department of History and Civilization

Faculty of Social Science

  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Sociology

Faculty of Business Studies

  • Department of Accounting and Information System (AIS)
  • Department of Finance and Banking
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Management Studies

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Law

Barisal University Admission Circular 2019 – 2020

Barisal University admission circular for honors 1st year, session 2019-2020 has not published yet. All eligible candidates can apply for admission, and they have to sit for an admission test. Those who will pass the admission test successfully can be able to admit to Barisal University. There are three admission units in BU.

Important Admission Timeline of BU

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Eligibility of BU Admission

  • The student should pass SSC and HSC from any education Board
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 both in SSC and HSC
  • SSC Passing year at least 2016 or later and HSC passing year at least 2018

Unit Wise Admission Requirement of BU

Each faculty has an individual admission requirement. For each unit, BU stated minimal requirements. Here are the details of the admission requirements.

KA unit (A-unit)

  • Minimum total GPA 7 with the 4th subject from Science group in both SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent
  • Below GPA 3 is not acceptable in any SSC or HSC

KHA unit (B-unit)

  • Minimum total GPA 6 with the 4th subject from Arts group in both SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent
  • Below GPA 3 is not acceptable in any SSC or HSC

GA unit (C-unit)

  • Minimum total GPA 6.5 with the 4th subject from Commerce group in both SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent
  • Below GPA 3 is not acceptable in any SSC or HSC

Bottom Line

Barisal University is one of the top-ranking public universities in Bangladesh. With top-class facilities, world-class curriculum, and well-regarded faculty, the university draws in thousands of students every year both national and international.

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