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Last Updated on May 27, 2021 by Aminul Haque Shahin

UGC stands for University Grants Commission. The UGC is the apex body of all the associated public, private, and international universities of Bangladesh. It provides fund for “Government Funded Universities” of Bangladesh. Its mission is to ensure the excellence of higher education all over the country. Private universities must attain approval from UGC before they operate. UGC was intended to maintain the self-directed nature of the universities. The fundamental principle is that the Government should not deal directly with the universities, either individually or cooperatively; instead, it should deal with the UGC, which, in turn, deals directly with the universities.

History of University Grants Commission Bangladesh

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh was established on 16 December 1972. It was created according to the Presidential Order (P.O. No 10 of 1973) of the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The core mission of UGC is to accomplish excellence in higher education comparable to global standards and establish a mechanism for the students to choose the organization of their choice for excellence in learning, teaching, and research.

Administrative Structure of the University Grants Commission

The University Grants Commission of Bangladesh consists of the following members:

  • Chairman
  • Full-time members: 5 
  • Part-time members: 6 
  • Vice-Chancellors: 2 (by rotation)
  • Professors of Universities: 3 (from the universities Vice-Chancellors of which are not members)
  • Government nominees: 3 (Secretary, Minister of education, a member of the Planning Commission)
  • A representative of the Ministry of Finance: 1 (not below the rank of a secretary)

University Grants Commission Approved Private University List of Bangladesh

According to University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, a total of 103 Private Universities are approved in Bangladesh as of January 2021. They are:

University NameWebsiteEstablished
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technologywww.aust.edu1995
Ahsania Mission University of Science and Technology 2018
American International University-Bangladeshwww.aiub.edu1995
Anwer Khan Modern University 2016
Army University of Engineering and Technology (BAUET)www.bauet.ac.bd2015
ASA University Bangladeshwww.asaub.edu.bd2006
Asian University of Bangladeshwww.aub.edu.bd1996
Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technologywww.adust.edu.bd2004
Bandarban University 2018
Bangladesh Army International University of Science & Technologywww.baiust.edu.bd2015
Bangladesh Army University of Science and Technologywww.baust.edu.bd2015
Bangladesh Islami Universitywww.biu.ac.bd2005
Bangladesh Universitywww.bu.edu.bd2001
Bangladesh University of Business & Technologywww.bubt.ac.bd2003
Bangladesh University of Health Scienceswww.buhs.ac.bd2012
BGC Trust University Bangladeshwww.bgctub-edu.net2001
BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology(BUFT)www.buft.edu.bd2012
BRAC Universitywww.bracu.ac.bd2001
Britannia University 2012
Canadian University of Bangladeshwww.cub.edu.bd2015
CCN University of Science & Technologywww.ccnust.edu.bd2014
Central University of Science and Technology 2016
Central Women’s Universitywww.cwu.edu.bd1993
Chittagong Independent Universitywww.ciu.edu.bd2013
City Universitywww.cityuniversity.edu.bd2002
Cox’s Bazar International Universitywww.cbiu.ac.bd2013
Daffodil International Universitywww.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd2002
Dhaka International Universitywww.diu.ac2000
East Delta Universitywww.eastdelta.edu.bd2006
 East West University www.ewubd.edu1996
Eastern Universitywww.easternuni.edu.bd2003
European University of Bangladeshwww.eub.edu.bd2012
Exim Bank Agricultural University, Bangladeshwww.ebaub.edu.bd2012
Fareast International Universitywww.fiu.edu.bd2013
Feni Universitywww.feniuniversity.edu.bd2012
First Capital University of Bangladeshwww.fcub.edu.bd2012
German University Bangladeshwww.gub.edu.bd2013
Global University Bangladeshwww.globaluniversity.edu.bd2015
Gono Bishwabidyalaywww.gonouniversity.edu.bd1996
Green University of Bangladeshwww.green.edu.bd2003
Hamdard University Bangladeshwww.hamdarduniversity.edu.bd2012
IBAIS Universitywww.ibaisuniv.edu.bd2002
Independent University, Bangladeshwww.iub.edu.bd1993
International Islamic University Chittagongwww.iiuc.ac.bd1995
International Standard University 2018
International University of Business Agriculture & Technologywww.iubat.edu1993
Ishakha International University, Bangladeshwww.ishakha.edu.bd2012
Khulna Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah University 2018
Khwaja Yunus Ali Universitywww.kyau.edu.bd2012
Leading Universitywww.lus.ac.bd2001
Manarat International Universitywww.manarat.ac.bd2001
Metropolitan Universitywww.metrouni.edu.bd2003
N.P.I University of Bangladeshwww.npiub.edu.bd2015
North Bengal International Universitywww.nbiu.edu.bd2013
North East University Bangladeshwww.neub.edu.bd2012
North South Universitywww.northsouth.edu1992
North Western Universitywww.nwu.edu.bd2012
Northern University Bangladeshwww.nub.ac.bd2002
Northern University of Business & Technology, Khulnawww.nubtkhulna.ac.bd2015
Notre Dame University Bangladeshwww.ndub.edu.bd2013
Port City International Universitywww.portcity.edu.bd2012
Premier Universitywww.puc.ac.bd2001
Presidency Universitywww.presidency.edu.bd2003
Prime Universitywww.primeuniversity.edu.bd2002
Primeasia Universitywww.primeasia.edu.bd2003
Pundra University of Science & Technologywww.pundrouniversity.edu.bd2002
Queens University 1996
Rabindra Maitree University, Kushtia 2015
Rajshahi Science & Technology Universitywww.rstu.edu.bd2013
Ranada Prasad Shaha Universitywww.rpsu.edu.bd2013
Royal University of Dhakawww.royal.edu.bd2003
Rupayan A.K.M Shamsuzzoha University 2016
Shah Makhdum Management University, Rajshahi 2018
Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technologywww.smuct.edu.bd2003
Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Universitywww.sfmuniversity.org2013
Sonargaon Universitywww.su.edu.bd2012
Southeast Universitywww.seu.ac.bd2002
Southern University Bangladeshwww.southern.edu.bd2002
Stamford University Bangladesh www.stamforduniversity.edu.bd2002
State University of Bangladeshwww.sub.edu.bd2002
Sylhet International Universitywww.siu.edu.bd2001
Tagore University of Creative Arts, 2016
The International University of Scholarswww.ius.edu.bd2015
The Millennium Universitywww.themillenniumuniversity.edu.bd2003
The People’s University of Bangladeshwww.pub.ac.bd1996
University of Asia Pacificwww.uap-bd.edu1996
The University of Comilla  
Times University, Bangladeshwww.times.ac.bd2013
Trust University 2018
United International Universitywww.uiu.ac.bd2003
University of Creative Technology, Chittagong 2015
University of Development Alternativewww.uoda.edu.bd2001
University of Global Villagewww.ugv.edu.bd2016
University of Information Technology & Scienceswww.uits.edu.bd2003
University of Liberal Arts Bangladeshwww.ulab.edu.bd2003
University of Science & Technology Chittagongwww.ustc.edu.bd1992
University of South Asiawww.southasia-uni.org2003
Uttara Universitywww.uttarauniversity.edu.bd2003
Varendra Universitywww.vu.edu.bd2012
Victoria University of Bangladeshwww.vub.edu.bd2003
World University of Bangladeshwww.wub.edu.bd2003
Z.H Sikder University of Science & Technologywww.zhsust.edu.bd2012
Z.N.R.F. University of Management Sciences 2018

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  1. i want to do bachelor of business administration in The university of comilla.is that university approved by UGC? could i go to do my bachelor there??

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