University Grants Commission (UGC) Approved University List of Bangladesh 2021

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 Name Website Established
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology 1995
Ahsania Mission University of Science and Technology   2018
American International University-Bangladesh 1995
Anwer Khan Modern University   2016
Army University of Engineering and Technology (BAUET) 2015
ASA University Bangladesh 2006
Asian University of Bangladesh 1996
Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology 2004
Bandarban University   2018
Bangladesh Army International University of Science & Technology 2015
Bangladesh Army University of Science and Technology 2015
Bangladesh Islami University 2005
Bangladesh University 2001
Bangladesh University of Business & Technology 2003
Bangladesh University of Health Sciences 2012
BGC Trust University Bangladesh 2001
BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology(BUFT) 2012
BRAC University 2001
Britannia University   2012
Canadian University of Bangladesh 2015
CCN University of Science & Technology 2014
Central University of Science and Technology   2016
Central Women’s University 1993
Chittagong Independent University 2013
City University 2002
Cox’s Bazar International University 2013
Daffodil International University 2002
Dhaka International University 2000
East Delta University 2006
 East West University 1996
Eastern University 2003
European University of Bangladesh 2012
Exim Bank Agricultural University, Bangladesh 2012
Fareast International University 2013
Feni University 2012
First Capital University of Bangladesh 2012
German University Bangladesh 2013
Global University Bangladesh 2015
Gono Bishwabidyalay 1996
Green University of Bangladesh 2003
Hamdard University Bangladesh 2012
IBAIS University 2002
Independent University, Bangladesh 1993
International Islamic University Chittagong 1995
International Standard University   2018
International University of Business Agriculture & Technology 1993
Ishakha International University, Bangladesh 2012
Khulna Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah University   2018
Khwaja Yunus Ali University 2012
Leading University 2001
Manarat International University 2001
Metropolitan University 2003
N.P.I University of Bangladesh 2015
North Bengal International University 2013
North East University Bangladesh 2012
North South University 1992
North Western University 2012
Northern University Bangladesh 2002
Northern University of Business & Technology, Khulna 2015
Notre Dame University Bangladesh 2013
Port City International University 2012
Premier University 2001
Presidency University 2003
Prime University 2002
Primeasia University 2003
Pundra University of Science & Technology 2002
Queens University   1996
Rabindra Maitree University, Kushtia   2015
Rajshahi Science & Technology University 2013
Ranada Prasad Shaha University 2013
Royal University of Dhaka 2003
Rupayan A.K.M Shamsuzzoha University   2016
Shah Makhdum Management University, Rajshahi   2018
Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology 2003
Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib University 2013
Sonargaon University 2012
Southeast University 2002
Southern University Bangladesh 2002
Stamford University Bangladesh 2002
State University of Bangladesh 2002
Sylhet International University 2001
Tagore University of Creative Arts,   2016
The International University of Scholars 2015
The Millennium University 2003
The People’s University of Bangladesh 1996
University of Asia Pacific 1996
The University of Comilla    
Times University, Bangladesh 2013
Trust University   2018
United International University 2003
University of Creative Technology, Chittagong   2015
University of Development Alternative 2001
University of Global Village 2016
University of Information Technology & Sciences 2003
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh 2003
University of Science & Technology Chittagong 1992
University of South Asia 2003
Uttara University 2003
Varendra University 2012
Victoria University of Bangladesh 2003
World University of Bangladesh 2003
Z.H Sikder University of Science & Technology 2012
Z.N.R.F. University of Management Sciences   2018

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