Last Updated on August 19, 2019 by Aminul Haque Shahin

BarisalUniversity or simply BU is a public university in Bangladesh. The university issituated in Barisal which is a central district town in southern Bangladesh,having a long historical and cultural legacy. Officially accredited andrecognized by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, BU is a veryrenowned education institution in Bangladesh and the country’s 33rdpublic university. Barisal University offers courses and programs leading toofficially recognized higher education degrees such as an associate orfoundation degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees inseveral 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 themost popular public universities of Bangladesh, and it has been a pioneer inoffering higher education in Bangladesh. They maintain a high standard ofeducation, and it reflects on their ranking both country and worldwide.

  • Country Rank: 56
  • World Rank: 9471

Facultiesand Departments of BU

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

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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

Faculty of Bio-Sciences and Agriculture

  • Department of Soil andEnvironmental Sciences
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Coastal Studiesand Disaster Management
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of English
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of MassCommunication & Journalism
  • Department of History andCivilization

Faculty of Social Science

  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of PublicAdministration
  • Department of Sociology

Faculty of Business Studies

  • Department of Accounting andInformation System (AIS)
  • Department of Finance andBanking
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Management Studies

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Law

BarisalUniversity Admission Circular 2019 – 2020

BarisalUniversity admission circular for honors 1st year, session 2019-2020 has not published yet. All eligiblecandidates 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 BarisalUniversity. There are three admission units in BU.

Important Admission Timeline of BU

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  • Admission test began:
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Eligibility of BU Admission

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

Unit Wise Admission Requirement of BU

Each faculty hasan individual admission requirement. For each unit, BU stated minimalrequirements. Here are the details of the admission requirements.

KA unit (A-unit)

  • Minimum total GPA 7 with the4th subject from Science group in both SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent
  • Below GPA 3 is not acceptablein any SSC or HSC

KHA unit (B-unit)

  • Minimum total GPA 6 with the4th subject from Arts group in both SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent
  • Below GPA 3 is not acceptablein any SSC or HSC

GA unit (C-unit)

  • Minimum total GPA 6.5 with the4th subject from Commerce group in both SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent
  • Below GPA 3 is not acceptablein 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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